"I just hope everyone gets stuck into him because the way he's carried on and the way he's commented in public about it is ridiculous. He hit it to first slip... and the biggest problem there is the poor umpire cops all the crap that he gets in paper and Stuart Broad makes them look like fools. From my point of view it's poor, so I hope the public actually get stuck into him. And I hope he cries and goes home. I don't advocate walking, but when you hit it to first slip it's pretty hard." Australian coach Darren 'Boof' Lehmann tells a radio station Down Under why he is unhappy with theRead More »from Quotes of the Week: ‘I hope he cries and goes home’
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- Eurosport | World of Sport – Fri, Aug 23, 2013 23:18 BST
The Paul Hunter Classic match between Graeme Dott and Judd Trump had to be stopped repeatedly due to a snooker loving mouse.
The crowd in Furth, Germany were in hysterics when the mouse made his first appearance and due to his undoubted passion for watching the boys on the baize he just could not stay away.
Just as the two players seemed to settle back into the match, the mouse would make another appearance, scampering around the arena, and the referee was forced to just shrug his shoulders and say there was little he could do when they players asked for a solution.
The players had no optionRead More »from Snooker loving mouse causes absolute chaos
- Eurosport | World of Sport – Thu, Aug 22, 2013 18:54 BST
"Take it one game at a time … give it 100 per cent … at the end of the day, the three points are all that matter.”
If you’ve ever wondered why all sportsmen - and some women - seem to spout the same dull clichés, there’s actually a very good reason for it.
Players are media trained to such an absurd degree that this week it emerged players for the NFL’s New York Jets have been given cue cards with stock boring phrases to use if they’re asked a difficult question – to be used as follows:
Q: You’ve now lost 12 consecutive games – morale must be pretty low in the locker room.Read More »from Are sportsmen trained to be boring? Or does it come naturally?
A: That’s not my
- Eurosport | World of Sport – Tue, Aug 20, 2013 12:24 BST
Louis Blake, who plays for AFC Croydon Athletic, made his debut from the bench 66 minutes into the club’s FA Cup qualifier against Colliers Wood on Saturday.
But Blake, 21, was wearing black underwear, which contravenes strict FA rules which state "if thermal undershorts are worn, they must be of the same main colour as the shorts".
Croydon wear maroon. That posed a problem for the referee, who spotted the black pants in the 86th minute and asked Blake to change his underwear.
Blake, whoRead More »from Footballer sent off on debut for ‘flashing’ ref in FA Cup match
- Eurosport | World of Sport – Mon, Aug 19, 2013 15:58 BST
Universitario benefited from a second blunder in successive matches by the Union Comercio defence to grab a 1-0 victory in Moyobamba in the Peruvian championship.
Universitario's Carlos Olascuaga was brought down in the box in the 59th minute of Sunday's match but before the referee could blow his whistle for a penalty, Comercio defender Renzo Reanos blasted the ball into his own net in anger.
"I feel really bad, it's my fault we lost today. I want to ask my team mates and all Union Comercio people to forgive me," a contrite Reanos said on his Twitter account (@reanosrm).
Last weekendRead More »from Angry defender seeks forgiveness after comical own goal
Ireland's Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) had to briefly suspended the use of its Hawk-Eye system following an error on Sunday, the same weekend the goalline technology its Premier League debut.
In an under-18 hurling match at Dublin's Croke Park on Sunday, Hawk-Eye overruled a goalline umpire by adjudging that a ball went wide despite its own graphic showing that it had sailed over the bar - which is worth one point in hurling (a goal is worth three points).
The game finished in a draw and the opposing team won in extra-time.
The GAA suspended the use of the system for the senior hurlingRead More »from Hawk-Eye goes haywire at match in Ireland
"It's been a different championships, not the best but I think over the days it got better," a candid Bolt told a news conference on Sunday after adding the 4x100 metres relay gold to his 100 and 200 titles.
"Over the days they really changed a few things - a lot more people got more relaxed, a lot more people started smiling, a lot more people were in the stands so it picked up in the end.
"But the start wasn't good so IRead More »from Bolt gives Moscow a 7/10, could try harder
- Eurosport | World of Sport – Sun, Aug 18, 2013 17:41 BST
For the sixth time in seven major championships, Great Britain’s 4x100m relay team missed out on a men’s medal because of their failure to properly hand over the baton.
The quartet of Adam Gemili, Dwain Chambers, Harry Aikines-Ayreetey and James Ellington celebrated wildly after Chambers brilliantly powered them home to third place in the anchor leg.
They paraded with flags, completed laps of honour and gave delighted interviews to the BBC – with Ellington saying "we've got the changeovers down to a tee now. I'm over the moon".
How embarrassing, then, that an error involving Ellington wouldRead More »from Why do Great Britain’s men always mess up relay changeovers?
Usain Bolt is undoubtedly the biggest name in world sport but unless someone emerges who is able to realistically challenge his hegemony then even the majestic Jamaican might begin to lose some of his stardust.
Bolt completed another sprint double when he added the world 200 metres title to the 100 he took last Sunday, before leading his country to a relay win that made it a hat-trick of golds for the charismatic Jamaican.
But his victory left something of a hollow feeling, achieved as it was with him easing up in the last 15 metres.
Having secured the same double at the last two Olympics andRead More »from Is Usain Bolt too quick for his own good?
- Eurosport | World of Sport – Sat, Aug 17, 2013 18:56 BST
So, to the surprise of absolutely no-one who follows sport, the recovery operation got underway.
Much like the political spin doctor who tries to convince us that no, the minister wasn’t discovered to have been lying, actually, he was just misquoted, Yelena Isinbayeva – and, you suspect, her "people" - set to work on that thoroughly modern PR media exercise: convincing the world that your ears have deceived you.
"We are normal Russians," the athleteRead More »from ‘Misunderstood? Come off it. Does Isinbayeva think we’re stupid?’