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Report: UF's Harris to play WR

Florida's Treon Harris, the Gators' starting quarterback for parts of the past two seasons, will play wide receiver in spring practice, website reported. ESPN reported that a position move had not been finalized. Harris, a junior in the fall, is 174 for 346 (50.2 percent) for 2,695 yards, 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in his seasons.


Americans ease past Poland in Fed Cup

The U.S. Fed Cup team completed a 4-0 win over Poland in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, to earn a spot in the World Group playoffs. Venus Williams defeated Magda Linette 6-1, 6-2 and Coco Vandeweghe and Bethanie Mattek-Sands won 6-1, 7-5 in doubles. Czech Republic, the defending champion, reached the semifinals with France, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

Et cetera

Soccer: Congo won its second African Nations Championship by defeating Mali 3-0 in Kigali, Rwanda. Mechak Elia of Congolese club TP Mazembe scored twice. … Chelsea striker Diego Costa scored in stoppage time as the hosts tied Manchester United 1-1 in England. … Barcelona defeated last-place Levante 2-0 in the Spanish league to tie its club record of 28 consecutive games without a loss in all competitions.

Skiing: American Lindsey Vonn finished third to set a World Cup record with her 42nd podium finish in a Super-G event in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany as Lara Gut won. Renate Goetschl had 41 Super-G podiums.

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