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Liverpool looks to extend 100% domestic record after European defeat

Liverpool looks to extend 100% domestic record after European defeat

Liverpool will be looking to maintain its 100% domestic record this season as it travels to Chelsea in the English Premier League (EPL) Sunday. With five league wins out of five, the Reds are already five points clear at the top of the table, with title rivals Manchester City experiencing a relatively sticky patch of…MORE

Rugby World Cup: Japan defeats Russia as Kotaro Matsushima shines on opening night

Rugby World Cup: Japan defeats Russia as Kotaro Matsushima shines on opening night

Japan overcame a nightmare start to its own Rugby World Cup to clinch a 30-10 victory over Russia in the tournament’s opening game Friday. Inspired by the wonderfully fleet-footed Kotaro Matsushima, the first Japanese man to score a hat-trick at the Rugby World Cup, the host nation recovered from conceding a fourth-minute try to overcome…MORE

Meet the Gwijo Squad, the musical fan group confronting apartheid’s legacy

Meet the Gwijo Squad, the musical fan group confronting apartheid’s legacy

The final whistle rings out around Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg. It’s June 9, 2018 and the South Africans have resurrected a lost cause against England, overturning a 24-3 deficit to secure a dramatic and try-laden 42-39 victory. But the result is almost immaterial. The match will forever be remembered as a turning point in…MORE

From Russia with shove: Rugby’s ‘sleeping giant’ eyes World Cup breakthrough

From Russia with shove: Rugby’s ‘sleeping giant’ eyes World Cup breakthrough

Before moving to Russia, Lyn Jones had never tasted vodka, but that’s all changed. “Since arriving, I’d now definitely recommend it, although after six doubles things can get hazy,” laughs the Welsh coach of Russia’s men’s rugby team. During his year-long tenure with the Bears, there has been reason to celebrate, too. Russia has qualified…MORE

FIFA tells Iran: Women have to be allowed into soccer stadiums

FIFA tells Iran: Women have to be allowed into soccer stadiums

The ban on women attending soccer matches in Iran is “unacceptable” and must be lifted, says FIFA president Gianni Infantino. The head of football’s world governing body said in a statement that FIFA’s position is “clear and firm” and that women “have to be allowed” into football stadiums in the country. Iran’s ban on women…MORE

Rugby World Cup: New Zealand ‘is still the team to beat’

Rugby World Cup: New Zealand ‘is still the team to beat’

There’s been no shortage of twists and turns in the buildup to the 2019 Rugby World Cup, which makes the task of predicting a tournament winner more difficult than ever before. Japan and Russia kick off the tournament in Tokyo on Friday, six weeks — or 48 matches — before a champion is crowned at…MORE