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CAR--F1-BAHRAIN GP

SAKHIR, Bahrain " Sebastian Vettel tops both practices at the Bahrain Grand Prix as Ferrari shows impressive pace heading into its qualifying showdown with Mercedes. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 450 words, photos.

With:

" CAR--F1-Ecclestone " Ecclestone has limited input as adviser to new F1 owners. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 600 words, photo.

" CAR--F1-Stroll's Feet " Lance Stroll hotfoots it to end of F1 practice. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 250 words, photos.

SOC--AC MILAN-SALE

MILAN " AC Milan's new owners are aiming to make the team a force in European soccer once more, and they want to do so with a mix of star signings and talented young players such as teenage goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma. By Daniella Matar. SENT: 640 words, photos.

SOC--DORTMUND-BARTRA

DORTMUND, Germany " Marc Bartra, who was wounded in a bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus, says the experience was the "hardest 15 minutes" of his life.

SENT: 190 words, photo.

SOC--BRAZIL-WCUP-CORRUPTION

RIO DE JANEIRO " An investigation of Brazil's biggest constructor finds new evidence of possible corruption in the building and financing of half of the 2014 World Cup stadiums. By Mauricio Savarese. SENT: 380 words, photos.

SOC--BARCELONA-DECISIVE PERIOD

BARCELONA, Spain " The next nine days will determine Barcelona's season, and how well Luis Enrique will be farewelled. By Joseph Wilson. SENT: 450 words, photo.

SOC--CHELSEA-MAN UNITED-CONTE

LONDON " Antonio Conte can't forget his "great goal" at Old Trafford for Juventus in a Champions League semifinal against Manchester United in 1999. By Justin Palmer. SENT: 620 words, photos.

GLF--RBC HERITAGE

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, South Carolina " Graham DeLaet eagles the par-4 ninth hole and shoots a 4-under 67 for a share of the second-round lead with Luke Donald in the RBC Heritage. Donald also has a 67. By Pete Iacobelli. SENT: 750 words, photos.

SOC--LYON-FAN VIOLENCE

PARIS " Facing likely sanctions from UEFA after the crowd disorder that delayed its Europa League quarterfinal against Besiktas, French club Lyon says it was the "victim" of visiting hooligans. By Samuel Petrequin. SENT: 560 words, photos.

OTHER STORIES:

" SOC--Flying Pigs " Protest using plastic pigs halts English soccer game. SENT: 170 words.

" SOC--Porto-Chapecoense " Porto apologizes for Chapecoense chants in handball match. SENT: 140 words.

" SOC--French Roundup " Maria scores twice as PSG win ups pressure on Monaco. By Samuel Petrequin. SENT: 310 words.

" SOC--Spanish Roundup " Athletic Bilbao routs Las Palmas 5-1. SENT: 150 words.

" Aaron Hernandez " Ex-NFL star Hernandez, serving life, acquitted in 2 slayings. By Denise Lavoie. SENT: 710 words, photos, video.

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