WOLVERHAMPTON, England — After spending more than $250 million between them on new players, the promoted trio of Cardiff, Fulham and Wolverhampton open their Premier League campaigns on the first Saturday of the new season. Tottenham, the only one of the league's 20 teams to spend nothing in the summer transfer window, starts with a 2-1 win over Newcastle and Chelsea plays Huddersfield. By Rob Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words by 1900 GMT, photos. Also: Separates on the six games.
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BERLIN — World and Olympic discus champion Sandra Perkovic of Croatia bids to become the first athlete with five consecutive titles at the European Athletics Championships, where 11 finals are to be decided on the penultimate day. By Ciaran Fahey. UPCOMING: 450 words by 2100 GMT, photos.
PARIS — Former France and Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira begins his managerial career with Nice at home to Reims while Monaco is away to Nantes in the opening round of French league games. By Jerome Pugmire. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2100 GMT.
LONDON — India fights back with two wickets late in the first session, one of them Joe Root, to reduce England to 89-4 at lunch on Day 3 of the second test at Lord's. By Sam Johnston. SENT: 260 words, photos. Will be updated.
TOKYO — It's a better day at the Pan Pacific Championships for Americans Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel after unexpected losses earlier at the four-day meet, a dry run for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. By Stephen Wade. UPCOMING: 650 words by 1400 GMT, photos.
GLASGOW, Scotland — With three gymnasts from the team that won silver at the 2016 Olympics, Russia is a strong favorite to take the men's team title at the European Championships. Also, Britain's golfers are after gold in the inaugural mixed team competition. By Eric Willemsen. UPCOMING: 400 words by 1500 GMT, photos.
— SOF--WOMEN'S WORLDS — Pitcher Rachel Garcia drives in winning to lift United States to a 4-3 win over host Japan at women's softball worlds. SENT: 275 words.
— BKO--AUSTRALIA-BOGUT BEGINS — NBA star Andrew Bogut makes a short but strong debut for Sydney Kings in preseason game. SENT: 200 words.
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