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New Zealand repeat as Women's Rugby World Cup champions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Black Ferns stood shoulder to shoulder Saturday as their national anthem played and day turned to dusk by the San Francisco Bay. About 30 minutes later they stood shoulder to shoulder again, this time atop a podium with gold medals draped around their necks. (MORE)

England beat hosts USA to advance to semis at RWC Sevens

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) English captain Tom Mitchell found some space on the pitch about 30 meters away from the try line. He glanced to his left and saw a big patch of open field so he lofted a high kick toward the sideline. (MORE)

Dragons bounce back to take 1st place in NRL

SYDNEY (AP) St. George Illawarra beat North Queensland 24-10 to regain top ranking in Australia's National Rugby League at the end of a disruptive month in which leading players are wearied and distracted by State of Origin duties. (MORE)

Lions, Waratahs complete Super Rugby semifinal picture

(AP) -- The Lions and New South Wales Waratahs completed the Super Rugby semifinal lineup on Saturday and one of them will have the chance to put a dent in New Zealand's dominance. (MORE)

No major upsets with new format at Rugby World Cup Sevens

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The new knockout format didn't claim any major upset victims during the first day of the Rugby World Cup Sevens on Friday. (MORE)

Hurricanes beat Chiefs 32-31 to reach Super Rugby semis

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) The Wellington-based Hurricanes scored a try in the first minute, then repelled a series of attempted comebacks with two tries to scrumhalf T.J. Perenara to beat the Hamilton-based Chiefs 32-31 Friday to reach the Super Rugby semifinals. (MORE)

New knockout format at RWC 7s will up pressure on big guns

(AP) -- The path to the Rugby World Cup Sevens title is the shortest ever. (MORE)