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Bielsa returning to France

Controversial coach Marcelo Bielsa will take charge of ambitious Lille for next season, signalling his return to French football after a chaotic end to his spell with Marseille two years ago.

Lille said in a statement yesterday that Bielsa will replace interim coach Franck Passi on July 1 and has been given a two-year deal.

Dolgopolov upsets Nishikori

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP):

Top-seeded Kei Nishikori was beaten 7-6 (4), 6-4 by Alexandr Dolgopolov yesterday in the final of the clay-court Argentina Open.

Dolgopolov won his third ATP singles title and his first in five years. It was also the Ukrainian's first victory over his Japanese opponent after losing their previous five head-to-head matches.

Nishikori, who is No. 5 in the ATP singles rankings, has won 11 singles titles, but only two on clay.

Leipzig cut Bayern's lead

BERLIN (AP): Leipzig held on for a 2-1 win at Borussia Moenchengladbach to cut Bayern Munich's lead in the Bundesliga to five points yesterday.

Emil Forsberg scored one and set up another for the promoted side to end their two-game losing streak and stay on course for Champions League qualification with their 14th win of the season.