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Sanchez leads the way as Argentina beats Japan in rugby test
TOKYO (AP) — Argentina's Nicolas Sanchez scored two tries as the Pumas overpowered Japan 54-20 on Saturday in their first test under new coach Jamie Joseph.
Sanchez kicked three penalties and added a try late in the first half as the visitors took a comfortable 21-6 lead at halftime.
Any chance for a comeback by Joseph's team was dashed when Santiago Cordero ran in a try three minutes after the break which Sanchez converted for a 28-6 lead.
Matias Moroni added another try in the 48th to give Argentina a 35-6 advantage. Japan responded with an Amanaki Lelei Mafi try converted by Yu Tamura to cut the lead to 35-13.
But Sanchez crossed on the hour mark to make it 40-13 and Cordero and Ramiro Herrera added further tries to complete the win.
Australia's Rod Pampling takes Las Vegas lead into weekend
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rod Pampling followed an opening 11-under 60 with a 68 on Friday to keep the lead in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.The 47-year-old Australian rebounded from two early bogeys to get to 14-under 128 at TPC Summerlin. He won the last of his two PGA Tour titles in 2006 at Bay Hill."The hole looked really big yesterday," Pampling said. "I started out today and I didn't think they'd cut them (the greens) early on. I changed ball markers, and I knew I was playing good, so I… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
The City will bounce back despite Brexit: Lord Mayor
London (AFP) - The Brexit vote has shaken the City of London but will not destroy it despite creating uncertainty, the newly-installed Lord Mayor of the financial hub told AFP.Speaking at his offices opposite the Bank of England, Andrew Parmley spoke of his concerns about attracting high-skilled workers and how City firms will be able to do business in the European Union after Britain leaves."Storms come around but we weather them every time," 60-year-old Parmley, the City's 689th Lord Mayor in… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Nintendo cuts profit outlook as yen strength offsets Pokemon
OSAKA, Japan (Reuters) - Japanese videogame maker Nintendo Co cut its annual profit outlook on Wednesday as income-eroding yen strength overwhelmed an earnings bounce from its popular Pokemon GO smartphone game.The creator of Super Mario lowered its operating profit outlook for the year through March to 30 billion yen ($288 million) from a July estimate of 45 billion yen.The unexpected popularity of Pokemon GO sparked expectation of a renaissance at Nintendo, causing it share price to more than… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
The Latest: Putin calls Trump a 'smart man'
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times local):7:40 a.m.Russian President Vladimir Putin says he is confident that President-elect Donald Trump will soon realize the level of responsibility his job entails.Despite Trump's pro-Russian statements during the campaign, Russian politicians are concerned about reports that Trump is considering Mitt Romney, known for his harsh stance on Russia, to be his secretary of state.Putin said in an interview with the NTV channel… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Sections of longest cross-sea bridge in SE Asia joined
The 5.4km-long bridge is part of the Tan Vu-Lach Huyen Highway project, which connects developing areas in the east of Hai Phong with Lach Huyen Port in the island district of Cat Hai. It includes a main section that is 490m long, an access road with a length of 4.43km connecting the mainland of Hai An district and another access road which is 519m long connecting the Cat Hai side. With a width of 16m, the bridge features four lanes which will be increased to six lanes once it is completed. The… chat_bubble_outline Read More...