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COM--ATHLETICS

GLASGOW, Scotland -- In Usain Bolt's absence, training partner Kemar Bailey-Cole collects the first individual gold of his career by winning the 100 meters at the Commonwealth Games. By Rob Harris. SENT: 420 words, photos.

COM--WINNING FOR MALAYSIA

GLASGOW, Scotland -- Nicol David hopes she delivered a bit of joy for Malaysia at last. On a squash court more than 6,500 miles (10,000 kilometers) from home, Malaysia's national sporting icon produced her country's 50th gold medal in Commonwealth Games history by defending her squash title. By Rob Harris. SENT: 580 words, photos.

WITH:

-- GLASGOW, Scotland -- COM--COMMONWEALTH GAMES. By Dennis Passa. SENT: 600 words, photos.

-- GLASGOW, Scotland -- COM--WEIGHTLIFTER-SEX ASSAULT. SENT: 150 words.

CRICKET:

CRI--ENGLAND-INDIA

SOUTHAMPTON, England -- Desperate to end a disastrous run of seven defeats in nine tests, England build India a 569-run mountain to climb at the Rose Bowl, hoping that the tourists' batsmen will struggle on a wicket where its own top order had enjoyed rare success. India had reached 25-1 at stumps on day two of the third test, 544 runs behind England's commanding first innings of 569-7 declared. By Jack Bezants. SENT: 650 words, photos.

WITH:

-- SOUTHAMPTON, England -- CRI--MOEEN-GAZA PROTEST. By Jack Bezants. SENT: 205 words, photos.

CRI--SRI LANKA-SOUTH AFRICA

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- South Africa frustrates Sri Lanka's spin attack with a defensive batting strategy to earn a draw in the second test and wins the two-match series. SENT: 325 words, photos.

FOOTBALL:

SOC--MESSI-TAX FRAUD

MADRID -- A Spanish judge rejects a prosecutor's request to drop charges of tax fraud against Lionel Messi and orders the investigation into three cases of suspected unpaid taxes to proceed. By Harold Heckle. SENT: 340 words, photo.

SOC--ITALY-FEDERATION-RACISM

ZURICH -- FIFA asks the Italian football federation to open an investigation into alleged racist comments by Carlo Tavecchio, a leading candidate for the presidency of the national body. SENT: 485 words, photos.

SOC--ARSENAL-CHAMBERS

LONDON -- Southampton loses another key player when Arsenal completes the signing of 19-year-old defender Calum Chambers as part of the Gunners' preparations for a renewed assault on the Premier League title. SENT: 335 words.

SOC--SERIE A-FIXTURES

MILAN -- Serie A champion Juventus will kick off its bid for a fourth straight title at Chievo Verona, while last season's runner-up Roma hosts Fiorentina on the opening day. SENT: 245 words, photos.

SOC--ATLETICO-GRIEZMANN

MADRID -- Atletico Madrid reaches an agreement with Real Sociedad for the transfer of France winger Antoine Griezmann. The 23-year-old Griezmann still needed to undergo a medical exam before signing his contract, Atletico said. The deal is reportedly worth 30 million euros ($40 million). SENT: 150 words.

SOC--SERBIA-ADVOCAAT

STARA PAZOVA, Serbia -- Dick Advocaat is introduced as Serbia's new football coach and sets his sights on qualifying for the 2016 European Championship. SENT: 250 words, photos.

ALSO:

-- PARIS -- SOC--LENS-FFF. SENT: 100 words.

-- ZURICH -- SOC--FIFA-MATCH-FIXING. SENT: 120 words.

OLYMPICS:

OLY--RIO'S FIRST TEST

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Sailors, coaches and the mayor of Rio de Janeiro acknowledge the problem: Guanabara Bay, the venue for sailing at the 2016 Olympics, is badly polluted. By Stephen Wade. SENT: 750 words, photos.

ALSO:

-- COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado -- OLY--USOC-2024. By Eddie Pells. SENT: 780 words

BASKETBALL:

BKN--CLIPPERS-STERLING

LOS ANGELES -- A judge rules against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. By Brian Melley. SENT: 650 words, photos.

TENNIS:

TEN--STANFORD

STANFORD, California -- Serena Williams finally realized what happened days later, when she was allowed to get out of bed. Williams said she was barely aware of how sick she was as she tried to play through a viral infection that caused her to lose equilibrium during a women's doubles match with sister Venus at Wimbledon. Looking comfortable and relaxed, Williams said she's ready to renew her pursuit of excellence in the second round of the Bank of West Classic. By Rick Eymer. SENT: 145 words.

TEN--KITZBUEHEL

KITZBUEHEL, Austria -- Fifth-seeded Dominic Thiem defeats Joao Souza of Brazil 7-6 (4), 3-6, 7-5 in a rain-soaked first-round match at the Bet-at-Home Cup. In the second game of the match, Souza temporarily walked off the court after being warned by the umpire for taking too much time between his serves. SENT: 220 words.

ALSO:

-- WASHINGTON -- TEN--WASHINGTON. SENT: 130 words, photos.

OTHER STORIES:

-- LAS VEGAS -- US--WORLD CUP BETTING BUST-VEGAS. Poker pros' cash hasn't freed betting suspects. SENT: 360 wrds.

-- CORTLAND, New York -- FBN--JETS-ABOUSHI'S SMILES. Jets' Aboushi helped create 185 smiles in Sudan. By Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 835 words, photos.

-- CORDELE, Georgia -- ATH--GEORGIA RUNNER KILLED. Former Georgia runner dies in car accident. SENT: 184 words, photos.

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Updated : 2021-05-10 13:58 GMT+08:00