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Otago Highlanders trounce Sunwolves

Center Matt Faddes scored a brace of tries as the Otago Highlanders cruised to a bonus-point 40-15 victory over the Sunwolves in their Super Rugby match in Invercargill yesterday. Faddes touched down twice in an eight-minute burst after halftime as the 2015 champions notched their fourthFULL STORY

Monkeys continue winning ways

By Jason Pan

The Lamigo Monkeys continued their red-hot form and kept a firm grip on first in the standings after another quality start from US pitcher Zeke Spruill in their defeat of the Brothers Baseball Club 6-4 at the Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium yesterday. Spruill, a former ArizonaFULL STORY

Young tells Man United to aim high

Ashley Young has challenged Manchester United to storm to the finish line in the race to make the Premier League’s top four, while Liverpool aim to take another step toward the Champions League. With leaders Chelsea and second-placed Tottenham Hotspur clashing in the FA Cup semi-finals,FULL STORY

Beltran home run leads Houston against Rays

Carlos Beltran homered for the Houston Astros in consecutive games once again. Playing three days before his 40th birthday and a day after his first home run this season, Beltran led off the second inning with his 423rd home run as the Astros rallied past theFULL STORY

West Indies revival frustrates Pakistan in Sabina Park Test

Half-centuries by Roston Chase and Shane Dowrich engineered a West Indies revival in reaching 244-7 at stumps against Pakistan on the opening day of the first Test at Sabina Park on Friday. Coming together immediately after lunch when opener Kieran Powell became Mohammad Amir’s third wicketFULL STORY

Michele Scarponi killed after collision with van in training

Michele Scarponi, the 2011 Giro d’Italia champion, has been killed in a road accident after being hit by a van while training close to his home in Filottrano, Italy, his Astana team said yesterday. Scarponi, 37, left home early yesterday morning for a training ride whereFULL STORY

NBA Playoffs: Paul dazzles as Clippers rally to beat Jazz 111-106

Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers on Friday night sounded in awe of his point guard after watching Chris Paul beat the Utah Jazz with a fantastic fourth-quarter performance. Paul scored a season-high 34 points as the Los Angeles Clippers rallied for a 111-106 victory toFULL STORY

NBA Playoffs: Celtics overpower Bulls to win 104-87, cut series gap

The top-seeded Boston Celtics on Friday turned the tables on the Chicago Bulls, powering to a 104-87 victory to narrow the gap in their NBA Eastern Conference first-round playoff series. The eighth-seeded Bulls had stunned the Celtics in two games in Boston to seize a 2-0FULL STORY

NBA Playoffs: Westbrook’s heroics carry Thunder to 115-113 win

Russell Westbrook’s latest triple-double came with plenty of help from his teammates and translated into a 115-113 NBA playoff victory for the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday. It was a win the Thunder desperately needed after falling to 0-2 in their Western Conference first-round series againstFULL STORY

Kuraly lifts Bruins past Senators

Sean Kuraly picked a great time to score his first two NHL goals. Kuraly’s second goal of the game at 10 minutes, 19 seconds of the second overtime gave the Boston Bruins a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators in Game 5 on Friday night, avoidingFULL STORY

Hoffenheim secure first Europa League berth with 1-1 draw against Cologne

Kerem Demirbay on Friday scored in the third minute of injury time to qualify TSG 1899 Hoffenheim for European soccer for the first time with a 1-1 draw at Cologne in the Bundesliga. Demirbay’s late strike ensured third-place Hoffenheim cannot finish any lower than sixth, guaranteeingFULL STORY

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