Dan Mackay

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FAST FACTS Who is celebrating milestone starts, and which big name driver is yet to taste victory at the Victorian track? Here are the numbers you need to know. #V8SC READ MORE: http://bit.ly/1ubpnOL

Today we remember 'The King of the Mountain - Peter Brock' - Gone but not forgotten. #V8SC

Garry Rogers has confirmed Volvo Polestar Racing will have four S60 V8 Supercars ready to race in the 2015 Championship. #V8SC READ MORE: http://bit.ly/1lPZK50

“Turn six is the scariest corner on the circuit. It’s very fast, fifth gear, and we’ve seen in the past some of the big accidents in the exit there." #V8SC READ MORE: http://bit.ly/WwFhG3

“You get it all at Sandown. The kerbs are aggressive and you have to use them to go quick so you will see cars up on two wheels through Turns 2 and 3." #V8SC READ MORE: http://bit.ly/1ryfsOv

200 Championship starts, but not even a podium at Sandown – yet. #V8SC READ MORE: http://bit.ly/1ueu22r

Race-goers again able to catch all of the action at the Wilson Security Sandown 500 from pole position with Park and View. #V8SC READ MORE: http://bit.ly/1lOMgGp

Bathurst Champions comfortable at 300km/h on Mount Panorama but what about at another mountain with just a piece of rope? #V8SC READ MORE: http://bit.ly/1tH1cZX

Rugby league star Sam Burgess faces a tough transition to union

The South Sydney Rabbitohs forward will need plenty of skill and luck to thrive quickly in the 15-a-side game<p>Just about everybody agrees that Sam Burgess is a special player. On Monday he was being mentioned in the same breath as Sonny Bill Williams, whose ability to succeed in both codes is …

Sam Burgess: rugby code switch is 'an opportunity I had to pursue'

• League international sets sights on 2015 Rugby World Cup • Bath confirm signing of rugby league star Sam Burgess<p>Sam Burgess has declared his decision to switch rugby codes was "an opportunity I had to pursue".<p>The Great Britain and England rugby league international has agreed a three-year deal to …

Benefits of rugby union outweigh knee-jerk reaction to its dangers

An argument that the game, in its present form, is unsafe for youngsters overlooks the core values of teamwork, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship it gives to those who play it<p>Anyone who saw England versus Ireland at the weekend now knows what a properly intense, top-level game of rugby union …

Super Rugby poised to take on Argentinian team

Asian-based team also a possibility Competition to consist of four conferences<p>Super Rugby is poised to move forward with a four-conference model in 2016 – with two based in South Africa, including Argentinian and Asian teams.<p>The Australian Rugby Union chief executive, Bill Pulver, has revealed the …

Australian franchises mull over Super Rugby expansion

Competition will feature Argentinian side Australian franchises had been opposed to plans<p>Plans for an expanded Super Rugby competition have been rolled out while Australian officials were still locked in a meeting discussing its merits.<p>In a rude shock to Australia's five provincial chief …

Waisale Serevi: How radio made the rugby star

As a young child in Fiji, rugby star Waisale Serevi strained to hear tales of his heroes through the crackles of an old transistor radio.<p>Those radio waves carried stories of his idols across the seas into the ears of an enraptured Serevi.<p>It was the 1970s, before television arrived on the shores of …

Is James O’Connor a Todd Carney-like risk for Australian rugby?

James O'Connor is a good player but there are others who can do his job – and don't carry the same baggage<p>It's an open secret James O'Connor will play for the Reds next season. The Reds this week refused to confirm or deny whether O'Connor, who was unceremoniously sacked from the Wallabies last …

Sam Warburton left without a team after Welsh rugby talks collapse

• Future of professional rugby in Wales thrown into doubt • Agreement with WRU labelled ‘unacceptable’ by regions<p>Welsh rugby has been plunged into crisis after Regional Rugby Wales announced on Friday that the participation agreement proposed by the Welsh Rugby Union was “completely unacceptable” …

Welsh dispute threatens to wreck Warren Gatland’s World Cup plans

Sam Warburton and others have no clubs and internationals may be scrapped as WRU’s row with the regions goes on<p>Warren Gatland returned to Wales this week from his holiday in New Zealand one year out from the start of three World Cup warm-up matches but his preparations for the tournament are being …

England World Cup win shows how far women’s rugby union has come

The success of Katy McLean’s team in breaking their final hoodoo should provide a huge boost for female version of game<p>Most of England’s world champions will return to work this week. Vets, policewomen, teachers et al, their bodies sapped of energy and heads still sore from celebrating, all go back …

Sydney Convicts retain gay Rugby World Cup

Convicts beat Brisbane Hustlers in grand final ARU tackles homophobia in sport<p>The Sydney Convicts have retained the Bingham Cup – the gay and inclusive Rugby World Cup – in a 31-0 grand final thrashing of the Brisbane Hustlers in Sydney.<p>Australian teams dominated the three-day international …

Former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher out of hospital, heading home for rehabilitation

FORMER Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has left a Swiss hospital and will continue his treatment at home after a devastating ski accident in …

The bind facing Turkey over 'Islamic State' | Europe | DW | 09.09.2014

When "Islamic State" (IS) militants took the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in June, diplomats in its Turkish consulate hesitated for too long. The …

In B2B e-commerce, Alibaba has solved the one problem Amazon can't

In 2000, analysts predicted a massive chunk of the world’s business-to-business commerce market would come online, resulting in trillions of dollars …

Chilean students invent world's first 'unstealable bike'

Three Chilean students have created what's believed to be the world's first 'unstealable' bike.<p>Juan José Monsalve, Andrés Roi Eggers and Cristóbal …

Microsoft Paid $400 Million For NFL Teams To Use Surface Tablets And A Fox Announcer Called Them iPads

That thingamajiggy that Eli Manning is scratching his family’s legendary forehead over is the Microsoft Surface, the tablet of the future for NFL teams. Last year, Microsoft reportedly paid $400 million to become “The Official Sideline Technology Sponsor of the NFL,” while the Surface and Windows …