Former Parramatta Eel Radradra Helps Toulon in French Rugby

After abandoning the NRL at the end of the 2017 season, Semi Radradra went to France to play in the French Top 14 league. He has been at it for the past month, after bidding farewell, or should we say adieu, to the Parramatta Eels. He seems to be making an impact with his Toulon…

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Crows’ Near Misses Lead to Speculation of Sloane Defection

After two seasons of near misses, the Adelaide Crows now are in list protection mode and none other than Rory Sloane is moving into the last year of his contract. He will be a free agent following next season. Sloane is taking a nonchalant stance regarding his prospects for staying with the club beyond next…

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Women Cricket Bowlers Continue to Creep Up in Pace

The Southern Stars have been having a nice run in the women’s Ashes, which of course leads to all manner of predictions. One that caught our attention recently was fast bowler Holly Ferling predicting that the female bowlers can surpass the 130-kph barrier, provided that the game continues to experience growth similar to that of…

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Retiring AFL-ers Stay in Game with Coaching Gigs

What do you do when your life as a footy player comes to a close and you are faced with the prospect of getting a real job? Do you go for a management position with a resume that lists as your only experience, “Kicked a Sherrin quite well for (insert club name here) for 15…

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Hawks Shun Father-Son Selection in Upcoming Drafts

What’s in a name seems to be the operative principle guiding the Hawthorn Hawks as they prepare for the national and rookie draft that will impact the 2018 AFL Premiership competition. The Hawks have decided not to pursue father-son selection for Devlin Brereton, son of Dermott Brereton, who played 11 seasons for the Hawks from…

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Adelaide Crows Seek to Build List with Second Father-Son Selection

We are not the first to observe that the path is sometimes rough for a son following in the footsteps of a famous father in the world of sports, but the AFL is unique in its father-son selection protocol. Just because your dad was good at footy, however, is not guarantee that you as his…

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World Class World Series Pitching Provides a Reason to Watch MLB Again

The 2017 MLB World Series has turned to a best-of-three format, as the Dodgers won convincing in Saturday night’s game (Sunday AEDT) with a 6 – 2 victory to make the current tally two games apiece. The World Series has been mainly a pitchers’ duel. Three of L.A.’s six runs from last night came from…

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Saints Hope to Find Rough-Cut Gems with High National Draft Picks

As the AFL national draft approaches, it appears as though the St. Kilda Saints may receive some divine intervention as the holders of the seventh and eighth pick. They have been nibbling at the margins for the past two seasons and a couple of contributing young guns could be just the prescription for getting above…

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Western Bulldogs and Travis Cloke Part Ways with Cloke Retirement

Travis Cloke has called time on his AFL career, even though he was still proficient in 2017 and claims to still have the desire to play on. The veteran key forward played for the Western Bulldogs this season and the club confirmed that Cloke was moving on to another phase in his life in an…

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