Rugby, football game played with an oval ball by two teams of 15 players (in rugby union play) or 13 players (in rugby league play). Both rugby union and rugby league have their origins in the style of football played at Rugby School in England. According to the sport’s lore, in 1823 William Webb Ellis, a pupil at Rugby School, defied the conventions of the day (that the ball may only be kicked forward) to pick up the ball and run with it in a game, thus creating the distinct handling game of rugby football. This “historical” basis of the game was well established by the early 1900s, about the same time that foundation myths were invented for baseball and Australian rules football. While it is known that Webb Ellis was a student at Rugby School at the time, there is no direct evidence of t
The season’s first snowstorm found most warmblooded humans at home, glued to their couches. Not so Gregg Smith and his girlfriend, Pamela Deitrich, who were struggling to stay upright one afternoon in late December on the cross-country ski trails of High Point State Park in Sussex, N.J. Ms. Dietrich had convinced Mr. Smith that snow, once you have trudged through it, shoveled it and scraped it off your car windows, offers an opportunity for fun. At High Point the couple — he’s from Freeport on Long Island; she’s from Ridgewood, N.J. — rented skis and took a lesson, during which he fell. Then she fell. Over and over again. “I lived in Florida for 25 years,” he said between tumbles. “A winter sport to me is scuba diving.” By the end of the day they were hooked. When snow is scarce, as it
FloSports To Live Stream Giro d’Italia And 63 World-Class Cycling Races On FloBikes.com Live and on-demand coverage in North America also includes Tour de Romandie, Giro di Lombardia, Tour de Suisse AUSTIN, TX — April 16, 2018 — Today, FloSports, the innovator in live sports and original content, announced the addition of 63 world-class cycling events, covering 188 days of racing, on FloBikes.com. Races include the prestigious Giro d’Italia and the Tour de Suisse, as well as the 2019 editions of Milan-San Remo and the Tour of Flanders. Races on FloBikes.com will be available to audiences in the U.S. and Canada. FloBikes subscribers in North America will now have access to live and on-demand coverage of the top road and cyclocross races in the world, including all 21 days of
Scots' World Cup dreams ended in dramatic draw in Slovenia Scots' World Cup dreams ended in dramatic draw in Slovenia Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Slovenia vs Scotland - Stozice Stadium, Ljubljana, Slovenia - October 8, 2017 Scotlandâ€™s Robert Snodgrass looks dejected after the match. Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers (Reuters) - Slovenia and Scotland played out a dramatic 2-2 draw in Ljubljana on Sunday but the result ensured both sides' World Cup dreams were extinguished as they fell short of making the playoffs. With Slovakia, as expected, beating Malta 3-0, it left the Scots needing to win to seal a playoff spot from Group F and when Leigh Griffiths put them ahead against the run of play in the first half, they were on co
Overview The ACA is committed to developing and promoting paddlesport athletic competition at all levels, and in cooperation with other organizations, including serving as the National Governing Body (NGB) as approved by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) as that term is defined in the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act and as the National Federation in the United States responsible to the International Canoe Federation (ICF). In order to maintain consistent rules and safety standards for competitive paddling events throughout the United States, the ACA also provides governance for several non-Olympic paddlesport disciplines through the Competition Council. The ACA uses the term "discipline" to refer to the type of paddling activity, which is determined by the type of paddle cra
The most decorated athlete in Olympic history, American swimmer Michael Phelps finished his career with 23 gold medals and 28 overall. Phelps was just 15 years old when he made his Olympic debut at the 2000 Games in Sydney. Though he didn't medal in Australia, the young Phelps put the world on notice with a fifth-place finish in the 200-meter butterfly final. Phelps would go on to win eight medals at the 2004 Athens Olympics, eight in Beijing in 2008, six in London in 2012 and six in Rio. Athens 2004 Aug. 14 400-meter medley – GOLD – 4:08.26 (world record) Aug. 15 4x100 freestyle relay – BRONZE – 3:14.62 (with Ian Crocker, Neil Walker, Jason Lezak) Aug. 16 200 freestyle –BRONZE – 1:45.32 Aug. 17 200 butterfly – GOLD – 1:54.04 (Olympic record) 4x200 freestyle relay – GOLD – 7:0
Khanty Mansiysk, Russia, Sep 19.- Russian Grandmaster Peter Svidler on Monday won the title of the World Chess Cup, after defeating his compatriot Alexander Grischuk in the finals. Svidler, with white pieces, on Monday tied after 38 moves of a Sicilian Defense, with a Moscow variation. The draw was a guarantee for Svidler to win the world title by 2.5 over 1.5 points, because he previously had one victory in the first match, and two draws in the second and third matches. Svidler, 35, and also six-time champion of Russia, replaced Israeli Boris Gelfand as world champion, and qualifies for the next Candidates Tournament to the World Chess Championship 2012. In the third place competition, Ukrainian Vassily Ivanchuk defeated his compatriot Ruslan Ponomariov (2.5-1.5), and won the ...