CHASKA, Minn. " The 41st Ryder Cup is off to a rollicking start at Hazeltine. With a rowdy gallery serving as the backdrop, Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed lead things off for the Americans against Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose for Europe, which is looking for its fourth straight victory. SENT: 130 words, photos.
SEPANG, Malaysia " Lewis Hamilton fired the latest shot in the close Formula One title fight against Nico Rosberg by edging his Mercedes teammate and setting the fastest time in Friday's practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix. By Chris Lines. SENT: 600 words, photos.
TOKYO " The Japanese government approved a 150 billion yen ($1.5 billion) contract to build a new main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a project that has been delayed by more than a year. By Mari Yamaguchi. SENT: 400 words, photo.
MADRID " Andres Iniesta will lead Spain in its World Cup qualifying matches against Italy and Albania after returning from injury. SENT: 400 words, photos.
FRANKFURT, Germany " Ilkay Gundogan will return for Germany after nearly a year out with various injuries for World Cup qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Northern Ireland. SENT: 100 words.
MOSCOW " UEFA says it has not opened a disciplinary case against Russian club FC Rostov after a banana was thrown onto the field during a Champions League game. SENT: 100 words, photo.
SEOUL, South Korea " The South Korean soccer league deducted nine points from league leader Jeonbuk Hyundai on Friday after one of the club's employees was convicted of bribing referees in 2013. SENT: 200 words.
OLY--WADA-2017 PROHIBITED LIST
MONTREAL " The World Anti-Doping Agency has released its 2017 list of prohibited substances for athletes, adding a drug used for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and eating disorders to its catalog of banned stimulants. SENT: 500 words.
CHASKA, Minn. " Welshman Jamie Donaldson had quite the debut in the Ryder Cup two years ago, though his rookie success wasn't enough to get him invited back. By Jim Litke. SENT: 700 words, photos.
CHASKA, Minn. " The American Ryder Cup team could use what might be Dustin Johnson's greatest asset in golf. Not his power off the tee. His short memory. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 850 words, photos.
BEIJING " Mi Jung Hur eagled two of the last three holes Friday for a 10-under 63 and a share of the second-round lead with Brooke Henderson in the Reignwood LPGA Classic. SENT: 600 words.
WUHAN, China " Former champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic overpowers fourth-seeded Simona Halep of Romania 6-1, 6-2 to advance to the final of the Wuhan Open. SENT: 130 words, photos.
KOLKATA, India " India reached 136-3 in 58 overs at tea Friday on the first day of the second test against New Zealand. SENT: 100 words, photos.
TORONTO " Brad Marchand scored a short-handed goal with 43.1 seconds left after Patrice Bergeron tied it with 2:53 to go on a power play, giving Canada a 2-1 victory over Europe on Thursday night and the World Cup of Hockey title. By Larry Lage. SENT: 700 words, photos.
" US--MUSIC-LADY GAGA-SUPER BOWL " It's official: Lady Gaga will headline the Super Bowl halftime show. By Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 100 words, photo.
" BBO--MLB ROUNDUP " St. Louis score crucial win on wrong call. SENT: 600 words, photos.
" BAD--BWF RIGHTS DEAL " Badminton World Federation signs exclusive, 8-year commercial deal with Wanda Group. SENT: 100 words.
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