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Olympic travel a big challenge for some Pacific Island teams

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Famous athletes in sports like tennis and golf heading to the Tokyo Olympics will probably arrive in Japan at the...

Faster, brighter: Olympics a ‘game changer’ for rugby sevens

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BRISBANE, Australia — For six days, fit, strong Olympians hurled themselves at each other and at the tryline in short, sharp busts. ...

Tuwai back as Fijian men defend Olympic rugby sevens gold

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Rio de Janeiro gold medalist Jerry Tuwai will captain the defending champion Fiji men’s team in the rugby sevens tournament...

Perry Baker back in U.S. rugby 7s squad for Tokyo Olympics

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CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Two-time world rugby sevens player of the year Perry Baker has recovered from a serious leg injury to earn his...

Clarke a reserve in New Zealand 7s Tokyo Olympics squad

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand — All Blacks winger Caleb Clarke has missed selection in the 12-man New Zealand rugby sevens squad for the Tokyo Olympics. ...

Aussie co-captains back on rugby 7s women’s squad for Tokyo

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SYDNEY — Co-captains Shannon Parry and Sharni Williams are among five players returning to the defending champion Australia women’s rugby sevens side for the...

Fiji set for gold defense; New Zealand women aim for upgrade

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM RIO: The first Olympic gold medal ever awarded in rugby sevens went to the Australian women's team. The Aussies held off archrival...

NFL player Ebner withdraws from Olympic rugby 7s selection

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CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Nate Ebner won’t get to compete at the Tokyo Olympics between NFL seasons after withdrawing from contention for the U.S....

Australia squads to play Fiji, NZ in Olympic tuneup event

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TOWNSVILLE, Australia — Australia men's rugby sevens coach Tim Walsh has his squad up against some fairly strong competition in a warm-up tournament this...

Australia squads to play Fiji, NZ in Olympic tuneup event

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TOWNSVILLE, Australia — Australia men's rugby sevens coach Tim Walsh has his squad up against some fairly strong competition in a warm-up tournament this...