September 22, 2019

Untidy England claim bonus point win over Tonga

England got their World Cup campaign off to a scrappy start in Sapporo on Sunday with a 35-3 Pool C victory over Tonga as Manu Tuilagi scored two tries while skipper Owen Farrell added 15 points with the boot.
September 22, 2019

Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness reveals he is HIV positive

He revealed his condition just a week after former Wales captain Gareth Thomas
September 22, 2019

Marquez has one hand on sixth title after Aragon victory

Honda's Marc Marquez celebrated his 200th start and moved within reach of a sixth MotoGP title on Sunday with a commanding win from pole position in front of his home Spanish fans at the Aragon Grand Prix.
September 22, 2019

FIFA study hails best-ever women’s World Cup in France

FIFA's Technical Study Group (TSG) hailed this year's women's World Cup in France as the best-ever in the competition's history, with the tournament showcasing the tactical, technical and physical improvements in the women's game.
September 22, 2019

Ireland juggernaut batters Scots in Yokohama drizzle

Ireland put aside their stuttering 2019 form with an emphatic 27-3 victory over their main Pool A rivals Scotland to open their World Cup campaign in convincing style in Yokohama on Sunday.
September 22, 2019

Stretched Irish squad’s poise pleases coach Schmidt

Ireland came to the World Cup with their deepest ever squad and coach Joe Schmidt was pleased with how his already stretched panel cruised through Sunday's opening 27-3 victory over main Pool A rivals Scotland.
September 22, 2019

Osaka returns to winning ways with Pan Pacific Open crown

Naomi Osaka lifted her first trophy since winning the Australian Open in January, blasting past Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2 6-3 in the Pan Pacific Open final on Sunday.
September 22, 2019

Olympic champion Marin completes comeback with China title

Olympic champion Carolina Marin made a successful comeback on Sunday by defending her China Open title eight months after suffering a career-threatening injury.
September 22, 2019

Nadal pulls out of Laver Cup with hand injury

Rafa Nadal has pulled out of his Laver Cup matches on Sunday due to inflammation in his hand, denying fans the opportunity to see him partner Roger Federer in the doubles on the final day of the tournament in Geneva.
September 22, 2019

Wales will weather storm against Georgia – Edwards

Wales will weather the physical and meteorological storms predicted in their opening Rugby World Cup Pool D clash against Georgia at the City of Toyota Stadium on Monday, according to assistant coach Shaun Edwards.
September 22, 2019

Man who has watched Loch Ness for a sighting of the monster for 25 years stars in film

FOR more than 25 years, he has assiduously watched Loch Ness for a sighting of the monster - setting a world record for the longest Nessie vigil in the process.
September 22, 2019

Battered and bruised but Australia happy to come through Fiji test

Battered Australian bodies were dipped gingerly into ice baths on Sunday as they continued the recovery process from a bruising World Cup opening win over Fiji that underlined the extreme physical challenges the players will face each week in Japan.