Posted: 30 August, 2016

Nick Kyrgios Has Another Dig At Kitty Chiller

Cheeky.

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Nick Kyrgios has fired back at Olympic chef de mission Kitty Chiller over Twitter.

Kyrgios started a Q&A over social media earlier today, prompting fans to ask him whatever they wanted.

One asked him who inspired him most over the Rio Olympics.

And he responded with a cheeky little dig at Chiller.

Kyrgios and Chiller have previously had plenty to do with each other, with the Aussie tennis star blaming her for his withdrawal from the Olympics earlier in the month.

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Posted: 29 August, 2016

Mr Fuji Passes Away

Legendary wrestling manager dead at 82

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The global wrestling community is in mourning following the passing of the legendary Mr Fuji on Sunday (US time) at the age of 82.

Mr Fuji, whose real name was Harry Fujiwara, was a staple character of the WWF’s golden era in the late 1980s to early 1990s as one of the organisation’s most iconic managers.

After ending his own 20-year professional wrestling career, Fujiwara earned notoriety among millions of wrestling fans in his role as manager of George “The Animal” Steele, Kamala, Killer Khan, Demolition, The Powers of Pain, Yokozuna and, most notably, “Magnificent” Don Muraco.

His antics such as using his cane to disrupt his wrestlers’ opponents from outside the ring and throwing salt into opponents’ eyes will now doubtlessly be looked back on with fondness by fans.

Mr Fuji was inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame in 2007.

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Posted: 28 August, 2016

NFL Star Colin Kaepernick Causes A Storm By Protesting American National Anthem

"This is bigger than football."

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has protested America's national anthem in a pre-season match. 

Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem in the pre-season match against the Green Bay Packers, instead sitting on the team's bench, in protest of wrongdoings against minorities and African Americans in the country.

"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick told NFL Media post-game.

"To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder."

He has the backing of his team, as they said in a statement released after the game.

"The national anthem is and always will be a special part of the pre-game ceremony. It is an opportunity to honor our country and reflect on the great liberties we are afforded as its citizens," it said.

"In respecting such American principles as freedom of religion and freedom of expression, we recognize the right of an individual to choose and participate, or not, in our celebration of the national anthem."

The NFL said in a statement Kaepernick was not against the book.

"Players are encouraged but not required to stand during the playing of the national anthem," it read.

The protest has caused plenty of backlash, with one video of a fan burning Kaepernick's kit to the American ntaional anthem going viral on Twitter.

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Posted: 27 August, 2016

Big Plays From College Football - Sydney Cup

College Football has landed in Sydney, with the University of California Golden Bears taking on the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors at ANZ Stadium.

It's the first American Football action on Australian soil since 1999. See some of the big moments below.

With 61,247 fans watching on in the crowd, the Golden Bears defeated the Rainbow Warriors 51- 31.

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Posted: 24 August, 2016

Kelly Slater DOMINATES In Tahiti

The man is a legend.

Eleven-time World Surf League champion Kelly Slater surfed FOUR perfect 10s at the Billabong Pro Tahiti.

Watch highlights from Kelly's PERFECT HEAT below.

He then went onto completely dominate the final against Hawaiian John John Florence.

It was Kelly's 55th CT event Victory.

The 44-year-old opened up the heat with a 9.77 before posting a heat high 9.90 to combo John John. 

 

WATCH: HIghlights from Kelly's perfect heat.

 

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Posted: 22 August, 2016

Brock Lesnar Forgot The WWE Is Fake A Beat The Crap Out Of Randy Orton’s Head

Intense

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Randy Orton needed 10 staples to the head to close a wound suffered in the WWE Summerslam. 

Orton lost the match to Brock Lesner via TKO, after he received a number of elbows to the head.

READ THE WWE STATEMENT BELOW.

WWE STATEMENT: WWE.com has learned that Randy Orton has received 10 staples to close a laceration on his forehead following the brutal assault by Brock Lesnar that resulted in a TKO at SummerSlam.

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Posted: 21 August, 2016

Robert Allenby Involved In Bizarre Twitter Spat With Aussie Golfer

People are genuinely wondering if he's been hacked

Robert Allenby is no stranger to controversy, having played up publicly a couple of times recently.

But his latest incident so weird it’s leaving people wondering if his Twitter has been hacked.

Allenby has appeared to have been involved in a bizarre spat with fellow Aussie golfer Aron Price that’s culminated in threats.

The argument broke out when Price tweeted drawing a link between Allenby and Ryan Lochte.

 

This led to Allenby to reply a day and a half later taunting Price:

  

Which turned in to a slanging match that culminated in apparently a threat of a fight:

  

Allenby also apparently found time to sledge some other people who had waded in:

 

Bizarre behaviour, even for a bloke like Allenby.

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Posted: 21 August, 2016

Conor McGregor Defeats Nate Diaz At UFC 202

"The king is back!"

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Conor McGregor has defeated Nate Diaz via a majority decision at UFC 202.

The grueling fight was awarded to the Irishman 48-47, 47-47, 48-47.

"Surprise, surprise, mother****er, the king is back!" proclaimed McGregor after the win.

It is sweet revenge for McGregor, after Diaz handed him his only UFC defeat at UFC 196.

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Posted: 20 August, 2016

The UFC Is Coming Back To Australia

Date and location confirmed.

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The UFC will return to Australia in November.

UFC Australia boss Tom Wright has confirmed the UFC would host a Fight Night card at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.

It's the second time Melbourne will host a UFC event after 56,000 people filled Etihad Stadium for UFC 193.

"We are really excited to come back to Australia, and come back to Melbourne a year after breaking some records at UFC 193. It’s going to be our 10th event in Australia," Wright said in a Herald Sun report.

"We know we have great fans across the city and across the state, and to be able to take it to such an iconic venue as Rod Laver is pretty special."

The event will take place on November 27.

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Posted: 18 August, 2016

Nick Kyrgios Goes On Racquet Smashing Rampage

Boy OH BOY!

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Nick Kyrgios smashed three racquets in one outburst before being knocked out of the Cincinnati Masters in the second round.

The Australian star lost his temper after losing a first-set tiebreak and took it out on his tools, picking up the racquets from his courtside seat and whacking them on the hardcourt surface one after the other.

Making matters worse, he later blew a 5-2 lead and a match point in the third-set tiebreaker to lose 7-6 (7-2) 4-6 7-6 (8-6) to Croatian teenager Borna Coric, making an early exit less than two weeks out from the US Open.

It wasn't all bad news for Australia on Wednesday, as countryman Bernard Tomic claimed his highest-ranked scalp in seven months when he beat Belgian world No.11 David Goffin to reach the third round.

But it was the Kyrgios blow-up that grabbed all the attention.

The 21-year-old sent down 24 aces in the loss as he looked to continue a five-match winning streak that included his second career title in Atlanta.

He regained his composure from his post-set assault on his racquets to break the 19-year-old Coric late in the second set, before falling apart late in the deciding tiebreaker.

Tomic dropped his first set against Goffin, before rebounding to win 3-6 7-5 6-4 in 110 minutes.

It marks the first time the Australian has beaten a player inside the top 12 since he downed Kei Nishikori at the Brisbane International in January.

He will now have to repeat the feat.

Nishikori will be his next opponent after Japan's world No.7 beat Russian Mikhail Youzhny 6-3 6-2 to advance.

Tomic will aim to keep his serve on song for the contest. Against Goffin he managed to send down 16 aces and landed 65 per cent of first serves to set up the win.

It was a much-needed victory ahead of the US Open after he lost in his first match at the Los Cabos Open in Mexico last week.

Fellow-Australian John Millman didn't fare so well on Wednesday (Thursday AEST), beaten by eighth seed Dominic Thiem 7-5 6-1.

Meanwhile Coric will now face Rafael Nadal after the third-seeded Spaniard sprang back to form, beating Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas 6-1 7-6 (7-4).

Second seed Stan Wawrinka was forced to battle hard on return from a back injury to beat US teen Jared Donaldson 2-6 6-3 6-4 in a rain-interrupted match.

Seventh-seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga also beat American Reilly Opelka 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-3).

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Posted: 18 August, 2016

S**t Gets Real At The UFC 202 Press Conference

Bottles were thrown and much more.

At the UFC 202 press conference on Wednesday, Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz got into a wild altercation where bottles were thrown and much more. Watch the video below.

WARNING: Video contains foul language

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Posted: 13 August, 2016

Conor McGregor Rips Into John Cena And The WWE

WHACK.

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Conor McGregor has taken another swing at the WWE, targeting the most popular man in the company, John Cena.

McGregor has been in a war of words with the wrestling company of late and, during a UFC 202 promotion, opened up the issue again.

"What's the main guy? John Cena?" he said.

"He's 40. He's 40 years of age. He's walking around in a luminous orange t-shirt and a headband talking about nobody can see him. We can see him right there. He's a big fat, 40-year-old failed Mr. Olympia mother f**ker."

The UFC featherweight champ suggested he had respect for the "dons of the game" like Vince McMahon, The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Ric Flair, but the contemporary wrestlers bothered him.

"I'm just speaking the truth," he said. "That new age of those guys are absolute dweebs.

"They just seem messed up in the head. I don't know what it is. When I listen to them talk, when I listen to them carry themselves, they just don''t seem right in the head. That might have been a bit rudeness for me to say, but again: It ain't trash talk, it's truth talk."

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