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SOC--ENGLISH ROUNDUP

LONDON — Tottenham, experiencing an 11-year trophy drought, hosts London rival Chelsea in the first leg of their League Cup semifinal at Wembley Stadium. By Rob Harris. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 2230 GMT.

SKI--WCUP-WOMEN'S SLALOM

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Mikaela Shiffrin can match the World Cup record for most consecutive slalom victories when she eyes her eighth straight win at a night event in Austria. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 2030 GMT.

SOC--ASIAN CUP

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia plays North Korea and Iraq takes on Vietnam in their first games at the Asian Cup. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos by 1800 GMT.

CRI--NEW ZEALAND-SRI LANKA

NELSON, New Zealand — Ross Taylor posted his 20th one-day international century and Henry Nicholls scored his first as New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 115 runs to sweep the ODI series 3-0. SENT: 570 words.

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— CRI--AUSTRALIA-INDIA — India to rest paceman Bumrah for ODI series. SENT: 250 words, photos.

GLF--RYDER CUP-EUROPE CAPTAIN

VIRGINIA WATER, England — Padraig Harrington will be the captain of the Europe team for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits. SENT: 120 words.

SOC--AFRICAN CUP-EGYPT

Egypt will replace Cameroon as the host of this year's African Cup of Nations soccer tournament, giving Mohamed Salah a chance to shine on his home stage. By Gerald Imray. SENT: 700 words, photos.

SOC--FRENCH ROUNDUP

PARIS — Montpellier can move into third place in the French league with a win at relegation-threatened Nantes, while Amiens hosts fellow struggler Angers. Elsewhere, Lyon hosts Strasbourg in the French League Cup. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2000 GMT.

TEN--SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL

SYDNEY — Defending champion Angelique Kerber moves into the Sydney International quarterfinals after beating Camila Giorgi in two sets. SENT: 380 words, photos.

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— TEN--ASB CLASSIC — Four-time champ Ferrer beats Haase. SENT: 230 words.

— TEN--HOBART INTERNATIONAL — Bencic follows Hopman Cup win with tough first-round win in Hobart. SENT: 330 words, photo.

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— SOC--BRITAIN-SEXUAL ABUSE — Former soccer coach dies before standing trial for sex abuse. SENT: 150 words.

— BKN--NBA CAPSULES — Harden, Capela lead Rockets to 125-113 win over Nuggets. SENT: 860 words, photos.

— HKN--NHL CAPSULES — Binnington gets shutout in 1st start, Blues beat Flyers 3-0. SENT: 550 words, photo.

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