Adriano to keep playing, returns to practice

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SAO PAULO (AP) -Former Brazil striker Adriano has returned to practice with Flamengo.

The 30-year-old Adriano showed up at the club and joined his teammates on Tuesday, a day after he received his third warning for missing a training session and said he had doubts about whether he wanted to keep playing football professionally.

Flamengo said the player has complied with the team's conditions, including one that requires him to receive psychological treatment. The club said Adriano will only receive his full salary if he stays on track from now on.

The talented striker's career has been marked by off-the-field problems and he hasn't played in more than six months because of surgery on his left Achilles.

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