Rugby | A deserving Japan reaches first World Cup quarterfinal

JAPAN 28, SCOTLAND 21 When Michael Leitch thanked everyone for supporting his team, he meant absolutely everyone in Japan. When he dedicated the team’s unprecedented

Football | Norway ends Spain’s perfect record; Italy at Euro 2020

NORWAY 1, SPAIN 1 Sergio Ramos was seconds away from celebrating his record for most appearances for Spain with a victory that would have ensured

Rugby World Cup | Typhoon stops All Blacks’ run, and Italian farewells

At times it felt like only a force of nature could stop New Zealand’s streak of wins at the Rugby World Cup. And that’s what happened. The threat of Typhoon Hagibis

RWC review | Wales edges Fiji in a thriller

Left winger Josh Adams scored a hat trick of tries as Wales reached the quarterfinals beating Fiji 29-17 in a pulsating Pool D match yesterday. Wales hit back from 10-0 down

RWC preview | To’omua takes the range as Australia faces Georgia

Friday, 18:15 Australia v Georgia H 1.04, D 101, A 29 For most coaches at the Rugby World Cup, selection stability is a key issue as the knockout rounds loom. Not for Australia

RWC review | South Africa demolishes Canada 66-7, all but into quarters

South Africa demolished 14-man Canada 66-7 to pretty much confirm its place in the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals yesterday. The Springboks scored 10 tries and had four tries and a bonus

RWC preview | Fiji coach McKee: It’s time for players to seize the moment

Wednesday, 12:45 Argentina v USA H 1.11, D 51, A 10 Wednesday, 15:15 Scotland v Russia H 1.02, D 101, A 51 Wednesday, 17:45 Wales v Fiji H 1.15, D 48, A9 Fiji head coach John McKee wants his

Rugby World Cup | Dream still on: wondrous Japan gets win, bonus point v Samoa

Surely Japan must be in love with rugby by now. The Rugby World Cup host produced another wondrous display on Saturday to beat a ferocious Samoa with an immense effort, enhancing

Tennis | Thiem, Barty through to China Open finals

Top seeds Dominic Thiem and Ash Barty are through to the finals of the China Open in Beijing. Austrian Thiem will face Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final. In the women’s

Motorsports | Morocco takes over HK’s ePrix after social unrest

The Hong Kong race of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) electric-powered single-seater championship (Formula E) has been removed from the final version of the 2019/2020 calendar, released after the latest

Rugby World Cup | Ireland rebound from Japan loss by beating Russia only 35-0

Ireland rebounded from its jolting loss to Japan by defeating winless Russia only 35-0 in a humdrum Rugby World Cup match yesterday. The Irish made 11 changes for the pool match

Rugby World Cup | England face do-or-die Pumas to reach quarterfinals

Friday, 17:45 South Africa v Italy H 1.04, D 81, A 23 Saturday, 13:15 Australia v Uruguay H 1.01, D 151, A 201 Saturday, 16:00 England v Argentina H 1.15, D 41, A 8 Saturday, 18:30 Japan v Samoa H 1.11,

Rugby | All Blacks ready for World Cup spotlight after 11-day break

Wednesday, 15:45pm France v USA H 1.05, D 67, A 19 Wednesday, 18:15pm New Zealand v Canada H 1, D 301, A201 Thusday, 13:15pm Georgia v Fiji H 3.7, D 34, A 1.4 Thursday, 18:15pm Ireland v Russia H 1, D

Japanese rugby fans celebrate historic win over Ireland

Japanese fans celebrated their team’s stunning upset of Ireland at the Rugby World Cup with everyone from the prime minister to rivals paying tribute to the historic

Rugby | Argentina has to deliver against Tonga in must-win WC game

Saturday, 12:45pm Argentina v Tonga H 1.04, D 81, A 19 Saturday, 15:15pm Japan v Ireland H 13, D 67, A 1.08 Saturday, 17:45pm South Africa v Namibia H 1.01, D 201, A201 Argentina has done the self-criticism following

Rugby | Uruguay shocks Fiji 30-27 at Rugby World Cup

Uruguay pulled off one of the Rugby World Cup’s largest upsets when it beat Fiji 30-27 in a match laden with significance for the disaster-ravaged town in which it was

Football | MLS lifts ban on anti-Nazi symbol following fan protests

Major League Soccer is lifting its ban on signs and banners featuring an anti-Nazi symbol for the remainder of the season and the playoffs. A handful of fans in Portland were

Football | Messi, Rapinoe win FIFA player of the year awards

Lionel Messi won his sixth FIFA player of the year award, while Megan Rapinoe won her first at a lavish ceremony at Milan’s iconic Teatro all Scala yesterday . Rapinoe was

Rugby World Cup | Italy can move closer to third place with a win over Canada

In a Rugby World Cup group containing three-time champion New Zealand and two-time winner South Africa, the realistic option for the other teams is third place. A win for Italy over

Rugby | All Blacks eye Canada next after getting past South Africa

All Blacks hooker Dane Coles paused. Their next Rugby World Cup opponent was, um Canada? Yes. “One game at a time,” Coles said with a smile on Sunday. He wasn’t being cheeky.

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