Tag: Sports Update

Rugby AU concede yet one more personal aim following wage top-up revelations

He’s again! Greg Growden’s ‘Ruck and Maul’ column appeared in Friday’s Sydney Morning Herald for the primary time in years. And Rugby Australia is once more getting the grilling within the mainstream it deserves. The lead story revealed simply how a lot cash Michael Cheika has misplaced in ‘incentive bonuses’ from the pathetic play of the Wallabies within the final three years. Then there was an attention-grabbing merchandise describing how over the Christmas break “notable Australian sporting identities have been approached by Rugby Australia powerbrokers asking whether or not they can be inquisitive about taking up as RA chairman.” After lambasting (accurately, in my view) RA chairman Cameron Clyne for “close to invisible course and dreadful media persona,” Growden famous that “Clyne can be genuinely shocked if he knew the identities of these wanting him out of Fort Fumble.” There was additionally an replace on the Israel Folau ‘gays will....




AAF QB Philip Nelson’s No-Look Go Will Make Patrick Mahomes Jealous

Patrick Mahomes has some movie to check. He wants to check out the work of San Diego Fleet quarterback Philip Nelson. Mahomes has the no-look go. He’s bought the left-handed go. He can throw the ball out of the stadium, as famous by Invoice Belichick. However he’s by no means completed what Nelson has completed. Throughout an AAF sport between the Fleet and the Atlanta Legends, Nelson modified the sport. He threw a granny-style, no-look go for a completion. This NBA All Star sport is superior pic.twitter.com/kNCt3lzNJU — Steve Palazzolo (@PFF_Steve) February 18, 2019 After that throw, the ball is Mahomes’ court docket to do one thing extra ridiculous on a soccer discipline. Associated Kevin Durant And Kyrie Irving Are Hardcore Flirting Throughout All-Star Weekend


Ante Milicic formally appointed coach of Matildas

Soccer Federation Australia has given perennial right-hand man Ante Milicic the job of restoring unity inside the Matildas and profitable this yr’s World Cup. The 44-year-old, who has no expertise in command of a girls’s aspect, has been appointed as interim nationwide group coach till the top of Australia’s marketing campaign on the World Cup, which commences on June 7. He succeeds deposed boss Alen Stajcic, fired by FFA final month after surveys and investigations instructed a poisonous tradition had unfold below his management. Whereas Stajcic fights within the courtroom of public opinion in opposition to reputational injury, Milicic will take up the coveted reins. He faces a baptism of fireside with a pleasant collection in opposition to World Cup-bound trio New Zealand, South Korea and Argentina starting on February 28. Australia, the world No.6, is anticipated to carry out effectively within the house matches, working off muscle reminiscence from....




Bracketology: Bubble Prone to Shrink By Three Spots Because of Bid Thieves

The 2019 bubble might look weak if we evaluate to previous seasons. However that’s by evaluating the present bubble outlook to the completed merchandise of different seasons. The fact is 2019 presents an above common variety of lifelike bid thief alternatives, the place a staff that might in any other case be outdoors the sphere takes an automated spot, and the projected winner of that league then bumps to one of many at-large alternatives. Right here is my present projected outlook of groups on the bubble: Final 4 at-larges with byes: Syracuse, Oklahoma, Utah State, Seton Corridor Final 4 at-larges (taking part in in Dayton): Central Florida, Minnesota, Arizona State, Furman Different projected automated bids seeded 11 and 12: VCU, Belmont, Lipscomb First 4 at-larges out: Alabama, Nebraska, Temple, Butler However realistically, most or all of these groups within the Final 4 In can be out as soon as the....


Drew Mitchell slams Toulon boss over Julian Savea spray

Retired Wallabies again Drew Mitchell has slammed his former French membership’s president for his public rebuke of Julian Savea, fearing the spray will do long-term harm to Toulon’s pulling energy. Savea was singled out by Mourad Boudjellal on French radio after his Prime 14 facet’s loss to Agen. The president sensationally demanded the previous New Zealand winger apologise for his efficiency and “return to his house nation”. “I’m going to ask for a DNA take a look at. They should have swapped him on the airplane (when he joined from Tremendous Rugby’s Hurricanes),” he informed French radio RMC on Sunday. “Once we attain this degree of play, we should apologise and depart. “I informed him he was launched and he was not welcome at Toulon. “He has received a yr left on his contract. He can do what he needs.” Toulon are languishing in 11th place and Savea, a 2015....




Video: Huge 21-Automotive Crash Happens Throughout Daytona 500

In the course of the 61st operating of the Daytona 500, a scary crash occurred involving a number of of the racers: We hope all of the drivers concerned within the crash on the #Daytona500 are okay (through @NBCSports) pic.twitter.com/GIDHFCUfvZ — Yahoo Sports activities (@YahooSports) February 17, 2019 It is now been upgraded to a 21-car crash. — theScore (@theScore) February 17, 2019 Most significantly, there should not at present any studies of any accidents.


Video: Huge 21-Automobile Crash Happens Throughout Daytona 500

In the course of the 61st working of the Daytona 500, a scary crash passed off involving a number of of the racers: We hope all of the drivers concerned within the crash on the #Daytona500 are okay (through @NBCSports) pic.twitter.com/GIDHFCUfvZ — Yahoo Sports activities (@YahooSports) February 17, 2019 It is now been upgraded to a 21-car crash. — theScore (@theScore) February 17, 2019 Most significantly, there aren’t at present any stories of any accidents.




Sorry, West Coast followers: Lyon says you received’t be going back-to-back

Gary Lyon has declared on SEN that Collingwood is the group to beat in 2019. His principal causes for this conclusion are the acquisition of Dayne Beams and an up-and-coming record boasting depth throughout all strains. There may be, nonetheless one issue he has glossed over: in 2019 Collingwood play 18 video games in Melbourne, 14 of that are on the MCG. Truthful sufficient I suppose, the collective chagrin round Collingwood’s annual journey routine appears to have been changed by an indefatigable perception that equalisation in AFL fixturing is a fantasy and to proceed to argue this level is a waste of time. In the identical breath he has discounted West Coast on the premise that successful back-to-back premierships is simply too “rattling onerous”. Sure, that’s proper, it’s simply too rattling onerous! Scott Lycett successful the AFL grand remaining with the Eagles. (Picture: Michael Dodge/Getty Pictures) Robert Partitions was castigated....


What AFLW Spherical three taught us

Three rounds down and it’s apparent that the conferences are closely skewed. That’s not all that grew to become apparent in Spherical three, as we glance to unpack the teachings we had been provided this week. North Melbourne’s raid destroying the opposition North Melbourne’s entry into AFLW noticed it take the method of raiding opposition golf equipment, signing many established gamers relatively than going with younger expertise on the draft. Clearly, this has labored properly for the Kangaroos, given they’re undefeated with an astonishing share of 250.eight. The way in which wherein the membership has been in a position to transfer the ball fluently by way of the center and hit the scoreboard effectively has been spectacular, largely attributable to the very fact a big portion of their gamers have expertise in AFLW. The Kangaroos’ raid of Collingwood has had enormous penalties for each groups and the competitors as a....




Alliance of American Soccer: Find out how to Watch AAF Video games On-line, Opening Season TV Schedule, Dwell Stream, Matchups

The inaugural Alliance of American Soccer season continues on Saturday as eight newly shaped groups start their search to be topped the primary champions of soccer’s newest league. The primary week featured loads of offense and a few exhausting hits, and week two is bound to supply simply as a lot enjoyable. The opening season of AAF video games will likely be regionally broadcast by CBS and Turner networks, NFL Community, and might streamed through fuboTV.


Roosters declare World Membership Problem with win over Wigan

Sydney Roosters have claimed a record-equalling fourth World Membership Problem title with a 20-Eight win over Tremendous League champions Wigan at DW Stadium. A superb first-half hat-trick by veteran Brett Morris, on his Roosters debut, laid the foundations for the win because the NRL premiers clinically put their hosts to the sword with a powerful show.  Former NSW and Australia again Morris, who was launched by Canterbury on the finish of final season, confirmed he’s misplaced none of his ending energy with two magnificent tries within the opening eight minutes. The 32-year-old opened the scoring within the fourth minute when he one way or the other bought the ball down when mendacity on his again and seemingly held up by the Wigan defence. Morris crossed once more to stun the near-capacity 21,000 house crowd when he muscled his well past 4 house defenders. Aim kicking prop Siosiua Taukeiaho added the extras.....




Bryce Harper Phillies Talks Are ‘Intensifying’

The MLB free company of Bryce Harper and Manny Machado has continued inexorably for three.5 months, however no less than with the previous we could also be on the verge of a breakthrough. There’ve been some louder murmurs than regular pointing to the Philadelphia Phillies at this time: Harper talks with Phillies seem like intensifying, however no phrase something’s finished and up to now it appears different groups haven’t been instructed they’re out. That features Padres, Nats, Giants, Chisox, a number of thriller groups. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 17, 2019 Sure, that’s hedged, however it’s directionally hedged. After which there’s this: Heard this as nicely. Members of gross sales workers requested to come back. Was imagined to be an off day. Now not. #Harperlent https://t.co/vEpOFOcrtp — Kyle Scott (@CrossingBroad) February 17, 2019 As soon as Harper does signal, it is going to be fascinating to see how a lot....


Possibly Andy Keogh is the A-League’s best import?

Final week Perth Glory goalkeeper Liam Reddy opened a can of worms by claiming Diego Castro is the A-League’s greatest ever import. Certain Castro is superb, however is he on the degree of Thomas Broich and Besart Berisha to call just some? Probably not, but it surely’s an fascinating argument. Nonetheless, is Castro the Perth Glory import we needs to be shining a light-weight on? Is Castro the Perth Glory import we needs to be mentioning in the identical sentence as Broich and Berisha? Or is it Andy Keogh? Keogh is in A-League profession greatest kind main the road for Tony Popovic’s ladder leaders, scoring 12 objectives in 19 matches. Solely Sydney FC’s Adam Le Fondre has extra. That’s proper, he’s in double digits which isn’t in any respect shocking seeing as he has discovered the again of the web at the very least ten instances in 4 of the....




Ten ‘must-see’ matches from the primary ten rounds

I’ve regarded on the draw for the upcoming NRL season so many instances now I’ve virtually memorised it. Coming off a season stuffed with drama and intrigue – truly this could possibly be stated about each yearly chapter within the recreation’s historical past – followers and gamers alike gear up for the final season of what has been a very historic decade for the 13-man code. A decade in the past, the primary ten years of the brand new millennium got here to an exciting climax with an amazing 2009 season, among the finest in current reminiscence. Can the sport dwell as much as the wonderful highs of ’09? We will solely hope so. Earlier than we look ahead to how 2019 might be mirrored upon with the good thing about hindsight, we should first have a look at what awaits us by the all-important first ten weeks of competitors.....


It’s make or break for Shaun Johnson

Within the annals of rugby league, there haven’t been too many gamers like Andrew Johns. One of many best gamers to have ever pulled on a jersey, when ‘Joey’ talks folks are inclined to hear. So when the previous Newcastle maestro mentioned of Shaun Johnson “I haven’t been this excited a couple of participant in a very long time”, folks sat up and took discover – that’s, in the event that they hadn’t already. Having already set the web abuzz courtesy of a highlights package deal containing his wonderful feats on the contact soccer discipline, Johnson’s beginnings within the sport have been much like these of fellow Kiwi Benji Marshall. Naturally, comparisons have been made. After Johns supplied his preliminary evaluation of Shaun Johnson, he grew to become known as ‘the following Benji’ or ‘the following SBW’, in reference to fellow New Zealand rugby league poster boy Sonny Invoice Williams.....




Italian soccer’s darkish days proceed

As soon as upon a time Italian Soccer dominated the world scene. Distant reminiscences these days of the world greatest descending to Italy to play in one of the best league: Serie A. The highest flyers at the moment are struggling and the spherical ball’s Promised Land is now England. Serie A is dominated by one membership with no credible opponents, the second tier, Serie B, is in a battle and the event began amid authorized disputes and is contested by solely 19 groups as a substitute of the standard 22. However many of the issues are within the tier beneath, Serie C. A shambolic season began these days amid late withdrawals, appeals, groups’ relocation and the admission, for the primary time in many years of a ‘B’ crew, Juventus underneath 20. The horrible season in Italy’s Serie C noticed yesterday its lowest level to date. Gamers and technical employees....


Tremendous Rugby crew of the week: Spherical 1

The primary spherical of the 2019 season noticed the Highlands pip the Chiefs, the Rebels overpower the Brumbies, the Crusaders edge the Blues, the Hurricanes prevail over the Waratahs, the Sharks smash the Sunwolves, the Bulls bash the Stormers and the Lions defeat the Jaguares. It was an exhilarating and entertaining week of the competitors. Listed here are the gamers that shone. 15. David Havili The Crusaders fullback had a wonderful Spherical 1, serving to his crew to vital win over the Aucklanders. He was a secure and efficient pair of fingers, and ft, on the again. 14. Rosco Specman He tormented the Stormers on the weekend because the Bulls bashed their South African counterparts. Specman completed with two tries, three line breaks and eight deal with busts in a sensational solo efficiency. He simply pips Manasa Matala, who additionally scored twice for the Crusaders with some superb ending. 13.....




Christian in seventh heaven after BBL win

Melbourne Renegades fortunate appeal Dan Christian grew to become a part of his seventh profession Twenty20 title-winning group after his player-of-the-match efficiency helped his aspect to an unlikely win over the Melbourne Stars. Christian (38 runs from 30 balls) mixed with Tom Cooper (43 from 35) for an unbeaten 80-run partnership from 58 balls after the Renegades slumped to 5-65 after being despatched in at Marvel Stadium on Sunday. He then turned in figures of 2-33 from 4 overs because the Stars misplaced 7-19, taking the wickets of Seb Gotch and hazard man Dwayne Bravo. It was a standout efficiency that helped the 35-year-old to his second BBL title, having gained with the Brisbane Warmth in BBL02, after tasting success in South African, English and Caribbean leagues. “I believe I’ve simply been actually fortunate with the groups that I’ve performed with,” Christian stated. “These (Renegades) guys have been fantastic guys....


Cummins first Aussie ICC high Check bowler since McGrath

Newly topped Allan Border medallist Pat Cummins has change into the primary Australian bowler to high the ICC Check bowling rankings in 13 years. Cummins’ score of 878 within the newest rankings put him forward of veteran Englishman James Anderson, who barely improved his score from 860 to 862. Kasigo Rabada dropped 33 scores factors to 849 to slip from first to 3rd after he collected Three-145 in South Africa’s one-wicket loss to Sri Lanka within the first Check in Durban. The final Australian to be the highest-ranked Check bowler was Glenn McGrath in 2006, whereas Mitchell Johnson climbed to second in March 2009. Cummins’ fellow Check pacemen Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc are ranked 12th and 15th respectively. The Australian trio’s subsequent likelihood to impress at Check stage gained’t come till August, when the Ashes start in Birmingham. Offspinner Nathan Lyon is ranked 19th. ICC TEST BOWLER RANKINGS 1.....




Gayle to retire from ODIs after World Cup

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has confirmed he’ll retire from one-day internationals after this summer time’s World Cup however is prepared to lend his star energy to the England and Wales Cricket Board’s new 100-ball competitors. The 39-year-old Jamaican has racked up 284 ODIs since his debut nearly 20 years in the past and on Sunday introduced he’ll stop the 50-over format after one last tilt at silverware. “In 50-over cricket, positively the World Cup (is the tip). I’m trying to attract the road there – or ought to I say lower the string – let the children have some enjoyable and I can sit again within the occasion stand and watch them,” Gayle, getting ready to tackle England in a five-match sequence beginning in Barbados on Wednesday, mentioned. “It’s a large yr for me, to be sincere. I hope 2019 can end for me on an amazing observe.” Requested....


Morris hat-trick helps Roosters previous Wigan

Sydney Roosters have claimed a record-equalling fourth World Membership Problem title with a 20-Eight win over Tremendous League champions Wigan on the DW Stadium. An excellent first-half hat-trick by veteran Brett Morris, on his Roosters debut, laid the foundations for the win because the NRL premiers clinically put their hosts to the sword with a powerful show. Former NSW and Australia again Morris, who was launched by Canterbury on the finish of final season, confirmed he’s misplaced none of his ending energy with two magnificent tries within the opening eight minutes. The 32-year-old opened the scoring within the fourth minute when he one way or the other acquired the ball down when mendacity on his again and seemingly held up by the Wigan defence. Morris crossed once more to stun the close to capability 21,000 residence crowd when he muscled his well past 4 residence defenders. Aim kicking prop Siosiua....




Media misfires on NRL disaster

Having a look via some Saturday papers it was no shock to see the present NRL dramas with a spate of allegations towards gamers dominating the pages. It’s a tough situation and loads of completely different views are being voiced. One space I’m discovering onerous to agree with is the notion that gamers who’re charged however not but discovered responsible should be suspended till the trial is over, as a result of they’ve purchased the sport into disrepute. I may perceive if a system is purchased through which suspends the gamers as a result of it’s not sensible to have them enjoying for a complete host of causes, however this notion of bringing the sport into disrepute as a blanket purpose for suspending them isn’t going to work. Here’s a portion of Peter Fitzsimons column from the SMH from 16th Feb 2019. “If in case you have behaved in a....


Humorous recreation cricket, however Glenn Maxwell ain’t laughin’

Stars captain Glenn Maxwell now is aware of how Coalition chief John Hewson felt when he misplaced the unloseable federal election in 1993. Twice final night time Maxwell had the Renegades by the throat, however in some way they acquired away to win the Large Bash ultimate at Marvel Stadium by 13 runs. And proper within the thick of it was Renegade all-rounder Dan Christian who regardless of closing in on 36 summers, waltzed away with the person of the match award. What a rare decider. Having received the toss and elected to subject, Maxwell had the Renegades on the ropes at 5-65 with 58 deliveries left. He could possibly be forgiven for considering the Renegades can be fortunate to put up 120, his bowlers have been a lot in command. However Christian, and Tom Cooper, had different concepts. Smart batting with solely 4 fours and three sixes between them,....




The A-League group of the week: Spherical 19

An absorbing week of A-League soccer noticed improbable crowds, beautiful objectives and particular person performances that modified and received video games. These are the boys that made the distinction in Spherical 19. 1. Filip Kurto (Wellington Phoenix) After every week off due to a abdomen criticism, the Pole returned to the Phoenix line-up to interchange the unfortunate Oliver Sail. It was as if he hadn’t missed a minute of coaching or preparation and Kurto has arguably turn out to be essentially the most proficient and efficient purpose keepers within the competitors. The Victory threw all the pieces bar the kitchen sink on the Phoenix purpose and Kurto was close to excellent in his coping with each scenario that arose. One other fantastic sport from the custodian. 2. Scott Galloway (Adelaide United) Not everybody will agree with Galloway’s choice within the group of the week. Sure, his Adelaide group have been....


What ought to the ARLC be specializing in proper now?

You may say loads of issues about present Commissioner of the Australian Rugby League Fee, Peter Beattie, however one factor you may’t accuse him of is being unwilling to hearken to the views of followers. Since Beattie has joined the ARL Fee and since taking up as Commissioner from John Grant, one factor that he has been superb at doing has been interacting with followers, notably over social media. Merely ask him a query, attend one of many ‘town-halls’ that him and NRL CEO Todd Greenberg maintain recurrently earlier than video games or ship him a tweet – and chances are high he’ll reply to you. I additionally suppose he might be fairly humorous and he actually isn’t afraid to place a troll as a substitute if want be. However what this lively social media presence has additionally performed is given us, as followers, a bit extra perception into the....




Put up or shut up: Why it’s time for these Components One groups to ship

Components One’s groups had turned their consideration to 2019 lengthy earlier than the mud had settled on the 2018 season, and this week’s first preseason check might be a key indicator as to which ones have deliberate correctly for the 12 months forward. Some groups might be aiming to consolidate their locations on the grid after troublesome 2018 seasons. Others, like Mercedes, might be striving to make sure their stage of competitiveness isn’t hampered by the complacency borne of ruling the game for 5 straight years. However three groups specifically might be centered on making good on narratives they’ve set down for themselves to fulfil. Every believes it has unrealised potential, and none has been shy in proclaiming that 2019 is the 12 months it might lastly begin delivering. However success in Components One isn’t so easy, and substantial challenges face all three. Ferrari No crew has extra to show....


There’s quite a bit to love in regards to the Waratahs, however the unhealthy parts are nonetheless unhealthy

There was no justice in Bernard Foley lacking a regulation penalty 30 metres out that may have gained the Tremendous Rugby opening spherical in opposition to the Hurricanes at Brookvale on Saturday evening. The home full signal was up with 17,111 proper behind the lads in blue, and that penalty would have been a deserved reward with a 22-20 scoreline. However the file guide will present 20-19 to the guests, and Foley’s kicking stat of 5 from six, lacking the simplest one. Bernard Foley of the Waratahs misses a conversion try throughout the spherical one Tremendous Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Hurricanes at Brookvale Oval on February 16, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photograph by Jason McCawley/Getty Photographs) The positives? The Waratah scrum held up for many of the recreation, even when two rookie props in 24-year-old Chris Talakai at 180 cms and 118 kgs, debuted with one other....




NRL 2019 season preview: Manly Sea Eagles

The Manly Sea Eagles might be in for a horrid 2019 NRL season, with the membership in turmoil, a former coach again in cost and an absence of cohesion throughout the membership. It’s exhausting to name 2018 something aside from a catastrophe for the Sea Eagles, who will likely be aiming to place the final 12 months within the rear-view mirror and look ahead. Whereas the boys from the northern seashores weren’t assisted by accidents all year long, they merely weren’t adequate and didn’t have the depth within the facet. It’s led to a change of coach, with Trent Barrett given his marching orders from the membership (form of), and Des Hasler again within the chair as coach after a failed stint on the Bulldogs the place he left them in a wage cap mess. Hasler had success on the Sea Eagles, however he’s going to have his work reduce....


All the things goes nice for Sydney FC – apart from the outcomes

Sydney FC’s 1-1 draw with the Central Coast Mariners at Leichhardt Oval was one other case of the Sky Blues doing all the things proper off the pitch and never so much proper on it. How good was watching an A-League recreation at a packed Leichhardt? The previous floor regarded a deal with decked out in sky blue – and kudos to the sizeable contingent of travelling Mariners followers too – as Sydney FC proved as soon as once more that it’s attainable to attract a crowd regardless of main a nomadic existence. The bottom itself may not be the best for A-League followers to truly get to, however nearly all the things went proper for Sydney FC on the day. Leichhardt Oval throughout an NRL recreation. (Picture by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Photos) That’s, in fact, in the event you ignore what occurred on the pitch. And on the premise of....




The Wrap: Cooper and Genia go ‘back to the future’ in Super Rugby opener

The old firm is back. On a blustery Friday night in Canberra, Quade Cooper and Will Genia turned the clock back to 2011, delivering the kind of commanding performance that not only helped the Rebels to a satisfying 34-27 win, but offers up potential implications for later in the year. 18-months out of top-flight rugby is a long time for a 31 year-old with a dicky knee, but the calm, professional resolve Cooper has shown throughout the pre-season effortlessly translated into his return to Super Rugby. A comeback that has, in one fell swoop, confirmed the Rebels as genuine finals contenders, and restored Cooper’s position as a major talking point for Australian rugby fans. In many respects, this was not the Cooper of old. Absent were the miracle plays and impromptu moves involving unsuspecting team-mates. Instead, there was control and poise, intelligent game management, crisp distribution and a willingness to....