Suitcase Suns Thriving by Comparison to Battles of Earlier Seasons

The Gold Coast Suns have moved past the Gary Ablett era, thank you very much, and rather than imploding from within, they seem to have emerged stronger, owners of three wins against two losses following the first five rounds of play in the Toyota 2018 AFL Premiership competition. It was a hard fought win for…

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Rushing Back Following Concussions Bad Idea According to Bogut

Andrew Bogut is back home, his days in the NBA seemingly behind him, although he could make a cameo next season for an NBA club that needs the assistance of an experienced big in the playoffs, but nothing is etched in stone. Bogut seems for the moment to be content to bask in the attention…

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Boomers Dominate 2018 Gold Coast Games Basketball Competition

Despite having players off in the NBA for the playoffs, the Australian Boomers had no trouble dominating play in the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. They finished up with an 87 – 47 win over Canada to take the gold medal. The Canadians seemed to be a legitimate threat after upsetting the Kiwis in the…

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Path to NBA Glory More Frequently goes Through Australia New Zealand

We are well acquainted with the exploits of Australians in the NBA, but one of the lesser-known players who seems to be on the verge of securing a more stable job in the NBA is Columbia, South Carolina native Torrey Craig. Craig was one of the feel-good stories around the 2017 – 2018 Denver Nuggets….

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Pat Cummins Ruled Out of IPL Play by Cricket Australia

Paceman Pat Cummins has reinjured his back and will not be able to take part in the Indian Premier League season. Cummins is just 24 and the inability to play IPL, due to bone swelling in his spine, will turn out to be a costly proposition. Cummins’ back was bothering him during the recent Test…

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Winning does not Confer Immunity from Bad Behaviour Allegations

Not long ago, when certain rugby players on a certain losing side was involved in a late night adult beverage fueled incident of bad behaviour, it was suggested by some that the players would have been overlooked had their side been winning. The lie was given to that claim when Port Adelaide Power midfielder Sam…

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Cricket Australia Outlines Route to Redemption for Smith

In a remarkable display of leniency, Cricket Australia has not shut the door on a return to captaincy by Steve Smith. CA is forming a committee to further delve into the disgraceful ball-tampering incident in the South African Test series, but CA chairman David Peever said that Smith would have an opportunity to ascend to…

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Leishman and Scott Deserve Front Row Seats for 2018 Masters

Marc Leishman will have a front row seat when he tees it up for the first round of the 2018 Masters tournament tomorrow in Augusta, Georgia. He will be playing in a threesome alongside England’s Tommy Fleetwood and Tiger Woods. Tiger mania is already underway, judging by the roar that went up from the spectators…

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Boomers Favoured to Win Commonwealth Gold in 2018

The life of a professional athlete sometimes presents difficult choices. At least, we hope that the decision by Mitch Creek to take leave from the Boomers just ahead of the 2018 Gold Coast Games was something of a conundrum. Creek, having experienced the disappointment of coming painfully close to a NBL championship this season with…

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Young Giants Football Club Shows Growth and Maturity

The Greater Western Sydney Giants occupy to the top rung after two rounds of the Toyota 2018 AFL Premiership competition, but they will have to stay there, if they can, without the aid of midfielder Tom Scully, who broke his ankle in his side’s win over the Collingwood Magpies at MCG and will require surgery….

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