They've received congratulatory emails from a U.S. reality TV star, praise from a Hollywood actor, and 27 cases of beer from one of the most storied teams in Europe. East Kilbride's players are the talk of Scottish soccer and beyond thanks to a 27-match winning run that has the tiny community-led club from the outskirts of Glasgow dreaming big. By Steve Douglas. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1600 GMT.
RAJKOT, India " England is 311-4 against India after big innings by Joe Root and Moeen Ali on an impressive first day of the five-test series by the visitors. Root scores 124 and Ali is 99 not out. By Chetan Narula. SENT: 660 words, photos.
TOKYO " Some baseball and softball in the 2020 Tokyo Games will be staged in Fukushima, the region hit by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. SENT: 200 words, photo.
AMSTERDAM " The injury-hit Netherlands takes on neighboring Belgium in a friendly with Low Countries bragging rights on the line as they warm up for World Cup qualifiers on Sunday. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 2230 GMT.
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BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil " After missing three matches with an injury, Lionel Messi is back in the lineup for Argentina in its World Cup qualifier against Brazil on Thursday. By Mauricio Savarese. SENT: 740 words, photos.
" SOC--Brazil-Tite " Brazil coach has turned things around in qualifying. By Mauricio Savarese. SENT: 270 words, photos.
SEOUL, South Korea " For all the new investment and advancements driving growth in Asian football, regional administrators are still grappling with match fixing. The good news is, they're fighting it. By John Duerden. SENT: 750 words.
PARIS " One of the best choices of the summer transfer window in France was Monaco's decision to give Radamel Falcao another chance. Four goals in two games last week underlined his strong return to form, yet it was a goal ruled out that offered a better glimpse he is getting somewhere back to his best. By Jerome Pugmire. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.
" HKN--NBA Roundup " Cavaliers handed first loss of season by Hawks. SENT: 540 words, photos.
" HKN--NHL Roundup " Penguins down Oilers. SENT: 600 words, photos.
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