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Tui missing from Wallabies squad after family death, fan altercation

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Loose forward Lukhan Tui was a noticeable absentee from the Wallabies squad to face South Africa and Argentina in the final two rounds of the Rugby Championship.

Afghan sensation Rashid celebrates 20th birthday in style

DUBAI (Reuters) - Afghanistan spin sensation Rashid Khan bid farewell to his teenage years with an exemplary all-round performance to help his side thrash Bangladesh in their Asian Cup clash in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.

All Blacks captain Read to sit out Argentina test

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand captain Kieran Read will miss the Rugby Championship test against Argentina in Buenos Aires next week, instead joining the team for their final match of the competition in South Africa, coach Steve Hansen has said.

World Rugby advise teams to cover up tattoos at Japan World Cup

TOKYO (Reuters) - World Rugby has advised both players and supporters to cover up tattoos during the Japan 2019 World Cup to avoid causing offence to their hosts.

Ioane brothers lock in long-term contracts with NZ Rugby

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - All Blacks winger Rieko Ioane and has signed a four-year contract to stay with New Zealand Rugby until 2022, joining elder brother Akira who inked a three-year deal.

Mixed Martial Arts-McGregor promotes fight, whiskey at raucous press conference

(Reuters) - Conor McGregor sipped whiskey and boasted he would need just one round to defeat Khabib Nurmagomedov and reclaim the UFC lightweight title during a typically wild news conference to promote his return to the octagon on Thursday.

Boxing - Joshua sees Povetkin as toughest fight since Klitschko

LONDON (Reuters) - World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua expects his title defence against Russian Alexander Povetkin on Saturday to be his toughest fight since Wladimir Klitschko -- and to end with a similar outcome.

Cowboys extend reign as most valuable NFL team - Forbes

(Reuters) - The Dallas Cowboys are the most valuable National Football League team for a 12th consecutive year, valued at nearly twice the league average, according to the annual list published by business magazine Forbes on Thursday.

Aqil and Azreen just too fast for the rest

SLIGHT drizzle brought good omen to Selangor’s Muhd Aqil Yasmin as he ran the race of his life to shatter the boys’ 200m Malaysia Games (Sukma) record at the Perak Stadium.

May Xin overcomes fever to smash 22-year Games record

HEPTATHLETE Winnie Eng May Xin pulled off the biggest surprise when she battled fever to break a 22-year Malaysia Games (Sukma) record.