Samoa completed a stunning second-half comeback to beat World Series leaders Fiji 29-26 in the final of the Paris Sevens on Sunday.Samoa fought back from 26-7 down to secure their first Sevens Cup since they won in Dubai in 2012 with tries from Faalemiga Selesele, Siaosi Asofolau, Belgium Tuatagaloa and a Tila Mealoi double.At half-time youd think we were dead and buried, Samoa coach Damian McGrath told Sky Sports. The resolve and the self belief was all here. If we got the momentum, we had a chance and when we saw Fiji flagging, we went for the jugular. Canadian 7s player Adam Zaruba made a stunning catch against Wales. Despite the defeat, Fiji remain 14 points clear of South Africa at the top of the overall standings ahead of the final round in London next weekend.Samoa were beaten 42-5 by Fiji in the group stage, but reached the final after stunning South Africa 21-10 in the quarter-finals and scraping past Argentina 14-12 in the semis.Hosts France marked the return of the Paris Sevens after a 10-year absence by defeating Argentina 26-17 in the third-place playoff and are 10th in the overall standings. South Africa defeated Australia 17-7 to win the second-tier Plate title.Scotland clinched the Bowl title for the second-consecutive series after beating England 28-10, while Portugal beat Wales 24-19 to win the Shield.The teams all make the trip across the Channel to play in the London 7s this weekend, which will be broadcast live on Sky Sports 1 starting at 9am on Saturday 21 May. Also See:Bennett, Simpson in Sevens squadPichot: Residency rule is wrongEngland to solve Underhill issueFollow @SkySportsRugbyErsan Ilyasova Jersey . -- Canadian Andrew Wiggins got the ball on the wing, made a nifty spin move and then let go with a soft floater from about 10 feet that swished through the net in Allen Fieldhouse. Vin Baker Bucks Jersey . -- Stanford squashed Oregons national championship hopes again, schooling the Ducks in power football. http://www.nbabucksproshop.com/ .C. United of Major League Soccer. United chose the defender in the second round of the 2013 MLS re-entry draft. George Hill Jersey . The quest begins with what is supposed to be an easy one, although Germany has traditionally been a stubborn opponent to Canadian teams at international tournaments. Vin Baker Jersey . Scott won the Australian PGA last week in his first event in Australia since winning the U.S. Masters in April. American Matt Kuchar, ahead by two strokes with four to play and even with Scott with one to go, double-bogeyed the 18th after taking two shots to get out of a bunker.MINNEAPOLIS -- Jose Altuve is having an MVP-caliber season for the Houston Astros.The American Leagues leading hitter will look to keep it going in game three of a four-game series against the Minnesota Twins when the teams play on Wednesday night at Target Field.Altuve had four hits in Tuesdays 7-5 victory, one day after seeing his consecutive streak of 202 games played snapped with a day off in a loss on Monday.He looked refreshed, said Astros manager A.J. Hinch. I dont think he ever has too much of a bad day. He came out with some fresh legs and the normal swing that he has. Hes just continuing the remarkable season and doing everything you can ask out of a player.All four of Altuves hits on Tuesday were singles; and a couple of those were jam shots. But when youre hot, youre hot and Altuve has been on fire for the better part of the last three months.Altuve is hitting .398 in 65 games since May 26 and an incredible .493 in 38 road games since May 1.You just try to throw it up there, make a good pitch and hopefully he hits it toward somebody, said Twins pitcher Hector Santiago, who took the loss on Tuesday. Every time he hits the ball, its somewhere where nobody is not. He always just seems to find a hole.Its an attitude most piitchers have had regarding Altuve this season.ddddddddddddYou literally cant do anything else, Santiago said. You get ahead in counts, put him in situations where the pressure is on him and he just seems to find the hole. Hes one of the best hitters, obviously the best hitter right now, you just try to bear with it and minimize the damage.The job of minimizing for the Twins will be that of Ervin Santana on Wednesday. If any pitcher can slow down Altuve, its Santana, who has posted a 2.05 ERA over his last nine starts since mid-June.Santana is 3-0 with a 2.20 ERA in four career starts against the Astros.Houston will turn to left-hander Dallas Keuchel, who will try and build the Astros first winning streak in two weeks.In nine starts since July 18, Keuchel has had just one clunker in which he allowed seven runs in five innings against Detroit on July 31. He rebounded with a complete game shutout his last time out against Texas, allowing just five men to reach base while striking out seven.Keuchel was roughed up for five runs on seven hits and five walks in a loss to Minnesota on May 2 at Minute Maid Park. ' ' '
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