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England ends losing run by beating Boks in series defeat

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Captain Owen Farrell's six penalties and a Jonny May try earned England a much-needed consolation victory from its tour of South Africa as the visitors beat the Springbo...

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World Cup digest moves separately TEN--GERRY WEBER OPEN HALLE, Germany — Chasing his 99th career title, defending champion Roger Federer reached his 12th Gerry Webe...

Springboks and England have much to play for in 3rd test

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The scent of opportunity will swirl in the damp Newlands breeze on Saturday when South Africa and England step out for the third and final rugby test. ...

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World Cup digest moves separately. TOP STORIES: CAR--F1-FRENCH GP-PREVIEW LE CASTELLET, France — Only one point separates Sebastian Vettel and Lew...

England start Cipriani, Springboks change 4 for sweep bid

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Flyhalf Danny Cipriani will attempt to spark some life into an ailing England after earning his first test start since 2008 for the third and final test against South Af...

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World Cup digest moves separately. TOP STORIES: GLF--US OPEN SOUTHAMPTON, New York — The U.S. Open is well underway and Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spi...

Launchbury, Shields starting for England vs Springboks

England's campaign to turn around its rugby series in South Africa was given a lift when lock Joe Launchbury overcame a calf injury ahead of the second test in Bloemfontein on Saturday. ...

Du Plessis destroys Sri Lanka with 185 in 4th ODI

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — A career-best innings of 185 from Faf du Plessis led South Africa to the highest one-day international total at Newlands as Sri Lanka's bowlers were made to suffer on Tu...

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TOP STORY: TEN--AUSTRALIAN OPEN MELBOURNE, Australia — With three 30-somethings in action, the Australian Open women's semifinals will feature Serena Williams again...

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TOP STORIES: SOC--ENGLISH ROUNDUP LONDON — Top-scorer Diego Costa isn't missed by English Premier League leader Chelsea. Dimitri Payet's absence isn't felt by West ...

South Africa sweeps series vs Sri Lanka with innings win

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's fast bowling quartet rifled through 16 Sri Lankan wickets on the third day to wrap up an innings victory in the third test at the Wanderers on Saturday. ...

South Africa want to make Amla's 100th test extra special

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa will look to celebrate Hashim Amla's 100th test by completing a series whitewash over Sri Lanka in the third test at the Wanderers from Thursday. Hav...

"Perfect" Rabada fuels South African sweep over Sri Lanka

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Young pace bowler Kagiso Rabada completed what his captain termed "the perfect performance" by South Africa after his 10-wicket haul for the match bowled them to a 282-r...

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TOP STORY: SOC--ENGLISH ROUNDUP LONDON — Liverpool's pursuit of English Premier League leader Chelsea stalled on Monday as Juergen Klopp's four-match winning run en...

Elgar hits 129 in 2nd test, South Africa 297-6 vs Sri Lanka

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Dean Elgar hit a career-best 129 to guide South Africa through a demanding first day of the second test against Sri Lanka at Newlands on Monday. Elgar'...