Story highlights Brazilian surfer sets big-wave record Rodrigo Koxa rides 80ft monster in Portugal (CNN)There's surfing, and then there's riding liquid mountains. And now Brazil's Rodrigo Koxa has surfed the biggest wave of the lot with a world-record 80-foot monster at the infamous Nazare break in Portugal. Follow @cnnsport Koxa's streaking descent down the massive wall of water set a new official record for the largest wave ever surfed and earned him the prize for biggest wave of the year at the World Surf League Big Wave Awards in Southern California. The ride, on November 8, 2017, was deemed to have overtaken Garrett McNamara's record of a 78-foot wave at the same venue in 2011. The Quiksilver XXL Biggest Wave Award, which comes with a $25,000 prize, goes to the surfer who catches the largest wave of the year by any means -- either by paddling into it or being towed in by a jet ski. Read More In other awards, UK surfer Andrew Cotton was honored with the best wipeout … [Read more...] about Brazilian sets record for biggest wave ever surfed
Story highlights Tiger Woods shoots 73 in Masters first round Fights back on back nine at Augusta Sergio Garcia cards eight-over 13 on 15th Jordan Spieth leads on six-under-par 66 (CNN)Tiger Woods limited his losses with a battling first round 73 at the Masters Thursday as defending champion Sergio Garcia saw his chances disappear with a nightmare eight-over-par 13 on the 15th at August National. Garcia, so impressive in winning his first major last year, was two-over-par playing the par-five hole and in a good position for a birdie as he played his 200-yard approach shot. Follow @cnnsport But after spinning back into the water with his first effort, the Spaniard then saw four further efforts from the nearer drop zone suffer the same fate. His sixth effort found the green and he holed the putt for the octuple-bogey 13, the joint worst score on any hole at the Masters and the highest on the 15th, his title defense in ruins after a nine-over 81. 'It's the first time in my … [Read more...] about Tiger in the hunt as Garcia cards a 13
By Matt Davis BBC Sport 6 Apr From the section Sport Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/43665867 Read more about sharing. Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor is in custody in Brooklyn, New York after turning himself in following an incident at a UFC media day.The former two-weight UFC champion, 29, was one of a group of men alleged to have vandalised a bus containing rival fighters, the UFC said.The Irishman arrived at the police station at 9pm local time on Thursday.The New York Police Department told BBC Sport McGregor will see a judge after 7am (12pm BST).McGregor, who was beaten by Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match in August 2017, has not fought in the UFC since knocking out Eddie Alvarez in November 2016.Before Thursday's incident, he was stripped of his UFC lightweight title.The incident … [Read more...] about Conor McGregor: UFC fighter in custody in New York after turning himself in
Surrey would be interested in signing India captain Virat Kohli if he were to become available before India’s tour of England, according to Surrey’s director Alec Stewart. The Indian board is understood to be ready to allow Kohli to miss Afghanistan’s inaugural Test against India, to be played at Bangalore on June 14, and India’s two T20 internationals in Ireland later that month, to give Kohli an opportunity to acclimatise to English conditions. Kohli, widely considered to be the world’s best batsman over all formats, had a disastrous series on his only previous tour of England, averaging 13 in 2014, and has long since expressed an interest in playing some county cricket to prepare for this summer. India lost 4-0 on their last tour, as did England on their last tour of India. “We have Mitch Marsh signed as our overseas player with Aaron Finch being added in for our T20 Blast,” Stewart said from Surrey’s pre-season tour of Dubai. … [Read more...] about Surrey keen to sign India captain Virat Kohli ahead of tour of England
Hamilton takes pole ahead of Raikkonen and Vettel Bottas crashes out of Q3 without setting a time It has taken just one race weekend for Lewis Hamilton to start needling Sebastian Vettel, as he celebrated a record-extending 73rd pole position in Australia by telling his world title rival: “I was waiting to put a good lap in, to wipe that smile off your face.” Already, the Hamilton-Vettel duel, the first in Formula One history between two four-time world champions, is providing the anticipated sparks. Having asserted his authority with a stunning pole lap at Melbourne’s Albert Park, eclipsing the Ferraris of Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen by over seven tenths of a second, Hamilton could not resist plunging the knife a little deeper with his press conference taunt. Vettel, as is his wont, took it with a blank face but muttered, darkly: “What goes around, comes around.” This could be construed as a reference to the pair’s feud in Azerbaijan last year, … [Read more...] about Lewis Hamilton in a class of his own as he secures stunning pole at Australian GP… and then taunts rival Vettel
New Zealand vs England, first Test, day three: scoreboard Nine years ago in Kingston, Jamaica, England were swung out for 51. When England flew to their next venue of Antigua, a crisis meeting was held, everyone had his say, one head rolled and a new culture was installed. Sure enough, within half a year England had regained the Ashes, within two years they had retained the Ashes in Australia, and within three years they were anointed as No 1 in the Test rankings for the one and only time since the ICC’s system was inaugurated. Since the instigator of this reform, the captain Andrew Strauss, is now the Director of England Cricket, it will be surprising if the reaction to England’s humiliating... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register for free … [Read more...] about England need fixing and nothing less than a change of culture is required
What is it? British heavyweight Dillian Whyte takes on Australian Lucas Browne with both fighters hoping to put themselves in the picture for a world title shot. When is it? Saturday, March 24 2018. Where is it? Whyte will be on home soil in south London at the O2 Arena. What time will the fight start? The card begins at 6pm GMT, but Whyte and Browne are not expected in the ring for the headline event until after 10pm. What TV channel is it on? The bout is free-to-air not, not a box office event, with coverage beginning from 7pm on Sky Sports Action and 7.30pm on Sky Sports Main Event. Watch Whyte vs Brown on NOW TV from £7.98. What is Lucas Browne's record and style? Browne is on a 25-fight unbeaten run, and has been a nightclub bouncer and a cage-fighter in previous lives. Now 38, Whyte should have a physical advantage over the Australian but he has a powerful right-hand and has a reputation as a swinger. What are they … [Read more...] about Dillian Whyte vs Lucas Browne: What time is tonight’s fight, what TV channel is it on and how do I live stream?
What is it? It's the 164th annual boat race between Oxford University and Cambridge University. The race takes place close to Easter each year on the River Thames between Putney and Mortlake. The first race took place in 1829 in Henley on Thames following a challenge between old school friends. Since the second race in 1836, the contest has taken place in London. When is it? The race is on Saturday, 24 March. The women's race begins at 4.31pm and the men's race follows an hour later at 5.31pm. What TV channel is it on? Live coverage begins on BBC One from 3.50pm with Dame Katherine Grainger and Helen Glover part of their team. Where does it start and finish? The Boat Race course, known as the Championship Course is 4 miles, 374 yards or 6.8 Km long. It stretches between Putney and Mortlake on the River Thames in South West London. Where else can I watch? There are several pleasant vantage spots along the river including two bridges at Hammersmith and Putney. … [Read more...] about Boat Race 2018: What time is Oxford vs Cambridge, how do I watch it and what is the race route?
New Zealand vs England, first Test, day three: live scoreboard Rain wiped out virtually the entire third day's play in the first Test between New Zealand and England with only 17 balls bowled on Saturday as the hosts padded their lead to 175 runs. Henry Nicholls took advantage of a brief dry spell to reach his sixth Test half-century before rain forced the players from the field after about 10 minutes of play in the first session, with New Zealand on 233 for four. Nicholls, who had resumed on 49, clipped a Jimmy Anderson delivery off his hip for two runs to bring up the mark. He then almost ran out batting partner BJ Watling while taking a quick single. The wicketkeeper, however, was fortunate that the throw from Chris Woakes was wide. Watling was on 18 and Nicholls 52 when rain, which had washed out almost the entire second day, forced the players off again. Officials tried to restart play on several occasions but the rain kept returning as they were making pitch inspections or while … [Read more...] about Henry Nicholls reaches 50 before rain washes out third day as weather comes to England’s rescue again
24 March 2018 • 2:20am New Zealand vs England, first Test, day three: live scoreboard Auto update On Off 2:20AM Further delays It is still raining in Auckland so a resumption does not look likely any time soon. Tea will be taken at 2.30am (GMT) after just 17 deliveries were bowled in that first session. England are going to escape with a draw from the first test because of rain. I love the irony. #NZvENG— David Hickman (@DavidHickman87) March 24, 2018 1:40AM Update The covers had been taken off and play was set to re-start at 2.15am GMT but it has started to rain again...this is going to be a frustrating day ahead. Pitch inspection at 2am GMT. And now a little more rain... 😬 #nzveng— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) March 24, 2018 1:29AM Update Play could be starting soon, although we've been down this road before in the last 24 hours. Positive signs at … [Read more...] about Live New Zealand vs England, first Test day three, live score updates