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Moore leads U.S. to another gold at worlds

From Staff And Wire Reports

Basketball: Maya Moore scored 18 points and the U.S. beat Spain 77-64 in Istanbul to win its second straight gold medal at the women’s world championship Sunday.

Lindsay Whalen added 12 points for the United States (6-0). Except for 2006, when the Americans lost to Russia in the semifinals, they have won every Olympic and world championship game since 1996.

Cavs win exhibition: LeBron James scored 12 points before resting in the second half and the Cleveland Cavaliers gave new coach David Blatt a win over his former team, beating Maccabi Tel Aviv 107-80 in Cleveland.

Sylvan Landesberg scored 23 for Maccabi. Former Gonzaga star Jeremy Pargo had 18 points and five assists.

Rebels, Bulldogs tied at No. 3 in AP poll

College football: Mississippi and Mississippi State are tied for third in the Associated Press college football poll after a wild day of unexpected results brought major changes to the Top 25.

Florida State is still top-ranked. Auburn, the only other team in the top six to win, moved up three spots to No. 2. Then comes Ole Miss and Mississippi State, in the top five together for the first time after the Rebels beat Alabama and the Bulldogs beat Texas A&M on Saturday.

The Rebels haven’t been ranked this high since 1970, when they were also No. 3. The Bulldogs’ previous best was No. 7 in 1981.

Baylor rounds out the top five and Notre Dame is No. 6.

Illinois’ Lunt has broken leg: Illinois coach Tim Beckman said quarterback Wes Lunt suffered a broken left leg Saturday and is expected to miss four to six weeks.

Treve repeat winner of Prix de l’Arc

Horse racing: Back to her brilliant best, Treve outclassed the field to win the lucrative Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in Paris for the second year running. Treve became the first horse since Alleged in 1977 and 1978 to win back-to-back Prix de l’Arc, Europe’s richest horse race.

Nuncio takes Kentucky Futurity: Nuncio won the 122nd Kentucky Futurity for 3-year-old trotters at The Red Mile in Lexington, Kentucky, beating Father Patrick by 11/4 lengths in the second leg of the Trotting Triple Crown.

Djokovic, Sharapova win China Open titles

Tennis: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic won his fifth China Open title, routing third-seeded Tomas Berdych 6-0, 6-2 in Beijing in a little over an hour. On the women’s side, Maria Sharapova outlasted Petra Kvitova 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 to win the title and return to No. 2 in the rankings.

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