Wales World Cup hopeful Tomas Francis says he was unhappy at being overlooked as a rugby schoolboy in England.
Yet he has ditched a player, Burrell (13 caps) who has been a central part of the England midfield during the past two Six Nations championships in favour of a pair of novices. Cipriani was bidding to play fly-half and full-back, but specialists Farrell and George Ford were selected at number 10 and Alex Goode
In 2013, Sydney Leroux took a stand in a long-brewing turf war — literally. On Twitter, the Canada-born U.S. Women’s National Team tweeted out a photo of her bruised, bloodied, and scraped shins with the caption, “This is why soccer should be played on grass!” She went on to join the list... More »
The training center at Roshchino will be a modern facility seating 500 spectators. Tentatively estimated at 400 million rubles, the design will be unveiled three or four months from now.
The 2015 Rugby World Cup kicks off in just over a few weeks, giving die-hard fans little time to prepare for one of the most intense sports tournaments in the calendar year New Zealand walks into the big show as the heavy favorites after retaining their title last year. The team is [...]
New Tottenham signing Son Heung-min scores for South Korea against Algeria at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Three Exeter players made England's World Cup squad - another reminder of the Chiefs' rise under head coach Rob Baxter.
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt concedes that informing the members of his squad who will not be part of the 31-man group selected for the Rugby World Cup is "the least desirable part of my job".
Burgess is joined in the squad by young Exeter centre Henry Slade, but there was World Cup heart break for Danny Cipriani and 37-year-old Nick Easter who were amongst the eight players deemed surplus to requirements when the final 31 names were revealed today. As expected, there is also no place in the side for
In its first drone crash investigation report, the ATSB blames a potentially serious incident at the Melbourne Cricket Ground at the world cup cricket final on 29 March this year on radio interference. The crash didn’t hurt anyone or take any attention from the Australian victory, but a face full of rotating knives for a [...]
Amid the inevitable retirements to come out of this summer’s Women’s World Cup, there was one absolute stunner. True, while United States’ international Lauren Holiday’s announcement was, for some, premature (she’s only 27 year’s old), it had been rumored since early spring, when the National Women’s Soccer League season was about […]
While Alan Pardew welcomed Yannick Bolasie’s return from compassionate leave, Crystal Palace’s manager revealed midfielder Mile Jedinak will miss the final fixture before the upcoming two-week international break – and Australia’s 2018 World Cup qualifying games with Bangladesh and Tajikistan. The club captain, 31, limped out of the Capital One Cup win […]
As the Springboks prepare for next month's World Cup, their biggest challenge might be achieving racial transformation.
It was that time of the year when soccer lovers had their eyes wide open in front of a television watching the 1994 World Cup in the U.S. Also, it was that time of the year when mobsters had placed their bets on the games, and no one would mess with their plans. During the […]
Mesut Ozil is going to become more selfish, admitting that he doesn’t score enough goals in this interview with Arsenal’s website. The German World Cup winner has become a fans’ favourite at the Emirates for his laser-like passing ability, a trait that’s equally appreciated by his teammates. Show More Summary
To help with the latter, there are big promotions, such as last year's World Cup push and this year's expanded content and advertising deal with the NFL to help broaden its audience. There are also smaller tweaks designed to help people find new features or take advantage of tools they might not have been aware of. [...]Show More Summary
Picking Sam Burgess is a big call but he is unlikely to see much World Cup action for England, argues Jeremy Guscott.
England head coach Stuart Lancaster says "now is the time for the country to get behind the team" after selecting his squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, which starts next month.
World number 1, Jelena Jankovic, won her third title in three weeks at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. Whatever. I find it ridiculous that JJ is most likely going to be the year end world number 1 and she hasn’t even won a grand slam. She can win 10 titles in 10 weeks and she […]
Exeter boss Rob Baxter is pleased England's coaches have selected versatile centre Henry Slade for the World Cup.