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Some rugby league players in Australia refuse pride jersey

Jul. 26, 2022 04:29 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Seven Manly Sea Eagles players have withdrawn from a National Rugby League match in Australia because they’re unwilling to wear their club's inclusion jersey. The jersey has rainbow stripes and a rainbow collar — in place of the regular white sections — to...

British Open win makes golfer THE Cameron Smith in Australia

Jul. 17, 2022 23:31 PM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Yes, Cameron Smith’s dad was kicking himself he didn’t make the journey to St. Andrews to see his son win the 150th British Open. Smith mentioned in his championship winner’s news conference that his father, Des, made the late decision not to fly...

Report: Mistakes, not Liverpool fans, caused CL final fiasco

Jul. 13, 2022 09:38 AM EDT

French senators said the chaos outside the national stadium that marred the Champions League soccer final was due to a series of mistakes by police and officials — and not the actions of previously blamed Liverpool fans — with “malfunction at every stage” before, during and after the game. ...

Swimming's new transgender policy could impact other sports

Jun. 22, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

Bans on transgender women in international swimming and rugby this week opened the door for track and field to consider following suit in what could turn into a wave of policy changes in Olympic sports. The announcement Sunday by swimming's governing body, FINA, was followed quickly...

The 23 venues bidding to host World Cup matches in 2026

Jun. 16, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A look at the 23 venues bidding to host soccer matches at the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico and Canada: ___ ARLINGTON, TEXAS AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys, is the largest venue in the NFL. The stadium,...

Rucks and mauls to political brawls, meet Senator Pocock

Jun. 13, 2022 21:28 PM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — David Pocock didn’t sound too concerned over the phone from the Australian capital of Canberra, despite it being more than two weeks since the country’s federal election and the retired rugby star still didn’t know if had a new day job in politics. ...

Chelsea, Lyon, Monterrey and Thorns to play in Women's ICC

Jun. 08, 2022 12:03 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Women’s International Champions Cup will feature European teams Chelsea and Lyon, as well as Mexico’s Monterrey and the host Portland Thorns. The annual club competition will run from Aug. 17-20 at Providence Park, organizers announced Wednesday. ...

New Zealand Rugby to sign commercial deal with Silver Lake

Jun. 02, 2022 02:45 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Rugby has been given approval to sign a ground-breaking deal with California-based private equity firm Silver Lake which will bring a cash windfall but which some observers fear may threaten the “special bond” between New Zealanders and their...

Morrison first recent Australian leader to survive 3 years

May. 20, 2022 00:23 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — In at least one sense, Scott Morrison has become the most successful Australian prime minister in years just by standing for reelection on Saturday. He is the first to survive in office from one election to the next since 2007. That year, the government...