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MANCHESTER, England -- John Stones became the second most expensive defender in football history on Tuesday, joining Manchester City for 47. Masahiro Tanaka Jersey .5 million pounds ($62 million) as the latest solution to the clubs defensive issues.Embarrassingly for City, the club was beaten to the announcement of its latest high-profile signing by UEFA, which listed Stones in the English teams squad for the Champions League playoff round about 45 minutes before City tweeted the center back had joined.Stones, who signed a six-year deal, is second behind David Luiz in the all-time list of the games most expensive defenders -- despite not being a regular at former club Everton last season. Luiz joined Paris Saint-Germain from Chelsea for 50 million pounds in 2014.City regards Stones as one of the best young defenders in Europe and was keen to make another expensive attempt to improve its back line, after spending an estimated 60 million pounds on Eliaquim Mangala and Nicolas Otamendi over the past two seasons. Neither of those players has looked assured, and City is still heavily reliant on injury-prone captain Vincent Kompany.I know it will be tough getting a place in this team, the 22-year-old Stones said, but Im determined to become the best player I can be and help us to success.Stones is Citys eighth signing under new coach Pep Guardiola, and his arrival took the clubs offseason spending to around $200 million.He is a tall defender with composure, a good technique and is comfortable on the ball -- Stones has been compared to former Man United and England center back Rio Ferdinand -- but has been criticized by some pundits for his languid style and he made mistakes at Everton last season.Stones was selected in Englands squad for this years European Championship but didnt make an appearance.We want to help John show his quality with us and improve on what he has already achieved, Guardiola said. I like the way he plays the game.Stones, who had a transfer request at Everton rejected last year following repeated bids by Chelsea, has been heavily linked with City since the end of last season. But he still hadnt officially joined City by the time UEFA listed Stones in the teams squad for the Champions League playoff round against Steaua Bucharest. The first leg is in Romania next Tuesday, before the return match on Aug. 24 in Manchester.UEFA required playoff-round clubs to submit a list of eligible players by 2200 GMT on Monday. Champions League rules let one more newly signed player be added to the list by 2200 GMT on the day before the first-leg match.Citys defense has struggled without Kompany, who has been injured for long spells in recent seasons and is currently sidelined with a groin problem. Guardiola may have decided he cannot rely on the Belgium international to be fit, choosing to bring in Stones to improve his options.Mangala, signed for a reported 42 million pounds in 2014, wasnt included in Citys squad for the Champions League fixtures, leaving his future at Etihad Stadium in the balance.City starts the Premier League season at home to Sunderland on Saturday.---AP Sports Writer Graham Dunbar in Geneva contributed to this report. Jacoby Ellsbury Yankees Jersey . MORITZ, Switzerland -- Fog prevented downhill racers from getting their Olympic dress rehearsal. Johnny Damon Jersey . Wall made the comment in a speech to a Regina business crowd that included Lesnar. The U.S. wrestler and retired mixed martial artist says he was visiting his brothers farm in Saskatchewan and decided he wanted to hear what the premier had to say. . Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek defeated Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (4) on the indoor hard-court at Belgrade Arena. The victory improved the Czech pairs impressive cup doubles record to 14-1. Batsman Jeet Raval, the lone new face in New Zealands 16-man squad for the tour of Africa, hopes to treat the opportunity as a learning ground to pitch for higher honours.Raval, a 27-year old left-hander, was picked ahead of Hamish Rutherford as the back-up opener for Tom Latham and Martin Guptill, after scoring 780 runs at 55.71 in the 2015-16 Plunket Shield, New Zealands first-class competition. He made 202 not out, 139, 90 and 147 in his last five matches.For me its about learning as much as I can and just be myself, he said after New Zealands first training session in Pretoria, where the team will be based for a week before flying to Zimbabwe for the first Test starting on July 28. The coaches have told me that Im here only because I love the game and that theres no need to change anything. So when I get the opportunity, Ill be ready to go.Raval, who admitted to being surprised at the call-up, said his induction into the national team had been enjoyable so far. He said it was very different to the culture shock he had to overcome when he migrated from India to New Zealand with his family as a 16-year old in 2004.Its a nice and relaxed environmeent. Don Larsen Jersey. All the boys have been welcoming, so Im really enjoying my time so far, he said. We moved to New Zealand with the family when I was 16 with mum and dad deciding we wanted a lifestyle change. At the start I completely hated it. It was a massive cultural change.I couldnt understand a word of what the teacher said on my first day of school at Avondale College because I couldnt speak English. I went home and started crying to my mum and said, Mum lets got back to India because I dont know whats going on here.But now, Ive found a new home here in Auckland for the last few years. Ive scored a few runs, and got a call from Gavin Larsen when I was playing club cricket in UK. I told my wife first, and then called my dad back home in New Zealand. He was over the moon. So I want to just enjoy this opportunity and be myself.New Zealand start their tour of Zimbabwe with a three-day warm-up fixture in Harare from July 22, before they move to Bulawayo for two Tests. They will then return to South Africa for two Tests. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '