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Australian A-League results SYDNEY: Results of Australian A-League matches played on Sunday:Melbourne Victory 2 (Galloway 34, Barbarouses 53) Wellington Phoenix 3 (Bonevacia 42, Boxall 68, Burns 77)SaturdayPerth Glory 2 (De Silva 26, Djulbic 84) Brisbane Roar 2 (Solorzano 59, McKay 62)Western Sydney Wanderers 3 (La Rocca 33, Bulut 42, 53) Sydney FC 4 (Covic 10-og, Janko 18, 24, Antonis 74)Newcastle Jets 0 Central Coast Mariners 0FridayMelbourne City 3 (Baharudin 52, Kennedy 55, Ramsay 87) Adelaide United 1 (Sanchez 32)Standings (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, goal difference, points):Perth Glory 19 10 6 3 32 24 8 36Melbourne Victory 18 9 6 3 39 24 15 33Adelaide United 19 10 3 6 34 21 13 33Wellington Phoenix 19 10 3 6 35 23 12 33Sydney FC 19 8 8 3 34 25 9 32Melbourne City 18 6 6 6 25 29 -4 24Brisbane Roar 17 6 4 7 23 24 -1 22Central ...


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Ko cruises to New Zealand Open victory CHRISTCHURCH: World number one Lydia Ko cruised to her second New Zealand Open championship crown in three years on Sunday after surviving a slight wobble midway through her final round.New Zealander Ko, 17, carded a one-under par 71 Sunday after her course record 61 on Saturday and finished on 14-under 202, four strokes clear of Australian amateur Hannah Green who shot a last-day 68.Denmark's Nanna Koerstz Madsen was a further shot adrift in third at ...

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Hurricanes, Chiefs flex early Super 15 muscles SYDNEY: New Zealand's Wellington Hurricanes and Waikato Chiefs, along with South Africa's Western Stormers, have emerged as the form teams after the opening three rounds of Super Rugby.The Hurricanes, Chiefs and Stormers remain unbeaten while South Africa's Central Cheetahs have yet to lose in two outings.The Wellington-based Hurricanes showed they could be genuine contenders this season with an overwhelming 42-13 win over the Western Force in Perth on their way home from winning two games ...

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Acapulco ATP/WTA results ACAPULCO: Results on Saturday from the sixth day of the Mexican Open ATP and WTA tournaments (x denotes seeded player):WomenFinalTimea Bacsinszky (SUI x5) bt Caroline Garcia (FRA x3) 6-3, 6-0Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015

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Italy's late strike proves critics wrong: Parisse EDINBURGH: Italian captain Sergio Parisse said his team's dramatic last minute 22-19 victory against Scotland at Murrayfield answered the critics who have questioned the Azzurri's place in the Six Nations championship.A penalty try with 28 seconds remaining, followed by a conversion by former Scotland under-20 fly half Tommaso Allan, overturned a 19-15 deficit and secured Italy their first win in the Six Nations for almost two years - since a 22-15 success against Ireland in ...

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Gatland wary of Irish dogfight PARIS: Warren Gatland believes Wales must avoid getting dragged into a dogfight if they are to beat Ireland in the Six Nations in two weeks.Wales are back in the Six Nations title running after successive away wins over Scotland and France following their opening 21-16 defeat at home to England.With the English travelling to fellow unbeaten outfit Ireland on Sunday, Gatland believes Wales can still finish top of the pile come the end of the ...

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Van Gaal admits Di Maria struggling at United MANCHESTER: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal confessed that Angel di Maria is struggling to adjust to English football after substituting him at half-time of United's 2-0 win over Sunderland.After a promising start to his United career, following a club-record £59.7 million ($92.2 million, 82.3 million euros) transfer from Real Madrid, the form of the Argentina international has dipped.Di Maria has scored just once for United since the start of October and, after an ineffective ...