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SOC--ENGLISH ROUNDUP

LONDON — Two Premier League sides are away at lower-league opposition in the FA Cup. Wolverhampton is at Bristol City and Crystal Palace plays Doncaster. Also in the fifth round, Swansea hosts Brentford. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos. By 1900 GMT.

SKI--WORLDS-WOMEN'S SLALOM

ARE, Sweden — Marcel Hirscher took a 0.56-second lead in the slalom at the world championships in a brilliant response to missing out on gold in the giant slalom two days ago. Only Alexis Pinturault of France was within a second of Hirscher, who was on course to win a record-tying seventh career gold medal at the worlds. By Steve Douglas. SENT - will be updated to 600 words, photos. Second run starts at 1330 GMT.

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— SKI--WORLDS-MEN'S SLALOM.

SOC--SPANISH ROUNDUP

MADRID —Real Madrid was stunned by struggling Girona on Sunday, losing 2-1 at home to see Barcelona extend its lead at the top of the Spanish league standings. SENT: 291 words, photos - will be updated.

SOC--ITALIAN ROUNDUP

MILAN — Second-place Napoli will look to trim the gap to Serie A leader Juventus to 11 points with a win at home to Torino. Crisis-hit Inter Milan hosts Sampdoria in one of the five earlier matches. By Daniella Matar. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. By 1600 GMT.

SOC--FRENCH ROUNDUP

PARIS — Lille needs to beat Montpellier at home to maintain a six-point lead over Lyon in the fight for second place and an automatic spot in next season's Champions League. Runaway leader Paris Saint-Germain faces a tough match at Saint-Etienne, which has lost only once at home this season. By Jerome Pugmire. UPCOMING: 500 words. By 2230 GMT.

RGU--SUPER RUGBY

AUCKLAND, New Zealand —Chasing three titles in a row, the Crusaders benefited from a pair of penalty tries and survived a strong second-half challenge from the Blues to open their Super Rugby season with a 24-22 away win on Saturday. SENT: 875 words.

GLF--WORLD SUPER 6

PERTH, Australia — Ryan Fox won the World Super 6 Perth golf tournament at Lake Karrinyup after beating Spain's Adrian Otaegui in the match-play final. SENT: 195 words.

CAR--NASCAR-DAYTONA 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — William Byron and Alex Bowman are the youngest front row in Daytona 500 history but start Sunday's race with six Ford drivers lurking right behind the Hendrick newcomers. The race features eight drivers making their Daytona 500 debut and has a throwback feel to NASCAR's early days. By AP Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. UPCOMING: 900 words. Race begins at 1930 GMT.

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— HKW--CANADA-US —By Hockey Writer Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos. Game starts at 1700 GMT.

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Updated : 2021-04-19 16:55 GMT+08:00