Wallabies coach Robbie Deans named James O’Connor as his preferred playmaker in a 25-man squad to face the British and Irish Lions, while leaving the selection door open for the omitted Quade Cooper and Kurtley Beale.
The International Rugby Board will review the disciplinary process that led to New Zealand’s Adam Thomson receiving a one-week ban for stamping on the head of a Scottish opponent in a Test match four days ago.
Senator John Cornyn of Texas, head of the committee to elect Republicans to the chamber, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt ,” airing this weekend, that this week’s report that Democrat Richard Blumenthal misstated his military service is a “game changer” for the Connecticut Senate race.
Linda McMahon , former chief executive officer of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. , won the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in Connecticut and will face Democrat Richard Blumenthal in November’s election.
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal will stay in the race for U.S. Senate, a Democratic Party spokeswoman said, amid a controversy over a New York Times report that he misrepresented his military service record during the Vietnam War.