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  • Gatland wary of Irish dogfight

    Gatland wary of Irish dogfight

    AFP News - 20 minutes ago
    Gatland wary of Irish dogfight

    Warren Gatland believes Wales must avoid getting dragged into a dogfight if they are to beat Ireland in the Six Nations in two weeks. Wales are back in the Six Nations title running after successive away wins over Scotland and France following their opening 21-16 defeat at home to England. With the English travelling to fellow unbeaten outfit Ireland on Sunday, Gatland believes Wales can still finish top of the pile come the end of the tournament. "The challenge is they're very clinical at …

  • England reaches 309-6 in World Cup match against Sri Lanka

    England reaches 309-6 in World Cup match against Sri Lanka

    Associated Press - 21 minutes ago
    England reaches 309-6 in World Cup match against Sri Lanka

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A century by Joe Root lifted England to 309 for six in its World Cup Pool A match against Sri Lanka, with some big hitting near the end helping to make amends for the slow progress during the middle stages of the innings. …

  • Van Gaal admits Di Maria struggling at Man United

    Van Gaal admits Di Maria struggling at Man United

    AFP News - 26 minutes ago
    Van Gaal admits Di Maria struggling at Man United

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal confessed that Angel di Maria is struggling to adjust to English football after substituting him at half-time of United's 2-0 win over Sunderland. After a promising start to his United career, following a club-record £59.7 million ($92.2 million, 82.3 million euros) transfer from Real Madrid, the form of the Argentina international has dipped. Di Maria has scored just once for United since the start of October and, after an ineffective first half …

  • Italy's late strike proves critics wrong - Parisse

    Italy's late strike proves critics wrong - Parisse

    AFP News - 38 minutes ago
    Italy's late strike proves critics wrong - Parisse

    Italian captain Sergio Parisse said his team’s dramatic last minute 22-19 victory against Scotland at Murrayfield answered the critics who have questioned the Azzurri’s place in the Six Nations championship. A penalty try with 28 seconds remaining, followed by a conversion by former Scotland under-20 fly half Tommaso Allan, overturned a 19-15 deficit and secured Italy their first win in the Six Nations for almost two years - since a 22-15 success against Ireland in Rome on March 16, 2013. It …

  • Nadal to play Monaco in final of Argentina Open

    Nadal to play Monaco in final of Argentina Open

    Associated Press - 41 minutes ago
    Nadal to play Monaco in final of Argentina Open

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Rafael Nadal defeated Carlos Berlocq 7-6 (7), 6-2 on Saturday, setting up a final against Juan Monaco at the Argentina Open. …