tennis • Stanislas Wawrinka won the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time Sunday, rallying to beat Roger Federer in a rare all-Swiss final.
Wawrinka came from a set down to beat Federer 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in the final, another milestone in the late-blooming 29-year-old’s career. Having beaten Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal en route to his Australian Open victory this year, Wawrinka showed again he can compete with the best by earning just his second career victory in 15 matches against Federer. It was the first all-Swiss ATP final in 14 years.
Hamilton triumphs in Chinese GP
Auto racing • Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday in Shanghai, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix.
Mercedes showed again that it’s in a different class from its rivals, with Hamilton’s teammate Nico Rosberg taking second place — the third time in four races this season the pair have finished one-two.
Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso held off fast-charging Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo to finish third and give his team its first podium finish of the year.
Liverpool closes in on championship
soccer • Liverpool defeated Norwich 3-2 on Sunday, paced by Raheem Sterling’s two goals and a 30th goal of the season by Luis Suarez, to close in on the Premier League title.
What was looking like a gripping finale to the title race is starting to turn into a procession for the Reds, who moved five points ahead of Chelsea with three matches remaining.
Robert Snodgrass’ 77th-minute header set up a tight finish but Liverpool held on to put clear distance against Chelsea, which lost 2-1 to Sunderland on Saturday, and nine points ahead of third-place Manchester City, which has two games in hand.
From wire reports
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