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GLF--MASTERS

AUGUSTA, Georgia (AP) What looked to be another march to the Masters for Jordan Spieth suddenly turned into a walk on the wild side Saturday. By Doug Ferguson. SENT. 378 words, will be updated.

GLF--MASTERS-FALDO'S EXAMPLE

AUGUSTA, Georgia " No lead is safe at the Masters. No deficit is too daunting. And no one can appreciate that like Nick Faldo. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 800 words, photos.

With:

" GLF--Masters-Wicked Wind " Wind at Augusta taketh, then takes some more. By Eddie Pells. SENT: 700 words, photos.

" GLF--Masters-The Latest " Regular updates in the first round.

SOC--ENGLISH ROUNDUP

Arsenal needs a flawless finish to the English Premier League season to stand a realistic chance of reeling in surprise leader Leicester. Thanks to West Ham striker Andy Carroll, that won't be happening. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 530 words, photos. With match separates.

FOOTBALL:

SOC--SPANISH ROUNDUP

BARCELONA, Spain " Barcelona stumbles for a third straight match in its quest to defend its Spanish league title after losing at Real Sociedad 1-0, letting Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid tighten the race even further. By Joseph Wilson. SENT: 660 words, photos.

SOC--GERMAN ROUNDUP

BERLIN " Bayern Munich has a provisional eight-point lead in the Bundesliga after grinding past Stuttgart 3-1. By Ciaran Fahey. SENT: 700 words, photos.

SOC--ITALIAN ROUNDUP

MILAN " Juventus moves provisionally nine points clear at the top of Serie A as it comes from behind to beat fierce rival AC Milan 2-1. By Daniella Matar. SENT: 600 words, photos.

SOC--BRAIN INJURIES

LONDON " The English Football Association will ask FIFA to investigate whether former players have dementia as a consequence of brain damage from playing the game. By Rob Harris. SENT: 430 words, photo.

SOC--CHELSEA-DOCTOR DISPUTE

LONDON " The doctor in a legal battle with Chelsea over being demoted after rushing onto the field to treat a player broke her public silence with a speech stressing the importance of trusting medics. By Rob Harris. SENT: 460 words.

Also:

" SOC--French Roundup " Lucas scores 2 as French champion PSG wins at Guingamp. SENT: 360 words, photos.

" SOC--Portuguese Roundup " Benfica fights back at Academica to keep lead in Portugal. SENT: 100 words.

" SOC--Dutch Roundup " Ajax beats Cambuur Leeuwarden 1-0 to stay top of Eredivisie. SENT: 110 words.

" SOC--Mourinho-Syria " 'Honored' Mourinho rejects chance to coach Syria. SENT: 250 words, photos.

" SOC--Russian Roundup " CSKA scores 7 to take back top spot in Russian league. SENT: 270 words.

" SOC--Swansea-Ownership " Swansea hopes for takeover by US owners by end of season. SENT: 170 words, photo.

NEW/DEVELOPING:

BOX--MARTIN-JOSHUA

LONDON " Anthony Joshua snatches the IBF heavyweight belt off Charles Martin with a second-round stoppage in his 16th professional fight. By Rob Harris. SENT: 240 words, photos.

With:

" BOX--Martin-Joshua-Undercard " Selby defends featherweight title; Benn wins pro debut. SENT: 120 words, photos.

BOX--PACQUIAO-BRADLEY

LAS VEGAS " Manny Pacquiao fights Timothy Bradley for the third time in what could be the last bout of his remarkable career. Pacquiao, who is running for the Senate in the Philippines, is in the ring for the first time since his hugely hyped dud of a fight last May against Floyd Mayweather Jr. By Tim Dahlberg. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Bout starts about 0330 GMT.

BKN--NBA ROUNDUP

The Warriors (70-9) can move within a win of matching the Chicago Bulls' NBA record of 72 victories in a season by beating a Memphis team weakened by injuries. After this, Golden State plays at San Antonio and is home against Grizzlies to close the season. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Game starts shortly.

TENNIS:

" TEN--Grand Prix Hassan II " Coric to face Delbonis in final. SENT: 120 words.

" TEN--Houston " Jack Sock, Juan Monaco reach US Men's Clay Court final. SENT: 80 words, photos.

" TEN--Charleston " Kerber retires; Stephens, Vesnina make final. By Bruce Smith. SENT: 520 words, photos.

" TEN--Katowice Open " Giorgi and Cibulkova to meet in final. SENT: 80 words.

OTHER STORIES:

" RAC--Grand National " Rule The World wins. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 560 words, photos.

" CYC--Tour of Basque Country " Alberto Contador wins 4th Tour of Basque Country. SENT: 250 words.

" HKN--NHL Roundup " Red Wings still reach playoffs despite 3-2 loss to Rangers. SENT: 260 words, photos. Will be updated.

" MOT--MotoGP-Austin GP " Marquez takes pole position. By Jim Vertuno. SENT: 630 words, photos.

" RGU--Super Rugby Roundup " Champions Highlanders lose to Queensland. SENT: 600 words.

" ATH--Belarus-Doping " Belarus athletics chief wins battle against doping ban. SENT: 350 words.

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