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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 ...

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 ...

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...

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. ...