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Rugby 03 Jul 2019 | 3:05 PM

'Pocket rocket' Reece goes from disgrace to All Blacks jersey

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The selection of winger Sevu Reece in Steve Hansen's All Blacks squad capped a remarkable turnaround for a player embroiled in a domestic violence case last year but his rapid rehabilitation has not been welcomed in all quarters in New Zealand.

Other Sport 02 Jul 2019 | 2:21 AM

Ex-Redskins quarterback Mark Rypien arrested on domestic violence charge

(Reuters) - Former Washington Redskins quarterback Mark Rypien, who led his team to a 1992 Super Bowl victory and now faces mental health issues he says result from his years on the field, has been charged with domestic violence, police said on Monday.

Rugby 08 Mar 2019 | 8:26 AM

Rugby - Reece gets Crusaders start after domestic violence charge

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Canterbury Crusaders winger Sevu Reece, who was fined last year by a New Zealand court for assaulting his girlfriend, is a "quality young man" who the Super Rugby champions are glad to help be his "best", coach Scott Robertson has said.

Rugby 01 Mar 2019 | 12:27 PM

Walker stood down, NRL vows no repeat of 'terrible' off-season

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Manly Sea Eagles centre Dylan Walker became the second player to be suspended under the National Rugby League's new "no fault stand down" policy on Friday, as CEO Todd Greenberg vowed there would be no repeat of the competition's off-season of shame.

Rugby 28 Feb 2019 | 1:52 PM

Rugby league - Scandal-battered NRL draws line in the sand

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's embattled National Rugby League (NRL) will stand down players facing serious indictable offences as part of a new policy formed in the wake of a string of off-field incidents that have tarnished the competition's brand.

Gymnastics 18 Jan 2019 | 1:56 AM

UCLA's perfect 10 gymnast targets domestic violence, body shaming

(Reuters) - The UCLA gymnast whose flawless floor routine became a viral video with more than 40 million views by Thursday said she wants to work with domestic violence victims and publish poetry she's written about body shaming and other issues she faced.

Tennis 30 Jul 2018 | 3:31 PM

Indigenous breakthrough a matter of time, says Goolagong-Cawley

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Nearly half a century after Evonne Goolagong-Cawley became the first Aboriginal Australian to win a grand slam title at the 1971 French Open, the nation still waits for another indigenous talent to emerge and claim the game's highest honours.