Argentina coach Santiago Phelan said his undercooked team are back on track in their World Cup development after today's 43-8 thrashing of Romania gave them a real lift ahead of their Pool B showdown with Scotland.
French prop Nicolas Mas has injured his hamstring and is expected to be out for two weeks and miss the vital Pool A clash against New Zealand, coach Marc Lievremont said today.
United States captain Todd Clever escaped suspension after being charged with a dangerous tackle and shoulder charge during the Eagles' 13-6 win over Russia in New Plymouth on Thursday.
England's players will put the boot in to their four allocated match balls ahead of Sunday's World Cup game against Georgia in a bid to avoid a repeat of the goalkicking problems suffered against Argentina.
Italy's scandal-plagued Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi faced fresh legal and political headaches today, with sliding approval ratings and new revelations of parties and young women paid for sex.
Diehard loyalists of Muammar Gaddafi unleashed barrages of rockets and mortars to beat back an assault by interim government forces on one of their last bastions in Libya's desert and also held off an advance into his home town.
Jamaican Yohan Blake blazed to the second fastest 200 metres of all time at the Brussels Diamond League meeting on Friday, upstaging compatriot and training partner Usain Bolt who clocked the quickest 100m of the season.
All Blacks coach Graham Henry gave his team nothing more than a pass mark following their 83-7 rout of Japan in their rugby World Cup Pool A match.
Columns of anti-Gaddafi forces sped towards Bani Walid today after their position came under attack and one of their number said they were planning to take the town, one of the last bastions of support for the ousted Libyan leader.
Sri Lanka seamers held Australia to 63 for two at lunch after inviting them to bat on the opening day of the third and final test today.
Wales captain Sam Warburton is confident his team carries no emotional scars from two previous loses to Samoa in rugby World Cups as they prepare for their key Pool D clash in Hamilton on Sunday.
Wales coach Warren Gatland retained faith in the starting side that almost upset South Africa last week, naming an unchanged lineup for their crucial rugby World Cup Pool D clash against Samoa in Hamilton on Sunday.
Samoa and Wales have both named their teams to meet in a Rugby World Cup Pool D match in Hamilton on Sunday.
England have wanted for nothing on this World Cup trip, with luxurious hotels, bespoke nutrition and training, and even dwarf-racing laid on for them, but for no-nonsense flanker Tom Wood, rugby remains the most basic of games.
Flanker Lewis Moody will return to lead England in Sunday's World Cup game against Georgia in Dunedin after manager Martin Johnson made nine changes to the side that beat Argentina in their Pool B opener.
Ireland are planning to put as much pressure on Australia's inside half pairing of Will Genia and Quade Cooper as possible to turn the devastating duo into Wallaby weaknesses ahead of the teams' pivotal Pool C clash at Eden Park on Saturday.
United States captain Todd Clever has been cited following an incident in his side's 13-6 victory over Russia in their Rugby World Cup pool C match in New Plymouth on Thursday.
Lancashire won their first English championship title since 1934 when they defeated Somerset by eight wickets on the final day of the county season on Thursday.
WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz says Floyd Mayweather Jr's string of 41 fights without a defeat was over the moment their bout was announced.
Italy coach Nick Mallett has named the following side to face Russia in their Rugby World Cup Pool C match in Nelson on Tuesday.