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Rugby World Cup

Nelson Mandela Demonstrated The Power And Potential Of Sports

AP | GERALD IMRAY | Posted 12.06.2013 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — He emerged into bright winter sunshine, stepped onto the lush field and pulled on a cap. His long-sleeve green rugby jersey was ...

Nelson Mandela's Leadership Legacy to Us

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 12.08.2014 | Black Voices
Robert V. Taylor

When Mandela reappeared on the world stage on February 11, 1990 he told the world, "Our long march to freedom is irreversible." In that moment it was clear he had never left the world stage; he was re-entering it with even greater moral gravitas.

New Zealand Wins Rugby World Cup

AP | STEVE McMORRAN | Posted 12.23.2011 | Sports

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — The wait is over. New Zealand is back on top at the Rugby World Cup. The All Blacks survived the last in a string of fl...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 12.17.2011 | New York
Len Berman

St. Louis had the 11th highest payroll in Major League Baseball, the Texas Rangers had the 13th. They're both heading to the World Series.

Women Wrestle Over Large Egg To Demonstrate Rules of Rugby

Posted 11.28.2011 | Women

Sometimes men just need a woman to show them how it's done. Take rugby, for example. What better way to learn the rules than watching women in bikini-...

Australia Destroys U.S. At Rugby World Cup

AP | Posted 11.23.2011 | Sports

Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Australia restored authority to its Rugby World Cup campaign on Friday, beating the United States 67-5 ...

The World's Worst Rugby Team

AP | By DAVID MACDOUGALL | Posted 11.21.2011 | Sports

HELSINKI -- As the world's best rugby teams continue their quest for World Cup glory in New Zealand, spare a thought for those players on the other si...

New Zealand Uproar Over Black Phallic Public Art

Posted 11.14.2011 | Arts

“Why are we spending $50,000 on an embarrassing penis?” This is the question Dunedin, New Zealand city council member Lee Vandervis has asked over...

Talking Freeman and Damon, Mandela and Eastwood -- with John Carlin, Author of Invictus Book

Barry Yourgrau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Barry Yourgrau

John Carlin is a much accomplished journalist and author who ranked as the dean of foreign correspondents (for the UK Independent) in South Africa dur...

Movie Review: Invictus an Unexpected Mandela Tale

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The film is about a chapter of sports and international political history that few outside of South Africa would be aware of. In most ways, it's a standard underdog tale, but this one comes with a difference.

News Agencies Lift Rugby Ban

AP | Mike Corder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

International news agencies resumed coverage of the Rugby World Cup on Friday -- just 90 minutes before the tournament's opening match -- after progre...