All Blacks relaxed at losing No. 1 ranking

The All Blacks say Wales are welcome to the No. 1 world ranking, relaxed to shed themselves of the long-held status heading into a Rugby World Cup defence that is gathering serious momentum.Coach Steve Hansen was bemused that...

Sprints and hurdles in the spotlight in Birmingham – IAAF Diamond League| News

With the IAAF Diamond League finals just weeks away, the women’s 100m hurdles at Birmingham’s Muller Grand Prix on Sunday (18) will be one of the most intriguing events of the meeting. Not only does it pitch three of...

Kamau and Ramanantsoa – two unsung heroines in African athletics| News

When Kenya’s leading athletes get to the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 in September, few will think of the logistics of how they got there. It will be all thanks to the work of a woman nowhere...

Confidence, mindset all Wallabies can draw on at Eden Park

Wallabies great Daniel Herbert believes Australia have found their centre combination for the World Cup but he is short on answers as to how they end their 33-year hoodoo at Eden Park.Herbert was thrilled to see James O'Connor...

Mihambo, strong German javelin quartet among first announcements for ISTAF| News

European champion and 2019 world leader Malaika Mihambo will be among the marquee attractions at the 78th ISTAF, an IAAF World Challenge Meeting, on 1 September. The 25-year-old German is the hottest longer jumper in the world at the...

Planes, yachts and the Playboy Mansion

The dressing rooms at the stadium in Zaire for the 'Rumble in the Jungle' had to be hosed down beforehand to wash away the blood of those slaughtered at the venue beforehand. Ken Regan /Walt Disney Television via Getty...

Much at stake in Birmingham with finals looming – IAAF Diamond League| News

There are just two more meetings in the IAAF Diamond League ahead of the finals in Zurich (29 August) and Brussels (6 September). Many of the places in the finals have already been secured, but dozens still remain, meaning...

Why there’s more on the line than just the Bledisloe Cup

11:19 PM BSTCraig DowdCloseCraig Dowd played 60 Tests for New Zealand between 1993 and 2000, including in two World Cups, and he was part of the All Blacks team that won their first series in South Africa in...

With improved consistency, Barber upbeat as Doha approaches| News

Describing the few days following the Rio Olympics as “pure devastation” Kelsey-Lee Barber was in a state of despair. Badly compromised after sustaining a stress fracture of the back earlier in 2016 it was perhaps no surprise the Australian...

England Rugby World Cup squad winners and losers

We now know the 31-man squad England will take to the 2019 Rugby World Cup, an announcement that brings with it tears and jubilation. For the 31 delighted and on the plane to Japan, there will be a...