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SOC--ENGLISH ROUNDUP

LONDON -- Arsenal looks to regain top spot in the Premier League when it travels to in-form Newcastle before third-place Chelsea takes on Liverpool in the much awaited contest between two title contenders. By Samuel Petrequin. UPCOMING: 700 words. By 1700 GMT. With separates.

NEW/DEVELOPING:

CRI--SOUTH AFRICA-INDIA

DURBAN, South Africa -- South Africa stretches its first-innings lead over India to 163 with Robin Peterson's thumping half-century at tea on the fourth day of the second test on Sunday. By Gerald Imray. MOVED: 572 words, photos - will be updated.

CRI--AUSTRALIA-ENGLAND

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Chris Rogers scores a confident 116 to steer Australia to an eight-wicket win with a day to spare in the fourth test on Sunday as the hosts move within one victory of an Ashes series sweep. By Neil Frankland. MOVED: 790 words, photos.

WITH:

-- MELBOURNE, Australia -- BC-CRI--ASHES-ROGERS. Pressure off Rogers after match-winning century. By Neil Frankland. MOVED: 390 words.

-- MELBOURNE, Australia -- BC-CRI--ASHES-COOK. Cook determined to avoid 5-0 Ashes loss. By Neil Frankland. MOVED: 442 words, photos.

FOOTBALL:

SOC-ANELKA-CELEBRATION

LONDON -- Nicolas Anelka returns to the headlines. And -- once again -- the bad boy of French football grabs the spotlight for the wrong reasons. Anelka caused an outcry in his home country by celebrating a goal scored in the Premier League for his English club West Bromwich Albion on Saturday with a gesture viewed as being anti-Semitic and described by France's Sports Minister as "disgusting." By Samuel Petrequin. MOVED: 718 words.

ALSO:

-- MELBOURNE, Australia -- BC-SOC--AUSTRALIA-ALOISI FIRED. Melbourne Heart fires Aloisi as head coach. MOVED: 502 words.

-- SYDNEY -- BC-SOC--AUSTRALIAN ROUNDUP. Adelaide beats Newcastle, Heart fires Aloisi. MOVED: 268 words.

WINTER SPORTS:

-- BORMIO, Italy -- SKI--MEN'S WORLD CUP. By Andrew Dampf. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 1400 GMT.

-- LIENZ, Austria -- BC-SKI--WOMEN'S WORLD CUP. US teen Shiffrin leads WCup slalom after 1st run. By Eric Willemsen. MOVED: 305 words, photos - will be updated.

-- LIENZ, Austria -- BC-SKI--VONN'S RETURN. No date set for Vonn's return ahead of Olympics. By Eric Willemsen. MOVED: 525 words, photo.

ALSO:

-- ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- BC-CRI--SRI LANKA-HERATH. Herath's form vital for Sri Lanka in test matches. By Rizwan Ali. MOVED: 474 words.

-- BRISBANE, Australia -- BC-TEN--AUSTRALIAN OPEN SERIES ROUNDUP. Sharapova, Williams mean business in Brisbane. By John Pye. MOVED: 699 words, photos.

-- ORLANDO, Florida -- BC-FBC--COLLEGE ROUNDUP. 'Canes endure 36-9 Russell Bowl rout by Louisville. MOVED: 1013 words.

-- LAS VEGAS -- BC-MMA--UFC 168. Weidman defends UFC belt when Silva injures leg. By Greg Beacham. MOVED: 394 words, photos.

-- BOSTON -- BC-BKN--NBA ROUNDUP. Bass' block saves Celtics in 103-100 win over Cavs. MOVED: 551 words, photos.

-- NAPIER, New Zealand -- BC-CRI--NEW ZEALAND-WEST INDIES. 2nd New Zealand-West Indies ODI abandoned, rain. MOVED: 110 words.

-- OTTAWA -- BC-HKN--NHL ROUNDUP. Senators slip past Bruins 4-3. MOVED: 484 words, photos.

-- NAPLES, Florida -- BC-BBN--DODGERS-PUIG ARRESTED. Florida police: Puig charged with reckless driving. MOVED: 133 words, photos.

-- BRISBANE, Australia -- BC-TEN--BRISBANE-WOZNIACKI WITHDRAWS. Wozniacki out of Brisbane with sore shoulder. MOVED: 119 words.

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Updated : 2021-06-17 01:45 GMT+08:00