LONDON — Liverpool starts October away at Newcastle in the Premier League after winning only one of six matches in all competitions last month. Also, Arsenal hosts Brighton and Everton takes on Burnley. By Rob Harris. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. By 1730 GMT. With separates on all three matches.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Max Verstappen celebrates his birthday by winning the Malaysian Grand Prix in style on Sunday, while Lewis Hamilton finishes second to extend his championship lead over Sebastian Vettel. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 763 words, photos.
— CAR--F1-MALAYSIAN GP-FERRARI WOES — Ferrari woes continue as Raikkonen retires from Malaysian GP. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 306 words, photos.
BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona's Spanish league game against Las Palmas could be suspended amid the controversial referendum on Catalonia's independence on Sunday. SENT: 343 words, photos - will be updated.
BARCELONA, Spain — Spanish league leader Barcelona hosts struggling Las Palmas amid a controversial vote for Catalonia's independence. By Joseph Wilson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. By 1800 GMT.
ROME — It was more target practice for high-scoring Napoli in a 3-0 win over Cagliari on Sunday that extended the southern club's perfect record in Serie A. SENT: 214 words, photos - will be updated.
BERLIN — Led by interim coach Willy Sagnol, Bayern Munich visits Hertha Berlin for its first game since sacking Carlo Ancelotti. By Ciaran Fahey. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. By 1900 GMT.
UNDATED — Saint-Etienne can move third in Ligue 1 with a victory at Troyes ahead of the derby between Nice and Marseille. Also, Lyon visits Angers. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos. By 1500 GMT.
CHICAGO — Jozy Altidore, DeAndre Yedlin and Geoff Cameron return from injuries and are on the U.S. roster for crucial World Cup qualifiers against Panama, and Trinidad and Tobago. SENT: 638 words.
LISBON, Portugal — Portuguese league leader Porto plays at second-place Sporting Lisbon. UPCOMING: 200 words. By 2200 GMT.
PARIS — French authorities say seven Lille supporters remain hospitalized Sunday, including five who are seriously injured, after a barrier collapsed during the team's football match at Amiens on Saturday. SENT: 116 words, photos.
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan — Some in the Olympic movement are eyeing esports as a possible addition for 2024, which could redefine what the Games stand for. A competition in Turkmenistan run by the Olympic Council of Asia shows how esports could look on the world's biggest stage. By Alexander Vershinin and James Ellingworth. SENT: 824 words, photos.
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MIAMI — Atlanta goes to Miami and the Los Angeles Clippers meet Toronto in Sunday's two NBA preseason games. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 350 words, photos. By 0100 GMT. Will be updated after Clippers-Raptors around 0430 GMT.
POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa — Captain Faf du Plessis and Temba Bavuma make half-centuries in an unbroken 133-run stand to take South Africa's lead to 379 runs over Bangladesh on Day 4 of the first test on Sunday. SENT: 151 words - will be updated.
NAGPUR, India — Australia won a third successive toss and opted to bat in the fifth and last cricket ODI against India in Nagpur on Sunday. By Chetan Narula. SENT: 333 words.
— US--OJ SIMPSON-RELEASE — O.J. Simpson out of prison after 9 years for armed robbery. By Ken Ritter. SENT: 1024 words.
— FBN--SAINTS-DOLPHINS-INACTIVES — Dolphins' Maxwell inactive vs. Saints; Tankersley to start. SENT: 210 words.
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