Opinion: Berlin derby was an advert for German fan culture, but some went too far

The football might have been underwhelming in the Berlin derby, but this was German fan culture at its best — until rockets were fired onto the pitch. At that point, a line has been crossed, writes DW’s Matt Ford. Greek font, Doric columns and a red-and-white Perseus battling a blue and white Medusa; the Union Berlin ultras had dug deep into their old Greek mythology school books for some derby day inspiration, and no expense was spared. “Having arrived at football’s Olympus, after a sheer endless odyssey, you will now…

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Blue Prize Wins 2019 Breeders’ Cup Distaff

The 6-year-old Argentinean-bred bested heavy favorite Midnight Bisou. Saturday’s $1.84 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff was supposed to be all about Midnight Bisou, but Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize floored the even-money favorite at Santa Anita. The 8-1 chance became the third Argentinean-bred to capture the Distaff, following Hall of Famers Bayakoa (1989-90) and Paseana (1992). The first Breeders’ Cup winner for both trainer Ignacio Correas IV and jockey Joe Bravo, Blue Prize rallied from well back. Up front, Kentucky Oaks winner Serengeti Empress tried to repeat that exhibition of speed by…

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Evergreen Pizarro eyes one more record in final Bundesliga season

Claudio Pizarro is the German league’s oldest-ever goalscorer and will retire at the end of the season. But the 41-year-old striker tells DW that he’s still hungry for more as he chases a Bundesliga milestone. Claudio Pizarro’s eyes light up, he smiles and chuckles a little as he relives his first goal in Germany’s top flight. After all, it’s been over 20 years since the striker first discovered the feeling of scoring a Bundesliga goal. Back then, Bremen’s Weserstadion still had a running track surrounding the field. A baby-faced Pizarro played his first…

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My mobile phone is a Conor McGregor machine

UFC 229 Khabib v McGregor: Open Workouts

Right now, my life is Conor McGregor versus Khabib Nurmagamedov. My pulse beats solely for this struggle. I’m obsessed. Hook it to my veins. I might find it irresistible. All of it. I want to bathe in this fight. And contained in the 21st century, with all the know-how and content material materials supplies platforms at my disposal, I can bathe on this struggle. In some methods it’s a struggle I’m unable to flee. Even if I needed to. Which I do not. McGregor versus Khabib. It takes place Oct.…

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Gentle saves best for last with big Gold Coast win

Ashleigh Gentle had a tough time at the Commonwealth Games.

AUSTRALIA’S Ashleigh Gentle has secured what she bills as the perfect win of her occupation contained in the World Triathlon Series grand closing on the Gold Coast. The Gold Coast product put collectively most probably primarily essentially the most mounted race of her occupation to beat dwelling sequence winner Vicky Holland of Britain in a contact end, with America’s Katie Zaferes in third. While Gentle couldn’t replicate the sequence she had closing yr, when second widespread, her effectivity in entrance of household and buddies after a disappointing fifth inserting on…

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Australian netball Diamonds beaten by New Zealand for first time in a year

The third game was a fierce and physical match dominated by the New Zealanders.

THE candy capturing of Maria Folau, gritty defence and the magic contact of newest coach Noeline Taurua has seen the Silver Ferns thwart the Diamonds’ bid to equal after which surpass their doc 10 sport worthwhile run with New Zealand scoring their first victory over the world No. 1 side in a yr all through the essential third check of the Constellation Cup. In a basic arm wrestle between two of netball’s oldest rivals, Sydney netballer Jamie-Lee Price made her debut in a match the Diamonds could wish to overlook.…

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Surging Scott leads Aussie charge at playoffs opener


THE Australian contingent are efficiently all through the combination within the midst of the opening spherical of the US PGA Tour’s Northern Trust in New Jersey. Queenslanders Adam Scott and Cameron Smith every posted a two-under-par 69 at Ridgewood Country Club to take a seat merely three pictures as soon as extra of clubhouse leaders Kevin Tway, Jamie Lovemark and Vaughn Taylor (66) on Thursday. One shot as soon as extra in a share of fourth is a logjam of avid players together with world No.1 Dustin Johnson, US Open…

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Why NRLW expansion talk can wait

Broncos gun Chelsea Baker on the burst. Picture: Liam Kidston

ROUND one was worthwhile, nonetheless there’ll possibly be no rush by the NRL in deciding whether or not or not or to not broaden NRLW in 2019 or proceed to nurture what they’ve began. After grand last there’ll possibly be a full take into account the place a willpower of what labored and what didn’t in 2018 — and what can keep or what may go — will possibly be made. NRL senior supervisor of women’s elite functions, Tiffany Slater, expects the primary few years of NRLW and the ladies’s…

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Ticked off: Nike gaffe costs US chief’s job

Former US gymnasts McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross and Aly Raisman

Mary Bono lasted 4 days. (Photo by Jason Merritt / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)Source:AFP THE newly-appointed head of USA Gymnastics resigned merely 4 days after being named to the job following stinging criticism of her appointment by Olympic stars Simone Biles and Alexandra Raisman. Former Republican politician Mary Bono, who had solely been revealed as interim chief of the embattled governing physique on Saturday, talked about she was quitting over “private assaults” that made her place untenable. “It is with profound remorse, coupled with a deep love for…

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