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Henry birdies No. 18 to lead Barracuda Championship RENO: American JJ Henry made a tap-in birdie on the final hole of the third round to seize the lead at the PGA Tour's Barracuda Championship on Saturday.Henry has compiled 41 total points for a one point lead over David Toms and Sweden's Jonas Blixt in the unique tournament, which features a Modified Stableford scoring system assigning point values to shots rather than registering a score relative to par.The 40-year-old Henry scored 17 points in the third round after finishing with nine birdies and one bogey.He is bidding for his second title in the event after winning in 2012 for the second of his two career USPGA Tour victories.Toms finished with 10 birdies and two bogeys for 18 points in the third round. Blixt had seven birdies and an eagle for a 16-point performance at the Montreux Golf and Country Club.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...

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Nishikori avenges US Open loss to reach Washington final WASHINGTON: Japan's Kei Nishikori avenged his loss to Marin Cilic in last year's US Open final, defeating the Croatian 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 Saturday to reach the ATP and WTA Washington Open final.The 25-year-old Asian number one rallied to oust the reigning US Open champion and advanced to Sunday's title match against US eighth seed John Isner, who fired 31 aces and saved three match points to edge American Steve Johnson 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (11/9).Fifth-ranked Nishikori ...

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Wallabies focus on next week after All Blacks triumph SYDNEY: Wallabies coach Michael Cheika said Australia were firmly focused on winning back the Bledisloe Cup for the first time in more than a decade after beating the All Blacks in Sydney.The 27-19 win at ANZ Stadium on Saturday, which enabled Australia to clinch the Rugby Championship, was the first Wallabies triumph over New Zealand since 2011.Cheika said he was proud of the team's efforts but was aware of the tough game ahead at Eden ...

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Juventus new-look strike force bags Italian Super Cup victory SHANGHAI: Juventus' two new strikers both scored on their debut as the Turin club beat Lazio 2-0 to lift the Italian Super Cup in China on Saturday.Croatian international striker Mario Mandzukic and Argentine Paulo Dybala, signed this summer for a reported 19 million euros and 32 million euros respectively, breached Lazio's net in the second half with two well-taken goals.Both sides fielded strong sides in a match played in front of a large crowd at ...

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Sweden's Sjostrom claims world fly gold double KAZAN: Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom won the women's 50m butterfly final at the world swimming championships on Saturday to complete the double having already won the 100m title.Sjostrom clocked 24.96 seconds in the 200m final, to set a new championship record, with Denmark's Jeanette Ottesen taking silver at 0.38sec back.China's Lu Ying swam a new Asian record of 25.37secs to claim bronze at 0.41.The 21-year-old Sjostrom has now won three medals in Kazan, having also collected ...

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Seebohm wins 200m backstroke gold to complete double KAZAN: Australia's Emily Seebohm won the women's 200m backstroke gold on Saturday at the world swimming championships to complete the double having already won the 100m title.Seebohm clocked a new Oceania record of two minutes, 05.81 seconds with Olympic champion Missy Franklin of the USA taking silver at 0.53secs as Hungary's Katinka Hosszu earned bronze at 1.03.Franklin had led at the halfway stage, but a spurt in the final 50 metres gave Seebohm her third ...

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Ireland down Wales in World Cup warm-up CARDIFF: Ireland sent out an early warning to their rivals ahead of the World Cup with a comfortable 35-21 victory over Wales in Cardiff, although it was marred by a serious looking injury to Irish flanker Tommy O'Donnell.Both head coaches put out second string sides but it was Joe Schmidt's reserves who impressed, racing into an 18-point lead at half-time thanks to three tries from Jamie Heaslip, Darren Cave and the impressive Keith Earls.Simon Zebo ...