HAMILTON- All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw is set to miss the rest of the Rugby Championship after suffering a knee injury in the 28-13 win over Argentina in Hamilton. McCaw limped off in the 60th minute of his 119th Test on Saturday night and coach Steven Hansen says the flanker has medial ligament damage. "At this stage the Doc thinks it looks like a four to five-weeker. It's like all injuries. We won't know. He might wake up in the morning and feel a lot better, but I'm not thinking it's going to be like that," Hansen said.
BRASILIA - The Socceroos came looking for a test and were handed an absolute footballing lesson by five-time world champions Brazil, who thumped them 6-0 in Brasilia on Saturday. Former Manchester City striker Jo scored a brace with Barcelona superstar Neymar, Chelsea's Ramires, Alexandre Pato, Luiz Gustavo adding the others as the Socceroos' hapless defence were unable to stem the barrage.
SAN FRANCISCO - A superb up-wind performance gave Team New Zealand first blood and a 36-second victory over Oracle in the opening race of the America's Cup on San Francisco Bay on Saturday. Team NZ's 23min 30.108sec win gives them an early lead over Oracle in the best-of-17 series, with the American boat well beaten in 24:06.168. Team NZ need nine wins to hold it for the first time in 10 years
BUENOS AIRES - Tokyo will host the 2020 Olympic Games after winning the vote by International Olympic Committee (IOC) members in Buenos Aires on Saturday. Madrid went out in the first round of voting, leaving the final decision to be made between the Japanese capital and Istanbul. Tokyo hosted the 1964 Games. Istanbul was bidding for the fifth time while Madrid failed for the third successive time.
NORTH Queensland Cowboys coach Neil Henry said being able to send Bowen out a winner in his last home game was fantastic. "It's been a big six weeks for the club and we didn't want to stumble at the last hurtle and to the boys' credit, great win. It was a fitting farewell for Mango (Bowen) and the home crowd," he said. Cowboys co-captain Jonathan Thurston praised the way his side knuckled down after the Tigers fought back. Wests Tigers coach Michael Potter said his team fought gallantly all the way.
BLACK DIAMOND - Cadel Evans has won the fourth stage of cycling's Tour of Alberta while fellow Australian Rohan Dennis retains the overall lead with one stage remaining. BMC rider Evans, the 2011 Tour de France champion, finished the 168km stage in three hours, 57 minutes, 18 seconds, edging out Germany's Simon Geschke who recorded the same time. Dennis, riding for Garmin-Sharp, was 15th in the stage, 9:44 behind. In the overall standings, Dennis has an 18-second lead over Evan's American teammate Brent Bookwalter while Evans is 17th 7:17 behind. The race ends on Sunday in Calgary.