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Shah and Ali slice through Kiwis to put Pakistan in control

(Reuters) - Hasan Ali and Yasir Shah claimed five wickets each against New Zealand to put Pakistan on the brink of victory on day three of the first test in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

Dovizioso wins thrilling MotoGP season finale in Valencia

(Reuters) - Italian Andrea Dovizioso mastered wet conditions in a dramatic two-part race to win the MotoGP season finale at the Valencia Grand Prix on Sunday.

Ireland celebrates victory for 'Green Giants' over All Blacks

(Reuters) - Ireland cemented their status as the team to beat at next year's World Cup with a first win over New Zealand on home soil, sending supporters and media into a collective frenzy on Sunday.

Winner Farrell key to England turnaround

LONDON (Reuters) - He wasn't captain, allowed George Ford to continue goalkicking, didn't score any points and played only 40 minutes, but Owen Farrell was the key to England turning a 15-10 deficit into a 35-15 victory over Japan on Saturday.

England's Root pleased after leading by example in Pallekele

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - England captain Joe Root was particularly pleased that he practised what he preached after his sublime century set up the team's series-clinching victory in the second test against Sri Lanka on Sunday.

Spinners help England end 17-year wait in Sri Lanka

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Spin duo Moeen Ali and Jack Leach combined to end England's 17-year wait for a test series victory in Sri Lanka after bowling the tourists to a 57-run victory in the second test on Sunday.

Malaysian wushu exponents win four gold medals at Taolu World Cup

KUALA LUMPUR: Wushu exponents Wong Weng Son and Phoon Eyin recovered from the Asian Games setback in Indonesia to claim two golds each for Malaysia at the Taolu World Cup in Yangon, Myanmar.

Erasmus hails Boks' 'maturity' after tight Scotland tussle

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus has credited the Springboks' improved poise in tight matches for their 26-20 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday.

Ogier seals sixth successive world title in Australia

SYDNEY (Reuters) - France's Sebastien Ogier secured his sixth consecutive world rally championship title when his two remaining rivals failed to finish stages on the third day of the season-ending Rally Australia at Coffs Harbour on Sunday.

Thomas scores two tries as France beat Argentina 28-13

LILLE, France (Reuters) - Winger Teddy Thomas scored a try in each half and skipper Guilhem Guirado grabbed a third as France inflicted a convincing 28-13 defeat over Argentina to snap a five-game losing streak.