James Broadhurst of New Zealand during the 2015 Castle Rugby Championship rugby match between South Africa and New Zealand at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.

Ex-All Black loosie Broadhurst retires citing concussion

One-test All Black James Broadhurst has become the latest prominent New Zealand rugby player to retire prematurely because of problems with concussion.

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READY TO BLEED BLUE: Some of Samoa’s U20s players in Australia.

Samoa U20’s ready for Oceania

Tomorrow, Samoa’s U20’s team will be put to the test. The Baby Manu will open their international campaign against a strong Australian side. The 26-man squad has already arrived in Australia and has wasted no time putting in the hard yards on the field.

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HISTORY MADE: Vaiola College from Savaii winners of  Champions of Samoa Secondary Schools Rugby.

Vaiola College writes history

A school from the big island of Savai’i has rewritten schools rugby history. 

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Stormers Eben Etzebeth is tackled by Crusaders defenders during their super rugby match in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, April 22, 2017.

Highlanders, Crusaders, Chiefs win in Super Rugby

Winger George Bridge scored three first-half tries as the Christchurch-based Crusaders overwhelmed South Africa's Stormers 57-24 Saturday to stretch their winning start to the Super Rugby season to eight matches.

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Hurricanes Vince Aso.

Super Rugby: Hurricanes crush ACT, Southern Kings upset NSW

Center Vince Aso scored three tries from Beauden Barrett assists as the Hurricanes withstood a first-half rally by the ACT Brumbies to beat the Australian conference leaders 56-21 in Super Rugby on Friday.

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Denny Solomona made his only previous international appearance for Samoa's rugby league team last year.

Hartley leads England tour of Argentina after Lions snub

A day after being snubbed by the British and Irish Lions, Dylan Hartley was selected by England to lead a much-weakened 31-man squad to tour Argentina in June.

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British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland, left, and tour captain Sam Warburton during the British and Irish Lions Squad Announcement event in London Wednesday April 19, 2017.

Intensity increases for New Zealand teams after Lions named

Matches involving New Zealand teams in Super Rugby are expected to become more intense with the announcement in London of the British and Irish Lions team to tour New Zealand in June.

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Sam Whitelock of the Crusaders talks to his team mates during the Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Crusaders.

All Blacks lock Sam Whitelock renews NZ deal through 2020

All Blacks forward Sam Whitelock has renewed his contract with New Zealand Rugby through the 2020 season.

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Jerome Kaino and All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster at The Blues training session.

Pre-game treat for Blues rugby fans

Two members of the Auckland Blues team are already on island prior to the Super Rugby  ‘Auckland Blues versus Queensland Reds’ encounter at Apia Park, on Friday evening, June 2.

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Canada won their first ever HSBC World Rugby Sevens series tournament after beating USA 26-19 in a heart-stopping final in Singapore.

Canada beats US in Singapore sevens final

Canada scored a try less than two minutes from the end after squandering a 19-0 lead to beat the United States 26-19 in the first all-American final at the World Series Sevens in Singapore on Sunday.

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Crusaders George Bridge makes a break up field during their Super Rugby match against the Sunwolves in Christchurch.

Super Rugby: Lions maul Stormers, only Crusaders unbeaten

The Crusaders are the only unbeaten team left in Super Rugby after the Stormers' run came to an end on Saturday, beaten convincingly at home by the Lions in their South African derby.

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Australian Rugby Union Chairman Cameron Clyne, left, and CEO Bill Pulver discuss how the southern hemisphere Super Rugby tournament is reduced from 18 to 15 teams next season in Sydney.

Legal action threatened as Australia cuts 1 Super Rugby team

The Perth-based Western Force have begun legal action against the Australian Rugby Union as the governing body prepares to announce whether they or the Melbourne Rebels will be culled from Super Rugby next season.

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Rahboni Warren-Vosayaco, center, of Japan's Sunwolves celebrates their win over South Africa's Bulls 21-20 during their Super Rugby match in Tokyo, Saturday, April 8, 2017.

Australia to name culled Super Rugby team "within days"

The Australian Rugby Union says it will decide within three days whether the Melbourne Rebels or Western Force will be culled from Super Rugby as the southern hemisphere tournament is reduced from 18 to 15 teams next season.

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Pierre Schoeman of South Africa's Bulls is tackled by Liaki Moli of Japan's Sunwolves during their Super Rugby match in Tokyo, Saturday, April 8, 2017.

SANZAAR: Super Rugby to be cut from 18 to 15 teams in 2018

Super Rugby organizer SANZAAR has confirmed the southern hemisphere rugby tournament will be cut from 18 to 15 teams next season with the removal of two sides from South Africa and one from Australia.

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Perry Baker of the United States.

U.S. winger Baker dazzles at Hong Kong Sevens

The United States may have fallen agonizingly short in their bid to win the Hong Kong Sevens but there was some consolation for the Eagles when Perry Baker finished as the tournament's leading tryscorer.

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Fiji beat South Africa 22-0 at the Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens and claimed their first tournament victory of the season.

Fiji win Hong Kong Sevens in style

Fiji beat South Africa 22-0 at the Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens and claimed their first tournament victory of the season. 

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Dan du Plessis of the Stormers during the 2017 Super Rugby game between the Stormers and the Chiefs at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa on 8 April 2017

Stormers end Chiefs' unbeaten start in Super Rugby

The Stormers maintained their unbeaten start to Super Rugby and inflicted the Chiefs first defeat with a 34-26 win in Cape Town on Saturday.

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Handling errors prevented England from building momentum but eventually a patient passage of team play released Norton to score his 246th HSBC World Sevens Series try and crucially earn England the 12-10 win.

Manu Sevens luck out in Hong Kong

Better but not quite there yet. That perhaps best sums up the first two days of the Hong Kong Sevens for the Manu Samoa who would be kicking themselves for failing to reach the Cup stage of the tournament.

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A rugby fan wears a mask of U.S. President Donald Trump during a match at the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens in Hong Kong, Saturday, April 8, 2017.

Fiji safely through to quarters at Hong Kong Sevens

Fiji beat rival New Zealand 17-14 Saturday to stay on course to win the Hong Kong Sevens for a third straight year.

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Sonny-Bill Williams of the Blues runs into contact, during the Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Blues, held at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin.

Highlanders' narrow win overshadows Williams' return

Flyhalf Marty Banks kicked 16 points as the Dunedin-based Highlanders overshadowed Sonny Bill Williams' return to Super Rugby on Saturday with a 26-20 win over the Auckland-based Blues.

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Boxing

British boxer Anthony Joshua, left, and Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko tap fists as they finish posing head-to-head for the media at the end of a press conference in London.

Everything is supersized in big heavyweight title fight

Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko drew the kind of crowd for their final news conference that most fighters would be happy with once they got in the ring.

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

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo scores on return home as Portugal loses to Sweden

Cristiano Ronaldo scored on his emotional return home, but Portugal squandered a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 to Sweden in a friendly 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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