Wales head coach Warren Gatland has announced his World Cup 31 man squad. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

(...)-Wyn Jones suffered a medial ligament strain during Saturday’s World Cup warm-up game against Ireland(...)

Carlos Spencer congratulates Joe Rokocoko after his try during New Zealand’s 29-9 Rugby World Cup quarter-final win over South Africa in 2003. Photograph: Getty

(...) ever since the 2003 World Cup quarter-final between New Zealand and South Africa, the act of flinging a(...)

Novelist Julian Gough reprises his early career as lead singer with Toasted Heretic, flanked by an early novel by Leonard Cohen and a forthcoming poetry collection from PJ Harvey

(...) created a world in Walk on the Wild Side and Street Hassle. In so many ways, these singer songwriters and(...)

Japan’s rugby national team head coach Eddie Jones and his squad for upcoming 2015 England Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters

(...) for the rugby World Cup. Jones said versatility had “one hundred percent” played a part in his(...)

Fiji’s winger Timoci Nagusa has claimed racist monkey gestures were made by fans during a French club game. Photograph: Getty Images

Montpellier’s Fijian utility back Timoci Nagusa has claimed he was racially abused by a Pau fan during a French Top 14 game on Saturday. The incident (...)

Players look on during the New Zealand All Blacks Rugby World Cup team announcement at Parliament House in Wellington. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

The role of replacement players at the rugby World Cup takes on added significance due to the(...)

Uefa insist they have “strengthened” the FFP regulations but such a claim is hard to square with the fact Manchester City’s net spend this transfer window is €165 million (€227 million). Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

(...) football is benefiting. Aside from a few FA Cup matches on the BBC, fans in England can no longer watch top(...)

Final preparations at the Arthur Ashe Stadium for the US Open tennis tournament which begins on Monday in New York. Photograph: Julie Jacobson/AP
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • August 31, 2015, 08:34

(...) stature, had they been marked the way he is would be getting frees in my mind.” Rugby: World Cup warm(...)

Justin Tipuric is tackled by Ireland’s Iain Henderson on Saturday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

On Friday I felt Wales required a bigger performance than Ireland. That certainly arrived and that Ireland couldn’t dictate as they did in Cardiff is (...)

Riddick Bowe, the two-time world heavyweight champion, meets fans at in the Brooklyn neighborhood where he grew up, in New York. Photograph: Christopher Lee/The New York Times

(...)’s the two-time heavyweight champion of the world,” they told pedestrians on West 116th Street. “That(...)