Normally Reticent McGregor Responds to Tyson Sledge

Predictably, Mike Tyson’s slur that Conor McGregor would “get killed” by Floyd Mayweather, Jr., elicited a response from the verbose Irishman, who has only the one rival, a certain top-level U.S. politician, when it comes to the need to have the first, second and last word. McGregor and The Donald both share a love for…

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AFL Round 19 is Matchup of Haves vs Have Nots

We just recently took a look at Round 19 of the 2017 Toyota AFL Premiership competition fixture looking for action and came up empty. For the top eight teams, it almost seems like a bye week, but they do have to take the ground, so we will call it a semi-bye week. Number one Adelaide…

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Sydney Swans Surging at Just the Right Moment of 2017 AFL Season

Six rounds into the 2017 Toyota AFL Premiership competition, the Sydney Swans were the ugly ducklings of the league, at the bottom of the ladder looking up to see the Brisbane Lions. To say the Swans’ prospects looked gloomy was optimism of the greatest degree. It was hard to fathom how a team that had…

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Rance Levels Johnson Greene Gets Sent to Principal’s Office

Toby Greene, with a reputation for hot-headedness, is again in trouble with the AFL Match Review Panel after a jumper punch to Richmond Tigers defender Alex Rance. Such is justice in the 2017 Toyota AFL Premiership competition. Prior offenses weigh heavily. Greene served a two-match suspension for striking earlier this year. Greene was retaliating for…

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Four AFLW Under 18s Showing Vast Promise for AFLW Senior Lists

The future looks promising for the AFLW competition going forward. The league just concluded their Under 18 Championships on the Gold Coast last week and now prepares for this year’s draft. For the moment at least, the AFLW draft pools are state-based, meaning that the top prospects from New South Wales and the Australian Capital…

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No One Ever Erected a Statue to a Critic Yet Critics Persist

There is talk circulating that one of the AFL’s most popular and charismatic players, Patrick Dangerfield, is notorious for big noting the degree of his injuries. There are even some who have the temerity to suggest that Danger switch to soccer, where the players pretend to be hurt, as opposed to footy, where they pretend…

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Top Four 2017 Tour De France Riders Separated by 29 Seconds

The 2017 Tour De France has covered almost 2,700 kilometres to this point. When it concludes in Paris on Sunday, it will have spanned nearly a month and a little over 3,500 km, approximately the distance one would cover in traveling Australia from north to south. It works out to two round trips between Sydney…

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NBA Takes Half Measures to Improve Game Flow for 2017-2018

What do you call a game contested for four 12-minute quarters that manages to stretch to 2 -1/2 to three hours of real time? The Yanks, and we suppose, anyone else with an interest calls it the NBA. In an effort to improve game flow, the NBA competition committee has made a number of changes…

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Swans Triumph Over Giants Cats Survive Hawks Scare

After crashing to six consecutive losses to inaugurate the 2017 Toyota AFL Premiership competition, the Sydney Swans were left for dead, with more than one fork stuck in them. Their perseverance has paid off with a thrilling victory over the Greater Western Sydney Giants, a 96 – 83 victory that now has them sixth on…

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British Grand Prix In Search of New Home for 2018

It has been more than a decade since the Formula 1 series has made an appearance on the streets of London, so there is much anticipation over the British Grand Prix this weekend. The last time the circuit raced in London was 2004. As could naturally be expected, the return is replete with all manner…

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