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Canada edges Chile 22-21 in first leg of Rugby World Cup qualifying series
LANGFORD, B.C. — Canada needed a Rob Povey penalty kick in the dying seconds to defeat Chile 22-21 in the first leg of their Rugby World Cup qualifier Saturday night. The game seemed in Chile's hands with the clock winding down. But a penalty conceded in front of the Chilean posts gave the hosts a chance to take the lead. The 21st-ranked Canadian men and No. 28 Chile now make the 10,400-kilometre journey to Valparaiso, Chile, to complete the aggregate points tie on Oct. 9. The series loser is out of World Cup contention. Ross Braude scored two tries and Corey Thomas added a single for Canada, which trailed 9-5 at the half at Starlight Stadium.
for Germany's best Darts-Profi Gabriel Clemens is the European Championship in Salzburg ended prematurely.
in the open title fights lost the Saarlander at the late Friday evening with 3: 6 against the Australian Damon Heta and must continue to wait for a large coup in the prestigious tournament. On the eve, his compatriot Florian Hempel had taken care of for a big surprise by defeating the Scottish defending champion Peter Wright with 6: 3. Hempel meets on Saturday evening in the round of the last 16 on the Austrian Mensur Suljovic.
World Series notebook: McCullers out; top 2 picks of 2015 in .
HOUSTON (AP) — Lance McCullers knew there was a “less than 1%” chance that he would be able to pitch in the World Series for the Houston Astros because of a forearm strain. The right-hander waited as long as possible, and didn't beat those odds. “We remained hopeful," McCullers said Monday, when announcing the day before Game 1 against the Atlanta Braves that he wouldn't be on the Houston roster. "We tried to pushed it as far as we could, but just couldn’t make it back to throwing,. ... There was no point to write me off before we had to." After a career-high 13 wins during the regular season, when he also had a 3.