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CRI--PAKISTAN-AUSTRALIA

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Haris Sohail scores his maiden test century as Pakistan compiles 482 runs in its first innings against Australia on day two of the first test. SENT: 390 words.

OLY--IOC-AFRICA

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The IOC has picked its first African host of any Olympics, formally awarding the 2022 Youth Games to Senegal. SENT: 480 words, photo.

SOC--BALLON D'OR

PARIS — Luka Modric and Kylian Mbappe are in the running to break Lionel Messi's and Cristiano Ronaldo's 10-year dominance of the Ballon d'Or. By Samuel Petrequin. SENT: 420 words, photos.

SOC--SEVILLA'S CHANCE

MADRID — Sevilla has taken advantage of the struggles of Barcelona and Real Madrid to move to the top of the Spanish league standings, and there is plenty of reason to believe it can stay fighting for the title until the end. By Tales Azzoni. SENT: 620 words, photos.

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