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England coach Jones wants clean sweep over Australia

Jun 19, 2016

England coach Jones wants clean sweep over Australia

With two wins and a first-ever test series victory in Australia, England coach Eddie Jones isn’t about to lower the bar for his expectations of a successful rugby tour Down Under. Jones, an Australian who formerly coached the Wallabies and Japan, wants a third ...

Jun 19, 2016

Nomura drops back six shots off pace

Harukyo Nomura hit a 1-under 70 and dropped into a share of 11th, six strokes off pace, after the third round of the Meijer LPGA Classic on Saturday. Nomura, who started the day in sixth, was four under par after her fourth birdie on ...

Toyota leads Le Mans into Sunday morning

Jun 19, 2016

Toyota leads Le Mans into Sunday morning

Toyota led the Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar race into the morning on Sunday after a close battle with champion Porsche through the night at the Sarthe circuit in western France. After 17 hours, Swiss driver Sebastien Buemi was at the front of the ...

Rising teen star Zverev beats Federer

Jun 19, 2016

Rising teen star Zverev beats Federer

Roger Federer’s bid for a ninth title at the Gerry Weber Open came to an end Saturday when he was beaten in the semifinals by Alexander Zverev, a rising German prospect who notched the biggest win of his young career. Zverev’s 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, ...

England beats Australia to clinch series

Jun 18, 2016

England beats Australia to clinch series

Captain Dylan Hartley scored a first-half try and Owen Farrell a late clinching one as England defended resolutely through repeated Australian scoring attacks to beat the mistake-prone Wallabies 23-7 on Saturday and clinch its first rugby series Down Under. Leading 10-7 at halftime, Farrell’s ...

Japan falls against Scotland in Rugby World Cup rematch

Jun 18, 2016

Japan falls against Scotland in Rugby World Cup rematch

Japan failed to avenge its only loss from last year’s Rugby World Cup as the Brave Blossoms fell 26-13 to Scotland on Saturday night. On a hot, muggy night at Toyota Stadium, the Scots proved too big and strong and made the most of ...

All Blacks too much for Wales

Jun 18, 2016

All Blacks too much for Wales

Israel Dagg and Ben Smith marked their 50th test matches with tries as New Zealand beat Wales 36-22 in the second rugby test on Saturday for a winning 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Dagg and Smith were drummed into new roles in a ...

Becker surprised by Lendl's comeback

Jun 18, 2016

Becker surprised by Lendl's comeback

Boris Becker, coach to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, admits he was surprised to see Andy Murray reunited with Ivan Lendl. Murray persuaded United States-based Lendl to fly to London this week to start a second spell as the world No. 2’s coach, two ...

Jun 18, 2016

Nomura in hunt at Meijer Classic

Harukyo Nomura fired a 4-under-par 67 to move within two shots of the lead after the second round of the Meijer LPGA Classic on Friday. Starting the day in 13th place, Nomura moved into contention for her third title of the season, carding seven ...

Jun 18, 2016

Hamilton slams 'moaning' rivals in Baku

Triple Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has accused some rivals of ‘moaning’ about safety at the Baku street circuit that hosts Azerbaijan’s inaugural grand prix on Sunday. “These drivers, they moan so much about so many things,” the Mercedes driver told reporters after ...

Johnson tied for lead at U.S. Open

Jun 18, 2016

Johnson tied for lead at U.S. Open

Dustin Johnson unleashed another powerful tee shot that got lost in the darkening sky over Oakmont. Positioned some 200 yards away on a forward tee, his caddie tried to track the flight of the ball until he gave up and said, “Where did it ...

Jun 17, 2016

Habana named to South Africa's Olympic rugby sevens squad

Rugby World Cup winner Bryan Habana is one of four 15-a-side international players in South Africa’s initial Olympics sevens squad. Springboks Habana, Ryan Kankowski, Francois Hougaard and Juan de Jongh have been selected in a group of 19 to prepare for the Rio de ...