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Rugby-Pacific players call for major rule changes after World Cup disappointments

08 Oct 2019

LONDON, Oct 8 The head of the body representing Pacific region rugby players will fly to the Rugby World Cup on Wednesday for crucial talks about improving the plight of those from countries such as Fiji, Tonga and Samoa who have failed to make an impact in Japan.

'Actor' Jones could steer England a long way, says Jackman

04 Oct 2019

LONDON England coach Eddie Jones has an attention to detail which is “off the scales”, is a great actor in front of the media and can lead England a long way at the World Cup, according to former Ireland international Bernard Jackman.

England LMA chief hails Germans for retaining Loew

10 Jul 2018

England's League Managers Association (LMA) chief Richard Bevan, a fierce critic of soccer's hire-and-fire culture, has heaped praise on Germany for keeping faith with national coach Joachim Loew despite a calamitous World Cup.

Russia denies state-sponsored doping ahead of new key report

20 Nov 2016

GLASGOW, Scotland Russia's new anti-doping chief Vitaly Smirnov told WADA on Sunday that the country had “never had a state-sponsored system of doping” as the date for the publication of a new special report into alleged Russian cheating was announced.

Doping-Russia denies state-sponsored doping ahead of new key report

20 Nov 2016

GLASGOW, Scotland, Nov 20 Russia's new anti-doping chief Vitaly Smirnov told WADA on Sunday that the country had "never had a state-sponsored system of doping" as the date for the publication of a new special report into alleged Russian cheating was announced.

Golfer McIlroy pulls out of Rio over Zika fears

22 Jun 2016

LONDON Northern Ireland's four-times major winner Rory McIlroy has decided to pull out of the historic golf tournament at the Rio Olympic Games in August because of health fears over the Zika virus.

WADA to demand 'serious' action if new report shows widespread Russian doping

20 Jun 2016

LONDON World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) chiefs said on Monday that they would call for “serious” action against Russia before the Rio Olympics in August if a new investigation next month shows evidence of widespread state-sponsored doping.

Italy face Euro 2016 misery, England reach semis - Goldman Sachs

06 Jun 2016

Italy, beaten finalists at the last European Championship, will have a miserable Euro 2016 while England will sail through to the semi-finals, according to Goldman Sachs, which put host nation France as most likely to win.

Fall of Berlin Wall and hopes of sports superpower status

09 Nov 2014

LONDON Berliners had only just started taking pickaxes to the Berlin Wall in the days after its dramatic demise on November 9, 1989 when the world of sport began confidently predicting a golden future for a reunited Germany.

Fall of Berlin Wall and hopes of sports superpower status

09 Nov 2014

LONDON Berliners had only just started taking pickaxes to the Berlin Wall in the days after its dramatic demise on November 9, 1989 when the world of sport began confidently predicting a golden future for a reunited Germany.

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