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  • Memorable Americas Tries – Joaquín Tuculet vs Tonga 2015
    Call it surprising or ridiculous or something in between, but Argentina vs Tonga had never taken place prior to RWC 2015. Their historic first ever test match was a pool match in Leicester, UK. It was a must-win fixture due to Los Pumas having had fallen to New Zealand and ... read more
    Source: Sports NewPublished on 2020-04-23
  • The Simpsons: Springfield’s greatest sporting moments – quiz
    Which soccer match started a riot? Who did Krusty bet against? And what became of Mr Burns’ softball stars?In 'The Cartridge Family', Homer buys a gun after an international soccer game leads to a city-wide riot. But which two teams were playing?Brazil and ArgentinaEngland and GermanyUSA and IranMexico and PortugalWhich ... read more
    Source: Sports NewPublished on 2020-04-23
  • Covid-19 livestreams prove athletes are not automatic role models
    We’ve seen plenty of unfiltered opinions on livestreams since the pandemic shut down sports. And they have proved stars are as flawed as the rest of usLast month, NBA superstar Stephen Curry hosted a coronavirus Q&A with infectious diseases expert Dr Anthony Fauci on Instagram. Fauci discussed the pandemic in ... read more
    Source: Sports NewPublished on 2020-04-23
  • NFL 2020 mock draft: Joe Burrow is No1 but who are the sleeper picks?
    This year’s top prospects will be selected remotely due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We assess the best young players coming out of collegePick: Joe Burrow, quarterback, LSU. The Bengals have to take Burrow. He has the potential to lead them for the next 15 years and to finally get Cincinnati ... read more
    Source: Sports NewPublished on 2020-04-23
  • RWC 2023 draw to Go Ahead in November 2020
    With the sporting world on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic there are questions concerning when competitions will resume. In the case of rugby there is no clear answer. Administrators are busy behind the scenes seeking solutions, yet World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont has said there is a strong ... read more
    Source: Sports NewPublished on 2020-04-22
  • Raptors’ Fred VanVleet says he’s skeptical about NBA season resuming
    VanVleet questions if return to action can be carried out safelyRaptors guard says: ‘The virus is actually in complete control’Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet is bracing for the suspended NBA season not to resume and if it does, he isn’t convinced health concerns can be adequately addressed as long as ... read more
    Source: Sports NewPublished on 2020-04-22
  • Red Sox lose draft pick but escape major punishment over cheating allegations
    MLB investigation into sign-stealing concludes on WednesdayTeam’s replay operator is given one-year suspensionMajor League Baseball has completed its investigation into allegations the Boston Red Sox were involved in a sign-stealing operation during their 2018 World Series-winning season, suspending replay operator JT Watkins for one year and stripping the team of ... read more
    Source: Sports NewPublished on 2020-04-22
  • Muffet McGraw steps down as Notre Dame head coach after legendary career
    Hall of Fame coach abruptly retires after 33 seasonsMcGraw, 64, won two national titles at Notre DameNiele Ivey to take over as Fighting Irish head coachMuffet McGraw abruptly retired Wednesday, stepping down from Notre Dame after a Hall of Fame coaching career that includes two national championships in 33 seasons.The ... read more
    Source: Sports NewPublished on 2020-04-22
  • Ramiro Moyano re-Signs for Toulon for two years
    Ramiro Moyano has agreed to terms to remain at Toulon until 2022. The Tucumán winger / fullback has re-signed for the French Top 14 club on a new two-year deal. The 29-year-old joined Toulon from Los Jaguares in 2019. He did so after RWC 2019, making Toulon his first international ... read more
    Source: Sports NewPublished on 2020-04-22
  • Hundreds of fans to attend motor races in South Dakota this weekend
    Events are legal due to absence of stay-at-home orderOne Twitter user intends to travel from Iowa for eventMore than a thousand people are set to attend motor races in South Dakota this weekend with the state yet to issue a stay-at-home order for its residents during the Covid-19 pandemic.The Park ... read more
    Source: Sports NewPublished on 2020-04-22
  • Ryder Cup is surely destined for delay – but move to 2021 brings trouble too | Ewan Murray
    Despite the PGA’s presidential support, the Ryder Cup will probably have to wait. Rescheduling, though, will be a challengeHad the 2020 Ryder Cup been set to take place in Europe, it is reasonable to assume it would have been called off already. That Whistling Straits in Wisconsin is the host, ... read more
    Source: Sports NewPublished on 2020-04-22
  • Why the NFL’s lockdown draft may be the oddest and best yet
    With the pandemic shutting down most of America, this year’s star prospects will discover their new teams by video linkIt’s almost inconceivable now to think that this week’s NFL draft was supposed to take place amid the glitz of Las Vegas. Parties galore. Drafted players hugging the commissioner with the ... read more
    Source: Sports NewPublished on 2020-04-22
  • Gronkowski comes out of retirement to reunite with Brady at Buccaneers
    Tight end’s agent confirms client is heading to TampaPatriots will receive fourth-round pick in tradeTom Brady will see a familiar face when he suits up for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: former New England Patriots teammate Rob Gronkowski is coming out of retirement to join him in Florida.“He tells me he ... read more
    Source: Sports NewPublished on 2020-04-21
  • Romain Teulet Names Capó Ortega in Perfect Castres XV
    Former Castres fullback, Romain Teulet has named his perfect Castres XV. Nicknamed Robocop, Teulet was a prolific goal kicker for Castres and the top point scorer in the Top 14 in the 2009-2010 season. He is also the all-time leading point scorer for Castres with 3102 points. Teulet’s points came ... read more
    Source: Sports NewPublished on 2020-04-21
  • Plotting a British and Irish Lions Tour of the Americas
    The campaigning process for World Rugby elections has seen candidate Agustín Pichot plotting a British and Irish Lions of the Americas. The British and Irish Lions are the combined test sides of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Every four years, in between RWCs, the British and Irish Lions embark on a ... read more
    Source: Sports NewPublished on 2020-04-21