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WORLD SPORTS at 1330 GMT

WORLD SPORTS at 1330 GMT

FOOTBALL:

SOC--BARCELONA-MESSI

BARCELONA, Spain -- Lionel Messi is set to return from a two-month injury layoff after being cleared by Barcelona's team doctors and included in its squad for the Copa del Rey match against Getafe on Wednesday. MOVED: 309 words, photos.

SOC--ENGLISH ROUNDUP

LONDON -- David Moyes' reign as Manchester United manager will be plunged further into turmoil if his team loses to Sunderland in the first leg of their League Cup semifinal at The Stadium of Light. By Rob Harris. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 2200 GMT.

SOC--SPANISH ROUNDUP

VALENCIA, Spain -- Defending champion Atletico Madrid visits Valencia in the first leg of the Copa del Rey round of 16. UPCOMING: 400 words by 2300 GMT.

GOLF:

GLF--TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

KAPALUA, Hawaii -- Zach Johnson is taking his place among the big boys in golf with two of the shortest clubs in his bag. On a Plantation Course at Kapalua that should be paradise for the game's longest hitters, Johnson chipped in for his opening birdie and then hit four exquisite wedge shots on the back nine to rally from two shots behind to win the Tournament of Champions. By Doug Ferguson. MOVED: 670 words, photos.

MOTORSPORTS:

CAR--SCHUMACHER

GRENOBLE, France -- Michael Schumacher's wife says the family wants to be left in peace as doctors treat him after a brutal ski crash. Corinne Schumacher ssays, "It's very important to me that you ease the burden on the doctors and the hospital so that they can do their work in peace." She asks the international media to leave the hospital. MOVED: 130 words, photo.

CRICKET:

CRI--PAKISTAN-SRI LANKA

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Pakistan is banking on specialist spinners against Sri Lanka for Wednesday's second test at a ground where Misbah-ul-Haq's men have won their only five-day game against the islanders in the last 12 tests. Offspinner Saeed Ajmal and left-arm spinner Abdul Rehman took 12 wickets in 2011 in a nine-wicket victory, and Misbah hopes the spinners earn Pakistan a 1-0 lead in the series. By Rizwan Ali. MOVED: 622 words.

Also:

-- SYDNEY -- CRI--Australia-Ashes Celebration. MOVED: 124 words, photos.

-- CRI--England-Pietersen. MOVED: 286 words, photos.

-- WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- CRI--New Zealand-Squad. MOVED: 119 words.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL:

FBN--HUMBLED BRONCOS

ENGLEWOOD, California -- A year ago, Denver roared into the playoffs riding an 11-game winning streak and promptly lost for the first time in 98 days. So much for momentum. This time, the Broncos are again 13-3 and the AFC's top seed, two home wins away from the Super Bowl. Only, they're far from the overconfident, sauntering unit they were at kickoff on that frigid day in Denver last January when the Baltimore Ravens would outlast them 38-35 in double overtime. By Arnie Stapleton. MOVED: 626 words, photos.

OLYMPICS:

SKI--OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION

BORMIO, Italy -- FIS tweaks its Olympic qualification rules to allow racers such as Ted Ligety and some high-profile Austrians to compete in the super-combined at the Sochi Games next month. Instead of requiring at least three super-combi finishes over the qualification period of this season and last, it will allow downhill races to count. By Andrew Dampf. MOVED: 210 words, photos.

Also:

-- OLY--HKO-Slovenia-Roster. MOVED: 131 words, photo.

-- BRATISLAVA, Slovakia -- OLY--HKO-Slovakia Squad. MOVED: 126 words, photo.

-- MOSCOW -- OLY--Sochi-Security. MOVED: 130 words, photo.

-- SYDNEY -- OLY--FIG-Australia-Han. MOVED: 117 words.

-- OAKLAND, California -- OLY--US Delegation-Napolitano. By Janie McCauley. MOVED: 373 words, photos.

TENNIS:

TEN--AUSTRALIAN OPEN SERIES ROUNDUP

SYDNEY -- Top seed and defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska had another setback in her preparations for the Australian Open when she lost to American qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the second round of the Sydney International. Radwanska received treatment on her right serving shoulder during last week's Hopman Cup in Perth and says it is still bothering her. MOVED: 545 words, photos.

Other stories:

-- NEW YORK -- BKN--NBA Roundup. Johnson scores 23 as Nets win 3rd straight. MOVED; 336 words, photos.

-- CHICAGO -- BKN--Cavaliers-Bulls Trade. Cavs send Bynum to Bulls for Deng, draft picks. MOVED: 398 words, photo.

-- UNIONDALE, New York -- HKN--NHL Roundup. Tavares' hat trick lifts Islanders over Stars 7-3. MOVED: 325 words, photos.

-- PASADENA, California -- FBC--College Roundup. Florida State beats Auburn for national title. By Ralph Russo. MOVED: 378 words, photos.

-- BRUSSELS -- JUD--Doping-Van Snick. Belgian judoka to appeal 2-year doping suspension. MOVED: 104 words.

-- WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- RGU--Samoa-Lima. Lima resigns from Samoa roles after assault charge. MOVED: 129 words.

-- LONDON -- GYM--Smith Returns. British gymnast Smith aims for Commonwealth Games. MOved: 128 words.

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Updated : 2021-06-22 16:49 GMT+08:00