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Sport News Update, what you need to know

AAP logoAAP 25/08/2016

GOLF - World No.1 Jason Day is in good shape in the opening round of his title defence of the US PGA Tour Playoff event at The Barclays. Despite battling a wayward driver, Day shot a three-under-68 at Bethpage Black to sit just two shots off the lead midway through the opening round. American Patrick Reed and Scotland's Martin Laird lead at five-under 66.

CRICKET - Veteran Sri Lanka allrounder Tillakaratne Dilshan will retire from one-day international cricket after the third match of the current series against Australia.

SOCCER - Holders Real Madrid have been drawn with Borussia Dortmund, Sporting Lisbon and Legia Warsaw in the group stages of the Champions League, while Barcelona will face Manchester City and Bayern Munich will face old foes Atletico Madrid. English champions Leicester City have been drawn against Porto, Club Brugge and Copenhagen.

SOCCER - Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the best player in Europe for 2015-2016, ahead of Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid and teammate Gareth Bale.

CRICKET - Australia coach Darren Lehmann has brushed aside criticism by former captain Michael Clarke of the decision to send skipper Steve Smith home midway through the Sri Lanka one-day series.

SOCCER - Manchester City have completed the signing of goalkeeper Claudio Bravo from Barcelona for STG13.75 million ($A24 million) in a move that could spell the end of England No.1 Joe Hart's decade-long career at the Premier League club.

OLYMPICS - Russia will award each of its medallists at this year's Olympics Games in Rio a BMW sports utility vehicle and at least 1.7 million roubles ($A32,850), according to state media.

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