WORLD SPORTS at 1330 GMT
Crystal Palace hosts Wolves and Manchester United travel to West Ham in the day’s early Premier League kick-offs. Later, Arsenal looks to bounce back from two draws against Aston Villa and Chelsea hosts league leading Liverpool. By Rob Harris. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Plus separates.
Day 3 of the Rugby World Cup featured a Six Nations flavor as Ireland beat Scotland 27-3 and England wore down Tonga 35-3. Earlier, Italy beat Namibia 47-22. SENT: 169 words - will be updated.
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BARCELONA, Spain _Unbeaten Sevilla hosts Real Madrid with both sides having the chance to take the lead of the Spanish league. Athletic Bilbao also tries to remain undefeated against Alavés, while Valencia hosts Leganés, Real Sociedad visits Espanyol, and Mallorca is at Getafe. By Joseph Wilson. UPCOMING: 600 words, with photos. By 2100 GMT.
ROME _ Napoli visits fellow southern club Lecce looking to build momentum after beating titleholder Liverpool in the Champions League. Also, Roma visits Bologna. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos. By 1600 GMT.
BERLIN _ Borussia Dortmund visits Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Mönchengladbach hosts Fortuna Düsseldorf for a Rhine derby. By Ciarán Fahey. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos. By 1900 GMT.
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MILAN _ FIFA has been "assured" that Iran will lift its 40-year ban and allow women to attend a World Cup qualifying game next month. SENT: 369 words, photo.
SINGAPORE _ Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton will be aiming to extend his lead in the Formula One title chase at the SIngapore Grand Prix. Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc is on pole for Sunday's night race. By Jim Armstrong. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.
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VIRGINIA WATER, England _Jon Rahm holds a share of the lead at the BMW PGA Championship with Danny Willett at the flagship European Tour event on Saturday. UPCOMING: 50 words, photo. By 1800 GMT.
YOKOHAMA, Japan _ The Scots talked themselves up. How they smelled Irish blood without injured star backs Rob Kearney, Keith Earls, and Robbie Henshaw. How they could overcome anything coming their way in a green jersey. They picked their most battle-hardened side ever for a Rugby World Cup match. But it didn't matter. Again. Scotland was bullied by Ireland to the tune of 27-3 on Sunday, and coach Gregor Townsend was stunned. By Foster Niumata. SENT: 655 words, photos.
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New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has welcomed a tweak to the head injury assessment rules after flanker Sam Cane missed the second half against South Africa in the Rugby World Cup. SENT: 291 words.
SAPPORO, Japan _ Australia winger Reece Hodge was cited Sunday for a dangerous tackle on Fiji flanker Peceli Yato in their Rugby World Cup group game and could be facing a ban of between two and 10 weeks. By Gerald Imray. SENT: 358 words.
OSAKA, Japan _ Sergio Parisse started his fifth Rugby World Cup by guiding Italy to a 47-22 win over Namibia on Sunday, and going oh-so-close to celebrating the milestone with a try. SENT: 664 words.
YOKOHAMA, Japan _ All Blacks hooker Dane Coles paused. Their next Rugby World Cup opponent was, um ... Canada? Yes. "One game at a time," Coles said with a smile on Sunday. He wasn't being cheeky. He'd just spent two weeks focusing on the massive hurdle that was two-time champion South Africa, and getting over the Springboks 23-13 in Yokohama the night before was immensely satisfying though bruising. With South Africa out of the way, defending champion New Zealand's campaign next goes through teams it hardly ever meets: Canada and Namibia. By Foster Niumata. SENT: 613 words.
NAGOYA, Japan _ Rob Howley has certainly not been forgotten by the Wales players he helped to coach for so long. Howley left the Rugby World Cup earlier this week for an alleged betting breach, ending 11 years of service alongside coach Warren Gatland. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 633 words.
WUHAN, China _ American Danielle Collins beat seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams 7-5, 7-6 (5) in the opening round of the Wuhan Open on Sunday. SENT: 274 words.
DOHA, Qatar _ Usain Bolt is in the rearview mirror, replaced by, what else?, a burgeoning doping saga. Welcome back to track and field. The world’s fastest man now that Bolt is on the sideline is 100-meter runner Christian Coleman, who almost was forced to miss world championships because he had missed too many drug tests. He got a reprieve, but, as always, the specter of doping lingers over the sport’s biggest event. By Eddie Pells and Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. By 1600 GMT.
ALCAÑIZ, Spain _ MotoGP points leader Marc Márquez starts the Aragon Grand Prix from pole position. UPCOMING: 200 words, with photos. By 1300 GMT.
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