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    SOC--ENGLISH ROUNDUP

    Liverpool beat Chelsea 2-1 to regain a five-point lead at the Premier League summit over Manchester City. Manchester United lost 2-0 at West Ham and Arsenal recovered to beat Aston Villa 3-2. By Rob Harris. SENT: 715 words, photos. Plus separates on Sunday’s four EPL games.

    CAR--F1-SINGAPORE GP

    SINGAPORE _ Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel took advantage of an early pit stop to win the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday and end a 13-month winless streak in Formula One. By Jim Armstrong. SENT: 500 words, photos.

    RGU--RWC-WALES-GEORGIA

    TOYOTA, Japan _ After falling short of expectations at the last Rugby World Cup, the pressure is on Six Nations Grand Slam winner Wales to start this tournament with a bang against Georgia in their Pool D opener on Monday. The Georgians will bring their usual grit and grind in the pack and hope to catch the Welsh off guard at Toyota Stadium. By Jerome Pugmire. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Game starts 1015 GMT.

    ATH--WORLDS-DOPING DRAMA

    DOHA, Qatar _ A doping saga is unfolding in track and field. By Eddie Pells. SENT: 810 words, photos.

    SOC--ITALY-RACISM-DALBERT

    PARMA, Italy _ FIFA president Gianni Infantino labeled the situation of racism inside Italian soccer stadiums "very serious" following the latest incident of offensive chants. SENT: 600 words.

    SOC--SPANISH ROUNDUP

    BARCELONA, Spain _ Karim Benzema scored in the second half to ensure Real Madrid rebounded from its poor performance in the Champions League with its first victory at Sevilla in four years. By Joseph Wilson. SENT: 620 words, photos.

    SOC--ITALIAN ROUNDUP

    ROME _ Fernando Llorente's free transfer to Napoli is paying large dividends. By Andrew Dampf. SENT: 580 words, photos.

    SOC--GERMAN ROUNDUP

    BERLIN _ Borussia Dortmund stumbled again in the Bundesliga with a 2-2 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday. By Ciarán Fahey. SENT: 350 words, photos.

    SOC--FIFA-IRAN-WOMEN IN STADIUMS

    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: 360 words, photo.

    GLF--BMW PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

    VIRGINIA WATER, England _Danny Willett won a European Tour event on home soil for the first time in his career with a three-shot victory at the BMW PGA Championship on Sunday. SENT: 480 words, photos.

    TEN--LAVER CUP

    GENEVA _ After Roger Federer secured a must-win victory for Team Europe, Alexander Zverev ensured the Laver Cup was retained Sunday in a title-deciding super-tiebreaker against Milos Raonic of Team World. SENT: 500 words, photos.

    TEN--WUHAN OPEN

    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: 335 words.

    TEN--WTA ASIA

    Naomi Osaka won her first singles title since the Australian Open in January by beating Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2, 6-3 in the Toray Pan Pacific final on Sunday. SENT: 190 words, photos.

    TEN--ST PETERSBURG

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia _ Daniil Medvedev continued his storming run of form by beating Borna Coric 6-3, 6-1 to win the St. Petersburg Open final. SENT: 130 words, photos.

    CRI--INDIA-SOUTH AFRICA

    BENGALURU, India _ South Africa captain Quinton de Kock powered his side to a series-leveling nine-wicket victory over India in their third and final Twenty20 match on Sunday. SENT: 435 words, photos.

    RGU--RWC-ENGLAND-TONGA

    SAPPORO, Japan _ England was relatively comfortable in beating Tonga 35-3 with a four-try bonus point at the Rugby World Cup on Sunday without the former champion being compelling in the opening game of its campaign. By Gerald Imray. SENT: 790 words, photos.

    RGU--RWC-SAMOA-RUSSIA PREVIEW

    KUMAGAYA, Japan _ Russia has set itself up to be plucked by Samoa in the Rugby World Cup on Tuesday in the Bears' first match against a Pacific Islands side. SENT: 600 words, photos.

    RGU--RWC-TONGA-BEATING CANCER

    SAPPORO, Japan _ There were times not long ago when Nasi Manu was too sick and weak from the chemotherapy to walk up the steps at a stadium and watch a game of rugby. On Sunday, he played in a Rugby World Cup match. By Gerald Imray. SENT: 500 words, photos.

    HKW--DREAM GAP TOUR

    TORONTO _ The newly formed Professional Women's Hockey Players' Association took its first tangible step on the ice by launching its "Dream Gap Tour" stop this weekend. By John Wawrow. SENT: 1,150 words.

    SAI--SAILGP

    Team Australia skipper Tom Slingsby overcame an error at the start and passed Team Japan's Nathan Outteridge approaching the penultimate mark to win the $1 million SailGP championship race in Marseille, France. By Bernie Wilson. SENT: 730 words, photos

    FBN--ANTONIO BROWN-RETIRES?

    FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts _ Antonio Brown went on a Twitter rant on his first NFL Sunday without a team, announcing he was done for good with the league that exiled him. Even though, he claimed, it had been more lenient toward others facing allegations of sexual misconduct. By Jimmy Golen. SENT: 680 words, photos.

    MOT--ARAGON GP

    ALCAÑIZ, Spain _ Defending champion Marc Márquez dominated the Aragón Grand Prix to continue his march toward a sixth MotoGP world title on Sunday. SENT: 210 words, photos.

    FIG--INTERNATIONAL SKATING

    SALT LAKE CITY _ Olympians Madison Chock and Evan Bates claimed the ice dance title at the U.S. International Classic, with a stunning Egyptian-themed free dance. SENT: 200 words, photos.

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