Posted: 20 February, 2015

PGA Pro Scott Piercy Makes A COMPLETE MESS Of A Par-4

Sometimes it just isn't your day...


Image: PGA TOUR

American Pro-Golfer Scott Piercy's opening round at the 2015 Northern Trust Open went from worse to worse… to worse.

Piercy had attempted to drive the green on the difficult par-4 10th hole but found himself in the deep left bunker.

Normally pros make this kind of recovery shot look easy, but it just wasn’t Piercy’s day.

He went from bunker to bunker to bunker before finding the green and sinking a long putt for a double-bogey 6.

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Tags: PGA Tour, Golf

Posted: 13 February, 2015

Socceroos Rocket Up The FIFA World Rankings

Thanks to their Asian Cup performance.


Socceroos Coach Ange Postecoglou (Getty Images)

The Socceroos are back inside the top 70 of FIFA's world rankings after their Asian Cup victory in January.

Australia shot up 37 places to 63rd in the World.

At the top, Germany maintained their No.1 ranking - who the Aussies are set to play in a friendly on March 25 in Kaiserslautern.



FIFA rankings. The top 10…


    1.    Germany
    2.    Argentina
    3.    Colombia
    4.    Belgium
    5.    The Netherlands
    6.    Brazil
    7.    Portugal
    8.    France
    9.    Uruguay
    10.    Spain

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Tags: Soccer, Socceroos, Asian Cup

Posted: 4 February, 2015

Victorian Golfer Richard Green Sunk A Hole-In-One ALBATROSS

WATCH VIDEO: Richard Green scores his 1st albatross.


Image: PGA of Australia

Aussie golfer Richard Green scored an unbelievable hole in one albatross during the Oates Vic Open Pro-Am today.

Green took his driver off the Par 4 15th tee at Thirteenth Beach Golf Links located near Barwon Heads in Victoria.

The ball looked to be heading towards a bunker before popping out and rolling into the hole.

 

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Tags: Golf, PGA, PGA Australia

Posted: 4 February, 2015

Armstrong Hit Parked Cars After Partying

Police say disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong agreed to let his girlfriend take the blame after he hit two parked cars

(Image: AAP)

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong hit two parked cars after a night of partying in Aspen but agreed to let his longtime girlfriend take the blame to avoid national attention, police reports show.

Aspen police cited Armstrong with failing to report an accident and speeding weeks after the December 28 accident, but only after girlfriend Anna Hansen admitted to lying for him.

She initially told police she had been driving home from an Aspen Art Museum party when she lost control of Armstrong's GMC Yukon on the icy roads, hitting the cars. She said she drove because "Lance had a little bit to drink", according to the reports.

A man who had been renting one of the damaged cars told a detective Hansen came running up to his house in high heels, apologising and promising to pay for the repairs.

"She said, 'I'm Anna, we're the Armstrongs, my husband's Lance, he was just driving maybe too fast around the corner or something'," the man told police.

He called 911 to report a hit-and-run. Hansen and Armstrong left the scene before police arrived.

Detectives later interviewed Hansen, who eventually told them Armstrong was driving, but they had both decided to let her take the blame.

"We've had our family name smeared over every paper in the world in the last couple of years and, honestly, I've got teenagers. I just wanted to protect my family," Hansen told police. "I thought, gosh, Anna Hansen hit some cars - it's not going to show up in the papers. But Lance Armstrong hit some cars - it's going to be a national story."

Failure to report an accident is a misdemeanour punishable by up to 90 days' jail and a fine of between $US150 ($A192) and $US300 ($A385). Driving too fast for conditions is punishable by a maximum $US100 ($A128) fine.

Hansen is not charged with a crime.

Armstrong declined immediate comment and his attorney Pamela Mackey didn't immediately return a call.

Armstrong won the Tour de France every year from 1999-2005. Those titles were stripped after a massive report by the US Anti-Doping Agency detailed the use of performance-enhancing drugs by Armstrong and his US Postal Service teammates.

- AAP


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Tags: Lance Armstong, Accident

Posted: 2 February, 2015

It’s All Happening At The Phoenix Open’s 16th Hole

'Damn you people. This is golf. Not a rock concert.'

 

The rowdiest setting for golf on the PGA tour is living up to its reputation.

It's the world famous 16th hole at the Waste Management Phoenix Open… a Par 3 enclosed by a massive stadium.

"Damn you people. This is golf. Not a rock concert," said Shooter McGavin in Happy Gilmore, so we’re tipping he wouldn’t be too pleased with what's been going on.

Let’s start with Pro Golder Jason Bohn who looks to tell the  crowd to 'suck it' after making birdie putt.

Not very golf like...

 

And then Italian Francesco Molinari nailed a hole-in-one and the crowd went absolutely bananas.

They cheered, they yelled and of course - turfed their beers...

Check it out:

Hole in one!!!!!!!

A video posted by John Freund (@jpfreund) on

 

Hole in one at the open! Let's all throw out beer! #beershowers

A video posted by Gabe Favela (@flaava_g) on

 

 Shooter McGavin WOULD NOT be impressed...

Back to the actual golf and American Brooks Koepka finished with a five-under 66 to capture the tournament for his first PGA Tour victory.

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Tags: Golf

Posted: 30 January, 2015

What Did Andy Murray's Fiancée Kim Sears Say?

Watch Kim Sears go all Scarface on Tomas Berdych.

Image: Getty Images

Scotsman Andy Murray is known for the odd on-court rant but it was his partner Kim Sears who got everyone talking last night.

As Murray fought back from a set down to defeat Czech Tomas Berdych 6-7 (6-8) 6-0 6-3 7-5 the cameras turned to Sears.

She appears to let loose, with one lip reader suggesting she said "f---ing have it you Czech flash f---"

While there remains some confusion as to EXACTLY what Sears was saying, we’re pretty sure she was not wishing Berdych well!

 

Twitter reaction:

 

Possible translation:

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Tags: Andy Murray, Australian Open, Aus Open

Posted: 29 January, 2015

6 Weirdest Super Bowl XLIX Bets

Remember to always gamble responsibly!

New England coach Bill Belichick & Katy Perry (Getty Images)

Americans will tell you that the Super Bowl in the biggest sporting event in the world, and who are we to question that?!

But as well as the football, it's a day for them indulge in the iconic American traditions: cold beers, sitting on the couch and novelty gambling.

So crack your self a frothie, take a seat and enjoy some of the more ridiculous bets you can wage on the biggest day in American football.


6. What colour will Patriot coach Bill Belichick's hoodie be?

  • Grey $1.66
  • Blue - $2.10 
  • Red - $8.00

Odds from Bovada Sportsbook


5. How long will it the US National Anthem take (from the first note to the completion of the word "Brave" for the first time)?

  • Over 2 minutes 1 second - $1.83 
  • Under 2 minutes 1 second - $1.83

Odds from Bovada Sportsbook



4. How many times will Gisele Bundchen be shown on TV during the game?

  • More than 1.5 - Even
  • Less than 1.5 - $1.71

Odds from Bovada Sportsbook

3. What color will the Gatorade (or liquid) be that is dumped on the head coach of the winning Super Bowl team?

  • Orange: $2.50   
  • Yellow: $3.50  
  • Clear/Water: $4.00   
  • Blue: $8.50  
  • Red: $8.50  
  • Green: $11.00

Odds from Bovada Sportsbook

2. What colour will Katy Perry’s hair be at half time?

  • Brunette: $1.50
  • Purple or Blue: $6.00
  • Red: $11.00
  • Blonde: $13.00

Odds from Bovada Sportsbook


1. Will Katy Perry show cleavage during half time?

  • Yes: $1.20
  • No: $4.50

Odds from BetOnline.ag

Remember to always gamble responsibly.


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Tags: Super Bowl, Funny, Bets

Posted: 29 January, 2015

"I'm Just Here So I Won't Get Fined"

Seattle Seahawks superstar Marshawn Lynch facing massive fine after interview

Marshawn Lynch's Bizarre Super Bowl Press Conference: 'I'm Just Here So I Won't Get Fined' Video: YouTube

Faced with a $500,000 fine, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch rocked-up to the mandatory Super Bowl media day and gave the same response to 29 questions he was asked: "I'm just here so I won't get fined."

The Seahawks superstar has been in trouble with NFL officials before for not doing media.

Seahawks teammate and star quarterback Russell Wilson defended his mate.

"I just think that sometimes we focus on things that don't matter and don't make any difference," Wilson said, on ESPN.

"Marshawn is a great football player and a guy that puts his work in every day and is dedicated to the game of football and dedicated to his teammates.

"The guy loves the game. Sometimes people try to take away from people the way they are. I don't think he should be fined, personally."

Marshawn: You Know Why I'm Here


Marshawn Lynch Explains Why He Doesn't Like Talking To The Media

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7 Of The Best 2015 Super Bowl Ads

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Strange NRL Interviews

Darius Boyd gives us another one of his trademark interviews.

In light of his performance, we searched through the archives and found some of the weirdest interactions between players and journalists.

It is no secret Darius Boyd is a serial offender in this department

Boyd's interview didn't shock anyone yesterday after his effort in 2009. The ex-Dragon answered six questions in under 45 seconds.

Video:NZAUTV Cricket/YouTube


Ben Te'o calls Nine's Danny Weidler a 'germ'

The Souths backrower had no time for Danny Weidler after they had a falling out when the journalist reported a story Te'o didn't like. Watch the tension spill over.

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See more: Ben Te'o, South Sydney Rabbitohs

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Rock, Shock

Rabbitohs Ben Te'o has an encounter with a reporter after a reporter asked him about his future. Video: Channel Nine.


Anthony Mundine plays the role of puppetmaster ahead of Ferguson's first fight

It was the press conference where Blake Ferguson was to announce the beginning of his boxing career but Blake barely said a thing. We had to listen to mundine tell everyone how great he and his protege were. 

Fergy Mundine Double Act Uploaded at 5 September, 2013 - 9:24AM

See more: Blake Ferguson, Anthony Mundine, Canberra Raiders

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Rock, Shock

This will go down as one of the weirdest press conferences ever.

In this video: Blake Ferguson, Anthony Mundine, Canberra Raiders


Mal Meninga's first and last speech in politics

Long before the QLD Origin job, Meninga tried his hand in parliament house. The rugby league legend lasted 24 seconds, unable to get through his opening pitch.

Video:HotJokerG/YouTube


Mark Gasnier Name Fails

Usually it is the interviewee who is the culprit but this time Gaz had the poor form.

Video:NZAUTV Rugby League/ YouTube


Boyd's US equivalent

It appears people are pulling similar shenanigans on the other side of the world. Watch this young journalist try and unpick the mind of a disinterested NBA player.

Video:Adam Lundquist/ YouTube

Other Sports

Set your awkward-o-meter super high as this clip delivers some interviewing gold across NFL, baseball and ice hockey.

Video: Listless Sportsgirl/ YouTube

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Tags: Marshawn Lynch, Super Bowl 2015, Seattle Seahawks

Posted: 28 January, 2015

7 Of The Best 2015 Super Bowl Ads

The Super Bowl is the busiest time of year for advertisers vying for attention. These are Brands who are winning.

The Super Bowl is the busiest time of year for advertisers to vy for people's attention. 

Last year, it's estimated 112 million people watched the Super Bowl. So here are the one's that have impressed us.

#1 BMW's Internet Nostalgia

#2 The Pierce 'I'm Still James Bond' One

#3 Veronica's Secret Seemingly Pointless Ad

#4 The Heart-Warming Gushy One About Being A Dad

Because nothing quite sells soap like this stuff.

#5 The Kim Khardasian Taking The Piss Our Of Herself And Showing Her Ass A Lot One

#6 The Anything With Danny Trejo In It Is Awesome.*

*Although this is just a teaser.

#7 The Cheeky Go Daddy Gem

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FIRST LOOK: 2015 Super Bowl Ads

Check out the ads that will be shown during this year's Super Bowl.

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Tags: Super Bowl, Super Bowl 2015

Posted: 28 January, 2015

Eddie Talks To Allenby

Triple M's Eddie McGuire was in Phoenix, Arizona for Robert Allenby's press conference

Eddie McGuire was in Phoenix, Arizona for Robert Allenby's press conference early Wednesday morning Australian time.

Allenby has slammed the media for getting in the way of a police investigation into his assault in Hawaii.

The Australian golfer is adamant he was bashed, robbed and abducted in Hawaii.

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Tags: Robert Allenby, Eddie McGuire

Posted: 22 January, 2015

Female Tennis Player Eugenie Bouchard Gets Awkward Request From Interviewer

See what happens when an interviews at the Australian Open asked Bouchard to 'give us a twirl?'

Eugenie Bouchard asked to 'twirl' in post match interview: YouTube / Shazzy Mazzy MA1

Eugenie Bouchard is one of the latest stars of the WTA.

The 20 year-old Canadian tennis star has been rising through the ranks lately, with her current spot at number 7 on the world tour and many recent accolades like 'Best Newcomer of the Year' (2013) and 'Most Improved Player' (2014).

She is also a part-time model and has an increasing off court profile.

genie brouchard

Photo: Eugenie Bouchard Instagram

As a professional female sportswoman she has to deal with a lot of different situations from interviewers to paparazzi, but last night, a question after her match against the Netherlands' Kiki Bertens at the Australian Open has brought about a lot of attention.

During her post-match interview, the interviewer, Channel 7's Ian Cohen mentioned that she had previously tweeted about "Serena Williams outfit" then asked her to give the crowd "a twirl".

This question has lead people all over social media react against it's sexist nature and she clearly looks uncomfortable but goes through with the request.

The unwanted attention has brought about a lot of criticism from people maintaining that the interviewer shouldn't be focussed on outfit but on her performance.

This isn’t the first time she's had an awkward post match interview in Australia, this time last year she was asked who she would date if she could choose anybody.

Bouchard defeated Kiki Bertens 6-0, 6-3.

Who Would Eugenie Bouchard Date?

Eugenie Bouchard asked who she would date: YouTube / Australian Open TV

Twitter Reacts

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Tags: Eugenie Bouchard, tennis

Posted: 21 January, 2015

Mark Cavendish Shuts Down Journalist

'Can you tell me 100% that one of these journalists isn't f***ing your wife?'

*Language Warning*

(Source: Youtube)

"Can you tell me 100% that one of these journalists isn't f***ing your wife?"

That was the question straight talking cyclist Mark Cavendish put to the journalist who'd asked him if he was '100% sure that no one in the sport is on drugs'.

Cavendish gets drug tested about 60 times a year and is vocal about promoting a clean drug-free sport.

"Where there’s money to be gained, there’ll be the odd dickhead who cheats but cycling is miles ahead of other sports when it comes to testing," Cavendish added.

"I hope everyone’s correct but with human nature, you can never be certain. But the positive that I can take is that if someone is cheating, he will be caught."

Watch for Michal Kwiatkowski’s classic reaction, sitting next to Cavendish drinking a glass of water.

Triple M's The Hot Breakfast Talk About The Cavendish Comeback:

 


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Tags: Mark Cavendish, Cycling