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TOP STORIES:

ATH--WORLDS

MOSCOW -- So far, the U.S.-Jamaican sprint rivalry is turning into a rout at the world championships. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce rubbed it in Monday with a winning margin of Bolt-esque proportions in the women's 100 meters. Moved. 650 words. By Raf Casert.

WITH:

-- MOSCOW -- BC-ATH--WORLDS-THEISEN EATON. Moved.

-- MOSCOW -- BC-ATH--WORLD-MEN'S 100 HURDLES. Moved.

CRI--ENGLAND-AUSTRALIA

CHESTER-LE-STREET, England -- England clinched a third straight Ashes series after winning the fourth test by 74 runs following a dramatic Australian batting meltdown in the face of some inspired bowling from paceman Stuart Broad on Monday. Moved. 850 words. By Steve Douglas.

WITH:

-- CHESTER-LE-STREET, England -- BC-CRI--ENGLAND-ONIONS. Moved.

NEW/DEVELOPING:

BOX--KLITSCHKO-POVETKIN

MOSCOW -- The long-anticipated bout between WBA heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and Russia's Alexander Povetkin will be held in Moscow on Oct. 5, the boxers confirmed Monday. Moved. 200 words.

OLY--IOC-WU

LONDON -- The Olympic leadership is "cross" with Russia for implementing anti-gay legislation ahead of the Winter Games, a senior IOC official said Monday, insisting that there must be no restrictions on athletes in Sochi next year. Moved. 400 words. By Rob Harris.

FOOTBALL:

SOC--INTERNATIONAL PREVIEW

LONDON -- Twelve years after Italy's last match against Argentina, the two predominantly Roman Catholic and football-crazy nations are renewing their storied rivalry in a friendly game that will be played under the auspices of Pope Francis. Moved. 650 words. By Samuel Petrequin.

SOC--EXTRA TIME

BERLIN -- Romance often ends in heartbreak in football, but Eintracht Braunschweig isn't letting one defeat spoil the joy of returning to the Bundesliga after 28 years in the wilderness. Moved. 800 words. By Ciaran Fahey.

ALSO:

-- LONDON -- BC-SOC--CRYSTAL PALACE-CHAMAKH. Moved.

GOLF:

GLF--DUFNER'S REDEMPTION

PITTSFORD, New York -- Jason Dufner doesn't have the same set of skills as Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott, though his career has shared the same path -- from a memorable collapse at a major championship to redemption in pretty short order. Moved. 900 words. By Doug Ferguson.

TENNIS:

TEN--WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN

MASON, Ohio -- Former U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur moved into the second round of the Western & Southern Open with a 6-1, 7-5 win over Svetlana Kuznetsova on Monday. Moved. 350 words.

TEN-MURRAY

MASON, Ohio -- Olympic gold medal? Check. Win a major? Check. Finally win Wimbledon? Check. Andy Murray has a new "To Do" list. Instead of trying to win majors, he's now defending them. Moved. 400 words.

OTHER STORIES:

-- WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- BC-CRI--NEW ZEALAND-EDGAR. Moved.

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Updated : 2021-05-18 03:40 GMT+08:00