LIVERPOOL, England " Liverpool and Arsenal meet in the Premier League at Anfield looking for a win to boost their chances of Champions League qualification. Sixth-placed Manchester United can climb the standings by beating Bournemouth at home. By Steve Douglas. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2000 GMT, photos. With separates on Saturday's 7 EPL games.
BANGALORE, India " Spinner Nathan Lyon put in the best ever performance by a visiting bowler to India as Australia gained early control of the second test on Saturday. Lyon ended the first day with 8-50 off 22.2 overs with Australia dismissing India for 189. By Chetan Narula. SENT: 150 words, photos. Will be updated.
JEONGSEON, South Korea " Lindsey Vonn went first out of the gate in Saturday's World Cup downhill race and it nearly paid off. By John Duerden. SENT: 440 words, photos.
MEXICO CITY " Rory McIlroy has a two-shot lead over Phil Mickelson, Justin Thomas and Ross Fisher going into the third round of the Mexico Championship. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 700 words by 0000 GMT, photos.
LONDON " David Haye continues his comeback in the heavyweght division with a fight against fellow Briton Tony Bellew, the WBC cruiserweight champion who is stepping up two weight classes. UPCOMING: 150 words expected by 2330 GMT, photos.
LAHORE, PAKISTAN " Lahore prepared to host the Pakistan Super League cricket final on Sunday as Gaddafi Stadium turned into a fortress amid security fears. The Punjab provincial government gave the go-ahead to the domestic Twenty20 match between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators. By Rizwan Ali. SENT: 500 words, photos.
The Hurricanes provided further evidence that their defense of the Super Rugby title will be a stern one when they crushed the Melbourne Rebels 71-6 in their second match of the season on Saturday. Will be updated with later matches. By Steve McMorran. SENT: 590 words, photos.
LIVERPOOL, England " Liverpool will replace Arsenal in the Premier League's top four with a win at Anfield in the standout game of the weekend in English soccer. By Steve Douglas. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1930 GMT, photos.
BARCELONA, Spain " Real Madrid faces a tough trip to Eibar without Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, while Barcelona aims to keep its lead of the Spanish league against Celta Vigo. By Joseph Wilson. UPCOMING: 700 words by 1730 GMT, photos.
MILAN " Third-placed Napoli will be aiming to get its season back on track when it visits second-placed Roma in Serie A, with five points separating the two sides. By Daniella Matar. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1600 GMT, photos.
BERLIN " Bayern Munich can extend its Bundesliga lead at Cologne, Borussia Dortmund plays Bayer Leverkusen, Wolfsburg coach Andries Jonker makes his debut at Mainz, Hoffenheim hosts Ingolstadt, and Darmstadt visits Werder Bremen for a relegation fight. Borussia Moenchengladbach hosts Schalke in the late game. By Ciaran Fahey. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2100 GMT
PARIS " Defending champion Paris Saint-Germain looks to make it 16 games unbeaten when it takes on struggling Nancy at home. Manager Unai Emery must also decide whether to rest key players ahead of next week's Champions League match in Barcelona, although with a 4-0 lead from the first leg that is a minor headache. By Jerome Pugmire. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2200 GMT, photos.
LISBON, Portugal " Benfica visits Feirense looking to protect its one-point lead in the Portuguese league over FC Porto, which hosts Nacional. UPCOMING: 130 words by 2400 GMT.
SYDNEY " Brazilian striker Bobo's 11th goal of the season in the 50th minute gave Sydney FC a 1-0 win over Melbourne Victory, all but clinching first place in the A-League. SENT: 160 words.
HARRISON, New Jersey " The United States will look for a second straight win in the SheBelieves Cup when it takes on England. Former US captain Christie Rampone will be honored prior to the game. By Tom Canavan. UPCOMING: 500 words by 0200 GMT.
ACAPULCO, Mexico " Rafael Nadal routed Croatia's Marin Cilic 6-1, 6-2 on Friday night to advance to the Mexican Open final. SENT: 270 words, photos.
" TEN--BRAZIL OPEN " Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain into semifinals in Brazil Open. SENT: 100 words.
SINGAPORE " Michelle Wie shot a 5-under 67 Saturday to lead the LPGA's Women's Champions tournament by two strokes after the third round. SENT: 420 words, photos.
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AUCKLAND, New Zealand " Outstanding bowling performances by Imran Tahir, Kagiso Rabada and Andile Phehlukwayo led South Africa to a six-wicket win over New Zealand in the fifth one-day cricket international on Saturday and a 3-2 win in the five-match series. SENT: 460 words.
NEWARK, New Jersey " Ragan Smith spent the 2016 Olympics as an alternate on the gold-medal winning U.S. women's gymnastics team. The 16-year-old is headlining the American Cup on Saturday. UPCOMING: 400 words by 0000 GMT.
ATLANTA " Kyrie Irving scored 43 points, LeBron James had 38 and the Cleveland Cavaliers set an NBA regular-season record with 25 3-pointers in a 135-130 victory over Atlanta on Friday night. SENT: 900 words.
CHICAGO " Artemi Panarin scored with 1:14 left in regulation and then had the clinching goal in the shootout, helping the Chicago Blackhawks beat the New York Islanders 2-1 on Friday night for their sixth consecutive victory. SENT: 730 words, photos.
Colin Kaepernick is a free agent after opting out of his San Francisco 49ers contract Friday. The six-year veteran quarterback, who drew particular attention and headlines last season by not standing for the national anthem, met with new general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan before making the move. SENT: 290 words.
After David Price consulted two renowned orthopedic doctors, the Boston Red Sox said Friday the star pitcher will not need surgery or an injection in his ailing left arm. SENT: 1,500 words, photos.
" MMA--UFC-ST PIERRE-BISPING " St Pierre opens comeback in big verbal exchange with Bisping. By Greg Beacham. SENT: 580 words, photos.
" MMA--UFC 209-FIGHT CANCELED " Nurmagomedov weight issues scrap UFC 209 bout with Ferguson. By Greg Beacham. SENT: 540 words, photos.
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