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GOLD COAST, Australia -- Ambrose Curtis scored two tries as New Zealand beat Australia 40-19 in the final of the Gold Coast rugby sevens tournament on Sunday, making a winning start to the defence of its World Series title. Cheap Air Max 1 . New Zealand conceded only one try in five matches leading up to the final, keeping its goalline intact in pool play and the quarterfinals, then beating England 14-5 in a tight semifinal. But Australia rocked the world champions with tries to Ed Jenkins and Paul Stannard to take an early 12-0 lead in the final, seeking its first win on home soil in 11 years and its first over New Zealand since 2011. Curtis then scored twice as New Zealand rallied to lead 14-12 at halftime before racing away from a tiring Australian team that played 10 minutes of extra time in its semifinal. Tomasi Cama, who converted both of Curtis tries, scored and converted a try of his own to give New Zealand the comfort of a 21-12 lead and Waisake Naholo kicked ahead a loose ball to stretch the lead to 26-12. Joe Webber scored a try that was also converted by Cama and New Zealand had scored 33 unanswered points before Australia hit back with a try to Cameron Clark. New Zealand sealed its win, and went immediately to the top of the World Series standings, with a final try to David Raikuna. New Zealands Tim Mikkelson, who was the top tryscorer at the tournament with seven, limped from the field in the final and needed medical attention. Cama ended the tournament with 46 points, taking his career tally to 1,910, but Australia captain Ed Jenkins was named Player of the Tournament. Earlier, Australia had needed a try to Jesse Parahi in the 10th minute of extra time to beat South Africa 24-19 in its semifinal, giving it a chance to win its home leg of the World Series for the first time since 2002. England beat a fatigued South African side 47-0 in the third-place playoff. New Zealand beat Samoa 40-0 in the quarterfinals while England ousted Fiji 26-12, leaving the Fijians -- under former England coach Ben Ryan -- to take some small consolation from the plate championships. Ryan, who was coaching Fiji in a World Series tournament for the first time, saw promise in their performance. "On the field we have a lot of work to do," he said. "We have a huge amount of talent in Fiji. Now we just need to make sure we have the right guys on the pitch, they are fit and good for purpose. "We want to be lifting Cups, not Plates. When we are on the money, as youve seen here, they play good rugby, we just need to be more consistent." The next leg of the series is at Dubai on Nov. 29 and 30. Air Max 97 Clearance Cheap .C. United on Wednesday night. Forward Bright Dike scored the games only goal in the 85th minute on a foggy night in Bradenton, Fla. Wholesale Air Max 720 . Speaking on TSN Radio 1050s TSN Drive with Dave Naylor on Monday, Colangelo said he had no intention of tanking the shortened 2011-12 season, but definitely wanted a high pick in the draft. "I wish that word wasnt used for headline reasons," said Colangelo, "but the story behind it was: how can we fix the system? How can we tweak the system to make it less likely that teams are rewarded for losing records? "I do believe that if youre as transparent as we were at the time - with our season seat holders, our fans, the market place and the media - everybody knew what the plan was and what we were going through. http://www.wholesalenikeshoesclearance.com/cheap-max-270-shoes.html .Y. -- Syracuse guard Trevor Cooney was mired in a shooting slump, and his woes coincided with a late-season swoon by the Orange. MINNEAPOLIS -- Zack Greinke added to his century-best run on a historic night for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Greinke pitched six strong innings, Juan Uribe had two RBIs and the Los Angeles Dodgers earned their 10,000th win in franchise history, 6-4 over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night. Greinke (5-0) struck out six and didnt allow an earned run through drizzling rain and temperatures that dipped into the 30s. He now has gone 18 straight regular-season starts of at least five innings while allowing two runs or fewer, the longest run since 1914. He also has opened a season with wins in five straight decisions for the first time since he was 6-0 in his AL Cy Young Award season of 2009. "My stuff was a lot better then," Greinke said. "Im locating better, being smarter. Ive gotten a lot of help here, nice defensive plays." The Dodgers join the Giants, Cubs and Braves as the only franchises to win 10,000 games. Manager Don Mattingly has been around for 275 of those victories. The laid-back former Yankee quipped that he might even keep a souvenir ball from this milestone victory. "If I can get one, it wouldnt be bad to have one," Mattingly said. "It feels pretty good." With the bases loaded and the Twins trailing 5-1 in the seventh, reliever Chris Withrow got Trevor Plouffe to pop out to shortstop on a 3-0 pitch to end the threat. Plouffes two-run double in the ninth made it 6-4, but Kenley Jansen retired Chris Colabello to earn his 10th save in 12 chances. "Thats why hes here. A chance for him," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said about Plouffe getting the green light on 3-0. "Get him in a fastball situation like that, thats what we want to see, and he took a rip." Adrian Gonzalez, Andre Ethier and Yasiel Puig each added two hits and an RBI. Eduardo Escobar had a career-high four hits and two RBIs for the Twins. It rained most of the day on Wednesday and a tarp covered the pitchers mound and batters box at Target Field 15 minutes before first pitch. "It was a good game for us, a little bit of weather," Mattingly said. "You didnt hear any complaining. Guys were ready to play. Cheap Lebron Shoes. ." Greinke wasnt fazed, and won his 12th game in 17 starts since Aug. 5. The right-hander has pitched at least five innings and allowed two runs or fewer in 18 consecutive regular season starts. With Minnesota up 1-0, Drew Butera slid headfirst and touched home just ahead of Kurt Suzukis tag after Hanley Ramierz singled to left in the third. Manager Ron Gardenhire challenged the safe call by home plate umpire Chris Segal, but lost after the call was confirmed following a 2-minute replay review. Uribes two-run single made it 5-1 in the seventh. Minnesota advanced a runner at least to second base six times against Greinke, but couldnt break through beyond Escobars double. Greinke had been 0-3 with a 5.63 ERA at Target Field entering Wednesday. "I thought we made him work really hard tonight," Gardenhire said. "But hes a competitor. He always seems to find a way to get deep in the game and he makes pitches when he has to." Kyle Gibson (3-2) allowed five runs in 6 2-3 innings and lost his second consecutive start after beginning the season 3-0 with a 0.93 ERA. Twins second baseman Brian Dozier did his best to help Gibson. When Gonzalezs grounder to first took a bad hop and ricocheted of Joe Mauers shoulder, Dozier hustled over, dove, and scooped the ball to Gibson with his glove for the out. Tuesdays series opener was postponed due to wintry weather and the two teams are scheduled to play a doubleheader on Thursday. NOTES: Dan Haren (3-0, 2.03 ERA) will start the first game of Thursdays doubleheader for the Dodgers. Mattingly said Red Patterson will "probably" be called up as the 26th man to start the night game. ... Mike Pelfrey (0-2, 7.32) will start the first game for Minnesota and Kris Johnson will make his major league debut in the nightcap. ... Injured ace Clayton Kershaw makes his second minor league rehab start on Wednesday. If all goes well, Mattingly said Kershaw could rejoin the rotation later this week. ... The Target Field scoreboard displayed the score of Game 7 between the Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche in the NHL playoffs. ' ' '

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