Salford star Rangi Chase tempted by switch to full back for Red Devils
The former Castleford and England stand-off won the Man of Steel award in 2011 for his brilliant displays with the number six on his back but an injury crisis has left the Red Devils without three specialist full-backs for Saturday's game against ...
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The last ride of AJ Foyt
What do you imagine it's gonna feel like, A.J., when you limp out there in front of 400,000 people at 11 o'clock on the morning of May 26, 1991, and slide down into that car to start your 34th -- and your last -- Indy 500? He snaps the reflex He ...
May 27, 2011
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World's first pocket calculator goes up for auction: 'Exceptionally rare' 17th ...
An 'exceptionally rare' pocket-sized calculator from the 17th Century is expected to attract £100,000 at auction. The Arithmetical machine is one of the first mechanical calculating devices known to exist and is the first portable device. The antique ...
August 26, 2013
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Rangi Chase says he would be happy to switch to full-back for Salford, revealing he grew up playing the role in rugby union. Coach Iesytn Harris has called up youngster Jon Ford in the absence of Kevin Locke, Niall Evalds and Ben Jones-Bishop but admits he is considering moving Chase into the full-back spot. 'I'll play wherever,' Chase said. 'I grew up playing full-back in rugby union, so I'm not unfamiliar with it. 'Obviously I've not played there for a while but, if I do get put there, I will have to adjust. 'Obviously when we're attacking it doesn't bother me but defensively you've got to make sure you're in the right spots. Chase stepped into the full-back role towards the end of last Saturday's game against Hull after Evalds went off with a pulled hamstring and Harris believes he could perform the role from the start against the Dragons. 'He can play a little bit of nine if he has to, he can play in the halves, he can play at full-back. Wherever he plays on Saturday, Chase's duel with the Catalans' Australian playmaker Todd Carney promises is a mouthwatering prospect, although the player.
Editor's Note: This story by Ed Hinton, originally headlined "The Last Ride of A. J. Foyt," was published 20 years ago this week in The National Sports Daily. Foyt, coming back from terrible injuries at the time, intended the 1991 Indy 500 to be his last, and that was the premise of this story. and raining on Waller, Texas, population big enough to whip your ass, out where Texas starts to look like Texas ought to, 40 miles northwest of Houston on the road toward Austin. Around the Formica tables at Stockman's Restaurant the cattlemen are brought coffee with the spoons already in the mugs. , not 7:59, not 8:01, and an old bull of a man/legend lumbers in, barely walking, his myriad old wounds aching in the damp. As on most mornings when he's home, he has driven a pickup six miles from his ranch to Stockman's for breakfast. Iced tea for breakfast is the mildest of his dietary quirks -- hell, he won four Indy 500s on breakfasts of chili and cheeseburgers. On a steady diet of fried food, cheese and ice cream, he has endured, even regenerated, as the toughest sonofabitch ever to drive a race car, if not the toughest ever to participate in.
World's first pocket calculator goes up for auction: 'Exceptionally rare' 17th century machine made of wood could fetch £100,000. Arithmetical machine one of the first mechanical calculating devices. An 'exceptionally rare' pocket-sized calculator from the 17th Century is expected to attract £100,000 at auction. The Arithmetical machine is one of the first mechanical calculating devices known to exist and is the first portable device. James Hyslop, head of Travel, Science and Natural History at the auction house, said: 'This pocket-sized calculator is one of the earliest surviving pieces in the history of the computer. Blaise Pascal is credited with inventing the very first calculator in 1642. His machine that could perform computations that where previously thought to be only humanly possible. The 17th century also saw the invention of some very powerful tools to aid arithmetic calculations like Napier's bones, logarithmic tables and the slide rule which, popularly used by.
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July 3, 2013
A robotic alarm clock which will jump off a bedside table and run away from its tired owner
An alarm clock which forces its owner out of bed to turn it off could be the saving grace for snoozers. The robotic clock jumps off your bedside table and runs across the floor on two wheels, leaving big sleepers with no choice but to go after it to stop ...
June 29, 2013
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