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TEN--KYRGIOS-WAWRINKA-SPAT

MONTREAL -- French Open champion Stan Wawrinka urged tennis authorities on Thursday to take action against Nick Kyrgios for an "unacceptable" comment during a match at the Rogers Cup. A courtside microphone picked up the 20-year-old Kyrgios saying that Australian player Thanasi Kokkinakis had slept with a player who is reportedly Wawrinka's girlfriend. SENT: 439 words, photos.

With:

TEN--TROUBLE DOWN UNDER

BRISBANE, Australia --A month after Nick Kyrgios faced stinging criticism from some of Australia?s sporting greats for his racket-smashing, profanity-laced run at Wimbledon, the 20-year-old Aussie was back at the center of another media storm following his unsavory remarks to two-time major winner Stan Wawrinka during a Rogers Cup match at Montreal on Wednesday evening. By John Pye. SENT: 679 words, photos.

NEW/DEVELOPING

GLF--PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-THE LATEST

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. --Carl Pettersson was bracing for a long day at the PGA Championship. When he arrived at Whistling Straits, he had a short turnaround. By Eddie Pells. SENT: 133 words, photos.

FOOTBALL:

SOC--ENGLISH PREVIEW

LONDON --There's a meeting of the past two champions this weekend as Manchester City hosts a Chelsea side reeling from an opening-day draw and controversy over the team doctor. By Rob Harris. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1500 GMT.

SOC--GERMAN PREVIEW

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Bayern Munich kicks off the Bundesliga season in the familiar role of favorite for a historic fourth consecutive title despite questions hanging over the future of coach Pep Guardiola. By Nesha Starcevic. SENT: 665 words, photos.

SOC--FRENCH PREVIEW

PARIS -- The season couldn't have started worse for Marseille. Just one week into the new league campaign, the nine-time champions have already lost their coach and been handed a first loss at home. By Samuel Petrequin. SENT: 800 words, photos.

SOC--LEVERKUSEN-ARANGUIZ

LEVERKUSEN, Germany -- Bayer Leverkusen has signed Chile midfielder Charles Aranguiz from Brazilian club Internacional on a five-year deal. Leverkusen gave no details of the transfer fee. SENT: 97 words.

SOC--CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP

MONTREAL -- Laurent Ciman and Anthony Jackson-Hamel scored in a late 1-minute span to help the Montreal Impact draw 2-2 with the Vancouver Whitecaps in the Canadian Championship final Wednesday. SENT: 88 words, photos.

BADMINTON:

BAD--BADMINTON WORLDS

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Defending singles champions Chen Long of China and Carolina Marin of Denmark advanced to the quarterfinals at the badminton world championships on Thursday. SENT: 95 words.

SKIING:

SKI--VONN-ANKLE INJURY

QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand -- Lindsey Vonn says she has fractured an ankle bone in a training crash in New Zealand. It is the latest setback for Vonn, who returned from serious leg injuries to set the all-time women's World Cup win record last season. She also won her seventh World Cup downhill title. SENT: 129 words.

RUGBY:

RGU--ARGENTINA-SOUTH AFRICA

UNDATED --Argentina's breakthrough first rugby win over South Africa could be swiftly followed by a second. That would give the Pumas huge momentum heading into next month's Rugby World Cup and sound a warning if it hasn't been sounded already that the South Americans should not be ignored. By Gerald Imray. SENT: 592 words, photos.

RGU--RWC-WALES SQUAD

CARDIFF, Wales -- Wales cut veterans Mike Phillips, James Hook and Richard Hibbard from its Rugby World Cup training squad on Thursday. The trio members of the British and Irish Lions squad which beat Australia in 2013 were among eight players dropped by Wales head coach Warren Gatland. SENT: 212 words.

RGU--AUSTRALIA TEAM

SYDNEY -- Quade Cooper will start at flyhalf with Nic White as scrumhalf in a reconfigured halves combination among six changes to the Wallabies team to face New Zealand in the second Bledisloe Cup match at Eden Park on Saturday. SENT: 291 words, photos.

CRICKET:

CRI--SRI LANKA-INDIA

GALLE, Sri Lanka -- Sri Lanka were in deep trouble in the first Test against India as they lost both openers without scoring and finished on five for two at stumps on day two on Thursday. SENT: 381 words, photos.

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Updated : 2021-09-20 08:15 GMT+08:00