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SOC--EUROPEAN ROUNDUP

Spain needs to be bailed out by a veteran. Italy gets a boost from some new faces. The former European champions start their campaigns to qualify for Euro 2020 with wins over Scandinavian visitors — but in different fashion. By Joseph Wilson. SENT: 510 words, photos.

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— SOC--SPAIN-NORWAY.

— SOC--ITALY-FINLAND.

— SOC--BRAZIL-PANAMA.

TEN--MIAMI OPEN

MIAMI GARDENS, Florida — Serena Williams withdraws with a previously undisclosed left knee injury, and top-ranked Naomi Osaka loses in the third round to tour veteran Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan at the Miami Open. The men's losers include Stan Wawrinka. By Steven Wine. SENT: 520 words, photos.

GLF--VALSPAR CHAMPIONSHIP

PALM HARBOR, Florida — Paul Casey was on the verge of building a comfortable lead until a bogey on the final hole for a 3-under 68 cut his lead to one shot over Dustin Johnson in the Valspar Championship. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 870 words.

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— GLF--LPGA TOUR — Carlota Ciganda clubhouse leader by three shots at Founders Cup. Developing.

SOC--AFRICAN QUALIFYING

Stripped of the right to host the tournament and plunged into the qualifying competition halfway through, Cameroon earns its place at the African Cup of Nations finals and the chance to defend its title with a confident 3-0 win over Comoros. By Gerald Imray. SENT: 560 words.

PATRIOTS OWNER-PROSTITUTION CHARGE

MIAMI — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is apologizing after being charged in a Florida massage parlor prostitution investigation. SENT: 500 words, photo.

Other stories:

— CYC--MILAN-SAN REMO — Alaphilippe wins Milan-San Remo for 7th victory of season. SENT: 170 words, photos.

— RGU--SUPER RUGBY — Crusaders lose their first game since mosque shootings. SENT: 650 words, photos.

— CAR--INDYCAR-AUSTIN — Team Penske's Power to start on pole. By Jim Vertuno. SENT: 690 words, photos.

— HKN--NHL CAPSULES — Devils beat sliding Coyotes 2-1 in shootout. SENT: 200 words, photos. Will be updated.

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