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O’Connell slapped with four-week ban

Munster lock Paul O’Connell has been hit with a four-week ban for striking Ospreys No.8 Jonathan Thomas following a hearing at European Rugby Cup (ERC) headquarters in Dublin.
The former British & Irish Lions skipper was red carded after catching Thomas [...]

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Dolphins win defensive battle over flat Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Miami Dolphins turned two early turnovers into their only points, beating the flat New York Jets 10-6 Sunday at the rainy Meadowlands.
Much of the game was played in a downpour, which made for inept offense in the [...]

Patriots clobber Bears to clinch playoff berth

CHICAGO – Tom Brady threw for 369 yards and two touchdowns, and the New England Patriotslocked up their eighth playoff berth in 10 years with a 36-7 pounding of the Chicago Bears on a snowy, blustery, bone-chilling Sunday.
The win was the fifth straight [...]

Lions knock out Rodgers, send Packers to crushing defeat

DETROIT — The Green Bay Packers couldn’t find the end zone without Aaron Rodgers‘ arm to carry them.
The Lions knocked Rodgers out of the game and snapped a trio of dubious streaks in a 7-3 win Sunday. Drew Stanton threw a 13-yard touchdown [...]


December 1, 2010

New Zealand’s Graham Henry and Richie McCaw have been rewarded for an outstanding year © Getty Images

New Zealand captain Richie McCaw has been named the International Rugby Board Player of the Year for 2010 – the third time he [...]

Romania book final World Cup berth

Romania book final World Cup berth
November 27, 2010

Romania secured the final berth at the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand by beating Uruguay 39-12 at the Stadionul National Arcul de Triumf on Saturday.
After the first leg of the play-off [...]

England crowned Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens champions

December 4, 2010
Dubai – After a weekend of dramatic twists, England emerged triumphant to be crowned Cup champions at the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens tonight.
The English side rose from a defeat to Portugal on day one of the competition [...]

Movember Winner

Former Saints prez Brian “Mitch” McAuley was the inaugural winner of the Saints’ Movember Challenge Donations Draw. Mitch donated $150 good for 30 tickets into the draw for the Liquor Bouquet.  In total, the Saints raised about $850 for Movember, just [...]