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France v Canada - IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool D

By Julien Pretot CARDIFF (Reuters) - France may have done little to impress in the past four years, but there is nothing lik…

  • Scotland Training

    Gordon Strachan should remain manager of Scotland despite their elimination from Euro 2016, the country's most capped player Kenny Dalglish said on Friday. Strachan, whose contract expires after their final qualification match away to Gibraltar on Sunday, refused to discuss his future after Poland's stoppage-time equaliser …

  • Ireland eye win for extra day off, not to avoid All Blacks By Padraic Halpin - Reuters - 19 minutes ago
    Ireland coach Joe Schmidt reacts against France during their Six Nations rugby union match at the Aviva stadium in Dublin

    By Padraic Halpin CARDIFF (Reuters) - Ireland can avoid a likely quarter-final against world champions New Zealand, a team they have never beaten, and instead face an Argentine side they have overcome five times in a row with a pool-topping win over France on Sunday. It just allows a little bit more breathing space to …

  • NYC jury acquits Atlanta Hawks' Sefolosha in police fracas TOM HAYS - Associated Press - 21 minutes ago
    Thabo Sefolosha receives congratulations outside the criminal courts in New York, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. The Atlanta Hawks' player was acquitted Friday in a case stemming from a police fracas outside a trendy New York City nightclub. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha was acquitted Friday of charges stemming from a struggle with police outside a trendy New York City nightclub that left him with a broken leg and ended his NBA season.

  • Hernandez gets a run as Argentina take on Namibia By Nick Said - Reuters - 26 minutes ago
    Argentina v Georgia - IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool C

    By Nick Said LONDON (Reuters) - Argentina's Juan Martin Hernandez has been given a chance to play himself back into the Pumas side for the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals with an outing at flyhalf in the final Pool C clash against Namibia in Leicester. The 2007 semi-finalists are not yet assured of second place in the …

  • Head coach Dunga of Brazil reacts during their 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match against Chile in Santiago

    Brazil must secure three points against Venezuela next week to kick start their World Cup qualifying campaign but will not radically change their team despite a 2-0 opening-day defeat by Chile, coach Dunga said. Thursday night's game between the Copa America champions and the five-times World Cup winners was fairly even …

  • FIFA presidential candidate and former vice-president Chung Mong-joon has said he will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after he was banned for six years by the ethics committee of football's world governing body on Thursday. The South Korean described the ruling in a statement on Friday as a "shameful …

  • A shirt worn by New Zealand captain Dave Gallaher in a test match against Wales in 1905 was sold for 180,000 pounds on Friday. The 1905 "Originals" tour was the first outside Australasia by a New Zealand rugby team and it was while in Britain that they were dubbed the "All Blacks" by the local media. The match against …

  • Good news on the injury front for Martin O’Neill ahead Poland clash Paul Dollery - - 1 hour 2 minutes ago
    Good news on the injury front for Martin O’Neill ahead Poland clash

    Seamus Coleman and Marc Wilson will be available for selection in Warsaw on Sunday.

  • Aggressive approach can rattle Ireland, says France's Tillous-Borde By Julien Pretot - Reuters - 1 hour 3 minutes ago
    France's Tillous-Borde makes a pass during their rugby union match against Scotland at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis

    By Julien Pretot CARDIFF (Reuters) - France intend to follow Italy's lead to exploit a chink in Ireland's armour in Sunday’s Rugby World Cup Pool D decider in Cardiff, scrumhalf Sebastien Tillous-Borde said on Friday. Ireland showed signs of vulnerability in the face of an aggressive Italy, who ran them close before succumbing …

  • Cheika backs Foley to come through Wales examination By Nick Said - Reuters - 1 hour 29 minutes ago
    England v Australia - IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool A

    By Nick Said LONDON (Reuters) - Australia coach Michael Cheika has no special plans to protect flyhalf Bernard Foley from an expected Wales onslaught in their Rugby World Cup Pool A decider at Twickenham on Saturday. Foley scored 28 points as Australia dumped hosts England out of the tournament last weekend with a record …

  • Josh Donaldson in Jays lineup for Game 2 of ALDS Associated Press - 1 hour 32 minutes ago

    TORONTO (AP) — Third baseman Josh Donaldson and outfielder Jose Bautista are in the Blue Jays lineup for Game 2 of their American League Division Series against Texas. Third baseman Adrian Beltre is not starting for the Rangers.

  • Italy leave out Parisse for Romania game Reuters - 1 hour 33 minutes ago
    Ireland v Italy - IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool D

    LONDON (Reuters) - Italy head coach Jacques Brunel left out captain Sergio Parisse in one of two changes to his starting line-up for Sunday's Rugby World Cup Pool D match against Romania in Exeter. Number eight Parisse, who returned from injury in the 16-9 defeat by Ireland, was replaced by Alessandro Zanni. Hooker …

  • Kitsoff leads much-changed Namibia Reuters - 1 hour 37 minutes ago
    Namibia v Georgia - IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool C

    (Reuters) - Flanker Rohan Kitsoff will captain a much-changed Namibia side in their fourth and final Rugby World Cup Pool C match against Argentina on Sunday following Jacques Burger's retirement. Burger called time on his career after being ruled out of the match at Leicester City Stadium by a concussion he sustained …

  • NLDS gives Cubs, Cardinals chance to make new memories R.B. FALLSTROM - Associated Press - 1 hour 38 minutes ago
    Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon responds to a question during a news conference Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, in St. Louis. The Cubs are to face the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Friday. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Joe Maddon stepped to the podium spouting names of obscure Cardinals from the past.

  • Djokovic and Nadal through to China Open semis Reuters - 1 hour 42 minutes ago
    Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts after wining a point against John Isner of U.S. during their men's singles match at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing

    Novak Djokovic extended his winning streak at the China Open to 27 matches with a 6-2 6-2 demolition over big-serving American John Isner on Friday. The world number one was in devastating form, conceding just three aces in a masterclass performance to reach the semi-finals in Beijing. The Serbian is chasing his sixth …

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