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Jonah Lomu: 'A life full of triumph and disaster'

(CNN) — Like a lightning bolt, Jonah Lomu electrified the world of rugby — and then seemingly was gone in a flash. “His life was Shakespearean in nature, full of triumph and disaster,” said Philip Smith, CEO of Great Southern Television, the production company behind a TV mini-series on rugby’s …

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Cavan Biggio hit for cycle, just like dad Craig

Cavan Biggio hit for the cycle, just like his dad. Biggio homered in the third inning, singled in the sixth, doubled in the eighth and tripled in the ninth to boost the Toronto Blue Jays over the Baltimore Orioles 8-5 on Tuesday night. The rookie drove in four runs and …

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Saina Nehwal Crashes Out Of China Open In First Round

Saina Nehwal crashed out of the China Open after losing 10-21, 17-21 to Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan in the first round on Wednesday. It was her second consecutive defeat against the Thai shuttler. Later in the day, India’s PV SIndhu will begin her campaign against a former Olympic gold medallist and World …

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MLB notebook: Pirates' Vazquez jailed on lurid charges

Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star closer Felipe Vazquez is in police custody on multiple charges, including solicitation of a child, authorities said Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Sep 12, 2019; San Francisco, CA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Felipe Vazquez (73) pitches the ball against the San Francisco Giants during the ninth inning at …

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Japan set to host 'special' tournament

New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, France and the UK have hosted the Rugby World Cup in the tournament’s 32-year history, but Friday’s curtain-raiser between Japan and Russia — the tournament’s first game on Asian soil — will mark a step into the unknown for the sport. The World Cup runs …

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