WWFO: Stoudemire crosses the lane to block LeBron James

Monday, February 28th, 2011

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Amare Stoudemire showed remarkable awareness to make a game-sealing block on Sunday. The New York Knicks held a slender lead over the Miami Heat with just seconds remaining. LeBron James was marshalled by Carmelo Anthony as he moved towards the basket. This was when the Knicks’ big man took over. With the game on the [...]

Tactics not Passion: Red cards fly as Crossmaglen edge Kilmacud Crokes

Monday, February 28th, 2011

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Three red cards were shown as Crossmaglen came out on top against Kilmacud Crokes. The 2-11 to 1-12 win earned the Armagh team a place in next month’s All-Ireland Club Football Final but what did we learn from this encounter?
Crokes start fast
Jarlath Burns appeared to have it nailed on commentary. Kilmacud Crokes raced into a [...]

BYU prove teams don’t need to get Jimmered for Cougars to roll

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

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BYU have received plenty of attention due to Jimmer-mania as March Madness approaches. Emmet Ryan says Saturday’s 80-67 win over San Diego State proved they won’t be a one-dimensional outfit when the NCAA Tournament commences.
Taking the blows
The #6 Aztecs thought they knew what was required to beat #7 BYU yesterday. In front of their home [...]

Magners League: Joy for the Irish

Friday, February 25th, 2011

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This week marks the third of four successive games where teams are missing any players that are involved in 6 Nations squads and thanks to the annoying feature of Thursday games, I’ve missed the Scarlets’ 11-3 win over Edinburgh last night but there are still five more games this weekend and it looks like the [...]

WWFO: Hilariously bad attempt at cheating in Football

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

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I found this via Gabriele Marcotti’s Twitter feed and it really is something else. Chile’s Bryan Carrasco was determined to win a free for getting struck in the face, even if the man marking him had no intention of hitting him. Then this happened.

Caltech Beavers end 310 game losing streak after 26 years, now it’s the Gentlemen’s turn

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

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Caltech is one of the world’s most renowned institutions for science and pranks. Actually they are really good at pranks, so much so that they even boast about it on their website. Men’s Basketball has never been a strong point however and that has led to the Beavers becoming a lesson in futility. Up until [...]

Tactics not Passion: Previewing the All-Ireland Club Football Semi-Finals

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

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Four will become two this weekend as the provincial champions face off on Saturday and Sunday in the All-Ireland Club Football Championship Semi-Finals. Emmet Ryan looks at the factors that will influence performances in these two games.
Nemo bring depth against rusty Brigid’s
Cork and Munster champions Nemo Rangers are heavy favorites against a St. Brigid’s team [...]

WWFO: Greek Football fans gone wild

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

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Stop me if you think you’ve heard this story before. Here’s video of fans of Olympiacos getting a bit over-zealous and violent at a game against Panathinaikos. This might sound familar, especially given the headline, but this time it’s Football fans not the equally crazed Basketball fans causing trouble at the Derby of Eternal Enemies. [...]

Strikeforce’s panic causes more concern than Fedor’s exit

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

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In his second MMA column for Action81.com, Harry McEvansoneya examines the fallout to Strikeforce’s reaction to Fedor Emilianenko’s exit from their Heavyweight Grand Prix. The promotion can bounce back but cool heads need to prevail.

So, I got it hilariously wrong in my last article. Fedor didn’t just lose, he got dominated. And I even [...]

WWFO: Ice Hockey player scores from 195 feet away

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

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The University of Denver Pioneers faced the Michigan Tech Huskies in College Ice Hockey’s WCHA at the weekend. Leading 2-1 in the second period, the Pioneers were under-pressure as the Huskies looked to capitalise on a power play. Nobody bother mentioning this to Dave Makowski who thumped the puck 195 feet (around 59 metres) past [...]