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Alibaba isn’t afraid to invest its money in new projects — its most recent deal saw it shell out nearly $250 million for a stake in SingPost – but now the e-commerce giant is getting into sports, soccer to be precise, after buying a 50 percent share of China’s top team Guangzhou Evergrande. Xinhua reports that the investment is worth $192 million, and it will see Alibaba become “part owner” of the side which won China’s domestic league and last year’s Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League. It isn’t clear at this point why Alibaba is making the deal, though it may be inspired by…

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