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Rugby 06 Nov 2016 | 7:08 PM

Irish joy tinged with sadness as All Blacks finally vanquished

(Reuters) - Irish fans all over the world celebrated the side's electrifying first-ever victory over the All Blacks, but the historic triumph was tinged with sadness following the recent death at just 42 of former international Anthony "Axel" Foley.

Rugby 17 Nov 2016 | 1:14 PM

New Zealand team to play Ireland

DUBLIN (Reuters) - First choice locks Sam Whitelock and Brodie Retallick have returned from injury and been named in a beefed-up All Blacks side to face Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.

Other Sport 03 Feb 2017 | 8:17 PM

Thwarted machete attack clouds Paris Olympic bid

PARIS (Reuters) - The Paris bid to host the 2024 Olympics suffered an untimely setback on Friday when a French soldier wounded a man armed with a machete as he tried to enter the Louvre museum.

Other Sport 04 Feb 2017 | 5:33 AM

Paris can handle security, says mayor

PARIS (Reuters) - Paris showed on Friday that it can offer a safe environment to host the Olympics after an attack was thwarted at the Louvre Museum on the day when the city submitted its bid file to host the 2024 Games, mayor Anne Hidalgo said.

Badminton 10 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

Dragons to soldier on despite losing eight key players

GENTING HIGHLANDS: Deple­ted Bandar Utama Dragons Badminton Club (BU Dragons) will not throw in the towel in their quest for the SS Purple League title.

Badminton 11 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

All is well now

KUALA LUMPUR: The feud is over.

Rugby 17 Mar 2017 | 10:56 AM

Ragby - Lessons in Ireland defeat for Lions and All Blacks: Read

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The British and Irish Lions would have taken notice of the manner of Ireland's maiden victory over All Blacks last year, but the world champions also took lessons from the loss, according to skipper Kieran Read.

Rugby 29 May 2017 | 6:22 PM

Beating the All Blacks twice - Mission Almost Impossible

SYDNEY (Reuters) - To beat the All Blacks once on home soil has always been a Herculean task. To do it twice, as the British and Irish Lions must to win the upcoming test series, is rugby's Mission Almost Impossible.

Football 31 May 2017 | 3:09 PM

All Blacks brand set for big boost with Lions visit

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The brand value of the All Blacks has soared past the $200 million (156 million pounds) mark and the visit of the British and Irish Lions will serve to push it higher into the top echelons of global sports brands, a branding expert has told Reuters.

Other Sport 31 May 2017 | 8:34 PM

Chase that cheese - English soldier rolls away with top prize again

GLOUCESTER, England (Reuters) - Competitors risked injury and ridicule as they flung themselves down a steep incline after a nine-pound wheel of cheese in the English county of Gloucestershire.