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SOC – ENGLISH ROUNDUP
LONDON — Manchester City play Burnley in the FA Cup quarter-finals, while Chelsea look to continue their recent momentum when they host Everton in the Premier League. Tottenham can move provisionally into third place with a win at bottom-placed Southampton in one of four 3pm kick-offs. By Mattias Karen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos, by 2000 GMT. With separate coverage of each Premier League game.
AUTO – F1 GP of Saudi Arabia
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — Formula One World Champion Max Verstappen is aiming to secure his second consecutive pole position of the new season at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after winning the opening race in Bahrain from pole position. Veteran Fernando Alonso has impressed for Aston Martin and could be a challenger in qualifying under the floodlights. COMING: 500 words by 1900 GMT, photos.
SKI–WCUP FINALE-MEN’S GS
SOLDEU, Andorra — Marco Odermatt underlined his dominance in men’s ski racing on Saturday by breaking the 23-year-old men’s record for most World Cup points in a single season. SENT: 400 words; Photos.
SOLDEU, Andorra — Mikaela Shiffrin is in a World Cup slalom after her record-breaking 88th career win. She was fourth, trailing Olympic champion Petra Vlhova after the opening run. SENT: 190 words; Photos. Will be updated.
RGU – IRELAND-ENGLAND
DUBLIN — Ireland will make their first attempt to win the Six Nations title and Grand Slam at Lansdowne Road on Saturday. England will look to play spoilsport in a game that also marks the last Six Nations appearance of record goalscorer and Ireland captain Jonathan Sexton. UPCOMING: 600 words, photo. The game starts at 1700 GMT.
RGU – FRANCE-WALES
PARIS — After beating England seven times last weekend, France must beat Wales at the Stade de France and then hope unbeaten Ireland slip against England in Dublin to successfully defend their Six Nations title. COMING: 500 words by 1715 GMT, photos.
Featuring: RGU – SCOTLAND-ITALY (upcoming, match starts at 12:30 GMT), RGU – SUPER RUGBY PACIFIC (broadcast)
CYC – MILAN-SAN REMO
SAN REMO, Italy – Two-time Tour de France winner Tadej Pogacar is among the favorites in the Milan-San Remo race, the cycling season’s opening monument for one day. UPCOMING: 250 words by 1800 GMT; Photos.
GLF – SDC CHAMPIONSHIP
ST. FRANCIS BAY, South Africa — Norway’s Kristian Krogh Johannessen has a three-shot lead after two rounds at the SDC Championship in South Africa. UPCOMING: 200 words by 1800 GMT.
CRI – SOUTH AFRICA WEST INDIES
EAST LONDON, South Africa — West Indies opts to bat South Africa first in their second one-day international game. The first game was canceled due to rain without a ball. UPCOMING: 300 words by 1900 GMT.
And: CRI – NEW ZEALAND – SRI LANKA (broadcast)
SOC – GERMAN ROUNDUP
DORTMUND, Germany – Borussia Dortmund needs a win against Cologne to put pressure on Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich. Leipzig plays Bochum after a 7-0 defeat by Manchester City. COMING: 500 words by 2000 GMT, photos.
BARCELONA, Spain – Atlético Madrid welcome Valencia in nine unbeaten games in the Spanish league. Espanyol also host Celta Vigo, Cadiz visit Almeria and Girona are at Rayo Vallecano. By Joseph Wilson. UPCOMING: 400 words by 2200 GMT.
SOC – ALL-ROUND ITALIAN
ROME – Zlatan Ibrahimović could make his first start of the season when AC Milan visit Udinese. The relegation-threatened Cremonese visit Monza and Salernitana also need the points as they host Bologna. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2200 GMT; Photos.
SOC – FRENCH ROUNDUP
PARIS – Lens move up to second place in the French league with a home win over bottom-placed Angers. Led by Canadian striker Jonathan David, Lille travel to Toulouse in Saturday’s other game. UPCOMING. 300 words. First copy expected around 1830 GMT.
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