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SOC--ENGLISH ROUNDUP

SOUTHAMPTON, England -- Southampton can go third in the Premier League with a victory over Liverpool, Tottenham hosts West Ham in a London derby and Everton plays bottom-place Leicester. By Jack Bezants. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. By 1900 GMT. With separates.

NEW/DEVELOPING:

CAR--F1-ALONSO CRASH

MONTMELO, Spain -- Fernando Alonso is taken to hospital by helicopter after crashing in his McLaren during Formula One preseason testing on Sunday. SENT: 149 words - will be updated.

SKI--WCUP-WOMEN'S SLALOM

MARIBOR, Slovenia -- Mikaela Shiffrin holds on to a big first-run lead to earn her 12th career slalom victory Sunday, taking sole possession of the women's World Cup record for most wins in the discipline by a teenager. By Eric Willemsen. SENT: 123 words, photos - will be updated.

CRICKET WORLD CUP:

CRI--WCUP-INDIA-SOUTH AFRICA

MELBOURNE, Australia -- India claimed its first World Cup win over South Africa after confidently defending a Shikhar Dhawan-led target of 308-7 for a 130-run victory in a Pool B match Sunday. By Neil Frankland. SENT: 758 words, photos.

CRI--WCUP-AFGHANISTAN-SRI LANKA

DUNEDIN, New Zealand -- Afghanistan threatens to produce a shock victory over Sri Lanka at the Cricket World Cup on Sunday before the favorites dug themselves out of deep trouble in the run chase and pulled off a four-wicket win. SENT: 688 words, photos.

ALSO:

-- CRI--WCUP-SOUTH AFRICA-DE VILLIERS. By Neil Frankland. SENT: 384 words, photo.

-- CRI--WCUP-ENGLAND-SCOTLAND. By Steve McMorran. SENT: 601 words.

-- CRI--WORLD CUP ROUNDUP. By Dennis Passa. SENT: 616 words.

FOOTBALL:

SOC--SOC--WCUP-QATAR 2022

LONDON -- A lookahead to next week's FIFA meeting in Qatar on the dates for the 2022 World Cup. By Rob Harris. UPCOMING: 650 words. By 1500 GMT.

SOC--CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PREVIEW

BARCELONA, Spain -- Manchester City will get another chance to cast off its label as perennial pretender to the Champions League title when it hosts Barcelona on Tuesday in the last 16's highlight clash. By Joseph Wilson. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. By 2200 GMT.

SOC--SPANISH ROUNDUP

BARCELONA, Spain -- Real Sociedad scores in the 90th minute to beat Sevilla 4-3 in a wild Spanish league match on Sunday. Later, Real Madrid looks to extend its lead of the Spanish league at Elche, Villarreal hosts Eibar, and Athletic Bilbao welcomes Rayo Vallecano. By Joseph Wilson. SENT: 128 words - to be updated to 600 words. By 2200 GMT.

SOC--PORTUGUESE ROUNDUP

LISBON, Portugal -- Sporting Lisbon hosts Gil Vicente looking for a win to close on second-place FC Porto, while bottom side Academica visits Estoril. UPCOMING: 130 words. By 2400 GMT.

SOC--GERMAN ROUNDUP

BERLIN -- Wolfsburg aims to keep pace with runaway Bundesliga leader Bayern Munich by defeating Hertha Berlin, and Borussia Moenchengladbach can consolidate third place against Hamburger SV. By Ciaran Fahey. UPCOMING: 400 words. First copy expected by 1700 GMT.

SOC--FRENCH ROUNDUP

PARIS -- Lyon can restore its two-point lead over Paris Saint-Germain if it beats Nantes at home in the French league, while Marseille can move level on points with PSG if it wins at Saint-Etienne. By Samuel Petrequin. UPCOMING: 400 words. By 1900 GMT.

ALSO:

-- SOC--AUSTRALIAN ROUNDUP -- SENT: 130 words.

BOXING:

BOX--GOLOVKIN-MURRAY

MONACO -- Gennady Golovkin defended his WBA middleweight title successfully with a commanding performance against Britain's Martin Murray on Saturday, stopping him in the 11th round of a one-sided contest. SENT: 431 words.

SKIING:

SKI--WCUP-MEN'S SUPER-G

SAALBACH-HINTERGLEMM, Austria -- Olympic downhill champion Matthias Mayer wins a super-G on Sunday for his second victory in two days, mastering a technical and tricky home course amid thick snowfall. By Andrew Dampf. SENT: 129 words, photos - will be updated.

NORDIC WORLDS

SKI--NORDIC WORLDS

FALUN, Sweden -- The men's and women's cross-country team sprints are decided on a packed day at the Nordic skiing world championships, which also features the Nordic combined team event and ski jump mixed team competition. By Mattias Karen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. By 1900 GMT.

WITH:

-- NOR--NORDIC WORLDS-NORDIC COMBINED. SENT: 117 words, photos.

FORMULA ONE:

CAR--F1-TESTING

MONTMELO, Spain -- Formula One's second of three preseason tests concludes, with Nico Rosberg, Sebastian Vettel and troubled McLaren pair Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button all taking part. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos. By 1900 GMT.

GOLF:

GLF--WOMEN'S AUSTRALIAN OPEN

MELBOURNE, Australia -- New Zealand's Lydia Ko makes her second start as world No. 1 a winning one, shooting a final-round 2-under 71 for a two-stroke victory over South Korea's Amy Yang in the Women's Australian Open. SENT: 345 words.

ALSO:

-- GLF--INDIAN OPEN -- Lahiri wins playoff to clinch 2nd European Tour title. SENT: 129 words.

TENNIS:

TEN--RIO OPEN

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Rafael Nadal is beaten in the semifinals of the Rio Open on Saturday, losing 1-6, 6-2, 7-5 on clay to Italian Fabio Fognini, who will meet David Ferrer in the final. By Stephen Wade. SENT: 539 words, photos.

TEN--OPEN 13

MARSEILLE, France -- Seventh-seeded Gael Monfils is looking to capture his first title in more than a year when he takes on Gilles Simon in an all-French final at the Open 13. UPCOMING: 300 words. By 1800 GMT.

CYCLING:

CYC--TRACK WORLDS

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France -- Frenchman Francois Pervis is looking to complete a hat-trick of gold medals with another title in the individual sprint on the last day of the track cycling world championships. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos. By 1900 GMT. With AP Photos.

ALSO:

-- ATH--TOKYO MARATHON -- Negesse, Dibaba win as Ethiopians dominate Tokyo Marathon. SENT: 186 words.

-- ATH--TOKYO MARATHON-SECURITY-PHOTO GALLERY -- Running police keep the peace at Tokyo Marathon. SENT: 121 words.

-- CAR--NASCAR-DAYTONA 500-BUSCH -- Kurt Busch loses appeals, will miss Daytona 500. By Jenna Fryer. SENT: 692 words, photos.

-- SBD--SNOWBOARD-WORLD-CUP -- Canada's Michael Ciccarelli wins slopestyle opener. SENT: 106 words, photos.

-- SAI--VOLVO OCEAN RACE -- Abu Dhabi takes Volvo Ocean Race Auckland leg lead. SENT: 385 words.

-- LUG--LUGE WORLD CUP -- Geisenberger claims 3rd successive luge World Cup title. SENT: 119 words.

-- HKN--NHL ROUNDUP -- Capitals win shootout to close in on Islanders. SENT: 633 words.

-- BKN--NBA ROUNDUP -- Harden cameo leads Rockets to win over Raptors. SENT: 314 words.

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Updated : 2021-09-27 10:13 GMT+08:00