Tag Archives: australia

  • Rugby Brawl Features Some Insanely Hard Punches (Video)

    Rugby Brawl Features Some Insanely Hard Punches (Video)

    Ah, rugby. We can always count on you to give us a brawl that ends up with actual blood. Well, you guys and minor league Eastern European soccer, too. This match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Canberra Raiders was going fine until a normal-looking tackle did something to set off one side, then […]

  • This Might Be the Worst Competition Dive Ever (Video)

    This Might Be the Worst Competition Dive Ever (Video)

    I feel sort of bad about calling out this diver for their terrible dive. I mean, I know they did it publicly and everything, but no one, not even athletes, are immune from having their brain lock up in a big moment. And when you’re diving, it’s just you out there. It’s likely this isn’t […]

  • There’s a Matthew Dellavedova Movie (or TV Show) in the Works

    There’s a Matthew Dellavedova Movie (or TV Show) in the Works

    The 2015 NBA Finals produced a number of interesting storylines, like the monster Finals performance of LeBron James and the unlikely but much-deserved MVP win by Andre Iguodala. However, the only storyline that’s inspired a Hollywood movie (so far) is the rise of Matthew Dellavedova. That’s right. A Matthew Dellavedova movie is currently in the […]

  • This Arm-Wrestling Arm Break Is The Worst Thing Ever (Video)

    This Arm-Wrestling Arm Break Is The Worst Thing Ever (Video)

    Former NRL rugby stars Ben Ross and Wendell Sailor made an appearance on a live Australian television show called The Footy Show tonight. (Yes, it’s already “tonight” in Australia.) The point of their appearance was to take part in a charitable arm-wrestling match intended to benefit the Men of League charity.  Unfortunately, Ross may now have to use […]

  • Arena in Australia to Rename Itself After Cavs’ Dellavedova

    Arena in Australia to Rename Itself After Cavs’ Dellavedova

    The folks operating a basketball gym in Maryborough, Australia, hometown of Matthew Dellavedova, aren’t wasting any time in capitalizing on his NBA Finals success. The local gym will be renamed “The Dellavedova Dome.” No word on when this momentous name change is set to occur, but I would imagine it’s sometime before the end of […]

  • 49ers Sign Australian Rugby Star Jarryd Hayne (Video)

    49ers Sign Australian Rugby Star Jarryd Hayne (Video)

    NFL free agency doesn’t begin until March 10, but the San Francisco 49ers weren’t waiting until then to make a splash, signing highly-coveted Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne to a contract on Monday. Hayne makes the transition to the NFL after being named the National Rugby League’s best player on two separate occasions.  He’s listed […]

  • Australian Cricketer in Critical Condition After Taking Ball to Skull (Video)

    Australian Cricketer in Critical Condition After Taking Ball to Skull (Video)

    A horrifying situation unfolded at a cricket match in Sydney on Tuesday, as Australian cricketer Phil Hughes was critically injured when a ball struck the back of his skull. The incident occurred during a Sheffield Shield match between South Australia and New South Wales. Hughes turned away to avoid a “bouncer” from the New South […]

  • Kangaroo Fight? Kangaroo Fight. (Video)

    Kangaroo Fight? Kangaroo Fight. (Video)

    If you’ve never seen a kangaroo fight before…good for you. They’re violent, ugly affairs, and their unpredictability makes them next to impossible to gamble on. But, that’s about to change, because we’ve got a pretty good kerfuffle here between two kangaroos. In case you’ve never seen what a kangaroo REALLY looks like, take a peek […]

  • Aussie Swimming Legend Ian Thorpe Reveals He Is Gay

    Aussie Swimming Legend Ian Thorpe Reveals He Is Gay

    Yesterday, five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Ian Thorpse, 31, revealed that he is gay during an interview broadcast on Australia’s Channel 10. For years there had been speculation about Thorpe’s sexuality, and for years he insisted he was straight. In fact, just two years ago, in his autobiography This Is Me, he wrote, “I am […]