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ATH-ANNIVERSARY GAMES

LONDON -- Usain Bolt returned to the site of his last Olympic triumph, winning the 100 meters at the Anniversary Games in his best time this season after recovering from a slow start. Moved. By Daniella Matar.

NEW/DEVELOPING:

ATH--TYSON GAY-DOPING

UNDATED -- Sprinter Tyson Gay failed more than one drug test this year, recording one of his positives at the U.S. championships in June, where he won the 100 and 200 meters, The Associated Press has learned. Moved. By Eddie Pells and Pat Graham.

BC-BOX--LOMACHENKO-TOP RANK

LOS ANGELES -- Two-time gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko is ready to begin his pro boxing career. Top Rank has signed the Ukrainian Olympic star, the promotional company announced. Moved. By Greg Beacham.

SWIMMING:

SWM--SWIM WORLDS-DIVING

BARCELONA, Spain -- He Chong won his record-tying third consecutive world title in the men's 3-meter springboard, giving China its seventh gold medal in eight diving events.

BARCELONA, Spain -- Swimming's governing body has voted to include two different mixed-gender relays the 4x100-meter freestyle and the 4x100 medley at future world championships. Moved. By Andrew Dampf.

SWM--SWIM WORLDS-AILING AUSTRALIA

BARCELONA, Spain -- Coming off its worst Olympic showing in 20 years by winning only one gold at the London Games, the team and federation have been in complete upheaval. The goal at this competition, where the pool events begin Sunday, is simply modest improvement. Moved. By Andrew Dampf.

SWM--SWIM WORLDS-MISSY'S EIGHT

BARCELONA, Spain -- Just a year removed from her starring role at the London Olympics, the 18-year-old Missy Franklin plans to swim eight events at the world championships in Barcelona. Moved. By Paul Newberry.

ALSO:

LONDON -- BC-SWM--EUROPEANS-2016 HOST. Moved.

AUTO RACING:

BC-CAR--F1-HUNGARIAN GP

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Formula One leader Sebastian Vettel showed he is the driver to beat in qualifying after posting the fastest times in the first two practice runs for the Hungarian Grand Prix. Moved. By Jerome Pugmire.

CAR--F1-RED BULL-RICCIARDO

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- There's a lot at stake for Australia's Daniel Ricciardo at the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend, with a seat at Red Bull next season the potential reward for a strong performance at the Hungaroring. Moved. By Jerome Pugmire.

FOOTBALL:

SOC--EUROPE-TRANSFER WINDOW

LONDON -- They are among the world's leading footballers and, unsurprisingly, the most coveted by rival teams. Moved. By Rob Harris.

WITH:

SAITAMA, Japan -- BC-SOC--Urawa-Arsenal. Moved.

NORWICH, England -- SOC--Norwich-Hooper. Moved.

BERN, Switzerland -- SOC--Switzerland-Extreme Heat. Moved.

BASEL, Switzerland -- SOC--Basel-Bobadilla. Moved.

GOLF:

GLF--British Seniors

SOUTHPORT, England Bernhard Langer shot a 3-under 67 to share the halfway lead in the Senior British Open at Royal Birkdale with Mark Wiebe of the United States.

ALSO:

OAKVILLE, Ontario -- BC-GLF--CANADIAN OPEN. Moved.

MOSCOW -- BC-GLF--RUSSIAN OPEN. Moved.

TENNIS:

BC-TEN--SWISS OPEN

GSTAAD, Switzerland -- A day after Roger Federer lost at the Swiss Open citing back pains as a problem, local favorite Stanislas Wawrinka retired from his quarterfinal with the same injury.

BC-TEN--DOPING-TROICKI

GENEVA -- Serbian tennis player Victor Troicki will appeal to sport's highest court to fight his "nightmare" 18-month suspension for failing to provide a blood test, and blames a doctor's mistake for the infraction. Moved. By Graham Dunbar.

BC-TEN--CROATIA OPEN

UMAG, Croatia -- Seeded Italian players Andreas Seppi and Fabio Fognini have reached the semifinals of the Croatia Open. Moved.

ALSO

-- TORONTO -- BC-TEN--ROGERS CUP-HINGIS. Moved.

-- ATLANTA -- BC-TEN--ATLANTA OPEN. Moved. By Matt WinkelJohn.

CRICKET:

CRI--ZIMBABWE-INDIA

HARARE, Zimbabwe -- India beat Zimbabwe by 58 runs in the second one-day international to ease into a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Moved.

CRI--SRI LANKA-SOUTH AFRICA

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka -- David Miller hit a career-best 85 not out and fast bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe picked up four wickets as South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 56 runs in the third one-day international to trail 2-1 in the five-match series. Moved.

RUGBY

RGU--SUPER RUGBY-RELEGATION PLAYOF

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa -- The Lions took their first step back into Super Rugby by beating the Southern Kings 26-19 in the first leg of South Africa's promotion-relegation playoff at Nelson Mandela Stadium.

ALSO:

-- UNDATED -- BC-SAI--AMERICA'S CUP-SPITHILL. Moved. By Bernie Wilson.

-- LONDON -- BC-BKO--EUROBASKET-BRITAIN. Moved.

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Updated : 2021-10-18 06:11 GMT+08:00