Stories tagged: rugby
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 9:55 p.m.
Patriots’ Nate Ebner adds Olympic appearance to bucket list
Nate Ebner is the only Super Bowl champion who ever played a game of rugby in the Olympics.
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016, 5:43 p.m.
Australian women win 1st gold medal for Olympic rugby sevens
Australia absorbed the expected early battering from New Zealand before winning the first Olympic gold medal in rugby sevens with a 24-17 victory in the women’s final on Monday night.
Tue., June 28, 2016, 10:07 p.m.
Digest: Breanna Stewart scores career-high 38, Storm beats Dream 84-81
Breanna Stewart scored a career-high 38 points, Sue Bird made an off-balance jumper with 8.2 seconds left and the host Seattle Storm beat the Atlanta Dream 84-81 on Tuesday night.
Sun., May 15, 2016, 5:32 p.m.
Former Australian Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne leaving NFL
Former Australian Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne’s NFL experiment is over, as he announced his retirement Sunday from the San Francisco 49ers in order to join the Fiji Rugby Sevens …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 11:09 p.m.
Mavericks hold off Thunder, tie series
The Thunder thought they had stolen one. The home fans were celebrating, streamers were falling onto the court and Oklahoma City appeared to have taken a 2-0 lead in its …
Sun., Dec. 27, 2015, 5:57 p.m.
Triple Crown, flubbed punt among 2015’s top moments
The games people play. There are around 300 in pro football, 2,500 in baseball, 1,500 in basketball and thousands in soccer every year – and that’s just at the very …
Wed., Sept. 23, 2015
SYSA makes crucial contact with youths with noncontact rugby
They gathered slowly and some remained tentative, afraid to commit. A few of the gathered youths switched between English and their native language from the Marshall Islands as a coach …
Sun., May 10, 2015
People: Prince Harry rubs New Zealand noses
Britain’s Prince Harry arrived in New Zealand on Saturday for a weeklong visit and was soon talking about the country’s prowess in rugby, pressing noses with indigenous Maori leaders and …
Sun., Jan. 11, 2015
French athletes unite to remember victims of terror attacks
Soccer and rugby players, swimmers and skiers, fans and officials all united on Saturday in touching tributes for the 17 people killed in Paris following three days of bloodshed that …
Mon., Jan. 27, 2014
Rangers wake up, beat Devils outdoors
NHL: Too much sun forced the boys of winter to wait to play at the ballpark in the Bronx. Once clouds filled the skies over Yankee Stadium and snow began …
Fri., Dec. 6, 2013
Mandela turned nation’s tide with power of sport
JOHANNESBURG – He emerged into bright winter sunshine, stepped onto the lush field and pulled on a cap. His long-sleeve green rugby jersey was untucked and buttoned right up to …
Fri., Nov. 15, 2013
US Rugby team true underdog
WREXHAM, Wales – They’ve come from all walks of life to play for the United States in their first Rugby League World Cup. The team includes a roofer, carpenter and …
Sun., April 1, 2012
Rugby fans hold 21st annual festival in Airway Heights
Saturday’s a rugby day. The phrase comes from a song sung by ruggers either before a match or afterward over a few pints – a song that celebrates rugby and …
Wed., Aug. 17, 2011
Cheney cowboy Gray moves into Top 15
Rodeo: There were no gold buckles, but second place was just fine. Ryan Gray, traveling hard to make up for lost time, returned to the Northwest last weekend and placed …