September 2, 2014

Sports

NRL: Brian McClennan named NZ Warriors coach

Brian McClennan looking good, but not as good as the fabulous Leeds Rhinos sign behind him.

Former Kiwis and Leeds rugby league coach Brian McClennan has been named to take the NZ Warriors into the NRL next season. At a press conference in Auckland today, Warriors Chief executive Wayne Scurrah said McClennan, 49, beat candidates from within the club and overseas, including the United … [Read more...]

All Blacks team to play South Africa named

The coloured boots have been picked to play at second five-eighth for the All Blacks. They have picked Ma'a Nonu as their date for the ball.

All Blacks coach Graham Henry has announced his team to play South Africa in Wellington on Saturday. There are four personnel changes and two positional switches from the the side who beat Fiji 60-14 in Dunedin last week. Adam Thomson will play No.8. With Jerome Kaoino starting on the … [Read more...]

Sonny Bill Williams to stay with NZ rugby

Sonny Bill Williams is staying in Nz to play rugby. The things on his hands? They are just there to keep his fingers warm.

Sonny Bill Williams has confirmed he'll stay with rugby in New Zealand for at least another year, and a three-way race is now expected for his signature for Super Rugby. He must decide between the Blues, Chiefs and Crusaders as his Super Rugby franchise. The All Blacks midfielder said when he … [Read more...]

Steve Williams says last two years with Tiger Woods “wasted”

You see that meat mincer over there Tiger? I think you should go and stick your head in it.

Steve Williams says that the last two years he has stayed loyal to Tiger Woods have been wasted with his sacking. Yesterday, after 12 years working together, Tiger Woods took Steve Williams aside two weeks ago and told him he was fired. "Sometimes you get an inkling that something's going to … [Read more...]

Tiger Woods sacks caddy Steve Williams

Now when Tiger Woods throws his club away, Steve Williams will not be there to catch it.

Golf star Tiger Woods has dropped a bombshell by axing longtime caddy and friend Steve Williams. Williams broke the news first with an angry post on his website, followed by a more sedate statement from Tiger Woods about half an hour later. Steve Williams says he is "shoched" at the news and will … [Read more...]

Japan defeat USA on penalties to win Women’s Football World Cup

Kumagai slots home the winning penalty kick past USA keeper Hope Solo - the sister of Han.

Japan beat USA 3-1 on penalties to become the first Asian nation to win the Fifa Women's World Cup. Defender Saki Kumagai, 20, scored the winning penalty after Ayumi Kaihori saved two of USA's three spot-kicks. Alex Morgan opened the scoring with a low strike before Aya Miyama poked in the … [Read more...]

NRL: Kevin Moore quits as Bulldogs coach

Kevin more has gone from the dogs rather than gone to the dogs.

Canterbury Bulldogs coach Kevin Moore has quit the NRL club on the eve of their clash with the New Zealand Warriors. Moore has been under pressure for weeks, with the Bulldogs losing seven of their last nine games. Assistant coach Jim Dymock will take charge of the side for tomorrow night's … [Read more...]

USA win through to Womens Football World Cup Final

USA celebrates their win

The US women's soccer team has advanced to the Football World Cup final after beating France 3-1 Wednesday in Moenchengladbach, Germany. The French side dominated for much of the match but could not translate the possession inot goals. The scores were locked at 1-1 until late in the game when … [Read more...]

Wallabie prop Benn Robinson ruled out of Rugby World Cup

Obviously a file photo because Benn Robinson didn't have much to smile about today.

Australian prop Benn Robinson has been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup today after he suffered a knee injury in training yesterday. Scans today revealed the 26 year-old Wallaby had torn his anterior cruciate ligament. Robinson will undergo surgery in the coming days, which rules him out … [Read more...]

Machester City turn down £35m bid for Carlos Tevez

Yes please!! anywhere but Manchester thank you very much.

English Premier League club Manchester City have rejected a £35m bid from Brazilian side Corinthians for star striker Carlos Tevez. Tevez, 27, played for Corinthians between 2004-2006 and they are keen to have him back ever since he made it known that he wanted to leave Manchester City for family … [Read more...]

Tsonga upsets Federer to make Wimbledon semi’s

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga looking mildly happy following his defeat of Roger Federer.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has made a superb comeback from two sets down to beat Roger Federer and earn his first Wimbledon semi-final spot where he will face Novak Djokovic. Federer had never lost from two sets ahead at a Grand Slam, but went down 3-6 6-7 (3-7) 6-4 6-4 6-4 in the biggest upset of the … [Read more...]

Tinklers bid to buy Newcastle Knights on the rocks

Yeah mate of course I have got the cash. I just don't have it on me right now.

Mining magnate Nathan Tinkler's bid to buy the Newcastle Knights NRL rugby league club is in disarray because he is unable to front up with the cash in time for today's handover deadline. Troy Palmer and Ken Edwards, the chief executive and executive chairman respectively of Tinkler's Hunter … [Read more...]

MLB: LA Dodgers file for bankruptcy

A sad day for a proud MLB franchise. Not many teams do off-field drama better than LA in recent years.

The Los Angeles Dodgers, six-time World Series winners and one of Major League Baseball's (MLB) most successful franchises, has filed for bankruptcy. The MLB took charge of the team in April to ensure they "will be guided appropriately in the future." The last straw was the MLB's rejection … [Read more...]

NRL: Ivan Cleary to coach the Penrith Panthers

Cleary is understood to be very happy with a five year deal at Penrith. He will also be happy he doesn't have to spend half his life flying above the Tasman Sea travelling to away games.

Ivan Cleary is to be announced as the new coach of the Penrith Panthers in the NRL today. The New Zealand Warriors have called a press conference later today to make the announcement that their head coach is leaving after six seasons in charge. It is well known that Penrith boss Phil Gould was … [Read more...]

Williams sisters exit Wimbledon 2011 stage on same day

It's true Sis we lost. I don't know about you but this just feels weird.

Serena Williams and sister, Venus Williams both suffered fourth round exits in an afternoon of upsets in the women's draw of Wimbledon 2011. Serena saw the defence of her title come to an end with a 6-3 7-6 (8-6) defeat by Marion Bartoli of France. The 13-time Grand Slam champions will now … [Read more...]