The Highlanders have finished the Super Rugby regular season in second place in the New Zealand conference after a pulsating 25-15 win over previous leaders the Chiefs.The result means the defending champions, who have been in Port Elizabeth and Buenos Aires over the previous two weekends, will avoid another long-haul trip next week.They had faced the prospect of having to return to South Africa, but are set to travel across the Tasman in the first round of the playoffs.Their win in Dunedin on Saturday night also means the Hurricanes, who beat the Crusaders 35-10 with a bonus point earlier in the day, top the New Zealand conference and will host a quarter-final.The Highlanders victory extended their winning streak over the Chiefs to six matches.The intense and physical contest ended in a touch a controversy with five-eighth Lima Sopoagas try that effectively sealed the win seven minutes to go.The ball had gone loose from centre Matt Faddes hands, but it was ruled to have been knocked from his grasp by the tackler, before Sopoaga swooped.The Chiefs would have finished as the NZ conference leaders had they won and they struck first through winger Toni Pulu.They were then called on to do plenty of defence and they scrambled well before winger Waisake Naholo came up with a piece of magic.Naholo had earlier touched down under the crossbar only to called back for obstruction.But with half an hour gone and the Highlanders having pounded away for 15 phases, the All Blacks flyer produced a spectacular a one-handed diving put-down in the corner.Sopoaga missed the sideline conversion and the Highlanders went into halftime trailing 7-5.The two sides traded penalties early in the second half to maintain the two-point margin.Chiefs flanker Tom Sanders was then yellow-carded for a lifting tackle on opposition fullback Ben Smith and the Highlanders took advantage.Sopoaga added another penalty before flanker Dan Pryor scored from a brilliant counter-attack that involved several pairs of hands.Back to 15 players, the Chiefs struck back with a try to loose forward Lachlan Boshier.Authentic Custom Patriots Jersey . Coach Tom Thibodeau says the former MVP will probably start travelling with the team in the next few weeks. Rose tore the meniscus in his right knee at Portland in November and was ruled out for the remainder of the season by the Bulls. Custom Patriots Jersey China . A lawyer for MLB, Matthew Menchel, confirmed Wednesday the league dropped its case against Biogenesis of America, its owner Anthony Bosch and several other individuals. The lawsuit had accused Biogenesis and Bosch of conspiring with players to violate their contracts by providing them with banned performance-enhancing substances. http://www.custompatriotsjersey.com/ . -- 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. Custom Patriots Jerseys . -- Derrick Rose shook off poor shooting early to hit clutch shots late and Carlos Boozer had 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 104-95 preseason victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. NKeal Harry Jersey Large . Robinson finished with 17 points, all but two in the second half, and Lawson had 14 after halftime and finished with a game-high 11 assists as the Nuggets handed Dallas its first home loss in eight games this season. J.J. Hickson led Denver with 22, and Kenneth Faried added 10 points and 10 rebounds.DENVER -- Police are investigating a burglary at the home of Denver Broncos outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware that occurred while he was at Monday nights football game with the Houston Texans.Denver police spokesman Doug Schepman said the break-in was reported early Tuesday. A police report said the men came through the front door but does not disclose what items were taken.A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that Wares Super Bowl 50 ring was stolen. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team isnt discussing details of the burglary and the players were off Tuesday. The ring is valued at more than $30,000.Ware said on Twitter that he came home to find his house was robbed. He says is more concerned about his safety than material possessions and is grateful for hidden cameras.ddddddddddddPolice tweeted photos of the suspects , which were shared on social media by fans seeking to help Ware recover his missing property.Ware, who was instrumental in the Broncos title run last season, has been out since breaking his right forearm on Sept. 18 in a game against the Indianapolis Colts. Hes expected to return to practice this week and play against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday with a cast.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: www.twitter.com/AP-NFL---Follow AP Pro Football Writer Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton . ' ' '