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WORLD SPORTS at 1330 GMT

WORLD SPORTS at 1330 GMT

CRICKET WORLD CUP:

CRI--WCUP-INDIA-WEST INDIES

PERTH, Australia -- India is on the cusp of handing the West Indies a hiding at the Cricket World Cup, needing 17 runs to win with 84 balls remaining. SENT: 340 words, photos. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos shortly.

CRI--WORLD CUP ROUNDUP

India is set to join New Zealand as quarterfinalists at the Cricket World Cup, as it is on the verge of beating the West Indies. By Dennis Passa. SENT: 700 words, photos. Will be updated after India-West Indies.

CRI--WCUP-NEW ZEALAND-VETTORI

NAPIER, New Zealand -- New Zealand's Cricket World Cup pool match against Afghanistan was shaping as one of its least demanding, until selection dilemmas came into play. By Steve McMorran. SENT: 570 words, photos.

Also:

-- CRI--WCUP-SOUTH AFRICA-PAKISTAN -- Pakistan need win more than South Africa. By Nick Perry. SENT: 730 words, photos.

-- CRI--WCUP-IRELAND-ZIMBABWE -- History says game will be close. SENT: 560 words, photos.

TENNIS:

-- TEN--SERBIA-CROATIA -- Novak Djokovic is about to give Serbia the first point. Moving shortly.

-- TEN--BRITAIN-US -- Andy Murray vs Donald Young, then James Ward vs John Isner. By Steve Douglas. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 1700 GMT.

-- TEN--KAZAKHSTAN-ITALY -- Italy's Seppi levels tie at 1-1 in Kazakhstan. SENT: 190 words.

-- TEN--SWITZERLAND-BELGIUM -- Ruben Bemelmans vs Henri Laaksonen, then Steve Darcis vs Michael Lammer. UPCOMING. 300 words by 1800 GMT.

-- TEN--GERMANY-FRANCE -- Gilles Simon vs Jan-Lennard Struff, then Philipp Kohlschreiber vs Gael Monfils. UPCOMING: 200 words by 1600 GMT.

-- TEN--CZECH-AUSTRALIA -- Lukas Rosol starts against Thanasi Kokkinakis. Match starts at 1430 GMT.

-- TEN--ARGENTINA-BRAZIL -- Carlos Berlocq starts against Joao Souza. Match starts at 1400 GMT.

FOOTBALL:

SOC--BLATTER-IRAN

PARIS -- FIFA president Sepp Blatter is urging Iran to end a ban preventing women from watching football in stadiums. SENT: 120 words, photo.

SOC--FRENCH ROUNDUP

Winless in its previous four matches, Marseille travels to struggling Toulouse in the French league aiming to strenghten its third place in the standings. UPCOMING: 250 words. By 2200 GMT.

GOLF:

GOLF--CADILLAC CHAMPIONSHIP

DORAL, Florida -- JB Holmes, fresh off a tournament record-tying 62, takes a four-shot lead into the second round of the Cadillac Championship. By Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 0000 GMT.

Also:

-- GLF--AFRICA OPEN -- Early leaders Matt Ford and Kevin Phelan are seeking to end a seven-year winning run for South African players. UPCOMING: 300 words. By 1600 GMT.

-- GLF--LPGA SINGAPORE -- Ciganda fires 66 to grab share of lead. SENT: 210 words.

SWIMMING:

SWM--PHELPS-WORLDS

Michael Phelps possibly could swim at the world championships in July if his six-month ban for drunk driving is overturned by USA Swimming. The talks have been informal and preliminary. By Beth Harris. SENT: 390 words, photo.

MOTORSPORT:

CAR--F1-YOUTHFUL AMBITION

Kimi Raikkonen is old enough to be Max Verstappen's father, and when Formula One gets underway at the Australian Grand Prix, the teen prodigy will be racing against the seen-it-all veteran. At 17, Verstappen will become the youngest driver in F1 history. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 560 words, photos.

CAR--F1-FERRARI-VETTEL

Four-time champion Sebastian Vettel enters the new Formula One season in the unusual position of being the outsider. He's doing the chasing, like last year, but a lot happier with his circumstances. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 570 words, photos.

Also:

-- CAR--F1-SAUBER-VAN DER GARDE -- SENT: 340 words, photo.

OTHER NEWS:

-- BKN--NBA ROUNDUP -- Blazers win fifth straight with 94-75 victory over Mavericks. SENT: 490 words, photos.

-- HKN--NHL ROUNDUP -- Islanders beat slumping Predators 4-3 in clash of leaders. SENT: 460 words, photos.

-- RGU--SUPER RUGBY ROUNDUP -- Highlanders beat Chiefs, ACT roll over Western Force. SENT: 270 words.

-- COM--2022 BIDS-DURBAN -- South Africa focused on delivering "affordable" 2022 Commonwealth Games before Olympic bid. By Gerald Imray. SENT: 600 words, photos.

-- OLY--IOC-BACH-POLITICS -- Bach: IOC doesn't always agree with host country politics. SENT: 130 words, photos.

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Updated : 2021-09-27 05:19 GMT+08:00