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    SOC--WATFORD-ARSENAL

    LONDON _ Arsenal looks to improve its poor form in Premier League away matches by beating Watford to climb back into the Champions League qualification places. UPCOMING: 400 words by 2100 GMT, photos.

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    GLF--ON GOLF-TIGER'S NEXT STEP

    AUGUSTA, Ga. _ No comeback by Tiger Woods was ever going to be complete without a major. Now the question becomes how many more he can win. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 920 words, photos.

    ATH--BOSTON MARATHON

    BOSTON _ Runners were focused on staying dry Monday morning as they awaited the start of the Boston Marathon. Thousands of runners preparing to take part in the 123rd running of the world's oldest and most prestigious annual marathon huddled under tents, though the rain was expected to taper off before the first race of the day began. SENT: 350 words, photos.

    RGU--AUSTRALIA-FOLAU FALLOUT

    SYDNEY _ Australia coach Michael Cheika said he would not have been able to select fullback Israel Folau for the Wallabies after his latest "disrespectful" social media posts attacking gay people. SENT: 810 words, photos.

    TEN--MONTE CARLO MASTERS

    MONACO _ Denis Shapovalov, Daniil Medvedev and David Goffin are all in first-round action at the Monte Carlo Masters. By Jerome Pugmire. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1800 GMT.

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    SOC--ENGLAND-WEEKEND WATCH

    They arrived in the offseason at a combined cost of $140 million, with the intention of bringing a new dimension to Liverpool's midfield. Fabinho would be the pure, out-and-out holding midfielder the team had been missing for a few years. Naby Keita would be the energetic, goal-scoring, box-to-box runner in the mold of Steven Gerrard. It has taken eight months _ and some initial skepticism _ but they are finally proving their worth to a team that could yet end the season as the Premier League champions, not to mention Champions League winners. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 600 words, photos.

    SOC--SPANISH ROUNDUP

    MADRID _ Third-place Real Madrid plays at Leganes in the Spanish league. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2100 GMT, photos.

    Other Stories:

    _ HKN--NHL PLAYOFF CAPSULES _ Blue Jackets beat Lightning 3-1, lead playoff series 3-0. SENT: 530 words, photos.

    _ BKN--NBA PLAYOFF CAPSULES _ Antetokounmpo, Bucks pound Pistons 121-86 in opener. SENT: 575 words, photos.

    _ BBO--BASEBALL CAPSULES _ Marquez throws 1-hitter, Rockies top SF 4-0, end 8-game skid. SENT: 2,020 words, photos.

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