The Commonwealth Games saw records fall and last week, the Villain Of 80s Nintendo, Billy Mitchell, had his Donkey Kong records erased from the record books. Breaking a swimming world record of getting the highest score on Donkey Kong takes forever - why bother with that when you can try and break the World Record for Farthest Water Balloon Throw?
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If you've ever played amateur sports, you know how frustrating it can be to lose a big game due to the bumbling ineptitude of an umpire or referee. Most people understand that bad calls are part of the game and manage to keep their temper under control. But some players morph into Hulked-out John McEnroes, complete with swearing, yelling, name calling and shoving. Is this legal?
It's Olympics season, so we're ready to talk about the Winter X Games, baby! Specifically the Games from '05 to '11, when skier Grete Eliassen won six medals in slopestyle and halfpipe. Since January 2017 she's been president of the Women's Sports Foundation, which ensures women's access to sports programs. We asked her about how she gets her work done.
If speeding down a long lane of ice seems like your thing, or hugging tight corners while trying to get ahead of whoever is leading the pack, maybe you should consider lacing up a pair of speed skates. You don't have to have Olympic-size thighs to try it out, although that would certainly help. I stopped by a practice to get the lowdown.
The 2018 Winter Olympics have begun and it's time to cheer on our athletes. The trouble is, it's hard to know what the heck's going on in some of these events. Why are there so many people skating at once? What is curling exactly? Is ice dancing the same as figure skating? And, woah, does that lady have a gun?
Whatever your thoughts on American football, the Super Bowl's televised broadcast is not to be missed. This is where the world's biggest brands debut their most extravagant and jaw-dropping commercials. You can also expect to see a ton of movie and TV trailers for the very first time.
As always, we'll be collecting the best ads and trailers as soon as they appear online. Watch them all here!
Everyone who has a child in a competitive hobby knows the types: The boy who disputes every call the referee makes, the parent who hurls invective from the sidelines, the girl who can barely bring herself to shake hands after her team loses. Playing sports and games is hugely valuable for child development: They learn teamwork, strategy, patience, and get a workout to boot. But things go awry when kids can't place winning and losing in the proper perspective - when a loss is devastating or a win is cause for unseemly gloating.
On Monday (January 15), one of the world's biggest tennis events - the Australian Open - returns to the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. If you're stuck at work when it's all happening or don't have access to free-to-air TV for whatever reason, we have you covered! Here's how to watch the 2018 Australian Open from your desk or on your mobile phone for free.
Being left-handed, I'm keenly aware when something isn't friendly to the 10 per cent, so to speak. Fortunately, it's not so bad these days, but when faced with scissors, old can-openers and even writing with a pen, you're reminded that your view of the world is a bit different. But does that difference provide any advantages? Sport, for example, is one area that comes up in these discussions.
Basketball fans are revving up for the 2017-18 NBA season, which kicks off tomorrow morning in Australia with a huge double-header: Boston plays Cleveland and the Rockets face off against the perennial superteam, the Warriors. Yes, the countdown to the season proper is well and truly on, so for NBA fans in Australia that want to catch all the NBA action this year, we break down the cheapest way to stream the NBA here.
Recently, ESPN suspended host Jemele Hill for what the company is saying is the second violation of ESPN's social-media guidelines.
This past weekend the AFL and the NRL finished up with their huge Grand Finals. You already know the results. Did your team win? The mighty Adelaide Crows - my team - lost. Poorly. If you follow the Crows or the North Queensland Cowboys then, you are probably in the same big, sad boat.
I know. It stings.
But take a paddle and let’s row out of this mess, together.