Win at All Cost Mentality Costs Smith Warner and Bancroft

Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft are reportedly considering legal options, rather than meekly accept the lengthy bans handed down by Cricket Australia. Smith and Warner both copped 12-month bans, while Bancroft was given a smidge of leniency, just nine months. They have been ordered to return to Australia, with an angry mob armed…

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Manly Hit with Heavy Fine and Salary Cap Penalty by NRL Sleuths

During the course of our careers, it has typically been a lack of pay that has plagued us. We can say with assurance that we have never been accused of a salary cap breach. Former Manly Sea Eagle Coach Geoff Toovey can say the same thing, at least from the perspective that during his five-year…

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NBL Final Goes Down to Final Game to Decide 2018 Champion

The NBL finals have given basketball fans their money’s worth, as the series moves to a deciding game five after the Adelaide 36ers managed to take game four 90 – 81 at Titanium Security Stadium. The season now comes down to a lifespan of forty minutes, barring a tie in regulation that necessitates extra time….

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Tevita Pangai Junior has NRL Clubs Salivating in Anticipation of 2019

Nothing like a little planning for the future. The Newcastle Knights have made no secret of their desire to lure prop Tevita Pangai Junior away from the Brisbane Broncos for the 2019 NRL season. Pangai is just 22 years old and has started the Telstra 2018 NRL Premiership competition in top form and he played…

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Hayne Unfit Perhaps but Eels have Multiple Issues

There are some who feel that Jarryd Hayne is recreating the Parramatta Eels in the image of the Gold Coast Titans, but that assessment seems unduly harsh. Yet, in Round 2 NRL play, Hayne seemed to be, in what appears to be the adjective of the week, “lethargic” in his effort against the Manly Sea…

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Tiger Woods Suggests Australian Open as Tune-up for Presidents Cup

You might wonder why all the fuss over Tiger Woods and his recent successful comeback to the world of professional golf. The simple answer is that he fuels interest in the game amongst the population that would otherwise not give two hops of the Roo about the game. The Australian connection to the answer is…

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Certain Body Parts Off Limits to Cameras According to WSL Leaders

In one of the most ludicrous pronouncements in an environment where ludicrous pronouncements are the order of the day, the World Surf League has told photographers and video camera operators that zooming in on the bottoms of the female surfers is now verboten. The World Surf League is interested in equality. Female surfers wear bikinis…

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Home-And-Away Suspensions for JLT Infractions Seems Harsh

Michael Christian must have been feeling charitable when he cleared Tom Lynch, Brodie Grundy and Jarman Impey. Not so charitable as to release the three from fines, but charitable enough that no suspensions were issued. Grundy was fined $2000 for a bump on tory Dickson, all the more reason to question pre-season play. Lynch was…

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Ricciardo and Red Bull Find Speed Must Now Find More

Red Bull may want to head back to the garage and see if they can find some extra horsepower, as not long after Daniel Ricciardo posted the best pace of the pre-season testing, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel turned a hot lap that proved to be the fastest time of the preliminaries ahead of the Australian…

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Inglis Hints That He will Soon Fullback for the Rabbits Again

There was a time when a player of any professional sport would never imagine questioning the authority of a coach or going public with comments regarding positioning or strategy, but we mention that only for historical purposes, as that era is a distant remnant of the past. So, when Greg Inglis of the South Sydney…

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