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Six Nations took the long road to finish as predicted

The Six Nations panned out as most observers predicted. France was first, Ireland second, followed by England, Scotland, Wales, then Italy. Yet, on the final day on...

6N: Alun Wyn Jones lauds family ties before 150th Wales cap

Wales lock Alun Wyn Jones lauded the bonds between rugby, family and community on the eve of becoming the first player in international rugby to appear 150 times for their country. J...

6N: Ireland going for Triple Crown after tweaking scrum

Ireland has been insisting all week that its scrum is world class. The evidence was iffy last Saturday as the Irish scrum was dominated by England's seven forwards and a winger combo...

6N: No worries starting Jones in Biggar's 100th Wales test

Wales coach Wayne Pivac has no misgivings about giving Alun Wyn Jones a first rugby match in 20 weeks in the Six Nations test against Italy this weekend. Jones hasn't played since di...

Ireland go to Twickenham seeking breakthrough road win

For all of Ireland's resurgence under coach Andy Farrell, one significant milestone continues to elude them. That is going to another major team's turf, defying the hostile crowd and...

France, Spain, US and Argentina ease into Davis Cup Finals

France, Spain, the United States and Argentina eased into the Davis Cup Finals while Belgium scraped past host Finland 3-2 in the qualifiers on Saturday. Australia came from behind ...

Shane Warne, one of cricket's iconic players, dies at 52

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Shane Warne, widely regarded as one of the greatest players, most astute tacticians and ultimate competitors in the long history of cricket, has died. He was 52. ...

Ireland captain Sexton unfazed by flyhalf rivals

Even during the year he was considered the world's best rugby player, Jonathan Sexton endured talk about finding his replacement. Sexton's eternal class for more than a decade allied...

Wiser France gunning for Scottish bogeymen at Murrayfield

Scotland has recent history. France has more recent momentum. The French bring their ambitions of a Six Nations Grand Slam to Murrayfield on Saturday, when Scotland...

Sexton and Biggar take rivalry to new level in 6N opener

Jonathan Sexton recalls in his early days as a rugby international how there was “a nastier side” to the Ireland-Wales rivalry; it had "a bit of bite.” To him, that changed in 2009 w...

Weakened Wales starting 6N defense at confident Ireland

For the first time in 15 years, Wales start the Six Nations without Alun Wyn Jones or Ken Owens. The respective standard-bearer and heartbeat of the team are on a distinguished list ...

Preview capsules on each team in the Six Nations

ENGLAND COACH: Eddie Jones CAPTAIN: Courtney Lawes 2021 SIX NATIONS: 5th BEST SIX NATIONS RESULT: Champion 2000, 2001, 2003, 201...

Preview capsules on each team in the Six Nations

ENGLAND COACH: Eddie Jones CAPTAIN: Courtney Lawes 2021 SIX NATIONS: 5th BEST SIX NATIONS RESULT: Champion 2000, 2001, 2003, 201...

All for nothing: Athletes qualify but end out of Olympics

MADRID (AP) — As one of the top-ranked taekwondo fighters in the world, Jesús Tortosa was ready to start packing for the Tokyo Olympics. He had been preparing for it for the past fiv...

A look at each team in the 2021 Six Nations

ENGLAND COACH: Eddie Jones 2020 SIX NATIONS: 1st BEST SIX NATIONS RESULT: Champion 2000, ’01, ’03, ’11, ’16, ’17, '20 SCHEDUL...