LONDON -- As title-chasing Arsenal completed back-to-back wins with ease, it took Sunday's other Premier League games to provide a double-dose of late drama. By Rob Harris. SENT: 602 words, photos.
PARIS -- The regulator of private security guards in France says the profession is so busy following the Nov. 13 terror attacks in Paris that the European Championships host might not have enough guards to fully secure the tournament next June. By John Leicester. SENT: 850 words, photos.
BARCELONA, Spain -- Real Madrid lost 1-0 at Villarreal to fall five points behind the Spanish league's two frontrunners on Sunday, after Atletico Madrid pulled level with leader Barcelona by fighting back to win 2-1 against Athletic Bilbao. By Joseph Wilson. SENT: 701 words, photos.
MILAN -- Juan Cuadrado scored against his former club to help Juventus beat Fiorentina 3-1 in Serie A on Sunday, as the Turin club's title challenge gathered pace. By Daniella Matar. SENT: 713 words, photos.
BERLIN -- Bundesliga top-scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored one goal, set up another, missed a penalty and had two goals ruled out in Borussia Dortmund's 4-1 win over 10-man Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday. By Ciaran Fahey. SENT: 370 words, photos.
PARIS -- Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain beat Lyon 5-1 to open up a 17-point lead at the top of the French league on Sunday, glossing over yet another blunder from goalkeeper Kevin Trapp. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 621 words.
LISBON, Portugal -- Sporting Lisbon beat Moreirense 3-1 to provisionally extend its lead in the Portuguese league after second-place FC Porto's game was suspended due to fog on Sunday. SENT: 126 words.
LONDON -- From its tiny home in a southern English seaside town, Bournemouth is providing inspiration and hope to teams across the land after beating Chelsea and Manchester United in the last week. By Rob Harris. SENT: 853 words, photos.
BIRMINGHAM, England -- Arsenal moved top of the Premier League for a day at least with a 2-0 win Sunday over an Aston Villa side that is six points adrift at the bottom. SENT: 563 words, photos.
-- LONDON -- BC-SOC--ENGLAND-BANKS CANCER. England World Cup winning-goalkeeper Gordon Banks undergoes cancer treatment for second time . SENT: 137 words.
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DUNEDIN, New Zealand -- New Zealand made a crucial double breakthrough before lunch Monday on the final day of the first test against Sri Lanka, dismissing Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal in quick succession as it sought seven wickets for a 1-0 series lead. SENT: 118 words, photos. Will be updated.
UNDATED -- Former junior world champion Petra Vlhova of Slovakia took advantage of Mikaela Shiffrin's absence to win the first World Cup race of her career Sunday by taking a slalom in Are, Sweden. By Andrew Dampf. SENT: 411 words.
VAL D'ISERE, France -- Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway easily protects his lead from the first run to win a World Cup slalom race on Sunday, beating Marcel Hirscher of Austria by 1.09 seconds. SENT: 735 words.
HEERENVEEN, Netherlands -- Heather Richardson-Bergsma edged her American teammate Brittany Bowe on Sunday to win the women?s 1,500 meters at the speedskating World Cup meet at Thialf Oval. SENT: words, photos.
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