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Bulldogs win 13-try NRL thriller in Canberra SYDNEY: Josh Reynolds, discarded by New South Wales for this week's State of Origin opener, was Canterbury's hero in their thrilling 41-34 National Rugby League win over Canberra on Sunday.Reynolds scored two tries and was placed on report before landing a drop goal in the 80th minute to break a 34-all deadlock and ensure Canterbury escaped with the points after leading 26-0.Scrum-half Moses Mbye scored a try after the restart and converted on full-time to secure victory in the 13-try thriller.Reynolds was left out of the Blues' side but his scrum-base partner Trent Hodkinson was retained for the Origin opener against Queensland in Sydney on Wednesday.Only four matches were scheduled for the weekend ahead of the Origin game.The North Queensland Cowboys achieved a club record of eight straight wins with an 8-0 victory over the Wests Tigers.For 77 minutes a first-half Ethan Lower penalty goal was the difference in the ...

Stevens quits after keeping Stuttgart up again BERLIN: Huub Stevens will leave VfB Stuttgart after fulfilling his contract to keep them in the Bundesliga for the second year running, their sports director Robin Dutt confirmed Sunday.Stuttgart's 2-1 win at Paderborn on Saturday on the final day of the season lifted them from amongst the relegation places up into 14th to avoid their first relegation since 1975 as Stevens kept them up for the second year in succession.Stuttgart earned their third straight league ...

Valencia 'keeper Alves suffers cruciate ligament blow MADRID: Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves is expected to be out of action for six months after tearing the cruciate ligament in his right knee as Los Che sealed Champions League football for next season with a 3-2 win over Almeria on Saturday."After the tests carried out today it has been confirmed that Diego Alves has torn the anterior cruciate ligament and lateral meniscus in his right knee which will require an operation," the club said ...

Nishikori inspires Japanese French Open record PARIS: Japan smashed a record which had stood for almost half a century at the French Open on Sunday by seeing five men make the first round draw.Not since 1967 has Japan enjoyed such relative riches in Paris with world number five Kei Nishikori leading the way.However, the stardust of Nishikori wasn't immediately rubbing off on his compatriots as the five quickly became four when veteran Go Soeda was defeated 6-1, 6-0, 6-2 by German ...

England 175-3 against New Zealand LONDON: England were 175 for three in their second innings, a lead of 41 runs, at lunch on the fourth day of the first Test against New Zealand at Lord's on Sunday.Alastair Cook, the England captain, was 69 not out and Joe Root 58 not out, with their unbroken stand for the fourth wicket so far worth 101.This is the first of a two-Test series.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015

Drogba announces last Chelsea game LONDON: Chelsea veteran Didier Drogba has announced that the Premier League game at home to Sunderland later on Sunday will be the final appearance of his second spell at the club.The 37-year-old striker returned to Chelsea last year, having previously spent eight years at the club between 2004 and 2012, winning 12 trophies and scoring the decisive penalty against Bayern Munich in the 2012 Champions League final.The former Ivory Coast captain has contributed to Chelsea's ...

Neid names strong German World Cup squad BERLIN: Silvia Neid has included 18 European champions in her 23-strong squad for next month's Women's World Cup in Canada as Germany bid to secure a third world title in 12 years.Neid will rely on the bulk of the squad which won the European Championships two years ago when Germany -- who were crowned world champions in 2003 and 2007 -- kick off their campaign in Group B on June 7 against the Ivory Coast, ...


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