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April 20, 2014 - 8:32am
1 min 56 sec ago

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain and Poland's Fed Cup World Group playoff will be decided by the doubles match after Agnieszka Radwanska and Silvia Soler-Espinosa split Sunday's reverse singles matches.

Radwanska gave Poland a 2-1 lead after beating Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor 6-3, 6-2, only for sister Urszula Radwanska to lose to Soler-Espinosa 6-1, 6-3 on the outdoor red clay at Barcelona's Olimpico Estadio.

The third-ranked Radwanska broke Torro-Flor...

April 20, 2014 - 8:06am
1 min 56 sec ago

SHANGHAI (AP) — Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel isn't used to being asked to step aside for a teammate. Now it's happened twice in two races.

Vettel, only months removed from wrapping up his most dominant season in F1, was instructed by his team to allow debutant teammate Daniel Ricciardo to pass him midway through Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix as the German's speed began to fade due to his rapidly degrading tires.

The German initially fought...

April 20, 2014 - 7:58am
1 min 56 sec ago

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — The Czech Republic has reached the Fed Cup final by defeating defending champion Italy after Petra Kvitova won the first reverse singles on Sunday.

It faces Germany in the final.

Sixth-ranked Kvitova beat Roberta Vinci 6-3, 7-5 for an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the semifinals. Vinci replaced Sara Errani — who was originally named for the match — and had a 2-1 record against Kvitova after beating her twice last year on clay...

April 20, 2014 - 7:58am
1 min 56 sec ago

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — The Czech Republic has reached the Fed Cup final by defeating defending champion Italy after Petra Kvitova won the first reverse singles on Sunday.

It faces Germany in the final.

Sixth-ranked Kvitova beat Roberta Vinci 6-3, 7-5 for an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the semifinals. Vinci replaced Sara Errani — who was originally named for the match — and had a 2-1 record against Kvitova after beating her twice last year on clay...

April 20, 2014 - 7:57am
1 min 56 sec ago

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — The Czech Republic has reached the Fed Cup final by defeating defending champion Italy after Petra Kvitova won the first reverse singles on Sunday.

Sixth-ranked Kvitova beat Roberta Vinci 6-3, 7-5 for an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the semifinals. The remaining doubles can't change the overall result.

The Czechs face Germany in the final in November at home.

"It will be great to play the final at home,"...

April 20, 2014 - 7:26am
1 min 56 sec ago

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Lee Westwood ended a two-year winless drought with a seven-shot victory at the Malaysian Open on Sunday.

After a four-hour delay due to the threat of lightning in the middle of the final round, Westwood went on to shoot a 4-under par 68 to complete an 18-under 270 at the Kuala Lumpur Country Club course for his 36th career victory.

Westwood led from start to finish in the co-sanctioned European and Asian Tour event that...

April 20, 2014 - 4:47am
1 min 56 sec ago

SHANGHAI (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix.

Mercedes showed again that it's in a different class from its rivals, with Hamilton's teammate Nico Rosberg taking second place — the third time in four races this season the pair have finished one-two.

"This is a team on a roll, that's for sure," Hamilton said. "I'm going to be...

April 20, 2014 - 4:41am
51 min 54 sec ago

SHANGHAI (AP) — Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes wins the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix.

April 20, 2014 - 2:59am
1 hour 41 min ago

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese 15-year-old Minami Katsu became the youngest winner in the history of the Japan LPGA tour by shooting a 4-under 68 on Sunday to take out the Vantelin Ladies Open.

The amateur had five birdies against a lone bogey at Kumamoto Airport Country Club to finish at 11-under 205, one stroke ahead of South Korean Lee Bo-mee.

"I never thought I would be able to win," Katsu said. "I want to thank the fans who supported me and of course my...

April 20, 2014 - 1:50am
1 hour 41 min ago
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