Super Rugby player suspended for 6 weeks for midair kick

SYDNEY (AP) Highlanders player Tevita Nabura has been suspended for six weeks for a kung fu-style kick in midair to an opponent’s head in a Super Rugby match. Nabura leaped into the air to catch a kick in the Highlanders’ game against New South Wales Waratahs last weekend, then stretched out his right foot and connected with Waratahs wing Cameron Clark on the side of his face. Nabura was sent off in the game, which New Zealand’s Highlanders lost 41-12. Article continues below … Super Rugby organizer SANZAAR said a…

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Sooners star Kyler Murray leaves game vs. Longhorns with injury

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Crusaders, Hurricanes contest 1st place in Super Rugby

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Players who were allies during the week will become adversaries again when the Christchurch-based Crusaders and Wellington-based Hurricanes contest first place in Super Rugby in a 15th-round match on Friday. Ten Crusaders and eight Hurricanes were among 33 players who attended an All Blacks training camp midweek to begin preparations for next month’s three-test series against France. Most of those players found themselves rooming together, two to a room, and talk of Friday’s match was put on hold for the sake of national team harmony. Flyhalf…

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AP Explains: American football with niche following in Japan

TOKYO (AP) Japan has been absorbed for several weeks by a late hit during a college football game. The tackle earlier this month in a game between Japanese teams – Nihon University and Kwansei Gakuin University – has been repeatedly shown on television and social media sites and talked about by many who know almost nothing about the American sport. In a nationally televised news conference on Tuesday, linebacker Taisuke Miyagawa bowed deeply and apologized for the late hit on the opposing quarterback in the first play of the game.…

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Stitt tweet jokes about Montana fans

(STATS) – Former Montana coach Bob Stitt had some fun with Grizzlies fans on Twitter on Tuesday, although perhaps he couldn’t be blamed if there was a tinge of seriousness in his tweet. Stitt, whose contract was not renewed by Montana after his third season last year, tweeted: We closed on our home in Missoula yesterday. I’d like to thank all the helpful people that placed “For Sale” signs in our yard the past 3 years, since we sold it without having to list it! Montana is known to have…

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Harbaugh plans to take Michigan team to South Africa in 2019

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh says he is taking his team to South Africa in 2019. Harbaugh revealed the destination of next year’s trip on Monday during an interview with WTKA-AM. He says the Wolverines will visit Cape Town and Johannesburg and go on a safari. Harbaugh took his team to France this year and Italy last year. Article continues below … — More AP college football: https://collegefootball.ap.org

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LSU Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon dies at age 80

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Billy Cannon, the gifted running back who won the Heisman Trophy for LSU in 1959 with a memorable Halloween night punt return touchdown against Mississippi, died Sunday. He was 80. LSU said Cannon, the school’s only Heisman winner, died at his home in St. Francisville. The cause of death was not immediately known. Cannon led the Tigers to a national championship in 1958 and won the Heisman the following year, highlighted by his tackle-breaking 89-yard punt return that beat Ole Miss 7-3 and is still regularly…

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College football coach in Japan to quit over ugly tackle

TOKYO (AP) The head coach of a Japanese college football team says he will quit after a dangerous tackle by one of his players left an opponent in the hospital. Nihon University head coach Masato Uchida said he would resign to take responsibility for the hit in which one of his players tackled Kwansei Gakuin’s quarterback from behind long after he had released the ball. ”The responsibility for this series of problems lies directly with me. I will resign as head coach,” Uchida said on Saturday. Article continues below ……

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Johnny Manziel heading to CFL, signs with Hamilton Tiger-Cats

HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel is heading to the Canadian Football League, looking to salvage his football career after a turbulent and unsuccessful stay with the Cleveland Browns. The quarterback signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and appeared at a news conference Saturday, ending months of speculation on his possible path back to the game. “Made the decision today to sign my contract with the CFL and further my football career after a long break,” Manziel wrote on Twitter earlier in the day. “Very grateful for everyone…

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