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First Major League Baseball Game Behind Closed Doors Gets Really Weird

The Baltimore Orioles faced the Chicago White Sox yesterday in Major League Baseball’s first ever fanless game. Why? In case you’ve been living under a rock, Baltimore has been under curfew following days of rioting and protests. Freed from the oppression of a baying crowd of baseball fans the players and commentators got a little weird.  Exhibit A: Commentator goes …

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Ouch – Baseball Fan Knocked Clean Out By Stray Ball

The Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates faced off in an MLB clash last night, but there was a 23 minute delay following a shocking incident that saw a fan stretchered out of the ground. The fan was returning to her seat when a stray ball traveled towards the crowd behind home plate. Although there was a net between the unassuming …

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Johnny Manziel: A Good NFL Role Model

American football’s pre-season starts today, Monday, and one man who will be present in Cleveland is Johnny Manziel, just days after leaving rehab, which he had been in for ten weeks. The controversial young Quarterback took it upon himself to better his life after an alleged reliance on alcohol, among other things. You may not have heard of him, but …

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Aussie Rules In Ireland: Not Just A Once-A-Year Competition

The game of Aussie Rules, for many Irish people, is seen as being no more than a once a year occurrence; a 2-legged test against Australia taking place in October or November, as both sides compete for bragging rights and for the Cormac McAnallen Cup.  The truth is that Aussie Rules is a sport in which Ireland has already enjoyed a considerable …

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The Long Read: ‘Johnny Football’ Or ‘Money Manziel?’

In the past season we were formally introduced to Johnny Manziel as he made his first NFL starts for the Cleveland Browns. However, it was not a fairy-tale beginning for the highly-rated Texan as his team suffered a terrible 30-0 loss. In NFL it is rare that a team would not score any points in a game, which is referred …

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What It’s Like To Surf The Heaviest Wave In The World

Australian Surfer Ryan Hipwood travels back to the stretch of sea off the coast of Western Australia to tackle a wave that almost the killed him ‘The Right’. Known as the world’s heaviest wave, the phenomenon is powerful and heavy enough to kill a human.  The Right – A Short Film of Wave Slab Fury from Oz from TAUBLIEB Films …

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Ten Thoughts From Sport This Weekend

The Masters, Andy Lee’s title defence, Man City capitulation and a pesky train. Here’s ten thoughts to consider from the weekend’s sport.    1. Rory McIlroy Isn’t The Only Young Usurper  Jordan Spieth didn’t just win the Masters, he won it in style. Victory in such a manner propels him to the higher echelons of Golf now. Rory, watch out, …

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Sports Doc Of The Week – Stop At Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story

This week’s selection concerns one of the biggest doping scandals which has engulfed the sport of cycling – the story of Lance Armstrong. The American cyclist was seen as a hero having recovered from cancer and coming back to win seven Tour de France titles. Scandals started being rumoured however, suggesting that Armstrong was involved in doping, and truths were being exposed, despite …

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Will UFC’s Rowdy Ever Return To WWE?

WWE has always had celebrity fans, but have any as dangerous as Ronda Rousey ever stepped into the squared circle? “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey shocked the world and guest-starred at WWE’s Wrestlemania 31 on Sunday night.  One of the lesser-known things about the UFC’s Bantamweight champion is that she is an avid wrestling fan, who often attends live events in the …

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Welcome To The Hall Of Fame, Amelie Mauresmo

The International Tennis Hall of Fame’s newest inductee will be two-time Grand Slam champion, Amelie Mauresmo.   Mauresmo won the Australian Open and Wimbledon titles in 2006. She was World No.1 for 39 weeks becoming the first Frenchwoman to do so since the introduction of rankings in 1975. Amelie retired on December 3rd 2009. “I’m honoured and humbled to be …

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