Former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm is on her first multi-fight winning streak since 2015 after earning a unanimous decision victory over Irene Aldana in the featured bout on a UFC Fight Night card over the weekend.

Holm, who is now 2-0 in 2020 after beating Raquel Pennington in January, swept the judges’ scorecards over five rounds at the Flash Forum on Yas Island (aka Fight Island) in Abu Dhabi.

Also on the main card, inaugural women’s featherweight champ Germaine de Randamie earned her first career submission win when she choked Julianna Pena unconscious with a third-round guillotine choke in

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PARIS — Petra Kvitova stood wide-eyed and perfectly still, scarcely believing she was through to her first French Open quarterfinal in eight years after winning against Zhang Shuai 6-2, 6-4 on Monday.

When the chair umpire climbed down and pointed to the mark confirming her two-handed backhand landed just in, she released her emotions. The seventh-seeded Czech player looked up in the air, then blew kisses and waved to the small crowd gathered on Court Philippe Chatrier, the tournament’s main stadium.

“Yeah, I got a bit emotional last two points of my match,” she said. “My memories, happy memories. When

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LIVERPOOL, England — After remodelling his midfield to great effect, Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti made a signing to bolster its defence on the final day of the transfer window by bringing in Ben Godfrey from second-tier Norwich for a reported 25 million pounds ($32 million) on Monday.

The 22-year-old Godfrey was part of the Norwich team that was relegated from the Premier League last season, but is regarded as a top prospect and was captain of England’s under-21 side last year.

With Mason Holgate and Jarrad Branthwaite injured, Ancelotti currently has no back-up to centre backs Yerry Mina and Michael

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Jimmy Butler erupted for 40 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds to record his first career playoff triple-double, helping the Miami Heat get back into the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers with a 115-104 win Sunday night, and shrinking Los Angeles’ series lead to 2-1.

Still playing shorthanded with all-star Bam Adebayo and starting point guard Goran Dragic both out with injury, the Heat were facing as close to a must-win scenario as possible without being on the verge of elimination, as no team in NBA Finals history has come back from a 3-0 deficit.

Miami got exactly

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — A couple of unlikely players helped deliver the Philadelphia Eagles their first win of the season.

Travis Fulgham caught a go-ahead 42-yard touchdown pass from Carson Wentz with 5:50 remaining and Alex Singleton returned an interception for a score to lift the Eagles to a 25-20 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night.

“It’s a huge relief. Big team win,” Wentz said. “It’s fun to see these young guys step up and make plays in big moments like this.”

With the Eagles (1-2-1) missing their top three receivers and No. 2 tight end Dallas

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JACKSON, Miss. —Sergio Garcia delivered two key shots on the back nine, the last one an 8-iron to 30 inches on the final hole for birdie and a one-shot victory in the Sanderson Farms Championship.

Garcia closed with a 5-under 67 and won for the 10th consecutive year worldwide, and the first time on the PGA Tour since the 2017 Masters.

Peter Malnati, whose lose PGA Tour victory came at this tournament five years ago, closed with a career-best 63 and waited nearly two hours to see if it would hold up.

It almost did.

Garcia was two shots

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TALLADEGA, Ala. — Denny Hamlin finally got a playoff win in a messy wreck-fest that took three overtimes Sunday, the longest race in Talladega Superspeedway history.

Hamlin made the winning pass on the 200th lap — 12 more or nearly 32 miles longer than scheduled — with a three-wide sweep coming out of the fourth turn. The Daytona 500 winner had the throttle open on the No. 11 Toyota to nip Matt DiBenedetto and Erik Jones at the finish line.

Hamlin, a title favourite who has had a rough start through the first half of the playoffs, dipped below the

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TALLADEGA, Ala. — NASCAR’s playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway was briefly red-flagged so a wall could be repaired after Kurt Busch went airborne in a 13-car crash.

The melee Sunday required a welding truck go onto the track to repair a damaged section of the wall.

The race was messy from the very start with the first caution called before a single lap had been completed. The intensity never ceased and it became mayhem as two lanes of traffic hurtled around the 2.66-mile track.

Jimmie Johnson appeared to be hit from behind by Clint Bowyer, causing Johnson to turn left

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