Category: Sport

LSU’s Ed Orgeron had some fun with a brave Miami student

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron spoke at Tiger Stadium on Wednesday as part of an event for the local rotary club. Although the focus was supposed to all be on Orgeron’s Tigers, one brave fan from an upcoming LSU opponent had something to say about that. During a question-and-answer portion of the event, a young…



UC Sevens sign Wallaroos legend Louise Burrows

Gustaitis is in red-hot form after helping the USA finish fourth at the World Cup Sevens last month. Ash Kara captained UC in the inaugural series last year and will lead a young squad full of exciting talent and proven stars. “We’ve selected a squad that will challenge for honours,” Grimmond said. “Almost half the…



World Cup 2018: A Young and Swaggering England Defeats Sweden

In 1996, to commemorate England hosting the European Championship, the comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner joined the swirly pop band the Lightning Seeds to record “Three Lions (Football’s Coming Home).” The song was a testament to just how easy it was, in the mid-nineties, to make a rousing, sing-along Britpop anthem. Baddiel and Skinner…



Air Force football player comes out as gay, in first for a service academy

Several Air Force Academy football players and the team’s coach have expressed support for Bradley Kim.  (Facebook) A defensive back for the U.S. Air Force Academy’s football team came out Friday as the first openly gay football player to play for one of the three major U.S. service academy teams. Sophomore Bradley Kim announced his…



The Best Formula One Driver Might Be A Guy Who Hasn’t Won Since 2013

Spaniard Fernando Alonso sealed his place in the highest echelon of Formula One drivers with his back-to-back world championships in 2005 and 2006, ending Michael Schumacher’s five-year reign atop the sport. His subsequent accomplishments behind the wheel have only added to his legend. But a more recent glance at Alonso’s F1 results might suggest that…



Amazon, Netflix changing the way we watch football

“All or nothing: Manchester City” is being released on Amazon Prime on August 17 as an eight-part behind-the-scenes documentary, allowing viewers inside the usually highly-private dressing room, as well as providing a glimpse into the players’ personal stories. Football has long straddled the line between sport and entertainment, with fans’ appetites no longer satiated by…



Athletics: Integrity unit backs new IAAF anti-doping rules

(Reuters) – The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has welcomed new anti-doping regulations in the sport that put greater responsibility on national federations. FILE PHOTO: The logo of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is seen in Monaco, March 11, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard Picture Supplied by Action ImageS/File Photo Following an International Association of Athletics…



Assessing the potential impact of Colorado’s two newest bullpen acquisitions

After dedicating more than $100 million in guaranteed money to relievers in the offseason, a sketchy first-half showing by the middle bullpen led the Rockies to believe more had to be done. General manager Jeff Bridich, who made a couple of key moves at the deadline last season to help spur Colorado’s wild card run,…



Essendon earns an impressive win over Sydney Swans at Docklands, stays in the finals race

Updated July 27, 2018 22:48:10 Photo: Essendon finished over the top of the Sydney Swans to stay just outside the top eight. (AAP: Julian Smith) Essendon has kept its AFL finals hopes alive and left Sydney in peril after downing the battling Swans by 43 points at Docklands. Friday night’s 15.19 (109) to 10.6 (66)…



Needham (Ma.) football coach David Duffy resigns after 19 years

A longtime Boston-area head football coach has resigned his post just before his players report to summer training camp, bringing an end to a 19-year run in a sudden and stunning decision. As reported by the Boston Herald, Needham football coach David Duffy announced his retirement Wednesday night after 19 years at the school in…