Watch: It’s on! Sin-binned NHL stars leave penalty box to continue wild fist-fight during Stanley Cup playoff match

Two NHL players seemed to forget what was on the line during today's game seven of the Eastern Conference finals after they decided to go toe-to-toe on the ice rink even after they were sin-binned for fighting earlier.

Washington Capitals' Tom Wilson and Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn got into an altercation after the Lightning made a save in the first period of the loser-goes-home match, leading to Wilson being restrained by a referee.

They both went to the penalty box for two minutes for unsportsmanlike conduct, but it didn't last long.

Wilson left the box, challenging Coburn to continue their confrontation and Coburn obliged.

The gloves came off and so did the helmets as the pair traded blows until they both ended up on the ground, restrained by refs.

The Capitals ended up winning the game 4-0 to meet the Las Vegas Golden Knights in the Stanley Cup Finals.


Watch: Japanese American football player apologises and bows to opponent after deliberate cheap shot

A Japanese college football player has apologised and bowed during a press conference after he intentionally injured a quarterback from the opposing team with a cheap shot.

Taisuke Miyagawa broke his silence earlier today over the ugly incident which occurred in a game between Nihon University and Kwansei Gakuin University.

The 20-year-old claims he was acting under his coach's instructions who had ordered him to "crush" Kosei Okuno in his first possible play.

The act has gripped Japan ever since and even lead to Nihon's coach Masato Uchida resigning last week.

Miyagawa said that his coach had told him, "the autumn season would be easy for us if their QB is injured" and agreed to let him play in the game if he agreed to crush Okuno.

As a result, Miyagawa sprints across the field after Okuno had thrown a pass and tackled him from behind, sidelining the quarterback for three weeks with a back injury.

"No matter what I was ordered to do, I still decided to go through with the play on my own, so I must apologise and reflect on my actions," Miyagawa said.

He also bowed to show his remorse for his actions.

"Making the truth clear is a step toward atonement," he said.

"I was weak and could not judge on my own."



New Auckland performance centre proposed to bring more innovation and tech to assist elite Kiwi athletes

A proposed new performance centre at the Millennium Institute in Auckland is expected to bring more innovation and a greater use of technology for our elite sportspeople.

A number of leading technology experts gathered for the sports innovation forum at North Harbour Stadium yesterday with plans to get the centre off the ground in 2020.

"We would see it augmenting what is already being done in the field of innovation for our best athletes," Millennium Institute CEO Mike Stanley said.

"There would be more able to be done, more problems able to be solved, more tools to be given to coaches, scientists and personnel."

Stanley also said they will be seeking government support to build the centre.

Plans are in place to get the centre off the ground in 2020. Source: 1 NEWS