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OLY--SOC-MEN'S FINAL

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Brazil's trophy case is finally complete. The five-time World Cup champion won the only championship it was still missing on Saturday, defeating Germany 5-4 in a penalty shootout and winning a soccer gold medal for the first time. By Tales Azzoni. SENT. 380 words, photos. Will be updated.

WITH:

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

NEW/DEVELOPING:

OLY--ATH-WATCHING BOLT

RIO DE JANEIRO " It began in a rain-drenched 5,000-seat stadium on an island between Manhattan and Queens. Some Jamaican kid with the improbably awesome name of "Bolt" was in the Big Apple, not so much to announce his presence to the world, but to figure out who he was. By Eddie Pells. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

OLY--RATING RIO

RIO DE JANEIRO " Taking the Olympics to Rio de Janeiro was always considered a bit of a risk.

Now that South America's first games are drawing to a close, the question is: Did the gamble pay off? By Stephen Wilson. UPCOMING: 900 words by 0300 GMT, photos.

OLY--GLF--WOMEN'S GOLF

RIO DE JANEIRO " Inbee Park is taking a gold medal back to South Korea to show anyone who doubted whether she should play in the Olympics. And to anyone who questioned her place in women's golf. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 750 words, photos.

OLY--BKO-US-GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY

RIO DE JANEIRO " No gold, no glory. That's the way it is for the U.S. men's basketball team. There is no celebrating silver. By Brian Mahoney. SENT: words, photos.

SOC--ENGLISH ROUNDUP

MANCHESTER, England " The established order is fighting back in these early days of the English Premier League season " and there are some familiar names atop the scoring charts, too. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 650 words, photos. With separates on all seven games.

OLYMPICS:

OLY--BEST RIO MOMENTS

RIO DE JANEIRO " The Rio de Janeiro Olympics were not perfect. But there were moments " some great, some dreadful and some downright ugly " that will not, and should not, be forgotten. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 1,300 words, photos.

OLY--BKL-SPAIN-US

RIO DE JANEIRO " Geno Auriemma and Diana Taurasi shared a long, emotional embrace. Mission accomplished. The U.S. women's basketball team won a sixth consecutive Olympic gold medal in dominant fashion, routing Spain 101-72 on Saturday. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 940 words, photos.

OLY--ATH-TRACK AND FIELD

RIO DE JANEIRO With Usain Bolt done, the Americans try to crack 30 medals in the final day of track at Olympic Stadium. Allyson Felix could get career gold No. 6 in the women's 4x400 relay. Competitions include the men's 1,500- and 5,000-meter races and the women's 800 and high jump. Mo Farah of Britain is going for another gold in the 5,000. By National Writer Eddie Pells. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos

OLY--BOX-FINALS

RIO DE JANEIRO " Robeisy Ramirez and Shakur Stevenson are two of the top talents in the entire Olympic boxing tournament, and their bantamweight championship bout produced three rounds of tantalizing action. By Greg Beacham. SENT: 750 words, photos.

OLY--ATH-RELAY DEBACLE

RIO DE JANEIRO " It shouldn't be that hard. The Americans make it look that way. The latest U.S. debacle in the Olympic relays reaches its end point, when track officials reject the protest from the American team and upheld their disqualification from the 4x100-meter men's relay race. By Eddie Pells and Pat Graham. SENT: 760 words, photos.

OLY--DIV-MEN'S PLATFORM

RIO DE JANEIRO " Tom Daley thought he had the best shot at upsetting China in men's 10-meter platform diving. He won't get the chance. By Beth Harris. SENT: 460 words, photos.

OLY--GYM-RHYTHMIC ALL-AROUND

RIO DE JANEIRO " Russia's dominance in rhythmic gymnastics remains as strong as ever. Yana Kudryavtseva's dominance of the sport's big-time meets, however, is over. By Will Graves. SENT: 470 words, photos.

OLY--BLACK WOMEN ATHLETES

PHILADELPHIA " Andrea Lawful-Sanders has a ritual for cheering the black heroines of the Summer Olympics. By Errin Haines Whack. SENT: 880 words, photos.

OLY--CAN-GENDER EQUALITY

RIO DE JANEIRO " In the Olympics, women can paddle a kayak but not a canoe. Some men think it should stay that way. By Karl Ritter. SENT: 630 words, photos.

OLY--LOCHTE-GAS STATION TRANSLATOR

RIO DE JANEIRO " A man who helped translate conversations between Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, his teammates and armed security guards at a gas station says a gun wasn't pointed at them during the encounter. By Peter Prengaman. SENT: 420 words, photos.

OLY--FILTHY WATER

RIO DE JANEIRO " Rio de Janeiro's water remains filthy as the Olympics wrap up, even after a final push to clean up the water for the world's largest sporting event. By Stephen Wade. SENT: 860 words, photos.

SOCCER:

SOC--SPANISH ROUNDUP

BARCELONA, Spain " Luis Suarez scores a hat trick and Lionel Messi adds two more goals as Barcelona starts its Spanish league title defense in style by routing Real Betis 6-2. By Joseph Wilson. SENT: 660 words, photos.

SOC--LEICESTER-ARSENAL

LEICESTER, England " Leicester is still searching for the first win of its Premier League title defense after drawing 0-0 with Arsenal. SENT: 280 words, photos.

SOC--BURNLEY-LIVERPOOL

BURNLEY, England " Liverpool's defensive shortcomings are exposed in a 2-0 loss at promoted Burnley in the Premier League, puncturing the optimism generated from the team's opening-weekend win at Arsenal. SENT: 300 words, photos.

SOC--ITALIAN ROUNDUP

ROME " After becoming the most expensive transfer in Italian football history, Gonzalo Higuain quickly shows his value by coming off the bench to score the winner in Juventus' 2-1 victory over Fiorentina on the opening day of Serie A. By Andrew Dampf. SENT: 750 words, photos.

SOC--GERMAN ROUNDUP

BERLIN " Borussia Moenchengladbach and Schalke both overcome lower-league opposition to progress from the first round of the German Cup. By Ciaran Fahey. SENT: 380 words.

SOC--FRENCH ROUNDUP

PARIS " Forward Alassane Plea lives up to his new role as Nice beats Angers 1-0 to move level with Lyon at the top of the French league. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 400 words.

SOC--BRAVO-MAN CITY

BARCELONA, Spain " Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo's move to Manchester City is getting even closer. Sent: 100 words.

SOC--JAPAN ROUNDUP

SAITAMA, Japan " Substitute Kentaro Moriya sends Kawasaki Frontale back to the top of the J-League second-stage table, scoring the winner in a 2-1 victory at Urawa Reds. By Sean Carroll. SENT: 190 words.

TENNIS:

TEN--CINCINNATI

MASON, Ohio " Karolina Pliskova knows that a lot more than a trophy could be at stake in the finals at the Western & Southern Open. By Joe Kay. SENT: 380 words, photos.

TEN--BERDYCH-US OPEN,

CINCINNATI " Tomas Berdych pulled out of the U.S. Open on Saturday, saying he's been diagnosed with appendicitis and needs time to recover. By Joe Kay. SENT: 200 words, photos.

GOLF:

GLF--CZECH MASTERS

VYSOKY UJEZD, Czech Republic " Defending champion Thomas Pieters is by himself at the top of the Czech Masters leaderboard after shooting a 2-under 70 in the third round for a two-stroke lead. SENT: 350 words.

GLF--WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP

GREENSBORO, North Carolina " Si Woo Kim follows his tournament-record 10-under 60 with a third-round 64 to increase his lead to four strokes in the Wyndham Championship. SENT: 700 words, photos.

GLF--LEGENDS CHAMPIONSHIP

FRENCH LICK, Indiana " Defending champion Juli Inkster shoots a 4-under 68 for a share of the first-round lead in The Legends Championship with Becky Iverson and Trish Johnson. SENT: 220 words.

CYCLING:

CYC--SPANISH VUELTA

OURENSE, Spain " Chris Froome has a successful start to the Spanish Vuelta with Sky winning the team time trial as the grand tour gets underway. SENT: 240 words, photos.

CRICKET:

CRI--WEST INDIES-INDIA

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad " India looks increasingly unlikely to hold on to its top test ranking after the third day of its fourth test against West Indies was washed out Saturday " just like Friday " without a ball being played. SENT: 100 words, photos.

CRI--SOUTH AFRICA-NEW ZEALAND

DURBAN, South Africa " South Africa paceman Dale Steyn announces his return to the international game with two early wickets before rain wipes out the remainder of day two of the first test against New Zealand. SENT: 400 words

COLLEGE FOOTBALL:

FBC--NOTRE DAME-PLAYERS ARRESTED

INDIANAPOLIS " Notre Dame cornerback Devin Butler was jailed Saturday after a police officer said the player punched and slammed him to the ground outside a bar, and five teammates were arrested in a separate incident when a trooper found marijuana and a loaded handgun inside their car during a traffic stop. By Rick Callahan. SENT: 520 words, photos.

RUGBY:

RGU--AUSTRALIA-NEW ZEALAND

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. SENT: 760 words, photos.

RGU--NEW ZEALAND-BUGGING

SYDNEY " New Zealand Rugby says a listening device was found in a room used for team meetings ahead of its Rugby Championship test against Australia and the matter has been referred to Australian police. SENT: 340 words.

RGU--SOUTH AFRICA-ARGENTINA

NELSPRUIT, South Africa " A late try from Warren Whiteley spares South Africa's blushes as it comes from behind to beat Argentina 30-23 in a frenetic Rugby Championship clash at the Mbombela Stadium. SENT: 510 words.

AUTO RACING:

CAR--RALLY-GERMANY

TRIER, Germany " World champion Sebastien Ogier seizes the lead from Volkswagen teammate Andreas Mikkelsen to move closer to his third Rally of Germany victory on the second day. SENT: 200 words.

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