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    GLF--SOLHEIM CUP

    GLENEAGLES, Scotland _ Europe reclaimed the Solheim Cup in astonishing fashion by beating the United States 14 ½-13 ½ Sunday, with Suzann Pettersen holing the clinching putt on No. 18 in the last singles match on the course and then announcing her retirement. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 1,050 words, photos.

    BKO--WORLD CUP CHAMPIONSHIP

    BEIJING _ Spain captured its second World Cup championship, defeating Argentina 95-75 Sunday in the final to give Marc Gasol a rare double-title year. Ricky Rubio scored 20 points and Sergio Llull added 15 for Spain, the ninth team to make it through a World Cup or world championship unbeaten. Gasol added this title to the NBA one he got with the Toronto Raptors in June. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 830 words, photos.

    CYC--SPANISH VUELTA

    MADRID _ Less than a decade ago, Primoz Roglic was flying through the air on a pair of skis with no thoughts of ever being earthbound on a bike. On Sunday the Slovenian claimed one of cycling's biggest prizes, winning the three-week Spanish Vuelta. SENT: 625 words, photos.

    SOC--ENGLISH ROUNDUP

    LONDON _ After spells in charge of Espanyol in Spain and Shanghai Shenhua in China, Quique Sánchez Flores returned to the thrills and spills of the Premier League on Sunday as his Watford side drew with Arsenal 2-2. SENT: 445 words, photos. With separates on Sunday’s two EPL games.

    CRI--ENGLAND-AUSTRALIA

    LONDON _ England beat Australia by 135 runs in the fifth and final Ashes test at the Oval on Sunday to draw the series 2-2. It’s the first time an Ashes series has ended in a draw since 1972. Australia had already retained the urn as holder but was thwarted in its goal of a first outright series win in England in 18 years. SENT: 635 words, photos.

    SOC--SPANISH ROUNDUP

    BARCELONA, Spain _ A brilliant free kick by Sevilla midfielder Joan Jordán earned a 1-0 victory at Alavés and lifted his team to the top of the Spanish league on Sunday. By Joseph Wilson. SENT: 485 words.

    SOC--ITALIAN ROUNDUP

    ROME _ Sinisa Mihajlovic's fight against leukemia continues to inspire Bologna, which has surprisingly surged into second place three rounds into Serie A. By Andrew Dampf. SENT: 690 words, photos.

    SOC--GERMAN ROUNDUP

    BERLIN _ Schalke's recovery under new coach David Wagner continued Sunday as the team fought back to rout promoted Paderborn 5-1 in the Bundesliga. By Ciarán Fahey. SENT: 260 words, photos.

    SOC--FRENCH ROUNDUP

    PARIS _ New signing Dario Benedetto scored twice as Marseille rallied from 2-0 down to win 4-3 away to struggling Monaco and take fourth place in the French league on Sunday. SENT: 500 words, photos.

    GLF--GREENBRIER

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, West Virginia _ Joaquin Niemann became the first player from Chile to win on the PGA Tour, shooting a 6-under 64 on Sunday for a six-stroke victory in A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier. By John Raby. SENT: 160 words, photos. Will be updated.

    GLF--KLM OPEN

    AMSTERDAM _ Sergio Garcia won the 100th edition of the KLM Open by one shot Sunday, holding his nerve for a par on the final hole to finish on 18 under and leave Nicolai Hojgaard of Denmark in second place. SENT: 165 words.

    GLF--PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS

    GRAND BLANC, Michigan _ Jerry Kelly played bogey-free Sunday at Warwick Hills and closed with a 4-under 68 for a two-shot victory in the Ally Challenge, his second victory this year on the PGA Tour Champions and moving him a little closer to the top of the Charles Schwab Cup standings. SENT: 440 words.

    TEN--ZHENGZHOU OPEN

    ZHENGZHOU, China _ Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova overcame rain delays and an early deficit to beat Petra Martic 6-3, 6-2 in the final of the Zhengzhou Open on Sunday. SENT: 200 words.

    CRI--BANGLADESH-AFGHANISTAN

    DHAKA, Bangladesh _ Mohammad Nabi's 54-ball 84 not out was complemented by offspinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman's career-best 4-15 as Afghanistan beat Bangladesh by 25 runs to go top in the Twenty20 tri-series on Sunday. SENT: 235 words.

    CRI--INDIA-SOUTH AFRICA

    DHARAMSALA, India _ The first T20 between India and South Africa was abandoned due to rain at HPCA Stadium on Sunday. SENT: 100 words.

    MOT--SAN MARINO GP

    MISANO ADRIATICO, Italy _ Marc Marquez passed Fabio Quartararo on the final lap for a dramatic victory in the San Marino Grand Prix on Sunday to increase his lead atop the MotoGP standings to nearly 100 points. SENT: 140 words, photos.

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