Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
--AUSTRALIA REGAINS CRICKET'S ASHES WITH THIRD-STRAIGHT WIN OVER ENGLAND
Australia regains cricket's oldest trophy, the Ashes, by beating England in Perth, taking an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the series.
--CROATIA DEFENDER SIMUNIC BANNED FROM WORLD CUP FOR WAR-TIME CHANT
Croatia defender Josip Simunic will miss the World Cup after being given a 10-game ban for leading fans in a World War 2-era chant.
--VITALI KLITSCHKO GIVING UP BOXING FOR POLITICS
Heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko says he is quitting boxing to concentrate on Ukrainian politics and his role as an opposition leader.
--TRAGEDY HITS SOCHI TORCH RELAY
A veteran wrestling coach dies of a heart attack after taking part in the Sochi Olympics torch relay.
--EU PROBES GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR REAL MADRID, BARCELONA AND OTHERS
The European Union is looking into the public-sector support given to Real Madrid, Barcelona and other top Spanish clubs and whether it breaches the law.