Daily Digest: Real Madrid cruise to victory, US Open masterclass from Federer

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The Sport360 team is here bringing you our top stories on Sunday.

As ever, get in touch with us throughout the day via Twitter and Facebook.

TOP STORY

Sergio Ramos.

Captain Marvel: Sergio Ramos.

Karim Benzema brace led Real Madrid to a comfortable 4-1 La Liga victory at home to Leganes on Saturday night.

Gareth Bale opened the scoring from Dani Carvajal’s knock down in the 17th minute but the away side drew level from the spot seven minutes later following a foul from Casemiro.

Benzema then scored twice in 13 minutes during the second period to put the hosts in charge before Sergio Ramos added a fourth in the 66th minute after Marco Asensio was felled.

Here, Brendon Netto has what we learned from the convincing win at the Santiago Bernabeu.

You can also read his full player ratings, here.

FOOTBALL

Saint to sinner: Kylian Mbappe.

Saint to sinner: Kylian Mbappe.

Kylian Mbappe scored a brilliant late goal before being sent off as Paris Saint-Germain edged to a 4-2 win at Nimes on Saturday.

Read more, here.

CRICKET

Buttler was dismissed after a 69-run knock.

Jos Buttler scored a crucial half-century on day three.

We are all set for a pulsating day four at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

England ended day three on 260-8 and hold a second innings lead of 233. India will be hoping for quick wickets and then are tasked with chasing the hosts’ total.

Head over to our cricket section for live coverage today.

TENNIS

Sublime: Roger Federer.

Sublime: Roger Federer.

Overnight, Roger Federer stole the show to put Nick Kyrgios in his place at the US Open.

The pair met in the third round in the most highly-anticipated men’s match of the tournament so far, but it proved to be style over substance as Federer raced to a 6-4 6-1 7-5 victory inside two hours.

Read more tennis coverage, here.

FEATURE OF THE DAY

Jordi Alba was omitted from Luis Enrique’s first Spain squad.

Following his international snub by new Spain boss Luis Enrique, Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba has a point to prove argues our Spanish football writer Andy West.

Read more, here.

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WHAT’S ON

International Cricket: England v India, day four, fourth Test from 2pm

Premier League: Cardiff v Arsenal (4.30pm); Watford v Tottenham (7pm); Burnley v Manchester United (7pm)

La Liga: Barcelona v Huesca (8.30pm)

Formula One: Italian Grand Prix (5.10pm)

Magic: Leo Messi.

Magician: Lionel Messi will be in action at the Camp Nou later.

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Good morning folks. The Sport360 team is here bringing you a round-up of our sports stories on Saturday.

Get in touch with us throughout the day via Twitter and Facebook.

TOP STORY

Manchester City v Chelsea - FA Community Shield

Vincent Kompany has rejected claims Manchester City have enjoyed an unfair advantage over the last decade thanks to their Abu Dhabi owner or that the club’s extravagant spending has been bad for football.

“What is fair about the status quo? Should City be in the third division (as they were 10 years before Sheikh Mansour’s takeover) and say ‘we’ve got awesome fans but we’re not allowed to have success’?” Kompany said.

Read more here.

FOOTBALL

Mariano Diaz was unveiled at the Bernabeu on Friday.

Mariano Diaz was unveiled at the Bernabeu on Friday.

Julen Lopetegui’s Real Madrid are looking in fine shape as they aim to make it three wins from three by beating Leganes on Saturday.

Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema are in the thick of things with a freshened-up Los Blancos looking the part domestically this season.

Read more here.

CRICKET

The fourth Test between England and India in Southampton is finely poised after Cheteshwar Pujara’s unbeaten century handed the Indian team a 27-run lead.

Pujara’s century was his 15th in Test and one of his finest as it came when the series was on the line.

Read out in-depth analysis of the ton here.

FEATURE OF THE DAY

Winston-Salem Open - Day 1

Malek Jaziri confessed he needed help after his opening round defeat at the US Open.

He made the honest and revealing confession after his loss to Pablo Carreno Busta.

“I need help,” admitted the 34-year-old Tunisian. “That’s the truth. I’ll be honest, I need help. Everyone needs help, whoever tells you they don’t… [is lying].”

For more, click here.

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WHAT’S ON

CRICKET: England v India, fourth Test Day Three (14:00)

FOOTBALL: Leicester v Liverpool (15:30), Man City v Newcastle (20:30), Real Madrid v Leganes (22:45)

TENNIS: US Open from New York (20:00)

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Daily Digest: Caroline Wozniacki makes early exit at the US Open

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TOP STORY

Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine (L) shakes hands with Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark (R) after defeating her during their 2018 US Open Women's Singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on August 30, 2018. (Photo by EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ / AFP) (Photo credit should read EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Lesia Tsurenko dumped out Caroline Wozniacki.

The women’s competition at the US Open is without its top two seeds heading into the third round after Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki joined Simona Halep in making a shock early exit.

Read more, here.

FOOTBALL

Who will get their hands on the trophy?

ChelseaArsenal, Celtic and Rangers will find out on Friday who they will be facing in the Europa League group stage.

Meanwhile, it’s transfer deadline day across some leagues in Europe and our transfer round-up will help keep you up to date.

CRICKET

Sam Curran helped England reach 246.

It was a thrilling first day of the fourth Test between England and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton!

The hosts ended the day on 246 thanks to Sam Curran’s 78 while the Men in Blue reached 19-0 at the close.

Follow live ball-by-ball coverage of day two with us throughout the day. Click here from 2pm.

TENNIS

Mohamed Lahyani appeared to give a pep talk to Kyrgios.

Overnight, there was yet more action-packed tennis and big storylines.

None more so than Nick Kyrgios.

The Australian was trailing Pierre-Hugues Herbert 4-6, 0-3 in his second round match in New York before umpire Mohamed Lahyani left the chair and appeared to give the Aussie a pep talk.

Kyrios went on to win the match and as a result, the umpire has come under plenty of fire.

Read Reem Abulleil’s report from Flushing Meadows, here.

FEATURE OF THE DAY

In a league of their own: Manchester City.

Ahead of Newcastle’s trip to Manchester City this weekend, football writer Brendon Netto analyses the huge differences between the two clubs in wake of the tenth anniversary of Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s multimillion pound takeover with the Abu Dhabi United Group.

Read the article, here.

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WHAT’S ON

England v India day two of the fourth Test (2pm)

Europa League draw (3pm)

US Open tennis live from New York (8pm) onwards

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