ROME — Elina Svitolina faced little resistance from Simona Halep in a 6-0, 6-4 win Sunday to defend her Italian Open title. Just like in last year's final, Halep appeared bothered by an injury. Later, Rafael Nadal aims for a record-extending eighth Italian Open title against defending champion Alexander Zverev. By Andrew Dampf. SENT: 339 words, photos - will be updated.



PARIS — After another disappointing Champions League campaign, Paris Saint-Germain replaced coach Unai Emery with Thomas Tuchel. The imposing German coach, known as a strict disciplinarian, talks about the challenge ahead in an interview with The Associated Press. By Jerome Pugmire. UPCOMING: 600 words with AP photos and AP video. By 1800 GMT.


COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Defending champion Sweden plays tournament surprise Switzerland in the gold medal game at the ice hockey world championship on Sunday. Before the final, Canada and the United States meet in a game for third place. By Karel Janicek. UPCOMING: 200 words after the bronze medal game by 1700 GMT, up to 500 words after the final by 2130 GMT. With photos.


MADRID — The Spanish league comes to an end with Fernando Torres bidding farewell from Atletico Madrid and Andres Iniesta from Barcelona. By Tales Azzoni. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. By 1900 GMT.


MILAN — Lazio hosts Inter Milan in the final round of the season, with the winner securing fourth spot in Serie A and the final Champions League berth. Elsewhere, any one of five teams could be relegated. By Daniella Matar. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. By 1800 GMT.


MONTE ZONCOLAN, Italy — Simon Yates will attempt to remain in the lead of the Giro d'Italia after the 15th stage, which is another grueling leg through the Dolomite Range, with the riders almost continuously climbing and descending on the 176-kilometer route from Tolmezzo to Sappada. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1600 GMT, photos.


LISBON, Portugal — Sporting Lisbon plays the Portuguese Cup final against Aves less than a week after a group of fans attacked its players in practice. UPCOMING: 250 words. By 2000 GMT.


TORCY, France — The ideal scenario for the club where Paul Pogba played football as a kid might go something like this: The France midfielder shines so brightly at the World Cup that a money-no-object club — for argument's sake, let's say Real Madrid — decides that it cannot live without him and pays a nine-figure fee to shake him loose from Manchester United. By John Leicester. SENT: 913 words, photos.


DALLAS — Aaron Wise, a 21-year-old rookie seeking his first PGA Tour victory, shares the lead with Marc Leishman going into the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson. Hometown star and world No. 3 Jordan Spieth is 10 shots back. By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Leaders scheduled to tee off around 1630 GMT.


LE MANS, France — Defending MotoGP champion Marc Marquez won a crash-marred French MotoGP on Sunday, extending his overall lead in the championship as he chases a fifth world title. SENT: 363 words, photos.


TORONTO — Adonis Stevenson retained his WBC light-heavyweight title Saturday night after a majority draw with Badou Jack. Two judges scored it 114-114 and the third gave Jack a 115-113 edge. SENT: 562 words, photos.


— CAR--INDYCAR-BUMPING-OPTIONS — Options exist for Hinchcliffe and Mann to make Indy 500. SENT: 334 words, photos.

— CAR--NASCAR-ALL-STAR RACE — Kevin Harvick picks up $1 million check with All-Star win. By Jenna Fryer. SENT: 915 words, photos.

— RGL--AUSTRALIAN ROUNDUP — Dragons score late try, stay in 1st in National Rugby League. SENT: 279 words.

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