GLF--BMW INTERNATIONAL OPEN
MUNICH -- England's Andrew Johnston shot a 6-under 66 Thursday to take the clubhouse lead in the opening round of the BMW International Open. SENT, will be updated.
PAPEETE, Tahiti -- Leading Swiss yachtsman Laurent Bourgnon was reported missing by authorities in French Polynesia on Thursday after a diving accident. SENT: 400 words.
SANTIAGO, Chile -- Chile's hopes of winning its home Copa America sharply improved with a 1-0 win over defending champion Uruguay on Wednesday. Defender Mauricio Isla scored an 81st-minute winner to lead the hosts to the semifinals of the South American tournament, delighting the home crowd and an entire country. By Luis andres Henao. SENT: 500 words.
A year ago, it was Roy Hodgson's senior team getting bashed by the critics for England's worst World Cup since 1958. Now, it's England's under-21 side that is set for a period of introspection after a third straight group-stage exit at a European Championship. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 600 words.
MONTREAL -- Forget about the Group of Death. Germany and France, the first- and third-ranked women's soccer teams in the world, are paired up in a Quarterfinal of Death on Friday that would be better suited for the championship. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2300 GMT.
TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appointed veteran lawmaker Toshiaki Endo on Thursday as minister in charge of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. SENT: 250 words.
BOSTON -- The organizers of Boston's Olympic bid said Wednesday that Harvard University, Boston College and Northeastern University would serve as venues for several events if the city is chosen to host the 2024 Summer Games. By Bob Salsberg. SENT: 400 words.
EASTBOURNE, England -- Caroline Wozniacki is the biggest name left at the quarterfinals stage at Eastbourne, a warm-up tournament for Wimbledon. UPCOMING: 250 words by 1900 GMT. With photos.
NOTTINGHAM, England -- Gilles Simon plays Sam Querrey in the headline match of the quarterfinals at the Nottingham Open, a grass-court warm-up tournament for Wimbledon. UPCOMING: 250 words by 1900 GMT.
SUNRISE, Fla. -- For Connor McDavid, this is only the beginning. There's no mystery, no drama, no guessing about what will happen when the Edmonton Oilers make the first pick in Friday night's NHL draft. It's going to be McDavid's moment. By Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 4 p.m.
BEIJING -- Former Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang, one of China's best-known athletes, announced Thursday he is getting a divorce after a nine-month marriage to actress Ge Tian. SENT: 300 words.
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