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'Buzzing' Adams thrilled to finally get off the mark for Saints

06 Jul 2020

SOUTHAMPTON If anticipation sharpens the appetite, just imagine the scenes which would have greeted Che Adams' strike for Southampton.

Southampton bank on playbook for stars of the future

18 Jun 2020

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.

Hojbjerg stripped of captaincy but still big job to do, say Saints

17 Jun 2020

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.

2020 Games postponement signals growing power shift from IOC to athletes

31 Mar 2020

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."

Rainbow nation turns gold as Springboks lift World Cup

03 Nov 2019

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

Memorable moments from Japan's World Cup

01 Nov 2019

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.

Youthful England ride wave of royal support

01 Nov 2019

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.

From feeding kids to feeding scrums, Spencer says he's up to speed

31 Oct 2019

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.

Powerful Boks entirely new challenge for England, says Greenwood

30 Oct 2019

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.

Fear and stress ruled run-up, says World Cup champion

29 Oct 2019

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.

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