SOC--EBOLA & FOOTBALL
Sierra Leone and Liberia, two of the four football-mad West African countries affected by the worst Ebola outbreak ever recorded, have stopped all games in their countries. They say there is a lethal risk in allowing people to gather in large groups. Togo says it won't travel to Guinea, another Ebola-affected country, next month, putting in doubt up to 18 games in the final qualifying comeptition to decide who plays in the African Cup in Morocco next year. By Gerald Imray. UPCOMING: 770 words, photos shortly.
SOC--UEFA SUPER CUP
CARDIFF, Wales — World Cup star James Rodriguez is set to make his Real Madrid debut in the UEFA Super Cup against Sevilla, a match pitting the winners of last year's two European competitions. Madrid is likely to unleash an all-star lineup, with Rodriguez alongside world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, the world's most expensive player who is playing in the city of his birth. By Rob Harris. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2100 GMT.
ZURICH — Dafne Schippers successfully started her European Championships week on Tuesday by cruising into the semifinals of the 100 meters, the first of three titles the Dutchwoman is chasing. By Raf Casert. SENT: 420 words. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2000 GMT.
— ZURICH — ATH--Euros-Farah. SENT: 120 words, photos.
SOC--GERMAN SUPER CUP
Robert Lewandowski will make his official Bayern Munich debut against his old club, Borussia Dortmund, in the Super Cup which kicks off the German football season. Bayern swept the Bundesliga and the German Cup last season, so it faces host Dortmund, the league runner-up and losing cup finalist. By Nesha Starcevic. SENT: 520 words, photos.
SOC--COPA LIBERTADORES FINAL
SAO PAULO — The team that became known worldwide for having Pope Francis as its most famous supporter has the chance to win its first major international title on Wednesday. The pope's team, San Lorenzo of Argentina, hosts Nacional of Paraguay on Wednesday in the final of the Copa Libertadores. By Tales Azzoni. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 1600 GMT.
— MANCHESTER, England — SOC--Man City-Silva. SENT: 120 words, photos.
— ROME — SOC--Italy-Tavecchio. SENT: 350 words, photos.
— NYON, Switzerland — SOC--UEFA-Legia Appeal. SENT: 100 words, photos.
— LONDON — SOC--QPR-Hoddle. SENT: 120 words, photo.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — IOC member Princess Haya of Jordan cites her relief work for Gaza as a reason not to seek re-election as International Equestrian Federation president. Princess Haya was expected to win a third four-year term in December, when she will now also have to give up her Olympic position. SENT: 435 words.
SYDNEY — Kurtley Beale has replaced Bernard Foley at flyhalf in a reworked backline selected for Australia's Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup series opener against New Zealand. Beale played outside Foley in the Super Rugby-winning New South Wales lineup but was preferred at No. 10 for Saturday's test in Sydney; his first game in the starting lineup this season. SENT: 430 words.
— HARARE, Zimbabwe — CRI--Zimbabwe-South Africa. Zimbabwe tie Proteas by tea, but 7 down. Will be updated at stumps.
— LONDON — CRI--Kaneria Appeal. Kaneria refused latest appeal against life ban. SENT: 140 words.
— LONDON — TEN--Davis Cup-Venues Moved. ITF rules on Israel and Ukraine Davis Cup venues. SENT: 320 words, photos.
— KANSAS CITY, Missouri — BBO--MLB Roundup. Royals top division by edging Athletics 3-2. SENT: 700 words, photos.
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