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SOC--BOURNEMOUTH-MAN CITY

BOURNEMOUTH, England " Manchester City overcomes Gabriel Jesus' early departure because of injury to beat Bournemouth 2-0 and climb to second place in the English Premier League, eight points behind Chelsea. SENT: 390 words, photos.

SOC--SPANISH LEAGUE-DOPING TESTS

BARCELONA, Spain " A political impasse in Spain and the failure to reach a deal with soccer>s governing bodies have hurt efforts to maintain doping tests in the Spanish league. Less than 60 doping tests have been carried out in Spain>s first division despite more than 200 matches have already been played this season. By Joseph Wilson. SENT: 656 words.

OLY--PARALYMPICS-RUSSIA

MOSCOW " Russia's ban from disabled sports should continue because it is sidestepping allegations of a major doping cover-up, the International Paralympic Committee said on Monday. SENT: 190 words.

SOC--PSG-BARCELONA

PARIS " Barcelona coach Luis Enrique and one player take part in a news conference ahead of the Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain.

By Jerome Pugmire. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1900 GMT.

CYC--ARMSTRONG-LAWSUIT

AUSTIN, Texas " A federal judge refuses to block the government's $100 million lawsuit against Lance Armstrong, putting the former cyclist on course for trial in a 2010 case stemming from his performance-enhancing drug use. By Jim Vertuno. SENT: 630 words, photo.

GLF--ON GOLF-JORDAN COMPARISON

PEBBLE BEACH, California " Jordan Spieth can't seem to win a tournament without hearing six words that only raise expectations, if not hyperbole. "The youngest player since Tiger Woods." By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 850 words, photos.

BOXING--DOPING TRIAL

NEW YORK " A Manhattan federal jury finds in Deontay Wilder's favor as the WBC heavyweight champion seeks $5 million for a fight that never happened against a Russian challenger. SENT: 130 words.

OTHER STORIES:

" SOC--Italian Roundup " AC Milan end losing run in Serie A by drawing with Lazio 1-1. By Andrew Dampf. SENT: 230 words, photos.

" SOC--Spanish Roundup " Eibar routs Granada 4-0 for its 3rd straight win. SENT: 110 words.

" SOC--Copa del Rey Final " Final at Vicente Calderon Stadium in May. SENT: 130 words, photo.

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