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Taylor smashes way to record

Published 17/11/2015 | 02:30

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New ZEALAND'S Ross Taylor struck the highest Test score by a visiting batsman in Australia as the runs continued to flow in the second Test in Perth.

Taylor, 31, the first Kiwi double centurion against Australia, reached 290 before he was the last man to fall.

His score surpassed that of England's Tip Foster, who scored 287 against Australia in Sydney in 1903.

Taylor batted for nine-and-a-half hours, facing 374 balls and hitting 43 boundaries before he was caught at deep square-leg by substitute fielder Jonny Wells.

New Zealand made 624, their first 600 against Australia, but the hosts added 258-2 to lead by 193 with one day left.

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Denver BRONCOS' quarterback Peyton Manning has become the NFL's all-time leader for passing yards.

Manning found Ronnie Hillman in the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs to increase his career passing yards total to 71,840. That exceeds the previous best of 71,838 by former Green Bay Packer Brett Favre, who congratulated Manning.

Manning, 39, who is in his 18th NFL season, is one of only three players to have surpassed the 60,000-yard mark.

However, he did not have the best of days on Sunday and was replaced in the third quarter after throwing a fourth interception pass in the 29-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Green BAY PACKERS quarter-back Aaron Rodgers has been praised for condemning a fan who disrupted a minute's silence for the victims of the Paris terror attack with an anti-Muslim heckle.

The incident occurred before the Packers' 18-16 defeat by the Detroit Lions.

"I was very disappointed with the fan who made a comment I thought was really inappropriate," Rodgers, 31, said. "That kind of prejudicial ideology puts us in the position we're in today."

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