Pittsburgh Penguins Retain Lord Stanley’s Cup

The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Nashville Predators 2 – 0 yesterday to become the second back-to-back Stanley Cup Champions of the salary cap era since the Detroit Red Wings of 1998 – 1999. Pittsburgh sent the home group of Nashville supporters home unfulfilled, although they could take pride in the first Stanley Cup Finals appearance…

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Matt Jones and Adam Scott Carry Aussie Flag in St. Jude Classic

This week’s stop of the PGA Tour, the St. Jude FedEx Classic in Memphis, Tennessee, features two Australian golfers with a chance to win, or at least finish highly. Adam Scott is five shots off the lead and will need to shoot something in the low 60s to figure in the final outcome on the…

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McEnroe Claims that he is the Gasoline to Put out Kyrgios Fire

In the ultimate example of the inmates running the asylum, John McEnroe has said he knows just the recipe to push the enigmatic Nick Kyrgios to the next level. Despite his obvious and prodigious talent, Kyrgios can be mercurial at times and give every appearance of not caring what becomes of his career. There was…

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Nadal Clash with Thiem in French Open Semifinal Set

Novak Djokovic, still maintaining the world number two ranking and widely considered the best multi-surface player in the world, was beaten by Austrian Dominic Thiem to set up a semifinal confrontation against Rafael Nadal that many observers believe will be the true final. The players remaining in Men’s Singles on the other side of the…

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Eventual Compromise Inevitable for CA and ACA Before June 30

The pay dispute between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers Association is attracting plenty of opinions and the divide that threatens to cause a major rift in Australia has found at least one player who feels that Cricket Australia, surprisingly, is offering players a fair shake. That would be star all-rounder Adam Gilchrist, who in…

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Nadal Close to Flawless All Aussies Out with Stosur Loss

Maybe they should force him to play with his non-dominant hand, just to make it fair. In the case of Rafael “King of Clay” Nadal, that would mean holding the racquet in his right hand for forehand shots, although the Spaniard does use two hands for his backhand side. Hidden up Nadal’s sleeve, however, is…

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McEnroe Passes Judgement on Court Comments

With his keen sense of satire at its sharpest, former tennis champion and current tennis commentator John McEnroe has weighed in on the brouhaha that erupted over Margaret Court’s desire to have the Melbourne Park Arena Stadium renamed should Australia legalise gay marriage. McEnroe would like to see Court’s name retained on the facility, but…

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Pacquiao Throws Hat Into the Mayweather McGregor Ring

The ever-shifting drama that is part and parcel of the Floyd Mayweather – Conor McGregor fight that, close to a year following the idea, is still not concluded, developed a new wrinkle recently when Manny Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum offered up his champion as a participant. Should Pacquiao beat Jeff Horn in Brisbane on July…

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Cricket Australia and Australian Cricketers Association Impasse

There was a brief détente in the salary dispute that seemed so unseemly, given that we are talking about the sporting event where the level of decorum is beyond reproach and probably superior to that of any other sport save polo, golf or rugby, namely cricket. The players seem to be in the mood to…

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Cricket Australia Reveals $33 Million Loss From BBL’s First Five Years

Cricket Australia has announced that despite apparent runaway success for the Big Bash League (BBL), it is actually bleeding money over its first five years at a rate that works out to about $6.6 million per year. That works out to $33 million, which considering exchange rates, would have been enough to pay LeBron James…

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