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WORLD SPORTS at 1330 GMT

WORLD SPORTS at 1330 GMT

TOP STORY:

TEN--WIMBLEDON

LONDON -- Petra Kvitova has successfully opened the defense of her Wimbledon title on Centre Court by beating Kiki Bertens 6-1, 6-0. Rafael Nadal is on court, and Roger Federer, and Andy Murray follow with their first-round matches on Day 2. By Stephen Wilson. Developing.

With:

-- TEN--WIMBLEDON-THE LATEST -- Updated throughout the day.

-- TEN--WIMBLEDON-GLANCE -- UPCOMING by 1900 GMT.

NEW/DEVELOPING:

SOC--UEFA-MEETING

PRAGUE -- UEFA says the Spanish league should stop challenging the decision to move the dates of the World Cup in 2022 to November-December. A Spanish appeal against FIFA's scheduling decision was filed with the Court of Arbitration for Sport. By Rob Harris. SENT: 540 words, photos. With separates.

FOOTBALL:

SOC--CHILE-PERU

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Striker Eduardo Vargas scores twice to lead Chile to a 2-1 win over 10-man Peru and into its first Copa America final in 28 years. By Ricardo Zuniga. SENT: 620 words, photos.

SOC--ARGENTINA-PARAGUAY

CONCEPCION, Chile -- Argentina and Paraguay meet in the semifinals of the Copa America, with the winner advancing to face host Chile in Saturday's final. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 2330 GMT.

SOC--CATANIA-MATCH-FIXING

CATANIA, Sicily -- Catania's owner admits to fixing five Serie B matches for 100,000 euros each to prevent the Sicilian club from relegation to the third division. SENT: 310 words.

SOC--FIFA-AFRICAN CANDIDATE

MONROVIA, Liberia -- The Liberian who wants to be FIFA president says he would step aside if African soccer head Issa Hayatou decides to run. SENT: 380 words, photo.

BASKETBALL:

BKN--LAKERS-NANCE-BRYANT

EL SEGUNDO, California -- Larry Nance Jr.'s elation at getting drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers lasts about two minutes before he is reminded of a tweet he sent out in 2012 criticizing Kobe Bryant. The tweet read: "Gee I sure hope Kobe can keep his hands to himself in Denver again," with the hashtag "rapist." By Greg Beacham. SENT: 400 words, photos.

Other stories:

-- CRI--CWC-ECONOMIC IMPACT -- Cricket World Cup an economic boon to hosts NZ and Australia. SENT: 100 words.

-- BBO--MLB ROUNDUP -- Astros beat Royals 6-1 in clash of AL leaders. SENT: 620 words, photos.

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Updated : 2021-09-24 13:49 GMT+08:00