LONDON " The title race takes a backseat as Chelsea and Tottenham, the Premier League's top two, meet in the first FA Cup semifinal. There are also four league games: Bournemouth vs. Middlesbrough, Hull vs. Watford, Swansea vs. Stoke and West Ham vs. Everton. By Rob Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words by 1900 GMT, photos.
MILAN " Michele Scarponi, who won the Giro d'Italia in 2011, died after a collision with a van while training on Saturday. He was 37. SENT: 460 words, photos.
TEN--MONTE CARLO MASTERS
MONACO " Defending champion Rafael Nadal continues his quest for a 10th title at the Monte Carlo Masters when he faces 10th-seeded David Goffin in the semifinals. In the other match, Frenchman Lucas Pouille takes on Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas. By Jerome Pugmire. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1800 GMT, photos.
SYDNEY " Visiting English trainer Charlie Appleby and his five-year-old gelding Polarisation claimed poetic justice on Saturday with victory in the Sydney Cup at Randwick racecourse, two weeks after "winning" the abandoned first running of one of Australia's biggest races. By Trevor Marshallsea. SENT: 260 words.
SOC--WOMEN'S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
MANCHESTER, England " Carli Lloyd's Manchester City plays Alex Morgan's Lyon in a Women's Champions League semifinal meeting of American stars. Barcelona hosts Paris Saint-Germain in the other first leg. UPCOMING: 200 words by 1900 GMT.
BARCELONA, Spain " Atletico Madrid visits Espanyol aiming to protect its hold on third place in the Spanish league. Villarreal also hosts Leganes, Valencia plays at Malaga, and Osasuna takes on Sporting Gijon. By Joseph Wilson. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1630 GMT.
MILAN " Fifth-placed Atalanta will be hoping to keep up its bid for Europe when it hosts Bologna in Serie A, while Inter Milan tries to revive its push for a Europa League spot with victory at Fiorentina. By Daniella Matar. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1800 GMT, photos.
NAPLES, Italy " Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne signed a new five-year contract on Saturday, keeping him at his hometown club until 2022. SENT; 360 words, photo.
PARIS " Defending champion Paris Saint-Germain looks to move top of the French league with a home win against Montpellier, while Bordeaux can climb to fourth if it beats last-placed Bastia at home. UPCOMING: 350 words by 2100 GMT.
LISBON, Portugal " In the last major hurdle for its Portuguese league title defense, Benfica plays a derby against Sporting Lisbon hoping to extend its three-point lead over FC Porto. UPCOMING: 130 words by 2400 GMT.
" SOC--JAPANESE ROUNDUP " Koroki leads Urawa to 3-2 win over Sapporo in J-League. SENT: 130 words.
KINGSTON, Jamaica " The West Indies start the second day of the first test against Pakistan on 244-7, a reasonable total on a difficult Sabina Park wicket. UPCOMING: 400 words by 2300 GMT.
MUMBAI " Two more games in the Indian Premier League on Saturday: Mumbai Indians vs. Delhi Daredevils, and Rising Pune Supergiant vs Sunrisers Hyderabad. UPCOMING: 350 words by 2000 GMT, photos.
WESLEY CHAPEL, Florida " Coco Vandeweghe faces Marketa Vondrousova and Shelby Rogers meets Katerina Siniakova on the first day of the Fed Cup World Group semifinal between the U.S. and three-time defending champion Czech Republic. UPCOMING: 150 words, photos.
MINSK, Belarus " Aliaksandra Sasnovich upset Viktorija Golubic to give Belarus a 1-0 lead over Switzerland in their Fed Cup semifinal on Saturday. SENT: 110 words, photos.
SAN ANTONIO " Tony Finau arrived at the 18th tee with a chance at a course record, but his approach splashed in the water and his bogey dropped him into a second-round tie for the lead with Bud Cauley at the Valero Texas Open on Friday. SENT: 640 words, photos.
NODA, Japan " Hwang Jung-gon of South Korea fired a 6-under 65 Saturday to grab a one-stroke lead after the third round of the Panasonic Open. SENT: 120 words.
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand " Winger George Bridge scored three first-half tries as the Christchurch-based Crusaders overwhelmed South Africa's Stormers 57-24 Saturday to stretch their winning start to the Super Rugby season to eight matches. SENT: 730 words, photos.
AUSTIN, Texas " Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez has dominated the Grand Prix of the Americas for the past four years. He returns this week without a win yet in 2017 and running a distant eighth behind Yamaha's Maverick Vinales. Marquez and Vinales will battle for pole position in Saturday's qualifying for Sunday's race. By Jim Vertuno. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos developing from afternoon qualifying.
UNDATED " Items on the to-do list for two-time Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton now that he's retired: Play with the puppy. Sharpen his snowboarding skills. Take a space shuttle to Mars. That's right, warp speed to the Red Planet. By Pat Graham. SENT: 820 words, photos.
BKN--NBA PLAYOFF CAPSULES
OKLAHOMA CITY " Russell Westbrook scored 32 points in a triple-double as the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the Houston Rockets 115-113 on Friday night to cut their deficit to 2-1 in the first-round NBA Western Conference playoff series. SENT; 450 words, photos.
BKN--PAUL NEWBERRY-PLAYOFF UPSETS
Column: The NBA Finals will be a letdown if we don't get the rubber match of a Cleveland-Golden State trilogy. But there's nothing wrong with a little drama at the start of the postseason, a bit of madness in April rather than March. By Paul Newberry. SENT: 940 words, photos.
BALTIMORE " Dylan Bundy took a five-hitter into the eighth inning, Manny Machado homered and the surging Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 2-0 in Major League Baseball on Friday night. SENT: ,980 words, photos.
UNDATED " A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday. SENT: 440 words, photos.
HKN--NHL PLAYOFF CAPSULES
OTTAWA, Ontario " Sean Kuraly's second goal of the game at 10:19 of the second overtime gave the Boston Bruins a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators in Game 5 on Friday night, avoiding elimination in their NHL first-round playoff series. SENT: 310 words, photos.
" HKN--DESPERATE CANADIENS " Canadiens 'excited' at win-or-go-home game vs Rangers. SENT: 470 words, photos.
" ATH--RUSSIA-DOPING " Russian doping whistleblower gets 4-year ban. SENT; 150 words.
" FBC--MICHIGAN-ITALY " Addio! Michigan's football team heads to Italy. By Larry Lage. SENT: 770 words, photos.
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