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GLF--MUIRFIELD-MEMBERSHIP

GULLANE, Scotland " Muirfield will discover next month whether its members have voted to end the Scottish club's male-only policy, which could pave the way for its return to the British Open rotation. SENT: 210 words.

SOC--PROSPERING MADRID

MADRID " While Barcelona reels, Real Madrid keeps getting better. A day after Barcelona is demoralized by Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, Madrid produces one of its best performances of the season in a victory over Napoli. By Tales Azzoni. SENT: 490 words, photos.

SOC--ANXIOUS ARSENAL

SUTTON, England " If being routed at Bayern Munich felt uncomfortable for Arsenal's players, the embarrassment from slipping up on the next assignment will be far greater. Arsenal plays little Sutton United in the FA Cup on Monday. By Rob Harris. SENT: 880 words, photos.

TEN--BOUCHARD BET-NETS GAME

NEW YORK " Tennis star Genie Bouchard kept her side of a bet for a date after the Atlanta Falcons lost the lead at the Super Bowl.

She took a university student to an NBA game. SENT:150 words, photos.

SOC--EUROPA LEAGUE ROUNDUP

MANCHESTER., England " Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores his first hat trick for Manchester United " and the 17th of his illustrious career " in a 3-0 win over Saint-Etienne in the Europa League round of 32. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 720 words, photos.

BOX--JOSHUA-KLITSCHKO

COLOGNE, Germany " After what will be 17 months out of the ring, former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko believes the chances of resurrecting his remarkable career are "50-50" against the unbeaten Anthony Joshua. SENT: 510 words, photos.

BOX--DEONTAY WILDER-PUNISHING CHEATERS

MONTGOMERY, Alabama " Deontay Wilder wants more of a crackdown on cheating "before it ruins the sport of boxing." The original opponents in his last two fights tested positive for banned substances. By John Zenor. SENT: 340 words, photos.

GLF--GENESIS OPEN

LOS ANGELES " Sam Saunders plays bogey-free at Riviera for a 7-under 64 that gives him a two-shot lead among the early finishers at the Genesis Open. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 130 words, photos. Will be updated.

OTHER STORIES

" SOC--Ball Boy Pushed " English soccer player charged. SENT: 90 words.

" ODD--Brady-Butt Tattoo " Cheeky tribute: Patriots fan gets Brady tattoo on backside. SENT: 120 words.

" SOC--Dortmund-Sanctions " German soccer federation bans 88 Dortmund fans from stadiums. SENT: 130 words.

" SOC--Man City-Doping " Man City fined, warned after admitting to anti-doping breach. SENT: 100 words, photo.

" SOC--Spain-Match-Fixing " 3 former Betis players charged in match-fixing case in Spain. By Tales Azzoni. SENT: 450 words, photo.

" SOC--Saudi Arabia-Clattenburg " Referee Mark Clattenburg quitting England for Saudi Arabia. By Rob Harris. SENT: 400 words, photos.

" SAI--America's Cup " Kiwis turn to pedal power on America's Cup catamaran. By Bernie Wilson. SENT: 560 words.

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