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SOC--ENGLISH ROUNDUP

LONDON " Manchester United is pursuing its first trophy under Jose Mourinho in the League Cup final against Southampton, but the bigger target for the Premier League's sixth-placed team is making the top four to qualify for the Champions League. In the day's only league game, third-placed Tottenham hosts Stoke. By Rob Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. By 1930 GMT.

SOC--LEAGUE CUP FINAL

LONDON " Manchester United and Southampton contest the League Cup, their first meeting in a Wembley final since Saints lifted the FA Cup in 1976. By Rob Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. By 1830 GMT.

RGU--ENGLAND-ITALY

LONDON " England goes for a third straight win in the Six Nations when the titleholder hosts last-place Italy at Twickenham in what should be a mismatch. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. By 1700 GMT.

SOC--SPANISH ROUNDUP

MADRID " Barcelona visits Atletico Madrid looking to return to the top of the Spanish league ahead of leader Real Madrid, which tries to defend its position at Villarreal.

By Tales Azzoni. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. By 1800 GMT.

SOC--GERMAN ROUNDUP

BERLIN " Borussia Moenchengladbach visits relegation-threatened Ingolstadt before Schalke hosts fourth-place Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga. By Ciaran Fahey. UPCOMING: 500 words. By 2100 GMT.

SOC--ITALIAN ROUNDUP

UNDATED " Inter Milan can move to within three points of the Champions League spots with a win over second-placed Roma at San Siro. Earlier, goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma will play his 60th match for AC Milan, against Sassuolo, but his first as an 18-year-old. By Daniella Matar. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. By 1600 GMT.

SOC--FRENCH ROUNDUP

PARIS " Defending champion Paris Saint-Germain needs a win at bitter rival Marseille in what used to be the biggest match in French football to stay within three points of leader Monaco. By Samuel Petrequin. UPCOMING: 500 words. By 2200 GMT.

TEN--OPEN 13

MARSEILLE, France " Jo-Wilfired Tsonga is aiming for a second title in as many weeks as he takes on Lucas Pouille in an all-French final at the Open 13 tournament. UPCOMING. 300 words. By 1700 GMT.

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" GLF--LPGA THAILAND " Amy Yang wins LPGA Thailand by five strokes. SENT: 329 words, photo.

" SKI--WCUP-WOMEN'S COMBINED " Shiffrin storms to combined World Cup race victory. By Daniella Matar. SENT: 40 words - will be updated.

" TEN--DUBAI CHAMPIONSHIPS " Murray recalls shingles struggle after Australian Open exit. SENT: 227 words.

" ATH--FARAH ACCUSATIONS " Farah says linking him with 'drug misuse' claims upsetting. By Rob Harris. SENT: 345 words.

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