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Women's World Cup in NZ would be embraced by all

The experience of hosting the men's 2011 Rugby World Cup has indicated the wholehearted support New Zealand would give to a potential women's tournament in 2021, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said.

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World Cup rivalry turns violent

The World Cup is arousing high passions in Bangladesh, where machete-wielding fans of Brazil and Argentina have clashed in the streets and flags of the two countries are so ubiquitous that some people want to ban them.

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Bavuma keen to fill No 4 spot vacated by AB

Temba Bavuma says he will put his hand up to fill the vacant number four position in the Proteas Test batting line-up now that AB de Villiers has retired from international cricket.

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No real griping about Shinnecock ahead of US Open

Professional golfers can be a querulous bunch, so it says something about the status of Shinnecock Hills that few complaints have been registered so far ahead of the US Open starting on Thursday.

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Ronaldo backs Brazil to end 16-year wait in Russia

Former Brazil striker, Ronaldo, believes it is time for his country to live up to the expectations and end their 16-year wait for a World Cup in Russia.

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North America named 2026 World Cup hosts

The United States, Mexico and Canada have won the right to jointly host the 2026 Soccer World Cup after easily beating Morocco in a vote by FIFA member nations on Wednesday.

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Billiat mulling his future

Mamelodi Sundowns attacking midfielder, Khama Billiat, says he will not rush into making a decision about his future because he needs to weigh all the options that are available to him.

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RG Snyman opens up on Bok debut

Springbok lock, RG Snyman, is making a name for himself in a hurry.

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Ireland to work on kicking game

Ireland will work on their tactical kicking game ahead of Saturday's second test against Australia in Melbourne as they seek to keep the three-match series alive, assistant coach Andy Farrell has said.

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Iran's coach slams Nike over World Cup boots

Iran coach, Carlos Queiroz, has called on Nike to apologise to his team after the US sportswear firm said it could not supply the players with football boots for the World Cup due to sanctions.

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