Former All Black lock Ali Williams and former Australia back James O'Connor have been released from jail

Rugby stars Williams and O'Connor released from jail

Former All Black lock Ali Williams and former Australia back James O'Connor have been released from jail after they were arrested while allegedly buying cocaine during a night out in Paris.

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Italy head coach Conor O'Shea appears dejected after his side lost the Six Nations rugby union match between England and Italy at Twickenham stadium in London.

Just not rugby: Italy's tactics anger England in Six Nations

England coach Eddie Jones accused Italy of using a game plan against the spirit of rugby during a Six Nations match on Sunday, comparing the tactics to an Australian cricketer who famously bowled underarm and along the ground to avoid conceding a six.

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New Zealand All Blacks Ali Williams drinks from the Webb Ellis cup after his team's Rugby World Cup final win over France at Eden Park in Auckland.

Rugby stars Ali Williams, James O'Connor arrested in Paris

Former All Black lock Ali Williams and former Australia back James O'Connor have been arrested in Paris after allegedly trying to buy cocaine near a nightclub.

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Crusaders Israel Dagg clears the ball during their Super 15 rugby match against the Brumbies in Christchurch.

Hurricanes win big, Crusaders do it tough in Super Rugby

The Crusaders won their opening match in Super Rugby for the first time in seven years, surviving a poor second half to beat the ACT Brumbies 17-13 on Saturday.

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Scotland's Jonny Gray is tackled by Wales' Jake Bell during the Six Nations rugby match at BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh.

Scotland sinks Wales 29-13 in Six Nations

Scotland convincingly ended a run of nine losses to Wales with a 29-13 win in Six Nations rugby at Murrayfield on Saturday.

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Ireland's Garry Ringrose is tackled by France's Noa Nakaitaci during the Six Nations rugby match between Ireland and France at the Aviva Stadium.

Sexton's boot again helps Irish down France 19-9 in Dublin

Another perfect goalkicking effort by Jonathan Sexton led Ireland over France 19-9 in a rain-soaked, often sloppy Six Nations rugby match on Saturday.

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Uruguay's Mateo Sanguinetti tackles England's James Haskell during their Rugby World Cup Pool A match at Manchester City Stadium, Manchester, England.

England limit changes to 4 for Italy in Six Nations

Coach Eddie Jones resisted the temptation for wholesale reform by limiting England's changes to four for the Six Nations match against last-placed Italy on Sunday at Twickenham.

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Liam Messam of the Chiefs makes a break during the Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Chiefs, held at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand, on 24th February 2017. Credit: Joe Allison / www.photosport.nz

Chiefs beat Highlanders in Super Rugby's NZ season opener

Winger James Lowe scored two intercept tries in the first half to set the Chiefs on course to a 24-15 win over the Highlanders in a crucial New Zealand derby in the first round of Super Rugby.

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Rieko Ioane intercepts a pass before scoring try during the round 1 Super Rugby match between the Melbourne Rebels VS The Blues at AAMI Park Melbourne Australia.

Blues open Super Rugby season with 56-18 win over Rebels

Bustling center Rieko Ioane crossed for three tries as the Auckland Blues kicked off the 2017 Super Rugby season with a thumping 56-18 win over the Rebels on Thursday night, securing their first win in Melbourne.

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Australia's Dane Haylett-Petty dives in to score

Haylett-Perry re-signs with Australian rugby

Wallabies winger Dane Haylett-Perry has re-signed with Australian Rugby through the 2019 World Cup.

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Brumbies' Christian Lealiifano makes a pass during the Super Rugby Semi Final, Hurricanes v Brumbies.

Leali'ifano to assist Brumbies as coach in cancer comeback

Wallabies utility back Christian Leali'ifano will take a coaching role with the ACT Brumbies in Super Rugby as he considers a return to the rugby field after conquering leukemia.

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Players of Japan's Sunwolves greet the funs after their Super Rugby match against Australia's Force in Tokyo.

Super Rugby faces challenges ahead of changes in 2017

Super Rugby will begin its 22nd season on Thursday, stalled at a crossroads at which fan expectations and commercial imperatives meet in an almost irreconcilable impasse.

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The sevens coach, Shakeel Ahmed, said they hope to draw 10,000 more females into the sport by 2019.

Pakistani women take key first step in rugby sevens debut

They won only once at the Asian Women's Rugby Sevens in Laos last weekend but for the Pakistan women it was a dream debut at an international event.

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Mathieu Bastareaud in action

6N: France's Chouly and Bastareaud out with injury

No. 8 Damien Chouly and center Mathieu Bastareaud will miss France's match against Ireland in the Six Nations on Saturday.

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Will Genia of the Qantas Wallabies passes the ball during the Rugby Championship test match between the Australian Qantas Wallabies and Argentina's Los Pumas.

Australia to play Argentina in Canberra in Rugby Champs.

Australia will play Argentina in a Rugby Championship match in Canberra in September, returning test rugby to the Australian capital for the first time in seven years.

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Wallaby lock Dan Vickerman.

Ex-Australia rugby forward Dan Vickerman dies at age 37

Dan Vickerman, who played 63 rugby tests for Australia and was involved in three World Cups, has died at his home in Sydney. He was 37.

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FAMILY IS EVERYTHING: Telea with his Samoan Side of the family.

Mark Telea, future rugby star

Twenty year old, Mark Telea is a rising rugby star on the cusp of a major breakthrough on a the international stage. 

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READY TO REPRESENT SAMOA: R.A.S Rugby Team with Fautua Otto and Afa Lesa.

Rugby Academy of Samoa gears up for Hawaii

Future stars of Samoan rugby are training hard for Hawai’i. A squad of thirteen players from the Rugby Academy of Samoa (R.A.S) will represent Samoa at the Aloha World Sevens Tournament next month. 

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Team to Beat: Manu Samoa Sevens player, Ed Fidow, playing with Auckland Marist. They will take on SCOPA today.

Teams ready for final day

Twenty four teams but only one can claim the cup. Today will be the finals of the 29th Vailima Marist International Sevens Tournament.

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GAME TIME: Satalo player dishing it out before getting hammered by Zac Guildford

Satalo upsets star-studded Stallions

Satalo defeated the S.O.S Stallions in a nail biting match at the Vailima Marist International Sevens Tournament with a final score of 17-19.

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Boxing

Deontay Wilder throws a left at Gerald Washington during their WBC heavyweight title boxing bout.

Wilder retains WBC title with 5th-round KO of Washington

Deontay Wilder returned from right arm injuries to stop Gerald Washington in the fifth round and retain his WBC heavyweight title Saturday night in a fight that heated up quickly after a quiet start.

NFL

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds a Super Bowl trophy while addressing the crowd along with head coach Bill Belichick, right, during a rally Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, in Boston.

Patriots take victory lap, parade Boston for Super Bowl win

Snow, rain and chilly temperatures didn't dampen the joy of New England Patriots fans exulting in their team's latest championship Tuesday.

Football

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, left, celebrates with Leroy Sane after scoring his side's third goal during the Champions League round of 16 first leg soccer match between Manchester City and Monaco at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England.

Man City beats Monaco 5-3 in wild Champions League game

Manchester City scored three goals in 11 minutes to fight back for a 5-3 win over Monaco in a wild Champions League match full of dazzling attacking play and dreadful defending on Tuesday.

Basketball

Kelsall hails from the villages of Fagalii, Letogo, and Vailele

Samoan basketball star ready for Oceania

Samoa enters this year’s F.I.B.A. U18 Oceania Championships aiming to improve on a promising performance in the 2014 tournament, and a lot of their fortunes will be placed on the shoulders of Linda Kelsall 

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