Category Archives: rugby

2011 in myriad sports

Any listing of the year in sports is going to be selective, and this one is no different. The idea here is to get every world championship in every Olympic sport. Some sports don’t have world championships in odd years, … Continue readin...

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All Blacks must bring success into 2011

New Zealand’s dominance in this year’s Tri Nations spectacle is nothing new. In the short history of the tournament, the side wearing the silver fern has won nine out of a possible 15 times, including four out of five, and … Contin...

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All Blacks aim to seal emphatic Tri Nations win

Rare is it to see 10 tries scored in a Bledisloe Cup match, but such was the case last weekend when New Zealand ran over an Australia side by a 49-28 score. Referee decisions played an unfortunate role, when Wallabies … Continue reading →...

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Friday Myriad: Bolt vs. Gay, Silva vs. Sonnen, DPs vs. DPs …

If you’re not a fan of American soccer leagues, this isn’t much of a weekend, though some European leagues (France, Netherlands, English Championship) kick off. FRIDAY 2 p.m.: Track and field, Diamond League, Stockholm. Bolt vs. Gay. Grea...

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Bledisloe Bash Begins in Tri Nations

As the Tri Nations tournament nears the halfway point, the Bledisloe Cup enters the mix. So is called the inter-nation trophy between New Zealand and Australia during the Southern Hemisphere competition, a competition dating back to 1931. In what wil...

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Youthful Australia face battered ‘Boks

A beat down, ragged Springboks side limps across the Tasman Sea looking to return home with anything as a three-game road swing concludes. Not much has gone right. They’ve lost Bakkies Botha thanks to his temper, coach Peter de Villiers &hellip...

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Friday Myriad: The dog ate it

Things I’ll try to watch this weekend while we finish up a long week of dog-sitting … FRIDAY 8:30 a.m.: Cycling, Tour de France, Stage 18. Flat stage with a likely sprint finish that will help decide the green jersey. … Continue re...

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Friday Myriad: Morning TV, friendly soccer

I have survived Double Deadline Day. I survived the sauna that passes for RFK Stadium’s press box. I survived the long Metro ride home, which ended with a ranting woman accusing me of using my Blackberry to transmit shortwave signals … C...

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