John Motson, the BBC football commentator who was one of the most well-known voices in British sport for 50 years, has died. The BBC announced the death of Motson on Thursday (local time) without giving any details. Fondly referred to as “Motty,” Motson called games for Britain's national broadcaster from 1968-2018, covering 10 World Cups, 10 European Championships and 29 FA Cup finals. Motson was known for his passion and knowledge of football and was synonymous with wearing a sheepskin coat in the commentary box. In 2001, Motson received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for services to sports broadcasting.
The SAG Awards, often an Oscar preview, threw some curve balls into the Oscars race in a ceremony streamed lived on Netflix's YouTube page from Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Only one film (Apollo 13) had won all three and not gone on to win best picture at the Oscars. He's also the first Asian to win best male supporting actor at the SAG Awards. But it was Fraser who went home with the SAG Award for his comeback performance as an obese shut-in in The Whale. The SAG Awards are considered one of the most reliable Oscar bellwethers.24 days ago 1News
YouTube influencer-turned-prize fighter Jake Paul has seen his first professional boxing loss in a split decision at the hands of Tommy Fury, the half-brother of world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. Round two had more action with Fury and Paul trading blows throughout in a largely even round. Fury had the better movement, with Paul often missing big shots that led to him breathing heavy back in his corner. Paul also landed a couple of good hooks to the face of Fury, but the Brit just edged the round. It was all to fight for in the final round, Paul came out swinging wildly, missing some big overhand rights.24 days ago 1News
England piled on the misery for Wales with a 20-10 victory this morning that left the beleaguered host nursing a third straight loss to open the Six Nations. Wales’ sole try came from an intercept on halfway, with winger Louis Rees-Zammit motoring clear for the score. Owen Williams makes a break for Wales in his team's Six Nations defeat to England. (Source: Associated Press)Wales, meanwhile, will simply look to avoid a first wooden spoon for last place since 2003 when Gatland’s fellow New Zealander, Steve Hansen, was at the helm. ADVERTISEMENTLawrence's try in the left corner in the 74th minute sealed a victory that won't live long in the memory.25 days ago 1News
Johnstone donned it to keep spirits up at the digout around his very munted home and property on Allen Road, Pakowhai after Cyclone Gabrielle swept through. Digger driver 'Mr Ed' on the job in Pakowhai. ADVERTISEMENT"They gave us the thumbs up to go down and help," says Mr Ed of his employers. "Oh, well at the tunnel I have," Mr Ed laughs. "You've gotta relax on the job," Mr Ed says.25 days ago 1News
Kaipara civil defence controller John Burt said roads would be reassessed at first day light. Hawke's Bay under heavy rain warning and severe thunderstorm watchMetService has put a heavy rain in place for Hawke's Bay until 1pm on Saturday and a severe thunderstorm watch is in place until 5pm on Saturday. Hawke's Bay Emergency Management Controller Ian Macdonald said his biggest fear was if more rain than forecast fell. Hawke's Bay Civil Defence said a full assessment of Esk Valley would take place this morning. Stay up to date with the latest information from MetService and your local Civil Defence Emergency Management Group.26 days ago 1News
The Chiefs have announced themselves as a huge Super Rugby Pacific threat by scoring 24 second-half points to thrash the Crusaders 31-10 in Christchurch tonight. ADVERTISEMENTFor the Crusaders, hoping to send off coach Robertson and first-five Mo’unga on a high note this year, there was little to cheer about. David Havili stretches out to score for the Crusaders against the Chiefs at Orangetheory Stadium. The only sour note for them was the departure of Anton Lienert-Brown in the second half due to an ankle injury. Chiefs 31 (Brodie Retallick, Sam Cane, Nankivell, Cortez Ratima tries; Damian McKenzie 4 cons, pen)ADVERTISEMENTCrusaders 10 (David Havili try; Richie Mo’unga dropped goal, con)Halftime: Crusaders 10-727 days ago 1News
And I kind of agreed with him so I spoke to him and just felt the New Zealand rugby public deserved to know what I thought of it. Who's the next coach... and that's my point for speaking out, I want to talk about what we can do to be prepared for this World Cup and the 'who' comes afterwards." NZR boss Mark Robinson confirmed before Christmas that his organisation would change policy by making a decision on the next All Blacks coach before the World Cup. ADVERTISEMENTFoster has also clearly been annoyed by the recent comments by rival Robertson who suggested New Zealand Rugby were on the brink of an announcement. Foster, asked if he could lead the All Blacks to a World Cup win if he missed out on the job, said: “Absolutely I can.28 days ago 1News