The term 'dead rubber' has become drearily familiar for Australian rugby fans at the tail end of a Bledisloe Cup series but the Wallabies' desperation for any kind of win over the All Blacks should ensure a spirited clash in Brisbane on Saturday. The All Blacks took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the annual three-test series way back in August, pinching a last-gasp 35-29 win in Dunedin that left the Wallabies heartbroken and deprived of the coveted trophy for a 15th straight year. The All Blacks have battled a mounting injury toll, forcing coach Steve Hansen to mix and match across the team-sheet.
JEJU, South Korea (AP) — Justin Thomas had two eagles on his front nine and finished with a 9-under 63 to take a first-round lead Thursday at the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges, the first PGA Tour tournament staged in South Korea.
Johannesburg [South Africa], Oct. 19 (ANI): Swashbuckling South Africa batsman AB de Villiers, who smashed a career-best 176 to set up a series-clinching 104-run against Bangladesh, has said he was quite nervous and it felt like his first knock for the team when he walked out to bat at 90/2. De Villiers smashed 15 fours and 7 sixes during his 104-ball knock against Bangladesh at Boland Park in Paarl on Wednesday. The swashbuckling batsman, who has only recently made himself available for the Proteas in all formats following a break from the game, fell just 12 runs short of Gary Kirsten's 188* - the highest score by a South African in ODI cricket.
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Investigators at the International Olympic Committee expect to have "a number" of Russian doping cases from the Sochi Olympics resolved by the end of November. The leader of an IOC delegation in charge of reviewing 28 cases wrote to the head of the IOC Athletes Commission this week to update the timeline of cases stemming from a report detailing a Russian doping scheme in Sochi and beforehand. Denis Oswald said of the 28 cases his committee is reviewing, priority has been given to those involving athletes looking to compete at next year's Olympics in Pyeongchang.