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...

England's response to All Blacks haka results in fine

TOKYO (AP) — England has been fined for crossing the halfway line in its response to New Zealand's pre-match haka at the Rugby World Cup semifinals. World Rugby says England breached...

'Slammin' Sam' leads England's destruction of All Blacks

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — It was a statement tackle, the kind of crunching hit that leaves spectators gasping and gives teammates energy. That it took down New Zealand's leader made it ...

'Keep digging away': Jones on how to beat the All Blacks

TOKYO (AP) — Eddie Jones regards the All Blacks as "the greatest team that has ever been in sport." So how does the England coach go about bringing them down in the Rugby World Cup s...

No dancing around it: NZ vs Ireland in a World Cup knockout

TOKYO (AP) — An Irish critic who enraged New Zealanders by describing the haka as a marketing gimmick may just have sharpened the focus of the All Blacks for the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals. ...

Barrett, Barrett and Barrett score tries for All Blacks

OITA, Japan (AP) — They were the second trio of brothers to appear together in a Rugby World Cup match. But they were the first trio of brothers to appear together and all score trie...

All Blacks have enhanced haka for Rugby World Cup

OITA, Japan (AP) — If the All Blacks' pre-match haka against South Africa to open their Rugby World Cup defense appeared to have extra bite, it was deliberate. With New Zealand set t...

New Zealand group to perform war dance for Taiwan Flora Expo finale

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the 173-day Flora Expo in Taichung draws to a close, New Zealand’s Maimoa Music─Te Wehi Haka is scheduled to perform a traditional Māori dance, the haka, for the expo&...

'Rise up!' NZ students heal with haka after mosque attacks

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Their voices have thundered across this heartsick city, in parks and at flower memorials and schools. Day after day, the students of Christchurch have gathered, feet s...

Students seen mocking Native Americans could face expulsion

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Students at a Kentucky Catholic school who were involved in a video showing them mocking Native Americans outside the Lincoln Memorial after a Washington rally could potentially ...

Taiwan women's softball team casts salt to ward off New Zealand's haka ritual

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two cultural traditions collided on the ball field at the world championship of women’s softball when Taiwan met New Zealand in Japan Friday, Aug. 3. The incident...

Foreign tours give college hoops teams a boost

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Wisconsin's players hung out with koalas and kangaroos, learned the Haka dance, milked a cow and played a prank on former walk-on forward Aaron Moesch to reveal he would be on scho...

From the High-Speed Rail – Top 10 alternative places within easy reach of the High-Speed Rail

Since its opening 10 years ago, the Taiwan High-Speed Rail (HSR) line has become an essential conduit, linking all the major cities on the country’s western lowlands. Last year saw a network exp...