Posted: 27 September, 2016

Australian Fast5 Netball World Series Team Announced

Image: Kate Shimmin, Kate Moloney, Jo Weston

Netball Australia has announced the Aussie team that will take to the court for this year’s Fast5 Netball World Series.

The event takes place on October 29 and 30 at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena.

The team includes some of Australian netball’s most celebrated players, including six current Australian Diamonds squad members.

Netball Australia have named a 10-player team for the 2016 Fast5 Netball World Series.

 

Australian Fast5 Team (* denotes current Australian Diamonds squad member):

  • Erin Bell (NSW, 29)
  • Courtney Bruce (WA, 22)
  • Paige Hadley (NSW, 24)*
  • Kate Moloney (VIC, 23)
  • Caitlyn Nevins (VIC, 29)*
  • Susan Pettitt (NSW, 32)*
  • Kate Shimmin (SA, 24)
  • Caitlin Thwaites (VIC, 29)*
  • Gretel Tippett (NSW, 23)*
  • Jo Weston (VIC, 22)*

 “We have selected a strong team, boasting impressive talent and versatile combinations, our players are primed and ready to take on the world,” said Australian Fast5 coach, Jane Searle.

 “The Diamonds are reigning Commonwealth Games and Netball World Cup gold medallists and we are working to join them as Fast5 Netball World Series gold medallists.”

In this year’s tournament Australia will take on the world’s best netballing nations; New Zealand, England, Jamaica, Malawi and South Africa.

“We can’t wait to play host to the Fast5 Netball World Series this year,” said Netball Australia Chief Executive, Kate Palmer.

This year is the first opportunity for fans to witness netball’s newest format on Australian soil, with two massive days of competition,”

“Hisense Arena will come to life, with electrifying netball and entertainment, that will have fans on the edge of their seats.”

All six teams will play six 24 minute games across the two-day series, each team will feature on both days of competition and finals will be held on Sunday.

Fast5 netball features dynamic rules changes, including; five players-a-side, shortened quarters, multiple point shots and double point power plays.

The event offers more than just fast-paced on-court action, bringing dazzling light shows, pumping music and delicious food and drinks to Hisense Arena.

General admission tickets for this year’s Fast5 Netball World Series are available now via Ticketek.

Fan Packages are also available for purchase and are designed to give fans the ultimate Fast5 Netball World Series experience. For more information, visit www.fast5worldseries.com.au.

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Tags: Netball, Netball Australia

Posted: 27 September, 2016

Conor McGregor’s Next Fight LOCKED IN

IT'S GOING DOWN!!

Conor McGregor will return to the Octagon on November 12 and fight Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title at UFC 205.

UFC chief Dana White announced on ESPN SportsCentre that the fight will headline the promotion's November showcase at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

More to come.

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Posted: 26 September, 2016

Arnold Palmer Dies At 87

RIP Arnold Palmer.

Arnold Palmer, one of golf's greatest players who helped propel the game just as television was coming of age, died on Sunday at 87, the US Golf Association and golf media reported.

"We are deeply saddened by the death of Arnold Palmer, golf's greatest ambassador, at age 87," the USGA said on Twitter.

Palmer, part of the 'Big Three' with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, won seven major titles, including four at the Masters, two at the British Open and one at the US Open, and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.

Tributes have been flowing for the golfing legend. 

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Posted: 26 September, 2016

Footy Coach Disappears On Live TV

Michigan State Spartans coach Mark Dantonio shocked fans when he appeared to vanish from the television screen live on air during the Spartans 30-6 loss to Wisconsin on Saturday at Spartan Stadium. Watch the video below.

NFL Coach Vanishes On the Sidelines

Video: YouTube

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Posted: 20 September, 2016

The Ultimate Act Of Sportsmanship

British Olympic gold medallist Alistair Brownlee has helped his near-unconscious brother Jonny take second place at the final of the world triathlon series.

One of the most dramatic finishes in triathlon history featured Jonny initially coasting to win the men's elite race.

But then he started to succumb to the fierce heat that has marked the worlds in Cozumel, Mexico.

First Brownlee staggered and then nearly slumped to the ground.

Alistair abandoned his duel with South African Henri Schoeman to help his younger brother.

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Posted: 19 September, 2016

NBA Star Unleashed In The Most Scenic Basketball Game Of All Time

Tony Parker plays at the Top of Europe.

What's cooler than being cool? Playing basketball atop a glacier in the Swiss Alps with Tony Parker.

The NBA star and European Basketball Champ played on the Jungfraujoch thanks to Tissot. 

He was faced with a team of Swiss Basket players and demonstrated his speed and agility at 3454 meters above sea level.

“I’m always up for new challenges, so when Tissot, my long-term partner suggested I play a match at the Top of Europe I thought it was a great opportunity to do something exceptional. We don’t often get to play in such extreme conditions,” Tony said.

Check out some highlights (and the amazing scenery) in this video...

 

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Tags: Tissot, Basketball

Posted: 18 September, 2016

Cyclist Dies In Crash At Paralympics

"This is truly heartbreaking news"

(Image: Getty)

A cyclist has died at the Paralympic Games in Rio after an accident in the road race.

Iranian cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad, 48, fell during the C4-5 road race, colliding with a rock and causing "grave head trauma".

He then suffered a cardiac arrest on the way to hospital.

"The athlete received treatment at the scene and was in the process of being taken to the athlete hospital when he suffered a cardiac arrest," the International Paralympic Committee said in a statement.

"The ambulance then diverted to the nearby Unimed Rio Hospital in Barra where he passed away soon after arrival."

Golbarnezhad's family in Iran has been notified, as have his Iranian teammates.

IPC president Sir Phillip Craven confirmed it was the first time an athlete had died at a Paralympic Games.

 

"This is truly heartbreaking news," he said.

Golbarnezhad had competed at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.

His lower left leg was amputated following injuries sustained in the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s.

Australian cyclist Alistair Donohoe was also injured in the same race in a separate incident near the finish line.

He finished in fifth place.

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Tags: Paralympics, Rio 2016

Posted: 14 September, 2016

NFL Caller Gives Amazing Play-By-Play Of A Drunk Guy

After a dull NFL game an NFL caller took the chance for some excitement when a drunk guy made it onto the field.

The NFL caller gave a classic play-by-play commentary as if it was wide receiver streaking away for a game winning touchdown. Watch the video below.

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Posted: 14 September, 2016

Melbourne 9-Year-Old Takes The Internet By Storm

BEAST MODE.

Remember the name Meaalofa Te’o!

The Melbourne 9-year-old has gone viral around the world after footage emerged of him completely DOMINATING a Rugby League tournament in Canberra.

The video has been viewed over 50,000 times on YouTube by Wednesday morning.

He has speed, size and a fend that Dustin Martin would be proud of.

 

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Tags: Melbourne, Rugby

Posted: 11 September, 2016

CM Punk Cries During Presser After UFC Debut

"I'm just really really hard on myself."

(Image: YouTube)

CM Punk has teared up in an emotional post-fight press conference after his loss to Mickey Gall at UFC 203.

The high-profile Punk lost convincingly in his UFC debut, losing via submission in just two minutes and 14 seconds.

And the emotion of the fight was clear in his presser, as he shed a tear when asked what his wife, former WWE star AJ Lee, said to him about the fight.

"You guys are all going to make me cry," he smiled. "You bastards.

"She just said she was proud of me."

But Punk was still despondent about the result of the fight.

"I'm just really really hard on myself," he said.

"I lost, and it sucks, and it was lopsided and it's upsetting. But I know I'm better than that."

See the full interview (at around 7:30):

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Posted: 11 September, 2016

CM Punk's UFC Debut Ends Badly

Just in.

(Image: BT Sport)

CM Punk's UFC debut has ended badly with a loss to opponent Mickey Gall via submission.

Gall won with a rear naked choke just over two minutes into the first round to remain unbeaten in the UFC.

Punk, 37, pursued a UFC career after a long stint with the WWE.

He remained upbeat, despite the loss, highlighting how far he'd already come.

"Sometimes the outcome isn't always what you desire it to be," he said post-match. 

"But the true failure in life is not trying at all."

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Posted: 10 September, 2016

Michelle Payne To Return To Racing Tomorrow

Great to have her back!

Reigning Melbourne Cup winner Michelle Payne will make her return to racing tomorrow at Sale on Lucky Liberty.

Payne, who became the first woman to ever win the Melbourne Cup on Prince of Penzance last year, hasn’t ridden since undergoing pancreatic surgery after a fall in Mildura in May.

“I’m just really looking forward to getting back out there,” Payne told RSN927.

“I’ve been feeling like I’m getting close the last two or three weeks and when Henry asked me to ride Lucky Liberty it just felt right, so I’m really looking forward to Sunday.”

Payne has ridden Lucky Liberty all of his five previous starts.

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