Rugby World Cup 2015: Seven things we learned from the opening round

sportRugby World Cup 2015: Seven things we learned from the opening round
The opening weekend of the Rugby World Cup delivered all the fireworks you expect from a global tournament. The action will … XV man rugby. There’s no doubt that the sport is developing and will benefit massively from a pro-league (as Japan clearly has).
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SRU pick city coaches in new set-up
… are Edinburgh Rugby Academy coach Bryan Easson, Davy Wilson, and Colin Philips, the Stewart’s Melville prop who is coach at the Caledonia Rugby Academy and returned to play for the Inverleith club this season after a spell in the professional ranks.
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America is at the Rugby World Cup, and they’re better than they’ve ever been
As you might have noticed, rugby isn’t exactly ingrained in the roots of American society. It’s not offered at many high schools, or at a varsity level at many colleges. There is no professional league. Even attempts at forming a top-flight semi-pro …
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Pro Wrestling Illustrated Releases its Top 500 List for 2015: Which WWE Star

sportPro Wrestling Illustrated Releases its Top 500 List for 2015: Which WWE Star
And, as usual, the yearly ranking of the 500 best wrestlers in the world, as compiled by the staff of Pro Wrestling Illustrated, is sure to stir debate among wrestling fans. Topping this year’s list, for the first time, is WWE World Heavyweight …
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Why Pro Wrestling Guerrilla matters
This past weekend, the standout independent wrestling promotion, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, put on its annual Battle of Los Angeles tournament, perhaps better known as BOLA. For three days, American independent stars, underutilized former WWE talents, …
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9/15 WWE Smackdown TV taping spoilers: Full results of Thursday’s television
Dot Net reader Joshua Jones attended the WWE Smackdown taping in Little Rock, Arkansas and sent the following report. Seth Rollins came out and cut a promo on beating two first ballot hall of famers at Night of Champions. He talked about doing the …

VMAs 2015: Moments to Watch

trendVMAs 2015: Moments to Watch
“Enough of the finger pointing and the slut shaming,” Jon Caramanica wrote in 2013 in response to the moral panic that gripped the nation over Miley Cyrus’s twerk-filled, tongue-wagging MTV Video Music Awards performance. The haters haven’t gone away, …
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List of Winners of 2015 MTV Video Music Awards
Here is a list of the winners of Sunday night’s 2015 MTV Music Video Awards in Los Angeles: Video of the Year: Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood.” Male Video: Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk.” Female Video: Taylor Swift, …
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Mutiny at the Hugo Awards
The latest pitched battle in science fiction is not between space pirates and alien monsters but between fandom factions, with the Hugo Awards as the battlefield. Depending on where you stand, this fight pits either forces of progress against …
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Revamping The Status Quo In 2015: 4 Trends In HR Technology

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Revamping The Status Quo In 2015: 4 Trends In HR Technology
What are the hot trends in HR technology? It’s a rhetorical question: put another way: what aren’t the trends? HR technology in itself, having profoundly changed the game, is the hot trend: it’s heated up our field in ways that allow us to leverage …
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Wearable technology is about to hit the battlefield
The new technology aims to use high-end printing technologies to create stretchable electronics that could be embedded with sensors and worn by soldiers, a defense official said, and could ultimately be used on ships or warplanes for real-time …
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Many drivers leave car technology stuck in idle
In its 2015 Driver Interactive Vehicle Experience Report — a study of how new car owners use their vehicles within the first 90 days after a purchase — J.D. Power found that at least 20 percent never used 16 of the 33 technology features measured.
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Teen Choice Awards 2015: Britney Spears (with purple, blue streaks) honored as

trendTeen Choice Awards 2015: Britney Spears (with purple, blue streaks) honored as
NEW YORK — The 17th Teen Choice Awards threw its full support behind the hit series “Empire,” honored late “Furious 7” star Paul Walker and paid homage to a respected elder: pop star Britney Spears. The two-hour teen celebration, broadcast live Sunday …

Teen Choice Awards Hit High Note With Ellen DeGeneres Speech, Paul Walker Tribute
In a room full of screaming teenagers, the loudest message at the Teen Choice Awards came from the first winner of the night, Ellen DeGeneres. The “Ellen” host took away the award for Choice Comedian at Fox’s annual teen-fest, held Sunday night at USC …
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Nina Dobrev Dons Fangs At the Teen Choice Awards To Say Goodbye to Elena
We thought we had done all the crying we could over Nina Dobrev’s Vampire Diaries exit, but it turns out we were wrong! Dobrev took the stage at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday to accept the award for choice TV actress in a sci-fi or fantasy and took …
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2015 Pan American Games Swimming Preview: Women’s Edition

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2015 Pan American Games Swimming Preview: Women’s Edition
Katie Meili has been on fire this season, posting a lifetime best at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Mesa in the 100 breast. She is quickly becoming the class of the U.S. field in the 100 breast, and we’ll see if the time she puts up in the event in …
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Ryan Lochte and SwimMac Elite Highlight Psych Sheets for ABSC Speedo LC
Just from glancing at the top ends of each event on the psych sheets, it’s clear that squads from Michigan (whose college swimmers will be joined by a fantastic group of pro swimmers on Club Wolverine), Louisville, Kentucky, NC State, UNC, and the host …
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Adrian, Grevers, Morozov among huge names at LA Invite
But she’s been heating up lately, putting up some impressive swims at the Speedo Grand Challenge and following that up with a second-place finish in the 200 back at the Pro Swim Series Santa Clara. Her World Champs teammate Elizabeth Beisel has been …
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Chris Pronger, Eric Lindros belong in Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015

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Chris Pronger, Eric Lindros belong in Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015
UPDATE: The new enshrinees will be players Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger, Sergei Fedorov, Phil Housley, and Angela Ruggiero with Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. and Bill Hay, the first NCAA graduate to skate in the NHL—he went on to …


BC-HKN–Rangers Moves,3rd Ld-Writethru
Prior to joining the professional ranks, Lindblad played three seasons of collegiate hockey at Dartmouth University. Stalberg, 29, has played in 338 NHL games over parts of six seasons with Toronto, Chicago, and Nashville, with 62 goals and 70 assists.
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Hockey Hall of Fame 2015: Lidstrom, Fedorov, Pronger, Housley, Ruggiero
Of course, Pronger’s case is a unique one: He’s still being paid on an NHL contract despite having no hope of playing again after suffering a concussion in Oct. 2011 when a stick struck him in the head. Pronger’s cap space was traded to the Arizona …
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Pass/Fail Grades for Top College Basketball Players’ 2015 NBA Draft Declarations

sportPass/Fail Grades for Top College Basketball Players’ 2015 NBA Draft Declarations
The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the NBA draft has come and gone, and as always, a handful of players made decisions that left coaches and analysts scratching their heads. “There are guys coming out this year that I can’t believe …
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High-tech basketball socks reach new heights with Nike iD customization
Yarn. When used traditionally, yarn creates a mundane garment null of shape or function. But when technology is infused with yarn’s properties, garments take shape, mold and develop specific functions. Basketball socks present the perfect example.

Daily Fantasy Basketball 2015: NBA DraftKings Ideal Lineup Picks for April 27
They say defense wins championships. None of the defensive-orientated teams playing Monday night in the NBA playoffs will win the title this year, but they can help you win some cash at DraftKings. Fantasy points will be at a premium, but the good news …
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Voleo’s Seafood Restaurant of Lafitte among new vendors at 2015 French

cusineVoleo’s Seafood Restaurant of Lafitte among new vendors at 2015 French
David Volion says he’s been “beating on that door” to get into the French Quarter Fest for about three years. “I guess I wore them down,” said Volion, who was finally invited to do a tasting. “I went up there and presented what I had, and they enjoyed …

Restaurant review: We take a bite out of French Village
Frequent travellers to other towns and cities are like criminals. They like to go back to the scene of the coffee. I have a fondness for Brown Thomas’ cafe in Dublin. When in Londonderry, I go to Brown’s in Town.
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Local Restaurant Offers A Little Taste of France Right Here in Kelowna
Serving a five-course, fixed-price meal of $ 39, chef Holman creates a divine evening of French cuisine with simple and clean ingredients. Holman’s menu is constantly changing. Depending on his creative daily flair and what ingredients are available at …
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A: Yes, which is good news for the bike that had the distinction of finishing last in the 2014 and out of the top three in the 2015 MXA 250 Four-Stroke Shootout. Q: HOW MANY CHANGES DID HONDA MAKE TO THE 2015 CRF250? A: A total of eight general …
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Opponents pack Charlton hearing on motocross park proposal
CHARLTON — About 100 people were turned away from the first in a series of Planning Board public hearings on a proposed motocross track when attendance exceeded the 220-person fire code room capacity at Dexter Memorial Hall Wednesday night.
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Motocross brings big crowds to Woodville
Woodville is revving up for one of the busiest weekends of the year, as the country’s only motocross grand prix comes to town. The 2015 Honda New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix has attracted more than 500 motorcyclists from around the country and the …
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