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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPs

PARIS, (Finals only): WOMEN 800 metres: 1. Maria Mutola (Moz) 1 minute 59.89 seconds 2. Kelly Holmes (GBR) 2:00.18 3. Natalya Khrushchelyova (Rus) 2:00.29 l Triple jump: 1. Tatyana Lebedeva (Rus) 15.18 metres 2. Francoise Mbango Etone (Cmr) 15.05 3. Magdelin Martinez (Ita) 14.90.

MEN Discus: 1. Virgilijus Alekna (Ltu) 69.69 metres 2. Robert Fazekas (Hun) 69.01 3. Vasiliy Kaptyukh (Blr) 66.51 l 3,000 metres steeplechase: 1. Saif Saaeed Shaheen (Qat) 8 minutes 04.39 seconds 2. Ezekiel Kemboi (Ken) 8:05.11 3. Eliseo Martin (Esp) 8:09.09 l 400 metres: 1. Jerome Young (US) 44.50 seconds 2. Tyree Washington (US) 44.77 3. Marc Raquil (Fra) 44.79 l 50 km walk: 1. Robert Korzeniowski (Pol) 3 hours 36.03 seconds 2. German Skurygin (Rus) 3:36.42 3. Andreas Erm (Ger) 3:37.46

FOOTBALL

PREMIER LEAGUE

Charlton Athletic 2 (Jason Euell 25pen, 49pen) Everton 2 (Steve Watson 26, Wayne Rooney 72) l Leeds United 0 Southampton 0 l Leicester City 0 Middlesbrough 0 l Portsmouth 4 (Steve Stone 48, Teddy Sheringham 57, 88, 90pen) Bolton Wanderers 0.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Third qualifying round, second leg: PRAGUE, Sparta Prague (Cze) 2 (Karel Poborsky 34, Libor Sionko 82) Vardar Skopje (Mkd) 2 (Slavco Georgievski 30, Bless'ng Chinedu Anyanviu 67). First leg: 3-2; Sparta win 5-4 on aggregate l LONDON, Chelsea (Eng) 3 (Glen Johnson 32, Robert Huth 67, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink 78) Zilina (Svk) 0. First leg: 2-0; Chelsea win 5-0 on aggregate l KRAKOW, Wisla Krakow (Pol) 0 Anderlecht (Bel) 1 (Aruna Dindane 84). First leg: 1-3; Anderlecht win 4-1 on aggregate l LA CORUNA, Deportivo Coruna (Esp) 1 (Albert Luque 16) Rosenborg Trondheim (Nor) 0. First leg: 0-0; Deportivo Coruna win 1-0 on aggregate.

INTERTOTO CUP

Second leg: WOLFSBURG, VfL Wolfsburg (Ger) 0 Perugia (Ita) 2 (Giovanni Tedesco 17, Emanuele Berrettoni 90). First leg: 0-1; Perugia win 3-0 on aggregate l GELSENKIRCHEN, Schalke 04 (Ger) 0 SV Pasching (Aut) 0. First leg: 2-0; Schalke 04 win 2-0 on aggregate l VILLARREAL, Villarreal (Esp) 0 Heerenveen (Ned) 0. First leg: 2-1; Villarreal win 2-1 on aggregate.

For the book

The Greek government will consider a reported request by Cuban leader Fidel Castro to visit Athens during the 2004 Olympics. Concerned over Cuba's poor human rights record, the European Union, chaired at the time by Greece, decided in June to limit high-level government visits between Cuba

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