MANCHESTER, England — Jose Mourinho has always picked fights in his trophy-laden coaching career, typically against soccer authorities, match officials, the media and opposition managers. Now he's starting to publicly take on his own players, too, in the latest episode in the turbulent start to life as Manchester United manager. By Steve Douglas. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1600 GMT, photos.
US--ATHLETES AND VOTING
UNDATED — Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey grew up in Kentucky in the 1960s, a child during the civil rights movement who witnessed the efforts of those in power to disenfranchise people of color and slow their push for equality. So every two years, when election time arrives in the United States, Casey drives home to his players the importance of participating in the voting process. By Jon Krawczynski. SENT: 575 words, photos.
TEN--JOHN LEICESTER-MURRAY'S FORTITUDE
PARIS — For each top athlete, a word. For Usain Bolt, it would have to be speed. For football?s Lionel Messi: balance. For swimmer Michael Phelps: slippery. But for the new king of men?s tennis, Andy Murray, an attribute both mental and physical springs to mind: fortitude. By Sports Columnist John Leicester. UPCOMING: 800 words by 1500 GMT, photos.
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Before the "Special One," there was the "First One." His name is Jozef Venglos, and in 1990 he became the first outsider to take over as manager of a first division club in England. By Karel Janicek. SENT: 770 words, photos.
BKN--CURRY-RECORD 3 POINTERS
OAKLAND, California — Stephen Curry let it fly from the top of the arc, backpedaled as his record-breaking 3-pointer dropped and then wildly began bobbing his head and shuffling his feet with the swagger of a two-time reigning MVP. Add another remarkable achievement to a long list of them for Curry: most 3-pointers in one NBA game. By Janie McCauley. SENT: 400 words, photos.
MADRID — Piece by piece, Florentino Perez is making sure Real Madrid remains a top contender. And he is doing it without resorting to more "galacticos," instead sticking to the current group who helped the team thrive in recent years by extending the contract of Madrid's top players past 2020. By Tales Azzoni. SENT: 450 words, photos.
LONDON — Soccer?s lawmakers are looking to ease restrictions on the use of technology on the bench by managers and medics. By Rob Harris. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1600 GMT.
— SOC--GERMANY-KROOS — Germany's Toni Kroos to miss San Marino, Italy matches. SENT: 100 words, photos.
— SOC--INGOLSTADT COACH — Ingolstadt names Michael Henke interim coach. SENT: 110 words.
RAJKOT, India — Alastair Cook is on the cusp of a test record as England captain. Hameed Haseeb is on the precipice of a test debut. If the India vs. England test series starts Wednesday, those milestones will go into the records. By Chetan Narula. SENT: 670 words, photos.
HOBART, Australia — Veteran paceman Peter Siddle has been ruled out of the second test with a back injury, meaning Australia may need to make three changes to the lineup that lost the series-opening match by 177 runs to South Africa. SENT: 250 words, photos.
ISLAMABAD — Former ICC president and test captain Zaheer Abbas believes Pakistan will eventually revive international cricket in the country. By Rizwan Ali. SENT: 520 words, photos.
SEATTLE — Jimmy Graham needed only one hand to catch two first-half touchdown passes from Russell Wilson, and the Seattle Seahawks held off a late rally for a 31-25 win over the Buffalo Bills on Monday night. By Tim Booth. SENT: 630 words, photos.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — In his first public comments since a domestic violence complaint was filed against New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia, general manager Sandy Alderson said the team already was likely to seek bullpen help before the legal problem surfaced last week. By Ronald Blum. SENT: 900 words, photos.
— BKN--NBA ROUNDUP — Sweet shot: Stephen Curry hits NBA-record 13 3-pointers. SENT: 520 words, photos.
— HKN--NHL ROUNDUP — Clutterbuck, Ladd score in 3rd as Islanders beat Canucks 4-2. SENT: 360 words, photos.
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