Novak Djokovic Latest to Crash Out of Wimbledon Men’s Singles

The 2017 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Tennis Club, so far as the Men’s Singles is concerned, might come down to the champion being whoever is still standing. Not long after Andy Murray hobbled through a five set loss to American Sam Querrey, Novak Djokovic had to retire from his quarterfinal match with Tomas…

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Mitchell Chases Dangerfield Others in Brownlow Race

Tom Mitchell of the Hawthorn Hawks is making his case for inclusion in the race for the Brownlow Medal for the 2017 season of the AFL Premiership competition. He established a new high-water mark when the Hawks went up against the Greater Western Sydney Giants Saturday past, a game that ended in a draw, which…

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Luke Hodges Says Bulldogs Criticism is Unduly Harsh

Hoping to avoid the disgrace of winning the AFL premiership, only to miss the finals the following season, the Western Bulldogs need to finish their run home strongly and hope for some help from other sides to help them ascend from 11th on the ladder to one of the top eight slots. The Bulldogs have…

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Manly Sea Eagles Salary Cap Breech Talk Ignites Rumours/Investigation

The NRL is launching an investigation into the Manly Sea Eagles, with the implication being that there may be more than one set of books in use for player salaries: one with the figures reported to the NRL and another with the actual figures. Manly, as might be expected, has denied any wrongdoing, but the…

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Horn Joins Ranks of Top 10 Pound for Pound Boxers in the World

Has boxing truly devolved to the point where beating one aged former champion can earn the distinction of being one of the top 10 fighters pound for pound, in the world? That is exactly the description now being applied to Jeff Horn following his disputed victory over Manny Pacquiao in Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium a couple…

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Do Not Overlook Surging Swans in 2017 AFL Run Home

Following their swoon in the first six rounds of the 2017 Toyota AFL Premiership competition, the Sydney Swans have arisen, Phoenix-like, to win seven of their last eight and give indications that their graceful composure could have them well-poised for the run home. That sentence completely exhausted our limited supply of avian metaphors, but we…

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Deadline Comes and Goes with no Consensus for CA and ACA

We, at the risk of being accused of spreading fake news, saw a member of the ACA, a cricketer who may or may not have been Usman Khawaja, standing on the corner of Brunton Avenue and Punt Road outside the MCG with a cardboard placard that read, “Will Play Cricket for Food.” That is not…

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Will Play Cricket for Food Say Some of ACA Members

The pay dispute between the players of the ACA and the administrators of CA has failed to be resolved and it appears as though not even the intervention of the Prime Minister would be sufficient at this late hour to prevent the first player strike in the history of cricket in Australia. There are a…

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Kiwis Promise Equity in Rule Making for Next America’s Cup

In an announcement that surprised no one, Emirates Team New Zealand promised to be fair in setting up the rules for the next running of the America’s Cup Regatta in 2019. The decision of having the America’s Cup run every two years, rather than on some random schedule, was made by Team Oracle, with the…

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Cricket Australia Looks to Save Millions with Volunteer Tour Players

With just two days remaining before the ACA and CA salary impasse clock ticks down to zero, the proceedings at the negotiation table have taken on a bizarre twist that seems so surreal that not even George R.R. Martin could conceive of such a scenario for the Game of Thrones franchise. Cricket Australia has asked…

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