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RugbyL: World Cup 2013 results and fixtures - collated

Results at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup on Saturday: Semi-finals At Wembley Stadium, London New Zealand 20 England 18 Australia 64 Fiji 0 Final, November 30 At Old Trafford, Manchester New Zealand v Australia (kick-off 1430 GMT) afp

RugbyL: World Cup semi-final result - New Zealand 20 England 18

Result of the Rugby League World Cup semi-final between New Zealand and England at Wembley Stadium on Saturday: New Zealand 20 England 18 (H-t: 8-8) afp

RugbyL: World Cup 2013 results and fixtures - collated

Results at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup on Saturday (all times GMT): Quarter-finals At Racecourse Ground, Wrexham Australia 62 USA 0 At DW Stadium, Wigan England 34 France 6 Playing Sunday Samoa v Fiji (1500) Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington Played Friday At Headingly Carnegie, Leeds New Zealand 40 Scotland 4 Semi-finals Nov 23: New Zealand v England (1300) Wembley Stadium, London; Australia v Winner Quarter-Final 4 (1530) Wembley Stadium, London

RugbyL: World Cup 2013 results and fixtures

Results at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup on Saturday (all times GMT): Quarter-finals At Racecourse Ground, Wrexham Australia 62 USA 0 Playing later England v France (2000) DW Stadium, Wigan Playing Sunday Samoa v Fiji (1500) Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington Played Friday At Headingly Carnegie, Leeds New Zealand 40 Scotland 4 Semi-finals

Japan may scale down new 2020 Olympic stadium

TOKYO - (Reuters) - Japan may scale down its plans for a new Tokyo stadium for the 2020 Olympic Games in an effort to curtail rising costs and fend off criticism the originally planned building is too large. Olympics minister Hakubun Shimomura told a parliamentary committee on Wednesday that the new stadium could cost as much as 300 billion yen ($3.08 billion), as opposed to the 130 billion yen in Tokyo's bid proposal, and that the government would consider scaling back.

Swimming: London to host 2016 Euros

London will stage the 2016 European Championships in the first international event to be held at the Aquatics Centre since last year's Olympics. The Stratford venue will also host the European Masters Championships, for swimmers over the age of 25. The date has yet to be finalised but, given it is an Olympic year, the event will be held earlier than its usual date of July or August.

London Olympic Park to stage British title fight

LONDON (Reuters) - London's Olympic Park will host top-level professional boxing bouts from September, boosting efforts to ensure that Games venues remain a lasting part of the British sporting scene. Boxing promoter Frank Warren has signed an agreement to stage six fights in the 7,000-seater Copper Box Arena which was used for handball and modern pentathlon fencing during last year's Games.

RugbyU: Olympic Stadium among 2015 World Cup venues

London's Olympic Stadium was confirmed as one of 13 venues for the 2015 Rugby Union World Cup in England and will stage five matches, tournament organisers announced Thursday. England will play the opening match of the tournament at their Twickenham headquarters in south-west London on Friday September 18 against a team from the Oceania qualifying group, most likely Fiji. Twickenham will also host two quarter-finals, both semi-finals and the October 31 final, with the other two quarter-finals at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium -- the only non-English venue.

London's Olympic Park opened to public tours

The public were allowed into Britain's Olympic Park this weekend for the first time since the 2012 Games, with a behind-the-scenes tour of its transformation into a new neighbourhood of London. More than 23,000 tickets have already been sold for the hour-long accompanied tours, organisers said, which offer a sneak preview before the Stratford site begins to open in July. Visitors don hard hats and high-visibility jackets to tour what is still a construction site, where sporting venues are being transformed into a new district of homes, schools and businesses.

Olympics: West Ham to take over London stadium - club

English Premier League football club West Ham United are to become the main tenants of London's Olympic Stadium, it was announced on Friday. The 80,000 capacity stadium in east London, which hosted the athletics and the ceremonies at last year's Olympics and Paralympics, will be converted to a 54,000-seater venue in time for the 2016-2017 football season. The long-term future of the £429 million ($648-million, 503-million-euro) venue in Stratford was supposed to have been decided before the Games but a series of legal challenges delayed the process.
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