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Saracens saga could galvanise England, says Andy Farrell

22 Jan 2020

LONDON The Saracens situation hanging over the England camp as they gather for the Six Nations could galvanise the squad according to Ireland coach Andy Farrell, the father of England and Saracens captain Owen.

Rugby: All change for the post-World Cup Six Nations

22 Jan 2020

LONDON A post-World Cup Six Nations always feels like something of a fresh start but this year's championship, featuring four new coaches and four new captains, is about as clean a slate as it gets.

Jones planning 'clear the air' player talks over Saracens scandal

20 Jan 2020

LONDON Coach Eddie Jones has scheduled "clear the air" talks for everyone in his Six Nations squad to ensure any rumbling discontent over the Saracens' salary cap scandal does not sour the atmosphere in the England camp.

Rugby-Saracens players must focus on England now, says Jones

20 Jan 2020

LONDON, Jan 20 Coach Eddie Jones included seven players from crisis-hit English and European champions Saracens in his Six Nations squad on Monday and said his only interest in the salary-cap scandal was how they performed for England. England's most successful club have formed the backbone of Jones's England team since he arrived over four years ago but they are now in turmoil, with many players' futures uncertain, after they were handed an automatic end-of-season relegation from the Premiership for another breach of the salary cap rules.

Rugby: Eight uncapped players in England Six Nations squad

20 Jan 2020

LONDON England coach Eddie Jones included eight uncapped players but retained the bulk of his World Cup group when he named a 34-man squad for the Six Nations championship on Monday.

CORRECTED-Rugby-Eight uncapped players in England Six Nations squad

20 Jan 2020

LONDON, Jan 20 England coach Eddie Jones included eight uncapped players but retained the bulk of his World Cup group when he named a 34-man squad for the Six Nations championship on Monday.

Bekele and Kipchoge set for London Marathon showdown

17 Jan 2020

LONDON Eliud Kipchoge and Kenenisa Bekele, the only men to go under two hours, two minutes for the marathon, will go head to head over the classic distance in this year's London Marathon, organisers said on Friday.

South Africa captain Kolisi wins UK writers' award

13 Jan 2020

LONDON Siya Kolisi was voted the UK Rugby Union Writers' Club personality of the year for 2019 on Monday after leading South Africa to their emotional World Cup triumph in Japan.

Athletics: Kenya's Kipsang provisionally suspended for anti-doping violations

10 Jan 2020

LONDON Kenyan Wilson Kipsang, former marathon world record holder and bronze medallist at the 2012 Olympics, has been provisionally suspended for whereabouts failures and tampering with samples, the Athletics Integrity Unit said on its Twitter account on Friday.

UPDATE 3-Athletics-Kenya's Kipsang provisionally suspended for anti-doping violations

10 Jan 2020

LONDON, Jan 10 Kenyan Wilson Kipsang, former marathon world record holder and bronze medallist at the 2012 Olympics, has been provisionally suspended for whereabouts failures and tampering with samples, the Athletics Integrity Unit said on its Twitter account on Friday.

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