Olympic swimmer, Michael Phelps, has landed himself in some hot water – and we’re not talking about a heated swimming pool.
The 29-year old Olympian was arrested for driving under the influenced early on Tuesday morning in his hometown of Maryland in the US. According to reports Phelps was also arrested for excessive speeding, crossing double line lanes in addition to the DUI charge.
The Maryland Transit Authority police said that they pull shim over in a tunnel as he was speeding excessively. Phelps was said to have driven at 135km/h in a 72km/h zone. He then also failed standard sobriety tests and was taken to the station. Oops. (more…)
The Sharks have once again found themselves without a coach or Director of Rugby after Jake White made the shock announcement that he will be resigning from his post at the sharks yesterday.
Without any notice, White announced that he will be leaving his post as Director of Rugby at the Sharks after only being in charge of the team for one season.
The Sharks released a statement in which they said that White had resigned in order to free himself up for possible international coaching opportunities ahead of next year’s Rugby World Cup in England. However, some say this is untrue.
The rumours are running rife that White was actually forced out by the players and management team. Long since has there been rumours that the players don’t really like White and that the management also didn’t favour him. If true, a timely exit surely makes sense… (more…)
The Europeans have done it again and proved to the world that they have some of the best (if not the best) golf players in the world as they clinched their third consecutive Ryder Cup title yesterday.
The European team, that consisted of hot shot players such as Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose, destroyed the American team with style and class – leaving team USA rather disappointed.
It was no secret that the European team was the favourite from the word go. Besides te fact that they have won the last two Ryder Cup titles, critics and fans alike tipped the scale in favour of the hosts. And boy were they right. Not only did the European win by quite bit, they all took an early lead that served as an appetizer to the final day. (more…)
In light of tomorrow’s big game against the Wallabies at Newlands, we thought we’d celebrate another component of rugby that is perhaps even more important than the players themselves: us fans!
Rugby HQ, in association with Fox Sports in Australia always brings some really entertaining and hilariously funny Top 5 videos. And their Top 5 ‘Fans gone wild’ compilation is no different.
Sometimes, fans take a tiny bit too far. Other times they are just purely entertaining and sometimes they make you cringe ever so slightly. (more…)
It is September 2014 and that only means thing for avid golf fans – The Ryder Cup. And even if you are not a massive golf fan, it is still one of the most exciting tournaments in the world of golf.
This year’s Ryder Cup kicks off at Gleneagles in Scotland – the so-called home of golf – tomorrow and will run until Sunday, 28 September.
The tournament, which is held every two years, is an epic battle between a team from the United States and a team from Europe. Naturally, some of the world’s greatest golfers are selected for these teams, so it really comes down to a battle of the greats.
The very first Ryder Cup was held in 1927 and this year marks the 40th anniversary of the prestigious tournament. (more…)
It may be a little early to start counting down the days, but the fact remains that the 2015 Rugby World Cup is less than a year away, and tickets has already gone on sale.
The problem with any big sports tournament nowadays, is the thousands of counterfeit tickets available – i.e fake tickets not bought at official outlets or through the IRB website.
This is a problem that the IRB would like to tackle, and by doing so, they have a launched a new marketing campaign focusing on buying official tickets. The ‘Buy Official’ campaign encourages rugby fans to buy official tickets and avoid the disappointment of being turned away at the stadiums for having fake tickets. (more…)
Springbok coach, Heyneke Meyer, has called up three talented young rugby players to join the Springboks in their Rugby Championship preparations in Cape Town this week.
The three youngsters that got the lucky call are 21-year old Seabelo Senatla, 23-year old Nizaam Carr and 24-year old Lizo Gqoboka.
These three players – who are no doubt smiling from ear to ear today – will join the Springboks for both off-field training as well as the possibility of an on-field playing chance as the Boks prepare for the clash against the Wallabies in Cape Town.
The Boks started their training in Cape Town today and will have to work hard to take down the Wallabies at Newlands on Saturday. And with the injection of the young, new energy, it may just be possible. (more…)