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CARIAH struck six
fours and three sixes
in his knock of 101 in
a T&T Red Force
practice match at the
UTT Ground, on
"The victory is a
good sign for us
because the team
has been playing
well. I can only hope
that the team
continues to play
that way and take it
into the qualifiers."
BERTILLE ST CLAIR
following the team's
2-1 win over Panama
Moore hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to
lift the Lynx to an 80-77 victory over
Indiana yesterday and a 2-1 lead in the
best-of-five WNBA Finals.
Moore, who finished with 24 points,
took the inbounds pass at the top of
the key with 1.7 seconds left, moved to
her right to elude an opponent and hit
The Lynx had to wait several nail-
biting moments as the referees
huddled around a monitor at mid-court
before saying the shot was good.
That shot ended a thrilling game and
put Minnesota in a position to clinch
the title in Game 4 today. Minnesota is
trying to win its third title in five years.
The team that has won Game 3 has
won 70 percent of the titles since the
WNBA went to a best-of-five format in
2005. Indiana is trying to become the
first No 3 seed to win a title.
The first 18 championships were won
by either one or two seeds.
Moore didn't do much in the first
three quarters after playing just 12
minutes because of foul trouble.
The 2014 MVP scored 12 points in
the final period to lift the Lynx.
Seimone Augustus added 13 points,
and Montgomery had 12.
Johnson finished with 17 points to
Tamika Catchings added 10 points
and 10 rebounds. (AP)
Moore hits winner to lift Lynx over Fever 80-77
RUGBY WORLD CUP
LONDON---In describing Australia s
success in shutting out Wales while
playing with 13 men, the Wales captain
and coach didn t hold back. They used
words such as "courageous" and
Asked for his assessment, Wallabies
skipper Stephen Moore said: "Guys just
did their job."
The veteran hooker was typically
blunt after Australia prevailed 15-6 in
their Pool A decider at the Rugby World
Cup on Saturday, as if there was noth-
ing extraordinary about his under-
manned side withstanding wave upon
wave of Welsh attacks, backed by a
partisan crowd of 80,863 at Twicken-
"It s not complicated," Moore said.
"We just try to keep it simple, just
working hard for each other."
But the Wallabies worked triple over-
time while teammates Will Genia and
Dean Mumm were in the sin-bin, to
set up a quarterfinal back at Twick-
enham next weekend against No 9-
ranked Scotland, and leave Wales to
face two-time world champion South
Flyhalf Bernard Foley was the main
contributor to the scoreboard for the
second successive week, landing five
goals from six attempts for all of Aus-
tralia s points. He scored 28 in the 33-
13 win over England the previous week-
end that ended the host team s hopes
His opposite number Dan Biggar,
who piloted the Welsh comeback in a
28-25 win over England two weeks ago,
kicked all of his side s points.
The mantra under coach Michael
Cheika s year-long tenure at the Wal-
labies has been about building up belief.
There was plenty of belief on display
in defense, helping to overcome flaws
in attack and discipline and the
immense pressure from a Welsh team
desperate to end a 10-match, seven-
year losing streak to the Wallabies,
many of them heart-breakers.
Australia led 12-6 when scrumhalf
Genia was sent off for impeding Gareth
Davies quick penalty tap in the 57th
minute, and when lock Mumm followed
him off for an infringement in the line-
out two minutes later.
Desperate tacklers launched them-
selves at Welsh ball-runners, keeping
out attacks close to the ruck and out
wide. Australia s pack held firm despite
the numeric disadvantage, forcing Wales
to use a series of penalties on lineouts
instead of scrums.
Two Welsh players crossed the tryline
in the period when they had a two-
man advantage but were held up,
including big outside back George North
who charged into the corner but was
bear-hugged by replacement backrower
That s something Wales coach War-
ren Gatland knows. He called Justin
Tupuric into the backrow and moved
captain Sam Warburton to the blindside
flank to focus on strangling Australia s
supply of quick ball, and the Welsh
achieved that with their choke tackle
technique and commitment at the
Gatland praised the courage and
quality of the Australian defense, and
the performance of his own team,
which he didn t expect to dwell too
long on the loss.
But after absorbing all the pressure,
making more than double the number
of tackles than the Welsh, defending
their line for long periods, the Aus-
tralians added a late penalty goal to
extend the lead and missed late chances
for a try when Israel Folau slipped over
on a counter-attack, and Wales winger
Alex Cuthbert was yellow-carded for
a deliberate knock-on that stopped a
potential try-scoring movement.
Cheika said he was proud of the
commitment his Wallabies showed, but
expected improvement next weekend
against the Scots, who have beaten the
Wallabies twice in recent years.
The Australians were missing sus-
pended vice-captain Michael Hooper s
presence at the breakdown, but his
replacement Sean McMahon made
some bone-jarring tackles and could
get another match next weekend if
David Pocock doesn t overcome a calf
muscle injury that forced him off the
field. Folau was troubled again by a left
ankle problem, and could be in doubt
for the quarterfinals.
In Manchester, England thrashed
Uruguay 60-3 in its last Rugby World
Cup pool match on Saturday, ending
an otherwise miserable campaign that
raised questions about its ability to
compete at the highest level.
Having failed to reach the quarter-
finals, the first host side to ever do so,
England wanted to leave its fans with
something to cheer about, and left
winger Jack Nowell showed his finishing
skills with a well-taken hat trick of
tries. But given that coach Stuart Lan-
caster s side needs to build for the
future, it was ironic that another hat
trick was scored by No. 8 Nick Easter,
the 37-year-old veteran who was a TV
commentator the previous weekend.
Right winger Anthony Watson
chipped in with a try early on in each
half and outside center Henry Slade
also scored one in England s haul of
10.The 10th was a penalty try awarded
by referee Chris Pollock right on the
In Newcastle, Scotland reached the
Rugby World Cup quarterfinals by beat-
ing Samoa 36-33 in a thrilling Pool B
game on Saturday, denying Japan a
last-gasp shot at advancing to the
knockout stage for the first time. (AP)
holds off Wales to top Pool A
Australia's Scott Fardy holds onto the
ball during the Rugby World Cup Pool
A match between Australia and Wales
at Twickenham Stadium, London,
yesterday. Australia won 15-6.
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