TOP STORY:

SOC--ENGLISH ROUNDUP

LONDON — The Premier League sides enter the FA Cup in the third round, with holder Chelsea facing Southampton and Manchester United at West Ham in meetings of topflight teams. Manchester City faces second-tier club Watford, and Newcastle plays another League Championship side, Brighton. Developing from 1500 GMT. By Rob Harris.

NEW/DEVELOPING:

TEN--BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL

BRISBANE, Australia — Andy Murray is back where he kicked off his breakthrough 2012 season and his working partnership with Ivan Lendl, only one win away from successfully defending his title at the Brisbane International. Moved. By John Pye.

With:

— BRISBANE, Australia — BC-TEN--BRISBANE-MURRAY. Moved. By John Pye.

FOOTBALL:

SOC--SPANISH ROUNDUP

BARCELONA, Spain — Soaring Malaga visits last-place Deportivo La Coruna looking for a fourth straight win that would lift it past defending Spanish champion Real Madrid to provisionally move third in the standings. Also, Levante hosts Athletic Bilbao, Valencia is at Granada and Sevilla plays Osasuna. By 1700 GMT. By Joseph Wilson.

SOC--ITALIAN ROUNDUP

ROME — Second-place Lazio hosts Cagliari and Torino visits Catania as Serie A resumes after a holiday break. By 1900 GMT.

SOC--PORTUGUESE ROUNDUP

LISBON, Portugal — FC Porto hosts Nacional looking to pull level on points with Portuguese leader Benfica, while struggling Sporting Lisbon plays at home against Pacos Ferreira. By 0000 GMT.

Also:

— PERTH, Australia — BC-SOC--PERTH-OWEN. Moved.

— PERTH, Australia — BC-SOC--AUSTRALIAN ROUNDUP. Moved.

CRICKET:

CRI--AUSTRALIA-SRI LANKA

SYDNEY — Sri Lanka faces a struggle to avoid a series whitewash against Australia after finishing day three of the third and final test on 225-7 in its second innings, just 87 runs ahead. Moved. By Stuart Condie.

CYCLING:

CYC--ARMSTRONG-DOPING

AUSTIN, Texas — The New York Times reported that Lance Armstrong, who has strongly denied the doping charges that led to him being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, has told associates he is considering admitting to the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Moved.

TENNIS:

TEN--ATP TIME VIOLATIONS

DOHA, Qatar — For players prone to bouncing the ball excessively, tugging at their shorts incessantly or taking too long to choose just the right ball, the tennis authorities are coming after you. Moved. By Michael Casey.

TEN--QATAR OPEN

DOHA, Qatar— Second-seeded Richard Gasquet faces Nikolay Davydenko in the Qatar Open final. By 1700 GMT. By Michael Casey.

Also:

— AUCKLAND, New Zealand — BC-TEN--ASB CLASSIC. Moved.

— SHENZHEN, China — BC-TEN--SHENZHEN OPEN. Moved.

— SYDNEY — BC-TEN--SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL WITHDRAWALS. Moved.

GOLF:

GLF--TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

KAPALUA, Hawaii — The first tournament of the PGA Tour season will now be a three-day contest after severe winds in Hawaii prompted tour officials to scrap the first round of the Tournament of Champions. Moved. By Doug Ferguson.

SKIING:

SKI--SHIFFRIN'S BREAKTHROUGH

ZAGREB, Croatia — As a ski racer, Mikaela Shiffrin is rapidly maturing. Off the slopes, the American still giggles like any other 17-year-old girl. Moved. By Eric Willemsen.

BASKETBALL:

BKN--NBA ROUNDUP

LOS ANGELES — The Clippers maintained NBA bragging rights in Los Angeles by beating their co-tenants, the Lakers, surviving a last quarter comeback to win 107-102. Moved.

Other stories:

— VAL DI FIEMME, Italy — BC-XXC--Tour de Ski. By 1430 GMT.

— UFA, Russia — BC-HKO--JUNIOR WORLDS. Moved.

— ALTENBERG, Germany — BC-BOB--BOBSLED WORLD CUP. Moved.

— ARLINGTON, Texas — BC-FBC--COLLEGE ROUNDUP. Moved. By Stephen Hawkins.

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