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Canada win hockey World Cup

Canada scored two late goals to claim a nervy 2-1 win over Europe and complete a series sweep of the World Cup of Hockey final on Thursday, confirming their status as the sport’s undisputed superpower. With the game heading toward overtime, Brad Marchand scored a shorthandedFULL STORY

Rooney helps Man United defeat Zorya

Wayne Rooney finally made a difference for Manchester United this season, setting up Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s goal two minutes after being summoned off the bench to help them beat Ukraine’s Zorya Luhansk 1-0 in the Europa League on Thursday. Inter fell 3-1 at Sparta Prague to loseFULL STORY

Pujara and Rahane lead India’s revival against steady NZ

Half-centurion Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane yesterday helped India recover against a persistent New Zealand attack as the hosts were 136-3 at tea on the first day of the second Test in Kolkata. Pujara (64) and Rahane (47) put together an unbeaten 90-run stand after theFULL STORY

A.J. Green shines as Bengals drop the Dolphins 22-7

Cincinnati receiver A.J. Green torched Miami for 173 yards and a touchdown on Thursday as the Bengals handed the visiting Dolphins a 22-7 NFL defeat. The Bengals bounced back from a 29-17 home loss to Denver on Sunday, taking full advantage of a Dolphins team depletedFULL STORY

Orioles down Blue Jays to bolster playoff pursuit

Ubaldo Jimenez allowed one hit in 6-2/3 scoreless innings on Thursday as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Blue Jays 4-0 to tie Toronto for the first AL wild-card berth. The Orioles took the rubber match of the three-game series in Toronto after the Blue Jays tookFULL STORY

SPORTS BRIEFS

GOLF M.J. Hur shares lead South Korea’s M.J Hur yesterday eagled two of the last three holes for a 10-under 63 and a share of the second-round lead with Canada’s Brooke Henderson in the Reignwood LPGA Classic. Hur chipped in from 45 feet for eagle on theFULL STORY

Boston Red Sox clinch AL East crown2016-09-30

Even though they let a win get away on Wednesday night, the Boston Red Sox locked up something more important. And as far as they were concerned, an AL East title was certainly worth celebrating. Boston clinched the division championship despite wasting a three-run lead inFULL STORY

Chan sisters advance in Wuhan2016-09-30

By Dave Carroll

Taiwan’s Chan sisters survived a roller-coaster day at the WTA Tour’s Wuhan Open yesterday to advance to the semi-finals of the doubles, while Lu Yen-hsun failed with his comeback bid and exited the ATP Tour’s Chengdu Open in the second round. Second seeds Chan Hao-ching andFULL STORY

Celtic hold Man City in 3-3 thriller2016-09-30

Raheem Sterling netted at both ends as Manchester City were made to fight for a 3-3 draw with Celtic in a UEFA Champions League thriller on Wednesday, while Atletico Madrid once again beat Bayern Munich. While City’s perfect start to the season was ended in Glasgow,FULL STORY

Expert panel warns Tokyo Games could top US$30bn2016-09-30

An expert panel commissioned by Japan’s capital city has warned that the total cost for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics could exceed ¥3 trillion (US$30 billion) unless drastic cost-cutting measures are taken. The panel yesterday said the ballooning costs reflect an absence of leadership and a lackFULL STORY

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