WORLD SPORTS: Digest
LONDON - Heavily indebted Premier League clubs Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool are accused in a British parliamentary report of engaging in "financial doping." Moved. By Rob Harris.
LONDON - With the end-of-season finals getting closer and intensity increasing in league title races, the Premier League managers influence more games than those played on the field. Moved. By Robert Millward.
MILAN - An Italian league sports judge orders Juventus to play a match behind closed doors because of the racist insults hurled by fans at Inter striker Mario Balotelli during a Serie A match. Moved.
BERN, Switzerland - A leading anti-doping expert says that football players should be exempt from doping controls during summer vacations, an issue that has caused a rift between FIFA and the World Anti-Doping Agency. Moved. By Graham Dunbar.
PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa - Matthew Hayden hits 65 off 35 balls and man-of-the-match Muttiah Muralitharan claims 3-11 to lead the Chennai Super Kings to a 92-run victory over the Bangalore Royal Challengers in the Indian Premier League.
CALCUTTA, India - Prisoners in Calcutta's main prison go on a brief hunger strike in an effort to force authorities to allow them to watch a telecast of the Indian Premier League. Moved.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Pakistan captain Younis Khan urges his team not to be complacent because Australia is missing three of its better players for a one-day international series. Moved.
LONDON - Ireland lock Paul O'Connell is expected to beat countryman Brian O'Driscoll to the role of Lions captain when the squad to tour South Africa is named on Tuesday. Moved.
LONDON - Dinara Safina is officially left off Russia's team to face Italy in the Fed Cup semifinals on Monday, the same day she takes over as the world's top-ranked women's tennis player. Moved.
BARCELONA, Spain - Igor Kunitsyn of Russia beats Juan Carlos Ferrero 7-5, 7-6 (3) in the first round of the Barcelona Open. Moved.
BOSTON - Deriba Merga of Ethiopia overcomes the disappointment of his Olympic fade to win the Boston Marathon, and Salina Kosgei of Kenya won the women's race. Moved. By Jimmy Golen.
LONDON - A year after inspectors gave London organizers "9.75 out of 10" for their work so far, IOC officials are returning to see how preparations for the 2012 Olympics are proceeding in the face of the global economic crisis. Moved. By Stephen Wilson.
WOMEN SKI JUMPERS
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Fifteen female international ski jumpers appear in a Canadian court seeking a ruling that women be allowed to compete in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Moved. By Jeremy Hainsworth.
LONDON - World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko fights off a barrage of David Haye's insults and interruptions and vowed to send the outspoken challenger back to the cruiserweights with a 12th-round knockout. Moved. By Robert Millward.
HAYDOCK, England - Hungarian-owned colt Overdose, which has become a national hero back home after winning all its 12 races, is headed for next month's Temple Stakes at England's Haydock Park. Moved.
BETHESDA, Maryland - Tiger Woods' knee is fine. The family's fine. The preparations for his tournament are fine and this time he is actually set to play. Moved. By Joseph White.
CORNING, New York - The LPGA Corning Classic, the longest-running event on the ladies tour with the same title sponsor and played at the same venue since its inception in 1979, will end in May, a victim of the credit crunch.