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At Euros, UEFA threatens to expel Russia

PARIS — Russia will be disqualified from the European Championship if there is more violence by the team's fans inside stadiums in France.

A UEFA disciplinary panel made the ruling Tuesday after Russians charged at a section of England supporters after the team's opening match in Marseille.

Russia plays Slovakia today in Lille and Wales Monday in Toulouse.

More Euros: Group F started with two major upsets. Iceland, the smallest nation ever to make the tournament (population 323,002 as of 2013), tied Portugal 1-1 in Saint-Etienne and Hungary, in its first major tournament in 30 years, knocked off neighbor and archrival Austria 2-0 in Bordeaux.

Copa America: Chile defeated Panama 4-2 in Philadelphia, clinching a spot in the quarterfinals. Panama led 1-0 on Miguel Camargo's goal in the fifth minute but Eduardo Vargas and Alexis Sanchez scored twice each for defending champion Chile.

Tennis

Sharapova will appeal drug ban

Maria Sharapova appealed her two-year doping ban to the highest court in sports, and an expedited ruling will come next month ahead of the Rio Olympics. The five-time Grand Slam champion filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport seeking to overturn or reduce the suspension imposed last week by the International Tennis Federation. The Russian tested positive for meldonium at the Australian Open in January, taking it before each match at that tournament though the substance was banned at the start of 2016.

Mallorca Open: Garbine Muguruza lost her first match since winning the French Open, and in her homeland of Spain, 6-3, 6-4 against Kirsten Flipkens on grass.

Queen's Club: Stan Wawrinka lost to Fernando Verdasco 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) in the first round on grass in London.

Horses

American mare winner at Ascot

American mare Tepin won the Queen Anne Stakes at Ascot, England, in her first race in Europe. Trained by Mark Casse and ridden by Julien Leparoux, the 5-year-old Tepin won by half a length in front of Queen Elizabeth II. Tepin won the Breeders' Cup Mile last year, and Casse said he plans to take her back there in November.

Et cetera

Boxing: Heavyweight Deontay Wilder and promoter DiBella Entertainment filed a $5 million lawsuit against Russian Alexander Povetkin and his promoter in U.S. District Court of New York. Wilder, the WBC champion, and mandatory challenger Povetkin were scheduled to fight May 21 in Moscow but the fight was postponed indefinitely when the Russian tested positive for meldonium. … Anthony Crolla will defend his WBA lightweight title against Venezuelan Jorge Linares on Sept. 24 in his hometown of Manchester, England.

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