WORLD SPORTS at 1330 GMT
ROANNE, France _ Chris Froome will miss this year's Tour de France after a "bad crash" in training. Team INEOS leader Dave Brailsford says the four-time champion sustained a suspected fractured femur in a 60 kph (40 mph) crash. SENT: 125 words, photos.
MOSCOW _ Russia's second most powerful track official is facing suspension in a doping case, another blow to the country's hopes of being reinstated in time for the world championships. SENT: 260 words, photos.
So much for Warren Gatland being "done" with the British and Irish Lions. The New Zealander will be back at the helm of the famous rugby team for a record-tying third time after being selected as head coach of the Lions' 2021 tour of South Africa. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 425 words, photos.
JERUSALEM _ Israel is rolling out the red carpet for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who arrives next week to collect the Genesis Prize, a prestigious award dubbed by its sponsors as the "Jewish Nobel Prize." By Josef Federman. SENT: 810 words, photos.
NICE, France _ France will be looking for another win it plays Norway at the Women's Wortld Cup. Both countries comfortably won their opening matches. By Daniella Matar. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2100 GMT, photos.
VALENCIENNES, France _ Germany and Spain meet in their second Group B game after the European rivals both made winning starts at the Women's World Cup. By Rob Harirs. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1900 GMT, photos.
LONDON _ Cricket World Cup organizers are hoping to get a result in the group game between defending champion Australia and Pakistan after washouts on consecutive days at Southampton and Bristol. SENT: 235 words, photos.
TAUNTON, England _ David Warner finally cut loose for Australia, posting his first international century since returning from a 12-month ban before Pakistan rallied to dismiss the defending Cricket World Cup champions for 307 in overcast conditions on Wednesday. By John Pye. SENT: 575 words, photos.
_ BBO--BASEBALL CAPSULES _ Pence hits inside-the-park HR, Rangers beat Red Sox 9-5. SENT: 2,330 words, photos.
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