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RugbyU: Bulls belt Force PERTH: South Africa's Bulls kept their surprising season on track Friday with a comfortable 42-20 win over the struggling Western Force in Perth.The visitors made it six wins from eight matches, with one draw, and they are on target for the playoffs after pulling away in the second half against the Force.The Force have won just one match from nine outings and are well out of contention as pressure mounts on coach Michael Foley.The game was in the balance when the Bulls led 18-13 at the break, with the South Africans running in the first two tries of the game through Hanro Liebenberg and Jan Serfontein in the opening 20 minutes.The Force struck back through skipper Matt Hodgson in the 26th minute.However, the Bulls put the margin beyond a converted try after the resumption, with a penalty to Francois Brummer in the 49th minute.They then broke the game open with ...

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Snooker: Ding's semi-final lead cut by McManus LONDON: China's Ding Junhui saw his lead in the World Championship semi-final reduced by two frames as Alan McManus fought back at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre on Friday.Ding won three of Friday's first four frames to go 9-3 up only for Scotland's McManus to win four in a row to reduce his advantage at the end of the session to 9-7.The best of 33-frame match will be played to a finish later Friday.So far the duo ...

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Tennis: ATP Munich Open results - 1st update MUNICH: Results from the fifth day of the ATP Munich Open on Friday (x denotes seeding):Quarter finalsDominic Thiem (AUT x3) bt Ivan Dodig (CRO) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3Alexander Zverev (GER) bt David Goffin (BEL) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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RugbyU: Waikato Chiefs 24 Coastal Sharks 22 NEW PLYMOUTH: Result of the Super Rugby match between the Waikato Chiefs and Coastal Sharks in New Plymouth on Friday:Waikato Chiefs (NZL) 24 Coastal Sharks (RSA) 22H-t: 15-15Chiefs - Tries: Seta Tamanivalu, Michael Leitch. Conversion: Aaron Cruden. Penalties: Cruden (4). Sharks - Tries: Kyle Cooper, Garth April, Chiliboy Ralepelle. Conversions: April (2). Penalties: April.Referee: Chris Pollock (NZL)Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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Stosur into Prague final as Kuznetsova withdraws PRAGUE: Australia's world number 25 Samantha Stosur is through to the final of the Prague Open after top seed Svetlana Kuznetsova withdrew before their scheduled semi-final clash on Friday.The Russian world number 13 pulled out complaining of a thigh injury, leaving Stosur to advance to a final on Saturday against the winner of the second semi-final between home hopes Karolina Pliskova and Lucie Safarova.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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Serena pulls out of Madrid Open with flu MADRID: World number one Serena Williams has pulled out of the Madrid Open, which begins this weekend, with flu, organisers announced on Friday."Unfortunately, I have to withdraw from Madrid because I've been battling the flu and I'm not at 100 percent. I look forward to returning soon," said Williams in a statement released by organisers.The 21-time Grand Slam champion, 34, is a two-time winner in Madrid having triumphed in the Spanish capital in 2012 and ...

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Ex-Yomiuri Giants pitcher arrested on gambling charges TOKYO: Former Yomiuri Giants pitcher Shoki Kasahara was arrested Friday on charges that he helped organise baseball gambling, Tokyo police said, in a scandal which has rocked Japan's leading sport.The 25-year-old, who has already been banned indefinitely by the sport's governing body, was arrested along with the alleged organiser of a baseball betting scheme, according to a Tokyo police spokesman.It is the first arrest among the four suspended Giants players accused of being involved in ...