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Spanish claim leg 4 in Ocean Race by just 4 minutes

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Spanish team MAPFRE, skippered by stand-in Xabi Fernandez, claimed an epic victory in the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race with just over four minutes to spare after 20 days sailing.

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Lydia Ko shoots 61 in New Zealand Women’s Open

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Top-ranked Lydia Ko shot a course-record 11-under 61 on Saturday to take the early second-round lead in the New Zealand Women’s Open.

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Shenwari celebrates Afghanistan’s 1st Cricket World Cup win

DUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP) — Samiullah Shenwari batted Afghanistan to a historic one-wicket win over Scotland at the Cricket World Cup on Thursday — his nation’s first World Cup victory. And he hopes it bodes well for the future of the fledgling sport in his homeland.

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Afghanistan edges Scotland by 1 wicket for 1st World Cup win

Afghanistan’s Hamid Hassan is watched by his teammates as he performs a hand-stand after taking a catch to dismiss Scotland's Josh Davey during their Cricket World Cup Pool A match in Dunedin, New Zealand, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Dianne Manson)

DUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP) — The Afghanistan cricket team brought tremendous joy to its far-flung fans when it beat Scotland by one wicket in the last over to claim its first win at the Cricket World Cup.

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Ireland aiming for 2nd win in a row at Cricket World Cup

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A four-wicket victory over a more-fancied West Indies to open its Cricket World Cup campaign seemed relatively easy after Ireland’s tight two-wicket win over a team it was expected to beat on Wednesday.

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