Ireland

Irish coach Schmidt has appendix removed after game

DUBLIN - Ireland coach Joe Schmidt is recovering in hospital after having his appendix removed hours after guiding his side to victory in a frantic test against Australia on Saturday.

Rugby-Irish coach Schmidt has appendix removed after game 23 Nov 2014

DUBLIN, Nov 23 - Ireland coach Joe Schmidt is recovering in hospital after having his appendix removed hours after guiding his side to victory in a frantic test against Australia on Saturday.

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All Blacks lock Retallick is Player of Year 22 Nov 2014

- All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick became the first tight forward since Ireland's Keith Wood in 2001 to be named World Rugby's Player of the Year on Saturday.

Rugby-All Blacks lock Retallick is Player of Year 22 Nov 2014

Nov 22 - All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick became the first tight forward since Ireland's Keith Wood in 2001 to be named World Rugby's Player of the Year on Saturday.

Irish eyes smiling after Wallabies are beaten 22 Nov 2014

DUBLIN - Ireland beat Australia 26-23 in a thriller on Saturday that featured five tries in the first half and secured their first November series sweep in eight years to lay down a marker for next year's World Cup.

Still early days for Australia, says new coach Cheika 22 Nov 2014

DUBLIN - Disappointed Australia coach Michael Cheika said it was still early days for the side he took over a month ago after they lost for the second week in a row, a narrow 26-23 defeat by Ireland on Saturday.

Rugby-Still early days for Australia, says new coach Cheika 22 Nov 2014

DUBLIN, Nov 22 - Disappointed Australia coach Michael Cheika said it was still early days for the side he took over a month ago after they lost for the second week in a row, a narrow 26-23 defeat by Ireland on Saturday.

Irish coach Schmidt battles on with suspected appendicitis 22 Nov 2014

DUBLIN - Ireland coach Joe Schmidt had to fight through the pain to guide his side to a November series clean sweep on Saturday, watching on with suspected appendicitis as they edged past Australia in a frantic game.

Rugby-Irish coach Schmidt battles on with suspected appendicitis 22 Nov 2014

DUBLIN, Nov 22 - Ireland coach Joe Schmidt had to fight through the pain to guide his side to a November series clean sweep on Saturday, watching on with suspected appendicitis as they edged past Australia in a frantic game.

UPDATE 1-Rugby-Irish eyes smiling after Wallabies are beaten 22 Nov 2014

DUBLIN, Nov 22 - Ireland beat Australia 26-23 in a thriller on Saturday that featured five tries in the first half and secured their first November series sweep in eight years to lay down a marker for next year's World Cup.

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Iran nuclear talks extended seven months after failing to meet deadline

VIENNA - Iran and six powers failed for a second time this year on Monday to resolve their 12-year dispute over Tehran's nuclear ambitions and gave themselves seven more months to overcome the deadlock that has prevented them from clinching an historic deal.