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TOP STORY:

SOC--ENGLISH ROUNDUP

LONDON -- In a Premier League season where the usual narrative has been ripped up, there was no shortage of surprises on Saturday. The tone for the day was set by Manchester City collapsing 2-0 at Stoke and Leicester then seized the opportunity to go top of the league by beating Swansea 3-0. By Rob Harris. SENT: 600 words.

NEW/DEVELOPING:

SOC--SPANISH ROUNDUP

MADRID -- Karim Benzema scored his first goals since being implicated in a blackmail case, helping Real Madrid beat Getafe 4-1 Saturday and move closer to leader Barcelona in the Spanish league. By Tales Azzoni. SENT: 700 words.

GLF--WORLD CHALLENGE

NASSAU, Bahamas --Bubba Watson holed out with a 7-iron for eagle, made seven birdies and tied the course record with a 9-under 63 on Saturday to take a two-shot lead over Paul Casey going into the final round of the Hero World Challenge. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 800 words.

FOOTBALL:

SOC--FRENCH ROUNDUP

Lyon bid a disappointing farewell to its famous stadium as it lost 2-0 to Angers in its last Ligue 1 match at the Stade Gerland on Saturday. By Daniella Matar. SENT: 600 words.

SOC--ITALIAN ROUNDUP

MILAN -- Inter Milan moved provisionally back atop Serie A with a 1-0 win over Genoa on Saturday, while Roma's poor run of results continued as Torino snatched a 1-1 draw against Rudi Garcia's side. By Daniella Matar. SENT: 600 words.

SOC--GERMAN ROUNDUP

BERLIN -- Bayern Munich fell to its first Bundesliga loss of the season on Saturday as Fabian Johnson helped Borussia Moenchengladbach to a 3-1 win against the defending champion. By Ciaran Fahey. SENT: 700 words.

GOLF:

GLF--NEDBANK CHALLENGE

SUN CITY, South Africa -- Marc Leishman birdied the last two holes to capitalize on Henrik Stenson's slip-ups and move into the lead on the third day of the Nedbank Challenge. SENT: 300 words.

SKIING:

SKI--WCUP-WOMEN'S DOWNHILL

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta -- Lindsey Vonn completed a World Cup downhill sweep Saturday for her 17th victory at Lake Louise. SENT: 500 words.

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Updated : 2021-09-17 04:00 GMT+08:00