Rugby United New York prepares for its debut season

January 24, 2019

( CNN) Bringing professional rugby to the Big Apple has been no mean feat. So when Rugby United New York takes to the field for its first competitive game in Major League Rugby, away to San Diego Legion on January 27, there will be a smile on one man’s face. Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018


Buckner and Burns blunder their way into inglorious sporting immortality | Andy Bull

October 22, 2018

Thirty years after his wrongdoing in the 1986 World Series, people still talk of pulling a Buckner. Might Doing a Freddie travel the same direction? It was the one last wafer-thin witticism that shaped Bill Buckner snap. On 4 July 1993 he was signing autograph in a parking lot outside McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, and when a boy passed him a ball to sign a human extending behind them said:”…


Matildas suffer late heartbreak as USA salvage Tournament of Nations draw

August 17, 2018

The Matildas were left heartbroken after a late Lindsey Horan goal cancelled out Chloe Logarzos opener and salvaged a draw for the worlds best team An injury-time equaliser saved the United States now 18-game unbeaten record as the Matildas came within seconds of repeating last years Tournament of Nations victory over the current World Cup holders. Australia coach Alen Stajcic came to the University of Connecticuts Rentschler Field a 40,000-capacity…


The world’s first ski descent of K2

August 6, 2018

( CNN) High-altitude adventurer Andrzej Bargiel has become the first person to ski down from the summit of K2, descending from the world’s second-highest mountain on Sunday. “I have managed to ride down from the summit of K2, directly to the base camp. It’s a very technical descent, conducting down the middle of the face, so I’m very happy it turned out well, because I’m here for the second time,…


Eugenie Bouchard was icy but the road to Wimbledon is slippery | Jacob Steinberg

July 8, 2018

The 2014 finalist was brusque last week at qualifying but she knows the path to a grand slam is littered with pitfalls The longer the interview gone on, the more it seemed that nothing was going to elicit an interesting answer from Eugenie Bouchard. The Canadian had trodden off court with an important victory in the bag but it was difficult to tell from her icy demeanour as she responded…


Iceland in bullish mood as they shed underdog status against Nigeria

July 3, 2018

Iceland manager Heimir Hallgrmsson said he expected his side to thump Nigeria in their unfamiliar persona as favourites Heimir Hallgrimsson squandered little time with the first issue, dollied up as usual by Fifa’s local media attache, of his press conference previewing the challenge posed by Nigeria. What did the Iceland manager expect to happen on Friday afternoon?” We expect to win ,” he said before turning now to his captain,…


Laird Hamilton’s age-busting 10-point plan to supercharge your body

June 15, 2018

Laird Hamilton determined notoriety and luck surfing “the worlds” biggest breakers. But, as he tells Tim Lewis, his daredevil streak could easily have led him down even more dangerous tracks as a young man. Plus, he uncovers his life secrets for biding ahead of the curve Laird Hamilton has gone many of the tallest, heaviest, fastest and longest waves ever defeated by a human being. Even people who don’t like…


Citys best shot at ruling Europe implodes in self-immolating fury | Barney Ronay

April 28, 2018

Pep Guardiolas half-time bust-up helped deliver Manchester Citys Champions League house of cards crashing down And fade to blue. Two billion pounds, 10 times and an entire Gulf state marketing plan in the making, in the end Manchester City’s best shot in so far at growing the champs of Europe was extinguished in half an hour of tailspin at Anfield and the reverberations from two minutes of self-immolating frenzy from…


Firefighters and cops face off as New York’s pro rugby team debuts

March 29, 2018

In the Bronx, New Yorks rugby devotees gathered for the debut of RUNY, a squad define for Major League Rugby next year On Saturday night at Gaelic Park in the Bronx, New York’s first professional rugby uniting team played its first game in the city. Rugby United New York[ RUNY] attracts musicians from two senior clubs, Old Blue, and others in all regions of the tri-state region. It is an…