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Soccer-Ward-Prowse double ensures Southampton share spoils at Brighton

Superb long-range goals in each half from captain James Ward-Prowse helped Southampton salvage a point at Brighton & Hove Albion with a 2-2 draw in an entertaining Premier League game at the Amex Stadium on Sunday. Graham Potter’s side were cruising thanks to an early strike from Danny Welbeck and an own goal from Mohammed Salisu, but Ward-Prowse sparked a comeback after scoring straight from a free kick and completing it with a fierce 22-meter low drive.

MLB roundup: Miguel Cabrera hits 3,000th hit

Miguel Cabrera became the 33rd major league player to reach 3,000 career hits and the Detroit Tigers routed the Colorado Rockies 13-0 in Game 1 of a split doubleheader on Saturday. Cabrera, 39, hit a first-inning single to right fielder Antonio Senzatela to join an exclusive club. The two-time AL MVP is the seventh player in major league history with 3,000 hits and 500 homers. He also became the first Venezuelan player to reach 3,000 hits.

Motor racing-Max haul for Verstappen as Ferrari comeback turns sour

World champion Max Verstappen took maximum points from the Formula 1 sprint weekend at Imola, leading a Red Bull one-two on Sunday as Ferrari’s comeback turned sour for overall leader Charles Leclerc and his team Italian. Mexican Sergio Perez finished 16.527 seconds behind the Dutch driver, with Lando Norris repeating third place from last year at the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix to claim McLaren’s first podium of the season.

NHL roundup: Panthers win 13th straight game

Brandon Montour scored 2:26 into overtime and the Florida Panthers beat the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Saturday night in Sunrise, Fla. The Panthers won a franchise-record 13th game in a row.

NBA roundup: Jazz edges out Mavericks to tie playoffs

Rudy Gobert made a key rebound and an even bigger dunk with 11 seconds remaining to propel the Utah Jazz to a 100-99 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday afternoon in Salt Lake City. Jordan Clarkson led Utah in scoring with 25 points, Donovan Mitchell added 23 points, seven assists and six rebounds, and Gobert finished with 17 points and 15 boards in a game that nearly got away.

Boxing-Fury bounces back to retire in style with TKO win

Tyson Fury emerged unscathed from a turbulent fight week to cement his place among heavyweight boxing greats with a stunning TKO win over Dillian Whyte in what ‘The Gypsy King’ said would be his last fight. Fury faced a barrage of questions about his relationship with Daniel Kinahan, his former adviser and one of the three men named leaders of the Kinahan organized crime gang recently sanctioned by US authorities.

Soccer-Pulisic strikes late as below-par Chelsea edge West Ham 1-0

Chelsea tightened their grip on third place in the Premier League with a 1-0 win over West Ham at 10 on Sunday, Christian Pulisic’s 90th-minute winner at Stamford Bridge making up for team-mate Jorginho’s missed penalty. Substitute Pulisic arrived in the box at the right time to bring home a superb pass from Marcos Alonso shortly after Jorginho wasted his chance from the spot, shooting directly at West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.

Tennis-Rublev outlasts Djokovic to win Serbia Open crown

World number one Novak Djokovic’s barren 2022 title continued as he lost 6-2 6-7(4) 6-0 to Russia’s Andrey Rublev in the Serbia Open final at Belgrade on Sunday. Playing in his second clay-court tournament this season after being knocked out by Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in Monte Carlo earlier this month, Djokovic got off to a slow start as second seed Rublev broke him twice to clinch the first set 6-2.

Football-WSL leaders Chelsea beat Spurs, Manchester City crush Leicester

Women’s Super League (WSL) leaders Chelsea came from behind to claim a vital 3-1 win at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday while Manchester City cruised to a 4-0 win over second-from-bottom Leicester City. Chelsea, who were a point ahead of second-placed Arsenal, fell behind early thanks to a 15th-minute Sophie Ingle own goal before Guro Reiten equalized with a left-footed finish from a tight angle 12 minutes later.

Tennis-WTA chief promises ‘strong reactions’ to ban on Russian and Belarusian players

Women’s Tennis Association chief Steve Simon has warned Wimbledon organizers and the British tennis body of “strong reactions” to their decision to ban players from Russia and Belarus from playing tournaments. The All England Club (AELTC), which organizes the grass-court major, and the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) have said they will not allow players from Russia and Belarus to take part in events in the UK due to the invasion of Ukraine by Moscow.

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