BERLIN — A 28-year-old German-Russian citizen took out a five-figure loan to bet that Borussia Dortmund shares would drop, then attacked the soccer team's bus with bombs in a scheme to net millions, German officials say. By Frank Jordans. SENT: 760 words, photos.
— Germany-Dortmund Attack-The Plan — How the Borussia bomber hoped to make millions. By Carlo Piovano. SENT: 580 words, photo.
MANCHESTER, England — Wayne Rooney could be thrown into action sooner than planned by Manchester United to solve a growing injury crisis that has left manager Jose Mourinho to warn: "We're in trouble." By Steve Douglas. SENT: 330 words, photos.
ZURICH — Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter reflects on his exile from world soccer in a briefing with international media. The 81-year-old Blatter remains under investigation by Swiss and American federal prosecutors, while FIFA reels from record losses and struggles to find sponsors for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. By Graham Dunbar. UPCOMING: 650 words, photo, video.
TEN--MONTE CARLO MASTERS
MONACO — Albert Ramos-Vinolas won the last four games to beat fifth-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-2 and reach the Monte Carlo Masters semifinals. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 180 words, photos. UPCOMING: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic results.
SOC--RONALDO vs MESSI
MADRID — The two best players in the world will face off again, this time with the Spanish league title on the line. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi meet on Sunday when Real Madrid and Barcelona play their clasico. By Tales Azzoni. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 1500 GMT.
SOC--MAN CITY-GUARDIOLA?S LAST HOPE
MANCHESTER, England — The Champions League dream was over in mid-March. Realistic ambitions of capturing the English Premier League title were extinguished way before then. Pep Guardiola?s last hope of winning silverware in his first season at Manchester City rests with winning the FA Cup. By Steve Douglas. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 1500 GMT.
SOC--CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW
NYON, Switzerland — Defending champion Real Madrid will meet city rival Atletico Madrid in the semifinals of the Champions League in a rematch of last season's final. Juventus plays Monaco in the other semifinal. SENT: 220 words, photos.
— SOC--Europa League-Draw — Celta Vigo-United, Ajax-Lyon in semifinals. SENT: 110 words, photo.
PARIS — Maria Sharapova will find out the week starting May 15 if she can compete at the French Open, which starts two weeks later. SENT: 370 words, photo.
MADRID — Sevilla hosts struggling Granada looking to move closer to third-place Atletico Madrid in the Spanish league. UPCOMING: 250 words by 2130 GMT.
SAN ANTONIO — South African golfer Branden Grace has a 6-under 66 and leads by a stroke after the opening round of the Texas Open. SENT: 470 words, photos.
— GLF--Shenzhen International — Wiesberger fires 65 to lead rain-hit Shenzhen. SENT: 230 words.
— OLY--RGU-Fiji-Sevens Banknote — Fiji issues $7 note to commemorate Olympic sevens win. SENT: 180 words, photo.
— RGU--Super Rugby — Hurricanes crush ACT, Southern Kings upset NSW. SENT: 510 words. Will be updated with Lions-Jaguares.
— OLY--Tokyo 2020-Checking Progress — NOCs impressed by what they see of Tokyo's 2020 plans. By Jim Armstrong. SENT: 480 words, photos.
— BKN--NBA Capsules — Cavs set NBA postseason record to beat Pacers. SENT: 410 words, photos.
— HKN--NHL Capsules — Nashville sweep top-seeded Blackhawks in Western Conference. SENT: 450 words, photo.
— BBO--MLB Capsules — Betts hits 3-run double in 10th, Boston beats Toronto. SENT: 1,300 words, photo.
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