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Heyneke Meyer s per-
formance as head coach
of the Springboks will
be reviewed next month,
when the South African
Rugby Union will decide
whether to extend his
SARU said yesterday
its top officials will meet
on December 4 over
Meyer s future. The con-
tracts of Meyer and his
coaching staff expire at
the end of the year.
The Springboks recov-
ered to make the semi-
finals of the Rugby World
Cup after losing to Japan
in the biggest upset in
the tournament s histo-
ry.Still, two-time world
champion South Africa
has high expectations
and a third-place finish
wasn t enough to guar-
antee Meyer his job.
SARU President Ore-
gan Hoskins said in a
statement "a bronze
medal was not what we
set out to achieve but it
represents some reward
...after a devastating
defeat by Japan." (AP)
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LOS ANGELES---Dallas held off
a late rally by the winless Los
Angeles Lakers for a 103-93 vic-
tory on Sunday night, with Mav-
ericks talisman Dirk Nowitzki
leading the scoring with 25 points.
This is the first time in franchise
history the Lakers have started 0-
3 in consecutive seasons. Last sea-
son, they lost their first five games
and ended up with their worst
record ever (21-61).
Elsewhere, Oklahoma City had
a comfortable win against Denver
and Miami dominated the second
half against Houston to turn a 21-
point deficit into a 20-point win.
Dallas opened its game with a
15-0 blitz that included two 3-
pointers each by Wesley Matthews
and Nowitzki---the latter has made
more 3-point shots than any 7-
footer in league history (1,580).
The Lakers missed their first five
shots before Julius Randle s dunk
with 7:13 left in the first quarter.
Randle posted his second consec-
utive double-double with 22 points
and 15 rebounds.
Oklahoma City s Kevin Durant
scored 25 points as the Thunder
beat Denver 117-93.
Durant made 8 of 11 field goals
and all six of his free throws to
help new coach Billy Donovan
remain unbeaten in the NBA with
a 3-0 record.
Serge Ibaka had 18 points, seven
rebounds and five blocks for the
Thunder, who shot 52 percent from
the field and had the luxury of
resting all five starters for the entire
Danilo Gallinari and Will Barton
each scored 15 points for the
Nuggets, who shot just 38 percent.
Miami s Hassan Whiteside had
25 points and 15 rebounds as the
Heat overwhelmed Houston in the
second half and won 109-89.
Chris Bosh scored all 10 of his
points in the fourth quarter for
Miami, which outscored Houston
65-24 in the final 23 minutes.
Marcus Thornton scored 21
points for the Rockets who have
dropped their first three games of
the season---all by exactly 20 points.
Chicago withstood a late surge
from Orlando to win 92-87, with
Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic each
scoring 16 points.
The Bulls led by 14 at halftime
and 12 after three quarters, and
appeared to be headed for an easy
win. But Orlando cut the lead to
two with just under 3 minutes left
before Chicago s Jimmy Butler
came up with a couple of key take-
aways to foil the Magic.
Chicago s Derrick Rose, still play-
ing with a face mask as he recovers
from a broken orbital bone, was
held scoreless in the second and
third quarters and finished with
just six points.
Atlanta held on to beat Charlotte
for the second time in three days,
winning 94-92 with Kent Baze-
more scoring 20 points.
San Antonio s new addition
LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points
and 14 rebounds to steer the Spurs
to a 95-87 win against Boston. (AP)
PARIS---Young prospects Dominic
Thiem and Bernard Tomic advanced to
the second round of the Paris Masters
yesterday while local players struggled
at the refurbished Bercy arena.
The 22-year-old Thiem, the youngest
player in the Top 25, progressed with a
6-2, 5-7, 6-2 win over Frenchman Adrien
Mannarino before Tomic ousted Fabio
Fognini 6-3, 6-2.
Opening play on center court, Thiem
saved five of the six break points he faced
to set up a second-round match with
11th-seeded Kevin Anderson at the
indoor hard-court tournament. The
19th-ranked Thiem has won his first
three titles this season, all on clay.
The revamped arena in south-east
Paris, which features newly designed
court lightning, a renovated players
lounge and updated facilities for sponsors,
did not bring luck to French players,
with Mannarino expressing doubts about
the new settings at the Palais Omnis-
"I used to love that stadium, how it
was before, and right now I m not con-
vinced by the new Bercy," Mannarino
said. "I believe it will take some time
before we get used to it. It s true for the
players and also for the crowd."
Among the 11 French players in the
main draw, two have already packed as
wild-card entry Nicolas Mahut also
bowed out in the first round, losing 7-
5, 6-3 to qualifier Dusan Lajovic after
making unusual mistakes at the net.
Mahut blamed fatigue and the slow
speed of the court for his early exit.
"I enjoyed playing there. It s just that
I wasn t good today," Mahut said. "I
mean, the only factor is the fact that the
court is very slow. From one year to the
other, it changes. Sometimes it s faster,
sometimes slower. Maybe it was because
it was slow that I wanted to force the
The 23-year-old Tomic, who won his
third title this summer, is enjoying his
best season on the ATP tour and has
surged up to No. 18 in the rankings. Yes-
terday s win over Fognini was his 40th
this year and earned him a second-round
match with French Open champion Stan
Thomaz Bellucci also made it to the
second round, where he will be up
against top-ranked Novak Djokovic, the
defending champion in Paris. Bellucci
defeated lucky loser Teymuraz Gabashvili
The Paris Masters is the final regu-
lar-season tournament before the eight
best players meet in London at the ATP
World Tour Finals from November 15-
22. David Ferrer and Kei Nishikori have
booked the final two spots available at
the elite event last week, joining Djokovic,
Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Wawrinka,
Rafael Nadal and Tomas Berdych. (AP)
Mavericks win 103-93
to keep Lakers winless
Thiem, Tomic advance at Paris Masters
S Africa coach Meyer's position to be reviewed
Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk
Nowitzki, left, of Germany, dunks
as Los Angeles Lakers forward
Ryan Kelly defends during the
first half of an NBA basketball
game Sunday night in Los
Angeles. Mavericks won 103-93.
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