Men's rugby union

England's Mark Wood, center, celebrates with teammates after the dismissal of New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson during the Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and England in Chester-le-Street, England, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
July 13, 2019 - 6:18 am
LONDON (AP) — New Zealand and England have waited four years for this moment, for this life-changing shot at redemption. For the Kiwis, the Cricket World Cup final at Lord's on Sunday is a chance to avenge their drubbing at the hands of Australia in the 2015 showpiece. It was their first World Cup...
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In this June 25, 2016, photo Australian rugby union player Israel Folau points to the sky after scoring a try against England during their rugby union test match in Sydney. Folau, one of the sport's top players, published a message on his Instagram account that said "drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, idolators. Hell awaits you." (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
April 11, 2019 - 5:09 am
Israel Folau and his anti-gay sentiments appear to have gone too far this time. Rugby Australia said Thursday it plans to terminate the fullback's contract with the national team after he made anti-gay comments on social media for the second year in a row. When Folau made similar remarks on April 5...
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In this Feb. 23, 2019, photo, the Crusader horseman ride around the arena prior to the start of the Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and Hurricanes in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Crusaders announced Wednesday, April 3, 2019, that they will be considering a change to their name and branding following the Christchurch terrorist attacks on March 15 - insisting the status quo is "no longer tenable." (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
April 02, 2019 - 11:46 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Crusaders Super Rugby team has dispensed with the knights on horseback which have been traditional mascots in pre-match entertainment after attacks on two mosques in Christchurch provoked criticism of the name and symbolism. New Zealand Rugby says the branding the...
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A women places flowers at a makeshift memorial near the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, March 16, 2019, where one of the mass shootings occurred yesterday. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
March 15, 2019 - 10:03 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Super Rugby match between the Christchurch-based Crusaders and Dunedin-based Highlanders on Saturday has been canceled as a mark of respect to victims of the mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques. New Zealand Rugby said the decision to cancel the Dunedin...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2016, file photo, Australia's players celebrate after winning the women's rugby sevens gold medal match against New Zealand at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Led by girls and young women, the ruck-and-maul and rougher-than-rough sport of rugby union is looking to regain its relevance in Australia. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
March 12, 2019 - 1:08 am
Led by girls and young women, the ruck-and-maul and rougher-than-rough sport of rugby union is looking to regain its relevance in Australia. The Wallabies lost nine of their 13 test matches last year — the worst performance in 60 years — and none of the Super Rugby franchises was a serious...
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April 13, 2018 - 6:36 am
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Rachael Vanderwal scored 20 points to lead England to a 65-53 win over Canada and a spot in the Commonwealth Games women's basketball final. The English side will play the winner of Friday's later semifinal between Australia and New Zealand in Saturday's gold medal...
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Spain's players, left, clash with Romania referee Vlad Iordachescu, after the Rugby Europe Championship match between Belgium and Spain at the Little Heysel Stadium in Brussels, Sunday, March 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
March 19, 2018 - 7:49 am
DUBLIN (AP) — World Rugby is looking into the appointment of a Romanian referee for a crucial match between Spain and Belgium that determined whether Romania qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Spain's surprising 18-10 loss in Brussels on Sunday meant Romania advanced to the World Cup through a...
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Members of the England team reacts after the end of the Six Nations rugby union match between France and England at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, outside Paris, Saturday, March 10, 2018. France defeated England 22-16. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
March 12, 2018 - 12:20 pm
The wheels are coming off the English chariot. After two years of unprecedented and virtually unstinting success under Eddie Jones, England's rugby team has hit problems just as the 2019 Rugby World Cup is looming into view. "I always said this year would be the hardest year we'd have," Jones said...
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February 03, 2018 - 5:01 pm
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan when it beat Canada 32-31 to advance 10-point winners on aggregate on Saturday. Uruguay won the first leg of the Americas playoff 38-29 in Vancouver a week ago. At its fourth Rugby World Cup, the Teros will go in...
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December 29, 2017 - 10:55 am
UNDATED: over four seasons ___ June 1 — Roberto De Vicenzo, 94, known has much for his scorecard error at the Masters as his British Open victory. De Vicenzo amassed 230 titles worldwide, mostly in South America, but he achieved fame on the biggest stages in golf. He outlasted Jack Nicklaus to win...
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