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SOC--ARSENAL-BAYERN MUNICH

LONDON " Bayern Munich holds a 5-1 lead over Arsenal heading into the second leg of their Champions League match. By Rob Harris. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2200 GMT, photos.

NEW/DEVELOPING:

SOC--NAPOLI-REAL MADRID

NAPLES, Italy " Real Madrid is looking to protect a 3-1 advantage away at Napoli in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 match. By Daniella Matar. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2145 GMT, photos.

OLY--FREDERICKS-IOC

GENEVA " IOC member Frank Fredericks has stepped down from his role overseeing the 2024 Olympic bidding process after a $300,000 payment from a banned track official was revealed. By Graham Dunbar. SENT: 450 words, photos.

BOX--FURY'S RETURN

UNDATED " The body that runs British boxing cast doubt on Tyson Fury's announcement that he is close to returning to the ring, saying Tuesday the former world heavyweight champion's license remains suspended and that he has an upcoming anti-doping hearing.

By Steve Douglas. SENT: 260 words, photos.

CAR--F1-TESTING

BARCELONA, Spain " The second week of preseason testing begins ahead of the 2017 Formula One season. UPCOMING: 300 words by 1400 GMT, photos. Will be updated after the afternoon session at about 1800 GMT.

BBI--WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC-FUTURE

TOKYO " The commissioner of Major League Baseball on Tuesday denied reports that 2017 would be the last edition of the World Baseball Classic, saying the tournament is as popular as ever. By Jim Armstrong. SENT: 420 words, photos.

CRI--CRICKET'S REVISED LAWS

LONDON " The Guardians of Cricket have settled on a new code of laws that will limit the thickness of bats and provide penalty runs for bad behavior, with the changes set to be introduced Oct. 1. SENT: 850 words, photos.

FOOTBALL:

SOC--BARCELONA-NEW SYSTEM

MADRID " It was a subtle change by Luis Enrique that helped turn things around for Barcelona. The outgoing coach switched the team's setup from the traditional 4-3-3 scheme to a 3-4-3 not long after a demoralizing 4-0 first-leg loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. Barcelona is now back on track and giving fans reason hope. By Tales Azzoni. SENT: 580 words, photos.

SOC--AFRICAN ELECTION

CAIRO " South African soccer head Danny Jordaan withdrew as a candidate for a place on the FIFA Council as the governing body was deciding which African officials passed eligibility tests and would be allowed to stand in elections next week. SENT: 570 words, photos.

Also:

" SOC--MIURA-LONGEVITY MILESTONE " Miura surpasses soccer great Matthews' longevity milestone. SENT: 150 words.

CRICKET:

CRI--INDIA-AUSTRALIA

BANGALORE, India " Ravichandran Ashwin's 25th five-wicket haul and a cracked and uneven pitch propelled India to a series-leveling, 75-run win on Tuesday, when Australia's batting lineup capitulated chasing a victory target of 188 in the second test. SENT: 710 words, photos.

CRI--SRI LANKA-BANGLADESH

GALLE, Sri Lanka " Sri Lanka batsman Kusal Mendis made the most of a reprieve and went on to post an unbeaten 166 as Sri Lanka finished on 321 for four at stumps on day one of the first Test against Bangladesh on Tuesday. By Rex Clementine. SENT: 400 words,

CRI--PAKISTAN-INTERNATIONAL XI

ISLAMABAD " Cricket officials in Pakistan are confident of hosting four Twenty20s matches against an international XI at Lahore in September after organizing a trouble-free Pakistan Super League final at the Gaddafi Stadium last Sunday. By Rizwan Ali. SENT: 380 words, photos.

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" XXC--DOPING-JOHAUG " Ski federation seeks longer ban for Norway star Johaug. SENT: 235 words, photos.

" BKN--NBA CAPSULES " Bogut breaks leg on debut for Cavs, who lose to Heat. SENT: 1,530 words, photos.

" HKN--NHL CAPSULES " Lehtonen makes 42 saves, Stars extend domination of Capitals. SENT: 470 words, photos.

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