2014-05-24 09:01 AM
SOC--CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL-ATLETICO MADRID
LISBON, Portugal -- Atletico Madrid's players are ready to follow coach Diego Simeone wherever he tells them to go. So far he's leading them to exactly the places they want to be. By Paul Logothetis. SENT. 500 words.
SOC--CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL-REAL MADRID
LISBON, Portugal -- Cristiano Ronaldo seems certain to be fit to lead Real Madrid's attack against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday. By Graham Dunbar. SENT. 350 words.
-- LISBON, Portugal -- BC-SOC--CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL-5 PLAYERS TO WATCH. By Paul Logothetis. SENT. 650 words.
-- LISBON, Portugal -- BC-SOC--ATLETICO MADRID-COSTA. SENT. 250 words.
LONDON -- Chelsea has agreed to sell David Luiz to French champion Paris Saint-Germain in a deal that will reportedly make the Brazil international the world's most expensive defender. SENT. 250 words.
GLF--BMW PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
VIRGINIA WATER, England -- Shane Lowry birdied his closing two holes for a 2-under 70 Friday to join Thomas Bjorn in the lead after the second round of the BMW PGA Championship. By Bernie McGuire. SENT. 450 words.
FORT WORTH, Texas -- PGA Tour rookie Brice Garnett opened with an eagle Friday on way to a 4-under 66 and the second-round lead at Colonial. SENT. 130 words. Will be updated.
MONACO -- With Mercedes looking certain to run away with the Formula One constructors' championship, the promising battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg should provide an intriguing backdrop for the rest of the season. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT. 600 words.
LOS ANGELES -- Donald Sterling is turning his ownership stake in the Los Angeles Clippers over to his estranged wife, and she is in talks with the NBA to sell the team, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday. By Tami Abdollah. SENT. 700 words.
TEN--FRENCH OPEN-5 THINGS
PARIS -- The French Open draw ceremony began with a video showing an artist's rendering of what the tournament site is expected to look like in a couple of years, including a planned retractable roof atop the main stadium. For now, though, Roland Garros is the same as it's been, meaning the rain that's predicted to fall throughout Week 1 will play havoc with the schedule at the clay-court tournament, which begins Sunday. By Howard Fendrich. SENT. 750 words.
-- NUREMBERG, Germany -- TEN--Nuremberg Cup. SENT: 130 words.
-- DUESSELDORF, Germany -- TEN--Duesseldorf Open. SENT: 120 words.
-- NICE, France -- TEN--Open de Nice. SENT: 130 words.
-- STRASBOURG, France -- TEN--Strasbourg International. SENT: 120 words.
RIVAROLO CANAVESE, Italy -- Marco Canola of Italy won the 13th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Friday for his first victory in a Grand Tour, while Colombian Rigoberto Uran retained the overall lead. SENT. 450 words.
PRETORIA, South Africa -- The Bulls took a four-try bonus point in a powerful 44-23 win over ACT Brumbies in Super Rugby on Friday to keep the Australian tourists winless on their two-game trip to South Africa. SENT. 300 words.
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