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SOC--CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ROUNDUP

MANCHESTER, England -- Manchester United may just have found a new star to fill the club's iconic No. 7 shirt. New signing Memphis Depay moved United closer to qualification for the Champions League group stage, with two goals in United's 3-1 win over Bruges on Tuesday in the playoff first leg. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 550 words, photos.

NEW/DEVELOPING:

ATH--IAAF ELECTION

BEIJING -- After months campaigning, Sebastian Coe and Sergei Bubka face an election Wednesday knowing that the new IAAF president will need to go straight to work to convince the public that track and field's governing body can properly tackle the scourge of doping. By John Pye. SENT: 580 words, photos.

FOOTBALL:

SOC--MAN UNITED-BRUGES

MANCHESTER, England -- Memphis Depay scores a first-half double and provided a late assist for Marouane Fellaini to lead Manchester United to a 3-1 win over Bruges in the first leg of their Champions League playoff. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 630 words, photos.

SOC--LAZIO-LEVERKUSEN

ROME -- Lazio beats Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 in the first leg of their Champions League playoff, with halftime substitute Keita scoring the only goal of an entertaining match. SENT: 330 words, photos.

SOC--SPORTING-CSKA

LISBON, Portugal -- Islam Slimani strikes a late winner as Sporting Lisbon defeats CSKA Moscow 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League playoff. SENT: 285 words, photos.

SOC--REAL MADRID-KOVACIC

MADRID -- Real Madrid acquires Mateo Kovacic from Inter Milan in an effort to strengthen its already talented midfield with the Spanish league season about to start. SENT: 175 words.

SOC--CONCACAF GROUPS

-- UNDATED -- The United States men's national team has been drawn into a group with Canada, Cuba and Panama for CONCACAF Olympic qualifying. SENT: 140 words.

ALSO

-- SOC--MEXICO-PLAYERS ARRESTED -- Mexico: Necaxa players jailed, suspended in alleged beating. SENT: 180 words.

-- SOC--AUSTRALIA SQUAD -- Rogic, Kruse, Luongo back in Australia squad for World Cup qualifiers: SENT: 300 words.

TENNIS:

TEN--CINCINNATI

MASON, Ohio -- John Isner's summer surge ends with an opening-round loss to friend and doubles partner Sam Querrey, leaving the top-ranked American with some things to work out before the U.S. Open. By Joe Kay. SENT: 460 words, photos.

CRICKET:

CRI--ASHES

-- UNDATED -- There's still time for Australia to endure one final humiliation in this Ashes series. England heads into the fifth test at The Oval, starting Thursday, looking to complete a 4-1 win in a series it was expected to lose. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 470 words, photos.

WITH:

-- CRI--AUSTRALIA-ROGERS -- Australia opener Rogers to retire from test cricket. SENT: 290 words, photos.

RUGBY:

RGU--ENGLAND TEAM

LONDON -- England has named a virtually full-strength team for Saturday's Rugby World Cup warmup match against France, its last game before finalizing a 31-man squad for the tournament. SENT: 185 words, photos.

RGU--NEW ZEALAND-MCCAW

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- All Blacks captain Richie McCaw says the prospect of retirement scares him "a little bit" but he isn't yet certain he will end his international career after this year's Rugby World Cup. SENT: 390 words.

CYCLING:

CYC--DOPING-CARUSO

AIGLE, Switzerland -- The International Cycling Union says Italian rider Giampaolo Caruso has tested positive for EPO in new testing of a sample given in March 2012. SENT: 130 words.

GOLF:

GLF--GOLF NOTES

SHEBOYGAN, Wisconsin -- Jim Furyk looked at the calendar when golf was added to the Olympics for 2016. He realized he would be 46, and most likely would not be among the top four Americans who could earn a spot for Rio de Janeiro. And then... By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.

OLYMPICS:

US--BOSTON OLYMPICS ANALYSIS

BOSTON -- Boston's failed bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics underestimated costs for hosting the games, potentially leaving Massachusetts taxpayers on the hook for significant cost overruns, a state-funded report released Tuesday concludes. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 665 words.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL:

BVL--WORLD SERIES OF BEACH VOLLEYBALL

-- UNDATED -- For Kerri Walsh Jennings, the pursuit of a fourth consecutive Olympic beach volleyball gold medal resumes on her home sand. By Jimmy Golen. SENT: 620 words, photos.

OTHER STORIES:

-- BKC--COASTAL CAROLINA-CUBA -- Coastal Carolina basketball team visits Cuba. By Pete Iacobelli. SENT: 675 words, photos.

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Updated : 2021-09-26 00:37 GMT+08:00