SHANGHAI -- Rafael Nadal is counting on antibiotics to control his appendicitis so he can get through the Shanghai Masters this week. Also, Fabio Fognini of Italy bumps into the Chinese wild card who beats him and gives an obscene gesture to the crowd. By Justin Bergman. SENT: 660 words, photos.
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates -- Australia captain George Bailey wins the toss and elects to bat first against Pakistan in the first one-day international. UPCOMING:
SOC--AP GLOBAL FOOTBALL 10
Cristiano Ronaldo's third hat trick of the season has put him at the top of the AP global football 10. Ronaldo scored three goals in Real Madrid's 5-0 rout of Athletic Bilbao. Lionel Messi, last week's winner, drops to third place despite scoring both goals in Barcelona's 2-0 win over Rayo Vallecano. Arjen Robben is second after also scoring twice in Bayern Munich's 4-0 win over Hannover. By Jack Bezants. SENT: 110 words, photos. Will be updated.
GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany -- Schalke fire coach Jens Keller and replace him with former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo, who signs a three-year contract. Keller is dismissed after Schalke pick up only eight points in seven Bundesliga games. It is 11th in the 18-team league. SENT: 270 words, photos.
LONDON -- Franz Beckenbauer calls for the corruption report on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup host contests to be published, and says he took no bribes before voting. The Germany great left FIFA's executive committee months after the vote in December 2010 gave Russia the 2018 event and Qatar the 2022 tournament. By Rob Harris. SENT: 370 words.
-- SYDNEY -- SOC--Australia-A-League Launch. SENT: 300 words.
LANDOVER, Maryland -- Russell Wilson rushes for a career-high 122 yards on 11 carries as the Seattle Seahawks survive their "neutral zone infractions," holds, false starts and other miscues in a 27-17 win over the Washington Redskins. By Joseph White. SENT: 390 words, photos.
FBN--NFL-PETERSON AND PUNISHMENT
MINNEAPOLIS -- Yes, Adrian Peterson said, the allegation that he struck his young son with a branch is true. No, he does not believe he committed a crime. This type of discipline, he said, is how his parents punished him. The charge of child abuse, Peterson said, does not apply because he meant the boy no harm. Peterson's stance is startling, at least for much of the country where corporal punishment has been largely cast aside. Usually off-the-field incidents in the news involving NFL players produce downplays or denials from the accused. By Dave Campbell. SENT: 1,090 words, photos.
LINZ, Austria -- Ana Ivanovic opens her quest for a third Generali Ladies title against Pauline Parmentier of France, while fourth-seeded Andrea Petkovic plays Camila Giorgi of Italy in the first round. UPCOMING: 250 words by 1500 GMT.
-- TIANJIN, China -- TEN--Tianjin Open. SENT: 130 words.
-- OSAKA, Japan -- TEN--Japan Women's Open. SENT: 110 words.
-- MELBOURNE, Australia -- TEN--Australian Open-Covered Courts. By Neil Frankland. SENT: 360 words.
-- TOKYO -- OLY--Tokyo 2020-Stadium Woes. Bidding reopened for Olympic stadium. By Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 370 words, photos.
-- SYDNEY -- OLY--Tokyo Anniversary-Fraser Returns. Dawn again: Fraser returns for Tokyo Olympic party. SENT: 330 words, photos.
-- SAN FRANCISCO -- BBO--MLB Roundup. Nationals alive, capitalize on Bumgarner's error. SENT: 670 words, photos.
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