Aussie Players Shine at NBA All-Star Weekend

Having survived our youths by avoiding anything strenuous of dangerous, including contact sports, by simply saying, “Our Mums won’t let us,” we can relate to the code hopping of young Tamuri Wigness. He learned his basketball moves, according to him, “I think rugby league. I used to play rugby league; touch football. Touch football is…

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Ricciardo Approaching 2019 F1 Season with Fingers Crossed

With the 2019 Formula One season on the horizon, we have learned that Daniel Ricciardo, who will be driving for Renault, or as he might have put it, any other than Red bull, was not pleased that Mercedes and Ferrari overlooked him. Near the end of last season, it appeared that Ferrari would have a…

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AFLW Launches 2019 Season with Cracking Competition

The AFLW started its 2019 season over the weekend past and from all appearances, seems to remain on an upward trajectory. That is the conclusion easily drawn from the sight of 18,000 fans who turned out to see Geelong play its first game against Collingwood at GMHBA Stadium. Scoring is perhaps a bit lower than…

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Perth and Western Australia Making Cross Code Noise

The city of Perth seems to own football at the moment. The West Coast Eagles are holders of the AFL premiership flag and the local soccer team seems to be basking in glory. Weak word play, but the Perth Glory currently holds a four-point lead over Melbourne Victory and five points on Sydney FC after…

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Australian Open Down to Quarterfinals Kyrgios Does Not Care

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are through to the quarterfinals. Djokovic will face Ken Nishikori. For non-tennis fans, Nishikori is that polite Japanese bloke who plays quite well, but knows his place and bows out when he has to face the top men. Nishikori and Djokovic have played 17 times, with the Djoker holding a…

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Murray Comes Close Tomic Blames Hewitt for Early AO Exit

Andy Murray and Bernard Tomic share the commonality of being dismissed in the first round of the Australian Open. It is common to both also that no one expected much from either man. Murray has a surgically repaired hip that is not cooperating with regard to life in general, let along with regard to playing…

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Australian Test XI Play India with Tails Tucked

India won a Test series on Australian soil for the first time, but it seemed a question of time only, as in, when is the next time India tour down under, as the Australian Text XI will be found curled into a fetal position until they have to take the oval again. Steve Smith, David…

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Trade from Renault to Honda Makes Sense on Many Levels for Red Bull

Well, after all, it is called Formula One racing, not Formula One parking, so it seems only logical that Red Bull would saunter into the dealer’s and seek something more reliable than the Renault power on which they thrived and starved on over the past 10 year. Honda might not be the ideal answer, after…

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All We Want for Christmas is Our Two Front Knees

Footy is apparently much harder on the knees than ispraying, although we are hardly the experts when it comes to either. Our infrequent encounters with the Sherrin found us nursing a broken nose at one time and our praying is generally uttered while running and simultaneously saying, “God, if you get us out of this…

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Maguire Looks to Lead Wests and Brooks to 2019 NRL Finals

The Wests Tigers seem to inhabit that rugby twilight zone. Just outside finals in the Telstra 2018 NRL Premiership competition in ninth position, it may be generous to say they were just outside, as there was a six-point gap between Wests and New Zealand, but we say just outside for being one spot below the…

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