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Wales put the boot into beleaguered South Africa with 27-13 victory

South Africa have lost seven of 11 Tests this year, equalling their record for the most defeats in a season since returning to worldwide rugby in 1992 from apartheid-induced isolation. Because of that, they should have a go in an absolutely fearless manner.With a backline of Faf de Klerk, Jantjies, Janse van Rensburg, Francois Venter, Ruan Combrinck, Jamba Ulengo and Johan Goosen, they seemingly have the right players to do that.



I'm no cheat, says South African captain Faf du Plessis

Speaking to the media on the eve of the game, du Plessis said he disagreed with ICC's decision. Australia have ripped their Test team apart in the wake of consecutive losses to South Africa, making five changes for the third Test starting Thursday in Adelaide.



Texas AD Perrin says Strong to be evaluated after next game

Strong has two years and almost $11 million left on a five-year guaranteed contract. They know how important a win would be for Strong and for his senior class clinching a bowl bid. He returned this year only to be fired four games into the season. His players hoist him in the air as they've done in the past. "Everybody can say wins and losses.


Coach Charlie Strong says he wants to stay at Texas

Coach Charlie Strong says he wants to stay at Texas

Strong will coach Texas in its regular-season finale against TCU on Friday with bowl eligibility and, possibly, his future on the line. Strong's buyout is a little over 10-million dollars. "We have one game left", senior safety Dylan Haines said. If Texas sticks to its public plan of waiting to "evaluate" him, Strong will undoubtedly be faced with more of the same speculation.


Meyer, Harbaugh have a chance to recharge a rivalry

Meyer, Harbaugh have a chance to recharge a rivalry

Though Ohio State had to survive Michigan State, 17-16, in East Lansing, it was enough to hold the spot. When Michigan takes the field Saturday only Jim Harbaugh and his team knows who will start at quarterback. “For both teams its an absolute must-win game, so its going to be a great atmosphere. "I earned the role of sixth man during (preseason) camp and during the season, so I knew they trusted me to some extent".


Anthony's jumper, 35 points give Knicks OT win over Hornets

Anthony's jumper, 35 points give Knicks OT win over Hornets

He said that's why Anthony's shot often fell short - a symptom of exhausted legs. But lately I get the sense people want to bury the talents of Melo in favor of others. "Back-to-back nights, I thought (Anthony) and KP, when they did miss, I thought they missed them short", Hornacek said. And he buried it. Frank Kaminsky helped Charlotte retake a 100-93 lead with eight fourth quarter points as fatigue from both nights started to take its toll on NY with two minutes left in the game.