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Japan overpowers Georgia 28-0 in rugby test

TOYOTA, Japan (AP) Wimpie van der Walt, Lomano Lava Lemeki and Kazuki Himeno scored second-half tries on Saturday as Japan beat Georgia 28-0 in a rugby test. A strong run by Amanaki Lelei Mafi in the second minute allowed Yu Tamura to kick a penalty amid steady rain at Toyota Stadium, one of the 12 Rugby World Cup 2019 venues. ...

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Big 2nd half lifts NZ to 49-14 win over France in 3rd test

DUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP) Damian McKenzie shrugged off his contentious selection at flyhalf to score two tries, including a disputed first-half effort, as New Zealand beat France 49-14 in the third rugby test on Saturday to sweep the series 3-0. Wing Rieko Ioane added a second half hat trick as New Zealand ran away with the match and series by ...

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Report: San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay opts to test free agent market

San Antonio forward Rudy Gay has reportedly declined his player option in his contract with the team and will become an unrestricted free agent, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes. Gay, in his first season with the Spurs, averaged 11.5 points – his lowest since his rookie season in 2006-07 – and 5.1 rebounds in 57 games. Gay, 31, last summer signed ...

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Fall reprieved after 2nd test red card

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) World Rugby has dismissed a red card awarded against France fullback Benjamin Fall in last weekend’s second test against New Zealand, ensuring he will be available for the third test at Dunedin on Saturday. Fall was sent off in the 12th minute of the test at Wellington for causing All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett to fall ...

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Pair of test dates set for NASCAR Cup teams at Charlotte Roval

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams will test the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval course next month. CMS announced two test dates – July 10 and July 17 – for Cup teams to test in preparation for the Sept. 28-30 Bank of America race weekend at the track. Both the Cup and Xfinity series will compete on the 2.28-mile Roval course, ...

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Wallabies ready for improved Ireland forwards in 2nd test

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Australia captain Michael Hooper says Ireland’s beefed-up forward pack means the Wallabies will have to play even better in the second test than they did in winning the first. While star playmaker Johnny Sexton returns to the Irish side among eight changes, only three forwards remain in the Irish pack that lost the opening test 18-9 to ...

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Australia named unchanged side for 2nd test against Ireland

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Australia has named an unchanged 23 for the second rugby test against Ireland after winning the first match 18-9 last weekend in Brisbane. Rugby Australia said Thursday that coach Michael Cheika resisted the urge to change a winning formula despite the return of flanker Ned Hanigan (knee injury) and lock Rory Arnold (suspension). It marked the first ...

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India wins toss, to bat vs Afghanistan in historic 1st test

BANGALORE, India (AP) India won the toss on Thursday and elected to bat against Afghanistan in the war-torn country’s first-ever cricket test match. As Afghanistan became the 12th test cricketing country, skipper Asghar Stanikzai walked out to the ground with stand-in India captain Ajinkya Rahane for the toss. The pitch was expected to dry up as the match goes on ...

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