Posted: 20 August, 2014

Kids Speech To Remember

Given the horror stories about youth sports coaches, this'll stay with you

After his Rhode Island team, Cumberland American, was eliminated from the Little League World Series Monday night, coach Dave Belisle delivered a welcome dose of perspective and encouragement to his teary-eyed troops in an impassioned postgame speech.

The guy is so eloquent we don't want to spoil any of it. Given the horror stories about youth sports coaches, Belisle's love for his players and the game will stay with you. Watch the video below.

Kids Speech To Remember

Rhode Island Little League coach Dave Belisle delivers a meaningful speech to his players after their loss to Illinois Video: ESPN

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Posted: 15 August, 2014

French Athlete Stripped Of Gold Medal After Stripping

Lesson: Do Not Strip Off BEFORE You Win...

French Athlete Mahiedine Mekhissi was stripped of his gold medal and disqualified from the European Athletics Championships after he showboated before crossing the line.

The 29-year-old was easily winning the 3000m steeplechase coming into the home straight when he decided to remove his top and wave to the crowd.

Officials originally gave Mekhissi a yellow card however the Spanish team successfully appealed him to be disqualified.

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Tags: Athletics, France

Posted: 11 August, 2014

Rory McIlroy Celebrates PGA Championship Win by Sculling Champagne

Rory McIlroy celebrates victory like any other 25-year-old Northern Irishman would...

Image: Vine

World No.1 Rory McIlroy has claimed his fourth major and the second in succession in a exciting PGA Championship.

A final-hole par left the Northern Irishman at 16-under for the tournament, beating five-time major winner Phil Mickelson by one shot.

The aftermath of the historic win was almost as eventful as the thrilling finish.

Not only did Rory take a great catch when a  bloke dropped the trophy lid (video below), he also sculled his victory champagne.

Life couldn’t get much better for the 25-year-old. Top stuff.

Rory's Champagne Scull:

What a catch!

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Tags: Golf, Rory McIlroy

Posted: 7 August, 2014

MJ vs. Kobe Montage Video Will Astound

Mash-Up video shows how similar Bryant & Jordan are.

 

A YouTube user has released the final entry in his Kobe Bryant vs Michael Jordan series.

The similarities will blow your mind! Enjoy.

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Tags: Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, NBA

Posted: 4 August, 2014

Allianz $10 Million Tech Upgrade

The home of the NSW Waratahs, Sydney Roosters and Sydney FC is set to undergo a digital facelift

Allianz Stadium getting ready for the NRL opener with Roosters Vs Rabbitohs.    Allianz Stadium Photo: Getty Images

The Daily Telegraph reports Allianz Stadium is set to receive a $10 million tech injection as part of a plan to improve matchday for fans.

One of the best new features as part of the development is fans will be able to order food on their smartphones.

The Stadium will also introduce a high-density Wi-Fi network along with 1200 internet protocol TVs to be put in around the ground.

On the social side of things, fans will be able to tap into the likes of Facebook and Twitter to check-in and update the performance of their team.

The original proposal worth around $13 million was knocked back but the recent success of the home teams has changed the government's mind.

The ground management and government are in talks about a possible $200 million overhaul in the future.

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Tags: Allianz Stadium, Sydney Roosters, NSW Waratahs, Technology

Posted: 3 August, 2014

Waratahs Coach Michael Cheika Talks About THAT Poem

The NSW coach spoke about all things including the dramatic finish

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Waratahs head coach Michael Cheika has spoken up about THAT poem which inspired his side to the Super Rugby title last night.

The poem written by man-of-the-match centre Adam Ashley-Cooper was admired by his coach which he said summed up the players' bond and their season.

"Adam has the grey hairs down the side of his head so I suppose he was the only one responsible for writing a poem but it was very good and there was a bit of a joke and some serious stuff in there and that's a bit of the balance we've had all year," Cheika said on Sunday Triple M NRL with Matty Johns.

Asked if Cheika could produce such a feat: " I was hard up getting a sentence together let alone a poem," the Waratahs coach joked.

"In any team, as you would know, there are a lot of characters: the lover, the fighter, the poet, the quiet guy.

Listen to Michael Cheika on Sunday Triple M NRL with Matty Johns

 

Michael Cheika praised his side who snatched  the championship from the Canterbury Crusaders in the final minutes.

The Waratahs ran out to a 14-0 lead but as the NZ-based franchise warmed to the task the ascendency regularly changed hands before fly-half Bernard Foley slotted a penalty in the final minute to win the game 33-32.

Cheika recalled the final moments when the opposition took the lead with five minutes to play.

"I was looking for my blood pressure tablets or a bottle of whisky one or the other," Cheika laughed.

"It's sort of a little bit surreal really, you make out all the plans but you don't know if it's actually going happen and the way it played out with that big crowd was really good for us and made it a really enjoyable evening."

The coach was proud of his side for not buckling under pressure despite going behind and not having beaten the Crusaders since 2003.

"We've been in that scenario before about getting behind, what we had to do to get that ball back in the situation where we needed points near the end so they managed well and full credit to them.

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Posted: 31 July, 2014

The Quickest Way To Lose A Million Bucks….

Poker player eliminated in the unluckiest of circumstances...

Connor Drinan (Youtube/ESPN)

Some poker afficianados are calling it the unluckiest Poker hand of all time.

Starting with the most important fact: the players paid $1-million to play in the tournament!

Fast forward to a hand where players Connor Drinan and Cary Katz both pick up pocket aces, giving each only a 2% chance of winning.

The only way to win is if four of one suit came up - a flush.

And you guessed it, four hearts were turned over and Drinan was out of the competition…

You won’t see someone lose a million bucks quicker than that!

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Tags: Poker, Unlucky, Fail

Posted: 31 July, 2014

Aussie Commonwealth Games Weightlifter Charged

Bronze-medallist arrested and charged with assault in Glasgow.

Francois Etoundi (Getty Images)

Australian Weightlifter Francois Etoundi has been arrested and charged with assault after an altercation in the Commonwealth Games Village.

A Police statement said: “A 29-year-old man has been arrested and is presently detained in custody in connection with an alleged assault following an altercation within the athletes’ village in Glasgow on Wednesday the 30th of July.”

It's been reported that Etoudi, who won a bronze medal in the 77kg class weightlifting, was involved in an altercation with a Welsh athlete.

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Tags: Commonwealth Games

Posted: 24 July, 2014

No Map Of Tassie On Aussie Team Bathers

There is something missing from Australia's official Commonwealth Games swimsuits.. and Tasmanian's aren't happy!


(Original Image: Getty Images)

Tasmania has been snubbed by Commonwealth Games uniform designers with Australia's most southern state being left off the Swimming team’s official bathers.

The omission hasn’t gone unnoticed with residents of the Apple isle.

Controversial new Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie (who has been in the headlines a fair bit this week) says it’s disappointing that Tassie has been ignored again.

"I hope that it was an oversight and not deliberate. Tasmania also disappeared from Olympic medals and posters for Baz Luhrmann’s movie Australia, so it's very disappointing that the same oversight has happened a number of times," she told News Corp.

AFL Footballer Maverick Weller also hails from Tasmania and tweeted his frustration with the uniform design.

Where's Tassie?

 

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Tags: Tasmania, Commonwealth Games

Posted: 23 July, 2014

Crazy Sports Weapons

Flares and phones aren't always part of sport but when they are they hurt

In light of the bloke who used a witch's hat to strike a referee, we found other items that weren't directly linked with their sports but were used as weapons.

Witch's Hat

This week a country rugby league player struck an official with a witch's hat which saw him get banned for 15 years. Talk about a weapon of mass direction.

Brett Finch - Bottle Throwing Exchange

Don't let the innocent and charming Brett Finch fool you, there is definitely a mean streak. In 2004, the halfback was charged for throwing a bottle into the crowd after he was heckled by a group of Bulldogs fans.

Beer Bottles

Who could forget the Wally Lewis injustice. Fans were outraged when the Maroons captain was sin-binned for back chat in Game II of Origin 1988. I guess we can cut them some slack, they were defending their king.

Cricket Stump

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A bloke used a cricket stump to harm his opponent in a cricket match at the end of 2012. It's not like there is anything else in the sport that resembles a baseball bat.

Cricket Bat

The fast-paced T20s have seen tensions rise in recent years. This year's IPL saw a fierce exchange between bat-and-ball. Kieron Pollard pulled out of his stance but that didn't stop Aussie Mitchell Starc firing a rocket at him. Pollard threw the bat but it's no secret where he wanted to shove it.

 

And who could forget Warnie

Rocket

Yes a rocket. A fan shot a 'rocket' flare at a player in a Ukrainian football league match in 2011. Some strange things happen in the round-ball code. Take a look.

Lasers

It doesn't have to be physical to hurt. During a World Cup pool match, Russian goalkeeper, Igor Akinfeev, had his vision impeded when a fan probed a laser into the goalie's eyes. Algeria scored immediately off the corner to see Russia exit.

Mobile Phone

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You would think this one would be a lot more common given everyone pretty much has one now. But this stunt happened at a Major League Baseball game in 2003. With no Facebook and Twitter , the Oakland Raiders fan literally threw away the opportunity to tell any of his mates live.

Helmet

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A baseball fan threw a helmet at an outfielder during an LA Dodgers game in 1981. The player jumped into the stands to start a brawl before he was ejected and eight fans received sanctions.

 

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Reserve Grader Uses Witch's Hat As A Weapon

A country RL player has been given 15 years for striking with witch's hat.

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Tags: NRL, MLB, Soccer

Posted: 21 July, 2014

Rory McIlroy's Dad Cashes In

A 10-Year-Old bet has earned Rory McIlroy's Dad a fortune.

Rory McIlroy after winning the 2014 British Open (Getty Images)

RORY McIlroy’s British Open victory on the weekend made his old man a small fortune after a decade old bet came to fruition.

McIlroy’s dad Gerry placed a £200 wager back in 2004 at odds of 500/1 that his son would become Open champion before he turned 26.

The bet payed out a very handy £180k or around $330,000 Australian dollars.

A couple of Gerry McIlroy’s mates also placed some similar bets on Rory collecting a combined sum of around $A130,000.

There will be some party at the McIlroy’s house tonight with the 25 year-old Northern Irishman pocketing around $A1.8-million for winning the illustrious tournament.

Even if your son is a great golfer remember to gamble responsibly!

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Tags: British Open, Golf, Rory McIlroy

Posted: 16 July, 2014

Aussie NBA Stars Join Grill Team

A couple of Aussie boys have picked up the NBA championship trophy

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Patty Mills and Aron Baynes visit Triple M with the NBA championship trophy Photo: Triple M

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is one of the greatest sporting championships in the world, especially when you think of the people that played there like Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.

And a couple of Aussie boys are not only playing there but actually picked up the title this year with the San Antonio Spurs… we're talking about Patty Mills and Aron Baynes and they joined the Grill Team on Thursday.

Patty Mills and Aron Baynes on Grill Team

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Patty Mills & Aron Baynes crash Aussie reporter Julian de Stoop's cross for FOX Sports with the NBA trophy!

Video: Fox Sports

Fox Sports reporter Julian de Stoop has had to deal with some unruly fans in his time.

But we're willing to bet that none have been as well known and successful as NBA Stars Patty Mills and Aron Baynes who 'videobombed' his live cross... complete with the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy!

De Stoop tells the pair to 'Get off boys' before pushing Patty Mills away.

"There are always some idiots out there," De Stoop tells his audience.

De Stoop was quickly made aware of who he 'palmed off' as soon as he had finished his report.

"I had no idea it was them I just thought it was a couple of Collingwood 'nuffies' doing their thing, " De Stoop said on Fox Sports.

It's not the first time de Stoop has had to deal with raucous behaviour... like the time he was blasted with an air-horn!

Video: Youtube/Chuzz Wazzas

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Tags: Patty Mills, Aron Baynes, NBA, Basketball