MELBOURNE -- James Pattinson, Nathan Lyon and Peter Siddle claimed two wickets each Sunday as the West Indies staggered to 91-6 at stumps on the second day of the second test in reply to Australia's daunting first-innings total of 551-3 declared. By Neil Frankland. SENT: 660 words, photos.
DURBAN -- England rattled South Africa in the first test on Sunday with Stuart Broad's two wickets putting the top-ranked team in deep trouble before it recovered to 55-2 in its first innings. By Gerald Imray. SENT: 440 words, photos.
ISLAMABAD -- The International Cricket Council has provisionally suspended Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah for a positive drug test. SENT: 101 WORDS.
SYDNEY -- The Brisbane Roar moved to within two points of first-place Western Sydney with a 3-1 A-League win Sunday over Melbourne City. SENT: 165 words.
HOBART -- American yachts Comanche and Rambler 88 led the Sydney to Hobart fleet into Bass Strait on Sunday in a race with nearly 30 retirements due to bad weather, including eight-time and defending champion Wild Oats XI. SENT: 535 words, photos.
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KUALA LUMPUR -- World Sailing said Sunday it will investigate reports that two Israeli windsurfers and their coach have been refused visas to compete at the Youth Sailing World Championships in Langkawi, Malaysia, saying all international sailors should be allowed to compete. SENT: 110 words.
PHILADELPHIA -- Washington clinched the NFC East title with a 38-24 win at Philadelphia on Saturday, led by four touchdown passes and a season-high 365 yards by quarterback Kirk Cousins. SENT: 380 words.
SANTA CLARA -- Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help the Cornhuskers cap a losing season by beating UCLA 37-29 in the Foster Farms Bowl on Saturday. SENT: 595 words, photos.
SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio immediately bounced back from a rare loss and beat Denver 101-86 on Saturday to extend its franchise record for consecutive home wins to 26. SENT: 805 words, photos.
PHOENIX -- Isaiah Canaan scored 22 points, reserve Nik Stauskas had 17 and the lowly Philadelphia 76ers beat the Phoenix Suns 111-104 on Saturday night for their second victory of the season. SENT: 1460 words.
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis' David Backes scored in the ninth round of a long shootout to give the Blues a 3-2 win against Dallas on Saturday, trimming the gap between the top teams in the NHL Central Division. SENT: 540 words, photos.
WASHINGTON -- Braden Holtby stopped 29 shots, Jason Chimera had a goal and an assist and the Washington Capitals beat the struggling Montreal Canadiens 3-1 Saturday night for their seventh straight victory. SENT: 1005 words.
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