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    Frank Lampard’s winless run at the start of his tenure as Chelsea manager extended to three games Sunday after Leicester fought back to earn a 1-1 draw in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 535 words, photos. Plus separate reports on Sunday’s two EPL matches.


    LONDON _ Australia defied the absence of star batsman Steve Smith because of a concussion and more devastating spells of pace bowling by Jofra Archer to hold out for a draw in the second Ashes test against England on Sunday. SENT: 740 words, photos.


    Atlético Madrid’s revamped team got off to a winning start in the Spanish league on Sunday, edging Getafe 1-0 with a first-half goal by Álvaro Morata. By Tales Azzoni. SENT: 600 words, photos.


    BERLIN _ Life in the Bundesliga began in silence for Union Berlin with a 15-minute protest by the club's fans against opponents Leipzig. By Ciarán Fahey. SENT: 645 words, photos.


    DORTMUND, Germany _ Bayern Munich's German Cup defense continues at second-tier Bochum, and Borussia Dortmund was drawn against Borussia Mönchengladbach in Sunday's second-round draw. SENT: 145 words, photo.


    LONDON _ Former England defender Ashley Cole is planning a move into coaching after announcing his retirement from soccer. Cole won 13 major titles during his 20-year career, including the 2012 Champions League with Chelsea, three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups. SENT: 330 words.


    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras _ A fourth victim has died from injuries sustained during a fight between fans of the rival Honduran soccer teams Motagua and Olimpia, a hospital spokeswoman said Sunday. By Marlon Gonzalez and Freddy Cuevas. SENT: 315 words, photos.


    MASON, Ohio _ Madison Keys and Daniil Medvedev won their first Cincinnati titles on Sunday, concluding a tournament that brought more questions than clarity to the upcoming U.S. Open. By Joe Kay. SENT: 690 words, photos.


    ALBANY, New York _ When former UCLA gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field was asked to be part of the inaugural Aurora Games, she jumped at the chance. Celebrating the female athlete is right up her alley. By John Kekis. SENT: 735 words.


    MEDINAH, Illinois _ Justin Thomas had more stress than he wanted and answered with the shots he needed Sunday at Medinah to win the BMW Championship and claim the No. 1 seed going into the FedEx Cup finale. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 865 words, photos.


    MEDINAH, Illinois _ Phil Mickelson had a wild Sunday, and that was before he showed up for the BMW Championship. Mickelson said on Twitter that lightning struck the hotel where he was staying, leading to an evacuation. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 430 words, photos.


    VYSOKY UJEZD, Czech Republic _ Thomas Pieters shot a 3-under 69 Sunday to become the first golfer to win the Czech Masters for the second time, beating Adri Arnaus of Spain by one stroke. SENT: 295 words.

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