Cool Little Boost in Dubai

Twenty-year-old freestyle motocross rider Levi Sherwood from Palmerston North has won the 2012 Red Bull X-Fighters series opener in Dubai. He finished Australian Rob Adelberg off with a run featuring a mix of old-school tricks like a turntable, complex combos like a backflip Hart attack one-hander, and stylish, fully-extended holy grabs, recliners and Superman airs. “I was pretty surprised, and Rob rode pretty well,” Sherwood said. “It means a lot. I haven’t really ridden many contests lately and didn’t have much confidence coming into it … it’s a cool little boost.” Surprise finishes are becoming Sherwood’s specialty: He won his first X-Fighters event in Mexico City in 2009 when he was just 17 and won again in Moscow in 2010, the year he also won silver in Moto X Freestyle as an X Games rookie. The Red Bull X-Fighters action picks up again on 12 May at the Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernadino, California.


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Gatland’s Gate Honours Former Wales Coach

Gatland’s Gate Honours Former Wales Coach

New Zealander Warren Gatland says he is “humbled” to have been honoured by the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) after having a gate at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium named after him, ITV News…