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WORLD SPORTS at 1330 GMT

WORLD SPORTS at 1330 GMT

TOP STORY:

OLY--RUSSIAN DOPING

LONDON — A new report into systematic Russian doping details a wide-ranging "institutional conspiracy" that involved more than 1,000 athletes across more than 30 sports, including evidence corroborating large-scale sample swapping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. By Stephen Wilson. SENT: 800 words, photos.

NEW/DEVELOPING:

SOC--UEFA MEETING

NYON, Switzerland — UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin hosts a news conference after an executive committee meeting Friday as one of their colleagues, Russian head of the 2018 World Cup organizing committee Vitaly Mutko, is under fire in an investigation into state-backed doping at the Sochi Olympics. UEFA leaders should agree how much salary to pay Ceferin, changes to the Champions League and Europa League from 2018, and a bidding timetable to choose the Euro 2024 host. By Graham Dunbar. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1800 GMT.

SOC--TURIN DERBY

ROME — Italy's best goalkeeper opposite one of the best foreigners at the position. Serie A's top imported forward against Italy's most in-form striker. With matchups like Gianluigi Buffon against Joe Hart in goal and Gonzalo Higuain facing Andrea Belotti in attack, Sunday's Turin derby will have plenty of individual star quality. By Andrew Dampf. SENT: 730 words, photos.

FIG--GRAND PRIX FINAL

MARSEILLE, France — Russian teen Evgenia Medvedeva, the figure skating world champion, begins the defense of her Grand Prix Final title as the women's short program gets underway. In ice dance, former Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada face stiff competition from Madison Chock and Evan Bates runners-up for the past two years. By Jerome Pugmire. UPCOMING: 650 words by 2300 GMT.

FOOTBALL:

SOC--FRENCH ROUNDUP

PARIS — Marseille looks to secure back-to-back wins for the first time this season when it travels to play Dijon in the French league. UPCOMING: 200 words by 2200 GMT.

SOC--SPANISH ROUNDUP

MALAGA, Spain — Malaga hosts Granada looking to maintain its good form in the Spanish league, where it has lost only once in its last eight matches. UPCOMING: 200 words by 2145 GMT.

SOC--GERMAN ROUNDUP

FRANKFURT, Germany — Eintracht Frankfurt seeks to end Hoffenheim's unbeaten run in a Bundesliga match between two surprising teams of the season. By Nesha Starcevic. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2200 GMT, photos.

SOC--BRITAIN-SEX ABUSE

LONDON — Police overseeing the sex abuse scandal in British soccer say 83 potential suspects have been identified and linked to 98 clubs. SENT: 125 words, photos.

Also:

— SOC--MADRID-VARANE ROBBED — The house of Madrid defender Raphael Varane has been robbed. SENT: 60 words.

CRICKET:

CRI--INDIA-ENGLAND

MUMBAI, India — India's batsmen made a strong start in their reply to England's 400 all out on day two of the fourth test, reaching 146 for the loss of just one wicket by the close. By Chetan Narula. SENT: 740 words, photos.

CRI--AUSTRALIA-NEW ZEALAND

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia opener David Warner scored 156 on Friday to lead Australia to a 117-run win over New Zealand and a three-match sweep of the one-day international series against New Zealand. SENT: 240 words.

GOLF:

GLF--HONG KONG OPEN

HONG KONG — Rafa Cabrera Bello extended his lead to three strokes at the Hong Kong Open on Friday after a 5-under 65. By Bridgette Hall. SENT: 270 words, photos.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL:

FBN--NFL ROUNDUP

KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Kansas City took control of the AFC West with a 21-13 win against division rival Oakland in frigid conditions on Thursday. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 375 words, photos.

Other Stories:

— BKN--NBA CAPSULES — Dwyane Wade scored 20 points, and the Chicago Bulls beats San Antonio 95-91. SENT: 610 words, photos.

— HKN--NHL ROUNDUP — Philadelphia rallies from two goals down in a 6-5 victory over the Edmonton Oilers. SENT: 1,110 words, photos.

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Updated : 2021-03-02 13:48 GMT+08:00