Paul Pogba scored a spectacular long-range goal as France took control of Group A with a 1-0 win over Holland. Chukwuma Okorafor Jersey . Manchester Uniteds world-record signing unleashed a dipping 30-yard strike in the first half to sink the Dutch at the Amsterdam Arena, inflicting Netherlands first World Cup qualifying loss since September 2001 - an unbeaten run of 33 matches.Pogba has found the net just once for United this season and his previous goal for France came in the Euro 2016 quarter-final victory over Iceland, which was his first international strike in almost two years. However, the £89m midfielder was helped by some generous goalkeeping by Maarten Stekelenburg as he netted his seventh goal for Les Bleus.With Dimitri Payet pulling the strings France dominated the early stages and got a first sight of goal after just four minutes. Pogba celebrates with his France team-mates However, Payets corner was headed wide by Raphael Varane, and shortly after Stekelenburg saved from Kevin Gameiro.The deadlock was broken in spectacular style by Pogba on the half-hour mark when Laurent Koscielny intercepted the ball on the halfway line and fed Payet, who played a square pass to Pogba.Pogba took a couple of steps forward, looked up and unleashed a fierce shot which the diving Stekelenburg got a hand to but could not keep out.Payet then fancied a slice of the action and had a long-range effort saved, but France survived a scare just before half-time when a poor backpass from the West Ham midfielder allowed Vincent Janssen to move in on goal. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just ￡6.99. No contract. Janssens shot was blocked by Koscielny, and although the ball bounced onto the defenders hand, Hollands appeals for a penalty were waved away.Janssen came even closer to finding the target after the break when he rolled Varane in the area but lashed his shot into the side-netting.Pogba almost created a second for France when his ball over the top found Kevin Gameiro, who brought it down superbly but was unable to beat the onrushing Stekelenburg with Antoine Griezmann skying the rebound.Pogba then squandered the opportunity to notch his second when he headed Payets corner straight at Stekelenburg.France were grateful to goalkeeper Hugo Lloris for keeping out Memphis Depays late snap-shot to preserve the three points.You can watch Englands tour of Bangladesh, plus Premier League football and the British Masters on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy three months at half price! James Washington Steelers Jersey . -- Canadian Erik Bedard pitched into the fifth inning in his bid to win a spot in Tampa Bays rotation, helping the Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 on Saturday. Joe Haden Jersey . With the results, North America claimed 2.5 of the three available points, opening up a 17.5-12.5 lead in the overall standings. A total of 60 points are available, meaning the first team to 30.5 points will win the Continental Cup. http://www.steelersrookiestore.com/Steelers-Sean-Davis-Jersey/ . The Vancouver coach and an announced sellout crowd of 18,910 watched in dismay as the Canucks lost 7-4 to the New York Islanders on Monday night by squandering a 3-0 lead in the third period.TORONTO -- Lexie Lou will get a shot at winning Canadas most prestigious horse race. Lexie Lou earned a commanding 4 1/2-length win Sunday in the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks. In fact, Lexie Lous winning time of 1:49.77 was better than the 1:50.78 posted by Queens Plate favourite We Miss Artie in the $150,000 Plate Trial Stakes earlier. That left Lexi Lous handlers with the question whether to run her against the boys in the Queens Plate on July 6 or chase the remaining two legs of the Triple Tiara for Canadian-bred three-year-old fillies. Conditioner Mark Casse missed Sundays race while attending a horse sale in Florida. But the six-time winner of Canadas top trainer award said he spoke with owner Gary Barber and the decision was made to point the filly towards the Plate. "As long as shes healthy and happy that will be her next stop," Casse said in a telephone interview Sunday evening. Assistant trainer Kathyrn Sullivan represented Casse at Sundays race, however she was unable to call him afterwards with the good news. Thats because Sullivan lost both of her cellphones in the walking race prior to the race. "I havent talked to Kathryn yet," Casse said with a chuckle. "She did text me saying she was a nervous wreck. "But were fortunate to have a lot of great people working with us and I know she did a terrific job." Jockey Patrick Husbands had Lexie Lou, the 2/1 second choice, sitting second behind stablemate Wild Catomine for much of the race before surging into the lead and cruising for her fourth victory in 11 career starts. The $300,000 winners share boosted her lifetime earnings over $630,000. Wild Catomine, also trained by Casse, was second in the nine-horse field, with Llanarmon taking third. Paladin Bay, the 2/1 favourite, was fourth. "We took a good run at her, like we always do, but Lexie Lou found another gear out there, she just took off again," said Gerry Olguin, the jockey aboard Paladin Bay. "I thought I was going to be second . . . she got tired at the end." Sundays race was just Lexie Lous second since being purchased by Barber and first without blinkers. Husbands rode Lexie Lou to a third-place finish in the $150,000 Fury Stakes event May 10 and felt blinkers werent necessary. "The last time she never relaxed," Husbands said. "We worked her twice since the last race without blinkers, no problem. "In the post parade, she was relaxed."; Only five Oaks winners have gone on to win the Queens Plate, the first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown and this countrys most prestigious horse race. Jon Bostic Steelers Jersey. The last was Inglorious in 2011. Sullivan said while Lexie Lou would give away size to the colts in the Plate, shed have the speed needed to compete. "Shes light and just floats on the track and theres definitely advantages to that," she said. "I think youd find some people would say thats the kind of horse youd want and youd find as many other people saying the other (bigger is better). "Shes put on a little weight and sort of filled out a little bit in the last month. Shes just got that big, long, beautiful stride." And theres the matter of Lexie Lou posting a faster time than We Miss Artie did in the Plate Trial, both races covering 1 1/8 miles. "Yeah, I know," Sullivan said with a smile. "Thats also a debate that will rage on." We Miss Artie was the overwhelming 1/5 favourite in the Plate Trial, and with good reason. The Todd Pletcher-trained bay colt was the Queens Plate Winterbook favourite this winter and finished 10th in the Kentucky Derby on May 3. Sundays race was not only We Miss Arties first since the Derby but first-ever at Woodbine. He found himself sitting third, boxed in along the rail at one point but jockey Javier Castellano patiently waited for an opening and when it appeared, he had more than enough horse to respond. "I think I rode the best horse in the race, I think I rode with a lot of patience," Castellano said. "I let him settle . . . when we turned for home we asked (for) a little bit and he give me a good kick." Assistant trainer Ginny DePasquale admitted being concerned about We Miss Arties dire standing late in the race. "There for a moment you get a little nervous but we knew he would come through in the end," she said. "Hes got a big heart and found an opening and went on. "Javier just kind of saved him at the wire a little bit." Sullivan was impressed with We Miss Arties late kick. "Hes a much nicer horse than he is on paper, weve always thought that," she said. "You could see at the top of the turn as soon as he got some room he was full of horse, full of run. "He will definitely be very tough to run against." Majestic Sunset was second in the seven-horse field, with Tower of Texas taking third. 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