Aussies Defeat Irish Reclaim the Cormac McAnallen Trophy

The Irish, always ready for a good bout of fighting, or a good drinking bout, came to Perth with aspirations of an International Rules footy victory over their Aussie hosts, but all they got for their effort was a bit of a push-and-shove at the half. We cannot say with certainty that they got the…

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Speculation Swirls Around Lions Number 1 Pick in National Draft

Last year, the Essendon Bombers kept the footy world on tenterhooks before selecting Andrew McGrath with the first pick of the 2016 national draft. This year, it is Brisbane’s turn, although Brisbane got to the bottom of the ladder in the 2017 AFL Premiership competition with bad, honest play, rather than with having most of…

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Ty Vickery Leaves Richmond Tigers One Season Too Soon

Footy fans will not have Ty Vickery to kick around anymore. Vickery will not have anything to kick around after pulling off a surprise retirement announcement. Vickery may not have anything to kick any longer, but he did have some things to say. “It hasn’t been an easy call to make. Football has been a…

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NBL Should Guard Against Poaching by AFL Clubs

The recent idea being floated, that the AFL would be an ideal match for running clubs in the NBL has some sound logic behind it, but there is at least one detractor. Dean Brogan, who probably owns the city of Adelaide through his exploits as a championship player for the Adelaide 36ers of the NBL…

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Craig Cameron to Manage Gold Coast Suns List Following Draft

We may be naïve, but it seems as though the best time to bring a new list manager on before the draft, rather than after, but all the same, with no implication that the powers of the Gold Coast Suns are not exactly the alpha hopper in the mob, they will retain Scott Clayton until…

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Brisbane International Attracts Top Tennis Talent

The Brisbane International will attract some big time tennis talent for the tournament that begins on the last day of 2017 and concludes January 7 of 2018. Milo Raonic and Kei Nishikori will take part as an attempt to move up the world rankings. Both players are already well ranked, with Nishikori at 22 and…

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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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