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TOP STORY:

CYC--TOUR DE FRANCE

BERGERAC, France -- Ramunas Navardauskas gives Lithuania and his American team a stage victory at the Tour de France ahead of Sunday's finish. Now cycling's great showcase is reduced to this -- the race for second place behind Vincenzo Nibali. By Jamey Keaten. SENT: 960 words, photos.

WITH:

-- BERGERAC, France -- CYC--TOUR DE FRANCE-5 THINGS. By Greg Keller. SENT: 1,390 words, photo.

-- BERGERAC, France -- CYC--TOUR DE FRANCE GLANCE.

NEW/DEVELOPING:

CAR--F1-HUNGARIAN GP

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Lewis Hamilton posts the fastest time in the first and second practices for the Hungarian Grand Prix, with Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg second. The Mercedes drivers, who have won nine of the 10 races this season, were over a second faster than in the first practice. Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel was third. By Pablo Gorondi. SENT: 390 words, photos.

ALSO:

-- CAR--F1-AZERBAIJAN. SENT: 115 words.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES:

COM--COMMONWEALTH GAMES

GLASGOW, Scotland -- Track cyclist Joanna Rowsell helps England break New Zealand and Australian domination of the individual pursuit at the Commonwealth Games. In an all-Australian final in the men's individual pursuit, Jack Bobridge wins his second gold medal in two days. By Dennis Passa. SENT: 560 words, photos.

COM--SWIMMER'S REDEMPTION

GLASGOW, Scotland -- Dragged to the ground after trying to evade arrest on a street in Florida, swimmer Dan Wallace was in handcuffs and fearing his dream of reaching the pinnacle of his sport had just ended. Redemption, though, has come quickly -- in Scotland at least, as the 21-year-old Wallace captured his first international title. By Rob Harris. SENT: 670 words, photos.

COM--BOX-NO HEADGEAR

GLASGOW, Scotland -- It was the first bout of the boxing competition at the Commonwealth Games. Within minutes, Mathew Martin of Nauru had a large lump on his head from a punch. Northern Ireland's Michael Conlan, who won unanimously on points, had blood streaming down his face. In a decision last year, the International Boxing Association stopped the use of headgear in male bouts, citing medical experts who said it would help reduce concussions. By Dennis Passa. SENT: 600 words, photos.

ALSO:

-- GLASGOW, Scotland -- COM--GAZA PROTEST. By Rob Harris. SENT: 675 words, photo.

FOOTBALL:

SOC--CAS-SUAREZ APPEAL

GENEVA -- The Court of Arbitration for Sport could rule on Luis Suarez's appeal against his biting ban before the Spanish league season starts next month. By Graham Dunbar. SENT: 355 words, photo.

SOC--FIFA-2018 WORLD CUP

GENEVA -- FIFA has rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change." By Graham Dunbar. SENT: 460 words, photo.

SOC--CHELSEA-DROGBA

LONDON -- Ivory Coast international Didier Drogba rejoins Chelsea, reuniting one of football's most theatrical characters with flamboyant manager Jose Mourinho. SENT: 315 words.

ALSO:

-- BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- SOC--ARGENTINA-MARADONA. SENT: 130 words.

-- ZURICH -- SOC--FIFA-ARGENTINA SANCTIONS. SENT: 160 words.

-- ATHENS, Greece -- SOC--GREECE-RANIERI. SENT: 205 words.

-- VIENNA -- SOC--ISRAELI TEAM-MATCH CANCELED. SENT: 235 words.

GOLF:

GLF--SENIOR BRITISH OPEN

BRIDGEND, Wales -- Bernhard Langer has a seven-stroke cushion to take into the third round of the Senior British Open after shooting a 5-under 66 to add to his opening 65. The German is on 11-under 131 overall at a sunny Royal Porthcawl with Colin Montgomerie and Chris Williams tied for second. By Trevor Peake. SENT: 460 words.

GLF--CANADIAN OPEN

MONTREAL -- Two-time winner Jim Furyk birdied two of his last four holes in the Canadian Open to match the Royal Montreal single-round record at 7-under 63 and tie Tim Petrovic atop the leaderboard. SENT: 550 words, photos.

ALSO:

-- ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- GLF--ROYAL AND ANCIENT-WOMEN. SENT: 115 words.

-- MOSCOW -- GLF--RUSSIAN OPEN. SENT: 250 words.

-- OWINGS MILLS, Maryland -- GLF--LPGA INTERNATIONAL CROWN. SENT: 580 words, photo.

CRICKET:

CRI--SRI LANKA-SOUTH AFRICA

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- Hashim Amla leads South Africa's recovery to 98-3 in reply to Sri Lanka posting 421 on day two of the second cricket test. SENT: 450 words, photos.

CRI--ENGLAND-INDIA

SOUTHAMPTON, England -- After England's last-day batting collapse against India at Lord's, the pressure and scrutiny on captain Alastair Cook seems to be reaching its peak ahead of the third test at Southampton starting on Sunday. By Jack Bezants. Upcoming. About 700 words by 0200GMT.

ALSO:

-- ISLAMABAD -- CRI--PAKISTAN-MISBAH. By Rizwan Ali. SENT: 330 words.

TENNIS:

TEN--SWISS OPEN

GSTAAD, Switzerland -- Robin Haase advances to the semifinals of the Swiss Open by beating defending champion Mikhail Youzhny 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 in a rematch of last year's final. SENT: 140 words,

ALSO:

-- UMAG, Croatia -- TEN--CROATIA OPEN. SENT: 240 words.

-- BAKU, Azerbaijan -- TEN--BAKU CUP. SENT: 165 words

-- ATLANTA, Georgia -- TEN--ATLANTA OPEN. UPCOMING: 130 words.

BASKETBALL:

BKO--FIBA-HEADGEAR RULES

GENEVA -- Facing claims that Muslim and Sikh players are being discriminated against, basketball's governing body will review its ban which prevents players wearing headgear for religious reasons. SENT: 390 words.

SAILING:

SAI--AMERICA'S CUP

SAN DIEGO -- Four European teams intending to challenge for the America's Cup release a statement supporting the event following the withdrawal of an Australian syndicate that was serving as Challenger of Record. SENT: 715 words.

OTHER STORIES:

-- TORONTO -- BOX--MIKE TYSON-MOVIE. Mike Tyson eyes Jamie Foxx in movie about ex-champ. SENT: 390 words.

-- COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado -- OLY--USOC-2024. City leaders talk 2024 with US Olympic Committee. SENT: 115 words.

-- ARLINGTON, Virginia -- HKN--CAPITALS-AUSTRALIAN PLAYER. Capitals sign 1st Australian player to be drafted. SENT: 100 words.

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Updated : 2021-03-09 06:37 GMT+08:00