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SOC--ENGLISH ROUNDUP

LONDON — Newcastle United host newly promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers at St James' Park in the day's only Premier League fixture. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. By 1815 GMT.

SOC-AFRICA-BUILDING WOMEN'S SOCCER

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa — No one deserved to see South Africa finally qualify for the Women's World Cup more than Fran Hilton-Smith. Take nothing away from the players and coaches, but Hilton-Smith has been the driving force behind women's soccer in South Africa, and to an extent Africa, for more than 20 years. So, when it comes to why African teams haven't shone as brightly as they should at the World Cup, Hilton-Smith should be listened to. She says the answer is simple: They just don't play enough competitive games. In South Africa's case, she's changing that. By Gerald Imray. SENT: 901 words, photos.

SOC--MAN CITY-STERLING-RACISM

MANCHESTER, England — British newspapers are helping to "fuel racism" with their portrayal of black footballers, Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling said Sunday as police investigate whether he was racially abused during a Premier League match at Chelsea. SENT: 507 words, photo.

SOC--COPA LIBERTADORES FINAL

MADRID — The twice-suspended Copa Libertadores final is set for a conclusion at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid, with fierce Argentine rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors seeking the title of South America?s equivalent to the Champions League. By Tales Azzoni. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. By 2130 GMT.

SOC--SPANISH ROUNDUP

MADRID — Real Madrid tries to move closer to the top of the Spanish league standings when it visits last-place Huesca. By Tales Azzoni. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos. By 1900 GMT.

SOC--GERMAN ROUNDUP

BERLIN — Borussia Moenchengladbach hopes to keep pace with Bundesliga leader Borussia Dortmund with a win over struggling Stuttgart, and Mainz hosts troubled Hannover. By Ciaran Fahey. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos. By 1900 GMT.

RGU--CAPE TOWN SEVENS

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — The final day of the Cape Town World Rugby Sevens, where New Zealand is looking to start the season with back-to-back tournament wins. UPCOMING: 300 words. By 1900 GMT.

GLF--SOUTH AFRICAN OPEN

JOHANNESBURG — Louis Oosthuizen won his first title at the South African Open on Sunday, running away from his challengers with a final-round 67 for a six-shot victory. SENT: 143 words.

CRI--AUSTRALIA-INDIA

ADELAIDE, Australia — India needs six wickets to end a 15-year drought at the Adelaide Oval, with Australia's daunting chase in ruins at stumps on day four in the first cricket test. By Tristan Lavalette. SENT: 505 words.

ALSO:

— FBC--HEISMAN TROPHY — Oklahoma's Murray beats Alabama's Tagovailoa for Heisman. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 890 words, photos.

— SOC--AUSTRALIAN ROUNDUP — Perth stays in 1st place in A-League with 1-0 win over City. SENT: 252 words.

— MMA-UFC 231 — Holloway stops Ortega by TKO at UFC 231. Sent: 739 words, photos.

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