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Reus ruled out of Germany qualifiers
Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Marco Reus has been ruled out of Germany's qualifiers against Poland and Scotland after breaking a toe in his left foot. The German Football Federation says Reus suffered the injury while playing for Dortmund against Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga on Sunday. Reus traveled Wednesday to meet his national teammates in Frankfurt, where the injury was diagnosed. Treatment will be carried out by Dortmund.
Sturridge to miss Old Trafford trip
Liverpool star Daniel Sturridge has been ruled out of the clash against Manchester United next weekend. The 26-year-old was hoping to make his comeback from injury against their league rivals, but can only return to first team training at the end of the week. This will not give him enough time to regain his full fitness having not featured for the Reds since April following a hip injury.
Afellay's ban reduced to two games
Stoke City midfielder Ibrahim Afellay has had his three-match ban for hitting out at West Brom's Craig Gardner reduced to two games. The 29-year-old Holland international was sent off last weekend when he reacted to Gardner touching him and slapped him in the face but Stoke appealed against the severity of his punishment. Afellay has started all four Premier League matches for Stoke after joining from Barcelona in the summer.
Higuain out of Argentina friendlies
Gonzalo Higuain will miss two Argentina friendlies this month in the United States due to a stomach virus. The Napoli forward will be sidelined along with Angel Di Maria, Pablo Zabaleta, Javier Pastore, Ezequiel Garay and Lucas Biglia for friendlies against Bolivia on September 4 in Houston, and against Mexico four days later in Arlington, Texas. Higuain will remain in Italy while he recovers from illness.
Juventus duo suspended
Juventus goalkeeper Rubinho received a two-match ban, while defender Patrice Evra is suspended for one game. Juventus had two men sent off as their dismal start to the Serie A season continued at Roma last weekend. The Italian champions, who lost their opening Serie A match at home to Udinese, went down 2-1 at the Stadio Olimpico and had Rubinho and Evra sent off in the final quarter.
Grosskreutz heads to Galatasaray but can't play
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Kevin Grosskreutz is heading to Galatasaray immediately even though he will not be able to play competitive football for his new club until the next transfer window in January. The planned transfer fell through when the necessary paperwork was not delivered in time for Monday's deadline. FIFA declined to approve a request for an exemption. However, Dortmund said the two clubs agreed that Grosskreutz would leave for Istanbul immediately, under the previously agreed conditions of the transfer.
Cleverley faces eight weeks out
Tom Cleverley faces a spell on the sidelines after damaging ankle ligaments, although his injury is not as serious as first feared. Teh Everton midfielder, who joined the club on a free transfer from Manchester United, was carried off on a stretcher late in the first half of Saturday's 0-0 EPL draw at Tottenham after a challenge by Eric Dier. Cleverley is expected to be out for between six and eight weeks as he recovers from the injury.
Gradel out for six months
Bournemouth forward Max Gradel is facing six months out after scans confirmed he has a ruptured cruciate knee ligament. The EPL club's summer signing from St-Etienne was injured during last weekend's 1-1 draw with Leicester, a game in which Tyrone Mings and Charlie Daniels were also taken off with knee problems. Defender Mings, Bournemouth's record signing from Ipswich Town, is expected to be out for up to three months, while left-back Daniels could be sidelined for a month. The injuries partly explain a busy deadline day for Bournemouth, who signed striker Glenn Murray from Crystal Palace and secured loan deals for Aston Villa left-back Joe Bennett and River Plate midfielder Tomas Andrade.
Dimitar Berbatov joins PAOK
Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov signed a one-year contract with twice Greek side PAOK in a bid to resurrect his career. The former Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur forward, who reportedly became the highest earner in the Greek league, was a free agent after he was released by Monaco in June. Berbatov is Bulgaria's all-time leading scorer with 48 goals but he quit the national team in 2010.
Benteke suffers thigh injury
Liverpool striker Christian Benteke picked up a thigh strain against West Ham and has now been ruled out of international duty with the Belgium national team. The 24-year-old will miss the fixture against Bosnia and is still a doubt for the following game against Cyprus, with manager Marc Wilmots not willing to risk him. Based on his recovery in the next few days, he may also be unavailable for the upcoming Premier League match against Manchester United on September 12. However, based on the results of his scans, he is expected to return to action in time for the clash as the knock has been deemed minor.
Giovinco blow for Italy
The Italian Football Federation announced on Monday that Sebastian Giovinco has had to withdraw from Italy's training camp because of the adductor injury that forced him to come out of Toronto FC's game this weekend. As a result, Giovinco will miss out on a chance to play for Italy in a pair of upcoming Euro Cup qualifiers against Malta and Bulgaria.
Everton sign Lennon
Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon, 28, has joined Everton on a three-year deal for a fee reportedly in the region of €6.2m. The former England international spent the second half of last season on loan at Goodison Park, scoring twice in 14 appearances for the Toffees. The move ends Lennon's ten-year affiliation with Tottenham.
Manager Roberto Martinez said: "We are delighted to welcome Aaron back to Everton. We know we are getting a player our fans know inside out. He had a major role in the second half of our season and we're looking forward to Aaron kicking on and continuing to enjoy his football, as well as being the productive player we know he can be."
Lescott signs for Aston Villa
Aston Villa have completed the signing of Joleon Lescott from West Brom. The 33-year-old defender has signed a two-year deal at Villa Park after spending just over 12 months with the Baggies. Lescott passed a medical on Tuesday and the move ends a long transfer chase for Villa, who wanted to sign him before his move to Albion last summer. Lescott made 39 appearances, scoring once, for West Brom after joining from Manchester City on a free transfer last summer.
Villa also completed the signing of 18-year-old goalkeeper Matija Sarkic from Anderlecht.
UEFA confirm De Gea will remain at United
UEFA have confirmed that David de Gea will definitely stay at Manchester United this season after his proposed move to Real Madrid collapsed. The goalkeeper was on the verge of a switch to the Bernabeu last night after the two clubs agreed a transfer. However, Madrid failed to submit the requisite paper work before deadline. The Spanish club lodged an appeal in an attempt to force De Gea's move through earlier today, but the European governing body has confirmed that the transfer will not be allowed to take place and the goalkeeper will remain at Old Trafford.
Martial completes Manchester United move
Manchester United have completed the signing of Anthony Martial from Monaco on an initial four-year deal. United will pay Monaco €49m for the 19-year-old forward, making him the most expensive teenager in football history.
United boss Louis van Gaal said: "Anthony is a naturally talented, young, multi-functional forward with great potential. We have been watching him for a while now and he has developed immensely during his time at AS Monaco." His arrival comes after United sold Javier Hernandez to Bayer Leverkusen, while Adnan Januzaj has secured a loan move to Borussia Dortmund. Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao have also left Old Trafford this summer.
Strasburg won't make next scheduled start
Stephen Strasburg won't make his next scheduled start for the Washington Nationals on Friday. Strasburg was limited to four innings by upper back tightness his last outing. The right-hander is scheduled to throw an extended bullpen session Thursday and manager Matt Williams said Strasburg would need at least two days after that before pitching.
Tanner Roark will be recalled from the minors to replace Strasburg against Atlanta. Roark's start was abbreviated to two innings at Double-A Harrisburg Monday so he would be available.
Feldman makes early exit with shoulder injury
Houston Astros starter Scott Feldman has left Tuesday's game against the Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park. He left due to shoulder discomfort in the fourth inning, visibly frustrated after having a 1.33 ERA in four spectacular August outings. Feldman returned from the disabled list on July 18 after missing almost two months following arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.
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Indiana re-sign Briann January
The Indiana Fever have signed point guard Briann January to a contract extension. Terms of the deal were not announced. January was Indiana's first-round draft pick in 2009 and has spent all seven seasons with the Fever. She's been part of six playoff teams, the 2012 WNBA title team and is averaging 8.0 points and 3.4 assists this season for a team in position to again make the playoffs.
football: latest transfers
|Sep 15||Anthony Martial to Manchester United||€ 49m|
|Sep 15||Ramiro Funes Mori to Everton||€ 13m|
|Sep 15||Michail Antonio to West Ham||€ 9.5m|
|Sep 15||Obbi Oulare to Watford||€ 8.2m|
|Sep 15||Glenn Murray to Bournemouth||€ 6.8m|
|Sep 15||Aaron Lennon to Everton||€ 6.2m|
|Sep 15||Nikica Jelavic to West Ham||€ 4m|
|Sep 15||Papy Djilobodji to Chelsea||€ 3.7m|
|Sep 15||Lucas Tousart to Lyon||€ 2.5m|
|Sep 15||Mickael Le Bihan to Nice||€ 1.5m|
|Sep 15||Joleon Lescott to Aston Villa||€ 1.4m|
|Sep 15||Lenny Nangis to Lille||€ 1m|
|Sep 15||Olivier Kemen to Lyon||€ 0.7m|
|Sep 15||Regan Poole to Manchester United||€ 0.2m|
|Sep 15||Tiago Ilori to Aston Villa|
|Sep 15||Matija Sarkic to Aston Villa|
|Sep 15||DeAndre Yedlin to Sunderland|
|Sep 15||Alex Song to West Ham|
|Sep 15||Victor Moses to West Ham|
|Sep 15||Nathan Dyer to Leicester|
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