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Howells rocket inspires Romania to World Cup upset LEICESTER: Romania coach Lynn Howells ordered his team to "pull your socks up" at half-time and the East Europeans pulled off the biggest comeback in World Cup history against Canada on Tuesday.Romania captain Mihai Macovei got two second half tries as his side fought back from 15-0 down to beat their stunned Canadian opponents 17-15.Howells team could just sneak third place in Pool D and an automatic qualifying place for the 2019 World Cup if they beat Italy on Sunday.Canada, on the other hand, ended their World Cup with four straight group defeats for the first time.The Canadians could not believe their luck after DTH van der Merwe scored a try for the fourth straight match, joining an elite group, including All Black legend Jonah Lomu, who have scored in every group match at a World Cup.Romania were reduced to 14 men for part of the first-half when Catalin Fercu ...

England ring the changes for Uruguay LONDON: Coach Stuart Lancaster has made a nine changes for England's final game of the Rugby World Cup against Uruguay on Saturday, with backs Henry Slade, Jack Nowell, Danny Care and Alex Goode getting their first taste of the tournament. George Ford returns at flyhalf with Owen Farrell shunting over to inside centre, the positions they filled during the second half of last Saturday's 33-13 defeat by Australia that ended England's chances of making the ...
Pakistan team waiting for visa to participate in Weightlifting Championships ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Weightlifting team is waiting for a green signal from the Indian High Commission (IHC) to participate in the Commonwealth Youth, Junior and Senior Weightlifting Championships scheduled to be held at Pune from October 11 to 16.Talking to APP, Amjid Amin Butt, Honorary Secretary, Pakistan Weightlifting Federation (PWF), he has submitted all the required documents to the IHC and now there are just waiting for a reply and visas from the commission."I was given ...
Hard-hitting Wawrinka bounces Czech in Tokyo TOKYO: Top seed champion Stan Wawrinka muscled into the second round of the Japan Open on Tuesday with a bludgeoning 7-5, 6-3 victory over Czech Radek Stepanek.French Open champion Wawrinka produced a dazzling performance in the Tokyo sunshine, the Swiss unleashing a series of jaw-dropping backhands that left his opponent shaking his head in disbelief."After last year I'm just happy to play well and get through the match," said Wawrinka, who was eliminated by Japan's ...
Nine-month season urged as players crumble BEIJING: Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska has called for the tennis season to be slashed to nine months as tired and injured players drop like flies during the end-of-year swing.Among the mounting casualty list, Garbine Muguruza was unable to finish the Wuhan Open final last week and Serena Williams is skipping the end of the season for extra rest.And at the ongoing China Open, Maria Sharapova is out with injury and top seed Simona Halep retired in ...
Price lauds debutant 'funny man' Lahiri INCHEON: Captain Nick Price paid tribute on Tuesday to Anirban Lahiri -- the first Indian to play in the Presidents Cup and the joker in the pack of his International team."He brings a great sense of humour to the team," Price told a news conference at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon, venue for the 11th Presidents Cup which is being hosted for the first time in Asia and begins Thursday. "A lot of ...
FIFA head hopeful accuses Blatter of smear SEOUL: FIFA presidential hopeful Chung Mong-Joon on Tuesday accused Sepp Blatter of trying to smear him via the body's ethics committee, in a bid to force the South Korean to drop his candidacy. Chung said the committee had launched an "unfair" hearing to suspend him for up to 19 years, at the behest of FIFA's scandal-hit president. The investigation is based on alleged vote-trading and other wrongdoings related to bids for the 2018 and 2022 ...


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