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HARARE: Ziaur Rahman led the Bangladesh attack with four wickets as they completed a 143-run win over Zimbabwe on Monday to draw the two-match series 1-1 and gain revenge for their mauling in the first Test. Set 401 runs to win‚ Zimbabwe were bowled out for 257 just before tea on the fifth day to hand Bangladesh only their fourth Test victory. Hamilton Masakadza provided the only real resistance as he finished unbeaten on 111. — Reuters

Horschel wins

AVONDALE: American Billy Horschel charged ahead with six consecutive birdies‚ then held his nerve down the stretch to win his maiden PGA Tour title by one shot at the Zurich Classic on Sunday. Two strokes off the pace going into a weather-disrupted final round‚ Horschel sealed his long-awaited breakthrough victory with an eight-under 64. The 26-year-old stunningly drained a 26-foot birdie putt at the par-five last to post a 20-under total of 268. Fellow American DA Points settled for second place after closing with a seven-birdie 65. — Reuters

Arsenal‚ United draw

LONDON: Robin van Persie marked his return to Arsenal by scoring a

penalty to give newly crowned league champion Manchester United a 1-1 draw on Sunday that also hurt his former team's chances of making the Champions League. Theo Walcott had put Arsenal in front but‚ after Van Persie was brought down by Bacary Sagna just before halftime‚ the former Arsenal captain converted the spot kick. The draw meant Arsenal was dislodged from third place by Chelsea‚ who beat Swansea 2-0. — AP

Sociedad consolidate

BARCELONA: Real Sociedad’s Imanol Agirretxe scored two goals and set up a third in a 4-2 comeback win over Valencia on Sunday. Sociedad's win strengthened their hold on fourth place and Spain's last Champions League berth by increasing their lead to five points over fifth-place Valencia with five rounds left. Also on Sunday‚ Granada won 1-0 at Espanyol to escape the relegation zone. — AP

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