Argentina reaches semifinals after coming back twice to beat Wales

Wales 17, Argentina 29 Argentina’s rugby team doesn’t have a totemic figure like Lionel Messi to bind it like the national soccer team did when

All Blacks give defensive masterclass to knock out Ireland

Ireland 24, New Zealand 28 New Zealand was thought to have showed too much razzle-dazzle and met not enough resistance to seriously trouble top-ranked Ireland going

Springboks have earned back respect from referees, Erasmus says

One of the surprises of the Rugby World Cup pool stage was the only team not to concede a yellow or red card: South Africa. The

Smith not burdened by All Blacks-Ireland history ahead of quarterfinal

Aaron Smith made his New Zealand test debut against Ireland in 2012. The Irish were his first three tests, including his first test try. That

UEFA picks UK-Ireland to host soccer’s 2028 Euro; Italy-Turkey to stage 2032 edition

The future of soccer’s European Championship for the next decade was decided yesterday — the United Kingdom and Ireland will host in 2028 and an unusual Italy-Turkey

Lopsided quarterfinals highlight absurdity of early draw for pool stage

The absurdity of the decision to stage the draw for the pool stage of the Rugby World Cup three years out from the tournament will really

Portugal pulls off stunner and Fiji advances in storming end to pool stage

Portugal will be by far the happiest of the teams going home early from the Rugby World Cup. The Portuguese pulled off a stunner of an upset with

All Blacks hoping for right balance in last pool outing against Uruguay

A total of nine changes suggests New Zealand wants a snatch-and-grab game against Uruguay today , the main prize a Rugby World Cup quarterfinal. Qualifying for the

Japan edges rival China to win men’s world gymnastics title while US claims first medal since 2014

Japan is back on top in men’s gymnastics. The five-man group led by reigning world and Olympic champion Daiki Hashimoto edged rival China in the

2030 World Cup to be hosted by Spain-Portugal-Morocco with 3 South American countries added

A unique 2030 World Cup is set to be played in Europe and Africa with the surprising addition of South America in a deal to allow the men’s soccer tournament to start with a 100th birthday party in Uruguay.

Host China continues Asian Games dominance by surpassing 150 medals on Day 5 of the event

China blew past the 150-medal mark yesterday on Day 5 of the Asian Games, more than double the number of second-place South Korea as the home nation continued its

IndyCar’s return marks major comeback for 120-year-old Milwaukee Mile

Once a fixture on the IndyCar racing circuit, the Milwaukee Mile lost its spot on the schedule and was in danger of closing altogether on multiple

Tournament reaches the halfway stage and Ireland confirms its status as favorite

The Rugby World Cup is at its halfway stage, with 24 games done and dusted. The top story of the third set of matches was

Uruguay players aim to shrug off Italy defeat with win against Namibia

Uruguay had made no secret of the fact it was targeting Italy and Namibia to record two wins in the tournament for the first time in its history. Leading

South Korea breezes through first day of League of Legends competition in esports

South Korea’s League of Legends team breezed through its first day of esports competition yesterday at the Asian Games, bolstered by a strong performance by top player

Ireland beats South Africa 13-8 in titanic clash

Ireland’s 5-3 trumped South Africa’s 7-1. The Springboks believed their fresh set of seven forwards would come off the bench and finish grinding down the Irish

England romp and Portugal draw

PORTUGAL 18, GEORGIA 18 Portugal couldn’t have come closer to its first Rugby World Cup win in Toulouse. Os Lobos rallied from 13-0 down

Big teams flex their muscles in the second round of games

New Zealand, Ireland and South Africa all flexed their muscles at the Rugby World Cup to rack up the points against underdog opponents in the second round of

Capuozzo back at 15 as Italy gears up for Uruguay threat

Ange Capuozzo is restored to fullback and Italy looks logical again. Capuozzo was on the wing and Tommaso Allan at fullback in Italy’s Rugby World Cup

Flying Fiji lifts everyone’s hopes: Eyes now on big Ireland-South Africa showdown

Every World Cup needs an underdog story. Not for the first time, it’s the Pacific island of Fiji warming hearts at rugby’s showpiece. The Flying Fijians,

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