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Six Nations is back, with fans but without a clear favorite

England is the highest ranked and most well-resourced rugby team in Europe. Ireland is on an eight-test winning run including knocking over the All Blacks. France a...

Philippines lifts ban on foreign tourists as outbreak eases

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines will lift a ban on the entry of foreign tourists and businesspeople next month after nearly two years, in a move to revive the battered tourism industry as t...

Virus outbreak spreading in Norway's cross-country ski team

OSLO, Norway (AP) — A coronavirus outbreak is spreading inside the powerful Norwegian cross-country skiing team, with double Olympic champion Simen Hegstad Kruger becoming the third skier in two days ...

Ahead of Olympics, abrupt lockdowns loom over Beijing life

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing residents are coping with abrupt local lockdowns and sweeping COVID-19 testing requirements as the Chinese capital seeks to prevent a coronavirus outbreak ahead of the Winter Ol...

Deadly stampede overshadows Cameroon's African Cup progress

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon's progress at the African Cup of Nations was overshadowed by a stampede outside the stadium that killed at least six people during the host nation's victory over Como...

High court won't hear pandemic proxy voting dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge from House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy to the proxy voting system that Democrats put in place in response to the coronavirus pandemic....

One surrendered Hong Kong hamster tests COVID positive as city lockdown grows

Hong Kong authorities on Sunday said one hamster surrendered by pet-owners had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, and over 2,200 hamsters had been culled as the city grappled to contain an outbre...

Beat Feuz wins at Kitzbühel in last downhill before Olympics

KITZBÜHEL, Austria (AP) — Beat Feuz is again the man to beat heading to the Olympic downhill race at the Beijing Winter Games. Feuz’s Swiss teammate Marco Odermatt also showed again ...

MATCHDAY: Chelsea faces Spurs again; Mbappe, Messi available

A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Sunday: ENGLAND After earning back-to-back wins over Tottenham this month to reach the League Cup final, host Chels...

First flights leave Chinese city Xi'an as travel curbs ease

BEIJING (AP) — The first commercial airline flights in one month took off Saturday from Xi’an in western China as the government eased travel curbs imposed after a coronavirus outbreak ahead of next m...

Latin America, Asia latest to get hit with omicron surge

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — In Costa Rica, officials are encouraging those infected with the coronavirus to skip voting in upcoming national elections. On the other side of the world, Beijing is locki...

MATCHDAY: Man City can strengthen title bid at Southampton

A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Saturday: ENGLAND Manchester City heads to Southampton seeking a 13th straight win to move 14 points clear in the P...

MATCHDAY: Watford hosts Norwich; Betis aims to keep up form

A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Friday: ENGLAND Two teams likely to be engaged in the scrap to avoid relegation from the Premier League meet when W...

Thousands in Hong Kong volunteer to adopt hamsters amid COVID-19 fears

Thousands of people in Hong Kong volunteered on Wednesday to adopt unwanted hamsters after a mass cull order from the government over COVID-19 fears raised alarm that panicky owners would abandon thei...

Postponements farce sees EPL explore tightening of rules

When Arsenal this week sent Pablo Mari away on loan and released Sead Kolasinac, trimming the squad looked perplexing for a club already struggling to muster a team to play. Folarin ...