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GLF--MASTERS

AUGUSTA, Georgia " Sergio Garcia finally showed he has what it takes to win a major, and he has a green jacket to prove it. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 252 words. With photos. Will be updated.

WITH:

" GLF--MASTERS-THE LATEST " Regular updates.

" GLF--MASTERS-ELS. Els on the Masters: 'This tournament was just not for me'. By Pete Iacobelli. SENT: 569 words, photos.

SOC--ENGLISH ROUNDUP

LONDON " After 30 minutes of Sunday's Premier League game against Sunderland, Manchester United appeared in danger of meandering its way to another disappointing result. By Sam Johnston. SENT: 450 words, photos. With separates.

NEW / DEVELOPING:

SOC--CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PREVIEW

BARCELONA, Spain " As if a combined 16 European Cups weren>t enough, the Champions League quarterfinal between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich will also offer an intriguing duel between master and pupil.

By Joseph Wilson. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. By 0100 GMT.

CAR--F1-CHINESE GP

SHANGHAI " Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton steered clear of a chaotic start to the Chinese Grand Prix and coasted to victory on Sunday, claiming his fifth title in Shanghai. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel recovered from a mishap-filled start to finish in second place. Hamilton started from pole position and led from beginning to end to capture the 54th race title of his career and his first of the new Formula One season. By Justin Bergman. SENT: 792 words, photos.

WITH:

" CAR--F1-CHINESE GP-VERSTAPPEN " Verstappen passes 9 cars in one lap in masterful China race. By Justin Bergman. SENT: 482 words, photos.

FOOTBALL:

SOC--SPANISH ROUNDUP

BARCELONA, Spain " Eibar, a tiny club from Spain's Basque Country, is poised to play in Europe next season after winning its third match in just over a week. By Joseph Wilson. SENT: 645 words, photos.

SOC--GERMAN ROUNDUP

BERLIN " Hertha Berlin capitalized on its strong record at home to defeat Augsburg 2-0 on Sunday, ending its three-game losing run while leaving the visitors in the Bundesliga's relegation zone. By Ciaran Fahey. SENT: 311 words, photos.

SOC--ITALIAN ROUNDUP

MILAN " Lorenzo Insigne atoned for a glaring first-half miss to help Napoli win 3-0 at Lazio in Serie A on Sunday and all but guarantee his team a spot in next season's Champions League. By Daniella Matar. SENT: 834 words, photos.

SOC--FRENCH ROUNDUP

PARIS " Edinson Cavani set up Angel Di Maria for the opening goal and then scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain shrugged off a sluggish first-half performance to beat Guingamp 4-0 in the French league on Sunday. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 635 words, photos.

SOC--PORTUGUESE ROUNDUP

LISBON, Portugal " Konstantinos Mitroglou kept Benfica on track for an unprecedented fourth consecutive Portuguese league title with the winning goal in a 1-0 victory at Moreirense on Sunday. SENT: 118 words, photos.

SOC--WORLD CUP-JOINT BID

NEW YORK " A final on or around the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Modern stadiums across the United States and perhaps in Mexico and Canada, too. By Ronald Blum. SENT: 885 words, photos.

TENNIS:

TEN--FRANCE-BRITAIN

ROUEN, France " Jeremy Chardy beat Kyle Edmund 6-4, 6-4 in reverse singles to give France a comprehensive 4-1 win against Britain in their Davis Cup quarterfinal on Sunday. SENT: 158 words, photos.

TEN--AUSTRALIA-US

BRISBANE, Australia " Australia advanced to the Davis Cup semifinals after Nick Kyrgios beat late substitute Sam Querrey of the United States 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-4 in the first reverse singles match on Sunday, clinching the quarterfinal 3-1 with a match to spare. SENT: 490 words, photos.

TEN--CHARLESTON

CHARLESTON, South Carolina " Daria Kasatkina overpowered Jalena Ostapenko to win her first WTA event Sunday in straight sets at the Volvo Car Open in Charleston. By Jeffrey Collins. SENT: 433 words, photos.

CRICKET:

CRI--IPL ROUNDUP

MUMBAI, India " Mumbai Indians edged Kolkata Knight Riders in a cliff-hanger with a ball to spare, while defending champions Hyderabad Sunrisers notched their second successive victory in the Indian Premier League on Sunday. SENT: 528 words, photos.

ALSO:

" SPORTS-EQUAL PAY. Female athletes get a trio of wins in equality fight. By Anne M. Peterson. SENT: 957 words.

" CAR--NASCAR-Texas. Changed track, same result at Texas with Jimmie Johnson win By Stephen Hawkins. SENT: 473 words, photos.

" CAR--TOUR OF CORSICA. Neuville wins Tour of Corsica rally as Ogier finishes second. SENT: 434 words, photos.

" RGU--HONG KONG SEVENS-US WINGER. U.S. winger Baker dazzles at Hong Kong Sevens. SENT: 581 words.

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