Spain opens Euro 2016 against Czech Republic

Defending champion Spain begins its quest for a third straight European Championship title against the Czech Republic, while host France also escaped with a relatively unthreatening group in draw and opens against Romania on June 10.

Spain’s other opponents in Group D are Turkey and Croatia, while Coach Didier Deschamps’ France also takes on newcomer Albania and Switzerland in Group A.

World Cup winner Germany faces Robert Lewandowski’s Poland, Ukraine and Northern Ireland in Group C, while England has its work cut out against local rival Wales and Russia in Group B, which also contains Slovakia.

PREMIER LEAGUE: Manchester United allowed a goal on a second-minute corner on its way to a humbling 2-1 loss at Bournemouth in Bournemouth, England, capping a humiliating week for England’s biggest club that began with a Champions League group-stage exit.

In front of 11,500 fans in its cramped and atmospheric Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth – a tiny coastal club that almost dropped out of England’s professional leagues six years ago – completed a remarkable double following a 1-0 win at reigning Premier League champion Chelsea last week.


FRANKLIN TEMPLETON SHOOTOUT: Jason Dufner and Brandt Snedeker birdied the last two holes in a best-ball format and won by two shots in Naples, Florida.

The team of Dufner and Snedeker finished at 30-under 186 at Tiburon Golf Club.

Harris English and Matt Kuchar, who have finished first, second and second the past three years, shot 28 under for second.

Charley Hoffman and Daniel Berger, who had the second-round lead while playing in their first Shootout, finished at 27 under.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Bernhard Langer won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the player of the year for the record fifth time.

Langer also won the award in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2014. The 58-year-old German star successfully defended his Senior Players title in June in Massachusetts for his fifth senior major title and won in San Antonio in October for his 25th victory on the 50-and-over tour.

Jerry Smith was selected the rookie of the year. Smith won the Encompass Championship in Illinois in July and finished 28th on the money list.


GRAND PRIX FINAL: Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan broke two more of his own records to win his third consecutive title in brilliant fashion, in Barcelona, Spain.

Another of Hanyu’s masterful free skates received a record 219.48 points, and a record total of 330.43 that shattered milestones he set last month at the NHK Trophy.

On Thursday, Hanyu bettered his own record for a short program he set in Nagano in November by scoring 110.95.


DUEL IN THE POOL: Matt Grevers set a world record in the 100-meter backstroke, Missy Franklin broke the American record in the 200 freestyle and the U.S. pulled away from the European All-Stars for a 155-107 victory in Indianapolis.


GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: Raegan Kelly scored 15 points with six assists and five steals to lead Berwick Academy to a 38-33 win over Concord Academy on Friday at South Berwick.

Julia Schaepe added 13 points and three steals and Lilly Hedges finished with six rebounds for Berwick (2-2).

– From staff and news services