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SOC--ENGLISH ROUNDUP

LONDON " Manchester City, Arsenal, and Liverpool match each other with four-goal wins and only goal difference separates them at the top of the English Premier League. By Rob Harris. SENT: 670 words, photos. With 7 match separates.

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" SOC--TOTTENHAM-LEICESTER " Leicester rediscovers EPL-winning spirit to frustrate Spurs. By Rob Harris. SENT: 630 words, photos.

SOC--SPANISH ROUNDUP

BARCELONA, Spain " Cristiano Ronaldo misses a penalty kick but scores three times to restore his touch and help Real Madrid increase its lead of the Spanish league. By Joseph Wilson. SENT: 650 words, photos.

SOC--GERMAN ROUNDUP

BERLIN " Schalke holds Borussia Dortmund to a scoreless draw in the 171st Ruhr derby, ensuring its bitter rival's winless streak in the Bundesliga stretches to four games. By Ciaran Fahey. SENT: 640 words, photos.

SOC--ITALIAN ROUNDUP

TURIN, Italy " Gonzalo Higuain scored a record 36 goals for Napoli last season, and on Saturday he scored his first goal against it, helping Juventus to a 2-1 win over his former team. By Daniella Matar. SENT: 340 words, photos.

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" SOC--FRENCH ROUNDUP " Lyon striker Lacazette scores 2 to take pressure off coach. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 550 words, photos.

CAR--F1-MEXICAN GRAND PRIX

MEXICO CITY " Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will start 1-2 at the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday after Rosberg rallied from difficult practice sessions to join his teammate at the front of the starting grid. By Jim Vertuno. SENT: 530 words, photos.

CRI--INDIA-NEW ZEALAND

VISAKHAPATNAM, India " New Zealand is bowled out for 79 in 23.1 overs in the final one-day international as India win the five-match series 3-2. By Chetan Narula. SENT: 890 words, photos.

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" CRI--ZIMBABWE-SRI LANKA " Sri Lanka makes strong start, 317-4 in 1st test. SENT: 250 words, photos.

TEN--WTA FINALS

SINGAPORE " Top-ranked Angelique Kerber and Dominika Cibulkova will compete for the WTA Finals title on Sunday. By Sandra Harwitt. SENT: 650 words, photos.

SOC--ASIA-FIFA ELECTIONS

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia " The Asian Football Confederation will try again to elect three delegates for FIFA's ruling council at a rescheduled meeting in February. SENT: 260 words.

BBO--WORLD SERIES

CHICAGO " Corey Kluber returns to the mound as the Cleveland Indians try for a 3-1 lead against John Lackey and the Chicago Cubs in Game 4 of the World Series. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos. Game starts shortly.

Other stories:

" TEN--ERSTE BANK OPEN " Tsonga beats Karlovic, playing top-seed Murray in final. By Eric Willemsen. SENT: 370 words, photos.

" TEN--SWISS INDOORS " Nishikori, Cilic advance to final. SENT: 250 words, photos.

" BBN--MARLINS-FERNANDEZ KILLED " Autopsy: Marlins pitcher had cocaine, alcohol in his system. By Jennifer Kay. SENT: 320 words, photos.

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