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    PARIS _ A draw is all it would take for Brazil to advance in the Women's World Cup. By Jenna Fryer. SENT: 875 words, photos.


    _SOC--WWCUP-NIGERIA-FRANCE _ France goes 3-0 at World Cup with 1-0 win over Nigeria. SENT: 285 words, photos.

    _WWCUP-SOUTH AFRICA-GERMANY _ Germany won its Women's World Cup group for the fifth consecutive time and avoided an immediate matchup with the United States by routing South Africa 4-0. By Joseph Wilson. SENT: 700 words, photos.

    _WWCUP-SOUTH KOREA-NORWAY _ Norway knocked South Korea out of the Women's World Cup by scoring on two penalties in a 2-1 victory. SENT: 112 words, photos.

    _WWCUP-SPAIN-CHINA _ Spain and China played to a scoreless draw Monday that advanced both squads to the round of 16 at the Women's World Cup. By Anne M. Peterson. SENT: 340 words, photos.

    _WWCUP-AUSTRALIA-REBOUNDS _ Australia and Sam Kerr quiet the haters at the World Cup. By Ann M. Peterson. SENT: 465 words, photo.



    TAUNTON, England _ Bangladesh achieves second-highest run chase in Cricket World Cup history and pushes the West Indies close to elimination in a surprisingly comfortable seven-wicket victory. SENT: 795 words, photos.


    _CRI--CWC-SHAKIB’S SHOW _ Shakib Al Hasan using Cricket World Cup stage to show why he’s been one of the best allrounders for more than a decade. SENT: 580 words, photos.

    _CRI--CWC-ENGLAND-AFHANISTAN PREVIEW _ Playing against top-ranked England on home soil isn't any more daunting for Afghanistan skipper Gulbadin Naib than any other game at the Cricket World Cup. By John Pye. SENT: 695 words, photos.



    Chelsea has mastered the art of thriving amid adversity more than any other English club but this offseason could be more challenging than usual. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 1,150 words, photo.

    SOC--COPA AMERICA-JAPAN-CHILE SAO PAULO _ Two-time defending champion Chile opens its Copa America campaign against guest Japan. By Tales Azzoni. UPCOMING: 500 words by 0200 GMT, photos.


    _SOC--COPA AMERICA-BRAZIL-VENEZUELA _ Coutinho in key role as host Brazil faces Venezuela in Copa America. By Mauricio Savarese. SENT: 490 words, photos.

    _SOC--COPA AMERICA-MARADONA _ Diego Maradona criticizes Argentina after its opening loss to Colombia in the Copa America. SENT: 165 words, photo.

    _SOC--COPA AMERICA-VECINO _ Uruguay midfielder Vecino to miss rest of Copa America with right thigh injury. SENT: 170 words, photo.


    FIFA is conducting racism risk assessments for all 2022 World Cup qualifiers and sending observers to matches where there is a high prospect of discriminatory incidents. By Rob Harris. SENT: 360 words, photos.


    ROME _ Former Roma captain Francesco Totti says he is leaving his position within the club's management because his views are not taken into consideration. By Andrew Dampf. SENT: 685 words, photos.



    PEBBLE BEACH, California _ Analysis: A major competitor, Gary Woodland channels his inner athlete into US Open champion. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 960 words, photos.



    BIRMINGHAM, England _ Konta makes seamless transition from clay to grass, beats Anett Kontaveit 6-4, 6-2 at the Nature Valley Classic in first match since the French Open semifinals. SENT: 225 words.


    HALLE, Germany _ Konta makes seamless transition from clay to grass, beats Anett Kontaveit 6-4, 6-2 at the Nature Valley Classic in first match since the French Open semifinals. SENT 170 words, photos.


    LONDON _ Marin Cilic begins defense of his title at the Queen's Club grass-court event with a 6-1, 7-6 (5) win over Christian Garin. SENT: 150 words, photos.


    BKN--RAPTORS PARADE _ Toronto police say four people were shot and wounded at a rally for the NBA champion Raptors, and two people were arrested "with firearms." By Rob Gillies and Ian Harrison. SENT: 830 words, photos. Will be updated.

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