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OLY--OLYMPICS RDP

RIO DE JANEIRO " This is goodbye for Michael Phelps. The most decorated athlete in Olympic history has one more race before retirement. His shot at a 28th medal comes Saturday night in the final slate of swimming at the Rio Games, where Usain Bolt thrilled the crowd at Olympic Stadium in his first appearance of the games and Rafael Nadal's bid for an unprecedented second Olympic singles gold medal ended with a thrilling loss to Juan Martin del Potro. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 770 words, photos. Will be updated.

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" OLY--RIO OLYMPICS-THE LATEST " Real-time updates throughout the day.

NEW/DEVELOPING:

OLY--GREEN WATER

RIO DE JANEIRO " Olympic officials gave up on cleaning the green-tinged water in one of the pools at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Center. Instead, they began draining it Saturday and planned to transfer nearly 1 million gallons of clear water from a nearby practice pool in time for the start of synchronized swimming. By Beth Harris and Paul Newberry. SENT: 900 words, photos.

OLY--BKO-US-WHAT'S GOING ON?

RIO DE JANEIRO " Something's wrong in Rio. The team that usually wins big is barely winning. An unheard of two straight close games for the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team has created a question that few dared consider just a few days ago: Is the best team in the world not good enough for gold? By Brian Mahoney. SENT: 790 words, photos.

OLY--BLAME IT ON RIO

RIO DE JANEIRO " Rows of empty seats, green water, controlled explosions, stray bullets, the killing of a young policeman in a favela, an attack on a media bus, spotty weather, lack of a Carnival atmosphere. Halfway through the Olympics, Rio de Janeiro is still struggling with problems that have underlined the challenges of taking the games away from their traditional territories, and made clear they may not go to untested regions again in the near future. By Stephen Wilson. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

OLY-GLF--MEN'S GOLF

RIO DE JANEIRO " Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson know what it's like to play next to each other on a big stage when it's all about flag and the gold prize. That was two years ago at the Ryder Cup, and they were undefeated as partners. They will be rivals Sunday, playing under their own flag, each pursuing golf's first Olympic gold medal since 1904. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 790 words, photos.

SOC--ENGLISH ROUNDUP

LONDON " Pep Guardiola's first match in charge of Manchester City ends with an unconvincing 2-1 win over Sunderland, just hours after the new English Premier League season got underway with a shock defeat for champion Leicester at Hull. By Trevor Huggins. SENT: 760 words, photos. With separates.

CRI--WEST INDIES-INDIA

GROS ISLET, St. Lucia " West Indies collapses on the final day as India wins the third test by 237 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four-match series. SENT: 300 words, photos.

OLYMPICS:

OLY--ATH-BOLT

RIO DE JANEIRO " Usain Bolt finally got his party started at the Olympics on Saturday. He put his finger to his lips to ask for quiet at the starting block, rubbed his closely shaved head, crouched down for the start, then grinded through an opening round in the 100 that was routine as making the bed. By Eddie Pells. SENT: 480 words, photos.

OLY--BKO-ARGENTINA-BRAZIL

RIO DE JANEIRO " Argentina's players locked arms and danced in a circle near mid-court. In the stands, their fans were just warming up. Beating Brazil, on its home court, is as good as it gets for Argentina. By Tom Withers. SENT: 720 words, photos.

OLY--GRADING THE GAMES

RIO DE JANEIRO " Olympic officials were full of praise when they awarded the Olympics to Rio seven years ago, never imagining such things as the Zika virus and green water in the pools. By Tim Dahlberg. SENT: 950 words, photos.

OLY--CYBERATTACKS

RIO DE JANEIRO " The International Olympic Committee is fending off massive cyberattacks during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. By Rob Harris. SENT: 340 words, photo.

OLY--RUSSIA-KLISHINA

RIO DE JANEIRO " The IAAF has banned the only Russian in Olympic track and field from competition and she is appealing the ruling. By James Ellingworth. SENT: 560 words, photo.

SOCCER:

SOC--MAN CITY-SUNDERLAND

MANCHESTER, England " Manchester City needs a late own-goal to beat Sunderland 2-1 as Pep Guardiola's management career in the Premier League gets off to a labored start. SENT: 520 words, photos.

SOC--HULL-LEICESTER

HULL, England " Leicester opens its title defense with a shock 2-1 loss to newly-promoted Hull on the first day of the Premier League season. SENT: 650 words, photos.

SOC--LINEKER-BET

LONDON " Former England striker Gary Lineker presented the start of Britain's best-known soccer show wearing only a pair of white shorts, after a bet he made last season about Leicester City's chances of winning the Premier League. SENT: 180 words.

SOC--FRENCH ROUNDUP

BORDEAUX, France " Bordeaux's attacking potential and defensive frailties were on display Saturday as Jocelyn Gourvennec's team won its French league opener with a 3-2 defeat of Saint-Etienne. SENT: 260 words.

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CRI--ENGLAND-PAKISTAN

LONDON " Yasir Shah's triple strike leaves England struggling to survive in the fourth test on 88-4 at stumps after Younis Khan's double century gave Pakistan a first-innings lead of 214 runs. SENT: 470 words, photos.

CRI--SRI LANKA-AUSTRALIA

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka " Sri Lanka starts the second day on 214-5 after a major scare in the third test against Australia on Saturday. By Krishan Francis. UPCOMING: 350 words by 1300 GMT. First copy at lunch.

GOLF:

GLF--US SENIOR OPEN

UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio " Miguel Angel Jimenez was back on top on a Saturday, this time in the U.S. Senior Open at difficult Scioto County Club. SENT: 600 words.

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