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The Columbus Crew dropped a 1-0 decision to the New York Red Bulls but won on aggregate 2-1, advancing to the MLS Cup final where they will face the Portland Timbers. New York won the second leg 1-0 on Sunday at Red Bull Arena on a header from forward Anatole Bertrand Abang in the third minute of extra time. Columbus however won the first leg 2-0 on goals from midfielder Justin Meram and forward Kei Kamara on November 22 in Columbus.
All Black greats united to pay tribute to Jonah Lomu with a powerful haka Monday as thousands of fans packed a memorial service at New Zealand rugby's spiritual home, Eden Park. Former teammates including Tana Umaga, Justin Marshall and John Kirwan joined the emotional tribute on the same turf that Lomu once dominated as a player. "Jonah, you were a freak on the field and a gentle, caring giant off it," former All Blacks coach John Hart said.