WORLD SPORTS at 1330 GMT

TOP STORIES:

TEN--US OPEN

NEW YORK " The man who beat Rafael Nadal at the U.S. Open, Lucas Pouille, tries to reach his first Grand Slam semifinal, facing fellow Frenchman Gael Monfils, while defending champion Novak Djokovic gets a test at night against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 0000 GMT.

With:

" TEN--US OPEN-WOMEN. A recap of the women's quarterfinals: No. 2 Angelique Kerber vs. No. 7 Roberta Vinci, and Caroline Wozniacki vs. Anastasija Sevastova. By Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. First match starts at 1600 GMT; second at 2300 GMT.

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

SOC--WCUP-EUROPEAN QUALIFYING-GROUP A

PARIS " European Championship runner-up France begins its qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup with a trip to play Belarus, which beat France 1-0 six years ago in their opening game of Euro 2012 qualifying. Elsewhere in Group A, Euro 2016 flop Sweden hosts Netherlands " which failed to qualify for the last Euro " and Bulgaria takes on Luxembourg. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 2100 GMT.

SOC--FIFA-2026 WORLD CUP

GENEVA " FIFA President Gianni Infantino is open to a 40-team World Cup in 2026, with several countries serving as co-hosts. CONCACAF is favored to host for the first time since 1994. SENT: 290 words, photos.

SOC--EUROPEAN CLUBS-CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

GENEVA " European clubs leader Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says talks are planned with UEFA that should block a breakaway Super League until 2024. By Graham Dunbar. SENT: 130 words, photos.

GLF--RORY'S STATEMENT

NORTON, Massachusetts " As good as he is, Rory McIlroy still had plenty of skeptics about his game. He answered three big questions by winning the Deutsche Bank Championship. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 830 words, photos.

SOC--WCUP-ASIAN QUALIFYING

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia " Saudi Arabia needs two late penalty kicks to defeat Iraq 2-1 in Asian qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. Developing.

OTHER STORIES:

" CRI--SRI LANKA-AUSTRALIA TOSS " Sri Lanka opts to field vs. Australia in 1st T20. Developing.

" BBO--MLB ROUNDUP " Bregman powers Astros past Indians to boost playoff hopes. SENT: 830 words, photos.

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