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SOC--ENGLISH ROUNDUP

MANCHESTER, England " Chelsea's run of three victories since a switch of formation is put on the line at in-form Southampton, while Everton hosts West Ham. By Steve Douglas. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos. By 1830 GMT. Plus separate reports on both games.

NEW / DEVELOPING:

CAR--F1-MEXICAN GRAND PRIX

MEXICO CITY " The Mercedes championship duel will start from the front row at the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday with Lewis Hamilton on pole position and Nico Rosberg No. 2. Rosberg leads Hamilton by 26 points with three races left in the Formula One drivers championship. By Jim Vertuno. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Developing from 1800 GMT start.

TEN--WTA FINALS

SINGAPORE " Dominka Cibulkova puts on a stunning show of unflappable tennis to upset top-ranked Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-4 to win the WTA Finals title on Sunday. By Sandra Harwitt. UPCOMING: 5o0 words, photos. By 1400 GMT.

CRI--BANGLADESH-ENGLAND

DHAKA, Bangladesh " Offspinner Mehedi Hasan claims a Bangladesh test match record of 12-159 as his side secures a first-ever win against England " a comfortable 108-run victory " to level the series 1-1 on Sunday. SENT: 507 words, photos.

FOOTBALL:

SOC--SPANISH ROUNDUP

BARCELONA, Spain " Villarreal visits Eibar seeking a win to climb into third place in the Spanish league. Athletic Bilbao also hosts Osasuna, Las Palmas welcomes Celta Vigo, and Espanyol is at Real Betis. By Joseph Wilson. UPCOMING: 500 words. By 1700 GMT.

SOC--FRENCH ROUNDUP

PARIS " Surprise leader Nice can maintain its six-point lead over defending champion Paris Saint-Germain with a home win against struggling Nantes. Elsewhere, revamped Marseille is at home to Bordeaux and Rennes hosts Metz. By Jerome Pugmire. UPCOMING: 600 words. By 2100 GMT.

SOC--GERMAN ROUNDUP

BERLIN " Unbeaten Hoffenheim hosts high-flying Hertha Berlin and bottom side Hamburger SV visits Cologne in the Bundesliga. By Ciaran Fahey. UPCOMING: 500 words. By 1800 GMT.

SOC--ITALIAN ROUNDUP

MILAN " Roma will be expecting to move back to within two points of Serie A leader Juventus when it visits Empoli. AC Milan could move into third when it hosts Pescara, while Inter Milan travels to Sampdoria. By Daniella Matar. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. By 1600 GMT.

TENNIS:

TEN--ERSTE BANK OPEN

VIENNA " Andy Murray is aiming for his third straight ATP title and seventh of the season when he takes on 2011 champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final of the Erste Bank Open. UPCOMING: 300 words. By 1500 GMT.

GOLF:

GLF--HSBC CHAMPIONS

SHANGHAI " Hideki Matsuyama waved to a cheering crowd from the top balcony of a corporate suite over the 18th green at Sheshan International after a seven-shot victory in the HSBC Champions. He never felt higher. His game never felt better. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson SENT: 750 words, photos.

GLF--PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS

THOUSAND OAKS, California " Tom Pernice Jr. had four straight birdies and shot an 8-under 64 on Saturday for a share of the PowerShares QQQ Championship lead with fellow former UCLA player Brandt Jobe. SENT: 519 words.

BASEBALL:

BBO--WORLD SERIES

CHICAGO " One more win and baseball fans everywhere might finally believe in these Cleveland Indians. That's all it will take for Corey Kluber & Co. to clinch this World Series. Kluber pitched six sparkling innings on short rest for his second victory this week and the Indians beat the Chicago Cubs 7-2 Saturday night, taking a 3-1 lead and nearing their first championship since 1948. By Jay Cohen. SENT: 950 words.

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" FBN--WEEK EIGHT-THE LATEST " The Latest: Redskins, Bengals friendly before London game. SENT: 396 words, photos.

" FBN--REDSKINS-BENGALS-INACTIVES " Key Redskins starters active for London game vs. Bengals. SENT: 196 words.

" HKN--NHL ROUNDUP " Malkin, Crosby each score twice to lift Penguins past Flyers. SENT: 597 words, photos.

" BKN--NBA ROUNDUP " LeBron James, Kyrie Irving lead Cavaliers past Magic, 105-99. SENT: 521 words, photos.

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