SOC--WCUP-EUROPEAN QUALIFYING-GROUP G
TURIN, Italy " Spain appears to have started its new era better than Italy but the Azzurri maintain their unbeaten home record in World Cup qualifiers with a 1-1 draw in Turin. By Daniella Matar. SENT: 650 words, photos.
SOC--WCUP-EUROPEAN QUALIFYING-GROUP D
VIENNA " Seeing Wales concede the lead twice away in Austria was frustrating for Gareth Bale on the road to the World Cup. SENT: 400 words, photos.
SOC--WCUP-EUROPEAN QUALIFYING-GROUP I
SHKODRA, Albania " Mario Mandzukic strikes a first-half hat trick for Croatia to hand Kosovo's 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign a bitter setback. SENT: 480 words, photos.
" SOC--ITALY-BUFFON " Even the best make mistakes. Italy goalie Gianluigi Buffon, who joked recently he was near his "sell-by-date," makes a rare error in draw against Spain. By Daniella Matar. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 0200 GMT.
" SOC--WCUP-EUROPEAN QUALIFYING ROUNDUP " Dominant Spain held 1-1 in Italy, Croatia trashes Kosovo 6-0. SENT: 750 words, photos.
SEOUL, South Korea " Son Heung-min can't seem to do anything wrong. SENT: 375 words, photos.
RGU--NEW ZEALAND-SMITH SUSPENDED
WELLINGTON, New Zealand " New Zealand's All Blacks are in South Africa preparing to play without their top halfback, who was sent home weeping after getting caught cheating on his girlfriend in an airport restroom. SENT: 620 words, photo.
OTTAWA, Ontario " Canadian pole vaulter Shawn Barber tests positive for cocaine before the Rio Olympics following a tryst with a woman he met on Craigslist. SENT: 440 words.
BKN--DERRICK ROSE LAWSUIT
LOS ANGELES " A woman who accuses Derrick Rose and two friends of gang rape in a $21.5 million lawsuit became emotional after the NBA star entered the courtroom for the first time as she testified about how intoxicated she was on the night in question. By Brian Melley. SENT: 660 words, photos.
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland " Alex Noren of Sweden leads the Dunhill Links Championship after carding 64 at Carnoustie to equal the course record. SENT: 400 words, photos.
SANTA CLARA, California " With Carson Palmer out with a concussion, Drew Stanton will be at quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals when they play the San Francisco 49ers in a game between NFC West teams that are 1-3. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos. Game starts 0025 GMT.
" OLY--IOC-DOPING RETESTS " Russian loses 2008 Olympic high jump bronze in doping case. SENT: 380 words, photos.
" HKN--SHRINKING GOALTENDERS " As equipment shrinks, NHL goaltenders want to stay protected. By Stephen Whyno. SENT: 790 words, photos.
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