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Clean-up, rescue efforts in Japan as typhoon toll nears 70

More than 3,000 people have been rescued in wake of disaster.

58 dead, rescuers in ‘day and night’ hunt for missing in...

Rescue work was almost thwarted by additional rainfall.

Springbok’s Etzebeth takes rights watchdog to court in racism case

The lock has maintained his innocence throughout.

Up to 35 dead as Typhoon Hagibis slams Japan

Military and fire department helicopters winched survivors from roofs and balconies in several locations.

Crunch Japan-Scotland World Cup match gets go-ahead

Fans encouraged to arrive at stadium as early as possible.

Springboks star Etzebeth facing legal action for racist abuse, assault

There is not urgency to get the 27-year-old back to South Africa.

Parisse makes Rugby World Cup history as Italy dispatch Namibia

Italy had to recover from a slow start to beat Namibia in their World Cup opener.

5-minute blitz gets All Blacks home over Springboks

For the fourth time in as many matches at this World Cup, the team that scored first finished second. 

Nervy France survive Pumas scare in World Cup opener

Argentina will have to beat England in their next match to avoid an early exit.

Italy’s Parisse prepares for historic fifth World Cup

Sergio Parisse is taking things one day at a time at his fifth Rugby World Cup.

Wallabies survive Fiji scare to win Rugby World Cup opener

Australia were 9 points down in the second half staring at an upset at the hands of Fiji.

France battle back to deny Australia World Cup bronze

This is Australia’s best finish at the World Cup having never gone beyond the quarter-finals at 11 previous tournaments.

Spain’s Gasol on verge of rare NBA-World Cup double

Marc Gasol is less interested in his personal landmark and wants to give his best to win the World Cup.

Emboldened Australia close on another first at Basketball World Cup

Australia are looking to progress past the quarter-finals for the first time in 11 tries.

Hosts China stung by Basketball World Cup exit

Chinese social media users compared the basketball team to the hugely underachieving football squad.

Rubio stars as Spain beat Tunisia in Basketball World Cup

Spain led by just three points at half-time and there was the whiff of a huge upset, but they stepped on the gas after that.

Wallabies coach Cheika dismisses ‘Mickey Mouse’ jibe

Steve Hansen denies calling Michael Cheika the Disney character.

Try, try and try again: Rugby’s attempts to break China

Rugby is going through growing pains in China where the sport remains mysterious to many.

Hungarian swimmer ‘sorry’ for touching nightclub dancer

Tamas Kenderesi denies charges of sexual assault but is regretful of ‘thoughtlessly touching’ a nightclub dancer.

Bernal hails Tour de France triumph

Egan Bernal, 22, is the youngest rider in more than a century to win the Tour de France.

Peerless Peaty crushes 100m breaststroke world record

Peaty has not been beaten for five years over 100m breaststroke in major competition.

Sun blazes to record fourth 400m freestyle world crown

Sun clocks 42.44s to retain his 400m world title.

Cricket World Cup final umpire admits ‘error’

Kumar Dharmasena does not regret his decision as he does not have access to TV replays and consulted with other match officials before making the call.

Wallabies expect to peak at Rugby World Cup, says coach

Despite losing for the 10th time in 13 Tests, Wallabies coach says he is seeing improvements in his side.