Some of 2019's most memorable games decided by blown calls

The New Orleans Saints looked around in disbelief, searching for a yellow flag that never came during the NFL playoffs. The Auburn Tigers were sure they'd get the ball after a Virgin...

Whan wants companies to ‘walk the talk’ in sponsorship

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Not even Commissioner Mike Whan is clear on the length of the contract extension the LPGA Tour gave him. That’s the least of his concerns. Whan says his contract ...

Scotland ‘regret’ misconduct before RWC match vs Japan

DUBLIN (AP) — The Scottish Rugby Union “has expressed its regret” to World Rugby for misconduct before its World Cup pool game against Japan last month. World Rugby’s brief statement...

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TOP STORIES: RGU--RWC-SCOTLAND SANCTIONS DUBLIN — The Scottish Rugby Union is found guilty of misconduct for inappropriate and ill-judged comments before its Rugby ...

Scotland sanctioned for ill comments at RWC before typhoon

DUBLIN (AP) — The Scottish Rugby Union has been found guilty of misconduct for inappropriate and ill-judged comments before its Rugby World Cup match with Japan and the arrival of Typhoon Hagibis. ...

Top quotes from the Rugby World Cup

TOKYO (AP) — The best quotes from the Rugby World Cup in Japan: "We'd consider Ireland a very welcoming country, but Japan takes that to a different level." Ireland...

Rugby World Cup's Asian legacy hinges on representation

Rugby fever may have swept Japan during the seven weeks it hosted the World Cup but if the success of the tournament is to have a lasting effect around Asia, the rest of the continent is going to need...

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. ...

Flood, mudslides from strong rain in Japan kill at least 7

TOKYO (AP) — Torrential rain that caused flooding and mudslides in towns east of Tokyo has left seven people dead and added damage in areas still recovering from recent typhoons. Res...

Torrential rain in eastern Japan causes flooding near Tokyo

TOKYO (AP) — Torrential rain from a low-pressure system hovering above Japan's main island has triggered flooding in towns east of Tokyo, prompting fresh concerns in areas still recovering from recent...

Japan warns of more rain, mudslide risk in typhoon-hit areas

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese weather agency is warning people in Tokyo and northern Nagano about heavy rainfall that may set off flooding and mudslides, including in areas recovering from a deadly typhoo...

Japan braces for 2 more storms after deadly typhoon

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is bracing for two more storms heading its way a week after a typhoon devastated the country's central and northern regions. The Meteorological Agency said Monday ...

Japan set to celebrate Emperor Naruhito's enthronement

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is abuzz ahead of a ceremony Tuesday marking Emperor Naruhito's ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne. It is one of several formal ceremonies for Naruhito, 59, who...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters ...

Lomu's legacy looms over NZ-England World Cup semifinal

TOKYO (AP) — One trampling run launched Jonah Lomu to global stardom, ensuring his name will be indelibly linked to a Rugby World Cup semifinal between New Zealand and England. The A...