Dealing with injuries has been a fact of life for Wales over the past few years, but while other teams sweat on the fitness of key players heading into the rugby World Cup quarter-finals the Welsh have a clean bill of health.
South Africa skipper John Smit fired the first shot in the psychological battle against Australia today by saying his side were the underdogs for their rugby World Cup quarter-final clash in Wellington.
Winger Mark Cueto defended England's disciplinary record both on and off the pitch today as the former world champions began the run-up to their World Cup quarter-final embroiled in controversy.
For the third successive World Cup Italy failed to beat a Six Nations rival in their final pool game and so departed the tournament on Monday seemingly as far away as ever from reaching the quarterfinals.
Italy coach Nick Mallett had no excuses after his team were beaten by Ireland in their final pool match on Sunday, and backed the Irish to go all the way to final.
Samoa centre Eliota Sapolu Fuimaono faces a misconduct hearing, World Cup organisers said on Sunday, after the Gloucester player launched his second tirade of the tournament on Twitter following his side's 13-5 loss to South Africa.
Tonga winger Sukanaivalu Hufanga has been suspended for five weeks after being found guilty of a dangerous tip tackle in his side's 19-14 victory over France in Wellington on Saturday.
Aid workers from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have brought medical supplies into ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's besieged hometown of Sirte as fears grew that a humanitarian disaster was unfolding there.
Police have reopened the Brooklyn Bridge evening after about 400 anti-Wall Street protesters were arrested for blocking traffic lanes and attempting an unauthorized march across the span.
Belgian pensioner Alfred David dreams one day he'll find eternal rest in the icy waters somewhere near Antarctica, dressed in his penguin suit and laid out in a coffin decorated with penguins.
England flyhalf Jonny Wilkinson remains an injury concern despite a scan showing no serious damage to his forearm, manager Martin Johnson told reporters at a news conference dominated by the off-field activities of centre Mike Tindall on Sunday.
New Zealand coach Graham Henry has backed Colin Slade to fill the void left by flyhalf Dan Carter following a solid performance in the All Blacks' 79-15 victory over Canada in their final pool match on Sunday.
Tonga produced the upset of the rugby World Cup when they beat France 19-14 but some poor decision making cost the Pacific Islanders at least five tries as a nervy French side took the bonus point they needed to advance to the last eight.
England back Delon Armitage has been cited for a dangerous high tackle during Saturday's 16-12 victory over Scotland at Eden Park.
France centre Fabrice Estebanez has been cited for a dangerous tackle during their 19-14 Pool A loss to Tonga on Sunday which could lead to a suspension for the Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against England.
Manchester City's tough week ended on a high note on Saturday when they won 4-0 at Blackburn Rovers to maintain their unbeaten start in the Premier League and stay level on points with Manchester United at the top of the table.
Nikolay Nerush has resigned as head coach of Russia, saying he had always planned to stand down after the team's debut appearance at the Rugby World Cup, where they lost all four matches.
All 18 people on board a small plane that crashed in Indonesia's mountainous northern Sumatra region were killed, a rescue agency official says.
The Geelong Cats claimed their ninth premiership title with a 38-point victory over the Collingwood Magpies in the Australian Football League (AFL) Grand Final today.