Magners League: Sexton vital to Leinster’s chances

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

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I didn’t cover myself in glory with predictions in my first outing previewing the Magners League last week. Ignoring the draw in Galway (and predicting draws in rugby is something of a fool’s errand), I only got 2 out of 5 right so the pressure’s on to do better this week. Interestingly the league’s travel [...]

WWFO: Stanford’s Owen Marecic scores twice in 13 seconds

Monday, September 27th, 2010

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Owen Marecic is a rarity, a player at the top level of College Football who starts on both offence and defence. On Saturday he became the first player since 1996 to score touchdowns from both sides of the ball. He began with a short plunge from the fullback position and then, as a linebacker, waited [...]

WWFO: NASCAR taxi in Chicago

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

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Red Bull Racing’s Scott Speed gives some locals the rides of their lives around Chicago in as NASCAR car turned taxi.

College Football Wrap-up: Boise State makes a statement, Alabama survives, Dalton has accuracy issues and Wilson shines

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

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This column finally has a title although not a great one but you don’t care about that; let’s take some Football.
Big night for Boise State
The Broncos had a good day at the office by beating the Beavers in dominant fashion. The 37-24 scoreline doesn’t do justice to how much Boise State controlled this game from [...]

Weekend Edition: Delhi disaster, River Plate in danger, that other UFC story, and much more.

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

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Our lead-off image shows Argentina’s Gisele Dulko in a precarious position as she helped to launch the Pan-Pacific Open in Tennis but the real dangers posed to some athletes in India are of a more serious concern.
There’s always a panic but this is ridiculous
Before every major tournament, even the recent World Cup in South Africa, [...]

WWFO: Just hold on to the ball

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

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It’s been a few weeks since we showed you some CFL action but unfortunately this video is not one of the brighter moments from the league. The Toronto Argonauts forced a fumble and turnover against the BC Lions, Ronald Flemons recovered, then this happened:

The ball was ruled a touchback and the BC Lions went on [...]

WWFO: Great goal, even better commentary

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

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Japan plays South Korea in the Final of the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup later today and they scored a great goal to beat North Korea in the semi-final. The commentator gives it his all in the celebration.

WWFO: Stephen Maguire tries a crazy contraption but opts to play left handed instead

Friday, September 24th, 2010

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The World Snooker Open is on at the moment in Glasgow. I’m not a fan of the best of 5 frames format but there have still been some good matches. This clip is from Wednesday’s last-32 match between Stephen Maguire and Judd Trump. For those of you watching in black and white, Maguire is trying [...]

Home is where the points are at the start of the Magners League

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

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The Magners League starts its fourth weekend of the season tomorrow and, even more than usual, it’s been a story of home dominance. Twelve of the fifteen games have been won by the home team; that’s even more than the notoriously travel sick French Top 14 (37 home wins from 49 games so far).
The three [...]

WWFO: Montpelier score four great tries

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

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Montpelier put on quite the show at the weekend with four quality tries, the last one is like something out of sevens Rugby.