- Associated Press - Sunday, June 7, 2015

MADRID (AP) - Sporting Gijon earned promotion to Spain’s first division on Sunday, after beating already promoted Real Betis 3-0 on the final day of the season.

Sporting finished second ahead of Girona on goal average in the second tier, after Girona conceded a late goal to Lugo and drew 1-1.

Sporting most recently played in the top flight from 2008 to 2012.

Girona, Las Palmas, Valladolid and Real Zaragoza - the third-to-sixth place finishers - will compete in a two-round playoff to determine the third team to go up.



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