Posted: 19 December, 2014

8 Dodgiest Tennis Star Haircuts of the 80s

Some of the worst haircuts in tennis history...

Some people say that the 80s were a golden age for Tennis.

They might be right, but it certainly wasn't a golden age for haircuts.

Here are some of the best/worst!

Pat Cash

Even he couldn’t wait to make out with the owner of that mullet.

 

John McEnroe

How do you keep your merkin on during match play?  Bright red headband.



Andre Agassi

Business at the front, party at the back, pure dodge top to bottom




Bjorn Borg

"Yeah that’s right, my backhand is as devastating as my ponytail"

 

Steffi Graff

Straight off the tennis caught, or straight off the catwalk?  We’ll never know.


 

Martina Navratilova

They glasses say ‘librarian’, but the haircut says ‘call me’.

Chrissy Everitt

"Where’s your trophy, bitch?"

Vitas Gerulaitis

Tennis player by day, Michael Bolton by night

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Tags: Tennis, Australian Open

Posted: 15 December, 2014

Rugby Sevens Player Kicks Pitch Invader

USA rugby sevens player Perry Baker is in hot water after kicking a pitch invader.


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Rugby Sevens pitch invader video: Foxsports.com.au/rugbydump.com

A USA Rugby Sevens player is in a bit of trouble after kicking a pitch invader. 

The player, Perry Baker, lashed out at the invader as he interrupted their match against South Africa, visibly kicking him while he was on the ground.

The kick was a reaction after the invader tackled Baker in an incident off camera.

After the kick you can see the referee interfering to difuse the incident.

The American speedster has apologised for the kick.

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Tags: Perry Baker, Rugby Sevens

Posted: 10 December, 2014

NHL Star's Mandela Gaffe

Jonathan Bernier shows he doesn't know who Nelson Mandela is, at a gala celebrating Nelson Mandela!

NHL star Jonathan Bernier, goalie for the Toronto Maple Leafs, shows he has no idea who Nelson Mandela is, while attanding a gala to celebrate Nelson Mandela's life and legacy! 

Question: Obviously Nelson Mandela, one of the most significant historical figures of the twentieth century. What knowledge or awareness did you have of him growing up, or when did you learn of him?

Bernier: Well obviously growing up, he’s one of the most known athletes in the world. A lot of impact in any kind of sport that he did, and even playing hockey, everyone knows him, right? From being the type of person that he was off the ice and on the ice. It’s unfortunate that he passed a year ago, but, he changed a lot while he was with us, and he’s a tremendous guy.

The Toronto Star later reported that the 26-year-old apologised for his mistake. 

“I’m embarrassed,” said Bernier.

“I didn’t mean to offend him, his legacy. I got flustered with the red carpet and I was nervous. I think everyone makes mistakes and that was me that night.”

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Tags: Nelson Mandela, Jonathan Bernier

Posted: 8 December, 2014

Willie Mason Wins Contentious Boxing Match

"I don't think I won that fight," said Mason at the end of the match

Willie Mason vs Ben Tameifuna - Highlights Fight for life Video: YouTube/NZRugbyVideoz

Over the weekend Willie Mason went toe to toe in his second ever boxing match, winning by a contentious split-point decision against Cheifs rugby prop Ben Tameifuna.

The 'Fight For Life' charity boxing match saw the new Manly prop 'big Willie' taken on the even bigger Tameifuna who weighed in at 142kgs, a whole 24kgs heavier than Mason.

Willie Mason went down in the first round (Watch from 5.45-minute mark in the video above) however it wasn't counted as a knockdown by the referee. He seemed to get his feet after that getting back into the fight.

They two big men went all out for three rounds, with Mason taking out the honours in a split decision winning 30-27, 30-28 on two cards with Tameifuna taking the third 29-28.

However, despite the usually self-assured Mason, he wasn't so sure about the decision and was very surprised by the result admitting that he thought he had lost.

"I don't think I won that fight," said Mason at the end of the match.

"I was easily going to give it to Ben...sorry Ben."

Willie Mason vs Ben Tameifuna - Full Fight

Willie Mason is surprised by his win over Ben Tameifuna in a charity boxing match Video: YouTube/NZRugbyVideoz

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Tags: Willie Mason, Ben Tameifuna, Boxing, Manly Sea Eagles

Posted: 5 December, 2014

Surfing's Most Popular

Blanchard is unlikely to get a spot on the World Tour next year.

Images: Instagram/alanarblanchard

Alana Blanchard is easily the most popular female surfer in the world but unfortunately she can’t seem to win.

The woman’s tour wrapped up recently with the stunning Hawaiian failing to win a single heat for the entire year.

However her poor form hasn’t affected her popularity…

Blanchard boasts over 1.5 million Facebook fans and 1.1 million Instagram followers, that's more than any other female surfer on tour.

To put it in perspective, Australia’s Sally Fitzgibbons comes in second place with 547,000 on Facebook and 257,000 on Instagram.

After her poor year in the water Blanchard’s only hope of regaining her spot on the tour is an ASP wild card which seems increasingly unlikely.

🐬 #mybikini

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💙 @ripcurl_aus #bombshell

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Lost today. Still loving manly and it's coffee😁

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💙@gopro #gopro

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Posted: 2 December, 2014

2014/15 Sydney Valvoline Raceway Season

It's racing season and Sydney's best speedway is open for business.

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MG went out for a spin in the Triple M branded Speedcar, here's some great shots from his hot lap.

In this video: Mark "MG" Geyer

MG takes a hot lap at the Sydney Valvoline Raceway: valvolineraceway.com.au

It's that time of year again when the Sydney Valvoline Raceway opens it doors to the action and excitement of speedway fun.

Across the 2014/15 Season, Triple M will host this dedicated Valvoline Speedway page with all the information you need.

General Information

Times: Gates open 2pm | Action starts 6pm

Tickets*: Adults $30 | Pension $20 | Juniors (13-15yrs) $15 |  Kids 12 and under free (accompanied by an adult) | Family Pass (2 adults and 2 Juniors) $70

Address: 21 Wentworth Street, Granville NSW

Contact: (02) 9637 0411

*Excludes dates from December 26 until January 17

MG Goes For A Spin

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RACE DETAILS

Sydney Speedway 2014-15 Schedule

(subject to change, please check the website below to confirm dates)

December 26: Valvoline Sprintcar Grand Prix, Legend Cars, AMCA Nationals

Boxing Day is always massive at Valvoline Raceway and this year is no exception! American Superstars Jac Haudenschild, Tim Kaeding and Brad Sweet take on the best of our Aussies including Knoxville Track Champion Ian Madsen in the Valvoline Sprintcar Grand Prix. Plus there’s Legend Cars and AMCA Nationals.

December 27: Sprintcar Summer Cup, Speedcars, Late Models, Demo Derby #3

It’s a metal munching Demolition Derby to round out the night but first see the USA trio of Jac Haudenschild, Tim Kaeding and Brad Sweet take on the Aussie stars in the Sprintcar Summer Cup! Plus there’s ground pounding Late Models and Speedcars

December 30: NSW Sprintcar Championship, Litre Sprints, Fender Benders

It’s the NSW Sprintcar Championship featuring USA superstars Jac Haudenschild, Tim Kaeding and Brad Sweet against the Aussie heroes - and there’s Litre Sprints and crash ‘em up Fender Benders.

January 1: Sprintcar Firecracker 50, Speedcars, Legend Cars

January 3: Sprintcar Peter Murphy Appreciation Night (Pole Shuffle), Wingless Sprints, Street Stocks

January 5: Sprintcar Showdown, Late Models, Litre Sprints

January 10: Late Model Spectacular, Speedcars, Wingless Sprints, Fender Benders

January 16: Scott Darley Challenge Night 1, Wingless Sprints

January 17: Scott Darley Challenge Final, Legend Cars

January 31: Sprintcars, Late Models, Wingless Sprints, Demo Derby #4

February 7: Sprintcar King of Wings**, Litre Sprints, AMCA Nationals

February 14: NSW Late Model Championship, Speedcars, Legend Cars, Street Stocks

February 21: Sprintcars, AMCA Nationals, Fender Benders

February 28: National Super Sedan Series, Legend Cars, Litre Sprints, Fender Benders

March 7: Sprintcar Stampede**, Late Models, Wingless Sprints

March 14: Sprintcars, Speedcars, Street Stocks (Double Duty - Challenge Night)

March 21: Sprintcars, Legend Cars, Litre Sprints, MONSTER TRUCK NIGHT OF TOTAL DESTRUCTION, Demo Derby #5

March 28: Sprintcars Track Championship Grand Final, Late Models, Street Stocks

April 11: Speedcar Super Series, Legend Cars, Litre Sprints, Street Stocks, AMCA Nationals

April 18: ‘Karavanz 4 kidz’ (Caravan, Boat and Dunny Derby), Speedcar 50 Lapper, Legend Cars, Street Stocks, Fender Benders


Official Links

http://valvolineraceway.com.au/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Valvoline-Raceway/

https://www.youtube.com/user/SydneySpeedway

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Posted: 24 November, 2014

Beckham Takes UNBELIEVABLE Touchdown Catch

You're unlikely to see a better catch than this!

The commentator says this ‘might be the greatest catch i’ve ever seen in my life’.

And who are we to disagree!

Watch as New York Giant Odell Beckham Jr. somehow holds onto this pass from quarterback Eli Manning.

Unbelievable!

Let's see that again...

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Tags: NFL, Viral Videos, Classic Catch

Posted: 11 November, 2014

BBC Apologise For Ballsack Typo

Someone might get the sack for this…

Jake Ball (Getty Images) (Inset: The typo)

The BBC have apologised for a typo that appeared on their website ahead of the match between Australia and Wales on the weekend.

In an unusual mix-up the name of Welsh player Jake Ball was misspelt as Ballsack.

A spokeswoman for the BBC told walesonline.co.uk the article was fixed as quickly as possible.

"We are investigating how this error occurred and the piece was amended as soon as it was spotted. We apologise for any offence that may have been caused," she said.

Luckily Ball sees the funny side....

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Posted: 10 November, 2014

Richie Benaud Battling Cancer

Richie Benaud has announced he is battling skin cancer and is undergoing radiation therapy

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 24:  Richie Benaud of Australia during day two of the first Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 24, 2006 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images)

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Former Australian cricket captain Richie Benaud has revealed he is battling skin cancer and is undergoing radiation therapy.

The highly regarded commentator made his illness public on Monday at the Nine Network's launch for its summer cricket coverage.

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Posted: 5 November, 2014

10 Tennis Players Pulling Ridiculous Faces

GALLERY: The weird and wonderful facial expressions of Tennis players.

We all know that Tennis players make some unusual noises when on the court (We’re looking at you Sharapova!)

But their is something about tennis that brings out the most ridiculous faces.

Let’s just hope the wind doesn’t change.

 

10. The Djoker can't believe his luck...

 

9. We think that's Marcos Baghdatis behind those cheeks

 

8. Grrrrrrrrrrrr!




7. Gaël Monfils is having a good time!

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6. Caroline Wozniacki is perplexed.

 

5. One from the archives. How good is the mullet!

 

 

4.That ball is in a bad books!

 

 

3. Maria Sharapova comes in 3rd place!

 

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2. Rafael Nadal

Rafa's versatility on the court is replicated with his never ending repertoire of hilarious facial contortions.

 

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1. Andy Murray

The scotsman never leaves anyone wondering how he is feeling on the court!

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Posted: 5 November, 2014

Sport's Greatest Ever Bridesmaids

We take a look at the best of world sport's second-best

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After Red Cadeaux finished the Melbourne Cup in second place for the third time in four attempts on Tuesday, he got us thinking about who the greatest ever bridesmaids in world sport are. 

Check out our list below. Have we left anyone or any team out?

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- Collingwood was unsuccessful in nine grand finals (losing eight and drawing one) in a 32-year drought between their 1958 and 1990 premierships. The Pies’ incredible run of failure led to the birth of the famous ‘Colliwobbles’.

- Manly lost the first five grand finals (1951, 1957, 1959, 1968 and 1970) they were involved in before tasting the ultimate success for the first time in 1972. 

Everton finished second in the English Football League First Division five times between their first and second titles in 1890-91 and 1914-15.

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Greg Norman might have won two British Opens but things could have been so much different for the Great White Shark if he converted a few more his EIGHT second placings at majors into victories!

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- Stuart MacGill was one of the most talented spinners Australia has ever produced, but unfortunately for him his career happened to coincide with arguably this country’s greatest ever bowler – Shane Keith Warne. Still, MacGill took 208 wickets at an average of 29.02 in 44 Tests.

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- The Buffalo Bills lost four consecutive NFL Super Bowls between 1991 and 1994. Ouch! They are still searching for their first title.

- After winning the 1954 NBA title, the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers lost a staggering eight finals series (in 1959, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969 and 1970) before finally scaling the summit again in 1973.

- The Washington Generals have lost more than 13,000 games against their perennial tormentors the Harlem Globetrotters.

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- AFL coach Ross Lyon has had a pretty tough time of it in grand finals. From four attempts at claiming the premiership cup with St Kilda and Fremantle, he has lost three and drawn one.

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- NRL coach Brian Smith is also a hard luck story when it comes to grand finals. None of his appearances in the big dance with St George (1992, 1993), Parramatta (2001) or the Roosters (2010) yielded him the desired result.

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- When it comes to AFL players, Renee Kink is THE bridesmaid. The man dubbed ‘The Incredible Hulk’ featured in six grand finals – five with Collingwood and one with Essendon – and did not taste victory in any of them! In all, his grand final record read: five losses and one draw.

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Tags: sport, Red Cadeaux, bridesmaids, second best

Posted: 5 November, 2014

New World Record For Longest Useable Golf Club

WATCH VIDEO: A bloke is Dallas has got his name in the Guinness World Records.

Image: Youtube/Mike Rausch

Everything is bigger in Texas. Including golf clubs apparently.

Michael Furrh has 'earnt' himself a spot in the Guinness World Records for his ridiculously long driver.

It just goes to show that no matter how dumb your idea is, if you dream it you can do it!

The club clocks in at around 6.25 meters if you think you can beat it...

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Tags: Golf, Guinness Book of Records, Guinness World Record