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The Washington Post Sunday - - SPORTS - — From news ser­vices and staff re­ports

Erik Meyer passed for 183 yards and five touch­downs, but the Wash­ing­ton Valor fell, 4133, to the Tampa Bay Storm in an Arena Foot­ball League game be­fore an an­nounced 8,420 at Ver­i­zon Cen­ter.

Wash­ing­ton fell to 1-3 on the sea­son, while Tampa Bay im­proved to 4-1.

Randy Hip­peard passed for 205 yards and five touch­downs and also ran for a TD for the Storm. The teams will meet again Satur­day night in Tampa . . . .

Rus­sia routed Slo­vakia, 6-0, and the United States fought back from two goals down to beat Latvia, 5-3, at the ice hockey world cham­pi­onship in Cologne, Ger­many.

Rus­sia re­claimed the lead of Group A. Yev­geni Dadonov scored twice for the tour­na­ment fa­vorites, who are two points above the United States.

Third-pe­riod goals by Andrew Copp and Dy­lan Larkin en­sured that the Amer­i­cans pre­vailed.

In Paris, Switzer­land ended Canada’s per­fect start to the cham­pi­onship with a 3-2 win in over­time. Fabrice Herzog’s se­cond goal of the game lifted Switzer­land to se­cond in Group B be­hind two-time de­fend­ing cham­pion Canada . . . .

Rafael Nadal ended his sev­en­match win­less streak against No­vak Djokovic with a 6-2, 6-4 vic­tory that put him in the Madrid Open fi­nal again.

The four-time Madrid cham­pion will play for the ti­tle against ninth-ranked Do­minic Thiem, who ousted Pablo Cuevas, 6-4, 6-4.

On the women’s side, eighthranked Si­mona Halep of Ro­ma­nia won her se­cond straight Madrid ti­tle by de­feat­ing Kristina Mlade­n­ovic of France, 7-5, 6-7 (7-5), 6-2.

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