Posted: 29 July, 2015

Aussie's Diving Fail Registers A Zero

Nerves again look to have gotten the better of Australian diving hope Maddison Keeney at the world titles in Russia

Nerves again look to have gotten the better of Australian diving hope Maddison Keeney at the world titles in Russia.

Sitting in fourth spot, the 19-year-old Keeney looked to have saved her best for last, with her fifth and final dive carrying a superior 3.2 degree of difficulty.

Nailing it would have propelled her towards the podium. But the Kiwi-born hope baulked and all but fell off the platform, failing to register a score and relegating her to last in the 12-strong quality field (226.05).

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Posted: 25 July, 2015

Hulk Hogan Fired By WWE

WWE Terminates Hulk Hogan’s Contract & Releases Official Statement

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World Wrestling Entertainment Inc has severed ties with Hulk Hogan amid a report that one of the biggest stars in professional wrestling history used racial slurs in a conversation caught on a sex tape.

The company deleted most references to Hogan on its website and issued a statement on Friday saying it had terminated its contract with him.

WWE did not give a reason, but issued a statement saying it is "committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide."

On Friday, a joint report from RadarOnline.com and The National Enquirer said that Hogan had used racial slurs in a conversation caught on a sex video that is the subject of an invasion of privacy lawsuit.

In a statement, the 61-year-old Hogan apologised for using "offensive language" in a conversation eight years ago.

"It was unacceptable for me to have used that offensive language; there is no excuse for it; and I apologise for having done it," Hogan said, calling his departure from a WWE a resignation.

 

 

WWE STATEMENT:

WWE terminated its contract with Terry Bollea (aka Hulk Hogan). WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide.

HULK HOGAN STATEMENT:

Eight years ago I used offensive language during a conversation. It was unacceptable for me to have used that offensive language; there is no excuse for it; and I apologize for having done it. I believe very strongly that every person in the world is important and should not be treated differently based on race, gender, orientation, religious beliefs or otherwise. I am disappointed with myself that I used language that is offensive and inconsistent with my own beliefs. It is not who I am. I continue to work every day to improve as a person, and this matter is an important learning experience for me in that regard. As a result I am resigning from my contractual relationship with the WWE.

 

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Tags: Hulk Hogan, WWE

Posted: 24 July, 2015

Allenby's Caddy Quits

Triple M speaks to Robert Allenby's caddy Mick Middlemo

Robert Allenby  (Photo: AAP) Mick Middlemo (Photo: Triple M)

Robert Allenby's caddy Mick Middlemo has quit at the 18th hole (Allbenby's 9th hole) of the Canadian Open.

Middlemo downed clubs and walked out mid-round citing excessive bullying from Allenby.

Allenby carried on the round with golf fan Tom Fraser, a school principal, stepping up to carry the clubs.

Middlemo Speaks To Triple M:

 

"I think it's OK to be chastising caddies if you pick the wind wrong or you pick the club wrong, but I think when you cross the line with personal insults and become a bit of a bully on the golf course, I think there's a time and a place for it," Middlemo told Triple M's Hot Breakfast.

"I think a fat something or other was one of them, I made sure he didn't say that again.

"When we got to the 18th hole, our 9th hole, he said he was looking forward to getting me banned for life on the tour.

"So I figured if he was going to do that, I might as well not caddie the next nine holes, I may as well go back to the hotel room.

"So I did.

"I put the bag down, got my car keys out, my phone, my glasses and basically said there's your back mate, have a nice day.

"He said a few choice words and all that I said to him after that was, I hope one day you have the balls to say that to me, not on the golf course.

"I just don't think there's room for any kind of bullying on the golf course, in any workplace."

Allenby's side of the story told to the press after the round differed slightly from Middlemos.

“He just lost the plot at me,” Allenby claimed.

“He just told me I could go eff myself. He just got right in my face as if he wanted to just beat me up. I said, ‘stop being a such and such and calm down and get back into the game. And he just got even closer and closer and I just said, ‘That’s it, you’re sacked’.

“This is the worst incident I’ve ever witnessed as a player.

“I’ve never been threatened and as he walked away he said, ‘I’ll be waiting for you in the car park’.

“He’s an Australian and he didn’t act like an Australian, let’s put it that way.”

Mick Middlemo shows his Collinwood tattoo in Phoenix in January 2015 (Photo: Triple M)

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Tags: Mick Middlemo, Robert Allenby, Golf

Posted: 19 July, 2015

[Video] Mick Fanning Attacked By Shark At Surfing Comp

Mick Fanning has had a dramatic close encounter with a shark in the final of the J-Bay Open in South Africa.

Mick Fanning has been involved in a dramatic close-encounter with a shark in the final of the J-Bay Open in South Africa.

The video shows a fin appear behind the oblivious 34 year old who then loses his board.

"I was just sitting there and I felt something just get stuck in my leg rope, and I was kicking trying to get it away' said Fanning of the encounter.

"I just saw fins. I was waiting for the teeth."

The surfer wasn't injured and the Gold Coast boy said he managed to 'get a punch into its back'.

He gave the interview two minutes after the incident.

Officials are yet to announce when and if the competition will continue.

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Tags: Mick Fanning, Shark Attack

Posted: 10 July, 2015

UFC Fighter Breaks Down Over Fan Who Passed Away

Conor McGregor has a heart of gold.

Conor McGregor's Heartbreaking Story About Late Young Fan


Irish UFC fighter Conor McGregor is a fan favourite and this is just another reason why the fighter is so well liked.

In a recent interview McGregor was asked about a young Irish fan who was very sick with Leukaemia who he had been visiting as a part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

McGregor's plan was to fly the young boy out to Las Vegas for his upcoming UFC 189 Featherweight championship bout against Chad Mendes saying wanted him to be there to lift the belt with him if he wins.

Very sadly, the young boy passed away before he was McGregor was able to have the fight, however he did visit him and said that they had 'become friends'.

Yes, these UFC fighters have a reputation for being hard men in the ring, but McGregor has shown that outside the ring he's a great guy.

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Tags: Conor McGregor, UFC, good guy

Posted: 7 July, 2015

Nick Kyrgios Fires Back At ‘Racist’ Dawn Fraser Comments

Dawn Fraser slammed over 'racist' comments.

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Olympic legend Dawn Fraser has copped a wave of criticism for comments she made on the Today Show this morning.

The Australian swimming legend made the comments following Nick Kyrgios’ bizarre antics at Wimbledon overnight.

"It’s absolutely disgusting. I just am so shocked to think that he went out there to play and he tanked, did all that tanking, that’s terrible," Fraser told Channel 9’s The Today Show.

Fraser  then went onto suggest that Kyrgios and his fellow Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic should "go back where their fathers or their parents came from".

Kyrgios responded to the comments on his Facebook page.

"Throwing a racket, brat. Debating the rules, disrespectful. Frustrated when competing, spoilt. Showing emotion, arrogant."

"Blatant racist, Australian legend."

The POST ON KYRGIOS' FACEBOOK PAGE:

Statement from Dawn Fraser:

I want to unreservedly apologise for any comments that I made this morning which may have caused offense to my fellow Australians including Nick and his family. The live to air clip was part of a larger un-broadcasted interview however this does not condone what was said.

Australians have a rich sporting heritage made up of individuals from a variety of different countries of origin.

My intended message, which was not delivered as articulately as it could have been, was on a purely sporting level rather than meant as an attack on Nick’s ethnicity. Nick’s representing Australia and I want to see him representing Australian tennis in the best possible light.

Representing your country is the highest accolade for any athlete and being selected for Australia is both a privilege and an honour. Not only do you represent yourself, your team, your fans and your family but you are representing the heritage of the competition and acting as a role model for young Australians.

Kyrgios Bizzare Antics During Round Four Loss

Throwing a racket, brat. Debating the rules, disrespectful. Frustrated when competing, spoilt. Showing emotion,...

Posted by Nick Kyrgios on Monday, July 6, 2015

Kyrgios Press Conference

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Tags: Tennis, Nick Kyrgios, Dawn Fraser

Posted: 3 July, 2015

Roger Federer's Latest Trick Shot Is Incredible

He's still got it...

The Fed Express strikes again.

Federer has done some ridiculous trick shots in his years but this has got to be one of his finest.

While playing American Sam Querrey in his Round 2 match at Wimbledon, Federer recovered while on the back foot to hit a brilliant 'tweener-lob' between the legs.

He may be 33 and in the twilight of his career, but if he keeps pulling out shots like this, we want him to play for as long as possible.

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Tags: Roger Federer, Wimbledon

Posted: 22 June, 2015

Jordan Spieth Wins US Open After Dustin Johnson MISSES Clutch Putt

We've ALL been there.


Jordan Spieth has won the US Open title after Dustin Johnson 3-putted on the final hole.

Spieth finished on 5-under 275 with Johnson having a chance to force an 18-hole playoff, but missed this short birdie putt:


The US Open is Spieth's second consecutive major title, after he won the US Masters in April.

 

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Tags: Golf, Dustin Johnson

Posted: 22 June, 2015

Matildas' Win Over Brazil

Elise Kellond-Knight, judged player of the match in the Matildas' 1-0 win over Brazil, says she is super proud to help Australia progress in Canada

Australia players celebrate after Kyah Simon scored against Brazil during second-half FIFA Women's World Cup soccer game action in Moncton, New Brunswick, Sunday, June 21, 2015. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Coach Alen Stajcic has saluted the Matildas' match-winner and midfield metronome following their historic 1-0 triumph over Brazil at the Women's World Cup.

Kyah Simon's 80th-minute finish settled the contest and returned Australia to their third straight Cup quarter-final.

But it was Elise Kellond-Knight who picked up her second straight player-of-the-match award for her defensive shielding role in midfield.

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Tags: Matildas, Soccer, World Cup, Brazil

Posted: 12 June, 2015

Triple M At The NBA Finals

Triple M sport reporter Seb Costello is in America updating live from the NBA Finals

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Tags: Matthew Dellavedova, Andrew Bogut, Seb Costello, NBA, NBA Finals

Posted: 11 June, 2015

King James Backs Sir Delly Push

Triple M Hot Breakfast's Seb Costello puts the suggestion of a knighthood for Matthew Dellavedova to LeBron James

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Triple M Hot Breakfast's Seb Costello puts the suggestion of a knighthood for Matthew Dellavedova to LeBron James.

They are Cleveland's unlikely dynamic duo or odd couple: LeBron James and Matthew Dellavedova.

In Cleveland they are also royalty.

James, after his sidekick Delly's heroic, perhaps legendary, game three performance in the NBA Finals says if Australia wants to bestow a knighthood on the point guard from country Victoria he will support it.

"Whatever that guy wants or needs, I'm all for it," James laughed after he was asked the question by Triple M Hot Breakfast's Seb Costello, you can hear the audio in the player above.

Dellavedova was extraordinary in Cleveland's 96-91 victory on Tuesday over the Golden State Warriors to take a 2-1 series lead and move just two wins from claiming the championship.

Hit by exhaustion, dehydration and severe cramping, the team's medical staff checked him into a Cleveland hospital so fluids could be pumped intravenously.

The Cavaliers had already lost NBA All-Stars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love earlier in the playoffs and on Tuesday there were fears shooting guard/forward Iman Shumpert could be lost when he was forced into the locker-room mid-game with a shoulder injury.

Dellavedova and Shumpert will play in Thursday's (Friday AEST) game four in Cleveland.

"I just cramped up a little bit and they thought the best form of recovery was to go to the hospital for a little bit, get an IV," Dellavedova, who participated in a light training and video session on Wednesday, told Seb Costello.

"So, I'm feeling pretty good."

Dellavedova ruled out any chance of sitting out, or having a reduced role in game four.

FULL AUDIO, SEB COSTELLO WITH MATTHEW DELLAVEDOVA:


"I told him I was going to limit his minutes and he said, 'No you're not'," Cavaliers head coach David Blatt said.

Dellavedova, who went undrafted in 2013 and was only initially signed to a $US100,000 guaranteed contract by the Cavaliers, logged 20 points, five rebounds and four assists in 38 relentless minutes on Tuesday.

He threw himself on the floor for loose balls, dived into the crowd, threw an alley-oop pass to James, hit key three-pointers, pulled off a Harlem Globetrotter-style circus shot and shut down the Warriors' best player Stephen Curry for the second consecutive game.

"I think he dove on the floor an NBA record six times last night," James said.

"Last night he was on the ground again after the game in the hospital so you can probably say seven times.

"He gives us everything he has and we all appreciate it as his brothers lining up beside him."

Blatt says he won't set a minute limit on Dellavedova in game four, but will closely monitor him.

"The tank is low and we're doing everything we can to fill it back up," Blatt said.

Dellavedova limited Curry to just three first half points.

Curry ended up with 27 points for the game, most coming in the final quarter when Dellavedova wasn't guarding the NBA MVP.

Curry admitted he has to play better.

"I know his strength and weaknesses and he knows mine and we are going to keep battling," Curry said.

"I hope I get the best of him over seven games.

"We'll work that out."

As good as James has been on the court - averaging 41 points in the first three Finals games - and as glowing as he has been about Dellavedova, the Cavaliers' captain needs a lesson on Australian sport.

"Delly comes from a rugby background," James, describing Dellavedova's toughness, said.

"If you guys have ever had an opportunity to watch a rugby game you see how tough it is.

"That's what it's about.

"He brings it all."

Dellavedova, of course, grew up playing Aussie rules in Victoria and is a Collingwood fanatic in the AFL.

Delly likely won't bother to correct his leader.

The dynamic duo have bigger things to deal with.

FULL ROUND-UP, SEB COSTELLO WITH LEBRON JAMES:

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Tags: LeBron James, Matthew Dellavedova, NBA

Posted: 26 May, 2015

Harden Lands Full Court Shot

Bloody impressive.

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As the halftime buzzer sounded, James Harden threw up a shot from the OTHER free throw line.

The shot didn’t count but it is bloody impressive!

Check it out:

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Tags: NBA, Housten Rockets, James Harden