MELBOURNE, Australia — The quarterfinals are completed, and feature Roger Federer against Tomas Berdych, and top-ranked Simona Halep versus Karolina Pliskova. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Play starts shortly.



BRISTOL, England — Pep Guardiola reaches his first final in English soccer as Manchester City ends second-tier Bristol City's memorable run in the League Cup to stay in contention for silverware on four fronts. SENT: 660 words, photos.

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— SOC--SPANISH ROUNDUP — With early goal, Sevilla gets past Atletico in Copa del Rey quarters. By Tales Azzoni. SENT: 380 words.


MINNEAPOLIS — The NFL has denied advertising space in the Super Bowl program for a veterans group that declined to alter language about standing for the national anthem. SENT: 370 words, photo.


LANSING, Michigan — A former elite gymnast says a sports doctor who treated Olympic athletes overlooked what turned out to be a broken leg while he molested her in the basement of his home, one of the latest victims to testify at a Michigan sentencing hearing for Larry Nassar. By Ed White and Mike Householder. SENT: 650 words, photos.


HONOLULU — Matt Kuchar has seen golf get deeper and younger. His only question is whether the best players of this generation believe they could have handled Tiger Woods at his best. Woods returns this week at Torrey Pines. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 800 words, photos.

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— GLF--GOLF NOTES. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.


LONDON — With barely four months until FIFA votes on the 2026 World Cup host, Morocco has got round to launching its bid. Far more active is the rival joint bid from the United States, Canada, and Mexico, which was staging a simultaneous event in London on the latest leg of a nine-month-old campaign. By Rob Harris. SENT: 710 words, photo.


Just in case the sweeping and the shouting and the chesslike strategy isn't enough to wow fans at the Olympics, the Norwegian curling team is again calling on its secret weapon: Crazy pants! By Jimmy Golen. SENT: 500 words, photos.

Other Stories:

— SOC--FRANCE-GOAL-LINE TECHNOLOGY — French league terminates goal-line technology contract. SENT: 130 words.

— SKI--WCUP-MEN'S SLALOM — Snowball fight: Hirscher beats Kristoffersen in night slalom. By Eric Willemsen. SENT: 520 words, photos.

— SKI--WCUP-WOMEN'S GS — Flu and fatigue taking their toll on World Cup skiers. By Andrew Dampf. SENT: 690 words, photos.

— OLY--SKI-SHIFFRIN'S STRUGGLES — AP Interview: Shiffrin opens up on struggles in recent races. By Andrew Dampf. SENT: 720 words, photos.

— SOC--SPARTAK MOSCOW-RACISM — Spartak Moscow spokesman fined over player's 'racist' tweet. SENT: 120 words.

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