Always plural nouns that require a singular verb

This article is additional to the main page dedicated to Singular and plural nouns.

Here is the list of the nouns that are always plural but require a singular verb after it. 

Noun Example
athletics Morgan Athletics is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all students-athletes, coaches and staff.
billiards Billiards is a very popular kind of sport.
darts I think darts is the working-class sport now.
linguistics Linguistics is a very interesting science.
news This news is terrible.