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2013-11-03 10:01 PM

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SOC--ENGLISH ROUNDUP

MANCHESTER, England -- Second place in the Premier League is up for grabs when Everton hosts Tottenham, while Swansea visits Cardiff for the first Welsh derby to take place in England's top division. Reports on both games. By Steve Douglas. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 1830 GMT.

NEW/DEVELOPING:

CAR--F1-ABU DHABI GP

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- In the final season of his long career, 37-year-old Mark Webber looks to win his first race of the campaign when he starts the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from pole position ahead of his Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel. Four-time world champion Vettel looks for his seventh straight race win of a dominant season. By 1500 GMT. By Jerome Pugmire.

SOC--CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PREVIEW

MANCHESTER, England -- The cream of Europe have risen to the top of their Champions League groups and qualification is in sight for a slew of teams heading into the fourth round of matches in the competition. Five things ahead of this week's matches. By Steve Douglas. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 2000 GMT.

FOOTBALL:

SOC--SPANISH ROUNDUP

MADRID -- Valencia wins 1-0 at Getafe on Sunday to snap a four-game winless funk and lift some of the pressure on coach Miroslav Djukic. Later, Atletico Madrid plays Athletic Bilbao, knowing it must win to remain within a point of league leader Barcelona. By Paul Logothetis. MOVED: 129 words - will be updated.

SOC--GERMAN ROUNDUP

BERLIN -- Augsburg hopes to emerge from its slump with a win at home over Mainz, while redemption is also driving Werder Bremen, winless in four games, against Hannover, which is yet to earn a point away in the Bundesliga. By Ciaran Fahey. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2000 GMT.

ALSO:

-- PARIS -- BC-SOC--FRENCH ROUNDUP. Monaco needs a victory at third-place Lille to go level on points with leader Paris Saint-Germain. By Trung Latieule. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos by 1900 GMT.

-- LONDON -- BC-SOC--ERIKSSON-MAN UNITED. Eriksson says he signed contract with Man United. MOVED: 132 words.

-- FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts -- SOC--MLS ROUNDUP. Dorman, Rowe lead Revolution in 2-1 win over KC. MOVED: 802 words.

-- SYDNEY -- BC-SOC--AUSTRALIAN ROUNDUP. Roar back into 1st place in A-League. MOVED: 379 words.

BOXING:

BOX--GOLOVKIN-STEVENS

NEW YORK -- After successfully finishing off a brash challenger, WBA and IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin gave himself a perfect score and declared who he wants to fight next. By Larry Fleisher. MOVED: 508 words.

TENNIS:

TEN--PARIS MASTERS

PARIS -- Second-seeded Novak Djokovic faces defending champion David Ferrer in the final of the Paris Masters. By Trung Latieule. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos by 1730 GMT.

TEN--FED CUP FINAL

CAGLIARI, Italy -- Italy won a fourth Fed Cup title on Sunday as seventh-ranked Sara Errani cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Alisa Kleybanova of Russia. MOVED: 505 words.

GOLF:

GLF--HSBC CHAMPIONS

SHANGHAI -- Against an all-world cast of contenders, Dustin Johnson pulls away with power and a clutch putt to win his first World Golf Championship on Sunday. By Doug Ferguson. MOVED: 659 words, photos.

GLF--PGA TOUR-CHINA

SHANGHAI -- The PGA Tour will be partners in a new tour in China that starts next year with 12 tournaments. The China Tour-PGA Tour China Series will begin in March with 12 events that have purses of about $200,000. Still to be determined is qualifying procedures, and how many of the top finishers will have access to the Web.com Tour in the United States. By Doug Ferguson. MOVED: 406 words.

RACING:

RAC--BREEDERS' CUP-CLASSIC

ARCADIA, California -- Mucho Macho Man wins the $5 million Classic by a nose Saturday, making Kathy Ritvo the first female trainer to win North America's richest race at a Breeders' Cup that began tragically with the death of a horse in the first race. By Beth Harris. MOVED: 948 words, photos.

CRICKET:

CRI--BANGLADESH-NEW ZEALAND

FATULLAH, Bangladesh -- Shamsur Rahman scores 96 and Naeem Islam makes 63 to help Bangladesh win the third and final one-day international by four wickets and the series 3-0 against New Zealand on Sunday. MOVED: 596 words, photos.

RUGBY LEAGUE:

RGL--RLWC ROUNDUP

MANCHESTER, England -- USA Tomahawks look for a second straight win in the rugby league World Cup when they take on Wales in Group D, while Italy and Scotland meet in Group C. By Steve Douglas. UPCOMING: 250 words by 1900 GMT.

ALSO:

-- SAN FRANCISCO -- BC-BBN--GIANTS-ZITO. Giants formally part ways with Barry Zito. MOVED: 129 words.

-- SENDAI, Japan -- BC-BBO--JAPAN SERIES. Eagles beat Giants in Game 7 to win Japan Series. MOVED: 132 words.

-- DENVER -- BC-FBN--BRONCOS-FOX HOSPITALIZED. Reports: John Fox needs heart operation. MOVED: 93 words.

-- UNDATED -- BC-FBC--COLLEGE ROUNDUP. Ohio State, Michigan State in control of Big Ten. MOVED: 388 words.

-- NOOSA HEADS, Australia -- BC-TRI--NOOSA TRIATHLON. 2008 Olympic bronze medalist wins Noosa Triathlon. MOVED: 187 words.

-- PHILADELPHIA -- BC-BKN--NBA ROUNDUP. 76ers win again, beat Bulls 107-104. MOVED: 677 words, photo.

-- NEW YORK -- BC-HKN--NHL ROUNDUP. MOVED: 394 words.

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