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Rugby – Samoa qualify for 2019 World Cup

REUTERS: Samoa qualified for next year's Rugby World Cup after beating Germany 42-28 in the second leg of the Oceania/Europe playoff in Heidelberg on Saturday. Samoa, who won the first leg 66-15 in Apia, will go into Pool A at the 2019 tournament in Japan along with Ireland, Scotland, Japan and ......

Chinese Pressure From Beijing to Berlin On Anniversary of Liu Xiaobo’s Death

This week brought both the first anniversary of the death of Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, and the sudden release from house arrest of his widow, Liu Xia. If the latter was in part a coalition-building maneuver by China in its mounting trade conflict with the United States, it was also the produc...

Super-Mom Serena into 10th Wimbledon final

Serena Williams demonstrated that having a baby had not robbed her of any of her phenomenal tennis skills when she became the first mother in 38 years to reach the Wimbledon final, with a 6-2 6-4 demolition of Germany's Julia Goerges on Thursday....

Kerber reaches final as Ostapenko self-destructs

LONDON: Germany's Angelique Kerber proved too solid for error-strewn Latvian Jelena Ostapenko as she reached her second Wimbledon final with a 6-3 6-3 victory on Thursday. The 30-year-old was gifted point after point as Ostapenko's aggressive game backfired in a blaze of unforced errors. A tight ....