Rugby Rugby report on how a match in Russia was mistaken for a mass brawl, leading to arrests of the players:
The police broke up proceedings and detained some 100 people before determining that they were engaged in a bizarre sport instead of brawling
Story via SportsFilter.
And the other big sporting news is Roy Keane. He is retiring from football, and in some of the papers this has been heralded as a shock announcement. Are they insane? Hasn’t he been saying for ages that he might retire? We all know he has been plagued by injury, and that he is a perfectionist. How was anyone surprised by this announcement?
In case you are bored by the sports talk today you can just look at these little snow leopard cubs
They were born recently in Dublin Zoo, bringing the number of snow leopard births in Europe to a grand total of 10. Ten births in 300 zoos, and one of the three cubs born in Dublin died, leaving the two in the above pic. Story in The Irish Times, sub’s req’d