Rugby union

Eintracht fans have taped letters at a wall of the stadium during a Europa League round of 16, 1st leg soccer match between Eintracht Frankfurt and FC Basel in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, March 12, 2020. The match was played in an empty stadium because of the coronavirus outbreak. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
March 13, 2020 - 12:34 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's affect on sports around the world (all times local): ___ 12:30 p.m. The last remaining Six Nations rugby match was postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The Welsh Rugby Union had earlier insisted its match against Scotland on Saturday in Cardiff...
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Olympiakos players challenge for the ball during warm up prior the Europa League round of 16 first leg soccer match between Olympiakos and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, Greece, Thursday, March 12, 2020. The match is being played in an empty stadium because of the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
March 13, 2020 - 4:01 am
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australian sports fans didn't really need a reminder about the coronavirus, but they got one anyway Friday when a number of major events Down Under were affected by concerns over the pandemic. And more are likely to follow. As the Australian Formula One Grand Prix was...
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Olympiakos players challenge for the ball during warm up prior the Europa League round of 16 first leg soccer match between Olympiakos and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, Greece, Thursday, March 12, 2020. The match is being played in an empty stadium because of the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
March 13, 2020 - 2:50 am
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australian sports fans didn't really need a reminder about the coronavirus, but they got one anyway Friday when a number of major events Down Under were affected by concerns over the pandemic. And more are likely to follow. As the Australian Formula One Grand Prix was...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 28, 2019 file photo, Colombia's Egan Bernal, left, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, center, races on the Champs Elysees during the Tour de France cycling race in Paris. The team of reigning Tour de France champion Egan Bernal has withdrawn from all races over the next three weeks amid the spread of the new virus outbreak and following the death of one of its sports directors. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
March 06, 2020 - 5:49 pm
MILAN (AP) — The alpine skiing World Cup Finals and major Italian cycling races were among the latest sporting events to be canceled on Friday because of the escalating virus outbreak. Also, an unnamed Scotland Women's rugby player tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday and the Women's Six Nations...
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Stadium seats are empty during the Korean Basketball League between Incheon Electroland Elephants and Anyang KGC clubs in Incheon, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. The basketball game held without spectators as a precaution against the COVID-19. (Yun Tai-hyun/Yonhap via AP)
February 27, 2020 - 5:17 pm
Baseball and basketball played before empty stands. Soccer leagues delayed matches. Clubs left out of Asian competitions or matches were forced to relocate. And the rapidly spreading virus that has infected more than 81,000 people globally and left more than 2,750 dead, mostly in China, continues...
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Catalans Dragons Israel Folau, left, walks out with teammates ahead of the Super League rugby match between Catalans Dragons and Castleford Tigers at Stade Gilbert Brutus in Perpignan, France, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)
February 15, 2020 - 4:38 pm
As Israel Folau made a try-scoring debut for his new club Catalan Dragons on Saturday, a man watching from the stands was told to remove a rainbow flag unfurled in support of the LGBT movement. Folau has been widely condemned for posting homophobic comments on social media. It led to Folau — a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, a tourist wearing a mask poses for a photo with the Olympic rings in the background, at Tokyo's Odaiba district. Tokyo Olympic organizers repeated their message at the start of two days of meetings with the IOC: this summer's games will not be cancelled or postponed by the coronavirus spreading neighboring China. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
February 13, 2020 - 4:26 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers reiterated their message on Thursday at the start of two days of meetings with the International Olympic Committee: The 2020mer Games will not be waylaid by the virus that is spreading from neighboring Chia. “I would like to make it clear again that we are not...
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South Africa fans celebrate at the Pirates Rugby Club in Johannesburg, South Africa, after their team's victory in the Rugby World Cup final between South Africa and England being played in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday Nov. 2, 2019. South Africa defeated England 32-12. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
November 02, 2019 - 7:50 pm
SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (AP) — Black and white, they sat together on the edge of the dusty township street where Nelson Mandela once lived and watched their Springboks win the Rugby World Cup again. The late Mandela would surely have liked what he saw — both the picture of unity among the South...
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South African captain Siya Kolisi holds the Webb Ellis Cup aloft with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa after South Africa defeated England to win the Rugby World Cup final at International Yokohama Stadium in Yokohama, Japan, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
November 02, 2019 - 12:36 pm
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Siya Kolisi grabbed the Webb Ellis Cup, gave it a kiss and hoisted it high as fireworks exploded and his teammates — black and white — rejoiced behind him. A blowout victory in the Rugby World Cup final for the Springboks. Yet another transcendent moment for post-apartheid...
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Cars are stranded on a road as the city is submerged in muddy waters after an embankment of the Chikuma River broke, in Nagano, central Japan, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Rescue efforts for people stranded in flooded areas are in full force after a powerful typhoon dashed heavy rainfall and winds through a widespread area of Japan, including Tokyo.(Yohei Kanasashi/Kyodo News via AP)
October 12, 2019 - 10:54 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Helicopters plucked people from their flooded homes on Sunday as rescue efforts went into full force in wide areas of Japan after a powerful typhoon unleashed heavy rainfall on Tokyo and surrounding areas, leaving at least seven dead and 15 missing. Public broadcaster NHK gave a higher...
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