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Moody re-signs with All Blacks and Crusaders WELLINGTON: Prop Joe Moody has signed a contract extension to stay with the All Blacks and Canterbury Crusaders until the end of 2019, New Zealand Rugby said Monday.Moody has been All Blacks coach Steve Hansen's preferred option at loosehead this year, starting all three matches of the Wales series to take his Test tally to 14.Hansen said retaining the 27-year-old was "great news" for the All Blacks, who lost veteran prop Tony Woodcock to retirement after last year's Rugby World Cup win."(Moody) has developed into a very important member of the All Blacks, he is a very good scrummager and works incredibly hard on his core roles," Hansen said in a statement."We look forward to watching how his game develops even further."Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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US Olympic trials results OMAHA: Results on Sunday at the US Olympic Swimming Trials at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska (Top 2 finishers in each event can qualify for Rio de Janeiro Games):Men400m Individual Medley Final1. Chase Kalisz 4min 09.54sec2. Jay Litherland 4:11.023. Ryan Lochte 4:12.024. Gunnar Bentz 4:13.725. Sean Grieshop 4:14.086. Abrahm DeVine 4:14.987. Charlie Swanson 4:21.628. Austin Snyder 4:22.81400m Freestyle Final1. Connor Jaeger 3:43.702. Conor Dwyer 3:44.663. Townley Haas 3:45.044. Zane Grothe 3:45.605. Clark Smith 3:45.746. True ...

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Hot start propels Ko to Arkansas Championship title LOS ANGELES: Lydia Ko withstood a late stumble on the last hole on Sunday to record her third victory of 2016 by winning the LPGA Tour's NW Arkansas Championship.The New Zealand teenager has now won 13 times on the Tour before her 20th birthday as she finished with a three-under 68 for a three round score of 196 at the Pinnacle Country Club course.Morgan Pressel carded a 71 to tie for second with Taiwan's Candie ...

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Lochte shut out in 400m medley shocker OMAHA: Ryan Lochte, the 2012 Olympic champion in the 400m individual medley, was denied a Rio berth on Sunday as Chase Kalisz led a changing of the guard in the punishing event at the US Olympic swimming trials.Lochte, hindered by a groin injury suffered on the breaststroke leg in the morning heats, took the final out fast, hoping to build an insurmountable lead.But Kalisz, 22-year-old training partner of Olympic superstar Michael Phelps, powered past the ...

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 Stenson survives wobble to claim 10th title PULHEIM: Henrik Stenson sealed a second BMW International Open title in Germany on Sunday, after recovering from a mid-round wobble to win by three shots.The Swede went into the final round with a one-stroke lead from Dane Thorbjorn Olesen, and he finished strongly to reach 17 under par and hold off the chasing pack.It is a 10th European Tour title for a player who is regarded by many peers and pundits as one of the ...

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Aussie top pick Simmons mourns cousin's death NEW YORK: Australian center Ben Simmons, the top pick in last Thursday's NBA Draft, was in mourning Sunday after the death in a hit-and-run accident of a cousin who was with him when he was selected.Zachary Simmons, 21, was killed in Hoboken, New Jersey early Saturday morning. Police told CBS New York he had attended a friend's birthday party and was struck by a vehicle going at least 70 mph (112 k/hr).His death came a ...

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Ireland contributed to own downfall, says coach Schmidt PORT ELIZABETH: Coach Joe Schmidt was left massively disappointed after Ireland narrowly missed out on a chance to register their first series win in South Africa, saying his team only have themselves to blame for their 2-1 loss to the Springboks.Ireland, who arrived in South Africa earlier this month weakened by injuries and at the end of a long season, were expected to be little more than fatigued fodder for South Africa. But they came ...