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Player ordered to trial for fatal punch of referee



Rejuvenated Carter back for All Blacks

A rejuvenated Dan Carter is back in the All Blacks as one of three additions to their squad named Monday for the Rugby Championship, which starts next...

Titans end Knights' finals chances

Newcastle's slim hopes of making the NRL finals appear dashed after going down 22-8 to the Gold Coast at Hunter Stadium on Sunday.

Referee dies after being punched at soccer match

A man who was punched in the head over the weekend while refereeing an adult‑league soccer match in suburban Detroit died Tuesday, authorities and a...

Soccer gets boost in US from young, informed fans

Never mind that there were dozens of TV sets at the bar, many turned to pro wrestling, poker and bowling to provide background noise early one weekend...

Dan Carter to return to rugby in club match

All Blacks flyhalf Dan Carter will make his comeback to rugby after six months in a minor club match in rural Canterbury province on Saturday.

Debutants shine as Wales beat EP Kings

Wales ran out easy 34-12 winners over South Africa's Eastern Province Kings on Tuesday, in a warm‑up match ahead of the first Test against the...

Argentina squad undergo surprise drug tests

Lionel Messi and his fellow Argentinian World Cup squad members were subjected to an unexpected anti‑doping test on Tuesday, a day after the squad...

Rugby collision

Racing Metro's wing Adrien Plante (C) collides with Toulon's prop Martin Castrogiovanni (R) and wing Bryan Habana during a French Top 14 rugby union playoff match at the Pierre Mauroy stadium in...