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    SOC--ENGLISH ROUNDUP

    Mohamed Salah was just inside Arsenal's half when he collected the ball, befuddled David Luiz with a nonchalant jink and homed in on goal from the right wing. The Liverpool star made the finish look easy, too, whipping the ball into the bottom corner. With one of the best goals so far this season, Salah capped Liverpool's 3-1 win over Arsenal in a one-sided game between the top two teams in the Premier League. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 778 words, photos.

    NEW/DEVELOPING STORY

    SOC--BARCELONA-MESSI

    BARCELONA, Spain - Lionel Messi has been left out of Barcelona's squad to face Real Betis in the Spanish league on Sunday. Messi returned to training this week after recovering from a right calf injury picked up in preseason, but the Argentina star was not included in the list of players available for the team's home opener at Camp Nou Stadium. SENT: 109 words, photos.

    OTHER STORIES

    SOC--SPANISH ROUNDUP

    MADRID - James Rodríguez's return to the Spanish league ended in frustration as Real Madrid conceded a late equalizer to draw its home opener 1-1 against Valladolid on Saturday. By Tales Azzoni. SENT: 572 words, photos.

    SOC--ITALIAN ROUNDUP

    ROME - New season, same old Juventus. Veteran defender Giorgio Chiellini scored early as Juventus won 1-0 at Parma to kick off its bid for a record-extending ninth straight Serie A title in the league opener Saturday. By Andrew Dampf. SENT: 533 words, photos.

    SOC--GERMAN ROUNDUP

    BERLIN - Robert Lewandowski scored a hat trick and Philippe Coutinho made his Bundesliga debut as Bayern Munich eased to a 3-0 win at Schalke on Saturday. By Ciaran Fahey. SENT: 577 words, photos.

    CYC--SPANISH VUELTA

    TORREVIEJA, Spain - Colombia rider Miguel Angel Lopez led Astana to a team time-trial victory as the Spanish Vuelta got underway on Saturday. SENT: 259 words.

    CRI--ENGLAND-AUSTRALIA

    LEEDS, England - Captain Joe Root carried England's hopes of keeping the Ashes alive on Saturday, digging deep in pursuit of a record fourth-innings chase on Day 3 of the third test against Australia at Headingley. SENT: 530 words, photos.

    BOX--KOVALEV YARDE

    CHELYABINSK, Russia - Sergey Kovalev knocked out Anthony Yarde on Saturday to retain the WBO light heavyweight title in his first defense since winning back the belt in February. SENT: 291 words, photos.

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