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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...

Nations Cup final whets appetite for more England v France

LONDON (AP) — The Autumn Nations Cup got the final it didn't deserve. Hastily arranged to replace the canceled traditional European tours, the eight-team Autumn Nations Cup was domin...

England seeks 2nd rugby trophy in 5 weeks vs weakened France

For a team which was competing in the biggest game in rugby barely a year ago, there’s understandable concern that playing in the final of a hastily arranged tournament against an understrength oppone...

Burns given Ireland keys to restrain Georgia at Lansdowne

Ireland is wringing the last ounce of skills and leadership out of Jonathan Sexton before he retires. Meanwhile, in the search for a flyhalf heir to guide the team at the 2023 Rugby World Cup, the spo...

Pivac told to reset and improve Wales in Autumn Nations Cup

Wayne Pivac has outlined where he wants to take Wales. The Welsh Rugby Union trusts the national coach for now. Pivac is trying to avoid a sixth straight defeat for Wales for the fir...

Ireland, Italy keen to make fans proud in rebooted 6 Nations

Dublin is shut down. Rome is going to night curfews. The desire to give their people something to cheer about in the pandemic is extra inspiration for Ireland and Italy when they reboot Six Nations ru...

Hungary's one-armed shooter wins 1948 Olympic gold

The grenade exploded while Károly Takács was holding it. His right hand and half of his forearm were lost to the faulty weapon and Takács was lucky to survive the army drill. ...

Fanny Blankers-Koen shattered myths at 1948 Olympics

The biggest star of the 1948 Olympics was a 30-year-old mother of two who survived Nazi occupation and was thought to have missed her best chances at gold when two Olympics were canceled. ...

Austerity Games of 1948 revive Olympic spirit after WWII

After the controversial 1936 Berlin Games, it was important to believers in the Olympics that the first games after World War II be held without political and racial propaganda. Who ...

England has hard seamers' choice for decisive test vs WI

Six into three will not work on Friday, when England will reveal who are its best seamers for the deciding test against the West Indies at Old Trafford. England named its squad on Th...

6N: England humbles unbeaten Ireland to stay in title hunt

LONDON (AP) — England finally turned up in the Six Nations and denied Ireland at least the triple crown and grand slam in an impressive 24-12 victory at Twickenham on Sunday. Hyping ...

Six Nations: Capsules on all 6 teams

LONDON (AP) — ENGLAND COACH: Eddie Jones 2019 SIX NATIONS: 2nd BEST SIX NATIONS RESULT: Champion 2000, '01, '03, '11, '16, '17 ...

Wales merely need tuneup for Six Nations in Wayne's world

LONDON (AP) — Warren Gatland's parting words as Wales coach were a wish that the team's considerable achievements on his watch weren't wasted. New coach Wayne Pivac is trying to gran...

SBW grateful to end All Blacks career in bronze playoff

Sonny Bill Williams didn't want to play this week. The reaction was natural. Fulltime had just confirmed the stunning end of New Zealand's eight-year reign as Rugby World Cup champio...

Rugby World Cup is the last hurrah for a bunch of greats

Rugby World Cups can be a bathtub of tears. Of the 20 competing teams, 19 will have their hopes dashed. The 20th team won't be immune, either, as the champion sheds tears of joy. ...