NEW YORK " Serena Williams will face Karolina Plishkova for a spot in the U.S. Open final. In the other match, Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber will play former top-ranked player Caroline Wozniacki. By Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 700 words by 0300 GMT, photos.
GANDIA, Spain " With Nairo Quintana still ahead, Spanish Vuelta riders go back to sea level for a 200-kilometer (124-mile) flat stage from Requena to Gandia. UPCOMING: 250 words by 1900 GMT.
FRANKFURT, Germany " FIFA ethics investigators recommended a fine and community service on Thursday for a former high-ranking German soccer federation official for failing to report possible corruption surrounding the 2006 World Cup. SENT: 280 words.
BRUSSELS " With the Van Damme Memorial celebrating its 40th year, Olympic champion Almaz Ayana will be looking to get the party going with a world record in the 5,000 meters.
By Raf Casert. SENT: 470 words.
LONDON " Mourinho United vs. Guardiola City. Or as it's been known for the previous 171 games: the Manchester derby. Never before in its 135-year history has the focus been so much on the rivalry between the managers on the sideline rather than the players on the field. By Rob Harris. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1500 GMT, photos.
MILAN " Joe Hart is settling in just fine. The England goalkeeper trained with his Torino teammates for the first time on Wednesday and seemed already at ease. He joked around during a practice game under bright sunshine and drew cheers from the stands when he dived to make his first save. By Daniella Matar. SENT: 485 words, photos.
PARIS " For Brazilian defender Doria, life in Marseille has never been so simple. Following two tumultuous seasons marred by disputes with coaches and unsuccessful loans abroad, the 21-year-old center back is finally settling in well with the nine-time French champions. By Samuel Petrequin. SENT: 425 words.
LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. " Hall of Fame boxer Bobby Chacon died Wednesday under hospice care for dementia. He was 64. Riverside County coroner's Sgt. Brent Seacrest said Chacon died at his home "with his family present at his bedside." SENT: 560 words, photos.
" BBO--MLB ROUNDUP " Strasburg feels pinch in elbow, Nats beat Braves in 11th. SENT: 780 words, photos.
" BKL--LOYD-TRICK SHOTS " Jewell Loyd loves coming up with innovative trick shots. Bu Doug Feinberg. SENT: 330 words.
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