LONDON (AP) " Tyson Fury has vacated his WBO and WBA world titles to concentrate on his treatment and recovery from drug use and other personal issues. SENT: 130 words. Will be Updated.
SHANGHAI " Nick Kyrgios was booed during a listless 6-3, 6-1 loss to Mischa Zverev at the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday, then angrily defended his behavior by saying he didn't owe the spectators anything and fans could "just leave" if they didn't like his attitude. By Justin Bergman. SENT: 663 words, photos.
" TEN--SHANGHAI MASTERS-KYRGIOS. Aussie Nick Kyrgios booed during listless effort in Shanghai.SENT: 485 words, photos.
MANCHESTER, England " So, it turns out dropping Wayne Rooney isn't the simple cure to England's problems. They run much deeper than that. By Steve Douglas.
SENT: 550 words, photos.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa " South Africa sent Australia to its first-ever 5-0 whitewash in a one-day series, winning the final game at Newlands by 31 runs and making David Warner's brilliant 173 a losing effort. SENT: 462 words, photos.
BIRMINGHAM, England " Second-tier club Aston Villa has hired Steve Bruce as its fourth manager in the past year, turning to a coach with proven ability to get team promoted back to the Premier League. SENT: 203 words, photo.
DERBY, England " Former England coach Steve McClaren is back as manager of Derby County, 17 months after being fired by the club for failing to secure a return to the English Premier League. SENT: 221 words, photo.
" SOC--ARGENTINA-CROOKED FIELD. Argentina: Soccer club played 30 years on a crooked field. SENT: 258 words, photos.
LINZ, Austria " French Open champion Garbine Muguruza advanced to the second round of the Generali Ladies by beating Cagla Buyukakcay of Turkey 6-4, 6-4 on Wednesday. SENT: 228 words.
" TEN--HONG KONG OPEN. Jankovic advances before rain stops play at Hong Kong Open. SENT: 87 words.
" TEN--TIANJIN OPEN. Agnieszka Radwanska advances to 2nd round at Tianjin Open. SENT: 83 words.
CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh " Ben Duckett and Sam Billings scored half-centuries as England beat Bangladesh by four wickets in their third one-day international on Wednesday, sealing a 2-1 victory in the series. SENT: 527 words, photos.
NAPA, California " Phil Mickelson rarely has sounded so excited to start a new PGA Tour season, even with the old season ending just three weeks ago. Then again, he doesn't have a lot of experience winning the Ryder Cup. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 789 words.
NAPA, California " Emiliano Grillo of Argentina has been voted PGA Tour rookie of the year. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 453 words, photos.
GLF--EUROPEAN TOUR-BRANCHING OUT
UNDATED " Standing on a specially constructed tee and under floodlights, Alexander Levy played his shot to the 156-yard par-3 hole to the backdrop of "oohs" from the crowd and with pyrotechnics going off around him. It was golf, but not as we know it. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 531 words.
" BKN--NBA LABOR. Optimism the current buzz word around NBA labor talks. By Jon Krawczynski and Tim Reynolds. SENT: 698 words, photos.
" HKN--OILERS-GRETZKY. Gretzky named partner, VP of Oilers Entertainment Group. SENT: 505 words, photos.
" OLY--IOC-BEIJING. IOC: Beijing makes 'fast start' in preparing for 2022 Games. SENT: 323 words.
" CYC--2019 ROAD WORLDS-YORKSHIRE. Yorkshire to host cycling's road world championships in 2019.SENT: 161 words.
" BKN--Derrick Rose Lawsuit. Judge refuses to declare mistrial in Derrick Rose rape case. SENT: 795 words, photos.
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