• South Africa: Rugby, cricket banned from hosting tournaments

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — South Africa’s sports minister banned the national rugby and cricket federations from bidding for or hosting major international tournaments for at least a year on Monday over their failures to create opportunities for black players.

  • Players of Japan's Sunwolves celebrate their win over Argentina's Jaguares during their Super Rugby match in Tokyo, Saturday, April 23, 2016. The Sunwolves broke through for its first-ever win in the tournament, beating Jaguares 36-28. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

    Sunwolves rebound with 1st win in Super Rugby

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Super Rugby snapped out of its mid-season torpor Saturday with a thrilling match between the first-placed Chiefs and third-placed Hurricanes that showcased the quality of the New Zealand conference.