LONDON _Christian Eriksen broke through Brighton's resistance with a late goal to give Tottenham a 1-0 victory in the Premier League on Tuesday and boost the London club's Champions League qualification bid. By Rob Harris. SENT: 350 words, photos.
MADRID _ Now it's just a matter of time for Barcelona. The Catalan club is on the brink of another Spanish league title after beating Alaves 2-0 on Tuesday to move within three points of clinching the championship. And that was with Lionel Messi staying on the bench until after both goals had been scored. By Tales Azzoni. SENT: 600 words, photos.
SOC--PREMIER LEAGUE-FASTEST GOAL
WATFORD, England _ It was the Long and short of the Premier League. Shane Long scored the fastest-ever goal in the competition Tuesday, netting after 7.69 seconds for Southampton against Watford. SENT: 300 words, photos.
SOC--ASIAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
SEOUL, South Korea _ A pair of Australian teams earned draws in the Asian Champions League on Tuesday, good enough to keep one alive in the competition while eliminating the other. Melbourne Victory became the first team to be eliminated from the group stage despite its 1-1 draw against two-time champion Guangzhou Evergrande. SENT: 200 words.
GLF--ON THE FRINGE-TIGER
Tiger Woods is as big as ever following his 15th and most improbable major championship. His schedule figures to be as small as ever. That might not be the problem it posed in the past for a PGA Tour that once was divided between tournaments he played and those he didn't. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. SENT: 750 words, photos.
BARCELONA, Spain _ Second-seeded Alexander Zverev lost to 81st-ranked Nicolas Jarry in the Barcelona Open on Tuesday after failing to convert a match point, while former champion Kei Nishikori and third-seeded Dominic Thiem easily advanced to the third round. Zverev lost 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (5) to Jarry, a 23-year-old Chilean who was given a lucky loser spot in the tournament. SENT: 400 words.
BOSTON _ For the second straight year and third time in three playoff matchups, the Maple Leafs and Bruins go to Game 7. Home ice has meant little, with the winner next facing Columbus. In 2013, Toronto led Boston by three goals in the third period of Game 7 before losing in overtime. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. By 0300 GMT.
SAN JOSE, Calif. _ The San Jose Sharks look to complete their first playoff comeback from a 3-1 deficit when they host the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 7. The surprising turnaround of goalie Martin Jones has helped the Sharks stave off elimination for two straight games. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. By 0500 GMT.
FBN--PATRIOTS OWNER-PROSTITUTION CHARGE
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. _ A video that police say shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying a massage parlor worker for sex should not be publicly released for now because it would ruin his chance for a fair trial, a judge ruled Tuesday. Circuit Judge Leonard Hanser accepted arguments by Kraft's attorneys that releasing the video would likely make it impossible to seat a jury for his trial on misdemeanor prostitution charges. By Terry Spencer. SENT: 550 words, photos.
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