WORLD SPORTS at 1330 GMT
PARIS _ Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has been placed under investigation for corruption as part of an inquiry into the bidding process for the 2017 and 2019 track world championships, a judicial official said Thursday. By John Leicester and Samuel Petrequin. SENT: 605 words, photos.
TOKYO _ An Olympic official made a guarantee Thursday that will please the heads of world sports federations who are concerned that Tokyo Games organizers might be cutting things they see as "decoration" but federations view as "essential." By Stephen Wade. SENT: 670 words, photos.
MONACO _ Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time Thursday in first practice for the Monaco Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver and championship leader was .059 seconds quicker than Red Bull driver Max Verstappen on the sinewy 3.3-kilometer (2-mile) street circuit. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 130 words, photos.
GLF--MADE IN DENMARK
FARSO, Denmark _ After tying for third at the PGA Championship last week for his best finish at a major, English golfer Matt Wallace begins the defense of his title at the Made In Denmark event on the European Tour. UPCOMING: 150 words by 1800 GMT, photos.
PINEROLO, Italy _Valerio Conti's overall lead could be challenged in Stage 12, a 158-kilometer (98-mile) leg from Cuneo to Pinerolo featuring one major climb and another shorter but steeper ascent just before the finish. UPCOMING: 300 words by 1700 GMT, photos.
Unless he has a late and unexpected change of heart, England coach Eddie Jones will be going to this year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan without English rugby’s best player. Danny Cipriani is still being overlooked for the national team despite a domestic season that culminated with the flyhalf being voted player of the season by both his fellow players and journalists. By Steve Douglas. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1800 GMT, photos.
With a no-nonsense look etched on her face, Ada Hegerberg stares straight into the camera and says: "Now it's time for action." By Steve Douglas. SENT: 890 words, photos.
SOC--SPAIN SPOTLIGHT-COPA DEL REY
BARCELONA, Spain _ Although Barcelona is still smarting from its collapse at Liverpool two weeks ago, the team has another cup final to play in this weekend. The Spanish champions can complete a second straight domestic double when it faces Valencia on Saturday in the Copa del Rey final. By Joseph Wilson. SENT: 530 words, photos.
BERLIN _ Borussia Dortmund isn't wasting any time. Days after narrowly losing out to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, Dortmund signed three internationals to better challenge for the title next season. By Ciaran Fahey. SENT: 440 words, photos.
_ BBO--BASEBALL CAPSULES _ Tampa Bay uses long ball to beat Dodgers 8-1. SENT: 2,235 words, photos.
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