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WORLD SPORTS at 1330 GMT

WORLD SPORTS at 1330 GMT

TOP STORY:

SWM--SWIM WORLDS-PRELIMS

KAZAN, Russia -- Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa heats up a chilly Tuesday morning at the swimming world championships by improving his own world record in the 50-meter breaststroke. By Andrew Dampf. SENT: 650 words, photos.

NEW/DEVELOPING:

SOC--PREMIER LEAGUE-TEAM BY TEAM

LONDON -- The English Premier League season starts Saturday. A guide to all 20 teams. By Jack Bezants. SENT: 1,260 words, photo.

FOOTBALL:

SOC--PREMIER LEAGUE-CHELSEA

LONDON -- Chelsea regained the Premier League trophy with such ease that Jose Mourinho felt his team's achievement did not get the recognition it deserved. Surely it cannot be as straightforward for Chelsea again? By Rob Harris. SENT: 700 words, photos.

SOC--PREMIER LEAGUE-MAN CITY

MANCHESTER, England -- Manchester City has gambled on Raheem Sterling being the key signing that manager Manuel Pellegrini needs to lift his team back to the top of English soccer. But Pellegrini also needs big seasons from his three most important senior players. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 775 words, photos.

SOC--MLS-GALAXY-DOS SANTOS

CARSON, California -- Giovani Dos Santos goes through his first training session with the LA Galaxy, who signed the Mexican playmaker from La Liga's Villareal last month in the latest addition to their star-studded roster. UPCOMING: 600 words by 0100 GMT, photos.

ALSO:

-- SOC--UEFA-FENERBAHCE PROTEST -- UEFA dismisses Fenerbahce protest over Shakhtar doping case. SENT: 230 words.

-- SOC--NETHERLANDS-MATCHES POSTPONED -- Dutch league opener scrapped due to planned police strike. SENT: 130 words.

-- SOC--UEFA-CROWD TROUBLE -- Legia gets 3-0 win as fan trouble stops Europa League game. SENT: 130 words.

DIVING:

DIV--SWIM WORLDS-HIGH DIVING

KAZAN, Russia -- The United States wins gold and silver in women's high diving at the world championships as Rachelle Simpson beat defending champion Cesilie Carlton to the top spot. SENT: 130 words.

TENNIS:

TEN--WASHINGTON

WASHINGTON -- Two-time major champion and former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt's final U.S. hard-court swing before retirement makes a stop at the Citi Open, while both of last year's U.S. Open finalists, Marin Cilic and Kei Nishikori, are also in action Tuesday. By Tennis Writer Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 500 words by 0000 GMT, photos.

TEN--GENERALI OPEN

KITZBUEHEL, Austria -- Sixth-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber takes on fellow German Jan-Lennard Struff, and 2009 finalist Jurgen Melzer plays Daniel Gimeno-Traver, as the first round comes to an end at the Generali Open. UPCOMING: 250 words by 1500 GMT.

TEN--STANFORD

STANFORD, California -- Sixth-seeded Andrea Petkovic got her body realigned and returned to form to beat fellow German Carina Witthoeft in a first-round match of the Bank of the West Classic on Monday. By Rick Eymer. SENT: 320 words, photos.

CRICKET:

CRI--ZIMBABWE-NEW ZEALAND

HARARE, Zimbabwe -- New Zealand restricts Zimbabwe to 235-9 in the second one-day international despite a ninth-wicket partnership of 89 from the home team. SENT: 130 words, will be updated with NZ innings.

ATHLETICS:

ATH--WORLDS-SHKOLINA OUT

MOSCOW -- World high jump champion Svetlana Shkolina of Russia will be unable to defend her title in Beijing due to an Achilles tendon tear. SENT: 130 words.

CYCLING:

CYC--TOUR DE FRANCE-ALONG THE ROAD-PHOTO GALLERY

PARIS -- Associated Press photographer Laurent Cipriani has taken hundreds of pictures to tell the story of cycling's biggest race. On the passenger seat of a press motorbike, Cipriani started shooting fans in 2013. His purpose? To draw a "portrait of France" through the fans. SENT: 200 words, 21 photos.

CYC--TOUR OF UTAH

LOGAN, Utah -- Kiel Reijnen won a sprint from a small group of riders Monday to take the opening stage of the Tour of Utah, while Taylor Phinney finished third in his first race in more than a year. SENT: 130 words.

OTHER STORIES:

-- BKN--RAPTORS-NEW UNIFORMS -- Drake unveils new Raptors uniforms during a Toronto concert. By Ian Harrison. SENT: 200 words, photos.

-- BBO--MLB ROUNDUP -- Beltre's cycle highlight Rangers win vs. Astros. SENT: 575 words, photos.

-- VOL--CHINA-CORRUPTION -- China volleyball chief in corruption probe. SENT: 235 words.

YOUR QUERIES: Questions and story requests are welcome. Contact your local AP bureau or the AP International Sports Desk in London by telephone at 44-2074274105 or email lonsports@ap.org.


Updated : 2021-09-20 23:34 GMT+08:00