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Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Mane

Mane out for up to six weeks

LIVERPOOL, England (AP):

Liverpool says Sadio Mane could be out for six weeks after sustaining a hamstring injury on international duty with Senegal.

Mane was substituted in the 89th minute of Senegal's 2-0 win over Cape Verde in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday.

The winger could miss six Liverpool matches, starting with the visit of Manchester United to Anfield on Saturday, and also including a trip to Tottenham, as well as Champions League games home and away against Maribor.

Liverpool struggled without Mane midway through last season, when he was competing at the African Cup of Nations.

He has scored three goals in four Premier League games this season.

Robben retires from Dutch team

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP):

Arjen Robben, the wily winger who was a key player for the Netherlands during the last two World Cups, announced his retirement from the national team after scoring both goals in a victory over Sweden yesterday.

It was a bittersweet moment for the 33-year-old veteran, since the Dutch needed to score five more goals to qualify for the World Cup finals next year. "I wanted to show one more time all the things that I can do," he said.

And it was plenty over a Dutch international career spanning 14 years. He may be best remembered for the goal he didn't score, against Spain in the 2010 World Cup final, when Iker Casillas made an outstanding save to keep the Dutchman at bay. Spain won 1-0 in extra time.