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    SOC--EUROPEAN QUALIFYING

    Poland and Russia qualified for the 2020 European Championship on Sunday, while Gareth Bale’s goal forced Croatia to wait after a 1-1 draw with Wales. Germany beat Estonia 3-0 despite playing with 10 men from the 14th minute. By Ciarán Fahey. SENT: 620 words, photos.

    NEW/DEVELOPING:

    GYM--GYMNASTICS WORLDS

    STUTTGART, Germany _ Simone Biles broke the all-time record for most medals by any gymnast at the world championships by winning the balance beam and floor exercise Sunday. By James Ellingworth. SENT: 790 words, photos.

    RGU--RWC-JAPAN’S CHANGING FACE

    YOKOHAMA, Japan _ Like tennis star Naomi Osaka and NBA player Rui Hachimura, Japan's rugby team offers a diverse and slightly different look for an insular but changing country. By Stephen Wade. SENT: 615 words, photos.

    TEN--UPPER AUSTRIA LADIES

    LINZ, Austria _ Coco Gauff is still just 15. She also is already the owner of a WTA singles title. The American beat 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 in the final of the Upper Austria Ladies tournament Sunday, making Gauff the youngest winner of a singles trophy on the WTA tour since 2004. SENT: 360 words, photos.

    RUGBY:

    RGU--RWC-JAPAN-SCOTLAND

    YOKOHAMA, Japan _ Japan got the chance to prove it was a worthy Rugby World Cup quarterfinalist and took it bravely with a 28-21 win over Scotland on Sunday to bring some joy to a host country reeling from a ferocious typhoon. By John Pye. SENT: 850 words, photos.

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    _ RGU--RWC-Sayonara Scotland _ Scotland got a chance, didn't take it at World Cup in Japan. By John Pye. SENT: 600 words, photos.

    RGU--RWC-WALES-URUGUAY

    Wales will play France in the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals after laboring past Uruguay 35-13 to top Pool D in Kumamoto. SENT: 680 words, photos.

    ATHLETICS:

    ATH--CHICAGO MARATHON

    CHICAGO _ Brigid Kosgei of Kenya won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday in 2 hours, 14 minutes, 4 seconds to set a world record in the event. SENT: 385 words, photos.

    SOCCER:

    SOC--BRAZIL-NIGERIA-NEYMAR

    SAO PAULO _ Striker Neymar limped out of Brazil's friendly against Nigeria in Singapore after only 12 minutes of play. SENT: 340 words, photo.

    SOC--ARGENTINA-ECUADOR

    ELCHE, Spain _ Argentina routed Ecuador 6-1 in a friendly game in Spain on Sunday despite the absence of suspended Lionel Messi. SENT: 220 words.

    GOLF:

    GLF--ITALIAN OPEN

    ROME _ Bernd Wiesberger moved atop the Race to Dubai rankings by winning the Italian Open on Sunday for his second Rolex Series victory of the year. By Andrew Dampf. SENT: 485 words, photos.

    BASKETBALL:

    BKN--ROCKETS-CHINA

    HOUSTON _ The Rockets are back home in Houston, looking to leave behind the distractions from their trip to Asia. By Kristie Rieken. SENT: 730 words, photos.

    NFL:

    FBN--PANTHERS-BUCCANEERS

    Christian McCaffrey scored two touchdowns and Carolina turned five interceptions by Jameis Winston into 17 points to give the Panthers a 37-26 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in London. By Josh Dubow. SENT: 925 words, photos.

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