WORLD SPORTS at 0000 GMT

TOP STORY:

OLY--PUTIN-HACKERS

MOSCOW " President Vladimir Putin says the hack of Olympic athletes' data has cast a spotlight on a "hypocritical" decision to bar Russian athletes from the Rio Paralympics. SENT: 130 words.

NEW/DEVELOPING:

OLY--RIO-ASSETS HELD

RIO DE JANEIRO " Brazilian justice has blocked assets of the company that serves as host broadcaster organization for the Olympic Games. SENT: 150 words, photos.

SKI--MILLER-SKI BRANDS

VIENNA " Six-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller has sued ski manufacturer Head as he wants to resume World Cup racing with a different equipment supplier. By Eric Willemsen. SENT: 580 words.

SOC--ITALY-REFORMS

ROME " Struggling to compete with the English Premier League and the Spanish Liga, Italian football federation president Carlo Tavecchio wants to reduce Serie A from 20 to 18 clubs. SENT: 130 words, photos.

FOOTBALL:

SOC--SPANISH ROUNDUP

MADRID " Promoted Alaves followed its historic win at Barcelona with a 0-0 home draw against Deportivo La Coruna on Monday. SENT: 130 words.

SOC--PSG-BEN ARFA

PARIS " Hatem Ben Arfa's dream move to French champion Paris Saint-Germain is falling flat, and coach Unai Emery remains evasive as to why he keeps leaving him out of his squad. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 400 words, photos.

SOC--TORINO-MOLINARO INJURED

TURIN, Italy " Torino fullback Cristian Molinaro has torn a ligament in his left knee and will require surgery, depriving newly arrived goalkeeper Joe Hart of a key defender. SENT: 110 words.

TENNIS:

TEN--MOSELLE OPEN

METZ, France " With his serve clicking throughout, French veteran Julien Benneteau upset fifth-seeded Martin Klizan of Slovakia 6-2, 6-1 in the first round of the Moselle Open on Monday. SENT: 130 words.

TEN--ST PETERSBURG OPEN

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia " Fifth-seeded Alexander Zverev reached the second round of the St. Petersburg Open with a straight-sets win over Russian wildcard Karen Khachanov on the opening day of main-draw play. SENT: 130 words.

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