The Premier League is back after the international break with first-placed Liverpool at Southampton, Manchester City away to Crystal Palace and Manchester United hosting Arsenal in the standout match in the 12th round of games. By Rob Harris. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2000 GMT, photos. Separate reports on all eight games.
LONDON " Top-ranked Andy Murray plays Milos Raonic, and Novak Djokovic faces Kei Nishikori, in the last four at the ATP finals. If Murray and Djokovic win, they'll meet in a straight shootout for both the title and the year-end No. 1 ranking. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos. Murray-Raonic afternoon match starts not before 1400 GMT.
DUBLIN " Having gone 111 years without beating New Zealand, Ireland looks for a second win in the space of two weeks against the world champions following its upset victory in Chicago at the start of November. By Shawn Pogatchnik. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2000 GMT, photos.
VISAKHAPATNAM, India " India wobbled before resuming control of the second test against England, finishing the third day on 98-3 Saturday in its second innings with a commanding lead of 298 runs. Captain Virat Kohli, who hit 167 in the first innings, remained undefeated on 56. England was earlier all out for 255. By Chetan Narula. SENT: 550 words, photos.
OLY--RUSSIAN DOPING-PUTIN'S TROUBLESHOOTER
MOSCOW " As far as Vladimir Putin's anti-doping troubleshooter is concerned, Russia's doping problems are nothing more than a "glitch." By James Ellingworth. SENT: 870 words, photos.
FIG--CUP OF CHINA
BEIJING " European silver medalist Elena Radionova of Russia won the Cup of China on Saturday for her first Grand Prix victory this year. SENT: 230 words, photos.
MANCHESTER, England " Jose Mourinho protects a record of never having lost a competitive game to Arsene Wenger in 13 meetings when his Manchester United team hosts Arsenal in the game of the day in the Premier League. By Steve Douglas. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1500 GMT, photos.
MADRID " Spanish league leader Real Madrid tries to snap a six-game winless streak against Atletico Madrid in the city derby, the last at Atletico?s Vicente Calderon Stadium. Second-placed Barcelona hosts Malaga earlier in the day. By Tales Azzoni. UPCOMING: 400 words by 1800 GMT, 600 words by 2200 GMT, photos.
ROME " Serie A leader Juventus is expected to have an easy time against relegation-threatened Pescara, which has just one win. Also, Napoli aims to improve its poor road record at Udinese. By Andrew Dampf. UPCOMING: 400 words by 2200 GMT, photos.
FRANKFURT, Germany " Bayern Munich needs to win at Borussia Dortmund in a tough match on the road to keep up with promoted Leipzig. By Nesha Starcevic. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2000 GMT, photos.
PARIS " Paris Saint-Germain can go level on points with Monaco at the top of the French league with a victory against struggling Nantes. UPCOMING: 250 words by 1900 GMT.
SOC--ASIAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL
SEOUL, South Korea " Two goals from Leonardo gave South Korea's Jeonbuk Motors a come-from-behind 2-1 home win over Al Ain in the first leg of the Asian Champions League final on Saturday. SENT: 130 words.
QUITO, Ecuador " The former president of the Ecuadorean Soccer Federation was convicted of money laundering Friday and given a 10-year sentence in a case tied to the corruption scandal at FIFA, the sport's international governing body. SENT: 140 words, photo.
GLF--WORLD TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates " Sergio Garcia and Francesco Molinari take a one-stroke lead into the third round of the World Tour Championship in the season-ending event of the European Tour. Race to Dubai leader Henrik Stenson will be looking to stay in touch with his rivals for the Europe No. 1 crown " Danny Willett and Alex Noren. UPCOMING: 350 words by 1500 GMT, photos.
SYDNEY " Former U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Australian Open after soaring up the leaderboard with an 8-under 64 in Saturday's third round. Ogilvy faces a tough last round at Royal Sydney in which he will be hotly pursued by a chasing pack which includes American star Jordan Speith.
NAPLES, Florida " Needing to win to take the player of the year award, Lydia Ko took a three-stroke lead into the third round of the LPGA Tour's season-ending CME Group Tour Championship. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2300 GMT.
SAINT-DENIS, France " Australia coach Michael Cheika is resting a host of star players to take on France at the Stade de France, the Wallabies' only test which is not part of their grand slam attempt this autumn. By Samuel Petrequin. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2200 GMT, photos.
LONDON " England goes for a 12th straight win " and 11th in a row under coach Eddie Jones " in a rugby test against Fiji. UPCOMING: 400 words by 1700 GMT, photos.
FLORENCE, Italy " Italy is bidding for a first ever victory over embattled South Africa, which lost 37-21 to England last week. By Daniella Matar. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1600 GMT, photos.
CARDIFF, Wales " Wales faces Japan in a rugby test match at Principality Stadium. UPCOMING: 300 words by 1700 GMT, photos.
EDINBURGH, Scotland " Argentina looks to rebound from a disappointing loss to Wales when it plays Scotland in the latest match of the Pumas' tour of the northern hemisphere. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2000 GMT, photos.
ATH--CLEAN SPORT COLLECTIVE
BOSTON " It resembles the symbol for infinity: a sideways "S'' that Kara Goucher, Molly Huddle and other elite U.S. athletes suddenly are sporting on biceps, wrists and shins. The tattoos are temporary. But the campaign they represent is an all-out attempt to permanently purge competitive athletics of doping. By William J. Kole. SENT: 840 words, photo.
FUKUOKA, Japan " Skipper Ben Ainslie guided his Land Rover BAR team to the overall lead after the first day of racing at the America's Cup World Series in Japan on Saturday. SENT: 120 words.
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand " Neil Wagner took his 100th test wicket and New Zealand's bowlers dominated Pakistan's batting line up on the third day to close in on a likely victory in the first cricket test. SENT: 750 words.
CLEVELAND " Kyrie Irving scored 25 points and LeBron James, returning to the lineup after sitting out a game, added 21 as the Cleveland Cavaliers rolled past the Detroit Pistons 104-81 on Friday. SENT: 570 words, photos.
COLUMBUS, Ohio " Matt Calvert returned from taking a slap shot to his forehead that required about 30 stitches and scored a tiebreaking goal in the third period to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets to a franchise-record seventh straight home win, 4-2 over the New York Rangers on Friday. SENT: 450 words, photos.
" CAR--RALLY OF AUSTRALIA " Mikkelsen holds 2 second lead in Rally Australia. SENT: 390 words.
" FBC--COLLEGE ROUNDUP " Jeremy McNichols powers Boise State past UNLV, 42-25. SENT: 250 words, photos.
YOUR QUERIES: Questions and story requests are welcome. Contact your local AP bureau or the AP International Sports Desk in London by telephone at 44-2074274105 or email email@example.com.
This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings