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England begin Jones era with victory in Scotland EDINBURGH: England got the Eddie Jones era off to a victorious, if not quite glorious, start on Saturday as tries by George Kruis and Jack Nowell earned them a 15-9 victory over Scotland in a nervy Six Nations clash at Murrayfield.Jones, who took over from Stuart Lancaster in the wake of England's World Cup pool-stage exit, had made it clear he wanted a win at any cost and will have enjoyed seeing his forwards gradually wrestle control and finish in command of a scrappy but typically intense Calcutta Cup encounter.Scotland went into the game on something of a high after their impressive World Cup campaign but, having lost all five Six Nations matches last year, will be hugely frustrated that, for all their effort, they never looked likely to fashion a try and had only three Greig Laidlaw penalties to their name."In all honesty I always thought we were going ...

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Kiwi Ko, South Korea's Jang share LPGA lead MIAMI: World number one Lydia Ko completed a bogey-free five-under par 67 Saturday morning to remain deadlocked with South Korea's Jang Ha-Na entering the final round of the LPGA Coates Championship.The third round was halted Friday by darkness with the partnered players both on 7-under par through six holes. They each played the final 12 holes at 4-under when play resumed to stand on 11-under 205 after 54 holes at Ocala, Florida.Canada's Brooke Henderson charged ...

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Olympic Club named host for 2021 US Women's Open NEW YORK: The Olympic Club, five times the host of the US Open, was named by the US Golf Association on Saturday as host of the 2021 US Women's Open.The 76th edition of the women's major championship will be played June 3-6 at the historic San Francisco layout, which opened in 1927.The course's first major came in 1955, when Jack Fleck upset Ben Hogan in an 18-hole playoff, and 11 years later Billy Casper outlasted ...

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Hogenkamp puts Netherlands in control in record triumph MOSCOW: Richel Hogenkamp beat Svetlana Kuznetsova in a record four-hour marathon to give the Netherlands a shock 2-0 lead in their Fed Cup opening round tie against Russia on Saturday.Hogenkamp, who is ranked 141 in the world, survived a match point to win 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 10-8 in her first ever meeting with world number 17 Kuznetsova on the hardcourt of Moscow's Olympic indoor arena.The match was the longest singles rubber in Fed Cup history, ...

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Prevc brothers lead Slovenia to World Cup win BERLIN: Slovenia, led by world number one Peter Prevc and his brother Domen, won the World Cup ski jumping team event on the mythical Holmenkollen, outside Oslo on Saturday.The four-man Slovenian team scored 977.7 points after two rounds, leaving world champions Norway in their wake (945.3) followed by Japan (927.2).Olympic champions Germany led by former world number one Severin Freund, finished off the podium in fourth (915.0) with Austria fifth (910.8).Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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Record-breaking Dutch stun Russia in Fed Cup PARIS: The Netherlands opened-up a shock 2-0 lead over Russia in the Fed Cup on Saturday on the back of a four-hour win for Richel Hogenkamp against Svetlana Kuznetsova in the tournament's longest ever singles rubber.Hogenkamp, the world number 141, survived a match point to win 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 10-8 in Moscow against world number 17 Kuznetsova, a former two-time Grand Slam champion.At four hours, the match was the longest singles rubber in Fed Cup ...

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Satisfaction all round as France edge out Italy PARIS: France and Italy came away from their tight Six Nations clash at the Stade de France on Saturday equally satisfied.The hosts snatched a 23-21 success thanks to Jules Plisson's penalty four minutes from the end but both France coach Guy Noves and his Italy counterpart Jacques Brunel claimed to be pleased."It's always interesting when you win, even though our aim is to work on consistency and improving things," said Noves, who succeeded Philippe Saint-Andre ...