Forget ‘planking’, the new craze is ‘Milking’

Planking is so last year. The bizarre new internet-inspired craze is “milking”, featuring students pouring two litre milk cartons over their heads. If you thought web crazes would never top the idiocy of planking, you probably hadn’t counted on the ingenuity of a group of students in Newcastle, England. Bored of pushing each other down … [Read the full story]

Harry Redknapp – struggles and success

Many episodes of Harry Redknapp’s life have found him in a precarious position, dangling by his fingertips with observers wondering how he could possibly escape. Somehow ‘Harry Houdini’ always has, and yesterday he did it again when the jury – some of whom had chuckled repeatedly at his comments – acquitted him of tax evasion. … [Read the full story]

Big Bash League is going to get bigger

Gold Coast, Canberra, Newcastle and Geelong are all in the running to have a Big Bash League team as soon as next summer as the reinvigorated KFC T20 competition continues to explode. With ratings and crowds surging ahead of expectations, Cricket Australia has already started looking at further expansion years ahead of its original timetable. … [Read the full story]

Wales soccer boss Gary Speed hangs himself

The world of football was in shock today after Wales manager Gary Speed was found hanged at his home in Cheshire. The former Leeds United, Everton, Newcastle and Bolton star, who appeared on BBC’s Football Focus show yesterday, was aged 42. Police say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death, which is thought to … [Read the full story]

ARL Junior Kangaroos squad is named

The ARL Junior Kangaroos will play the New Zealand Junior Kiwis in Newcastle as a preliminary game to the Australia V New Zealand Test Match on Sunday, October 16, at Ausgrid Stadium, Newcastle. Further players will be added to the squad at the completion of the Grand Finals, with the final squad to be selected … [Read the full story]

Barclays Premier League relegation round-up and end of season ladder

An exiting last game for most of us. West Ham were already down. Wolves were 3-0 down in the first half to Blackburn but got a bollocking at half time by Mick McArthy, and they came out and scored two goals, making the final result 3-2 to Blackburn. Birmingham, who beat Arsenal in the League … [Read the full story]

Andy Carroll ready to be used against United

Liverpool may try to take advantage of Manchester United’s defensive crisis by handing record signing Andy Carroll his debut in Sunday’s highly-anticipated northwest derby. United, who lead the Barclays Premier League by four points despite having lost two of their last four matches, go into the game at Anfield without central defenders Nemanja Vidic, Rio … [Read the full story]

Nathan wants to Tinkle with the Knights

Nathan Tinkler has hit back at criticism from Knights’ Chairman Rob Tew, saying Tew is not capable of determining the true value of the Tinkler Group’s offer to buy the Newcastle club. Tew and Newcastle Knights chief executive Steve Burraston told a packed media conference on last week that they will no longer be considering … [Read the full story]

Drunk dwarf is a rubbish burglar

A gang of burglars thought they had found the perfect accomplice – a dwarf able to clamber into derelict houses through the smallest of holes. But they didn’t count on Lee Kildare getting drunk while leading their scrap metal raid. When police were called to a disturbance at a house in Newcastle. The 22-year-old promptly … [Read the full story]

ARU confident Quade Cooper will stay

ARU boss John O’Neill is adamant he won’t pay ‘crazy money’ for Quade Cooper, but remains confident the star five-eighth will stay with the 15-man game. The stakes were raised in the battle for Cooper’s services when his manager Richard Colreavy met NRL officials on Monday in the wake of interest from league clubs Parramatta … [Read the full story]