The Minnesota Vikings clinched a thriller against the Saints to cap one of the most captivating play-off weekends in NFL history. Case Keenum launching one to Stefon Diggs as the clock expired and Marcus William shockingly missed the tackle to send the US Bank Stadium into delirium. Earlier in the day the Steelers were upset by the Jacksonville Jaguars, with Mike Mitchell epitomising Pittsburgh's downfall by already thinking about revenge against the Patriots. New England cruised past the Tennessee Titans, with many of their fans more disappointed by Mike Mularkey likely extending his stay at head coach. The Philadelphia Eagles, behind backup Nick Foles, ground out a win over the Atlanta Falcons to host the championship game. NFL Divisional Round Results Eagles 15-10 Falcons Patriots 35-14 Titans Steelers 42-45 Jaguars Vikings 29-24 Saints NFL Championship Round Schedule Patriots - Jaguars, Sun 21/01, 20:05 Eagles - Vikings, Sun 21/01, 23:40 Sky Sports are showing the Super Bowl … [Read more...] about NFL Road to the Super Bowl LII: State of play as Patriots, Jaguars, Eagles and Vikings enter championship weekend
Yorkshire Division Four North West: Wibsey 19 Halifax 8 ONE more victory from their remaining two fixtures will put Wibsey into the Yorkshire Division Four 'Super Eights'. They are at home to Bramley Phoenix – their biggest rivals for fourth place in the North West section – next Saturday and are at current leaders Knaresborough on Saturday, January 27. With Bramley losing 25-10 at home to Leeds Corinthians and Wibsey completing the double over Halifax, the gap between the two has grown to 12 points, but Phoenix not only have a game in hand but also have the bottom two to play, making next weekend even more of a shoot-out. "We are halfway through the season and not only do we feel that we can get into the Super Eights, but we feel that we can get promoted (as one of the top two)," said Wibsey scrum half Kyle Carter. "We have some players out injured but we are getting some of them back." While James Birkbeck and Michael Kite may not see any action for the rest … [Read more...] about Wibsey scenting promotion, never mind the ‘Super Eights’
THE SUPER BOWL is often regarded as the biggest sporting event in the US calendar.Due to be held in February 2019, it is the biggest game in the NFL season - whilst also pulling in huge TV audiences with it's celeb laden half-time show.Last years winners were the New England Patriots, who staged an epic comeback to defeat the Atlanta Falcons after trailing 21-3. THINK of the Super Bowl as being like a cup final.32 NFL teams compete in two conferences of 16 (AFC and NFC) during the regular season, which are in turn split into eight smaller divisions of four.The champions of each division automatically qualify for the post-season playoffs, along with two wildcard sides from each conference who are the best of the rest - so in total eight franchises.They then face off in a seeded order - but remain in AFC and NFC groupings - before following a traditional knockout system, with the top seeded sides receiving a bye until the Divisional (second) Round.Two sides will make it through from … [Read more...] about What is the Super Bowl, how do NFL playoffs work and when is it going to be played?
A BABY shower planner for the rich and famous has revealed the most lavish requests she gets from her wealthy clients.Chrystal de’Gale, founder of Beforebaby.co.uk, features in Channel 5’s Billionaire Babies on Sunday night – where she is seen planning a luxury baby shower at a 47-bedroom mansion in Kent.But she says the champagne tea with all the trimming, at Ingriss Abbey, was “standard” compared to many of the parties she throws.Chrystal told the Sun Online: “One of the most lavish was a funfair theme baby shower, which was a popular choice at the time.“Only these clients wanted a carousel in their garden, the popcorn stalls, the candy floss stalls and all the usual funfair stalls as well as mini makeovers for all the guests.”London-based Chrystal set up her business eight years ago, after her friends threw her a baby shower shortly before she had her son, Samson.She now has 25 helpers on her books – from caterers to beauticians … [Read more...] about Baby shower organiser for the super-rich plans lavish parties for up to 400 guests… with one featuring a full funfair with carousel, popcorn stalls and candy floss makers
WORLD-BEATING Bugattis, vintage Aston Martins and pimped up Lamborghinis.Now add snowmobile to the string of toys the super-rich are splashing the cash on.The tank-like Tucker Sno-Cat is on the shopping list of the wealthy, according to Bloomberg, with latest models selling for $125,000 (£90,000).And classic restored versions of the snow machine – which is celebrating its 75th anniversary – can fetch up to $100,000 (£74,000).The Sno-Cats are steeped in icy heritage having been used for the first overland crossing of the Antarctic in 1957.Four of the machines traversed deep snow and frozen gorges across more than 3,000km for the 99 day journey.The firm, based in Oregon, makes up to 100 machines a year and private landowners are now splashing out in record numbers to prep their ski retreats.The most popular snow machine is the 2000Xtra Lite – priced from $125,000 (£90,000).You can soon up the price tag though with a host of specs – one … [Read more...] about The 75-year-old snowmobile that’s now worth £90,000 – and is the latest toy of the super-rich