MANCHESTER, England " The derby between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford is the highlight of the remaining three matches in the fourth round of the English League Cup. Also, it's: West Ham vs. Chelsea; and Southampton vs. Sunderland. By Steve Douglas. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2130 GMT, photos.
CLEVELAND " Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Indians are off to a pitch-perfect start in the World Series. The Chicago Cubs, meanwhile, fell completely flat in their first appearance since 1945. By Ronald Blum. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.
SHANGHAI " Rory McIlroy didn't have to check his bank account to know that his FedEx Cup bonus had been deposited. His caddie, J.P. Fitzgerald, informed him with a text message. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 450 words.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland " Former Chicago and Boston Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo has had her doping ban doubled to four years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. SENT: 310 words.
SHANGHAI " The international rugby federation is set to tackle the Chinese market, supporting a local push to attract 1 million players over the next five years and create professional leagues. SENT: 460 words, photos.
GENEVA " After an internal investigation, UEFA has found that former general secretary Gianni Infantino and current president Aleksander Ceferin did not break any rules when the governing body of European soccer sent a multimillion dollar loan to the Slovenian federation. By Graham Dunbar. SENT: 730 words, photos.
SOC--CULTURAL LEONESA-REAL MADRID
MADRID " Real Madrid will be without its top players when it debuts in the Copa del Rey against third-division club Cultural Leonesa. UPCOMING: 200 words by 2200 GMT.
MILAN " Inter Milan is in freefall and coach Frank de Boer's position will be even more at risk if his team loses a fourth straight Serie A match when it hosts Torino. Elsewhere, Juventus will look to bounce back from a surprise loss at AC Milan when it plays Sampdoria. By Daniella Matar. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2100 GMT, photos.
" SOC--VALENCIA-FAN VIOLENCE " Valencia fined for bottles thrown at Barcelona players. SENT: 110 words, photos.
" SOC--AUSTRALIA SQUAD " Cahill among 5 A-League players in expanded Socceroos squad. SENT: 310 words.
SHANGHAI " In one year, Li Haotong has gone from being a contender in the HSBC Champions to a superhero. At least on the stage. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 670 words, photos.
GLF--RORY VS DJ
SHANGHAI " Instead of ending his year in the Bahamas, U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson is headed to the Philippines for an 18-hole match against Rory McIlroy geared toward raising money for charity. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 400 words, photos.
TEN-ERSTE BANK OPEN
VIENNA " Top-seeded Andy Murray will try to extend his 10-match winning streak when he plays Martin Klizan of Slovakia in the opening round, and John Isner takes on Feliciano Lopez for a place in the quarterfinals at the Erste Bank Open. UPCOMING: 300 words by 1700 GMT.
RANCHI, India " Martin Guptill scored 72 runs off 84 balls Wednesday to help New Zealand to 260-7 in 50 overs against India in the fourth one-day international. SENT: 300 words.
" OLY--PYEONGCHANG 2018-NHL VISIT " NHL officials in South Korea to inspect Olympic venues. SENT: 250 words.
" HKN--NHL ROUNDUP " Crosby scores on season debut, Penguins down Panthers 3-2. SENT: 600 words, photos.
" BKN--NBA ROUNDUP " Spurs spoil Durant's Warriors debut in 129-100 rout. SENT: 280 words, photos.
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