SuperSport Rugby Challenge: A lifeline to domestic rugby

SuperSport Rugby Challenge: A lifeline to domestic rugby
PRETORIA – Domestic and amateur rugby has been handed a lifeline with the launch of the SuperSport Rugby Challenge. The competition will help in bridging the gap that was left by the now defunct Vodacom Cup with all of the 14 rugby unions including Namibia …
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Thanks But No Thanks To Super Rugby
The big talk around the water cooler yesterday revolved around comments made by SANZAR boss Greg Peters in regards to possible expansion of Super Rugby into North America. Super Rugby is, without doubt, one of the top professional competitions on the …
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Major League Rugby coming in 2018
It’s unclear at this time how this will affect the future of PRO Rugby, which remains sanctioned as the exclusive professional domestic 15-a-side competition despite currently having no players or coaches on contract, and no immediate plans for a 2017 …
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Grand Cayman & Cayman Islands Sport Fishing Charters

Grand Cayman & Cayman Islands Sport Fishing Charters
Just Fish’n offers a full service Grand Cayman sport fishing charter operation with all tackle and bait provided. As one of the most successful sport fishing charter operations on Grand Cayman, we would love to welcome your private party up to six anglers …
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Sport Fishing: Lets see your catch
OK, I know you’re fishing so i’m in. Whats the story? Click to expand… I kept a huge sand bass I caught once, it’s meat was crap compared to all the small ones. I throw back the big ones now… I had one guy on a sport boat ask me if he could have a nice …
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Reel Deal: Plenty of choices for local ocean sport fishing
With the option of targeting salmon, rockfish or halibut, ocean sport fishing is red hot right now, and spring chinook salmon on the Klamath River is just picking up. For shore-based anglers, redtail perch fishing in the surf continues to be very …
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Death spirals and twizzles: A figure skating glossary

Death spirals and twizzles: A figure skating glossary
Benjamin Agosto and Tanith Belbin competed in the original dance during the 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Matthew Stockman | Getty Images 2008 The U.S. Figure Skating Championships return to the Twin Cities …
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Figure Skating and Premed: an Unlikely Combo?
Gretchen Donlan loves a challenge—none more than being tossed into the air and spinning three times before coming down on the ice on a single skate blade. And doing it with the grace and agility of a butterfly landing on a leaf. A pairs figure skater at …
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All Your Figure Skating Questions, Answered
For most of us, figure skating is one of those things (sports? spectacles? irritants?) we keep stored in the meat locker of our minds, to be thawed every once in a while, like thoughts of death and prostate exams. And yet, when the Olympics roll around, we …
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Latest Tennis News

Fruitport, Spring Lake girls tennis teams qualify for state finals
SPRING LAKE TWP. — After some shuffling of papers and number crunching, there was a buzz of excitement around the scorer’s table in between the tennis courts at Spring Lake High School on Thursday afternoon. The Spring Lake tennis team and head coach …
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Stevens standing second after day one
The Rapid City Stevens boys’ tennis team is off to a strong starting, winning 11 of 12 singles matches on Thursday to open the state tennis tournament in Sioux Falls. The Raiders, ranked second in the state, are in second after day one, with 370 points.
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Tigers’ Henry advances to state tennis tournament
Ethan Henry of Lee’s Summit qualified for the Class 2 boys tennis state singles tournament after winning a sectional match Wednesday at Hilltop Racket Club. Henry, a junior, went to state in doubles last season. Lee’s Summit junior Ethan Henry has made …
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Dick, Kerr Ladies receive first blue plaque awarded to female soccer players

Dick, Kerr Ladies receive first blue plaque awarded to female soccer players
The Dick, Kerr Ladies soccer team, often called the “most successful” women’s team ever, was honored with the first blue plaque dedicated to female soccer players on Thursday. The team was founded at Preston’s Dick, Kerr & Co. munitions factory in …
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Leicester Minotaurs in historic second Premier League title…
West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea Chelsea will lift the Premier League title with a win. They would become English champions for a sixth time. Albion won three of the last five home matches with Chelsea. None of their 21 Premier League meetings have been …
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Unarrested development? England’s Under-20 World Cup boosted by club cooperation – The Guardian (blog)
Liverpool’s Sheyi Ojo in training with England Under-20s in South Korea. Photograph: Robert Cianflone – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images England Sportblog Unarrested development? England’s Under-20 World Cup boosted by club cooperation Coach Paul Simpson …
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Latest Competitive Swimming News

Competitive swimming keeps kids fit
It took a bit longer than most competitive swimmers for Chris Angerhofer to find his stride. But life in the pool has become his calling. His singular focus has been on becoming the best swimmer he can be. A Division I distance freestyle swimmer at South …
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Competitive Swimming Linked to Asthma in New Study
A new study titled, “Prevalence and characteristics of asthma in the aquatic disciplines” indicates that about 25% of competitive swimmers have asthma, and that this problem occurs more frequently in some parts of the world compared to others, or …
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Michael Phelps returns to competitive swimming with second-place finish
MESA, Ariz. — A buzz ran through the crowd, an accumulation of murmurs and applause that drifted across the pool to where Michael Phelps stood. It was just loud enough to make the swimmer grin as he stepped onto the block. “You heard people starting to …
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2016 Olympics: Pac-12 Rio Olympics Quick Facts

2016 Olympics: Pac-12 Rio Olympics Quick Facts
• Pac-12-affiliated athletes won 55 total medals in 12 sports during the Summer Olympic Games in Rio. If the Conference were a country, it would have finished fifth among all countries behind Russia (56). Pac-12 athletes also claimed 25 gold medals …
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5 Things They Don’t Want You to Know About the Olympics
You’ve seen the sappy commercials and the heartwarming back stories on morning talk shows. The athletes who have earned spots at the Olympic Games are the purest of the pure, the world’s most dedicated sportsmen and women who probably won’t earn much more …
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The Ancient History of Cheating in the Olympics
News broke last week that despite a state-sponsored doping scheme, the Russian delegation would not be wholly disqualified from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Instead, individual athletes’ fates are being assessed by their respective sporting federations.
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This Haunting Figure Skating Routine Makes You Feel the Music in Your Bones

This Haunting Figure Skating Routine Makes You Feel the Music in Your Bones
Chat with us on Facebook Messenger. Learn what’s trending across POPSUGAR. When it comes to rapidly flinging yourself across sheets of ice with actual bladed weapons strapped to your feet — or, as people involved in the challenging sport like to call it …
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World Figure Skating Championships 2017
Scenes from the 2017 ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki, Finland. Carolina Kostner of Italy performs during the Exhibition of Champions at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki, Finland on April 2, 2017. Wenjing Sui and …
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INTERVIEW: Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir axel for joy over World Figure Skating Championships
“We both have had our own special performances in the Garden, and for us, it’s very much like coming back to a very happy place,” Weir told The Daily Free Press. The 2016 ISU World Figure Skating Championships took place from March 28 through Sunday …
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Extreme sports lovers, Montréal has got you covered this winter!

SportsExtreme sports lovers, Montréal has got you covered this winter!
Do the basic 3.75 km route, or add an extra 15-km jaunt to the Olympic Stadium for good measure! On February 12, enjoy a ringside view of unique extreme sport action at the Ice Canoe Challenge. You’ll be at the edge of your seat as dozens of top-level …
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SU trustee running in extreme sports challenge: 7 marathons, 7 continents, 7 days
A lot of extreme sports junkies run marathons around the world, but few have run a marathon on every continent. Even fewer have done this in a single week. Winston Fisher, a Syracuse University graduate and an SU trustee since 2008, is trying to complete …
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New Clovis location for Skywalk Extreme Sports Arena will house largest America Ninja Warrior course
Serious athletes and active kids will have a new place to train, jump, and even parkour this winter. Brayden Bernsen, like you’d expect from any toddler, he loves jumping on the trampoline. Julie Bernsen, Brayden’s grandmother, said, “We came here Tuesday …
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Latest Indy Car Racing News

SportsFernando Alonso Completes First IndyCar Test
Fernando Alonso To Race In 2017 Indy 500 Alonso will skip this year’s Monaco Grand Prix to race in the Indy 500. With all the hype surrounding Alonso, McLaren have said that they aren’t ready for a full return to IndyCar just yet.
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IndyCar Racing
Gayle Anderson was live in Fontana where the world’s fastest drivers return to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana for the annual MAVTV 500 Verizon INDYCAR Series to race on one of the fastest tracks on the INDYCAR circuit. Qualifying Day is TODAY, Friday.
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Dangers of IndyCar open-cockpit racing back in spotlight
This photo taken Aug. 23, 2015, shows Justin Wilson, of England, driving during the Pocono IndyCar 500 auto race in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Wilson has died from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37.
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