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New Zealand Rugby chairman says Northern Hemisphere powerhouses’ treatment of Pacific nations is ‘virtually colonialism’

14 hours 10 min ago
The treatment of rugby’s Pacific nations by Northern Hemisphere powerhouses borders on colonialism, New Zealand Rugby chairman Brent Impey said Tuesday.Commenting on the failure of ...

World Rugby chief Bill Beaumont says Brave Blossoms have transformed the sport

15 hours 39 min ago
World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont said Tuesday that Japan’s performance at the Rugby World Cup has “changed the face” of the sport.Asked whether Japan could ...

France flounders but frightens rivals in Rugby World Cup knockout stages

15 hours 52 min ago
While their campaigns often take on elements of a French farce, it’s seldom a laughing matter to strike France in the knockout stages of a ...

Kei Nishikori parts ways with longtime coach Dante Bottini

16 hours 57 min ago
Kei Nishikori announced Tuesday on Twitter that he will part with longtime coach Dante Bottini, who has guided him since 2011.“After nine years of working ...

All Blacks’ Dane Coles happy to consign ‘Great Escape’ pass to history

17 hours 10 min ago
Former All Blacks scrumhalf Justin Marshall screamed “what a pass” in his television commentary, while New Zealand and Irish media credited it with sparking “The ...

RWC organizers issue misconduct charges against Scottish Rugby Union over Typhoon Hagibis comments

17 hours 21 min ago
Rugby World Cup organizers filed misconduct charges against Scotland on Tuesday over comments made about Typhoon Hagibis, after the Scots threatened legal action if their ...

Jonathan Davies, Dan Biggar winning fitness fight for Wales

17 hours 23 min ago
Stephen Jones might have been a late call-up to the Wales coaching squad but he has quickly got himself up to speed on one aspect ...

World Rugby reveals referee assignments for RWC quarterfinals

17 hours 42 min ago
South Africa’s Jaco Peyper will referee his 50th test but his first Rugby World Cup quarterfinal when he takes charge of the knockout match between ...

More than half of Japan watched Brave Blossoms’ victory over Scotland on Nippon Television

18 hours 6 min ago
More than half of Japan tuned in to watch the Brave Blossoms’ 28-21 Rugby World Cup win over Scotland on Sunday that earned Japan a ...

Miho Nonaka, Kai Harada claim bouldering golds at inaugural World Beach Games

18 hours 6 min ago
Climbers Miho Nonaka and Kai Harada gave Japan two bouldering golds Monday at the inaugural World Beach Games, an international beach multisport event organized by ...

Brave Blossoms pose ‘scary’ challenge for South Africa, Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus says

18 hours 18 min ago
Two weeks ago, Springboks head coach Rassie Erasmus described it as a “scary” prospect. It got a whole lot scarier this week.South Africa is now ...

Devon Toews’ OT goal carries Islanders past Blues

19 hours 31 min ago
Devon Toews scored at 1:13 of overtime to complete a stunning late-game comeback by the New York Islanders as they downed the St. Louis Blues ...

Ireland’s Aki banned for three games

19 hours 39 min ago
Ireland center Bundee Aki will miss the rest of Ireland’s Rugby World Cup campaign after failing to have his red card overturned for a high ...

Yuki Togashi regains shooting touch as Jets steamroll SeaHorses

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 23:42
Chiba Jets point guard Yuki Togashi maintained his poise during his zero-point scoring performance (0-for-11 from the floor) in Sunday’s series opener, a game in ...

Stephen Strasburg stifles Cardinals as Nationals move within one victory of World Series

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 23:26
More than 100 pitches in, Stephen Strasburg was adamant he wasn’t quite ready to leave the latest superb start by a Nationals pitcher against the ...

Packers’ Mason Crosby kicks game-winning field goal as time expires against Lions

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 23:04
Mason Crosby nailed a 23-yard field goal as time expired and performed his first Lambeau Leap after he finished off a rally for the Green ...

LeBron James says Rockets’ Morey ‘wasn’t educated’ on China tweet

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 21:19
LeBron James believes Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey “was either misinformed or not really educated on the situation” regarding the potential consequences of his ...

After record medal haul at worlds, Simone Biles expected to be face of Tokyo Olympics

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 06:34
Next stop Tokyo for Simone Biles.With Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps both retired since the last Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the U.S. gymnast will ...

Roger Federer says he plans to play at Tokyo Olympics

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 06:18
Roger Federer says he plans to play at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.The Swiss great, a four-time Olympian, says “at the end of the day my ...

Collective unity behind Japan’s remarkable run

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 05:38
The defining moment during Sunday’s enthralling Rugby World Cup game between Japan and Scotland in Yokohama was not Kenki Fukuoka’s superb second try. Nor was ...

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