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WORLD SPORTS at 1330 GMT

WORLD SPORTS at 1330 GMT

TOP STORY:

SOC--FIFA ELECTION

ZURICH -- FIFA President Sepp Blatter goes for a fifth term in office against Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan. By Graham Dunbar. UPCOMING: 700 words by 1500 GMT, photos, video.

WITH:

-- SOC--FIFA-THE LATEST. Updated throughout the day.

NEW/DEVELOPING:

TEN--FRENCH OPEN

PARIS -- Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova are in third-round action at the French Open. By John Leicester. SENT: 430 words, photos. Will be updated.

WITH:

-- TEN--FRENCH OPEN-THE LATEST. Updated throughout the day.

FOOTBALL:

SOC--FA CUP FINAL-ASTON VILLA

-- UNDATED -- Aston Villa is one win away from ending a 19-year wait for a major trophy and it's all getting a bit too much for the second in line to the British throne, Prince William, who has supported the club since he was a schoolboy. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 740 words, photos.

SOC--U20 WORLD CUP-PREVIEW

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- A world away from the turmoil of corruption and political infighting plaguing soccer, there will be a reminder this weekend of what is best about the game -- the talent showcase of the Under-20 World Cup, which kicks off Saturday. By Steve McMorran. SENT: 755 words, photos.

WITH:

-- SOC--U20 WORLD CUP-AFRICA -- Ghana, Nigeria lead African challenge at Under-20 World Cup. By Gerald Imray. SENT: 540 words, photo.

-- SOC--U20 WCUP-THE AMERICAS -- Need a favorite? Can't go wrong with Argentina, Brazil. By Stephen Wade. SENT: 443 words, photos.

SOC--HEYSEL ANNIVERSARY

BRUSSELS -- Survivors, relatives of victims and football authorities mark the 30th anniversary of the Heysel stadium tragedy where 39 people died during fan violence at the 1985 European Cup final between Liverpool and Juventus in Brussels. By Raf Casert and Graham Dunbar. SENT: 375 words, photos.

CRICKET:

CRI--ENGLAND-NEW ZEALAND

LEEDS, England -- Jimmy Anderson became the 12th player -- and the first from England -- to reach 400 test wickets when he removed Martin Guptill on day one of the rain-delayed second test at Headingley. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 130 words, photo. Will be updated.

CRI--PAKISTAN-ZIMBABWE

LAHORE, Pakistan -- Zimbabwe takes on Pakistan in the second one-day international. By Rizwan Ali. CRI--PAKISTAN-ZIMBABWE TOSS has moved.

GOLF:

GLF--IRISH OPEN

NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland -- Scotland's Richie Ramsay and Austria's Bernd Wiesberger shares the early second-round lead at the Irish Open, while Rory McIlroy faces an uphill struggle to make the cut.By Shawn Pogatchnik. SENT: 130 words, photos. Will be updated.

ALSO:

-- GLF--BYRON NELSON -- Bowditch shoots 62, leaving Spieth 7 shots back at Nelson. SENT: 723 words, photos.

CYCLING:

CYC--GIRO

CERVINIA, Italy -- Alberto Contador leads the Giro d'Italia ahead of Stages 19 and 20, which are both grueling mountain legs, before Sunday's finish in Milan. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2000 GMT.

RUGBY:

RGU--ENGLAND-HARTLEY

LONDON -- England hooker Dylan Hartley is set to miss the Rugby World Cup after being dropped from the country's training squad on Friday for headbutting Saracens hooker Jamie George, who replaces Hartley in the training squad. SENT: 430 words.

RGU--SUPER RUGBY ROUNDUP

-- UNDATED -- Seven-time champions the Crusaders beat the Hurricanes 35-18 in Super Rugby, keeping their slim playoffs hope alive and forcing the top-ranked Hurricanes to sweat for another week on the prospect of a home playoff. SENT: 585 words. Will be updated with late match.

ATHLETICS:

ATH--IAAF ELECTIONS

MONACO -- Track and field greats Sebastian Coe and Sergei Bubka will be the only two candidates in the IAAF presidential election. SENT: 146 words.

BASKETBALL:

BKN--NBA FINALS-THE WAIT

Now, we all wait. The NBA Finals won't start until June 4, meaning both the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors will have more than a full week to rest, recover, scout and plan for Game 1. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 460 words, photos.

ALSO:

-- RAC--BELMONT-BAFFERT'S EVOLUTION -- Bob Baffert grows into racing's grateful elder statesman. By Beth Harris. SENT: 773 words, photos.

-- BBO--MLB ROUNDUP -- Giants break clear late to beat Braves 7-0. SENT: 520 words.

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Updated : 2021-09-23 08:50 GMT+08:00