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A Plaque And A Flag: U.S. Tries To Rescue Taliban Peace Talks

How hard will peace negotiations in Afghanistan be? For the past day — and before the first official meeting — the United States has been scrambling to get all parties to the table.<p>The talks were scheduled to begin today in Qatar, but now they are on hold.<p>As we told you, Afghan President Hamid …

Lions 2013: Barbarians add Wasps back Elliot Daly to squad for England and British and Irish Lions Tests

Uncapped Wasps back Elliot Daly has been called into a star-studded Barbarians squad to face England and the British and Irish Lions.<p>The Barbarians have also confirmed that Saracens and South Africa hooker Schalk Brits, Exeter's Australian lock Dean Mumm, Italian prop Andrea Lo Cicero and Fijian …

Brian O'Driscoll out of Amlin Challenge Cup final against Stade Francais with back injury

Brian O'Driscoll has been ruled out of the Amlin Challenge Cup final between Leinster and Stade Francais in Dublin tomorrow night.<p>O'Driscoll, part of a 37-man British and Irish Lions squad for the forthcoming tour to Hong Kong and Australia, suffered a back spasm during Leinster's RaboDirect PRO12 …

Melbourne Rebels' Kurtley Beale faces another ban after rule breach

The Melbourne Rebels full-back Kurtley Beale has been suspended by the Super 15 club one match after returning from a month-long ban for an …

Chargers sign Manti Te'o, 3 other draft picks

The high-profile second-round selection has signed, with terms undisclosed.<p>The San Diego Chargers signed second-round pick Manti Te'o and three other draft picks Thursday, on the eve of rookie minicamp. No details were immediately available as to the salary or terms of Te'o's contract.<p>The Chargers …

NRL SuperCoach Last Word - Rd 9

PENRITH fullback Matt Moylan could be the best cheapie of the season. But even so, he's not an automatic buy.


Late Mail: NRL round nine

ALL the latest news on team line-ups for round nine of the 2013 NRL season.


Dragons sign troubled Dugan

‘‘The NRL has included a number of conditions that serve to safeguard both the ongoing welfare of the player and the integrity of the game,” Smith …


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