Goodhue, Lienert-Brown in All Blacks midfield for Ireland

TOKYO (AP) — Jack Goodhue and Anton Lienert-Brown will combine in midfield in the most contentious selection in the All Blacks starting lineup which will play Ireland on Saturday in a Rugby World Cup ...

Czech President Milos Zeman to be hospitalized

PRAGUE (AP) — An official says Czech President Milos Zeman will be hospitalized for several days "to regain his fitness." Presidential spokesman Jiri Ovcacek says Zeman, who is 75 an...

Search continues, hope diminishes at hotel collapse site

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Would-be rescuers spent a fourth day searching through the unstable wreckage of a collapsed New Orleans building amid diminishing hopes a man missing in the rubble will be found ali...

Springboks' 'scary' challenge vs. Japan just got scarier

TOKYO (AP) — Two weeks ago, Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus described it as a "scary" prospect. It got a whole lot scarier this week. South Africa is now in Japan's way at the Rugby ...

All Blacks, Irish to renew rivalry in World Cup quarterfinal

The quarterfinal meeting between Ireland and New Zealand at the Rugby World Cup comes with a strong feeling of reckoning. Ireland hadn't beaten New Zealand in 28 matches over 111 yea...

Big changes to grueling Special Forces course draw scrutiny

CAMP MACKALL, N.C. (AP) — Deep in the dark North Carolina woods, a small white light flickers in the heavy underbrush. It's after midnight and a soldier is taking a risk by turning on his headlamp to ...

US, Tonga fight for a rugby win that's far from meaningless

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Tonga has come close in Japan. The United States hasn't. One win at the Rugby World Cup could make their tournaments. Both teams are out of contention but both st...

Whittaker, Adesanya headline UFC 243 Down Under

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Robert Whittaker says he's in the best shape of his career for his UFC middleweight world title defense against Israel Adesanya. Whittaker, a New Zealand-...

How old is too old? White House hopefuls confront age debate

Candidates’ ages are again on the front burner of the 2020 presidential campaign after 78-year-old Bernie Sanders was hospitalized this week for a blocked artery in his heart. Sander...

Drug stores go to court on US opioid litigation judge

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group of drug retailers and distributors is asking an Ohio federal appeals court to remove the judge overseeing national opioid litigation after the judge himself denied their ...

Pulisic faces tough task breaking through at Chelsea

The group stage of the Champions League is only one round old and already Chelsea faces a match it cannot afford to lose. Just don't expect Christian Pulisic to play in the important...

France has modest expectations heading into U.S match at RWC

FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) — France is not about to start talking up its Rugby World Cup chances just because it beat Argentina, and the players are in a modest frame of mind heading into Wednesday's match a...

Japanese rugby fans celebrate historic win over Ireland

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese fans celebrated their team's stunning upset of Ireland at the Rugby World Cup with everyone from the prime minister to rivals paying tribute to the historic win. ...

Military sees frustrating trend as suicides spike

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military suicides surged this year to a record high among active duty troops, continuing a deadly trend that Pentagon officials say is frustrating and they are struggling to counter....

Army medic based in Colorado dies during overseas training

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — An Army medic posted at a Colorado base has died during a training competition in South Korea. The Gazette reports 32-year-old Staff Sgt. Kelly L. Rich...