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Welsh choir won't sing 'Delilah' amid rugby sexism claims

Feb. 01, 2023 09:43 AM EST

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — A popular song by Tom Jones that has been a regular feature at Welsh sporting events will not be performed at the Six Nations tournament amid allegations of sexism, bullying and racism at the Welsh Rugby Union. “Delilah,” which was first released in 1968,...

6 Nations: France, Ireland set for duel under Netflix glare

Jan. 27, 2023 11:43 AM EST

Rugby’s oldest championship is getting a modern twist with the Netflix streaming service being given a behind-the-scenes look at the 2023 Six Nations for a docuseries released next year. It should help to broaden the sport's appeal, driving more interest in the United States...

Rugby star and ALS campaigner Doddie Weir dies at 52

Nov. 26, 2022 16:10 PM EST

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Doddie Weir, a former Scotland rugby player whose diagnosis with Lou Gehrig's disease led to a widely praised campaign for more research into ALS, has died at the age of 52. The Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) announced Weir's death on Saturday. ...

One brother at World Cup, another on Welsh rugby club

Nov. 19, 2022 10:48 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Ben Cabango thought back to playing with his brother Theo in their garden. “Me and him just always used to get at it,” he said. “Looking back now, it’s just good times.” The stakes are vastly larger these days. Ben Cabango is a...

Protest song played for Hong Kong rugby team in South Korea

Nov. 14, 2022 07:48 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean organizers of a regional rugby tournament have apologized for mistakenly playing a song embraced by Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters as China’s national anthem, an incident that sparked strong reaction from the city’s government. ...

Spanish police search for missing English rugby player

Nov. 09, 2022 06:41 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Police in northeast Spain are searching for an English rugby player who apparently went missing in Barcelona. The regional police of Catalonia told The Associated Press on Wednesday that they are investigating the whereabouts of Levi Davis, who beside...

Revelers return to Hong Kong 7s for 1st time since pandemic

Nov. 04, 2022 09:18 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of revelers returned to Hong Kong Stadium on Friday to enjoy a highly anticipated international rugby sevens tournament for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. It wasn't a celebration for everyone, though, with some international fans...