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Adelaide (Australia) (AFP) - Australia wrapped up a comprehensive 218-run victory over England on Monday to take a potentially decisive 2-0 series lead as they seek to recapture the Ashes from their fierce rivals. It was a second emphatic defeat for England after they lost the first Test in Brisbane by 381 runs and the tourists must regroup before the third Test, which starts in Perth on Friday. England have only won once in 12 Tests on the traditionally pacy WACA pitch. Peter Siddle finished the best of Australia's bowlers with four for 57.
As college football prepares for the final Bowl Championship Series, featuring a Florida State-Auburn championship game, it's easy to see why the coming four-team playoff won't solve all the postseason problems.
Thousand Oaks (United States) (AFP) - Zach Johnson salvaged a stunning par at the 72nd hole then edged world number one Tiger Woods at the first playoff hole to win the $3.5 million World Challenge. Woods came up with an impressive par save from a greenside bunker at the 72nd to cap a two-under 70 that left him tied with Johnson on 13-under 275.