Bryan Habana believes the fact South Africa have effectively being playing knockout rugby for most of the World Cup will stand them in good stead when they face Wales in the quarter-finals at Twickenham on Saturday. Two-time world champions South Africa suffered a stunning 34-32 defeat by Japan in their opening group match -- one of the all-time great sporting upsets -- but bounced back with three straight wins, including last week's 64-0 thrashing of the United States, to finish top of Pool B. "To be brutally honest, after that Japan loss every game has been a play-off for us," Springbok great Habana told reporters on Monday.
(Reuters) - Now readers of Playboy, the glossy men's magazine known for its nude fold-outs, can honestly say they are buying the magazine for its articles. Playboy will no longer publish nude photographs of women, the New York Times reported on Monday in an article quoting Scott Flanders, the company's chief executive. Founder and editor-in-chief Hugh Hefner, 89, who in his trademark silk pajamas has embodied the Playboy lifestyle, agreed last month with a suggestion by top editor Cory Jones to stop publishing images of naked women, the Times said.
By James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The drumbeat for Joe Biden to jump into the 2016 presidential race is growing louder. Almost half of the nationâs Democrats want the vice president to enter the field and challenge front-runner Hillary Clinton, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll. The declared Democratic presidential candidates, including Clinton and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, her closest rival, will take the stage Tuesday night in Las Vegas for the first party debate.