Willian scores twice as Brazil beat Venezuela 3-1

(Reuters) - Willian scored after 40 seconds and added a second just before the break as Brazil beat Venezuela 3-1 to pocket their first points in South American qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup. …

Barty admits tennis passion had waned

Ash Barty says she swapped tennis for cricket to experience the support and camaraderie of a team sport for the first time in her life.

I can rebound against Black Caps: Johnson

Mitchell Johnson admits he failed to live up to expectations during the Ashes and is determined to deliver his explosive best against New Zealand.

Japan disaster changes Wallabies unassuming rugby hero

Teddington (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Scott Fardy is the quiet man of an outstanding Australia backrow but four years ago his actions spoke volumes as he ignored an offer of safe passage when Japan was …

Uruguay, Ecuador set pace, Argentina get first point

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Argentina remain winless in South American qualifying for the 2018 World Cup after struggling to a 0-0 in Paraguay on Tuesday, while Uruguay and Ecuador both made it two wins …

All Blacks appeal for France to keep it clean

The All Blacks have appealed for Saturday's World Cup quarter-final against France to have no repeat of the "filth" that has marred previous clashes between the rivals.