LONDON — Olivier Giroud completes an exhilarating comeback as Arsenal beats Leicester 4-3 to ensure Arsene Wenger's side opens the English Premier League with a victory for only the second time in eight seasons. By Rob Harris. SENT: 550 words, photos.


PARIS — Neymar is expected to make his much-awaited debut for Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday in the small Brittany town of Guingamp after French football authorities finally receive his international transfer certificate. By Samuel Petrequin. SENT: 320 words, photos.


LONDON — On a night of even more upsets, Dafne Schippers offers some normalcy when she proves again in the world championships that she is the fastest woman over 200 meters. By Raf Casert. SENT: 480 words, photos.

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— ATH--Worlds-Please Come Back — After a weary week of track, Bolt returns for finale. By Eddie Pells. SENT: 880 words, photos.


CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — In the dozen times Kevin Kisner has played in majors, he has learned they are not much fun unless he's playing well. He's having a blast so far in the PGA Championship. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 720 words, photos. Will be updated.


CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Rory McIlroy saves par on his opening hole in the second round of the PGA Championship with an amazing shot from trouble that skips twice along a cement path, goes in and out of a bunker, across the green and into light rough on the other side. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 640 words, photos.

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— GLF--PGA-Spieth — Jordan Spieth isn't bothered by being five shots back — just as long as he isn't any more than that after Friday. By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

— GLF--PGA Championship-Mickelson's Slump — Mickelson struggles at PGA, calls last 2 majors 'atrocious'. By Steve Reed. SENT: 520 words, photos.

— GLF--PGA-Notebook — Stricker has 8th straight year without missing cut in major. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 900 words, photos.

— GLF--PGA Championship-The Latest — Real-time updates.


Liverpool will rebuff any bids for Philippe Coutinho in this transfer window, the club's American owners say, in the latest blow to Barcelona in its attempts to replace Neymar. Fenway Sports Group also reportedly rejects a transfer request submitted by the Brazil playmaker. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 470 words, photo.


KANDY, Sri Lanka — After two resounding victories, India can become only the second cricket side to inflict a whitewash on Sri Lanka at home in a three-test series. The third test starts on Saturday in Pallekele. Match begings at 0430 GMT.


MANCHESTER, England — Pep Guardiola promises Manchester City will rein in its unprecedented levels of spending after overseeing an outlay approaching $500 million in his first year in charge. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 440 words, photos.


North America has a late challenge from North Africa in the contest to host the 2026 World Cup. By Gerald Imray. SENT: 670 words, photo.


— SOC--French Roundup — Nice defeated at home ahead of Champs League playoffs. By Samuel Petrequin. SENT: 480 words.

— SOC--German Roundup — Leverkusen, 'Gladbach dig deep to progress in German Cup. By Ciaran Fahey. SENT: 290 words.

— SOC--Man United-Ibrahimovic — United in talks with Ibrahimovic about striker staying. SENT: 160 words.

— FBN--Cowboys-Elliott Suspended — Dallas RB Ezekiel Elliott suspended 6 games in domestic case. By Schuyler Dixon. SENT: 1000 words, photos.

— OLY--Pyeongchang 2018-Koreas Tensions — Pyeongchang Games: IOC meeting to discuss North Korea threat. By Rob Harris. SENT: 410 words, photos.

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