Japan's Williem Britz of the Sunwolves, right, is tackled by South Africa's Siyamthanda Kolisi of the Stormers during their Super Rugby match on Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Singapore.

Stormers scramble to stay unbeaten, Highlanders & Blues win

The Stormers had to scramble to maintain their unbeaten start to Super Rugby against the struggling Sunwolves on Saturday while the Blues and Highlanders completed another convincing weekend for New Zealand teams.

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Digby Ioane of the Crusaders scores a try. Super Rugby Round Five.

Crusaders stay unbeaten, defeat Force 45-17 in Super Rugby

The Crusaders maintained their unbeaten start to Super Rugby when they beat the Western Force 45-17 to open the fifth round on Friday.

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Dane Haylett Petty from the Western Force during the Super Rugby match between the Toyota Cheetahs and the Western Force at the Free State Stadium on 2 July 2016.

Western Force offers shares in beleaguered Super Rugby club

The Western Force, one of the Super Rugby clubs mentioned as possibly being cut in an attempt to streamline the competition, is offering shares in the team in what officials are saying is an Australian first.

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Referee Jaco Peyper.

2 French, 1 South African to referee Lions-All Blacks tests

The British and Irish Lions tests against the All Blacks will be refereed by two Frenchman and a South African.

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All Blacks coach Steve Hansen.

All Blacks consultant denies charge in bugging case

A security consultant for the New Zealand All Blacks has denied making a false statement to police after a listening device was found in a meeting room at the team's hotel in Sydney before a rugby test against Australia last August.

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England's James Haskell, centre, with teammates during the trophy presentation after their Six Nations rugby union international match between Ireland and England at the Aviva stadium in Dublin, Ireland.

Six Nations repeat: England still the king of European rugby

So, after another compelling and hard-fought Six Nations competition, England remains the king of Europe and Italy is still the punch bag at the continent's highest level.

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Facing strong opposition from fans and players, both club presidents decided to scrap their planned merger.

Stade Francais and Racing 92 cancel merger plans

Stade Francais and Racing 92 will not join forces to create a super rugby club in the Paris region after all.

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France rugby team celebrate after their victory during a Six Nations rugby union international match between France and Wales at the Stade de France stadium.

France needs 21 minutes of injury time to beat Wales in 6N

France needed 21 minutes of injury time to beat Wales 20-18 in an astonishing end to their Six Nations rugby game on Saturday.

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The Hurricanes' Ardie Savea, center, runs over the Lions' Courtnall Skosan, center bottom.

Hurricanes, Lions back on track in Super Rugby with big wins

The Hurricanes and Lions got back on track in Super Rugby, rediscovering the form that took them to last year's final to register big wins on Saturday.

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England's Billy Vunipola is tackled by Ireland's Peter O'Mahony during the Six Nations rugby union international match between Ireland and England at the Aviva stadium in Dublin.

England's Grand Slam dream spoiled again by Ireland

England must wait to achieve greatness under Eddie Jones.

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Scotland's John Barclay is tackled by Italy's Carlo Canna during their Six Nations match at Murrayfield in Edinburgh, Scotland, Saturday March 18, 2017.

Scotland give departing Cotter big 6 Nations win over Italy

Scotland gave departing coach Vern Cotter a successful send-off by beating Italy 29-0 in the final round of the Six Nations on Saturday.

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France's Virimi Vakatawa reacts after scoring a try during a Six Nations rugby union international match between Italy and France at the Rome Olympic stadium.

France wants to stage the 2023 Rugby World Cup in 12 cities

France wants to stage the 2023 Rugby World Cup in 12 cities across the country if it is awarded the tournament.

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Crusaders Pete Samu, left, passes the ball to teammate Crusaders Jack Goodhue, right,during their Super 15 rugby match against the Brumbies in Christchurch.

Chiefs, Crusaders unbeaten in Super Rugby after 4 matches

Two New Zealand sides — the Hamilton-based Chiefs and the Crusaders from Christchurch — won their fourth consecutive matches on Friday to remain the early class in Super Rugby.

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England's Jack Nowell, right, tackles Scotland's Finn Russell during the Six Nations rugby union international at Twickenham stadium in London.

Greatness awaits Grand Slam-chasing England in Dublin

England's rugby players are heading to Dublin to achieve greatness: Back-to-back Grand Slams in the Six Nations and a tier one record of 19 straight wins.

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New Zealand's captain Richie McCaw holds the Rugby world cup trophy aloft after his team's final victory over Australia at Twickenham in London.

World Rugby announces better calendar of matches and tours

World Rugby has moved the international break for test matches from June to July to help deliver uninterrupted Super Rugby, and increased games between tier one and two.

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The Jean-Bouin stadium, venue of the Stade Francais rugby team is pictured in Paris, France, Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

Stade Francais players going on strike in protest at merger

Stade Francais players are going on strike in protest at a planned merger with Racing 92, their long-standing rivals from Paris.

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All Blacks scrumhalf Tawera Kerr-Barlow.

All Blacks scrumhalf Kerr-Barlow to play in France

All Blacks scrumhalf Tawera Kerr-Barlow will join French rugby club La Rochelle on a three-year contract from the end of the 2017 season.

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Racing 92 are the reigning French champions and both clubs play in the top-tier Top 14 championship.

Racing 92 and Stade Francais to merge from next season

French powerhouses Racing 92 and Stade Francais are planning to merge from next season to create a rugby superclub in Paris.

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England's Dylan Hartley holds up the Calcutta Cup after his team won the Six Nations rugby union international between England and Scotland 61-21at Twickenham stadium in London.

Jones on 6N title: We haven't got anything to celebrate yet

England put a lid on celebrating a second straight Six Nations rugby title, according to coach Eddie Jones.

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Canada have secured a spot in the Cup quarter-finals of their home tournament in Vancouver after a string of solid performances on day one at a packed out BC Place Stadium.

Hosts Canada up their game in Vancouver

Canada have secured their spot in the Cup quarter-finals after a thrilling day one of action in Vancouver

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Boxing

Lupesoliai La'auliolemalietoa Joseph Parker v Hughie Fury.

Parker fight venue confirmed

World heavyweight champion Lupesoliai Joseph Parker’s next fight and where it will happened has been confirmed.

NFL

This photo released by MAGO on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 shows Tom Brady's Super Bowl LI jersey after it was recovered by authorities in Mexico City.

Brady's Super Bowl jerseys returned to New England Patriots

Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jerseys are back with the New England Patriots.

Football

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, left, celebrates with Leroy Sane after scoring his side's third goal during the Champions League round of 16 first leg soccer match between Manchester City and Monaco at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England.

Man City beats Monaco 5-3 in wild Champions League game

Manchester City scored three goals in 11 minutes to fight back for a 5-3 win over Monaco in a wild Champions League match full of dazzling attacking play and dreadful defending on Tuesday.

Basketball

Kelsall hails from the villages of Fagalii, Letogo, and Vailele

Samoan basketball star ready for Oceania

Samoa enters this year’s F.I.B.A. U18 Oceania Championships aiming to improve on a promising performance in the 2014 tournament, and a lot of their fortunes will be placed on the shoulders of Linda Kelsall 

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