Simmons Cries Foul Again and Again Over NBA All Star Snub

Ben Simmons apparently did not care for being snubbed by the selectors for the 2018 NBA All Star game, so much so in fact, that he took what for members of his generation was an unprecedented step. He took to social media to vent. All of our astute readers, both of you, will know that…

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Jason Day Only Aussie Golfer to Make the Pebble Beach Leaderboard

Through the first nine holes of the final round of the AT & T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Jason Day is moving the wrong direction, having lost two places to the field. He is currently tied fifth and is one under on his round today. The hot hand at the moment belongs to American Chez Reavie,…

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Hunt for Karmichael Scalp Seems Likely to be Aborted

Innocent until proven guilty is one of the bedrocks of the justice system in any proper representative government and that presumption of innocence apparently is set to benefit one Karmichael Hunt. His lawyer says that the police will not press charges of cocaine possession against the Queensland Reds and Wallabies star, citing a lack of…

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UFC Strips McGregor Titles McGregor Claims King of Ireland Title

We personally can think of about 100 million reasons why Conor McGregor will shed few tears over losing his UFC lightweight and featherweight belts, but some McGregor fans might not stick around to hear the first 10, let alone all 100 million. Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight to determine a new champion in…

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Brumbies Hope to Avoid First Round Finals Bumble in 2018

If a Super Rugby squad is used for finals fodder and nobody sees it, do they make a noise? That philosophical query may have its answer when the Canberra Brumbies attempt to reverse their fortunes in 2018. The have a new Coach Dan McKellar, whose objective is to prevent the Brumbies from being dismissed from…

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Supercars Shakeup Sees Veterans Depart Rookies Fill Void

The Supercars competition is expected to have a different look in 2018 and let us hope that one of the main differences is tyres that do not shred under the pressure of racing. Veterans have retired. Gone are Jason Bright and Todd Kelly. Dale Wood and James Moffat are gone. Those four men collectively supplied…

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Men’s and Women’s Aussie Sevens Reign Supreme in Sydney

What’s this then? Were we so demoralised by describing the travails of Australian international rugby that Australian international rugby decided to do something to lift our spirits? It is doubtful they gave us much thought, but a definite boost is what we got from learning that both the men and women’s sevens sides had taken…

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Suns Ejected From Gold Coast by Commonwealth Games

If it were not already hard enough to be a Gold Coast Sun, the 2018 Toyota AFL Premiership competition will have the Queensland side on the road much of the first 10 weeks of the season. The Suns will have their bye in Round 10, but first, of their first nine games, only their first…

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Aussie NBA Rookie Ben Simmons Overlooked for All Star Honours

The NBA All Star game is one of the most farcical of all the U.S. sports, well, save for the MLB All Star game the NHL All Star game and the NFL Pro Bowl, but NBA players take being selected seriously. When Aussie Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers was snubbed for the first team,…

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Savea Pins Super Rugby Survival Hopes on Competitive Aussie Sides

Julian Savea, the All Blacks winger, expects the Australian Super Rugby teams, the teams that were unable to win a single, solitary game against the Kiwi Super Rugby teams last year, to stage a dramatic revival in 2018. More dramatic, Mr. Savea, than the Wallabies close dead rubber win in the 2017 Bledisloe Cup? It…

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