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UPDATE 3-Rugby-Super 15 results and standings

Feb 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Super 15 matches on Saturday RESULTS Chiefs (New Zealand) 40 Crusaders (New Zealand) 16 Melbourne Rebels (Australia) 15 Brumbies (Australia) 20 Bulls (South Africa) 43 Sharks (South Africa) 35 Lions (South Africa) 19 Stormers (South Africa) 22 STANDINGS P W D F A B Pts 1. Hurricanes (New Zealand) 3 3 0 81 34 1 13 2. Stormers (South Africa…

  • Mercedes Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain leaves from his garage at the Jerez racetrack in southern Spain
    I'm as ready as I can be, says Hamilton Reuters - 38 minutes ago

    By Alan Baldwin BARCELONA (Reuters) - Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton wrapped up his pre-season testing with another fastest lap for Mercedes on Saturday. … More »I'm as ready as I can be, says Hamilton

    Mercedes Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain leaves from his garage at the Jerez racetrack in southern Spain

    By Alan Baldwin BARCELONA (Reuters) - Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton wrapped up his pre-season testing with another fastest lap for Mercedes on Saturday. The Briton, still feeling the lingering effects of a bug that laid him low in last week's second test, produced a best time of one minute 23.022 seconds on …

  • Motor racing-I'm as ready as I can be, says Hamilton Reuters - 52 minutes ago

    By Alan Baldwin BARCELONA, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton wrapped up his pre-season testing with another fastest lap for Mercedes on Saturday. … More »Motor racing-I'm as ready as I can be, says Hamilton

    By Alan Baldwin BARCELONA, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton wrapped up his pre-season testing with another fastest lap for Mercedes on Saturday. The Briton, still feeling the lingering effects of a bug that laid him low in last week's second test, produced a best time of one minute 23.022 seconds …

  • Why Elizabeth Warren is declaring war on an obscure trade policy
    Why Elizabeth Warren is declaring war on an obscure trade policy @ Vox.com - 1 hour 55 minutes ago

    Populist crusader Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has picked her next big fight, and this one could create real problems for the Obama Administration. It's called … More »Why Elizabeth Warren is declaring war on an obscure trade policy

    Why Elizabeth Warren is declaring war on an obscure trade policy

    Populist crusader Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has picked her next big fight, and this one could create real problems for the Obama Administration. It's called investor-state dispute settlement, and it gives a foreign corporation the power to fight a government outside of the normal judicial system. "Agreeing to …

  • Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Honda Classic scores Reuters - 2 hours 18 minutes ago

    Feb 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Honda Classic at the par-70 course on Saturday in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The cut was set at 144. 133 … More »Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Honda Classic scores

    Feb 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Honda Classic at the par-70 course on Saturday in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The cut was set at 144. 133 Padraig Harrington (Ireland) 67 66 134 Patrick Reed (U.S.) 67 67 135 Brendan Steele (U.S.) 66 69 Ian Poulter (Britain) 71 64 136 Luke Donald (Britain) 69 67 …

  • Ling Jihua pauses while attending the opening ceremony of the CPPCC in Beijing
    China advisory body ousts former top Hu Jintao aide Reuters - 5 hours ago

    China expelled a disgraced senior aide to former President Hu Jintao from a high-profile advisory body on Saturday, the official Xinhua news agency reported on its website, … More »China advisory body ousts former top Hu Jintao aide

    Ling Jihua pauses while attending the opening ceremony of the CPPCC in Beijing

    China expelled a disgraced senior aide to former President Hu Jintao from a high-profile advisory body on Saturday, the official Xinhua news agency reported on its website, marking the latest step in a significant political scandal. Ling Jihua heads a Communist Party body charged with reaching out to non-Communists and …

  • More action against the Islamic State, Iraq asks for help, Russian mind-set, tech in South Korea, child brides Christian Science Monitor - 6 hours ago

    “[I]t appears that western powers have so far talked the talk concerning the threat posed by the Islamic State (IS) but have done comparatively little to thwart its territorial … More »More action against the Islamic State, Iraq asks for help, Russian mind-set, tech in South Korea, child brides

    “[I]t appears that western powers have so far talked the talk concerning the threat posed by the Islamic State (IS) but have done comparatively little to thwart its territorial advances...,” writes Linda S. Heard, a British journalist who has covered the Middle East.

  • Rugby-Brumbies hold on to beat Rebels 20-15 Reuters - 7 hours ago

    The ACT Brumbies held on to beat the Rebels 20-15 in an all-Australian Super Rugby derby on Saturday. The Rebels threatened to steal victory at the death, taking the … More »Rugby-Brumbies hold on to beat Rebels 20-15

    The ACT Brumbies held on to beat the Rebels 20-15 in an all-Australian Super Rugby derby on Saturday. The Rebels threatened to steal victory at the death, taking the ball within metres of the Brumbies tryline after a sustained attack three minutes after the siren had sounded. The Brumbies lost that match when they gave …

  • Cricket-World Cup India v United Arab Emirates scoreboard Reuters - 8 hours ago

    Feb 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Scoreboard at close of play in the World Cup match between India and United Arab Emirates on Saturday in Perth, Australia United Arab Emirates … More »Cricket-World Cup India v United Arab Emirates scoreboard

    Feb 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Scoreboard at close of play in the World Cup match between India and United Arab Emirates on Saturday in Perth, Australia United Arab Emirates InningsA. Ali c Dhoni b B. Kumar 4 A. Berenger c Dhoni b U. Yadav 4 K. Chandran c Raina b Ashwin 4 K. Khan c Raina b Ashwin 14 S. Patil c Dhawan b Ashwin …

  • The McDonald's slump: Are golden days of golden arches over?
    The McDonald's slump: Are golden days of golden arches over? CBC - 9 hours ago

    McDonald’s has been making headlines lately, but for all the wrong reasons, sparking speculation that the golden years of the golden arches are over. Food industry analysts … More »The McDonald's slump: Are golden days of golden arches over?

    The McDonald's slump: Are golden days of golden arches over?

    McDonald’s has been making headlines lately, but for all the wrong reasons, sparking speculation that the golden years of the golden arches are over. Food industry analysts don’t think McDonald’s will go the way of the Woolworth’s lunch counter, but one of the most recognizable brands in the world, with 36,000 locations …

  • Was Michael Zehaf-Bibeau's attack on Parliament Hill his Plan B?
    Was Michael Zehaf-Bibeau's attack on Parliament Hill his Plan B? CBC - 9 hours ago

    As MPs debate a major piece of anti-terrorism legislation presented partly as a response to the Oct. 22 shootings on Parliament Hill, Canadians still know relatively … More »Was Michael Zehaf-Bibeau's attack on Parliament Hill his Plan B?

    Was Michael Zehaf-Bibeau's attack on Parliament Hill his Plan B?

    As MPs debate a major piece of anti-terrorism legislation presented partly as a response to the Oct. 22 shootings on Parliament Hill, Canadians still know relatively little about what lay behind that attack. Certainly, the federal government seems content to have a certain view of gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau's motivations …

  • 2022 World Cup in Qatar faces heat over ... everything CBC - 9 hours ago

    The already controversial 2022 World Cup in Qatar is facing its fiercest criticism to date after it was announced the tournament would be moved from the summer to the … More »2022 World Cup in Qatar faces heat over ... everything

    The already controversial 2022 World Cup in Qatar is facing its fiercest criticism to date after it was announced the tournament would be moved from the summer to the end of the year — an ironic outcry in that FIFA’s attempt to avoid the desert heat is the least of its alleged sins. The time shift is only the latest controversy …

  • China's famed Shaolin Temple plans massive hotel, kung fu and school project in Australia
    China's famed Shaolin Temple plans massive hotel, kung fu and school project in Australia The Canadian Press - 9 hours ago

    BEIJING, China - China's Shaolin Temple, historically known for its martial arts traditions but which recently has gained a reputation for aggressive commercialization, … More »China's famed Shaolin Temple plans massive hotel, kung fu and school project in Australia

    China's famed Shaolin Temple plans massive hotel, kung fu and school project in Australia

    BEIJING, China - China's Shaolin Temple, historically known for its martial arts traditions but which recently has gained a reputation for aggressive commercialization, is planning to build a $297 million ...

  • Chiefs thrash Crusaders 40-16 in Super Rugby Reuters - 9 hours ago

    (Reuters) - The Chiefs sent an ominous reminder to their rivals why they are favourites to win this year's Super Rugby title with a 40-16 thrashing of the Canterbury … More »Chiefs thrash Crusaders 40-16 in Super Rugby

    (Reuters) - The Chiefs sent an ominous reminder to their rivals why they are favourites to win this year's Super Rugby title with a 40-16 thrashing of the Canterbury Crusaders in Hamilton on Saturday. Chasing their third championship in four seasons, the Chiefs flexed their muscles with a five-tries-to-one romp against …

  • Rugby-Chiefs thrash Crusaders 40-16 in Super Rugby Reuters - 9 hours ago

    The Chiefs sent an ominous reminder to their rivals why they are favourites to win this year's Super Rugby title with a 40-16 thrashing of the Canterbury Crusaders in … More »Rugby-Chiefs thrash Crusaders 40-16 in Super Rugby

    The Chiefs sent an ominous reminder to their rivals why they are favourites to win this year's Super Rugby title with a 40-16 thrashing of the Canterbury Crusaders in Hamilton on Saturday. Chasing their third championship in four seasons, the Chiefs flexed their muscles with a five-tries-to-one romp against a Crusaders …

  • Northants Beat Quins In Aviva Prem
    NZ Beat Aussies In World Cup Quarters Sky News - 10 hours ago

    New Zealand maintained their perfect World Cup record as they beat co-hosts Australia by one wicket in an incredible game at Eden Park. Chasing just 152 having run through … More »NZ Beat Aussies In World Cup Quarters

    Northants Beat Quins In Aviva Prem

    New Zealand maintained their perfect World Cup record as they beat co-hosts Australia by one wicket in an incredible game at Eden Park. Chasing just 152 having run through the Aussies inside 33 overs, New Zealand slipped from 131-4 to 146-9 before Kane Williamson ended the contest by lofting Pat Cummins for six over long-on. …