• Maori say rising popularity of haka dance can obscure origin

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The sight of young men doing the haka war dance that originated with the Maori people of New Zealand has become commonplace at college and high school football games across Utah, but some Maori people think the widespread use betrays the sacred origin of their cultural ritual.

  • Ex-Australia rugby forward Dan Vickerman dies at age 37

    SYDNEY (AP) — 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.