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    CYC--DAUPHINE-FROOME CRASH

    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.

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    ATH--RUSSIAN DOPING

    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.

    RGU--LIONS-GATLAND

    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.

    ML--ISRAEL-PATRIOTS OWNER

    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.

    SOCCER:

    SOC--WWCUP-FRANCE-NORWAY

    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.

    SOC--WWCUP-GERMANY-SPAIN

    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.

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    CRI--CWC-WORLD CUP

    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.

    CRI--CWC-AUSTRALIA-PAKISTAN

    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.

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    _ BBO--BASEBALL CAPSULES _ Pence hits inside-the-park HR, Rangers beat Red Sox 9-5. SENT: 2,330 words, photos.

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