• Seiji Hirao, key figure in Japanese rugby, dies at 53

    TOKYO (AP) — Seiji Hirao, who played in three rugby world cups for Japan and was coach in another, has died. He was 53.

  • Carter, Rokocoko and Imhoff cleared of wrongdoing by FFR

    PARIS (AP) — Former New Zealand stars Dan Carter and Joe Rokocoko and their Racing 92 teammate Juan Imhoff were cleared of wrongdoing by the French Rugby Federation on Tuesday after traces of corticosteroids were found in their urine samples.