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SOC--WCUP-EUROPEAN QUALIFYING ROUNDUP

Germany makes a flying start to its mission to become the first country in more than 50 years to defend its World Cup title, and Adam Lallana pounces in the fifth minute of stoppage time to ensure Sam Allardyce has a winning start as England manager. By Rob Harris. SENT: 620 words, photos.

NEW/DEVELOPING:

TEN--US OPEN

NEW YORK " NEW YORK (AP) Rafael Nadal kept making a stand, kept coming back, kept showing he would not depart quietly from this U.S. Open. Facing a much younger, much-less-accomplished opponent, Nadal twice erased a set deficit. Then he staved off a trio of match points. By Howard Fendrich. SENT. 723 words.

WITH:

" TEN--US OPEN-THE LATEST. Real-time updates.

" TEN--US OPEN-CAUGHT TEXTING " Umpire warns US Open player for using cellphone during match. By Howard Fendrich. SENT: 340 words, photos.

" TEN--US OPEN-MONROE'S TUMBLE " Doubles player finishes match after scary fall into stands. By Rachel Cohen. SENT: 390 words, photos.

" TEN--US OPEN-WHAT TO WATCH. Lookahead to Monday. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 0400 GMT.

" TEN--US OPEN GLANCE.

CAR--F1-ITALIAN GP

MONZA, Italy " On top of the podium after winning the Italian Grand Prix, Nico Rosberg grabbed the microphone and launched into Italy's theme song from its 2006 World Cup soccer victory, encouraging the fans below to sing along to the White Stripes anthem. Talk about playing to the crowd. By Andrew Dampf. SENT: 760 words, photos.

WITH:

" CAR--F1-ITALIAN GP-FERRARI " Vettel promises brighter Ferrari future after Monza podium. By Daniella Matar. SENT: 580 words, photos.

CYC--SPANISH VUELTA

ARAMON FORMIGAL, Spain " A surprise attack by Alberto Contador helps Nairo Quintana boost his lead over Chris Froome to more than three minutes after the 15th stage of the Spanish Vuelta. SENT: 430 words.

CRI--ENGLAND-PAKISTAN

CARDIFF, Wales " Sarfraz Ahmed and Shoaib Malik share a 163-run partnership to give Pakistan a four-wicket victory in the fifth and final ODI and deny England a series sweep. SENT: 440 words, photos.

HKO--WORLD CUP-SHORT SUMMER

Joe Pavelski's holiday weekend is getting cut short. He's not alone. Most of the best hockey players are reporting to camp on Monday to prepare for the World Cup of Hockey. By Larry Lage. SENT: 570 words, photo.

FOOTBALL:

SOC--WCUP-EUROPEAN QUALIFYING-GROUP F

TRNAVA, Slovakia " Until Adam Lallana pounced in the fifth minute of stoppage time, Sam Allardyce was about to become the first England manager in 34 years to fail to win his opening game. Instead, Lallana's late goal against Slovakia showed Allardyce he just might gain the fortuitous breaks his predecessors haven't enjoyed. SENT: 600 words, photos.

SOC--ENGLAND-ROONEY

TRNAVA, Slovakia " Wayne Rooney has overtaken David Beckham to become England's most-capped outfield player. SENT: 130 words, photo.

SOC--WCUP-EUROPEAN QUALIFYING-GROUP C

OSLO, Norway " Thomas Mueller helps Germany to launch a confident start to its World Cup title defense Sunday with a 3-0 away win over Norway. SENT: 350 words, photos.

SOC--WCUP-EUROPEAN QUALIFYING-GROUP E

COPENHAGEN, Denmark " Christian Eriksen scores for Denmark to begin World Cup qualifying with a 1-0 win over Armenia, while Poland squanders a two-goal lead in a 2-2 draw with Kazakhstan. SENT: 230 words, photos.

SOC--PSG-MATUIDI

PARIS " Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi wanted to leave the French champion during the recent summer transfer window, but says his "wish wasn't granted" because the club blocked the move. SENT: 290 words.

GOLF:

GLF--DEUTSCHE BANK

NORTON, Massachusetts " Paul Casey finishes with a birdie and an eagle over the last three holes for a 5-under 66 and a three-shot lead going into the Labor Day finish at the Deutsche Bank Championship. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 690 words, photos.

GLF--EUROPEAN MASTERS

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland " Alex Noren of Sweden sinks a 20-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole to beat Scott Hend of Australia in a playoff for the European Masters title. By Graham Dunbar. SENT: 460 words, photos.

GLF--LPGA TOUR

CAMBRIDGE, Ontario " Caroline Masson breaks out of a star-filled pack to win the LPGA Manulife Classic for her first tour title. SENT: 572 words, photos.

GLF--PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS

CALGARY, Alberta " Paraguay's Carlos Franco rallies to win the Shaw Charity Classic at chilly Canyon Meadows for his first PGA Tour Champions victory. SENT: 130 words.

GLF--SYMETRA TOUR

SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota " Nelly Korda wins the Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge for her first Symetra Tour title. SENT: 370 words.

CRICKET:

CRI--SRI LANKA-AUSTRALIA

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka " Captain David Warner becomes the first Australian to hit a one-day international century in Sri Lanka as he leads his team to a five-wicket victory " with 42 balls remaining " and a 4-1 win in the series. SENT: 520 words, photos.

SWIMMING:

SWM--FINA-DOPING OFFICIALS RESIGN

LAUSANNE, Switzerland " After three top anti-doping advisers to FINA resigned in protest at their advice on Russian cases being ignored ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the world swimming body has expressed surprise at their walkout. SENT: 380 words.

AUTO RACING:

CAR--F1-OCON-FERRARI

PARIS " Formula One newcomer Esteban Ocon has spoken of his desire to drive for Ferrari in the future, saying it would fulfill a dream of emulating childhood idol Michael Schumacher. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 520 words, photos.

CAR-INDYCAR-WATKINS GLEN

WATKINS GLEN, New York " Scott Dixon was in a league of his own at Watkins Glen International. It's sort of becoming old hat. By John Kekis. SENT: 850 words, photos.

CAR--NASCAR-EARNHARDT'S FUTURE

DARLINGTON, South Carolina " Dale Earnhardt Jr. returned to Sprint Cup success after a concussion in 2012. He's betting he'll do it once more in 2017 and beyond. By Pete Iacobelli. SENT: 630 words, words.

OTHER STORIES:

" MOT--BRITISH GP " Vinales dominates at Silverstone for 1st Moto GP victory. SENT: 300 words, photos.

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