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EURO 2016: WE'LL KICK OUT ENGLAND, RUSSIA OVER MORE FAN VIOLENCE

PARIS — England and Russia were threatened with expulsion from the European Championship by Europe's governing body Sunday if there is further violence from their fans during the tournament.

Clashes between English and Russian fans escalated over three days in the center of Marseille before vicious fighting spread to the stadium for the teams' game Saturday, a 1-1 draw. The governing body, UEFA, said there were "segregation issues" at the stadium and it would "implement corrective measures" to strengthen the deployment of security personnel.

Russia, which hosts the World Cup in two years, was already facing UEFA sanctions after its fans were deemed to have orchestrated disorder inside the stadium.

France's Interior Ministry said 116 people had been arrested since Friday in incidents connected to the tournament, and 63 were still in prison Sunday. Three people had been expelled from France and five others barred from entering the country, the ministry said.

Clashes also erupted in Nice between fans of Poland and Northern Ireland. At least 44 people were wounded in the clashes in Marseille and Nice, authorities said.

GAME RESULTS: Bastian Schweinsteiger sealed a 2-0 win for Germany over Ukraine in the world champion's opening game in Lille, France. … Poland beat Northern Ireland 1-0 in Nice for its first win ever in the tournament. … Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric scored to lift Croatia to a 1-0 win over Turkey in Paris.

U.S. FACES ECUADOR IN COPA AMERICA: The United States plays Ecuador in the quarterfinals Thursday after Enner Valencia scored and had two assists to help Ecuador beat Haiti 4-0 and advance to the knockout round for the first time since 1997. The win gave Ecuador second place in Group B and the matchup with the Americans, winners of Group A.

ET CETERA

CYCLING: Defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome warmed up for this year's race by winning the Criterium du Dauphine in France for the third time. He finished with a winning margin of 12 seconds over Romain Bardet. … Peter Sagan earned a record 12th career stage win at the Tour of Switzerland, sprinting to a second-stage victory in the last major warmup for the Tour de France next month. Juergen Roelandts was fifth to take the leader's yellow jersey by one second from Fabian Cancellara.

TENNIS: With Wimbledon starting June 27, Andy Murray is reuniting with former coach Ivan Lendl. Lendl will work with Murray's full-time coach, Jamie Delgado, Murray said on his website. Lendl was Murray's coach for two years, until 2014, when Lendl, an eight-time major champion as a player, decided he no longer wanted to spend 20-plus weeks a year traveling. With Lendl, Murray won the U.S. Open and Olympics in 2012 and Wimbledon in 2013. Murray replaced Lendl with Amelie Mauresmo in 2014. Their partnership ended last month. … Heavy rain forced organizers to suspend the Mercedes Cup final between Dominic Thiem and Philipp Kohlschreiber in the first set at 6-6 with Kohlschreiber up 3-2 in the tiebreaker. The match was to be completed today.

WNBA: Nneka Ogwumike broke the league record for field goals made in a game without a miss, hitting all 12 of her shots in Los Angeles' 97-73 rout of host Dallas. She bettered the mark set by Minnesota's Seimone Augustus, who was 11-for-11 from the field against Los Angeles on June 8, 2007.

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