Magners League: Welsh struggles may be extended

Friday, November 26th, 2010


The disruption in the Magners League from international call-ups so far seems to have had more impact on Welsh teams than on Irish teams. Cardiff, Ospreys and Llanelli Scarlets have lost three of their six games while the only loss for Leinster, Munster or Ulster was when Munster beat Ulster. Decent back-up players mixed with [...]

Balling: Duke make a statement, CSKA need some defence, and Spurs keep pace with Lakers

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

The early season tournaments are in full swing in College Basketball while Euroleague has hit the midway point of the first phase. The pecking order in the NBA meanwhile is becoming a little clearer.
Remember, it’s a long way to March
Duke have been here before. Hostile title game against an effective home crowd. No this wasn’t [...]

Tactics not Passion: Kilmacud Crokes labour to victory over Garrycastle

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Dublin champions Kilmacud Crokes made hard work of its 0-13 to 0-10 win over Westmeath’s Garrycastle to set up a rematch of the 2008 Leinster Club Senior Football Final with Offaly champions Rhode.
Desperate distribution stymies Crokes
As with so many games this season, Kilmacud Crokes’ passing was terrible early on. This was a particularly awful display [...]

WWFO: Claude Giroux takes one for the team

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Claude Giroux did more than his part in helping the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Washington Capitals in the NHL on Saturday. You need to wait for the replay around the 0:30 mark to see it but as the title suggests, he scored in an unconventional manner.

College Football Wrap-up: Big Ten muddle, Wolfpack show teeth, Irish are going bowling

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

The top three in the BCS standings were idle this week moving the focus to conference battles where the picture is mostly getting muddier.
Uninspiring Buckeyes outlast toothless Hawkeyes
It may have been a close game but the 2010 meeting between Ohio State and Iowa sorely lacked the drama of last year’s encounter. The two teams combined [...]

Magners League: Missing internationals still hitting top teams

Friday, November 19th, 2010


The autumn internationals are still in full swing but that’s not all the rugby that’s on this week. The Magners League is back in Ireland and Wales tonight and on Sunday. While the games will provide a welcome distraction for Irish fans from what’s likely to be a painful game against New Zealand in Lansdowne [...]

WWFO: Kobe Bryant knocks it off the backboard to himself

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

The Miami Heat are getting most of the media attention in the early part of the NBA season but don’t take your eyes off the Los Angeles Lakers who are looking to win their third straight NBA Championship. The Lakers’ star Kobe Bryant reminded everyone about LA’s talent with this audacious effort against the Phoenix [...]

Haye and Vitali can finally bring some order to the Heavyweight division

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Once again it looks like all barriers to a David Haye vs Klitschko fight is ready to go but news that it’s Vitali and not Wladimir that will be first up makes it more likely this fight will happen.
No Chisora to spoil the party
The timing of Wladimir Klitschko’s defence of the IBF and WBO belts [...]

WWFO: Deuce Bello does a between the legs dunk

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

This isn’t from any kind of demonstration, practice, or exhibition. In a high school Basketball game in North Carolina, Deuce Bello found the time to perform a between the legs slam as he helped Westchester County Day stomp Forsyth Home Educators 86-39.

Bello has signed with Baylor University for the 2011-12 season.

WWFO: Denzel Washington’s son scores a TD but his wife gets knocked out of bounds

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Denzel Washington has two Academy Awards and his son J.D. is making a name for himself on a different kind of stage. The eldest of the Washington kids, John David, or J.D.,  plays in the UFL as a running back with the Sacramento Mountain Lions. J.D.’s proud father appeared on David Letterman’s where they discussed [...]