RIO DE JANEIRO " Usain Bolt kneeled down and gave the track one final kiss, then flattened his hand, reached to the ground and slapped the white number "3'' painted at the finish line. Three Olympics, three races at each, three gold medals every time. He could have just as easily slapped the number "1." That would need no explanation. By Eddie Pells. SENT: 890 words, photos.
" OLY--RIO OLYMPICS-THE LATEST " Real-time updates throughout the day.
MANCHESTER, England " Leicester and Arsenal look to get their first points of the Premier League season when they meet in the game of the weekend, while Manchester City beats Stoke for its second straight win to open the new campaign. Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham are among the other teams in action. By Steve Douglas. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2000 GMT, photos. Plus separate reports on all seven games.
OLY--RIO OLYMPICS-WHAT TO WATCH
RIO DE JANEIRO " Day 15 of the Rio Games features medal action in track and field, soccer, basketball, golf, boxing, volleyball and more. SENT: 1,000 words, photo.
RIO DE JANEIRO " Brazil tries to win its elusive first gold medal in soccer when it plays Germany in the Olympic tournament final at the Maracana Stadium. By Tales Azzoni. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2230 GMT, photos.
RIO DE JANEIRO " Nothing easy. That pretty much sums up the Rio Games for the U.S. men's basketball team. They have been challenged and criticized while marching into Sunday's gold medal game after a string of single-digit wins, including a three-point victory against Serbia in the preliminary round. The Americans will have to take down the Serbs again to capture their third straight Olympic title. By Brian Mahoney. UPCOMING: 650 words by 2200 GMT, photos.
RIO DE JANEIRO " The U.S. women's basketball team will try for a sixth consecutive gold medal as it faces Spain on Saturday. By Doug Feinberg. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game is 1830 GMT.
RIO DE JANEIRO " The Paralympics will go ahead in Rio next month but organizers says deep budget cuts mean one venue will close down, facilities will be dismantled and the workforce will be reduced. By Rob Harris. SENT: 480 words, photo.
OLY--ATH-US RELAY DEBACLE
RIO DE JANEIRO " Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay and Mike Rodgers were almost through parading the American flag around the track celebrating a bronze medal of all things when their names flashed on the big board, along with two letters: "DQ." By Eddie Pells. SENT: 550 words, photos.
OURENSE, Spain " Title favorites Chris Froome, Alberto Contador and Nairo Quintana start the Spanish Vuelta with an opening stage 27.8-kilometer (17.2-mile) team time trial in Ourense. UPCOMING: 250 words by 2000 GMT.
SYDNEY " World champion New Zealand humiliates Australia 42-8 to open the Rugby Championship and extend the All Blacks' recent dominance over its Bledisloe Cup rival. By Keiran Smith. SENT: 560 words, photos.
" RGU--NEW ZEALAND-BUGGING " Listening device found in NZ team room, police notified. SENT: 230 words.
CRI--SOUTH AFRICA-NEW ZEALAND
DURBAN, South Africa " Dale Steyn marked his return to the international game with two early wickets to give South Africa a much-needed boost on the second morning of the first test against New Zealand at Kingsmead. Rain delayed play after lunch. SENT: 280 words
A trashed bathroom. Seized passports. Shifting accounts in TV interviews and social media posts. An encounter with the Brazilian criminal justice system. The saga of American swimmer Ryan Lochte and three teammates during the Rio Olympics has produced a head-spinning series of developments in Brazil and beyond. SENT: 520 words, photos.
RIO DE JANEIRO " To get by Spain again, the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team would have to win ugly, so unusual it's practically un-American. By Brian Mahoney. SENT: 800 words, photos.
RIO DE JANEIRO " Serbia had a late last look against the U.S. and missed. The Serbs are getting another shot, this time for gold. By Tom Withers. SENT: 770 words, photos.
RIO DE JANEIRO " It was viewed almost as a race for Olympic silver, and Japan won. By Jenna Fryer. SENT: 420 words, photos.
RIO DE JANEIRO " The United States heads into the final weekend of the Olympics with 27 medals in track and field, including 10 golds, and a legitimate shot to reach the coveted 30 mark. By Pat Graham SENT: 650 words, photos.
RIO DE JANEIRO " With her arms raised in victory, coach Silvia Neid ran onto the field to join the celebration of Germany's first Olympic gold medal " even jumping onto the players' dogpile. What a way to go out. By Anne M. Peterson. SENT: 800 words, photos.
RIO DE JANEIRO " With one last chance for a gold medal in what's probably her last Olympics, Vivian Cheruiyot turned to who else Usain Bolt for a pre-race pep talk. Guess what? It worked. By Gerald Imray. SENT: 660 words, photos.
RIO DE JANEIRO " There was rain and wind, bright sunshine and gloomy clouds. Even green water. For the first time since 1992, Olympic diving was held in an outdoor facility, exposed to whatever elements " both natural and man-made " got thrown its way. By Paul Newberry. SENT: 750 words, photos.
RIO DE JANEIRO " Britain was thoroughly outplayed, yet weathered everything the star-studded Netherlands team could muster to claim its first gold medal in women's field hockey. By Cliff Brunt. SENT: 530 words, photos.
RIO DE JANEIRO " Max Holt did a little bit of everything " at the net, digging balls from just off the floor, finishing points with big, leaping swings " as the United States pushed mighty Italy in a match that will surely become an Olympic volleyball classic. Italy won 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. By Janie McCauley. SENT: 630 words, photos.
BARCELONA, Spain " Barcelona opens its defense of the Spanish league title by hosting Real Betis, while Sevilla welcomes Espanyol and Villarreal visits Granada. By Joseph Wilson. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1815 GMT, photos.
ROME " Juventus kicks off its attempt at a record sixth consecutive Serie A title by hosting Fiorentina. First up, it's Udinese at title challenger Roma in the Italian league opener. By Andrew Dampf. UPCOMING: First copy by 1830 GMT. 500 words by 2100 GMT, photos.
BERLIN " Borussia Moenchengladbach, Schalke and Wolfsburg all face lower-league opposition in the first round of the German Cup. Also, Dynamo Dresden hosts Leipzig for what promises to be a highly charged Saxon derby. By Ciaran Fahey. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2300 GMT.
PARIS " Having secured a vital 2-1 away win against Villarreal in a Champions League playoff first-leg, Monaco looks to carry that confidence into the domestic league when it travels to play Nantes. By Jerome Pugmire. UPCOMING: 400 words by 2200 GMT.
LONDON " Christian Benteke has ended his disappointing spell at Liverpool by signing for rival Premier League club Crystal Palace. SENT: 90 words.
ST. PAUL, Minnesota " Minnesota United FC is moving up to Major League Soccer for the 2017 season and will play at TCF Bank Stadium until the team gets a new stadium of its own, league and team officials announced Friday evening. SENT: 340 words.
MASON, Ohio " Angelique Kerber has Serena Williams within arm's reach, and she's trying not to think about it. Kerber advanced to the Western & Southern Open semifinals Friday, staying on track to overtake Williams at No. 1. In the men's bracket, Andy Murray struggled with a stiff back and gritted out a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Bernard Tomic to reach the semifinals. By Joe Kay. SENT: 570 words, photos.
GREENSBORO, North Carolina " Si Woo Kim and Lucas Glover had putts for 59 on another low-scoring day in the Wyndham Championship on Friday. SENT: 670 words, photos.
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Michigan " Michigan sophomore Nick Carlson faces Australia's Curtis Luck in the U.S. Amateur semifinals in an unlikely hometown run at Oakland Hills. By Noah Triser. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2100 GMT, photos.
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad " A wet outfield helped to prevent any play on the second day of the fourth test between West Indies and India on Friday. And it looks like it could be the same on Saturday. UPCOMING: 130 words by 1700 GMT, photos.
TRIER, Germany " Andreas Mikkelsen of Norway aims to keep his slender lead over world champion Sebastien Ogier on the second day of the Rally of Germany. Saturday's nine stages feature a mix of country roads and the tricky tests through the Panzerplatte military area. 200 words. Expected by 2000 GMT.
CLEVELAND " Cleveland's Tyler Naquin hit a game-ending inside-the-park homer, sprinting around the bases to cap a two-run rally in the ninth inning that gave the Indians a 3-2 win against Toronto in Friday's clash of American League division leaders. SENT: 900 words, photos.
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