Track great Peter Snell dies at 80

More Sports / Track & Field Dec 14, 2019

Track great Peter Snell dies at 80

Three-time Olympic champion and world mile record-holder Peter Snell has died in Dallas. He was 80. Snell, who is regarded as one of the greatest middle-distance runners, won the 800 meters at the 1960 Rome Olympics at age 21, and the 800-1,500 double at the ...

New Zealand retrieves six volcano fatalities amid further eruption threat

World Dec 13, 2019

New Zealand retrieves six volcano fatalities amid further eruption threat

Elite soldiers retrieved six bodies from New Zealand's volatile White Island volcano on Friday, winning praise for their "courageous" mission carried out under the threat of another eruption. At first light, two military helicopters set off from Whakatane airport for the offshore volcano, where an ...

Ian Foster succeeds Steve Hansen as All Blacks head coach

Rugby Dec 11, 2019

Ian Foster succeeds Steve Hansen as All Blacks head coach

Longtime assistant Ian Foster has been confirmed as All Blacks head coach to succeed Steve Hansen after an appointment process shunned by some candidates who saw it as flawed and untimely. The 54-year-old Foster has been assistant coach since 2012, helping Hansen guide the team ...

Heroism and devastation after deadly New Zealand eruption

Asia Pacific Dec 10, 2019

Heroism and devastation after deadly New Zealand eruption

Tales of heroism, devastation and horrifying injuries emerged Tuesday after New Zealand's smouldering White Island volcano exploded, killing an estimated 13 people and turning what should have been an intrepid day trip into a nightmare. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said there were five confirmed fatalities ...