RIO DE JANEIRO " Shaking to samba and expressing a sense of longing with uniquely Brazilian words, Olympians and fans said goodbye to the Rio Games with one last big bash that was both revelatory and a sigh of relief. By Peter Prengaman and Mauricio Savarese. SENT: 1,100 words, photos, video.
OLY--AFTER RIO-ASIA'S OLYMPICS
BEIJING " For the Olympics, it's so-long Rio, hello Asia. A look ahead to the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics and the 2022 Beijing Winter Games. By Christopher Bodeen. SENT: 1,500 words, photos.
OLY--TOKYO 2020-SUPER MARIO
TOKYO " Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's brief but showstopping gig at the Olympics closing ceremony as the Nintendo game character Super Mario offers a tantalizing glimpse at Tokyo's plans for the 2020 games. By Elaine Kurtenbach. SENT: 330 words, photos.
RIO DE JANEIRO " Mike Krzyzewski is heading out, Gregg Popovich is coming in and maybe LeBron James would even come back. It's a time of transition for both the U.S. Olympic team and international basketball and it starts, as usual, with the Americans on top. By Brian Mahoney. SENT: 770 words, photos.
A chartered Boeing 777 touches down at Sydney airport, delivering the California Golden Bears and team officials Down Under for their much-anticipated opening college football game of the season on Saturday against Hawaii. By Dennis Passa. SENT: 630 words, photos.
MIRADOR DE EZARO, Spain " 2014 world champion Michal Kwiatkowski wears the red leader's jersey during the Spanish Vuelta's third stage, a 170-kilometer (105.6-mile) route along the Atlantic coast finishing at the Mirador de Ezaro summit. UPCOMING: 250 words by 1600 GMT, photos.
BARCELONA, Spain " Valencia hosts Las Palmas while promoted Leganes visits Celta Vigo in the opening round of the Spanish league. By Joseph Wilson. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2200 GMT.
SOC--ENGLISH LEAGUE CUP
Deprived of European football, Liverpool and Chelsea are looking for domestic success this season. And that includes the English League Cup. By Andy Datson. UPCOMING: 300 words by 1500 GMT, photos.
BERLIN " Borussia Dortmund completes the first round of German Cup fixtures at fourth-tier side Eintracht Trier. By Ciaran Fahey. UPCOMING: 350 words. First copy by 2000 GMT.
WASHINGTON " D.C. United's Marcelo Sarvas and Patrick Mullins scored three minutes apart in the second half to rally the hosts to a 2-2 draw against New York in Major League Soccer on Sunday, moving into the playoff zone. SENT: 250 words.
RIO DE JANEIRO " The Brazilians closed out the Rio Games in style Sunday. So did the U.S. men's basketball team. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 660 words, photos.
RIO DE JANEIRO " Carmelo Anthony had one last thing to teach his young teammates. By Tom Withers. SENT: 680 words, photos.
NEW DELHI " P.V. Sindhu, the 21-year-old badminton player who won one of India's two medals at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, returned to her hometown in southern India to cheering crowds. SENT: 370 words, photos.
RIO DE JANEIRO " Police are blocking Ireland's top four Olympic executives from leaving Brazil as their ticket scalping investigation expanded with a raid on the team on the final day of the Rio de Janeiro Games. By Rob Harris. SENT: 400 words.
" AF--ETHIOPIA MARATHONER " Ethiopia says protesting marathoner to be welcomed as hero. By Elias Meseret. SENT: 300 words, photos.
GREENSBORO, North Carolina " Si Woo Kim had a productive week at the Wyndham Championship. He claimed one tournament record, a share of another " and, most importantly, his first PGA Tour trophy. By Joedy McCreary. SENT: 670 words, photos.
FRENCH LICK, Indiana " Trish Johnson beat Juli Inkster with a par on the sixth hole of a playoff Sunday in The Legends Championship. SENT: 170 words.
MILWAUKEE " Belgium's Laura Gonzalez Escallon won the PHC Classic by a stroke Sunday for her second Symetra Tour title, hitting an 85-yard wedge to a foot for a birdie on the final hole. SENT: 260 words.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad " No play appears likely on the final day of the fourth test " for the fourth straight day " as India looks set to lose its top test ranking. India must win the match against West Indies to keep its coveted top spot. UPCOMING: 130 words by 1500 GMT.
CRI--SOUTH AFRICA-NEW ZEALAND
DURBAN, South Africa " The first test between South Africa and New Zealand saw a second successive day pass without any play on Monday " despite an absence of rain. SENT: 120 words.
CLEVELAND " Cleveland's Jose Ramirez hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to lift the Indians to a 3-2 win against Toronto on Sunday, taking the series between the American League divisional leaders. SENT: 900 words, photos.
BRISTOL, Tennessee " Kevin Harvick wasn't worried about his poor qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway. In fact, starting 24th gave Harvick exactly what he wanted to win at Bristol Motor Speedway. By Pete Iacobelli. SENT: 730 words, photos.
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