Wed, 21 November, 2018
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Erasmus Defends Springboks Captain Kolisi

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus defended the character of Siya Kolisi after the possibility of a citing against his captain emerged in the aftermath of South Africa's hard-fought 26-20 win against Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday.Television footage appeared to show Kolisi's head making contact with the head of Peter Horne...
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Irish Down All Blacks For Historic Home Win

Six Nations holders Ireland beat world champions New Zealand for the first time at home on Saturday, winning a frenetic contest 16-9 in Dublin.A converted Jacob Stockdale try -- his 12th in 14 Tests -- proved the difference as the hosts came out on top in the clash between...
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Djokovic Sets Up ATP Finals Title Clash With Zverev

Novak Djokovic produced a masterclass on Saturday to crush Kevin Anderson and set up a title decider at the ATP Finals against Alexander Zverev, who ousted Roger Federer after a bizarre incident involving a ball boy.World number one Djokovic comfortably saw off the fourth seed 6-2, 6-2, never looking...
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Ronaldo Still Very Much Part Of Portugal Team

Portugal coach Fernando Santos insisted Saturday that superstar Cristiano Ronaldo remains a key part of his national team despite being left out of his Nations League squad, after the European champions became the first team to advance to the semi-finals of the competition.The five-time Ballon d'Or winner spent much...
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Schmidt Laughs off Hansen Claim

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen's claim that Ireland are now number one in the world and favourites for the World Cup has been dismissed as "banter" by the Six Nations champions' boss Joe Schmidt.Hansen -- who as coach will seek a second successive World Cup next year in Japan...
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Portugal Hold Off Italy

European champions Portugal became the first team to qualify for the Nations League semi-finals on Saturday after holding Italy to a 0-0 draw at the San Siro.The Portuguese -- despite the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo -- progressed with one match to play, and are sure to finish top of...
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France Claim First Win In Nine Months

France claimed their first victory in nine months by beating Argentina 28-13 as Teddy Thomas scored twice on Saturday, less than a year from the teams' meeting at next year's World Cup.Guilhem Guirado also crossed for the home side in Lille as Jacques Brunel's men sealed a much-needed confidence...
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Nigeria, Uganda, Mali, Morocco Qualify For AFCON

Nigeria, Uganda, Mali and Morocco qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday while Libya scored eight goals to keep alive their hopes of also featuring at the finals.Nigeria drew 1-1 with South Africa in Soweto, Uganda edged Cape Verde 1-0 in Kampala, Mali beat Gabon in...
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South Africa Too Strong For Australia

Speedster Chris Morris claimed two key wickets as South Africa strangled Australia to a 21-run...
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England Bounce Back To Beat Japan

Joe Cokanasiga scored a try on his Test debut as England came from behind to...
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Smith, Warner To Make IPL Return Next Year

Former Australia captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner have been retained by their respective...
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Papier Finally ‘Ready’ For The Big Stage

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus said he is confident Embrose Papier will be able to handle...
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Ireland Can’t Afford Switch Off Against All Blacks

Six Nations Grand Slam champions Ireland will pay dearly if they switch off for even...
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Germany Must Accept ‘Painful’ Relegation – Loew

Head coach Joachim Loew on Friday said that Germany must move past their "painful" relegation...
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Netherlands Eye Nations League Finals

The Netherlands have qualification for the Nations League semi-finals in their sights after beating France...
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Neymar Penalty Punishes Uruguay

Neymar kept his cool to score the controversial penalty that fired Brazil to a 1-0...
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Howell Stretches Lead At RSM Classic

Charles Howell fired six birdies in a six-under par 64 on Friday to stretch his...
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Djokovic Gears Up With Win

Novak Djokovic prepared for Saturday's last-four clash with Kevin Anderson at the ATP Finals in...
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Salah Snatches Winner As Egypt Edge Tunisia

Mohamed Salah scored in the final minute to give Egypt a 3-2 home victory over...
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RFU Rattled As Chief Executive Quits

England's Rugby Football Union was in turmoil on Friday after announcing that chief executive Steve...
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Leitch Says Jones Changed Japan’s Rugby Culture

Michael Leitch paid tribute to former coach Eddie Jones on Friday for changing Japan's rugby...
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Ranieri Confident Of Pulling Fulham Out Of The Mire

Claudio Ranieri said Friday that he was confident that he can drag rock bottom Fulham...
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Mauritania On The Verge Of Historic Afcon Qualification

Mauritania, who have never qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations, are among the 15...