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Can rugby crack the United States?

Over the weekend the first ever Premiership match was played on foreign soil, with Saracens beating London Irish in New Jersey. Simon Rice was there to witness this significant development for the game and assess whether rugby can make a mark in the land of opportunity 

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The dying game - concussion in the NFL

For millions of Americans this is the best part of the sporting year as the NFL reaches its climax. But this January the excitement has been undermined by a new Hollywood film that tells how the sport is literally killing those who play it.  By Rupert Cornwell in Washington

Cardinals and Panthers lie in wait as play-off party begins

The NFL post-season starts today with momentum invaluable for those aiming for Super Bowl 50. But the shadow of the two best teams, Arizona and Carolina, looms large. Rupert Cornwell reports from Washington on the state of a nation