Today the 2018 Six Nations Rugby Championship kicks off inEurope.  This is the 
19th series of theSix Nations Championship, the annual European rugby union 
championship. Thetournament is sponsored by The Royal Bank of Scotland, however 
this editionwill have title sponsorship from its owned subsidiary NatWest, 
meaning thetournament will be known as the NatWest 6 Nations.  

It will be contested between now and March 17th  by defending champions England 
who are joinedby France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. Including the 
competition'sprevious iterations as the Home Nations Championship and Five 
NationsChampionship, it will be the 124th edition of the tournament.  Like in 
the 2017 tournament, the tournamentwill continue to use the bonus point system 
common to most other professionalrugby union tournaments.   To ensure that a 
team winning all of its fivematches (a Grand Slam) will also win the 
Championship, three bonus points will beawarded for this achievement.

Today Wales hosts Scotland at the Principality Stadium, andFrance hosts Ireland 
at the Stade de France. Tomorrow, Italy hosts England at the Stadio Olimpico in 
Rome.  

 Today, the annual Millrose Games are being contested at TheArmory, Washington 
Heights, Manhattan, New York.  The Millrose Games is an annual indoorathletics 
meet held each February in New York City, and they have been held atthe Armory 
since 2012.  Previously, theywere run at Madison Square Garden from 1914 to 
2011.  The first Millrose Games were held in 1908and were organized by 
employees of the Wanamaker's Department Store.  The premier event remains the 
Wanamaker Mile,although many records have been set in all track events through 
the ages.   Althougha few of the events were held on Thursday, the rest, 
dozens, will be heldtoday.  

New Zealand’s Nick Willis, two-time Olympic medalist in the1500 meters, has 
raced the Wanamaker Mile five times, and although he has madethe podium five 
times, this 34 year old has never won the race.  This may be his last shot.  “I 
have put a huge focus of my training tomake this happen,” he said in a written 
statement. Other contenders will be BenBlankenship and Robby Andrews, already 
known to readers of this space.

European Tour Golf continues this weekend in Malaysia.  The  
MaybankChampionship holds its  third-round play Saturdayfrom Saujana Golf and 
Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Paraguay'sFabrizio Zanotti won last 
year. This is the third year for this event and thesecond on this par-72 course 
of 7,186 yards. Currently American Berry Henson is on top of the leader board, 
tied withKhalin H Joshi of India.  Meanwhile,Stateside, the PGA continues with 
the third round play of the Phoenix Open fromTPC Scottsdale in Arizona.  

 In European Soccer, in the Bundesliga,  Mainz contends with  Bayern Munich, 
while in the Premier League,Arsenal takes on Everton at the Emirates Stadium.  




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