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Sam Burgess can make an impact in union, says Andy Farrell

<b>England rugby union assistant coach Andy Farrell believes "warrior" Sam Burgess can make a successful cross-code switch.</b><p>England league international Burgess, 25, is in talks with union side Bath.<p>"Sam can make an impact," said Farrell, who denies approaching Burgess over a potential move to union …

English Rugby

Six Nations 2014, Wales v Ireland: Warren Gatland faces deep well of resentment over Brian O'Driscoll

The wounds of Irish talisman's axeing for final Test of Lions' summer tour to Australia are still far from healed<p>Family feuds run deep in Ireland. So when the head coach of the <b>British and Irish Lions</b>, a man formerly in command of the <b>Ireland</b> team no less, sees fit for a defining Test to dispense …

Six Nations 2014: Jamie Heaslip says that Ireland players will need their innate 'smarts' to outwit Wales

Vice-captain says Warren Gatland's decision to drop Brian O'Driscoll on the Lions tour is not an issue ahead of Dublin game, but stormy weather and quality of the opposition are<p><b>Ireland</b> are braced for stormy weather and an almighty physical examination from <b>Wales</b> in their <b>Six Nations</b> clash at the …

Six Nations 2014: France banish complacency as they seek revenge win against Italy

Defeat in Rome last year set France on road to wooden spoon and they are in no mood to be upset again on Sunday<p>Nicolas Mas, the <b>France</b> prop, will aim to erase the painful memories of their <b>Six Nations</b> defeat by <b>Italy</b> last year when the two teams meet at the Stade de France on Sunday.<p>France’s 23-18 …

Scotland v England, Six Nations 2014: I used to pray the ball did not go out for a line-out, says Dylan Hartley

Hookers need to have broad shoulders and a technique to cope with the unique demands placed on them<p>Line-out throwing can be a lonely business. It is right up there with the pressures faced by goal-kickers and wingers. If you are not kicking your goals as a fly-half, people will say you should not …

World's eyes turn to sport as Russian Winter Games hit stride

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russia’s Winter Olympics sprang into action on Saturday with the first full day of sporting contest, finally drawing the world’s gaze from militant threats, a widely criticised “gay propaganda” law and an opening ceremony that did not go completely to plan.<p>The United …

Make Norwegian Waffles for Luck in the Winter Olympics

Norwegian Waffles are the breakfast of Champions in the Foodist's house, where the biggest sporting event isn't the Super Bowl—it’s the Winter Olympics<p>The biggest sporting event in my house isn’t the Super Bowl—it’s the Winter Olympics.<p>That’s what happens when you marry someone from Norway, which …

How We Ate in 1964, When the Beatles Were on Ed Sullivan, Vs. Now

A lot has changed since the Beatles first performed live on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964. Here's a look at how we ate then, and now.<p>Fifty years ago this Sunday, 73 million viewers tuned in to watch <b>The</b> <b>Beatles</b> perform on <i>The</i> <i>Ed Sullivan Show</i>. It was the largest TV audience to date. In 2014, last week's …

Farm-to-table

How to Make Better Stew, in 3 Easy Steps

These are three crucial steps to the perfect pot of stew<p>1) Sear It<p>Getting a good sear on the meat is the first (and, we’d say, most important) moment. The browned surface of the meat and those crusty bits on the bottom of the pot deliver concentrated flavor and rich color. Don’t crowd the pot …

Cheap meat recipes: Harira

Lamb neck is not too expensive, and makes a delicious Maghreb-style stew<p>This soup needs a few hours’ cooking to be at its best, but it’s worth it. If you can persuade your butcher to give you some bones, they are wonderful thrown in during cooking.<p><i>Serves 8</i><p>200g/7oz lentils, cooked<p>4 garlic cloves, 2 …