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WORLD SPORTS at 0000 GMT

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TOP STORY:

SOC--ENGLISH ROUNDUP

LONDON -- Arsenal provisionally moves top of the Premier League with a 2-0 win against Bournemouth, while Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says he won't be walking away from the club after taking encouragement from a 0-0 draw with Chelsea. By Jack Bezants. SENT: 600 words, photos.

NEW/DEVELOPING:

CRI--SOUTH AFRICA-ENGLAND

DURBAN, South Africa -- England moved steadily into a winning position in the first test against South Africa to lead by 261 runs at the end of the third day. The tourists resume Tuesday on 172-3. By Gerald Imray. SENT: 720 words, photos. Will be updated with fourth day play.

SAI--SYDNEY-HOBART

HOBART, Australia -- Badly damaged and having come close to withdrawing, American yacht Comanche crosses the finish line to take line honors in a storm-wracked Sydney to Hobart race. It was the first American winner since 1998. SENT: 780 words, photos.

FOOTBALL:

SOC--LEICESTER-MAN CITY

LEICESTER, England -- Leicester hosts Manchester City, knowing a win Tuesday will see the season's surprise team on top of the Premier League heading into 2016. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2200 GMT.

SOC--MAN UNITED-CHELSEA

MANCHESTER, England -- Manchester United delivers an improved performance for beleaguered manager Louis van Gaal but can't cure its scoring woes in a 0-0 draw against Chelsea on Monday. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 650 words, photos.

SOC--ARSENAL-BOURNEMOUTH

LONDON -- Mesut Ozil inspires Arsenal to a 2-0 victory over Bournemouth as it provisionally moves top of the English Premier League. SENT: 330 words, photos.

SOC--EXTRA TIME

LONDON -- After 40 years at FIFA, 17 as president, the reign of the seemingly immovable Sepp Blatter ended in disgrace in 2015. Few lamented his downfall. By Rob Harris. SENT: 920 words, photos.

SOC--REAL MADRID-COPA DEL REY

MADRID -- Real Madrid has refused to concede defeat in its disqualification from the Copa del Rey for fielding an ineligible player. By Harold Heckle. SENT: 300 words, photo.

CRICKET:

CRI--AUSTRALIA-WEST INDIES

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Australia has a 459-run lead over the West Indies with two days remaining in the second test. By Neil Frankland. UPCOMING: 400 words by 0800 GMT. Lunch at 0130 GMT.

WINTER SPORTS:

SKI--WCUP-WOMEN'S GS

LIENZ, Austria -- Swiss skier Lara Gut wins a women's World Cup giant slalom, extending her overall lead as Lindsey Vonn fails to finish the opening run. SENT: 400 words, photos.

SKI--WCUP-STRUGGLING SVINDAL

SANTA CATERINA VALFURVA, Italy -- Aksel Lund Svindal's streak of three consecutive World Cup downhill wins appears headed for an abrupt end. By Andrew Dampf. SENT: 600 words, photos.

BASKETBALL:

BKO--OBIT-MEADOWLARK LEMON

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona -- Meadowlark Lemon, the "clown prince" of basketball's barnstorming Harlem Globetrotters, has died. He was 83. By John Marshall. SENT: 770 words, photos.

WITH:

-- BKO--MEADOWLARK'S GREATEST HITS -- Meadowlark Lemon's legacy of great gags. By John Marshall. SENT: 450 words, photos.

YEAR END:

YE--SPORTS UPSETS

Serena Williams conquered the grass of Wimbledon, the red clay of Roland Garros, the hard courts of the Australian Open. All that was left for tennis' first Grand Slam since 1988 was a victory in the U.S. Open. By Paul Newberry. SENT: 900 words, photos.

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Updated : 2021-07-27 05:08 GMT+08:00