LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Conservative government on Wednesday threatened “tough” action to curb strikes, as airport passport officers became the latest public sector workers to announce December walkouts.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Australia came from 21 points down with 23 minutes left to overhaul Wales 39-34 in an astonishing turnaround in their Cardiff rugby test on Saturday.
After the historic loss to Georgia last weekend, Wales desperately needed the win more than the heavily depleted Wallabies and was delivering in style by rolling to 34-13 with its best rugby of the month.
The betting pool on the next coach of Wales is up and running.
Scott Robertson of Super Rugby's Crusaders leads at odds of 2-1, followed by ex-Wales boss Warren Gatland at 5-1, La Rochelle's suspended Ronan O'Gara at 7-1, and current assistant Jonathan Humphreys at 8-1.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Georgia upset Wales 13-12 for the first time in rugby history on Saturday in Cardiff, only the Lelos' second win against a tier one nation.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Ben Cabango thought back to playing with his brother Theo in their garden.
“Me and him just always used to get at it,” he said. “Looking back now, it’s just good times.”
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Georgia made two changes to the side facing Wales on Saturday in a rugby test in Cardiff after losing at home to Samoa for the first time.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Hooker Julian Montoya has returned to captain Argentina against Scotland on Saturday in the rugby test at Murrayfield.
A rib injury in the win against England forced him to withdraw late before the 20-13 loss to Wales in Cardiff last weekend.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Wales handed back-row forward Josh Macleod a test debut for Saturday’s match against Georgia, nearly two years after he was denied a first international appearance when he ruptured his Achilles tendon during a practice session four days before the game.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Forwards Dan Lydiate and Will Rowlands were withdrawn from Wales' squad on Monday after their injuries in the rugby test win over Argentina at the weekend.
Lydiate broke his left forearm in the first half and Rowlands suffered a left shoulder injury in the second half and neither finished the 20-13 win in Cardiff on Saturday.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Wales reacted to humiliation from New Zealand by bringing Argentina to earth in a tense 20-13 rugby victory on Saturday.
The Welsh were criticized for not standing up to the All Blacks' physicality last weekend in a heavy defeat, and responded with a tough, scrappy effort that had just enough golden moments to earn a third win in 10 tests this year.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Argentina chose the same side which defeated England to face Wales in their rugby test in Cardiff on Saturday.
The Pumas earned a rare victory against England at Twickenham last weekend by 30-29.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Fullback Leigh Halfpenny was withdrawn by Wales just hours before its rugby test against New Zealand in Cardiff on Saturday.
Halfpenny suffered a recurrence of a hamstring injury during the captain's run on Friday and couldn't recover.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — New Zealand was back to being almost full strength for the rugby test against Wales this weekend.
An experimental side was fielded against Japan in Tokyo last weekend and held on to win 38-31.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Wales’ soccer team is considering a name change after the World Cup.
The Welsh soccer federation wants to call its teams “Cymru” — the Welsh name for Wales — at international level to reflect what it is called domestically.
LONDON (AP) — Protesters in Halloween costumes marched in cities around Britain on Saturday to demand more affordable child care.
The March of the Mummies was called to demand reforms to U.K. rules on childcare, parental leave and flexible working that organizers say keep many parents – mostly mothers – from returning to the workforce.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Wales is looking for a captain after an injured Dan Biggar was left out of the squad on Tuesday for the autumn rugby tests.
Biggar is in a knee brace after limping off during a game for his Northampton club on Oct.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Eddie Butler, a former Wales rugby captain who later forged a career as a highly respected commentator and broadcaster, has died. He was 65.
Butler’s death was announced on Thursday by the Welsh Rugby Union and the BBC, for whom he worked.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Rob Page has signed a four-year deal to coach Wales, the World Cup-bound team said on Tuesday.
Page took over the role on an interim basis after Ryan Giggs went on leave in November on charges of domestic violence, and guided the team into the World Cup via the European playoffs.
GENEVA (AP) — A years-long transfer dispute after the death in an airplane crash of soccer player Emiliano Sala was decided on Friday in favor of his former club Nantes against Cardiff, which promised more legal action in the multi-million dollar case.
LONDON (AP) — Aiming to protect soccer club traditions, the English Football Association gave itself power Friday to block changes to home jersey colors and badges that are unpopular with fans.
Any proposed changes must pass extensive consultation with fans who are proven to have season tickets or attend a certain number of home games, the FA said in a statement.
SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Cardiff Oncology, Inc. (CRDF) on Thursday reported a loss of $10.4 million in its second quarter.
The San Diego-based company said it had a loss of 24 cents per share.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — South Africa took its Twenty20 international series with England to a decider after easing to a 58-run win in the second match on Thursday.
Rilee Rossouw hit 10 fours and five sixes in a 55-ball 96 not out to steer the Proteas to 207-3 in Cardiff after being put into bat.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Ryan Giggs has quit as Wales coach with immediate effect, saying on Monday he didn't want his upcoming trial on charges of domestic violence to destabilize the national team heading into its first appearance at the World Cup since 1958.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Gareth Bale said Wales' qualification for the World Cup in Qatar will influence the next stage in his career as he weighs up which team to join after leaving Real Madrid.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Weeks of back spasms were not going to stop Gareth Bale's mission to lead Wales back to the World Cup.
Try stopping the captain taking to the field when there is a 64-year drought to end.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Ukraine's players wept in the rain while applauding their dejected supporters after missing out on qualifying for the World Cup by losing 1-0 to Wales in Europe's last playoff for the FIFA soccer showpiece on Sunday.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Ukraine plans to resume competitive football in the country in August despite being under attack by Russia after President Volodymyr Zelenskyy gave approval.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Joe Cordina knocked out Kenichi Ogawa in the second round to take the IBF super featherweight title from the Japanese boxer on Saturday.
Cordina thrilled the crowd in his Cardiff hometown to earn his first world title and hand Ogawa defeat in his first defense of the title.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Sunday:
WORLD CUP PLAYOFF
The final European spot at the World Cup will be determined in Cardiff where Wales hosts a Ukraine side trying to deliver an uplifting sporting success amid the ongoing Russian invasion.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Far from battlefields and Russian invaders, the Ukrainian footballers exempted from military service are trying to complete the mission to lead their country to the World Cup.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Flyhalf Dan Biggar was named Wales captain on Wednesday for the three-test tour to South Africa over Alun Wyn Jones despite the vastly experienced lock returning from a shoulder injury.
PARIS (AP) — French soccer club Nantes has expressed its shock at Nice fans who made derogatory chants about Emiliano Sala during a league game on Wednesday.
Sala died after the single-engine Piper Malibu aircraft in which he was traveling SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Cardiff Oncology, Inc. (CRDF) on Thursday reported a loss of $11 million in its first quarter. On a per-share basis, the San Diego-based company said it had a loss of 25 cents.
SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Cardiff Oncology, Inc. (CRDF) on Thursday reported a loss of $11 million in its first quarter.
On a per-share basis, the San Diego-based company said it had a loss of 25 cents.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Wales international David Brooks has been given the all-clear after cancer treatment.
The 24-year-old midfielder, who plays in England's second division with Bournemouth, announced in October that he was diagnosed with stage two Hodgkin lymphoma.
ZURICH (AP) — Ukraine's bid to qualify for the Word Cup will resume on June 1 against Scotland after its playoff semifinal in Glasgow was postponed in March due to the country being invaded by Russia.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Gareth Bale demonstrated his enduring value for Wales by scoring two goals — including a sensational free kick — in a 2-1 win over Austria on Thursday, leaving his country one more victory away from a first World Cup in 64 years.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Gareth Bale declared himself in “very good shape” and ready to play “whatever is necessary” for Wales in its World Cup playoff against Austria, days after pulling out of Real Madrid’s humiliating loss to Barcelona in the Spanish league.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Paolo Garbisi booted the match-clinching conversion before throwing himself to the ground and bursting into tears.
After seven humiliating years, Italy finally won a Six Nations match.
Wales lock Alun Wyn Jones lauded the bonds between rugby, family and community on the eve of becoming the first player in international rugby to appear 150 times for their country.
Jones returns from double shoulder surgery to feature for Wales for the first time in 20 weeks when they face Italy on Saturday in Cardiff in the last round of the Six Nations.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Wales got the party started early.
Coach Wayne Pivac named his side on Tuesday, two days before every other team, and set up a couple of individual milestones to close their Six Nations campaign at home on Saturday.
BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) — Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala was “deeply unconscious” after being poisoned by exhaust fumes before dying from severe head and chest injuries in a plane crash in 2019, a jury concluded Thursday.
ROME (AP) — Ange Capuozzo was rewarded for an impressive debut off the bench against Scotland with a start against Wales in Cardiff in the Six Nations on Saturday.
Capuozzo replaced an injured Pierre Bruno in the 45th minute last Saturday at the Stadio Olimpico and scored two tries, broke five tackles, and made five tackles.
Wales coach Wayne Pivac has no misgivings about giving Alun Wyn Jones a first rugby match in 20 weeks in the Six Nations test against Italy this weekend.
Jones hasn't played since dislocating his left shoulder in October against New Zealand.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Alun Wyn Jones was summoned by Wales on Saturday and will be available to face Italy next weekend in the final round of the Six Nations.
Jones has been in camp for two weeks, recovering from the left shoulder he injured in October against New Zealand in Cardiff.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — France hurdled the considerable obstacle that was Wales in boisterous Cardiff by just 13-9 and stayed on track for the Six Nations Grand Slam on Friday.
The French took their only try-scoring chance early on and absorbed intense pressure for long periods to remain unbeaten four games into the championship and on their longest winning streak — seven — in 18 years.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — British boxing authorities downgraded a judge over the scoring of a world title fight that saw Scottish fighter Josh Taylor retain his light-welterweight belts in a split-decision victory.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — As they celebrated a six-try thumping of Scotland, France captain Antoine Dupont noted something else to be happy about.
"One more away game,” he said two Saturdays ago at Murrayfield.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Tomas Francis' selection against France in the Six Nations after a head injury was defended by his Wales coach Wayne Pivac on Wednesday.
Francis was picked to start at tighthead prop in the match in Cardiff on Friday, 13 days after he collided heads with teammate Owen Watkin in the first half of the game against England at Twickenham.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — British boxing authorities are investigating the scoring of a world title fight that saw Scottish fighter Josh Taylor retain his light-welterweight belts in a split-decision victory.