Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday 16th March

first_img Twitter Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest Previous articleOver €97,000 awarded to Áislann Chill CharthaNext articleBack to back Brandywell wins for Derry City News Highland WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday 16th March Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday 16th March:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – March 16, 2018 WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Weirdest animal sports from history you must not have known

first_imgThere are a number of weird and crazy sports that are popular among people across the globe, which you mustn’t have heard about in your life. These kinds of sports might seem unusual to you but they are played enjoyably among people at professional levels and also at festivals! Have you heard of fox tossing or even cockroach races? If not, then this article is definitely for you.Here is a list of some of the most bizarre animal sports in the world:Eel pullingEel pulling was practiced in the Netherlands in the 19th century. There were two basic forms of this sport. One was the tug-of-war, which we all are aware of, but the rope was replaced with a live eel. The eel was soaped up to make it more slippery, so that the sport becomes tough for the players. Whereas, the other form involved hanging of the eel down the canal where the players had to jump and take down the eel while passing through the canal in a boat. Fox tossingThis sport was practiced largely in Europe in the 17th and 18th century. The game was played in pairs wherein each member of a team would pull the two ends of a sling lying on the ground to fling live foxes and other animals high into the air. The highest recorded height for this sport was 7.5 metres. Sled Dog RacingSled dog racing is where dogs run for days and cover the distance of over 1,609 kilometres. This sport was played in the 1930s and it took place at the 1932 Games in Lake Placid. The event saw two races on a 25.1-mile course wherein only two countries had participated– Canada and the United States.advertisementCamel WrestlingThis sport was first practiced by the Turkic tribes more than 2,400 years ago. The annual Camel Wrestling Championship, held in Selcuk in Turkey, as part of the Selcuk Efes Camel Wrestling Festival organises this sport in January every year. The competition puts two male bull camels to fight among each other for the female, leaning on each other to push the other one down. The camel that doesn’t get afraid and run away becomes the winner. Cockroach RacesOn January 26, every year, the cockroach racing competition is held at the Story Bridge Hotel in Kangaroo Point, Queensland, Australia on the occasion of Australia Day. A bucket of cockroaches are emptied in the middle of the race ring at the beginning of the race and the first to reach the edge of the ring wins. Goose PullingGoose Pulling was an ancient sport practiced from the 17th to the 19th century. In this sport, competitors riding on horses would attempt to grab the goose by the neck, hung by its legs from a pole, and try to pull its head off. In the modern version of Goose pulling, it is practiced with a dead goose. Scotland Island 500The first event of the Scotland Island 500 was held in 1973, in which the race was between the dogs of two ferry captains. It is an annual aquatic dog race held on Christmas Eve in Sydney, Australia. The participants paddle across a 500-meter stretch of water between Scotland Island and Church Point in Pittwater, Australia. The prize for the winner is a bowl inscribed with ‘Outstanding Canine Aquatic Behavior’. Haggis HurlingA haggis is a pudding filled with flavours containing a sheep’s heart, liver, lungs and onions, suet, oatmeal, spices, and salt. It is then cooked and simmered inside the animal’s stomach for three long hours. Haggis hurling is a Scottish sport that involves hurling of a haggis to the farthest distance as much as possible. The sport was initially initiated as a joke by Robin Dunseath, in 1977, for the people of the Clans in Edinburgh and over the years has became popular in many other countries. Barking Off Squirrels ‘Barking off’ was a type of squirrel hunting, which had a goal of hunting squirrels without shooting them. The hunters would usually shoot the bark below the squirrels which would be enough to shatter them to be killed. It was popular in America in the late 18th and early 19th century, popularised by renowned frontiersman Daniel Boone. Cock ShyingAlso known as cock throwing, cock shying was a blood sport practiced throughout England until the 18th century. In this sport, people threw weighted sticks called ‘coksteles’ or other heavy weighted things at the rooster until it’s been killed. Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section. advertisementlast_img read more

Oklahoma State-Oklahoma Fourth Top-10 Bedlam Matchup Ever

first_imgThe Big 12 title will be determined on Saturday. For the fourth time in six years, Bedlam will determine who takes home the Big 12 title. The significance and stakes have perhaps never been higher than this game in this era, but surprisingly, it’s just the fourth top-10 Bedlam matchup — almost all that have come in the Mike Gundy era. Here’s how the other matchups have shaken out — only one of which played out in favor of OSU.1984The Cowboys rolled into Norman with a No. 3 ranking gainst the No. 2 Sooners. Perhaps no Bedlam game had higher stakes — with a Big 8 title on the line and aspiring national championship appearance. After Barry Switzer began the season on the hot seat, he flushed the Cowboys 24-14.2011The Cowboys rolled into Bedlam with a No. 3 ranking and a potential national title appearance on the line. They dominated the No. 10 ranked Sooners, 44-10, en route to their first Big 12 championship.2015Last year’s Bedlam game saw the Cowboys limping to the finish. After a demoralizing loss to Baylor and losing quarterback Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State completely changed their offense to mold J.W. Walsh’s strengths. They got pummeled by Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon and the Sooners, unable to stop the run. It was a lopsided game from the beginning and the 58-23 win helped the Sooners launch themselves into the second college football playoff. The two were No. 5 and No. 9, respectively, in the AP top 25 poll at the time.2016This season, the chips on the table seem to be more evenly distributed. Oklahoma (No. 9 in the CFB Playoff rankings) and Oklahoma State (No. 10) don’t appear to have a chance at the playoff with a win, but with the B12 title on the line, there’s plenty at stake. Mason Rudolph is at full health, the Cowboys get their starting right guard back, and the running game is peaking at just the right time.The Sooners offense, however, will spread OSU out and attack them in ways that might have Glenn Spencer busting the Sooners coaching box glass. OSU’s defense is coming off their best performance of the season, though, after nearly pitching a shutout against TCU and their spread attack. But Baker Mayfield and Kenny Hill are not the same animal — keeping him in the pocket and contained will be key. Easier said than done.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more