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WORLD SPORTS at 1330 GMT

WORLD SPORTS at 1330 GMT

TOP STORY:

SOC--CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

MANCHESTER, England -- Manchester United will want more than just a first-leg lead from its Champions League playoff against Bruges on Tuesday. A goal from Wayne Rooney would be very welcome, too. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 700 words, photos.

NEW/DEVELOPING:

OLY--DOPING-ALPTEKIN

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Olympic champion Asli Cakir Alptekin of Turkey has agreed to give up her 1,500-meter title and serve an 8-year ban for blood doping. SENT: 300 words, photos.

SOC--SPANISH SUPER CUP

BARCELONA, Spain -- Barcelona faces the daunting challenge of overturning a 4-0 loss to Athletic Bilbao in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup to keep alive its bid of six titles in one year. By Joseph Wilson. 500 words by 2200 GMT, photos.

FOOTBALL:

SOC--LIVERPOOL-BOURNEMOUTH

LIVERPOOL, England -- Liverpool looks to make it two wins from two games to open the Premier League season by beating promoted side Bournemouth at Anfield. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2130 GMT, photos.

SOC--FIFA PRESIDENT-CHUNG

PARIS -- Announcing his bid to run for FIFA president, Chung Mong-Joon pledged to help the governing body clean itself up if he gets elected. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 600 words, photos.

SOC--CHINA-SOCCER ASSOCIATION

BEIJING -- The Chinese soccer association is gaining more independence in the hopes that it can better promote the sport in the world's most populous country. SENT: 200 words.

Also:

-- BC-SOC--REAL MADRID-RAMOS -- Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos will sign a new contract. SENT: 250 words.

CYCLING:

CYC--SPANISH VUELTA-TEAM SKY

MANCHESTER, England -- Tour de France champion Chris Froome will lead Team Sky at the Spanish Vuelta as he looks to become only the third rider to win both of the Grand Tour races in the same year. SENT: 120 words.

Other stories:

-- BC-BBO--MLB ROUNDUP -- Chicago White Sox end Cubs' nine-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory. SENT: 540 words, photos.

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Updated : 2021-09-17 02:59 GMT+08:00