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WORLD SPORTS at 1330 GMT

WORLD SPORTS at 1330 GMT

TOP STORY:

CAR--SCHUMACHER-INJURED

GRENOBLE, France -- Michael Schumacher underwent a second surgery after a brain scan showed small, "surprising" signs of improvement, but grim doctors said Tuesday they could offer no insight into the prognosis for the Formula 1 champion. SENT. By Graham Dunbar. 450 words, photos.

NEW/DEVELOPING:

TEN--AUSTRALIAN OPEN SERIES ROUNDUP

BRISBANE, Australia -- Serena Williams' first competitive match of the season was by no means perfect, but the 6-4, 6-4 win over Andrea Petkovic at the Brisbane International was a decent start against a player who has been ranked as high as No. 9. SENT. By John Pye. 700 words.

OLY--IOC-SOCHI SECURITY

LONDON -- IOC President Thomas Bach has expressed full confidence that Russian authorities will deliver a "safe and secure" Olympics in Sochi despite the two deadly suicide bombings in southern Russia that heightened concerns about the terrorist threat to the Winter Games. SENT. By Stephen Wilson.

FOOTBALL:

SOC--JANUARY TRANSFER WINDOW

LONDON -- European football's January transfer window opens for business on Wednesday, but the market is expected to stay downbeat during the next month although Arsenal and Chelsea look in need of new strikers. UPCOMING. 600 words. By 1700GMT. By Samuel Petrequin.

CRICKET:

CRI--PAKISTAN-SRI LANKA

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- Pakistan fast bowler Junaid Khan grabbed his fourth five-wicket haul against Sri Lanka and Bilawal Bhatti made an impressive debut to bowl out the tourists for 204 on the opening day of the first test on Tuesday. SENT. By Rizwan Ali.

Other stories:

-- CHICAGO -- BC-HKN--NHL Roundup. SENT. 250 words.

-- LOS ANGELES -- BC-BKN--NBA Roundup. SENT. 500 words.

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Updated : 2021-04-19 05:59 GMT+08:00