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DUNN SCORES 5 IN U.S. WIN

FRISCO, Texas — Crystal Dunn tied a national team record with five goals, and the U.S. women routed Puerto Rico 10-0 Monday night to win Group A in the CONCACAF qualifying tournament for the Rio Olympics. The top-ranked Americans scored three times within 1:56 during the second half and outshot Puerto Rico 32-1. The U.S. can clinch one of the 12 slots in Brazil with a win in its CONCACAF semifinal game Friday in Houston, against the Group B runner-up. Other Americans with five goals: Sydney Leroux, Amy Rodriguez, Abby Wambach, Tiffeny Milbrett, Michelle Akers and Brandi Chastain.

ELECTION: Sheikh Salman's credentials to run FIFA were questioned by the head of the English Football Association ahead of next week's election. The Asian Football Confederation president remains under scrutiny over his role in Bahrain's Arab Spring uprising in 2011.

TENNIS

Nadal unafraid of Zika virus

Former No. 1 Rafael Nadal said he's not frightened by the Zika virus as he prepares in Brazil — the center of the viral outbreak — for this week's Rio Open tournament and the city's Olympics in less than six months. "I'm not worried about this," he said. "If it happens, it's bad luck."

PARIMUTUELS

Nyquist remains undefeated

Nyquist remained undefeated in six races with a 1½-length victory in the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. Nyquist ran 7 furlongs in 1:20.71, the third-fastest time in the race's history, which dates to 1955.

SOUTHWEST STAKES: Suddenbreakingnews won the $500,000 race at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark.

ET CETERA

CYCLING: Spanish rider Alberto Contador hopes to compete in the Tour de France with his own professional team next year if he can raise enough money.

GOLF: Quicken Loans is finalizing details for a prime-time exhibition involving Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler a week before the U.S. Open.

OBITUARY: Nikita Kamaev, the former executive director of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency, died two months after resigning amid a doping scandal that triggered the suspension of the country's track and field program. He was 52.

SLALOM: American Mikaela Shiffrin made two perfect runs in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, to win a World Cup race by almost a half-second in her return after two months out with an injury.

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