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Scotland hold off Samoa to reach last eight

NEWCASTLE, England - Scotland came from behind to beat Samoa 36-33 on Saturday and go through to the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals, sorely testing the nerves of their legions of fans at St James' Park and ending Japan's hopes of progressing.

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Dutch keep hopes alive with win in Kazakhstan

ASTANA - Georginio Wijnaldum and Wesley Sneijder scored either side of half-time to keep alive the Netherlands’ hopes of Euro 2016 qualification as they won 2-1 in Kazakhstan on Saturday for a first victory under new coach Danny Blind. Wijnaldum was set up for the 32nd-minute opener by debutant Anwar El Ghazi and Sneijder rifled home the second with a stunning effort in the 49th minute. Islambek Kuat reduced the deficit with virtually the last kick of the game. With Turkey pla

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Italy win to seal their place in Euro finals

BAKU - Italy qualified for the Euro 2016 finals when they won 3-1 in Azerbaijan on Saturday to make sure of one of the two automatic qualifying places from Group H.

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Sainz crash raises safety questions

SOCHI, Russia - Formula One drivers expressed safety concerns on Saturday after energy-absorbing barriers ended up on top of Carlos Sainz's Toro Rosso when he crashed into them in final practice for the Russian Grand Prix.

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Alexanders great for Norway as they down Malta in Oslo

OSLO - Goals from two Alexanders, Tettey and Soderlund, set Norway on course for a comfortable 2-0 win over Malta in their Group H Euro 2016 qualifier in Oslo on Saturday.

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Iceland let two-goal lead slip as Latvia claim a draw

REYKJAVIK - Already-qualified Iceland threw away a two-goal lead against plucky Latvia who snatched a 2-2 draw to give the home side's coach Lars Lagerback plenty of food for thought ahead of the Euro 2016 finals in France.

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