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Wales urged to climb another level for Six Nations CARDIFF: Victory over South Africa provided a positive flourish to an otherwise indifferent year for Wales and interim coach Rob Howley admitted they needed to raise their game further to challenge for the Six Nations title."There's another level in us and we will have to go to another level if we are going to get near to the likes of England and Ireland. It's a challenge to look forward to," he told reporters after Saturday's 27-13 win in Cardiff.Wales finished the autumn internationals with three wins in a row for the first time since 2002 but the build-up to the final game had been characterised by lingering criticism of the side after several disappointing results earlier in the year."I don't tend to read or listen to anything like that. It's that internal and external perception we all talk about. The internal perception is that we are a very good team. ...

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Spurs remain unbeaten on the road WASHINGTON: LaMarcus Aldridge scored 24 points as the San Antonio Spurs kept their undefeated record on the road intact by beating the Washington Wizards 112-100 on Saturday.San Antonio also played Friday night but the back-to-back NBA games didn't faze them as they improved to 10-0 on the road and won their eighth straight overall.Asked for what has impressed him most during the winning streak, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said, "The fact that a lot ...

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Canadian pair win NHK Trophy with record TOKYO: Olympic silver medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the NHK Trophy ice-dance title on Sunday, bagging a world record score with their dazzling performance.The duo skated to the crown with a combined 195.84 points, earning a standing ovation at the Makomanai Ice Arena in the northern Japan city of Sapporo.The score eclipsed the previous record of 195.52, which brought gold to the American duo of Meryl Davis and Charlie White in the 2014 ...

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World Cup fourth round scores MELBOURNE: Complete scores Sunday after the final round fourballs at World Cup of Golf at Kingston Heath, Melbourne (Par 72):268 - Denmark (Soren Kjeldsen/Thorbjorn Olesen) 72-60-70-66272 - France (Victor Dubuisson/Romain Langasque) 70-67-72-63, China (Wu Ashun/Li Haotong) 70-65-72-65, USA (Rickie Fowler/Jimmy Walker) 70-67-69-66 273 - Sweden (Alex Noren/David Lingmerth) 72-66-73-62274 - Italy (Francesco Molinari/Matteo Manassero) 71-66-73-64, Japan (Hideki Matsuyama/Ryo Ishikawa) 73-65-71-65 275 - Spain (Rafa Cabrera Bello/Jon Rahm) 69-67-73-66277 - Australia (Adam Scott/Marc Leishman) 74-68-70-65, Ireland ...

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Signature win for Lomachenko after Walters quits LAS VEGAS: Ukraine's Vasyl Lomachenko retained his super featherweight title with a seven round demolition Saturday of Jamaican Nicholas Walters, whose corner threw in the towel in betweens rounds telling the referee "no mas."The two-time Olympic gold medal winner Lomachenko registered the biggest victory of his career in dynamic fashion as it was the second defense of his World Boxing Organization title and just his eighth professional fight."He just stood there in one place which ...

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Danish delight in World Cup triumph MELBOURNE: Thorbjorn Olesen and Soren Kjeldsen proved the perfect blend of flamboyant youth and wily experience as they completed a shock triumph for Denmark at the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne Sunday.The pair displayed tremendous poise under pressure to hold off their challengers by four strokes to accomplish the biggest feat in Denmark's golfing history in the strokeplay team competition.Denmark turned into the back nine at Kingston Heath with their four-shot overnight lead cut ...

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Alpine skiing: World Cup women's giant slalom results KILLINGTON: World Cup women's giant slalom results from Killington, Vermont on Saturday:1. Tessa Worley (FRA) one minute, 59.26 seconds (59.56 + 59.70); 2. Nina Loeseth (NOR) 2:00.06 (59.47 + 1:00.59); 3. Sofia Goggia (ITA) 2:00.37 (1:01.44 + 58.93); 4. Marta Bassino (ITA) 2:00.39 (1:00.50 + 59.89); 5. Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) 2:00.50 (1:00.62 + 59.88); 6. Ana Drev (SLO) 2:00.66 (1:00.56 + 1:00.10); 7. Francesca Marsaglia (ITA) 2:01.00 (1:01.43 + 59.57); 8. Federica Brignone (ITA) 2:01.18 ...