A breakthrough performance from the hosts, a huge typhoon and a dressing-down for referees: the first Rugby World Cup in Asia was not short of talking points.AFP Sport looks back at some of the highlights of Japan 2019.- Nippon! Nippon! -One of the great unkno
In many ways, the Rugby World Cup was a mini dress rehearsal for Japan, as it gears up to host an even bigger sporting event next year: the Tokyo Olympics.While there are many differences -- far fewer countries participated in the Rugby World Cup but it was sp
Rassie Erasmus has led South Africa from the depths of despair to a Rugby World Cup triumph in just two years, with a simple coaching ethos built around handing the Springboks back their role as one of the sport's powerhouses.The former Springbok loose forwar
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel urged greater efforts to clean up New Delhi's toxic air as she pledged one billion euros to help Indian cities switch to green transport.Merkel became a rare foreign leader to speak out on India's smog crisis after being e
A tumultuous year in US racing comes down to the wire at the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita, where a spike in horse deaths has put the sport under scrutiny."I think you'd be naive not to acknowledge that people are watching very carefully and that's why we'
Formula One launched a radical, cut-price, slower vision of the sport on Thursday when a package of new financial, sporting and technical regulations to be introduced from 2021 were unveiled.In a dramatic overhaul revealed in Austin, the American owners of the