Posted: 28 August, 2015

Watch Hayne's 49ers vs Broncos

Jarryd Hayne has been lighting it up for the San Francisco 49ers and he's playing again on Sunday (AEST) against the Denver Broncos.

Jarryd Hayne has been lighting it up for the San Francisco 49ers and he's playing again on Sunday (AEST) against the Denver Broncos.

It'll be his third preseason match for the 49ers and it's scheduled to start at 11am, Sunday AEST.

The game won't be televised on ESPN or Channel 7, which share the rights to the NFL’s regular season in Australia.

The only way to watch the match is through NFL Game Pass, which costs between $129 to $255. But there is a 7-day free trial you can take advantage of, allowing you to watch this weekend's match for free. CLICK HERE for to watch Jarryd Hayne on NFL Game Pass.

The 27-year-old rookie has been the big talking point of the pre-season thanks to his head-turning performances against the Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys.

Hayne will be up against NFL legend Peyton Manning who's one of the best quarterbacks in the world. And Denver are pretty good team too, having made the playoffs last year and Superbowl runners-up in 2013.

Other Key Dates

On Sept 1, the roster will be cut to 75; Sept. 3, 49ers play match against San Diego Chargers; Sept. 5, the roster is cut to 53; Sept. 6, practice squad forms; Sept 14, is when the regular season starts.

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Posted: 28 August, 2015

Usain Bolt Floored By Cameraman

Usain Bolt was literally swept off his feet moments after winning another double at the World Athletics Championships.

A cameraman has floored a world champion in Beijing. Watch the videos below.

Usain Bolt was literally swept off his feet moments after winning another double at the World Athletics Championships.

Having won the 200m final he was celebrating when a cameraman lost control of his segway and accidentally hit the 10-times world champion in the leg, knocking him to the floor.

“It didn’t actually hit me in my Achilles, it hit me in my calf area,” Bolt said.

“It’s alright, I will get over it. Never a doubt [for the relays], never a doubt. I am just going to get it massaged, ice it up a bit and I should be fine.”

At least the Jamaican sprinter could see the funny side of it.

“The rumour I’m trying to start right now is that Justin Gatlin paid him off," he said, of his sprint rival.

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Posted: 26 August, 2015

This Bizarre 'Jarryd Hayne Song' Is Going Viral

Ok we know those Yanks are getting into Hayne but this is just weird...

JARRYD HAYNE SONG

Jarryd Hayne is the latest Australian-boy-done-good American sports success story.

He's got everything the Americans love in sport; personality, a hard working attitude, belief in his outrageous skills and an already bankable name and catchphrase.

He's making news in America and now he's even got his first song!

The Robertson Brothers on YouTube have shown just how far the fanaticism of Hayne is going at the moment with his hilaious mock super fan song.

The 'Jarryd Hayne Song' comes complete with auto-tune and of course, Tupac's "California Love" as a backing track.

No doubt that it won't be long before Hayne has his first real-life American stalker super-fan.

 

Also, don't forget, you could win a trip on Triple M's 'Hayne Plane' to San Fransisco to see the 49ers take on the Vikings in Hayne's first game on September 15th - see the competition details here.

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Posted: 25 August, 2015

Teammates 'Fine' Hayne For Rookie Error

Nothing like some good old teammate hazing.

From pundits to diehard 49ers fans through to all the NFL bandwagoners - all were impressed by the second sighting of Jarryd Hayne in an NFL pre-season match.

He's trained very hard over the last couple of months and obviously come a long way to get where he is and by the looks of it his teammates are very impressed.

But as he revealed recently, there's still a way to go and even the superhuman 'Hayne Plane' can succumb to 'rookie errors'.

In a post-match press conference Hayne revealed that his San Fran teammates gave him a bit of a hazing for a 'rookie error' on the field, even saying that he was going to get a fine.

It all came about after Hayne's impressive 34-yard punt return run, you know, the one that signalled his arrival on the big stage.

Hayne ended up getting taken down with a jumper tackle by the punt kicker himself and his teammates were not impressed.

"As soon as I came off, the boys were into me and said I had to pay a fine," Hayne laughed in a press conference.

"I actually saw a replay and he grabbed my jersey, so I’ll tighten the jersey up a little bit and it will all be sweet." Watch the video below.

Maybe he just thought loose-fitting jerseys was the American style?

Next time he'll just have to score a touchdown!

Hayne 'Fined' After Jersey Grab. Watch the video below.

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Posted: 24 August, 2015

Twitter Goes Nuts Over Hayne's Second Game

Here's the best reactions to Hayne's impressive second NFL game.

The world got a glimpse of Jarryd Hayne last week when he featured with a few good plays in the San Francisco 49ers first pre-season game against the Houston Texans.

But that was just a glimpse and no-one knew if it was just a fluke or rookie's luck.... until now.

The 'Hayne Plane' was arguably one of the stars of the 49ers impressive 23-6 win over the Dallas Cowboys making 54 yards as as running back (over 8 carries) and a stellar 28 yard punt return average for special teams (from 3 punt returns).

Check out the best highlights from Hayne's game against the Cowboys here.

If you thought it was a big story in America before, check out the reaction now, as Hayne proves himself to the fans and the pundits with this impressive display.

Twitter Reactions To Hayne's Second NFL Game

And then the obvious reaction after about an hour...

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Posted: 24 August, 2015

Jarryd Hayne's 49ers vs Dallas Cowboys

Jarryd Hayne was hailed the story of the NFL pre-season as he excited fans with his elusive running for a second straight game.

Jarryd Hayne was hailed the story of the NFL pre-season as he excited fans with his elusive running for a second straight game. Watch the videos below.

The former rugby league star boosted his NFL career prospects with some scintillating punt returns and decent runs as his San Francisco 49ers downed the Dallas Cowboys 23-6 at home on Sunday.

Afterwards 49ers coach Jim Tomasula again tried to deflect pressure from the Australian rookie, who is trying to win a spot on the club's final 53-man roster.

Asked if Hayne had already shown enough to demand inclusion, Tomasula said: "Obviously the guy is doing really well and making a great case for himself.

"That's the story. He's never played the game and is in the conversation to make the 53-man roster. That speaks to who he is."

Hayne, who was the focus of pre-game television hype, wasted no time in putting his stamp on the game, catching a punt over his shoulder while running backwards and then turning up field for a classy 27-yard return after the opening Cowboys drive.

He backed it up with a 34-yard run on the next Dallas punt and was only stopped from running the length by Cowboys punter Chris Jones.

When the 27-year-old rookie took his third return for another 23-yard gain, a television commentator declared: "It's going to be hard not to put that guy on this football team".

All three of Hayne's punt returns measured longer than the 49ers' team high (23 yards) last season.

Hayne was then given a crack at running back to open the second half and after a few short gains burst free with a 34-yard run on his fourth carry down the left sideline.

His eight carries in total netted a game-high 54 yards for runners.

He even played on special teams defence, limiting a Cowboys return by getting the first touch on a Dallas returner.

His efforts prompted a tv commentator to declare: "This is the story of the pre-season in pro football it really is. This guy has never played football before."

Hayne was asked in an on-field interview if there was anything he didn't do.

"I don't play quarterback," he joked.

"I am still getting used to lowering my pads and running off the right blocks. I am just trying my best every week and studying and really enjoying the process.

"I'm still a long way off from where I want to be. I want to go into games confident that everything I do, I'm comfortable with.

"People might be surprised in how I'm going but I've got confidence in my ability."

Hayne's efforts continued to impress the 49ers' star quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

"He's constantly improving and building a strong resume in a short time," said Kaepernick.

"He's very calm and confident in what he's doing, and it shows."

Hayne's efforts against the Cowboys followed his 63 yards on five carries at running back and 120 all-purpose yards in week one's 23-10 loss to the Houston Texans.

The 49ers travel to Denver to play the Broncos in their third pre-season game on Saturday.

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Posted: 21 August, 2015

Rousey To Melbourne?

Triple M's Seb Costello went to Tom Wright, director of operations for the UFC for an answer

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Yesterday Triple M's Hot Breakfast broke the story that the UFC had officially confirmed Melbourne's Etihad Stadium as the venue for its blockbuster event.

UFC 193 may well set an all-time attendance record for Etihad Stadium with projections of up to 70,000 people.

There have been a lot of rumors about the event, especially about the sport's biggest name Ronda Rousey and whether she would attend the event.

Triple M's Seb Costello went to Tom Wright, director of operations for the UFC for an answer.

"I don't think that she's going to be on the card, but there's a chance she might even come down as a guest fighter," Wright told Triple M.

"That's what I'm going to be pushing for.

"She's probably not going to fight until early in 2016.

"That doesn't mean that she wouldn't come down and be part of what we think what we think will be a historic moment for the UFC."

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Posted: 21 August, 2015

Hayne Confident Of Making Cut At 49ers

Jarryd Hayne says he can crack the NFL team's final 53-man roster.

Jarryd Hayne of San Francisco 49ers speaks to the media Photo: San Francisco 49ers screen grab

Jarryd Hayne says he still has a lot to learn at the San Francisco 49ers but is confident he can crack the NFL team's final 53-man roster. Listen to Jarryd Hayne's full press conference below.

Hayne dazzled in his NFL pre-season debut against Houston Texans on Sunday (AEST), playing both as a running back and kick returner and breaking through the Texans' defence to make an eye-catching 53-yard run.

With their next pre-season game at home against the Dallas Cowboys this weekend, the former Parramatta Eels and NSW fullback told reporters on Thursday he's still in a process of adjustment from rugby league, but was confident he could make it in the NFL.

"Obviously, I'm far away from being a crisp running back," he said.

"Returning punts and kick-offs is the thing that I'm most natural at.

"But for me I've got to work on my whole game. There's not one or two things I need to work on, it's everything.

"From the way I run routes to the way I handle the ball, picking up blitzes, for me there's a whole bunch of things I not only need to get used to, but get better at as well."

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Hayne was thankful for the support of star 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the rest of the roster upon his arrival in San Francisco.

"For `Kap' to welcome me with open arms was huge," he said.

"It's something that I'm very grateful for, and all the boys that were there were great.

"They all helped me out as much as they could and they're all rooting for me as well.

"That's been great, to be able to muck around with the lads and not get that homesickness."

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Hayne has garnered intense media interest in both Australia and his new home in the US, but most importantly the former NRL star continues to impress one of his coaches that will help make a call on whether he makes the final cut to be announced on September 5.

San Francisco's special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey Jr. said Hayne had all the raw tools to make a great NFL punt returner, with the lateral quickness and fearlessness needed to thrive in the position.

But the 27-year-old had not yet guaranteed his spot on the roster, according to McGaughey.

"He has a lot of natural ability, but we have to be realistic, too," he said.

"He's got a long way to go, he's doing some good things and hopefully he'll continue down that path.

"The key is to get vertical, and that's what I'm trying to impress upon him now."

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Jarryd Hayne of San Francisco 49ers rus over players in his debut Photo: San Francisco 49ers screen grab

Hayne said that despite the constant changes of preseason he was feeling comfortable in his adaptation to the new rules and bright lights of American gridiron.

"I was always confident, for me I didn't need to play to have that confidence, I knew I was always going to have to work on something," he said.

"I was fortunate enough to have a couple of good plays.

"For me, it's about Dallas this week and just being consistent in what I do."

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Posted: 20 August, 2015

Teammates On Board The Hayne Plane

Jarryd Hayne's teammates lent his voice to the chorus of admiration for the former NRL star

49ers teammates amazed by Jarry Hayne's debut in the NFL Photo: Getty Images

'Hayne Plane' fever is starting to spread throughout the San Francisco 49ers after another one of Jarryd Hayne's teammates lent his voice to the chorus of admiration for the former NRL star. Watch the video below.

As you can see in the video below, 49ers defensive tackler Tony Jerod-Eddie was mic-ed up for the match and sitting sideline let's out a yell as Hayne takes the ball from back-up quarterback Blaine Gabbert.

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Jarryd Hayne running over people Photo: San Francisco 49ers

Ex-NRL and Parramatta star Jarryd Hayne's dream to play in the NFL has been well documented and his dream may be about to become a reality.

The 'Hayne Plane' made his playing debut for his new side earlier this morning and it appears he will fit right in after a superb couple of returns from the speedster.

After an 11 yard kick return the former Eel then rushed for 53 yards, picking a gap and using his nimble footwork to sprint away from the Texan defene. This run was the highlight of his 120 yard game.

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Posted: 20 August, 2015

Aussie UFC Blockbuster

Etihad Stadium is set to host one of the biggest UFC events ever

Mark Hunt connects with a punch during the UFC Brisbane bout between Mark Hunt and Antonio 'Big Foot' Silva of Brazil, Dec 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

Melbourne's Etihad Stadium is set to host one of the biggest UFC events ever.

Etihad CEO Paul Seargent says up to 70,000 people could attend with a special stadium fit out planned for the event.

  • The event will be on November 15, kicking off around 9 am, times to be finalised.
  • Tickets on sale for UFC Fight Club members on September 14
  • Tickets available for the general public on September 21 through Ticketmaster.

Already announced for UFC 193: Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit for the UFC welterweight title, Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva 2, Jake Matthews vs. Akbarh Arreola and Daniel Kelly vs. Ricardo Abreu.

"We're going to have a rematch of the Antonio Silva and Mark Hunt fight, which is one of the all-time classics of a couple years ago," Sergeant said.

"We've got a great rising star, rising Melbourne star, Jake Matthews on the bill as well."

The fights will be broadcast back to America, which is why they're being staged mid-morning and early afternoon.

"It goes global something like UFC, it's got a massive following," Sergeant said.

"It's got a huge Australian following as well.

"It's a massive coup and a great reward for those fight fans that we've got such a major event coming to Etihad Stadium in Melbourne."

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Posted: 17 August, 2015

Jason Day Wins The US PGA Championship

Jason Day has become the fifth Australian to win the US PGA Championship.

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Jason Day has won his 1st major when taking the US PGA Championship title at Whistling Straits with a three shot lead over American Jordan Spieth.

The 27 year old is the first Australian to win the Wanamaker Trophy since Steve Elkington in 1995. He also is the first person to win a major at 20 under.

The Queenslander moves to world No.3 after holding off his final group partner Jordan Spieth (68) who secured his place as the new world No.1 with his second place finish at 17-under, which followed wins in the Masters and US Open earlier this year.

South African Branden Grace (69) was third at 15-under with England's Justin Rose (70) fourth at 14-under.

Day is the fifth Australian to win the US PGA Championship, joining Jim Ferrier, David Graham, Wayne Grady and Steve Elkington, who last won it in 1995.

Day now has three wins this year, having already won the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines and the Canadian Open on the US PGA Tour.

Starting with a two-shot lead, Day maintained control of the tournament and responded strongly whenever a nervous moment arose.

No player has ever bested 19-under in a major championship but Day went to 20-under with a birdie on his 14th hole.

He birdied the second hole with a lovely up and down from a bunker and then started a huge push towards becoming the first Australian to win the PGA Championship since 1995 with three birdies in a row on five, six and seven, the last a monster from 50-feet.

But, just as he looked the winner, a loose drive on the eighth ended in a bogey and a chunked approach into nine was lucky not to bring another.

But a birdie on the 11th kept his cushion and he remained relatively steady from there, hitting the magic number with a 10-foot putt for birdie on the 14th hole.

A missed fairway and green on 15 resulted in a bogey leaving him with a nervy finish but another birdie on the 16th sealed the deal.

Australian last won a major through Adam Scott at the 2013 Masters.

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Posted: 17 August, 2015

Diamonds World Cup Win

Australia have won their third consecutive Netball World Cup, defeating arch-rivals New Zealand 58-55

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Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander declared Australia's Netball World Cup triumph a greater achievement than last year's Commonwealth Games gold medal, because her players pulled it off under intense pressure at home.

The defending world champions defeated arch-rivals New Zealand 58-55 in a fiery and physical decider in Sydney on Sunday.

It cemented the Diamonds' 11th trophy from 14 world titles since 1963, and their third in a row.

The triumph also wrote the latest chapter in the sport's longest and fiercest rivalry, in front of a world-record 16,752 crowd at Allphones Arena.

Amid the excitement, laughter and tears, Alexander finally admitted the expectation and inevitable hype surrounding the event had taken its toll on both herself and the players.

While the support from fans was magical, she said it rendered this particular achievement so much more gruelling than Glasgow, where Australia broke their 12-year gold-medal drought.

"At a World Cup that was enormously difficult, at home actually is harder," she said.

"I have never wanted to say that before this time, but if I'm completely honest with you, it was much more difficult than Comm Games.

"The spotlight is on us, the expectations were on us. And that was a great challenge to overcome.

"I just applaud the players and the way the staff and our team behind the team handled all of that pressure, particularly after the loss last week to New Zealand."

Alexander also lauded her fearless squad for holding the sport's two most coveted titles in the World Cup and the Commonwealth Games for the first time since 1998-99.

"The back-to-back nature - there's nothing harder in sport than being able to repeat success."

This particular instalment came in unusual circumstances for the Australians, after their upset loss to the unfancied world No.2 Silver Ferns in pool play a week ago fuelled suggestions the home country's sustained dominance may have come to an end.

But fired up from defeat, the hosts were both tenacious and defensively relentless throughout Sunday's rematch.

Sharpshooter Caitlin Bassett led the way with 47 goals from 50 attempts, combining nearly flawlessly with West Coast Fever teammate and goal attack Natalie Medhurst despite hustling Kiwi captain Casey Kopua at keeper.

Usually prolific New Zealand goal attack Maria Tutaia couldn't quite get her eye in from her favourite spot at the edge of the circle.

She did put away a few signature deadly long bombs (38 goals from 53 attempts), but her efforts were offset by a brutal display from Diamonds captain and goal keeper Laura Geitz.

Geitz was ferocious against a nervy-looking Bailey Mes, constantly in the hunt and nailing a game-high nine deflections against the flow of play, even taking out centre Laura Langman in the process.

The Kiwis found their rhythm and surged to shorten the deficit to four goals during an epic third quarter, but simply couldn't flick the Aussies' switch.

Geitz said the occasion had been a long time coming.

"It hasn't just been the last 10 days of netball, it's been the work that's been put in by every single player in this team, every single coach and the people behind the scenes for a very long time.

"That moment when the final whistle blows, you're overcome with emotion of the sacrifices, the things you've put yourself through.

"Each and every one has had different challenges at different times, and now we can all just enjoy the biggest reward together."

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