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February 10, 2019

WORLD SPORTS at 1330 GMT

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SOC--ENGLISH ROUNDUP

LONDON — Manchester City can reclaim top spot from Liverpool by beating fifth-place Chelsea and Tottenham can strengthen its hold on third by beating Leicester. By Rob Harris. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. By 1900 GMT.

SKI--WORLDS-VONN’S LAST RACE

ARE, Sweden — One last comeback complete. One last medal. Five days after crashing in super-G, Lindsey Vonn bounced back to win the bronze medal in the world championship downhill Sunday in the final race of her career. By Andrew Dampf. SENT: 692 words, photos. By 1800 GMT.

SKI--WORLDS-VONN-APPRECIATION

ARE, Sweden — Standing in the freezing cold to catch a glimpse of Lindsey Vonn at work was a badge of honor for fans because athletes like her don’t come around that often. She stepped away from ski racing after a final downhill run Sunday at the world championships. She departs as the all-time winningest World Cup racer in a career punctuated by crashes and comebacks. She was known for her resiliency, her determinedness and most of all changing the game of ski racing. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 1,100 words, photos. By 2100 GMT.

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— SKI--WORLDS-THE LATEST — Real-time updates throughout the day.

SOC--SPANISH ROUNDUP

BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona visits Athletic Bilbao looking to establish an eight-point lead in the Spanish league, while Sevilla hosts Eibar, Valencia hosts Real Soceidad, and Real Betis is at Leganes. By Joseph Wilson. UPCOMING: 130 words by 1730 GMT, 600 words by 2200 GMT, with photos.

SOC--GERMAN ROUNDUP

BERLIN — Peruvian veteran Claudio Pizarro can become the oldest player to score in the Bundesliga if he plays against visiting Augsburg. Also, Struggling Stuttgart visits Fortuna Duesseldorf. By Ciaran Fahey. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos. By 2030 GMT.

SOC--FRENCH ROUNDUP

PARIS — On an emotional day in French soccer, Nantes fans bid goodbye to their former striker Emiliano Sala during the home match against Nimes. Elsewhere, Lille and Lyon are both in action as they continue their push for second place and automatic qualification for the Champions League. By Jerome Pugmire. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. By 2200 GMT.

SOC--CAF-PRESIDENT CRITICIZED

A member of African soccer’s ruling executive committee warned of a situation “spiraling out of control” if sharp internal criticism of the organization’s president, who is also a FIFA vice president, isn’t dealt with. By Andrew Jackson Oryada. SENT: 629 words, photos.

TEN--FED CUP ROUNDUP

Aryna Sabalenka won the opening reverse singles to send Belarus to the semifinals of the Fed Cup on Sunday. SENT: 163 words.

GLF--VIC OPEN

BARWON HEADS, Australia — French golfer Celine Boutier claimed a two-stroke victory in the LPGA’s Vic Open on Sunday while Scotland’s David Law won the men’s title by a stroke over Australians Brad Kennedy and Wade Ormsby. SENT: 155 words.

GLF--PEBBLE BEACH

PEBBLE BEACH, California — Paul Casey has a three-shot lead over Phil Mickelson going into the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. By 0030 GMT.

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— WPO--CROATIA-PLAYERS ATTACKED —3 arrested in Croatia after Serbian water polo team attack. SENT: 180 words, photos.

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