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by October 31, 2016 General

TOP STORY:

BBO–WORLD SERIES

CHICAGO ” Cleveland has a 3-1 World Series lead and hopes to win its first title since 1948 when Trevor Bauer starts for the Indians in Game 5. Jon Lester takes the mound for the Chicago Cubs, who hope to keep alive their chance to win for the first time since 1908. By Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts 0015 GMT.

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” BBO–WORLD SERIES-THE LATEST ” Real-time updates.

NEW/DEVELOPING:

CAR–F1-MEXICAN GRAND PRIX

MEXICO CITY ” Lewis Hamilton is in top form and winning races again. His problem is that he’s running out of time to win another Formula One championship. Hamilton survived a nervous start to win the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday, his second victory in a row in a desperate chase to catch Mercedes teammate and rival Nico Rosberg for the season title. By Jim Vertuno. SENT: 720 words, photos.

SOC–ENGLISH ROUNDUP

MANCHESTER, England ” Every goal and stand-out performance by Chelsea winger Eden Hazard in the Premier League makes his insipid form of last season even more of a mystery. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 550 words, photos. Separate reports on Sunday’s two games ” Southampton-Chelsea and Everton-West Ham.

FBN–REDSKINS-BENGALS

LONDON ” The Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals played to a 27-27 draw Sunday in London as the NFL got its second tied game in a season for the first time since 1997. By Shawn Pogatchnik. SENT: 760 words, photos.

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” FBN–WEEK EIGHT-THE LATEST ” Real-time updates.

TEN–PARIS MASTERS PREVIEW

PARIS ” Novak Djokovic heads into the Paris Masters with his No. 1 ranking under serious threat from Andy Murray, and in the rare position of being second favorite. The second-ranked Scot can overtake Djokovic if he wins and the Serb doesn’t reach the final. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 670 words, photos.

CRI–BANGLADESH-ENGLAND

DHAKA, Bangladesh ” Offspinner Mehedi Hasan claimed a Bangladesh test match record of 12-159 as his side secured a first-ever win against England ” a comfortable 108-run victory ” to level the series 1-1 on Sunday. SENT: 690 words, photos.

TEN–WTA FINALS

SINGAPORE ” Dominika Cibulkova put on a stunning show of unflappable tennis to upset top-ranked Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-4 to win the WTA Finals title on Sunday. By Sandra Harwitt. SENT: 510 words, photos.

FOOTBALL:

SOC–CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PREVIEW

MANCHESTER, England ” There’s no way Pep Guardiola will be leaving out Sergio Aguero this time. Aguero started on the bench for Manchester City’s 4-0 humbling at Barcelona in the last round of Champions League matches but will start for the return match. A look at the fourth round of games in Europe’s top competition. By Steve Douglas. 750 words, photos. Moving shortly.

SOC–SOUTHAMPTON-CHELSEA

SOUTHAMPTON, England ” Chelsea’s prolific double act of Eden Hazard and Diego Costa scored in a 2-0 win at Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday, earning the team a fourth straight win to keep in touch with its title rivals. SENT: 360 words, photos.

SOC–EVERTON-WEST HAM

LIVERPOOL, England ” Romelu Lukaku must wish he can play against West Ham every week. The Everton striker scored a close-range header in the 50th minute to set his team on its way to a 2-0 win over West Ham and a first Premier League victory in five games. SENT: 230 words, photos.

SOC–MADRID-BALE

MADRID ” Real Madrid says Gareth Bale has agreed to a contract extension that will tie the Wales winger to the European champions through 2022. SENT: 80 words, photos.

SOC–SPANISH ROUNDUP

BARCELONA, Spain ” Complacency cost Villarreal its unbeaten record in the Spanish league on Sunday after it conceded two late goals to lose 2-1 at Eibar. By Joseph Wilson. SENT: 600 words.

SOC–ITALIAN ROUNDUP

MILAN ” Roma was thwarted time and time again by Empoli goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski, who is on loan from the capital club, as it was held 0-0 on Sunday and failed to keep pace with Serie A leader Juventus. By Daniella Matar. SENT: 760 words, photos.

SOC–FRENCH ROUNDUP

PARIS ” Mario Balotelli further underlined his real value since joining Nice on a free transfer, scoring his sixth goal in five league games as the French leader thrashed Nantes 4-1 on Sunday. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 660 words, photos.

SOC–GERMAN ROUNDUP

BERLIN ” Hamburg forward Bobby Wood was sent off Sunday in a 3-0 defeat at Cologne that left the side struggling at the bottom of the Bundesliga. By Ciaran Fahey. SENT: 390 words, photos.

ALSO:

” SOC–PORTUGUESE ROUNDUP ” Marega scores hat trick for Guimaraes in Portuguese league. SENT: 130 words.

” SOC–GREEK ROUNDUP ” M’Poku gets his 1st goal for Panathinaikos in win vs Iraklis. SENT: 130 words.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL:

FBN–REDSKINS-BENGALS FOLO

LONDON ” The Bengals and Redskins both leave London feeling like losers after a strange shootout of a tie that satisfies nobody. By Shawn Pogatchnik. SENT: 830 words, photos, graphic.

FBN–REDSKINS-NORMAN TIRADE

LONDON ” Josh Norman berated field judge Brad Freeman following the Washington Redskins’ 27-27 tie with the Cincinnati Bengals, saying Freeman made a number of questionable officiating decisions during the game. By Zac Boyer. SENT: 700 words, photos.

FBN–SAINTS-DOLPHINS-LONDON

The Miami Dolphins will host the New Orleans Saints in an NFL regular-season game in the United Kingdom next season, a person familiar with the scheduling of the match tells The Associated Press. By Barry Wilner. SENT: 170 words, photos.

GOLF:

GLF–TURKEY-MCILROY

SHANGHAI ” Rory McIlroy pulled out of the Turkish Airlines Open next week ” possibly out of security concerns ” leaving him a long shot to capture the Race to Dubai on the European Tour. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 360 words, photos.

GLF–SANDERSON FARMS

JACKSON, Mississippi ” Cody Gribble and his caddie talked a ton during the final nine holes of his impressive run to a Sanderson Farms Championship victory. Very little was about golf. By David Brandt. SENT: 500 words, photos.

TENNIS:

TEN–ERSTE BANK OPEN

VIENNA ” Andy Murray closed in on the No. 1 ranking by winning his third straight ATP title at the Erste Bank Open on Sunday. By Eric Willemsen. SENT: 440 words, photos.

TEN–SWISS INDOORS

BASEL, Switzerland ” Marin Cilic beat Kei Nishikori in straight sets to win the Swiss Indoors title Sunday, a repeat of their 2014 U.S. Open final meeting. SENT: 220 words, photos.

CRICKET:

CRI–PAKISTAN-WEST INDIES

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates ” Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo and fast bowler Shannon Gabriel shared seven wickets and restricted Pakistan to 255-8 on the first day of the third and final test on Sunday. SENT: 500 words.

CRI–ZIMBABWE-SRI LANKA

HARARE, Zimbabwe ” Sri Lanka posted 537 all out in the opening innings of the test series against Zimbabwe to take control of the first test. Zimbabwe was 88-1 in reply at stumps on the second day of the series-opener on Sunday. SENT: 130 words, photos.

AUTO RACING:

MARTINSVILLE, Virginia ” There was a time this summer when a seventh championship seemed out of reach for Jimmie Johnson. Now, that slot in NASCAR’s record books is absolutely within reach. By Jenna Fryer. SENT: 900 words, photos.

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