England’s Mako Vunipola ruled out of autumn internationals Eddie Jones injury crisis deepens

England’s injury crisis showed no signs of slowing down with Mako Vunipola ruled out of the autumn internationals. Vunipola, who limped off during Saracens’ Champions Cup clash with Glasgow last weekend, joins brother Billy on the sidelines with a calf injury and is expected to be sidelined for six weeks. Saracens have also confirmed Nick […]

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Alex Lozowski banned for two weeks, available for England’s autumn Tests

Alex Lozowski will be free to play in England’s autumn international fixtures next month after he was only hit with a two-week ban by a European Rugby disciplinary panel. The Saracens centre was charged with two separate acts of foul play following his side’s 13-3 win over Glasgow in the Champions Cup on Sunday but […]

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Currie Cup preview Juarno Augustus, Sergeal Petersen, Ruhan Nel have Springboks claims

Western Province have blown away all comers in the Currie Cup this season, with many standout performers during their unbeaten campaign, and they head into the playoffs with a lot of momentum. Kwes√©ESPN looks at three players who may have done enough to catch Rassie Erasmus’ eye ahead of the Springboks’ tour to the northern […]

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Currie Cup preview Juarno Augustus, Sergeal Peterson, Ruhan Nel have Springboks claims

Western Province have blown away all comers in the Currie Cup this season, with many standout performers during their unbeaten campaign, and they head into the playoffs with a lot of momentum. Kwes√©ESPN looks at three players who may have done enough to catch Rassie Erasmus’ eye ahead of the Springboks’ tour to the northern […]

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Adam Henrique enjoying tough Western Conference battles with the Anaheim Ducks

7:00 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN ANAHEIM — Adam Henrique has the battle scars from his years in the Eastern Conference, back when he was a popular member of the New Jersey Devils. Those playoff battles against the New York Rangers. Those chaotic nights against the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Islanders. Those rivalry games. His […]

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Exeter Chiefs’ Sam Skinner named in Scotland’s autumn internationals squad

Scotland have named New Zealand-born Blade Thomson, Australian Sam Johnson and former England youth international Sam Skinner in a 40-man squad for their upcoming autumn international fixtures. Scarlets back-row Thomson, who played for New Zealand at under-20 level, and Exeter Chiefs lock Skinner are eligible through family connections but are among just three new caps […]

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AOC boss John Coates predicts bright future for Olympic rugby sevens

2:08 AM BST ESPN staff Rugby sevens has scope to become one of the premier Olympic events as the run to Tokyo 2020 begins with the first of the women’s World Series events this weekend. That’s the opinion of long-time Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates, who played a key role in helping to get […]

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Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz on family history, state of the team, rebuilding and more

5:48 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN In 2004, ESPN named the Chicago Blackhawks the worst franchise in all of pro sports. They were losing some $20 million per year while alienating a fan base by refusing to play games on television (not to mention the humiliating attendance figures). And the on-ice product? Let’s just say it […]

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