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RWC to push through with France-U.S. game despite typhoon concerns

Rugby Sep 30, 2019

RWC to push through with France-U.S. game despite typhoon concerns

The Rugby World Cup Pool C clash between France and the United States will be held as scheduled despite an earlier announcement that an approaching typhoon could disrupt the schedule, organizers said Monday. On Sunday, World Cup organizers warned both sides that Wednesday's game in ...

Leave the refs alone, says All Blacks coach Steve Hansen

Rugby Sep 30, 2019

Leave the refs alone, says All Blacks coach Steve Hansen

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has appealed to rival coaches and pundits to lay off referees at the Rugby World Cup as match officials continue to face strident criticism. Even the sport's controlling body lambasted referees in a public statement after the first weekend, complaining ...

Ritsu Doan scores debut goal in PSV's rout of Zwolle

Soccer Sep 30, 2019

Ritsu Doan scores debut goal in PSV's rout of Zwolle

Midfielder Ritsu Doan came off the bench in the second half to score his first goal for PSV Eindhoven in Sunday's 4-0 thrashing of PEC Zwolle in the Dutch first division. Doan entered the game six minutes after the break and found the net in ...

China has doubled troop levels in Hong Kong, envoys estimate

Asia Pacific Sep 30, 2019

China has doubled troop levels in Hong Kong, envoys estimate

China has quietly more than doubled its deployment of mainland security forces in Hong Kong, according to foreign envoys and security analysts, in the most dramatic move yet by Beijing to prepare for a potential worsening of unrest in the global financial center. Last month, ...