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WORLD SPORTS at 1330 GMT

WORLD SPORTS at 1330 GMT

TOP STORY:

GLF--RYDER CUP

CHASKA, Minnesota -- The Americans have a slim lead entering the second day of Ryder Cup matches as they try to avoid a fourth straight loss to Europe. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 800 words, photos. Will be updated with Saturday's play.

WITH:

-- GLF--RYDER CUP-THE LATEST -- Real-time updates throughout the day.

NEW/DEVELOPING:

SOC--ENGLISH ROUNDUP

LONDON -- Liverpool extends its strong start to the Premier League season by beating struggling Swansea. Chelsea is at Hull seeking its first win in a month and West Ham plays Middlesbrough on the back of a four-match losing run. By Rob Harris. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1700 GMT, photos. With separates on the 5 games played Saturday.

CAR--F1 MALAYSIAN GP

SEPANG, Malaysia -- Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton put himself in the best possible position to wrest back the lead in the Formula One drivers championship by claiming pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Saturday. By Chris Lines. SENT: 520 words, photos.

CRI--INDIA-NEW ZEALAND

KOLKATA, India -- Bhuvneshwar Kumar finished on 5-33 as India reduced New Zealand to 128-7 in 34 overs at stumps on Saturday in the second test. New Zealand trailed by 188 runs at the end of the second day in reply to India's first innings of 316. By Chetan Narula. SENT: 300 words, photos. Will be updated shortly.

BKN--PRESEASON RDP

Kevin Durant wears his Golden State uniform in a game for the first time Saturday night, when the Warriors play Toronto in the NBA's preseason opener. Also Saturday, Dallas is at New Orleans. By Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 400 words by 0330 GMT.

FBA--AUSTRALIA ROUNDUP

MELBOURNE, Australia -- The Western Bulldogs produced an emphatic final quarter to beat Sydney 13.11 (89) to 10.7 (67) in the grand final of the Australian Football League on Saturday, to claim its first premiership since 1954. SENT: 400 words.

BOX--SCOTLAND-TOWELL DIES

GLASGOW, Scotland -- Scottish boxer Mike Towell has died after suffering severe bleeding and swelling to his brain during a televised fight. SENT: 380 words.

GOLF:

GLF--RYDER CUP-ON THE TEE

CHASKA, Minnesota -- -- Sweep, then almost swept. That describes the U.S. team's opening day at the Ryder Cup. The Americans won all four of Friday morning's foursomes matches, then nearly got shut out when they dropped three of four in the afternoon fourballs. The momentum swing left Europe trailing 5-3, but encouraged captain Darren Clarke enough to shoehorn the last two of his six rookies into Saturday morning's foursomes sessions. By Jon Krawczynski. SENT: 670 words, photos.

GLF--RYDER CUP-WILLETT

CHASKA, Minnesota -- Danny Willett really had no idea what to expect during his first career match in the pressure-packed Ryder Cup. When it came to the partisan American crowd, he knew exactly what was coming. By Jon Krawczynski. SENT: 580 words, photos.

WITH:

-- GLF--RYDER CUP-AMERICANS -- Feeling heat, Mickelson off to winning start at Ryder Cup. By Jon Krawczynski. SENT: 660 words, photos.

-- GLF--RYDER CUP-EUROPE -- Euros fight back from morning sweep to pull to 5-3. By Jim Litke. SENT: 550 words, photos.

-- GLF--TIM DAHLBERG-RYDER CUP -- Column: Giddy one moment, US team searching for clues next. By Tim Dahlberg. SENT: 800 words, photos.

GLF--LPGA TOUR

BEIJING -- Mi Jung Hur birdied the par-5 18th hole for a 6-under 67 and a one-stroke lead over Brooke Henderson on Saturday in the Reignwood LPGA Classic. SENT: 630 words.

FOOTBALL:

SOC--SPANISH ROUNDUP

BARCELONA, Spain -- Sevilla hosts Alaves seeking a win to provisionally pull level with Spanish league leader Real Madrid. Las Palmas visits Osasuna, Deportivo La Coruna welcomes Sporting Gijon and Leganes is at Granada. By Joseph Wilson. UPCOMING: 400 words by 1600 GMT.

SOC--ITALIAN ROUNDUP

MILAN -- Chievo Verona and Lazio both have 10 points, five less than Serie A leader Juventus, and they visit Pescara and Udinese respectively. UPCOMING: 150 words by 1800 GMT, photos.

SOC--ITALY SQUAD

ROME -- There is still no place for Mario Balotelli in the Italy squad as coach Gian Piero Ventura named a largely unchanged 26-man list for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Spain and Macedonia. SENT: 410 words.

SOC--GERMAN ROUNDUP

BERLIN -- Smarting from its first defeat of the season in the Champions League, Bayern Munich is back home where it aims to maintain its perfect start to the Bundesliga with a win over unbeaten Cologne. In-form Borussia Dortmund hopes to keep the pressure on at Bayer Leverkusen. By Ciaran Fahey. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. First copy expected by 1800 GMT.

SOC--FRENCH ROUNDUP

PARIS -- Striker Jeremy Menez returns to his former club Paris Saint-Germain as Bordeaux travels to the four-time defending champion in the French league. By Samuel Petrequin. UPCOMING: 400 words by 2200 GMT.

SOC--MLS ROUNDUP

HOUSTON -- David Villa scored his 20th and 21st goals of the season and New York City FC beat the Houston Dynamo 2-0 on Friday to take the Eastern Conference lead. SENT: 150 words, photos.

SOC--JAPANESE ROUNDUP

TOKYO -- The Urawa Reds thrashed Gamba Osaka 4-0 Saturday to maintain its lead in the J-League's second-stage standings. SENT: 130 words.

ALSO:

-- SOC--FRANCE-MATHIEU -- Defender Jeremy Mathieu ends international career. SENT: 130 words.

AUTO RACING:

CAR--F1-PEREZ

SEPANG, Malaysia -- Mexican driver Sergio Perez is "pretty certain" which team he will be driving for in the 2017 Formula One season, but stopped short of confirming he will remain with Force India next season. By Chris Lines. SENT; 250 words, photos.

CYCLING:

CYC--IL LOMBARDIA

BERGAMO, Italy -- Fabio Aru and 2014 winner Dan Martin are among the favorites to win Il Lombardia, the final classic of the season. The challenging course features 4,400 meters of climbing along the 241-kilometer (150-mile) route from Como to Bergamo. UPCOMING: 200 words by 1530 GMT, photos.

TENNIS:

TEN--WUHAN OPEN

WUHAN, China -- Petra Kvitova overpowered Dominika Cibulkova 6-1, 6-1 Saturday to win the Wuhan Open for her first title of the year. SENT: 220 words, photos.

TEN--TASHKENT OPEN

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan -- Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic won her first WTA tournament on Saturday at the Tashkent Open, beating defending champion Nao Hibino of Japan in the final. SENT: 130 words.

ICE HOCKEY:

HKN--WORLD CUP EFFECT

TORONTO -- Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron have been skating, scoring and setting each other up as if they're in midseason form with the Boston Bruins. The two-week, best-on-best tournament that ended Thursday night with the Canadians beating Team Europe forced the game's top players to start training earlier than usual. It also put the league's standouts and stars in highly competitive games that tested them in a way preseason games simply can't. By Larry Lage. SENT: 620 words, photos.

BOXING:

BOX--BRAEHMER-CLEVERLY

NEUBRANDENBURG, Germany -- Juergen Braehmer defends his light heavyweight WBA belt against Wales' Nathan Cleverly, who is going for his second world title at the same weight. UPCOMING: 200 words by 2330 GMT.

BASEBALL:

BBO--MLB ROUNDUP

BOSTON -- Opening his final weekend with yet another game-winning homer, David Ortiz lined a two-run shot into the right-field stands to break a seventh-inning tie and help the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on Friday. SENT: 710 words, photos.

OTHER STORIES:

-- OLY--USOC-DIVERSITY -- White House trip helps USOC make strides on diversity. By Eddie Pells. SENT: 730 words, photos.

-- FBC--COLLEGE ROUNDUP -- Purple Haze: No. 10 Washington rolls No. 7 Stanford 44-6. SENT: 300 words, photos.

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Updated : 2021-02-27 17:50 GMT+08:00