Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide
–AUSTRALIA REGAINS CRICKET’S ASHES WITH THIRD-STRAIGHT WIN OVER ENGLAND
Australia regains cricket’s oldest trophy, the Ashes, by beating England in Perth, taking an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the series.
–CROATIA DEFENDER SIMUNIC BANNED FROM WORLD CUP FOR WAR-TIME CHANT
Croatia defender Josip Simunic will miss the World Cup after being given a 10-game ban for leading fans in a World War 2-era chant.
–VITALI KLITSCHKO GIVING UP BOXING FOR POLITICS
Heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko says he is quitting boxing to concentrate on Ukrainian politics and his role as an opposition leader.
–TRAGEDY HITS SOCHI TORCH RELAY
A veteran wrestling coach dies of a heart attack after taking part in the Sochi Olympics torch relay.
–EU PROBES GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR REAL MADRID, BARCELONA AND OTHERS
The European Union is looking into the public-sector support given to Real Madrid, Barcelona and other top Spanish clubs and whether it breaches the law.