ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — After finally getting the better of longtime nemesis Lewis Hamilton and securing his first Formula One title at 31, Nico Rosberg now has the chance to really show what he can do in the next couple of seasons. By Jerome Pugmire. UPCOMING: 700 words by 1400 GMT, photos.
MOSCOW — An Olympic ice-dancing gold medalist and her on-ice partner have caused controversy by dressing up in concentration camp uniforms for a dance routine on a popular television show. By Nataliya Vasilyeva. SENT: 540 words, photos.
LONDON — Eurosport will hold exclusive television rights in Germany for the next four Olympics, shutting out public broadcasters ARD and ZDF. By Stephen Wilson. SENT: 430 words, photos.
ADELAIDE, South Africa — One win hasn't made a summer for Australian cricket. Nor has it entirely saved the players or the administration of the national team. A gamble on youth has bought some time, though, after a seven-wicket win over South Africa. By John Pye. SENT: 740 words, photos.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Goodbye Felipe Massa and Jenson Button. Hello Lance Stroll and Stoffel Vandoorne. As 30-somethings Massa and Button leave Formula One, they will be replaced at Williams and McLaren by the 18-year-old Stroll and the 24-year-old Vandoorne — two of the fresh faces on a new-look grid next season. By Jerome Pugmire. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1500 GMT, photos.
MADRID — Barcelona begins preparations for the "clasico" against Real Madrid filled with doubts after another disappointing performance in the Spanish league. By Tales Azzoni. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1800 GMT, photos.
MILAN — Inter Milan will be looking to build on last week's last-gasp draw at AC Milan when it hosts Fiorentina in Serie A. Earlier, Napoli welcomes Sassuolo. By Daniella Matar. UPCOMING: 400 words by 2000 GMT, photos.
RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil coach Tite sits down with The Associated Press to talk about the sudden revival of the five-time World Cup champions. By Mauricio Savarese. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2100 GMT.
MOHALI, India — India took control of the third test in Mohali on Monday as England were reduced to 78-4 at stumps on day three after the hosts were bowled out for 417 runs in their first innings. By Chetan Narula. SENT: 590 words, photos.
HAMILTON, New Zealand — Ross Taylor made an unbeaten 102 and Tom Latham 80 to play New Zealand into a controlling position after the fourth day of the second cricket test on Monday, edging it closer to a rare series victory over Pakistan. SENT: 900 words.
ISLAMABAD — Misbah-ul-Haq will return to lead Pakistan in the three-test series against Australia next month after missing the second test against New Zealand because of suspension and a death in the family. SENT: 260 words, photos.
UNDATED — There was no heroes? welcome for the South African rugby team on its return home after the worst season in the Springboks? once mighty history. And it?s more than just a bad run of form, according to the head coach, former players, media analysts, and, crucially, the sport?s bosses. By Gerald Imray. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1800 GMT, photos.
DENVER — Cairo Santos' 34-yard field goal hit the left upright and bounced through as overtime expired to give the Kansas Chiefs a 30-27 overtime victory over the Denver Broncos in the NFL on Sunday night. SENT: 550 words, photos.
— BKN--NBA ROUNDUP — Irving steps up to lead Cavs over 76ers. SENT: 500 words, photos.
— HKN--NHL ROUNDUP — Hayes breaks drought as Boston beat Tampa. SENT: 550 words, photos.
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