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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Guru Pelchen Reveals Method Behind Pies Quiet Trade Period

The Collingwood Magpies generally make quite a splash during the trade period, but they were mostly absent in 2017, the reason being that they are supposedly biding time in the long-term quest to have the ability to make a big play for The Gold Coast Sun’s Tom Lynch following the 2018 AFL season. Out of…

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MLB World Series Will Conclude Prior to 2018 Winter Olympics

After 162 regular-season games, wildcard games and two playoff series, MLB has finally reached the World Series and this year it will be the Los Angeles Dodgers versus the Houston Astros. Prior to 2013, such a matchup would have been impossible, as for the first 51 seasons of their existence, the Houston Astros were a…

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Hansen Shuffles All Blacks to Fill Vacancies from Injuries

The All Blacks will start New Zealand flyhalf Lima Sopoaga in the third Bledisloe Cup match against Australia at Brisbane on Saturday. Sopoaga will wear the No. 10 jersey for just the second time in a career that has seen him in 12 Tests. He will start for the first time since 2015, when he…

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Gilchrist Set Batting Standard for Keepers that Lives on Today

If the opinion of Australian Test cricket great Adam Gilchrist were to be given credence, it would pay to keep an eye on Matt Renshaw during the Ashes. Gilchrist feels that Renshaw has the ability to wait for the proper moment in a game between evenly matched teams, something that could prove decisive. Gilchrist was…

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AFLW Draft Features Many Talented Youngsters for 2018 Season

The AFLW got off to a good jump last year and the serach is on for new players ahead of the 2018 AFLW season. The draft for next season is imminent and there are some highly sought players. Young Isabel Huntingdon is considered a once in a generation player. Just 18, she has the skills…

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AFL Trade Deadline Approaches with Much to be Decided

The sands of the hourglass are running down, with just days remaining in the AFL trade period, many players face uncertain futures as the game of brinkmanship goes into full effect. Luke Hodges is one of those impacted. The announcement that he was ready to unretire from the game and move to a role with…

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Power Plays 19th Draft Pick to Wrest Motlop out of Cats Claws

It was no secret that the Port Adelaide Power has been on the prowl for players to shore up its list, given that the Power did not have quite enough of themselves to make it to the line in the 2017 AFL Premiership competition. They were willing to surrender pick 19 of the national draft…

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