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Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, left, and Liverpool  midfielder Sadio Mane go for a header during their Premier League tie.

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Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, left, and Liverpool midfielder Sadio Mane go for a header during their Premier League tie.


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Three arrests in death of sprinter Gay's daughter

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Three men charged in connection with the shooting death of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay's 15-year-old daughter pleaded not guilty Monday and face an Oct. 25 court date. The three appeared via video before Fayette County district court judge T. Bruce Bell, who will assign attorneys for them.

Bell set bail at $5,000 each for Chazerae Taylor, 38, and his son, D'Markeo Taylor, 19, on wanton endangerment charges. Dvonta Middlebrooks, 21, is charged with wanton endangerment and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. His bail was set at $12,500.

Lexington police say Middlebrooks was in the parking lot of a restaurant and fired multiple shots in the incident in which Trinity Gay was killed early Sunday. Court records show the Taylors admitted also firing shots.

Tyson Gay said he and his daughter were very close, according to Lexington TV station WLEX, which spoke to him Sunday. "It's so crazy. I have no idea what happened," Gay said.


Goalless tie for Liverpool, Manchester United

Manchester United's defensive tactics under manager Jose Mourinho blunted Liverpool's prolific attack as England's two most illustrious teams toughed out a 0-0 draw in the Premier League. Host Liverpool had 65 percent possession but failed to score in a home league game for the first time in exactly 10 months. United was the opponent then, too, but under Louis van Gaal. The 35 percent possession statistic, provided by the Premier League's official stats supplier Opta, was the lowest United has had in a Premier League game since Opta was first used by the league in 2003. Man U, owned by the Glazer family which owns the Bucs, owns a record 20 English league titles; Liverpool is second with 18.

Spain: Neymar will sign a three-year contract extension with Barcelona on Friday, a deal that will keep the Brazilian forward with the Spanish club until 2021. Also, newly promoted Osasuna won 3-2 at Eibar.


Serena Williams to miss WTA Finals with injury

Serena Williams will miss the season-ending WTA Finals for the second year in a row, citing a right shoulder injury. The event begins Sunday in Singapore. Williams, 35, hasn't played since losing to Karolina Pliskova in the U.S. Open semifinals in early September, a defeat that resulted in Williams ceding the No. 1 ranking to Angelique Kerber after a 3½-year stay at the top.


NBA: The Mavericks signed free agent center Jaleel Cousins, a former USF standout and the younger brother of All-Star Kings center DeMarcus Cousins. Jaleel Cousins went undrafted this summer. … Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said it doesn't seem likely that point guard Derrick Rose, the subject of a civil sexual assault trial in Los Angeles, will be back in New York in time to play either of the final two preseason games. … The Bulls traded Tony Snell to Milwaukee for Michael Carter-Williams; both guards are heading into their fourth seasons.

Boxing: Bernard Hopkins, 51, said he plans to end his three-decade career Dec. 17 with a light heavyweight bout against Joe Smith Jr. in Inglewood, Calif.

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