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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

League man Burgess would succeed in rugby, says Folau

(Reuters) - Rugby league wrecking ball Sam Burgess would have no problems switching to the 15-man code which would put him on the global stage, according to Australia’s dual international Israel Folau.<p>Sam Burgess (C), from England, attend a training session of the rugby league club 'Sydney …

Rugby league star Sam Burgess faces a tough transition to union

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 already a matter of record rather than breathless conjecture. What no one with any knowledge of union's …

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

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 join Premiership club Bath.<p>He will move to the West Country from the NRL side the South Sydney Rabbitohs later …

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

Anyone who saw England versus Ireland at the weekend now knows what a properly intense, top-level game of rugby union looks like. Fierce, physical, lung-bursting, aggressive and bruising, not to mention fast, skilful and athletic. It is impossible to understate just how fit and committed the …

Super Rugby poised to take on Argentinian team

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 announcement of an expanded and restrucured model to take to broadcasters is …

Australian franchises mull over Super Rugby expansion

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 executives, governing body Sanzar is ploughing ahead with an 18-team, four conference model for …

Rugby-Brinkmanship, pragmatism behind SANZAR expansion plans

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The location of Super Rugby’s 18th team when the competition expands in two years time should provoke some robust debate given the brinkmanship and pragmatic compromise behind SANZAR’s realignment plans announced earlier this week.<p>The British and Irish Lions rugby team player …

Waisale Serevi: How radio made the rugby star - CNN.com

Waisale Serevi of Fiji is widely regarded as the finest rugby sevens player of all time. The skill he displayed during a glittering career earned him the nickname "King of Sevens."<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>'King of Sevens'<p>World champion<p>Man of faith<p>Veteran<p>Sweet 17<p>1<p>2<p>3<p>4<p>5<p><i>Follow us at @WorldSportCNN and like us on</i> …

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?

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 year after a drunken customer service rant at Perth Airport, has agreed to a two-year deal. That refusal is …

Sam Warburton left without a team as Welsh rugby talks collapse

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” after “indescribably tortuous” negotiations.<p>The four regions which form RRW – the Blues, the Dragons, the Ospreys …

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

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 blighted by the long-standing dispute between the Welsh Rugby Union and its four regions that threatens to …

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

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 to their day jobs after winning the World Cup for the first time in 20 years.<p>Many have been without pay for three …

Sydney Convicts retain gay Rugby World Cup

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 tournament that ended with the one-sided decider in Rose Bay on Sunday. The Sydney …

Apple unveils watch, larger iPhones in bid to retake innovation crown

CUPERTINO Calif. (Reuters) - Apple Inc unveiled a watch, two larger iPhones and a mobile payments service on Tuesday as Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook seeks to revive the technology company’s reputation as a wellspring of innovation.<p>The first new product to be developed and introduced under …

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 …

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The bind facing Turkey over 'Islamic State' | 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 …