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SOC--ENGLISH ROUNDUP

Manchester City and Manchester United look to make it two wins from two to open the English Premier League season. City hosts Huddersfield and United is away to Brighton. Also, Burnley is at home to Watford. By Steve Douglas. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. By 1800 GMT. Plus separate reports from all three matches.

ASIAN GAMES ROUNDUP

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JAKARTA, Indonesia — Sun Yang climbed onto the lane rope, straddling a leg on either side, and held both arms up in triumph.

After two silver medals in the 200-meter freestyle at the Asian Games, China's greatest swimmer finally won gold in the event. By John Pye. SENT: 643 words, photos.

SOC--ITALIAN ROUNDUP

MILAN — Roma visits Torino while Inter Milan travels to Sassuolo as the opening weekend of Serie A continues with five more matches. By Daniella Matar. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. By 1800 GMT.

SOC--GERMANY-OZIL

BERLIN — The president of Germany's football federation wishes he had given Mesut Ozil more support against racist attacks following the controversy over the player's photo with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. By Ciaran Fahey. SENT: 288 words, photos.

CRI--ENGLAND-INDIA

NOTTINGHAM, England — India lost its last four wickets for six runs to be bowled out for 329 by England early in the second day of the third test at Trent Bridge on Sunday. SENT: 115 words - will be updated.

SOC--SPANISH ROUNDUP

MADRID — Real Madrid begins the Spanish league without Cristiano Ronaldo for the first time in nearly a decade, hosting Getafe in the Madrid derby at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. By Tales Azzoni. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. By 2300 GMT.

SOC--SPAIN-WEEKEND WATCH

MADRID — Barcelona started the Spanish league right where it left off last season, with Lionel Messi dominating and leading the team to victory. By Tales Azzoni. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. By 0100 GMT.

SOC--FRENCH ROUNDUP

PARIS — With Lyon losing and Monaco drawing, Marseille can emerge as the early front-runner with Paris Saint-Germain. A win away to promoted Nimes will move Marseille level on six points with PSG, while in other matches Toulouse hosts Bordeaux and Saint-Etienne travels to Strasbourg. By Jerome Pugmire. UPCOMING: 500 words. By 2200 GMT.

GLF--NORDEA MASTERS

MOLNDAL, Sweden — Paul Waring and Thomas Aiken shared the lead, three shots clear of the chasing pack, heading into the final round of the Nordea Masters on the European Tour. UPCOMING: 200 words, photos. By 1700 GMT.

ALSO:

— RAC--PACIFIC CLASSIC — Accelerate runs away with Pacific Classic at Del Mar. By Beth Harris. SENT: 367 words.

— CAR--NASCAR-BRISTOL — Kurt Busch steals spotlight from younger brother at Bristol. By Jenna Fryer. SENT: 936 words.

— RGU--AUSTRALIA-NEW ZEALAND-FOLAU — Israel Folau and Ryan Crotty out of Bledisloe Cup rematch. SENT: 206 words, photo.

— CRI--AUSTRALIA-JOHNSON RETIRES — Mitchell Johnson retires from all cricket. SENT: 473 words.

— RGL--AUSTRALIAN ROUNDUP — Melbourne on top of NRL as Roosters falter. SENT: 266 words.

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