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WORLD SPORTS at 0000 GMT

WORLD SPORTS at 0000 GMT

FOOTBALL:
ARSENAL-MAN UNITED
LONDON _ Manchester United reaches the Champions League final for a second straight year after Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice to lead his team to a 3-1 win and 4-1 aggregate at Arsenal. Chelsea and Barcelona, at 0-0 meet on Wednesday. Moved. By Stuart Condie.
MAN UNITED-FERGUSON
LONDON _ With Manchester United into a second successive Champions League final, Alex Ferguson is closer to fulfilling his last great objective for the club: Matching its stature with a better return of European Cups. In his 23-year reign as manager, Ferguson has supplied two of United's three continental triumphs and has said adding another two would allow him to retire satisfied. Moved. By Rob Harris.
WITH:
_ LONDON _ BC-SOC--MAN UNITED-FLETCHER. Moved. By Stuart Condie.
UEFA CUP PREVIEW
LONDON _ The UEFA Cup semifinals are finely poised. Hamburg leads Werder Bremen 1-0 and Dynamo Kiev and Shakhtar Donetsk are 1-1 with the second legs set for Thursday. Moving shortly. By Stuart Condie.
ALSO:
_ FRANKFURT _ BC-SOC--HOFFENHEIM DISPUTE. Moved.
_ LYON, France _ BC-SOC--LYON-SANTOS. Moved.
_ BRUSSELS _ BC-SOC--PALESTINE TEAM. Moved. By Raf Casert.
GOLF:
FINDING THE POWER
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida _ So much about Tiger Woods post-knee surgery is the same. He won the Arnold Palmer Invitational and showed last week that even when his swing is out of sorts, he is capable of winning. But this is not the same Woods. He is missing his power, which was evident at the Masters, and Woods is not sure when it's coming back. Moved. By Doug Ferguson.
NORMAN-DUBAI
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates _ Greg Norman hopes Dubai's financial woes and a previous decision to deny entry to an Israeli tennis player won't overshadow hosting the season-ending European Tour finale. Norman, who designed the course that will be used for the Dubai World Championship, said he expects the publicity and television coverage of the event will "show Dubai and golf in the right light." Moved. By Adam Schreck.
ALSO:
_ PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida _ BC-GLF--US PGA-CHARITY PUSH. Moved. By Doug Ferguson.
_ PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida _ BC-GLF--US PGA NOTEBOOK. Moved. By Doug Ferguson.
CYCLING:
ROME _ Lance Armstrong will ride in support of teammate Levi Leipheimer in his first Giro d'Italia starting this weekend. Armstrong says he is behind schedule after breaking his collarbone in March and is not in position to contend for victory. By Andrew Dampf. MOVED.
SWIMMING:
PHELPS RETURNS
BALTIMORE _ Michael Phelps is back. His three-month suspension resulting from a photo showing him inhaling from a marijuana pipe ended on Tuesday. Phelps talks exclusively with The Associated Press before a training session as he prepares for his comeback meet in North Carolina next week and looks toward this summer's world championships. Moved. By Paul Newberry.
TENNIS:
BMW OPEN
MUNICH _ Lleyton Hewitt becomes the third active player on the ATP Tour to reach 500 match victories when he saves two match points before beating Philipp Petzschner 6-2, 6-7 (2), 7-6 (8) in the opening round of the BMW Open. Moved.
ESTORIL OPEN
OEIRAS, Portugal _ Second-seeded Nikolay Davydenko rallies from two breaks down in the second set to beat Andrey Golubev 6-1, 7-6 (4) in the first round of the Estoril Open. Moved.
ALSO:
_ ROME _ BC-TEN--ITALIAN OPEN. Moved. By Alessandra Rizzo.
_ BELGRADE, Serbia _ BC-TEN--SERBIA OPEN. Moved.
_ BUENOS AIRES, Argentina _ BC-TEN--NALBANDIAN-HIP INJURY. Moved.
BASKETBALL:
NBA ROUNDUP
CLEVELAND _ Fresh off a nine-game break after a first-round sweep, the Cleveland Cavaliers and newly crowned MVP LeBron James face the Atlanta Hawks in the opener of this Eastern Conference semifinal. The Hawks got by Dwyane Wade and Miami in seven games in the last series. By 0400 GMT.
ALSO:
_ WELLINGTON, New Zealand _ BC-RGU--NEW ZEALAND-MULIAINA. Moved.
_ PRETORIA, South Africa _ BC-RGU--BULLS-DU PREEZ. Moved.
_ INDIANAPOLIS _ BC-CAR--IRL-INDY 500-ROOKIES. Moved.
_ MEXICO CITY _ BC-SWINE FLU-MEXICAN SPORTS. Moved. By Stephen Wade.
_ LONDON _ BC-OLY--IOC FINANCES. Moved.
_ DURBAN, South Africa _ BC-CRI--IPL ROUNDUP. Moved, with separates.
_ BERN, Switzerland _ BC-HKO--WORLDS-QUARTERFINALS. Moved. By Graham Dunbar.
_ UNDATED _ BC-HKN--NHL ROUNDUP. By 0400 GMT.
_ PITTSBURGH _ BC-HKN--PENGUINS-MISSING MALKIN. Moved. By Alan Robinson.
_ ST. PETERSBURG, Florida _ BC-BBA--AL ROUNDUP. Moved, will be updated.
_ CHICAGO _ BC-BBN--NL ROUNDUP. Moved, will be updated.
_ LONDON _ BC-RAC--OVERDOSE INJURY. Moved.
_ LEXINGTON, Kentucky _ BC-RAC--KENTUCKY DERBY-I WANT REVENGE. Moved. By Jeffrey McMurray.
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Updated : 2021-02-28 17:32 GMT+08:00