Nadal to Play London ATP Final Gimpy Knee and All

Despite a bum knee, Rafael Nadal is expected to be ready for the ATP finals in London next week. The Spaniard pulled of the Paris Master before his quarterfinal match following discomfort in his right knee in a third round match win againstPablo Cuevas. If Nadal’s issue is serious, he could join a long list…

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Uncapped Aussie Sevens Players Could Surprise in Fiji

To say that the Aussie Men’s Sevens Rugby side fared poorly during the 2016 Rio Olympics might be a bit of an understatement, they failed to medal and were it not for the gold medal winning women’s side, Australia would not have lived up to its reputation as a world rugby force. This would seem…

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No Cherry Blossoms for Wallabies in Cardiff Test of Spring Tour

Australia will play Test rugby in Wales this Sunday coming when the two sides meet in Cardiff as part of Australia’s spring tour. This will be a tougher task than playing the Japanese is Yokohama was, but if fortune is on the side of the Wallabies, they will have halfback Will Genia at the ready….

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Sloane Longs for Victoria but Options for Winning Seem Limited

Word on the street is that Rory Sloane will bid adieu to the Adelaide Crows following the 2018 season in order to play out the remainder of his career in his home state of Victoria. The idea is based on the comments recently made by Sloane that he is unconcerned over how long it takes…

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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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