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    SOC--MAN UNITED-LIVERPOOL

    MANCHESTER, England _ Manchester United hosts Liverpool side looking to make it nine wins out of win at the start of its pursuit of the Premier League title. United is already 15 points behind the leaders who haven't won the English title since 1990. By Rob Harris. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. By 1800 GMT.

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    SOC--SPANISH ROUNDUP

    MADRID _ Sevilla tries to get back near the top of the Spanish league standings when it hosts Levante. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. By 1800 GMT.

    RGU--RWC-RUGBY WORLD CUP

    TOKYO _ The semifinal lineup at the Rugby World Cup was completed on Sunday, with Wales narrowly beating France in Oita and host nation Japan going out to two-time champion South Africa in Tokyo. England and New Zealand advanced with big wins on Saturday and will meet in the first semifinal. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

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    _ RGU--RWC-WALES-FRANCE _Wales rallies to beat 14-man France, reach World Cup semis. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 837 words, photos.

    _ RGU--RWC-FRANCE-MOMENT OF MADNESS _Moment of madness: Senseless red card ruins French RWC hopes. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 669 words, photos.

    _ RGU--RWC-AUSTRALIA-CHEIKA OUT _Cheika out as Australia coach after Rugby World Cup exit. By John Pye. SENT: 770 words, photos.

    _ RGU--RWC-THE LATEST

    SOC--ITALIAN ROUNDUP

    ROME _ Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez each scored twice for Inter Milan but the Nerazzurri struggled defensively in a 4-3 win at Sassuolo on Sunday in Serie A. Later, Stefano Pioli makes his debut as coach of struggling AC Milan against promoted Lecce. By Andrew Dampf. SENT: 201 words, photos - will be updated.

    SOC--GERMAN ROUNDUP

    BERLIN _ Schalke can move top of the Bundesliga with a win at Hoffenheim, and Cologne hosts Paderborn in a duel between promoted sides. By Ciarán Fahey. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos. By 1800 GMT.

    SOC--BAYERN-SÜLE-INJURY

    MUNICH _ Bayern Munich and Germany central defender Niklas Süle faces a long injury layoff with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. SENT: 208 words.

    GLF--CJ CUP

    JEJU ISLAND, South Korea _ Justin Thomas won his 11th PGA Tour event and his second in South Korea in three years with a final-round 5-under 67 and a two-stroke victory over South Korean-born New Zealander Danny Lee. SENT: 548 words.

    GLF--CJ CUP-KOEPKA INJURY

    Top-ranked Brooks Koepka withdrew from the PGA Tour's CJ Cup before the third round Saturday after aggravating a left knee injury a day earlier when he slipped on wet concrete. SENT.

    GLF--PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS

    RICHMOND, Virginia _ Scott Parel and Tommy Tolles take a one-shot lead over Colin Montgomerie into the final round of the Dominion Energy Charity Classic, the first of three tournaments in the PGA Tour Champions' Charles Schwab Cup playoffs. By Hank Kurz Jr. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. By 2200 GMT.

    GLF--LPGA SHANGHAI

    SHANGHAI _ Danielle Kang shot a bogey-free 2 under 70 to win the Buick LPGA Shanghai for the second consecutive year on Sunday with a tournament record 16-under par 272. SENT: 389 words.

    CRI--INDIA-SOUTH AFRICA

    RANCHI, India _ South Africa was left reeling at 9-2 in five overs against India when play was called off on day two of the third test on Sunday in response to the home side’s first innings total of 497-9. By Chetan Narula. SENT: 646 words, photos.

    MOT--GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN

    MOTEGI, Japan _ Marc Marquez of Spain held off an early challenge from second place finisher Fabio Quartararo to win the MotoGP Grand Prix of Japan on Sunday. SENT: 151 words.

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