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Northampton 34-21 Clermont Auvergne: Five tries from Saints secures win over French side in Champions Cup

Northampton secured back-to-back wins in all competitions for the first time since September as they inflicted a first Champions Cup defeat of the season on Clermont Auvergne. Saints – already out of Europe following four straight reversals – ran in five tries courtesy of Teimana Harrison, Nafi Tuitavake, Ben Foden, Ken Pisi and Cobus Reinach in a 34-21 victory at a buzzing Franklin’s Gardens. The loss for Clermont, last season’s runners-up, also means they must wait until next weekend to secure qualification for the knockout stages. It had been plain…

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News: Dubai Airshow 2017: Boeing secures 20 737 MAX order from ALAFCO

Boeing and Aviation Lease & Finance Company have finalised an order for 20 additional 737 MAX 8s at the 2017 Dubai Airshow, doubling the lessor’s order book for the MAX airplane. Kuwait-based ALAFCO, a global provider of commercial aircraft leasing products, now has 40 737 MAXs on order. The deal, valued at $ 2.2 billion at current list prices, was announced as a commitment at the Paris Air Show. “Our customers rely on fuel-efficiency, reliability and low operating costs to be successful and the 737 MAX aircraft will meet the…

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Wales 0-1 Republic of Ireland: James McClean goal secures Boys in Green play-off spot

James McClean sent the Republic of Ireland into a World Cup play-off as Wales’ hopes of qualification were ended by a 1-0 defeat in Cardiff. Wales lost for only the second time in 22 qualifiers as the absence of star man Gareth Bale came back to haunt them. The decisive moment came in the 57th minute when Wales skipper Ashley Williams lost possession on the edge of his penalty area and Jeff Hendrick crossed for McClean to slam home his fourth goal of the campaign. Wales themselves needed a victory…

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Watch: Sutcliffe try secures stunning win for Leeds Rhinos

Watch Liam Sutcliffe score the winning try for Leeds Rhinos against Hull FC to send them through to a record-equalling 10th Super League Grand Final. MATCH REPORT: Leeds Rhinos 18-16 Hull FC Watch highlights from the Super League semi-finals on Saturday, 30 September at 13:15 BST on BBC One and the BBC Sport website & app. Available to UK users only. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC Sport – Sport

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Pablo Carreno Busta secures maiden grand slam semi-final spot at US Open

The 12th-seeded Spaniard triumphed 6-4 6-4 6-2 Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Pablo Carreno Busta defeated Diego Schwartzman to reach his first grand slam singles semi-final at the US Open. The 12th-seeded Spaniard, the highest-ranked player left in the bottom half, proved too solid for his opponent, winning 6-4 6-4 6-2. Having reached his first slam quarter-final at the French Open earlier this summer, Carreno Busta will now take on Sam Querrey or Kevin Anderson for a place in the final. The 26-year-old dropped his racket and pumped his fists in…

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Mitchell Weiser winner secures U-21 European Championship title for Germany

Germany shocked Spain to win the Euro 2017 title as Mitchell Weiser’s header clinched glory.  Hertha Berlin wideman Weiser’s 40th-minute winner gave Germany a deserved 1-0 victory in Friday’s final in Krakow. Disappointing Spain were chasing a record-equalling fifth title but rarely looked like winning their third crown in four tournaments.  Five-goal top scorer Saul Niguez and Real Madrid wonderkid Marco Asensio barely made an impact as Germany, who beat England in the semi finals, shut them out.  Max Meyer hit the post for Germany early on and the best…

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