NEW YORK — Novak Djokovic bids for his 14th Grand Slam title in the U.S. Open final Sunday against Juan Martin del Potro, who is playing for a major championship for the first time since he won his only one at Flushing Meadows nine years ago. Starts at 20000 GMT. By Tennis Writer Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.



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GENEVA — World Cup winner France hosting the Netherlands headlines the UEFA Nations League action Sunday. Their group rival Germany plays a friendly against Peru as the 2014 world champion continues trying to rebuild its reputation. By Graham Dunbar. UPCOMING: 600 words. By 2130 GMT.


CAIRO — The Pharaohs have at last given Egyptians something to cheer about and, not surprisingly, Liverpool's Mohammed Salah played a big part in it. A record seven-time African champion, the Pharaohs thrashed Niger 6-0 in African Cup of Nations qualifying on Saturday, their first competitive match since their miserable run in the World Cup in Russia where the team lost all three group matches. By Hamza Hendawi. SENT: 490 words.


PARIS - Playing their first home game since winning the World Cup in July, France players celebrate their title at the Stade de France with some 80,000 fans as they host the Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League. By Samuel Petrequin. UPCOMING: 600 words. By 2130 GMT.


SINSHEIM, Germany — Germany plays Peru in a friendly, offering coach Joachim Loew a chance to make changes following the side's embarrassing World Cup defense. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos. By 2200 GMT.


GENEVA — European top-tier soccer was profitable for the first time in 2017, according to UEFA research of more than 700 clubs. They combined for a near-$700 million profit as revenues continued to rise faster than wages. By Graham Dunbar. UPCOMING: 350 words. By 1600 GMT.


LONDON — Debutant Hanuma Vihari struck a half century in his first test innings as India fought back in the fifth test against England by reaching 240-7 at lunch on day 3 at the Oval on Sunday. By Sam Johnston. SENT: 225 words, photos.


NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pennsylvania — Justin Rose shoots a 6-under 64 to take a one-shot lead over Rory McIlroy and Xander Schauffele into the final round of the BMW Championship. Tiger Woods shoots 66 and is five back. By Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. By 2330 GMT.


CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland — Defending champion Matthew Fitzpatrick takes a 2-shot lead into the final round of the European Masters on the Swiss Alps course at Crans-sur-Sierre club. UPCOMING: 300 words. By 1600 GMT.


NEW YORK — Shawn Porter says he doesn't often make predictions. Maybe he should. Leading up to Saturday night's WBC welterweight championship fight against Danny Garcia, Porter vowed to win the title. He lived up to his word by unanimously outpointing Garcia. Porter (29-2-1) received winning scores of 116-112 from judge Don Ackerman, and Julie Lederman and Eric Marlinski had it 115-113. By Denis P. Gorman. SENT: 536 words.


LAGOS DE COVADONGA, Spain — Simon Yates defends his Spanish Vuelta lead in a decisive 15th stage that finishes with the iconic Lagos de Covadonga climb. UPCOMING: 300 words. By 1800 GMT.


— SOC--CAMBODIA-HONDA — Honda says he is preparing Cambodian soccer for the future. By Sopheng Cheang. SENT: 300 words, photos.

— SOC--FIFA COUNCIL-JORDAAN — Southern Africa backs Danny Jordaan for FIFA Council place. By Gerald Imray. SENT: 573 words, photo.

— RGL--AUSTRALIAN ROUNDUP — Defending champion Melbourne closing in on NRL final. SENT: 422 words.

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