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WORLD SPORTS at 1330 GMT

WORLD SPORTS at 1330 GMT

TOP STORY:

CAR--SCHUMACHER-INJURED

GRENOBLE, France -- Doctors treating Michael Schumacher refused Monday to predict the outcome for the former Formula One driver, saying they were taking his very critical head injury "hour by hour" following his ski accident. SENT. By Sarah DiLorenzo and Graham Dunbar. 765 words.

NEW/DEVELOPING:

TEN--AUSTRALIAN OPEN SERIES ROUNDUP

BRISBANE, Australia -- Every point mattered for Maria Sharapova in her competitive return from an injury layoff, even in a first-round match in the season-opening tournament. SENT. By John Pye. 590 words.

CRI--SOUTH AFRICA-INDIA

DURBAN, South Africa -- South Africa won Jacques Kallis' last test to take the series against India with a 10-wicket victory on the final day at Kingsmead on Monday. SENT. By Gerald Imray. 620 words.

FOOTBALL:

SOC--ENGLISH PREVIEW

MANCHESTER, England -- The Premier League wraps up its packed festive schedule with a full round of matches on Wednesday, with Arsenal top of the standings for its first match of 2014 but with a host of challengers tucked in just behind. SENT. By Steve Douglas. 800 words.

SOC-CATALONIA-CAPE VERDE

BARCELONA, Spain -- A Catalonia side composed mainly of Barcelona and Espanyol players hosts Cape Verde in a friendly at Barcelona's Olympic Stadium. UPCOMING. By 2000 GMT. 130 words.

CRICKET:

CRI--PAKISTAN-SRI LANKA

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- Pakistan will be looking to maintain its impeccable recent record in the United Arab Emirates when it meets Sri Lanka in the first of the three-test series from Tuesday. SENT. By Rizwan Ali. 670 words.

CRI--ASHES-AUSTRALIA

SYDNEY -- Batsman Alex Doolan has been added at the expense of paceman Doug Bollinger in the only change to the 14-man Australian squad attempting to sweep the Ashes series 5-0. SENT. 430 words.

SAILING:

SAI--SYDNEY-HOBART

HOBART, Australia -- Victoire was declared the handicap winner of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race early Monday, 1? days after Wild Oats XI took line honors in the annual bluewater classic. SENT. 280 words.

FOOTBALL:

FBN--NFL ROUNDUP

UNDATED -- The Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers pulled out memorable road victories on Sunday to secure berths in the NFL playoffs. Philadelphia completed a terrific turnaround under new coach Chip Kelly by beating Dallas 24-22 to win the NFC East. SENT. By Barry Wilner. 680 words.

Other stories:

-- SAN JOSE, Calif. -- BC-HKN--NHL Roundup. SENT. 540 words.

-- OKLAHOMA CITY -- BC-BKN--NBA Roundup. SENT. 425 words.

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Updated : 2021-04-23 16:34 GMT+08:00