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WORLD SPORTS at 1330 GMT

WORLD SPORTS at 1330 GMT

TOP STORY:

TEN--US OPEN

NEW YORK -- Coming off a three-set tussle, Serena Williams looks to extend her Grand Slam bid -- and possibly set up a U.S. Open quarterfinal against her sister Venus -- when she takes on Madison Keys, a big-hitting 20-year-old American. By Tennis Writer Howard Fendrich.

With:

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

NEW/DEVELOPING:

CAR--F1-ITALIAN GP

MONZA, Italy -- Lewis Hamilton extended his lead in the Formula One standings by winning the Italian Grand Prix. By Andrew Dampf. SENT: 500 words, photos.

FOOTBALL:

SOC--EUROPE-GROUP B

CARDIFF, Wales -- Wales has been waiting since 1958 to qualify for a major tournament. That wait will be over with a win over Israel in qualifying for the 2016 European Championship. UPCOMING: 400 words by 1900 GMT, photos.

SOC--EUROPE-GROUP H

PALERMO, Sicily -- Italy is looking to move a step closer to qualifying for the European Championship when it hosts Bulagria. UPCOMING: 400 words by 2035 GMT, photos.

SOC--AFRICAN QUALIFYING

CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Ivory Coast launches the defense of its title against Sierra Leone in neutral Nigeria in African Cup of Nations qualifying. Algeria is away at Lesotho, Egypt is in Chad and Cameroon plays Gambia. By Gerald Imray. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2100 GMT.

CYCLING:

CYC--SPANISH VUELTA

SOTRES, Spain -- Fabio Aru of Italy holds a 26-second lead over Spaniard Joaquim Rodriguez entering the 15th stage of the Spanish Vuelta, a 175.8-kilometer (110.9-mile) ride starting in Comillas and finishing at the Sotres category-one summit. 300 words by 1700 GMT.

CRICKET:

CRI--AUSTRALIA-WATSON RETIREMENT

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Australian all-rounder Shane Watson on Sunday announced his retirement from test cricket effective immediately after another injury setback cut short his one-day international tour of Britain. SENT: 400 words.

GOLF:

GLF--RUSSIAN OPEN

MOSCOW -- Lee Slattery bounced back from an erratic start to shoot a 2-under 69 Sunday that was enough for a one-shot victory at the Russian Open. SENT: 300 words.

BASKETBALL:

BKO--EUROBASKET

BERLIN -- Serbia takes on Dirk Nowitzki and his Germany, Spain seeks to rebound against Turkey and Greece tackles Croatia in the featured games of the Europan Basketball Championship. By Nesha Starcevic. UPCOMING 600 words by 2100 GMT, photos.

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Updated : 2021-09-18 00:21 GMT+08:00