LIVERPOOL, England — Manchester City faces possibly the toughest test on its quest to go through the Premier League season undefeated: A trip to Anfield to play Liverpool. Also, Arsenal visits Bournemouth. By Steve Douglas. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. By 1900 GMT. Plus separate reports on both games.



LONDON — Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker will put their titles and reputations on the line when they meet in a world heavyweight title clash in Cardiff on March 31. SENT: 453 words, photo.


SOCHI, Russia — Would you drink a sample from the Sochi doping lab? The building at the center of a Russia doping scandal which rocked the 2014 Winter Olympics now hosts a restaurant celebrating its notoriety amid a tourism boom. By James Ellingworth. SENT: 917 words, photos.


MELBOURNE, Australia — Roger Federer prefers to think of Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic as the favorites for the Australian Open title, despite entering as defending champion and coming off a worry-free preparation. By John Pye. SENT: 684 words, photos.



LIVERPOOL, England — Protecting a 15-point lead in the Premier League, Manchester City heads to Anfield, where it hasn't won in 15 years, to play Liverpool. By Steve Douglas. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. By 1830 GMT.


BOURNEMOUTH, England — Alexis Sanchez has been left out of Arsenal's squad for the Premier League match against Bournemouth on Sunday, amid interest in the forward from Manchester City and Manchester United. SENT: 104 words, photo.


BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona visits Real Sociedad aiming to reach the midway point of the Spanish league season with a nine-point lead over second-place Atletico Madrid. Sevilla also visits Alaves, Espanyol hosts Athletic Bilbao and Celta Vigo is at Levante. By Joseph Wilson. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. By 1715 GMT.


BERLIN — Borussia Dortmund can secure its 500th home win in the Bundesliga against Wolfsburg, and bottom club Cologne hosts Borussia Moenchengladbach in the Rhine derby. By Ciaran Fahey. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos. By 1900 GMT.


PARIS — Paris Saint-Germain can move 11 points clear at the top of the French league if it wins away to fifth-place Nantes. Meanwhile, a home win for Lyon against struggling Angers will move it above Monaco into second place. By Jerome Pugmire. UPCOMING: 600 words. By 2130 GMT.


LISBON, Portugal — Sporting Lisbon hosts Desportivo Aves seeking a win to take the lead of the Portuguese league. UPCOMING: 130 words. By 2400 GMT.


— SOC--YOKOHAMA-POSTECOGLOU — Postecoglou introduced as new head coach of Yokohama. SENT: 287 words, photos.



CENTURION, South Africa — Just as his opposite number did, India captain Virat Kohli led his team's fightback with an unbeaten 39 as the tourists were 80-2 at tea on Day 2 of the second test in South Africa on Sunday. By Gerald Imray. SENT: 400 words, photos - will be updated.


MELBOURNE, Australia — Jason Roy scored an England record 180 from 151 balls and shared a 221-run partnership with Joe Root in a one-day international victory that ended a drought for the tourists in Australia. SENT: 533 words, photos.



HONOLULU — Tom Hoge was too caught up watching college basketball in his hotel room to be bothered with a push alert — a false alarm, as it turned out — that a ballistic missile was headed toward Hawaii. He showed a steady hand on the golf course, too, even as the leaderboard at the Sony Open became increasingly crowded. Hoge finished off a 6-under 64 by holing a 40-foot birdie putt at the par-3 17th, and then hitting a 40-yard bunker shot to within 3 feet for a birdie on the par-5 closing hole at Waialae Country Club for a one-shot lead. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 798 words, photos.


JOHANNESBURG — Chris Paisley has a 4-shot lead in the closing holes of the South African Open, putting him in touching distance of a maiden European Tour title. UPCOMING: 250 words. By 1630 GMT.


— GLF--EURASIA CUP — Europe beats Asia to win EurAsia Cup. SENT: 467 words.



UNDATED — The AP takes a look at the main stories to look for in Alpine skiing at the Olympics, including this: If Mikaela Shiffrin races as well as she has been, she will take all the mystery out of the Pyeongchang Games and make them all about her with a history-making performance. By Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. By 1800 GMT.


— HKN--CANADIENS-DANAULT — Canadiens F Danault hit in head by Chara slap shot. SENT: 118 words, photos.

— CYC--TOUR DOWN UNDER — World champ Sagan wins prelude to Tour Down Under. SENT: 140 words.

— FBN--FALCONS-EAGLES — Eagles use goal-line stand, Elliott FGs to beat Falcons. By Barry Wilner. SENT: 923 words, photos.

— FBN--TITANS-PATRIOTS — Patriots back in AFC title game, Titans trip into offseason. By Kyle Hightower. SENT: 685 words, photos.

— SKI--WCUP-MEN'S SLALOM — World Cup leader Hirscher fastest in 1st run of slalom. By Graham Dunbar. SENT: 316 words, photos.

— SKI--WCUP-WOMEN'S DOWNHILL — Goggia leads Italian sweep at World Cup downhill; Vonn 27th. By Eric Willemsen. SENT: 125 words, photo.

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