England head coach Eddie Jones gestures during a training session with young players after announcing the squad for the World Cup. Reuters
With the Rugby Championship being seen as little more than a World Cup warmup for the southern hemisphere’s top four nations the abridged tournament could produce a surprise or two amid the tinkering with tactics and selections.
Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus on Wednesday named a full-strength side to play Japan, as the two-time champions bid to put down a World Cup marker and avenge the biggest upset in the game’s history.
Ireland may go into the Rugby World Cup ranked number one in the world, but Scotland are not short of confidence and scent a possible upset in their opening Pool A match on Sunday.
Chad Brown-trained Shadwell homebred sophomore filly Altaf went into her one-mile maiden special weight on Saturday at Churchill Downs as one worthy of attention.
Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts said the picture was “evolving every day” as he unveiled men’s fixtures against Zimbabwe, the West Indies and Afghanistan, as well as India.
As the world of sports came to a complete halt due to COVID-19, many of its top stars chose to stay on in Dubai, they saluted the emirate’s exemplary response to the pandemic.