Michael Ruane's anonymity was nice while it lasted
Michael Ruane has lived most of his life in poker obscurity, exactly how he wanted it. But those days are gone now that he's in the November Nine.
WSOP: 50-year-old Cliff Josephy highlights 2016 November Nine
Two-time World Series of Poker bracelet-winner Cliff Josephy is the chip leader of the 2016 WSOP main event, which reached its final table Monday.
Vojtech Ruzicka takes top stack into Day 7 of 2016 WSOP main event
Vojtech Ruzicka leads with 27 players left in the 2016 WSOP main event, with 50-year-old and two-time bracelet-winner Cliff Josephy just behind him.
WSOP: On the brink on Day 6 of the main event
Players near the bottom of the chip counts on Day 6 of the WSOP main event have a paradox -- they're still in, but their chances of advancing are slim.
WSOP: Jerry Wong holds lead with 80 left after Day 5 of main event
Jerry Wong is one of three players with at least 10 million chips going into Day 6 of the 2016 WSOP main event, but it's a tight race up top.
Leadership key if young Blues are to succeed in Super Rugby
The Blues have the talent and an excellent coach in Tana Umaga, but they'll need strong leadership if they're to succeed in Super Rugby -- Craig Dowd writes.
Punters rushing to back Jaguares for Super Rugby title
Clear outsiders before naming their squad, the Jaguares sat at $251 to take the title; but with the naming of 23 Pumas stars in their squad, they are now one of the most favoured teams.
Greg Growden: Expanded Super Rugby a convoluted mess
Super Rugby enters its 21st season this week, but there is no reason to party as expansion has made the competition woefully lopsided, Greg Growden writes.
Eddie Jones - Behind the iron mask of England's coach
Eddie Jones is set to shake up England, but how did an Aussie youngster who grew up loving cricket morph into the hardened leader the rugby world knows today?
The wild and winding road that led John Mitchell to coach USA Eagles
We take a look back through John Mitchell's coaching career, beginning with that stint in charge of the All Blacks.
Julian Savea bailed after assault charge
Julian Savea is remanded on bail after appearing in Wellington District Court facing one charge of assault following a domestic incident
Tigers sign son of former All Blacks captain
Jack Whetton is joining All Blacks legend Brad Thorn at Aviva Premiership powerhouse Leicester Tigers to cover injury crisis in second-row
Bittersweet debut for new All Black
The All Blacks latest backline weapon Nehe Milner-Skudder experienced the ultimate bittersweet Test rugby debut on a return to ground he once called home
De Villiers suffers fractured jaw in South Africa defeat
South Africa captain Jean de Villiers faces a race to be fit for the World Cup after suffering a fractured jaw in the 37-25 defeat to Argentina
Wallabies hero Nic White earns redemption
Wallabies hero Nic White has taken his chance for redemption and gone a long way towards earning a starting spot against the All Blacks in Auckland next week
Nonu comes full circle to reform dreadlocked duo
Hairstyles come in all kinds of cuts in rugby nowadays, but there's just one do in Wellington this week as Ma'a Nonu equals Tana Umaga's Hurricanes record
An unfortunate claim to fame
"Huw Richards' misfortune is his claim to immortality, that permanent place in history as the first man sent off in a World Cup match." Huw Richards writes
Stuart Lancaster was this week forced to defend England's increasing reliance on overseas-born players, so Scrum Sevens takes a look at a few who have bridged gaps between nations
'It's hard to put into words what it means to play for Samoa' - Mapusua speaks out on the strike row
Samoa's Sivi Tau says the team "come completely prepared", the reality is a world away. Seilala Mapusua on Samoa and building a future
Folau stunning, but Higginbotham clings to top spot
A stunning display from Folau made him player of the round, but it's David Pocock and Scott Higginbotham who will fight it out for The Growden Medal
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