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NORTH AMERICA ROLLS OVER EUROPE

MONTREAL — Aaron Ekblad, Johnny Gaudreau and Dylan Larkin scored twice each to help North America beat Europe 7-4 on Sunday night in the second of three exhibition games for both sides leading into the World Cup of Hockey.

Morgan Rielly also scored and John Gibson made 29 saves for the team made up of Canadian and U.S players 23 or under as of Oct. 1. Marian Gaborik scored twice for Europe, and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Frans Nielsen added goals.

The Lightning's Jonathan Drouin had an assist for North America. Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper is an assistant on the team.

RAKELL AILING: Rickard Rakell remained in a hospital in Sweden with an unspecified illness, putting his availability for the World Cup of Hockey in doubt.

SOCCER

Donovan scores in return to MLS

Landon Donovan returned to the host LA Galaxy as a second-half substitute, ending his 21-month MLS retirement in the Galaxy's 4-2 victory over Orlando City. Also, Steve Birnbaum scored in the 89th minute, Lamar Neagle scored in stoppage time and D.C. United tied the host New York Red Bulls 2-2 in the Atlantic Cup.

PREMIER LEAGUE: Diego Costa capped a bustling display by scoring from an 81st-minute overhead kick to earn Chelsea a 2-2 draw at Swansea.

ET CETERA

CYCLING: Movistar rider Nairo Quintana won the Spanish Vuelta, adding the title to the 2014 Giro d'Italia on his Grand Tour list of honors.

WNBA: Cappie Pondexter scored a season-high 24 as visiting Chicago clinched a playoff spot with a 96-86 victory over Connecticut. … Erica Wheeler scored nine of her 17 in the final 2:17 to help visiting Indiana pull away from Washington 80-73 and clinch a playoff berth.

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