WORLD SPORTS at 1330 GMT

TOP STORIES:

SOC--ARSENAL'S DECLINE

"You're not fit to wear the shirt," Arsenal's traveling fans chanted as their team slipped to another morale-sapping away loss in the English Premier League. The season is shaping up to be the worst in Arsene Wenger's 20-plus years as manager. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 870 words, photos.

SOC--JUVENTUS-BARCELONA

TURIN, Italy " Juventus hopes star forwards Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain can fire it to a memorable victory over Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal. By Daniella Matar. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 2045 GMT.

SOC--DORTMUND-MONACO

DORTMUND, Germany " Injury-hit Borussia Dortmund is hoping influential forward Marco Reus can return against Monaco in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 2100 GMT.

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" SOC--Atletico Madrid-Leicester " Leicester to meet Atletico Champions League quarterfinals.

By Tales Azzoni. SENT: 420 words, photos.

" SOC--Bayern-Ancelotti " ern grateful to Real Madrid for letting Ancelotti go. By Ciaran Fahey SENT: 670 words, photos.

SOC--ASIAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

SEOUL, South Korea " Oscar misses two second-half penalties as Shanghai SIPG loses at Urawa Reds 1-0 in the Asian Champions League. Shanghai's first loss in Group F drops it below new leader Urawa on goal difference. SENT: 220 words.

SOC--ARGENTINA-COACH FIRED

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina " Argentina has fired national coach Edgardo Bauza after eight matches and eight months, as the team struggles in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. SENT: 260 words, photo.

CRI--WEST INDIES-PAKISTAN

PROVIDENCE, Guyana " The West Indies and Pakistan play the third and deciding one-day international in their tied series. The West Indies is batting first. Developing.

SOC--WCUP 2026-BID

GENEVA " The North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup has asked FIFA for a decision in June 2018, two years ahead of schedule. By Graham Dunbar. SENT: 320 words, photos.

OTHER STORIES:

" ATH--IAAF-Russian Athletes " IAAF clears 2 Russian world champions, 5 others to compete. SENT: 540 words, photos.

" BKN--NBA Capsules " Miami beat Cleveland, Celtics down Nets. SENT: 1135 words, photos.

" BBO--Baseball Capsules " Cubs beat Dodgers after raising banner. SENT: 1270 words, photos.

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