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Jittery Japan open World Cup with scrappy win over Russia
TOKYO (Reuters) - Winger Kotaro Matsushima scored a hat-trick as Japan overcame a severe case of opening-night nerves to give the host nation a winning start to the Rugby World Cup with a 30-10 victory over a spirited Russia side on Friday.
Yanks' Betances told he won't need surgery
Yankees reliever Dellin Betances, whose Achilles tendon injury on Sunday finished him for 2019, at least has reason to believe he won’t need surgery to repair the partial tear.
Elway calls out Broncos LT Bolles for holds
Denver Broncos general manager John Elway was frank about the rash of holding penalties racked up by left tackle Garett Bolles.
Soccer - Spain - Barcelona news conference
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde gives a news conference ahead of his side's La Liga game away to Granada.
20 Sep 11:00 ET / 15:00 GMT
Soccer-Schalke 04 v Mainz 05
Schalke 04 want to continue their winning run when they take on Mainz 05
20 Sep 14:30 ET / 18:30 GMT
Soccer - England - Premier League - Southampton v AFC Bournemouth
20 Sep 15:00 ET / 19:00 GMT
Soccer - Spain - La Liga - Real Madrid news conference & training
Real Madrid's under-pressure coach Zinedine Zidane speaks to the media and oversees a training session as they prepare for their match against league leaders Sevilla who are coached by Zidane's predecessor, Julen Lopetegui.
21 Sep 05:00 ET / 09:00 GMT
Soccer - England - Premier League - Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur
Leicester City face Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.
21 Sep 07:30 ET / 11:30 GMT
SOCCER-GERMANY-BAY-CGN/REPORT (PIX) (TV)
Soccer - Germany - Bundesliga - Bayern Munich v Cologne
Bayern Munich play Cologne in the Bundesliga.
21 Sep 09:30 ET / 13:30 GMT
Athletics-Interview with IAAF president Sebastian Coe
Sebastian Coe discusses the key issues in his "in-tray" as he prepares for his second four-year stint as IAAF President.
20 Sep 13:00 ET / 17:00 GMT
Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup - Ireland v Scotland - News conferences & training
Ireland and Scotland prepare for their Rugby World Cup Pool A game in Yokohama.
21 Sep 19:45 ET / 23:45 GMT
RUGBY-UNION-WORLDCUP-ENG-TON/PREVIEW (PIX) (TV)
Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup - England v Tonga - News conferences & training
England prepare to play Tonga in their Rugby World Cup Pool C game in Sapporo.
21 Sep 00:00 ET / 04:00 GMT
RUGBY-UNION-WORLDCUP-AUS-FJI/ (PIX) (TV)
Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup - Australia v Fiji
Australia play Fiji in the opening Rugby World Cup Pool D game in Sapporo.
21 Sep 00:15 ET / 04:15 GMT
RUGBY-UNION-WORLDCUP-FRA-ARG/ (PIX) (TV)
Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup - France v Argentina
France play Argentina in the opening Rugby World Cup Pool C game at the Tokyo Stadium.
21 Sep 03:15 ET / 07:15 GMT
RUGBY-UNION-WORLDCUP-NZL-ZAF/ (PIX) (TV)
Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup - New Zealand v South Africa
World champions New Zealand play South Africa in the opening Rugby World Cup Pool B game in Yokohama.
21 Sep 05:45 ET / 09:45 GMT
Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup - Reaction from mixed zone following New Zealand v South Africa
Players react in mixed zone following world champions New Zealand's clash with South Africa in the opening Rugby World Cup Pool B game in Yokohama.
21 Sep 08:30 ET / 12:30 GMT
Golf - PGA Tour: Sanderson Farms Championship third round
Coverage of third round of the PGA Tour event at Country Club of Jackson in Mississippi.
Golf - European Tour - BMW PGA Championship
Third round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club.
Tennis - ATP 250 - St Petersburg Open
The ATP hosts a World Tour 250 event in St Petersburg.
Tennis - WTA International - Guangzhou Open
The WTA hosts am International tournament in Guangzhou.
TENNIS-LAVERCUP/ (PIX) (TV)
Tennis - Laver Cup
Day two of the Laver Cup at Geneva's Palexpo. Europe - featuring Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal - play the Rest of the World in the third edition of the competition.
21 Sep 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT
Motorcycling - MotoGP - Aragon Grand Prix - Qualifying
Qualifying for the Aragon Grand Prix - the 14th race of the MotoGP season.
21 Sep 08:10 ET / 12:10 GMT
MOTOR-F1-SINGAPORE/ (PIX) (TV)
Motor racing - Formula One - Singapore Grand Prix - Qualifying
Action from qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix.
21 Sep 09:00 ET / 13:00 GMT
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