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2016 Rio Olympic Games: Rugby

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Rugby

Summer Olympics: Complete Rugby Coverage

Monday, Aug 15, 2016

Gymnastics Beer Cups Are Hottest Souvenir of Rio Olympics

Gymnastics Beer Cups Are Hottest Souvenir of Rio Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Will Rodriguez put his collectible cup down just for a second, then — swoosh! — it was swiped.

Saturday, Aug 13, 2016

Former NFL Running Back Races Usain Bolt in Olympic Debut

Former NFL Running Back Races Usain Bolt in Olympic Debut

Former Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best made his Olympic debut on Saturday, running the 100m in Rio. He became the first track and field athlete to compete at an Olympics after playing in the NFL.

Friday, Aug 12, 2016

Fiji Says, 'It Is Our Time,' Finally Gets an Olympic Medal

Fiji Says, 'It Is Our Time,' Finally Gets an Olympic Medal

You probably know that the United States is about to win its 1,000th Olympic gold medal. Think about that for a minute – 1,000 GOLD medals. It could happen sometime this weekend.

Thursday, Aug 11, 2016

With Rugby Win, Fiji Gets Its First Gold Medal Ever

With Rugby Win, Fiji Gets Its First Gold Medal Ever

The Fiji rugby sevens squad has secured the country's first Olympic gold medal Thursday, trouncing Great Britain in the final. It's the small island nation's first Olympic medal at all — a stat the world series...

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016

Men's Rugby Semifinals Set, No New Zealand

Men's Rugby Semifinals Set, No New Zealand

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Fiji moved into the rugby sevens medal round at the Olympics after a 12-7 win over New Zealand, and will face an unexpected rival in the semifinals after Japan continued its remarkable...

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016

U.S. Men’s Rugby Won't Defend Gold

U.S. Men’s Rugby Won't Defend Gold

The U.S. men’s rugby team was eliminated from medal contention after losing to top-seeded Fiji 24-19 on Wednesday. 

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016

US Loses to Fiji in Men's Rugby

US Loses to Fiji in Men's Rugby

The U.S. team did not advance. The team took Wednesday's match to the last minute when Nate Ebner sprinted from almost halfway to score a try in the right corner to make it 24-19, piling the pressure on Madison...

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016

New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams Injured, Out for Rest of Olympics

New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams Injured, Out for Rest of Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sonny Bill Williams has been ruled out of the Olympic rugby sevens tournament after injuring his left ankle in New Zealand's shocking 14-12 opening loss to Japan.

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016

US Splits 1st Games as Men's Rugby Makes Olympic Return

US Splits 1st Games as Men's Rugby Makes Olympic Return

The U.S. men’s rugby team is the defending Olympic champions — even though that last gold medal came nearly a century ago. On Tuesday, the U.S. lost its first pool match after Argentina scored on the final play...

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