SOUTHAMPTON If anticipation sharpens the appetite, just imagine the scenes which would have greeted Che Adams' strike for Southampton.
SOUTHAMPTON, England Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuettl spent the COVID-19 lockdown period putting the finishing touches to a masterpiece he hopes will turbo-charge the pipeline from the Premier League club's vaunted youth academy to the first team.
SOUTHAMPTON, England Despite stripping Danish international Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg of the Southampton captaincy, the club's manager says the midfielder still has a key role to play in ensuring their Premier League safety.
LONDON/NEW YORK Tweeting from her Toronto couch two weeks ago, six-time Olympian Hayley Wickenheiser had two words for the International Olympic Committee, which had yet to postpone the Tokyo Summer Games amid the coronavirus pandemic: "Insensitive and irresponsible."
YOKOHAMA At times it was brutal, often it was downright ugly, but who cares? In the end there can have been few more poignant sights than that of Siya Kolisi, the boy from a dusty, poverty-stricken South African township, on Saturday lifting the Rugby World Cup following an emphatic victory over England. | Video
TOKYO England and South Africa square up to each other on Saturday to determine who will be crowned champion at Japan's first Rugby World Cup.
TOKYO England's battle-hardened youngsters have been given the royal stamp of approval ahead of Saturday's Rugby World Cup final against South Africa, Sam Underhill told reporters in Tokyo.
TOKYO Five days ago Ben Spencer was sitting at home, feeding his children and watching England's breathtaking Rugby World Cup semi-final win over the All Blacks. Now, the emergency scrumhalf is in Tokyo and ready to fire for England in Saturday's final.
TOKYO England's scintillating performance in blowing apart the seemingly invincible All Blacks last weekend has installed them, in many people's minds, as firm favourites for Saturday's Rugby World Cup final against South Africa.
TOKYO A Japanese voice thunders out of a megaphone and political slogans drown out the voices on a Tokyo nightclub roof garden. Will Greenwood holds his head in his hands.