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LAUTOKA, Fiji -- Fiji centre Nemani Nadolo scored a try among his 20 points as the hosts beat Tonga 45-17 on Saturday in its opening match of rugbys Pacific Nations Cup. Tracy McGrady Jersey . Wingers Watisoni Votu and Sireli Bobo both scored two tries and backrower and captain Akapusi Qera scored another as Fiji piled on six tries to two in a comprehensive performance. Fiji opened the match at a rapid pace with a penalty to Nadolo, then tries to Votu and Nadolo, both converted, to lead 17-0 after only 14 minutes. Though the play of both sides was affected by handling errors, often the product of jarring tackles, Fiji managed to score at more than a point per minute. Tonga finally got onto the board with a penalty to Fangatapu Apikotoa in the 22nd minute and managed to find some defensive steel before Bobo added Fijis third try nine minutes from halftime. Votu scored his second in the 12th minute of the second half to give Fiji a commanding 31-3 lead and a blowout seemed likely until Viliami Fihaki came off the bench to score tries for Tonga in the 24th and 26th minutes of the second half. Both were converted by Latiume Fosita, cutting the deficit to 31-17. Fiji seemed in danger of letting its control of the match slip but it recovered its composure to finish with tries to Bobo and Qera in the 79th and 81st minutes. Nadolo supplemented his try with six conversions and a penalty. Fiji joined Japan as a first-round winner after Japans 34-25 win last weekend over Canada. Tonga drew 18-18 win Samoa in its opening match and the United States is due to host Japan later Saturday. ---------- Fiji 45 (Watisoni Votu 2, Sireli Bobo 2, Nemani Nadolo, Akapusi Qera tries; Nemani Nadolo 6 conversions, penalty), Tonga 17 (Viliami Fihaki 2 tries; Latiume Fosita 2 conversions; Fangatapu Apikotoa penalty). HT: 24-3. Hakeem Olajuwon Jersey . Omar Rahou made the discriminatory gesture several times while celebrating scoring a goal against Romania at Antwerp in January, UEFA said. The sanction was double the five-match ban Nicolas Anelka received from an English Football Association independent tribunal last week for the same act. Houston Rockets Jerseys . Rosbergs time of 1 minute, 33.185 seconds at the Bahrain International Circuit was a quarter of a second faster than Hamilton, who had to abandon his final flying lap after running wide at the first corner.TAMPA, Fla. - Yankees fifth starter candidate Michael Pineda allowed three runs and six hits over six innings Sunday in New Yorks 3-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. Dioner Navarro had an RBI single in the second, which ended Pinedas scoreless streak at 10 innings. The right-hander avoided further damage by getting an inning-ending double play from Ryan Goins with the bases loaded. Toronto scored twice in the fifth, on Pinedas throwing error after fielding a bunt and a wild pitch. Considered the front runner, Pineda is competing with David Phelps, Adam Warren and Vidal Nuno for the final rotation spot behind opening day starter CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda, Masahiro Tanaka and Ivan Nova. Manager Joe Girardi is expected to announce the choice Tuesday. Blue Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle gave up one run and seven hits in 6 1-3 innings. STARTING TIME Blue Jays: Buehrle made the start on his 35th birthday. "I just dropped the family off at the airport," Buehrle said. "Im going to go home and clean up the house." The left-hander took a shutout into the sixth before giving up a run on Derek Jeters double-play grounder. Buehrle will make his final spring training start in the first of two exhibition games in Montreal on Friday night against the New York Mets. Yankees: Pineda missed the past two years following right shoulder surgery. Nene Jersey. "I want to make it," Pineda said. "I want to stay with the team." Nova is scheduled to pitch in a minor league game Monday, an off day for the Yankees. TRAINERS ROOM Blue Jays: Infielder Jose Reyes, who left after three innings of Saturdays game due to left hamstring tightness, didnt play, and is day to day. "He feels a little better," manager John Gibbons said. "We still dont think its a big deal." Yankees: Center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, scratched March 16 due to right calf tightness, took batting practice and ran the bases. He could return Tuesday in a minor league game. "Just building up," Ellsbury said. "Want to make sure its 100 per cent." JETER METER The Yankees captains offensive funk continued, going hitless in three at-bats. Jeter is 5 for 44 in 15 games. Girardi said he is not worried about Jeters bat. PERFECT TIMES Three of the 23 major leaguers to pitch a perfect game were at Steinbrenner Field. 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