Tag: Sport

  • BMX riders fight to keep indoor pool park

    BMX riders fight to keep indoor pool park

    I’m near the shallow end of Dagenham indoor pool and standing on the pedals of a BMX bike. My instructor, Ross, is showing me how to suck my legs up to get more air from a bunnyhop. Around me, younger and more agile riders show off daring tricks, many tackling steep ramps and boxes which […]

  • 2015 MXGP of Belgium – race highlights

    2015 MXGP of Belgium – race highlights

    The track in Lommel for the fourteenth round of the FIM Motocross World Championship was extremely gnarly. Quite possibly the gnarliest it has ever been in the last twenty-five years since it first hosted a round of the FIM Motocross World Championship back in 1990. While every rider struggled at one point or another, Hitachi […]

  • American Pharoah ‘galloped’ into history

    American Pharoah ‘galloped’ into history

    This coming weekend, horses across the country will be competing in stakes races. New champions will be crowned in January. In a few more months, talk about the 2016 Triple Crown will become louder and more prevalent as a new crop of stars takes center stage. Racing will indeed go on without American Pharoah. Yet […]

  • World swimming championships: Australia strike double gold in Kazan

    World swimming championships: Australia strike double gold in Kazan

    Mitch Larkin claimed men’s 100m backstroke gold at the world swimming championships in Russia. It marked Australia’s second win on day three of the titles in Kazan after Emily Seebohm led a quinella in the women’s 100m backstroke final. Top qualifier Larkin clocked 52.40 seconds ahead of France’s Camille Lacourt (52.48) and defending champion Matt […]

  • Australia’s Mick Fanning wins fourth surf title at Bells Beach

    Australia’s Mick Fanning wins fourth surf title at Bells Beach

    Australian Mick Fanning won a record-equalling fourth Rip Curl Pro title at Bells Beach, edging out Brazilian Adriano de Souza in the final on a tiebreak. The pair both recorded a two-wave score of 15.27 points, with Fanning claiming the crown on countback due to a higher single-wave score of 8.17. Fanning now moves to […]

  • Could Real Madrid really join the NBA?

    Could Real Madrid really join the NBA?

    American sports are often ridiculed for the “world champions” banners that hang from the rafters. How can you be world champions when you only play in one country? Hell, we even call our baseball championship the World Series. But if one Spanish club has its way, the title could hold far more weight in the […]

  • Chris Froome joins legends of Tour de France with second win

    Chris Froome joins legends of Tour de France with second win

    Rain at the Tour de France finish on the Champs Elysées is a rare event. Although the bulk of the soaking came during the early miles through the Paris suburbs, the peloton had not been this sodden during the Tour’s grand finale since a depleted bunch splashed up and down the cobbles led by Marco […]

  • Adrian Peterson on pace to become first 30-year-old rushing champ since 2004

    Adrian Peterson on pace to become first 30-year-old rushing champ since 2004

    Through eight games, Minnesota Vikings running backAdrian Peterson is in the same place he was after a quarter of the NFL season: atop the league’s rushing rankings. He has run for 758 yards and has a 37-yard lead on Atlanta’s Devonta Freeman, who has a bye this week. And after getting the better of Rams […]

  • Rockies SS Jose Reyes arrested on Maui for alleged domestic abuse

    Rockies SS Jose Reyes arrested on Maui for alleged domestic abuse

    The Colorado Rockies issued a statement late Monday night that they are “extremely disappointed and concerned” to learn of domestic abuse charges against shortstop Jose Reyes. According to a Maui County Police Department report, Reyes was arrested Oct. 31 in Maui after an argument with his wife turned physical at the Four Seasons Resort Maui […]

  • Valentino Rossi wins duel with Marc Márquez to secure Dutch MotoGP

    Valentino Rossi wins duel with Marc Márquez to secure Dutch MotoGP

    Valentino Rossi won MotoGP’s Dutch TT race from pole position after a thrilling duel with the world champion Marc Márquez in which the pair clashed at the final corner, forcing the Italian to ride through gravel before crossing the line. Rossi extended his championship lead to 10 points, with closest rival and Yamaha team-mate Jorge […]