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SOC--CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ROUNDUP

PARIS " Gianluigi Buffon kept the shots out while Cristiano Ronaldo failed to put them in. While Buffon starred in goal for Juventus, saving a penalty and making two remarkable saves in a 1-0 win at Lyon, it was a frustrating night for record-chasing Ronaldo in the Champions League. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 813 words, photos. With separates on all 8 games.

NEW/DEVELOPING:

OLY--IOC-DOPING RETESTS

LAUSANNE, Switzerland " Russian weightlifter Apti Aukhadov was stripped of his silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics on Tuesday after testing positive for steroids in a reanalysis of his doping samples. SENT: 387 words.

CYC--TOUR DE FRANCE

PARIS " For the first time in 25 years, all five mountain ranges of continental France will feature in next year's Tour de France, in a stretched-out endurance test of racing that smiles on the climbing strengths of defending champion Chris Froome and his Colombian rival, Nairo Quintana. By John Leicester. SENT: 747 words, photos.

WITH:

" CYC--TOUR DE FRANCE-2017-HIGHLIGHTS " SENT: 661 words.

SAI--AMERICA'S CUP

SAN DIEGO " America's Cup officials released the full schedule for the 2017 regatta in Bermuda while continuing to remain silent about an arbitration panel decision that reportedly went against organizers and could cost them several million dollars. By Bernie Wilson. SENT: 610 words, photos.

FOOTBALL:

SOC--REAL MADRID-LEGIA

MADRID " Cristiano Ronaldo was kept waiting for his 100th career goal in European club competitions as Real Madrid swept to a 5-1 victory over Legia Warsaw in the Champions League on Tuesday. By Tales Azzoni. SENT: 550 words, photos.

SOC--LEICESTER-FC COPENHAGEN

LEICESTER, England " Leicester's decision to prioritize the Champions League over the Premier League is being vindicated. Riyad Mahrez made it three wins out of three for Leicester in Group G on Tuesday, clinching a 1-0 victory over FC Copenhagen that left his team requiring only one win from its final three games to make the knockout phase. SENT: 450 words, photos.

SOC--LYON-JUVENTUS

LYON, France " Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon shrugged off recent uncharacteristic errors with an outstanding performance on Tuesday to help 10-man Juventus win 1-0 at Lyon in the Champions League. SENT: 545 words, photos.

SOC--LEVERKUSEN-TOTTENHAM

LEVERKUSEN, Germany " Tottenham held off Bayer Leverkusen's constant pressure in the second half to earn a useful Champions League point in a 0-0 draw on Tuesday. SENT: 275 words, photos.

SOC--SPORTING-DORTMUND

LISBON, Portugal " Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Julian Weigl scored in the first half as Borussia Dortmund moved closer to advancing in the Champions League with a 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday. SENT: 290 words, photos.

SOC--CSKA-MONACO

MOSCOW " With his CSKA Moscow team held to a late draw, Igor Akinfeev may just have been the unluckiest man in the Champions League on Tuesday. By James Ellingworth. SENT: 350 words, photos.

SOC--DINAMO ZAGREB-SEVILLA

ZAGREB, Croatia " Sevilla was rewarded for a display of attacking football with a well-deserved 1-0 victory over Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday that kept up its momentum in the Champions League. SENT: 300 words, photos.

SOC--CLUB BRUGGE-FC PORTO

BRUGES, Belgium " FC Porto came from behind to beat Club Brugge 2-1 Tuesday with an injury-time penalty to become a challenger in Champions League Group G. SENT: 210 words, photos.

SOC--ASIAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

DOHA, Qatar " Al Ain secured a spot in the Asian Champions League final for the first time since 2005 after scoring a late equalizer in a 2-2 draw against El Jaish on Tuesday. SENT: 205 words.

SOC--FIFA-MAKUDI BANNED

ZURICH " Former FIFA executive committee member Worawi Makudi of Thailand was banned from soccer for five years on Tuesday for election forgery. SENT: 325 words, photos.

TENNIS:

TEN--KREMLIN CUP

MOSCOW " Croatian teenager Ana Konjuh ousted sixth-seeded Barbora Strycova in the first round of the Kremlin Cup on Tuesday, winning 6-4, 1-6, 6-2. SENT: 215 words.

TEN--WTA FINALS-FINAL SPOT

MOSCOW " With Serena Williams' decision to withdraw from next week's WTA Finals, the final spot in the year-end tournament will be decided in Moscow. By James Ellingworth. SENT: 254 words.

TEN--EUROPEAN OPEN

ANTWERP, Belgium " Qualifier Marius Copil had nine aces as he upset sixth-seeded Joao Sousa of Portugal 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the European Open on Tuesday. SENT: 178 words.

TEN--STOCKHOLM OPEN

STOCKHOLM " Eighteen-year-old Mikael Ymer of Sweden stunned Fernando Verdasco in the first round of the Swedish Open on Tuesday, dropping just three games to the Spaniard in an emphatic 6-2, 6-1 win. SENT: 109 words.

ALSO:

" TEN--GARZA SUSPENDED. Mexican tennis player gets 6-month ban in match-fixing case. SENT: 128 words.

GOLF:

GLF--GOLF NOTES

NAPA, California " Of the 70 players who made the cut in the PGA Tour season opener, Nicholas Lindheim easily could have been mistaken for a college kid who Monday qualified. Lindheim, who turns 32 next month, is the oldest of the 25 rookies on the PGA Tour. And there aren't many like him. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 1,277 words, photo.

GLF--ON THE FRINGE-ROAD BACK

NAPA, California " The easy road back for Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano would have been to return to the comfort of Spain. He chose Newburgh, Indiana. There was another stop in Wichita, Kansas. He made his first trip to Beachwood, Ohio. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 830 words, photo.

ALSO:

" GLF--HALL OF FAME. Woosnam, Love, Ochoa, Mallon chosen for Hall of Fame. SENT: 132 words.

Other Stories:

" BKN--DERRICK ROSE LAWSUIT " Sexual consent, debated across US, key to Derrick Rose case. By Brian Melley. SENT: 755 words, photos.

" US--NIELSENS " NBC's 'Sunday Night Football' has lowest ratings since 2011. By David Bauder. SENT: 445 words.

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