Rugby

In this June 25, 2016, photo Australian rugby union player Israel Folau points to the sky after scoring a try against England during their rugby union test match in Sydney. Folau, one of the sport's top players, published a message on his Instagram account that said "drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, idolators. Hell awaits you." (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
April 11, 2019 - 5:09 am
Israel Folau and his anti-gay sentiments appear to have gone too far this time. Rugby Australia said Thursday it plans to terminate the fullback's contract with the national team after he made anti-gay comments on social media for the second year in a row. When Folau made similar remarks on April 5...
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A message card is placed at a collection of flowers left at the Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, March 16, 2019. New Zealand's stricken residents reached out to Muslims in their neighborhoods and around the country on Saturday, in a fierce determination to show kindness to a community in pain as a 28-year-old white supremacist stood silently before a judge, accused in mass shootings at two mosques that left dozens of people dead. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
March 16, 2019 - 5:07 pm
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand (all times local): 10:05 a.m. Sunday New Zealand police say a 50th victim of the mosque attacks in Christchurch has died. New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush announced the latest death in a news...
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Police officers search the area near the Masjid Al Noor mosque, site of one of the mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
March 15, 2019 - 9:46 pm
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A Super Rugby match between the Christchurch-based Crusaders and the Dunedin-based Highlanders has been canceled in the wake of the shootings at two mosques that killed 49...
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March 03, 2019 - 8:42 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ben Pinkleman scored two tries as the United States beat Samoa 27-0 on Sunday to defend its Las Vegas Sevens title and move clear atop the standings in the World Rugby Sevens Series. After losing a match in pool play, the Americans swept through the playoff rounds to reach their...
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In this Aug. 12, 2018, photo, Canberra Raiders' Sam Williams, left, and Joey Leilua react during a Round 22 NRL rugby match between the Canberra Raiders and the Wests Tigers at GIO Stadium in Canberra, Australia. An Australian football team says it wants to continue Huawei’s longest-ever sports sponsorship despite the Chinese communication giant’s legal wrangle with the United States and its ban from Australia's 5G networks. Huawei has been the major sponsor of the Raiders since 2012 and will consider this year extending its first sponsorship contract with a sports team anywhere in the world. (Lukas Coch/AAP Images via AP)
January 31, 2019 - 5:42 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian rugby league team wants to continue Huawei's longest-ever sports sponsorship despite the Chinese communication giant's ban from Australia's 5G networks and legal wrangle with the United States. Huawei has been the major sponsor of the Canberra Raiders, the...
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New Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison with daughters, Abigail, second from right, and Lily, second from left, and wife Jenny after being sworn in at Government House, Canberra, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Australia government lawmakers on Friday elected Treasurer Morrison as the next prime minister in a ballot that continues an era of extraordinary political instability. (AP Photo/Andrew Taylor)
August 24, 2018 - 5:48 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's next prime minister, Scott Morrison, is seen by some as an incongruous mix of a committed Christian who made his name through ratcheting up a refugee policy that many church groups have condemned as inhumane. Some also find his politics confusing — he started...
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April 08, 2018 - 8:16 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — In a story April 7 about actor Russell Crowe's auction in Sydney, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the price of a 128-year-old violin was exceeded at the auction by only a single painting. The price was exceeded by two paintings from Crowe's collection. A...
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December 20, 2017 - 2:48 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former San Francisco 49ers player now playing professional rugby in Australia has been sued by a California woman who says he sexually assaulted her. The woman filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Jarryd Hayne raped her after gathering with mutual friends in a San Jose,...
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Seth Stokes
November 30, 2017 - 12:09 pm
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September 30, 2017 - 10:44 am
BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa (AP) — A Welsh rugby player had an unusual reason for missing a big game in South Africa: A lion bit his hand. Scott Baldwin was taken to the hospital to receive stitches and treatment against infection after ignoring instructions about not touching a lion during the trip...
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