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    SOC--ENGLISH ROUNDUP

    UNDATED _ After two straight losses to start the season, Chelsea looks to win for the first time under new manager Frank Lampard in a home match against Leicester in the Premier League. Promoted club Sheffield United hosts Crystal Palace in the other match. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. By 1900 GMT. Plus separate reports on both matches.

    SOC--SPANISH ROUNDUP

    MADRID _ Diego Simeone's Atlético Madrid opens its Spanish league campaign at home against Getafe. By Tales Azzoni. UPCOMING: 500 words. By 2230 GMT.

    CRI--ENGLAND-AUSTRALIA

    LONDON _ England boosted its chances of winning the second Ashes test after Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes moved the team's lead to 165 runs over Australia by lunch on the final day at Lord's. England resumed on 96-4 and reached the end of the session on 157-4, with Stokes on 51 and Buttler on 31. The draw remains the most likely result. SENT: 178 words, photos - will be updated.

    CRI--AUSTRALIA-SMITH

    LONDON _ Australia batsman Steve Smith was ruled out of the final day of the second Ashes test at Lord's Sunday with a concussion and is a doubt for the third match of the series starting next week. SENT: 301 words.

    SOC--GERMAN ROUNDUP

    BERLIN _ Union Berlin becomes the fifth team from the German capital to play in the Bundesliga, the first from what was East Berlin, when it makes its league debut against Leipzig. Also, Eintracht Frankfurt hosts Hoffenheim. By Ciarán Fahey. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. By 1900 GMT.

    RGL--ENGLAND-PLAYER DIES

    BATLEY, England _ An English rugby league club says one of its players has been found dead in his hotel room the day after a game in France. SENT: 132 words.

    CRI--SRI LANKA-NEW ZEALAND

    GALLE, Sri Lanka _A ninth test century from captain Dimuth Karunaratne propelled Sri Lanka to a six-wicket win over New Zealand in the first cricket test on Sunday. By Krishan Francis. SENT: 487 words, photos.

    GLF--BMW CHAMPIONSHIP

    MEDINAH, Illinois _ Justin Thomas has a six-shot lead at the BMW Championship, where Tiger Woods needs his best round of the year to make it back to the Tour Championship. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. By 2300 GMT.

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