Lull Before the Storm is Brief for First Finals Opponent

In some quarters, it would not be unreasonable to assume that the Melbourne Storm would like to commemorate their 20th season of play in the NRL with a premiership. They appear headed in that direction, provided they can maintain the sort of dominance that has them six premiership points clear of the Roosters, with a…

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Essendon Bombers Hope Bye Week Will Cool Surging Swans

Those of us with short attention spans and no appreciation for the trait of delayed gratification, not to mention an abhorrent reaction to anything that disrupts our routine, are still undecided on our feelings about the AFL taking an extra week in between the home-and-away season and the start of the finals. If forced to…

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NRL Set to Conclude with Plenty on the Line for Some

The 26th Round of the Telstra 2017 NRL Premiership competition is setting up to hold a lot of interest, based on the Round 25 outcomes. The Manly Sea Eagles and the North Queensland Cowboys both won to maintain hopes of finals play, but both had to bust a gut to earn hard fought wins. Manly…

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McGregor – Mayweather Spectacle Could Prove Time Consuming

What follows is not, repeat not, fake news. Less than a week ago, we were seeing quotes on Conor McGregor in the neighbourhood of $4.75. When we checked a moment ago, he had shortened to $4.10. He could shorten to even money, $1.26, with Floyd Mayweather and unless the fix is in and the crooked…

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Vengeance is Mine Sayeth the Hayne on Neil Henry Sacking

Not content with the head of Neil Henry on a silver platter in his rec room, Jarryd Hayne engaged in an attack on Henry that could be viewed as nothing other than stunning. Hayne says that Henry was leading stories to the media rather than dealing with Hayne mano a mano. The bitter public feud…

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Dunlop and Supercars to Engage in Extensive Tyre Testing

Picture yourself motoring down the Kings Highway between Canberra and Batemans’ Bay; minding your own business and the speed limit, when suddenly, one of your tyres simply disintegrates. Now, imagine that happening when you are traveling at top speed, alongside competitors doing everything in their power to pass you or prevent you from passing them,…

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Growth of AFL Revenues Eventually Wind Up in Player’s Pockets

Would it be a sense of envy that prompted North Melbourne Kangaroos legend Wayne Carey to suggest that $10 million for seven years is too much to pay for Dustin Martin, or does Carey have bona fide concerns about Martin’s value to Carey’s former club? It works out to $1.428 million per season and it…

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Mayweather Weighs in on Jeff Horn Manny Pacquiao Fight

Floyd Mayweather was the most recent in a long line who felt that the Jeff Horn – Manny Pacquiao fight that ended with Horn being declared the winner, despite the howls of many of the boxing experts, to weigh in on his opinion of the decision. Mayweather said, without mincing his words, “It was OK…

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Ashleigh Barty Defeats Venus Williams at Cincinnati Open

Australian tennis player Ashleigh Barty if showing promise in the tune-up for the U.S. Open that begins at the end of August, claiming the biggest win of her career with a 6 – 3, 2 – 6, 6 – 2 victory over Venus Williams. Williams is currently ranked number nine in the world, while Barty…

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Mundine Wants to Return to St. George Illawarra Dragons

The U.S. may have wannabee professional athlete Tim Tebow to dominate the news there, even though there are few, other than his most ardent supporters, who believe Tebow has the chops to play at the top level of either the NFL or MLB, but Australia has boxer Anthony Mundine, who has expressed serious desire to…

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