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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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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