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SOCCER – Defending champions Australia could not go back to back, losing 1-0 to world champions Japan in the Asian Cup women’s football final in Vietnam.

CYCLING – Rigoberto Uran has kept the overall leader’s pink jersey and extended his advantage over Australia’s Cadel Evans in the Giro d’Italia to 1 minute 3 seconds after a tough uphill finish to the 15th stage.

GOLF – Rory McIlroy completed a roller coast week on and off the golf course by coming from seven shots back to win the European PGA Championship at Wentworth – just days after announcing his split from tennis star Caroline Wozniacki.

MOTORSPORT – Nico Rosberg turned his controversial pole position into a faultless victory, but it did little to quell his rivalry with Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, who held off third-placed Aussie Daniel Ricciardo in the Monaco Grand Prix.

TENNIS – Teenager Nick Kyrgios became the first Aussie to bow out of the French Open, 6-3 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 to eighth seed Milos Raonic on an opening day in which the big names fired at Roland Garros.

RUGBY LEAGUE – Canberra captain Terry Campese says a big weight has been lifted off his side’s shoulders after their seven-try 42-12 NRL romp over North Queensland ended a three-game losing streak.