No One Ever Erected a Statue to a Critic Yet Critics Persist

There is talk circulating that one of the AFL’s most popular and charismatic players, Patrick Dangerfield, is notorious for big noting the degree of his injuries. There are even some who have the temerity to suggest that Danger switch to soccer, where the players pretend to be hurt, as opposed to footy, where they pretend…

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Top Four 2017 Tour De France Riders Separated by 29 Seconds

The 2017 Tour De France has covered almost 2,700 kilometres to this point. When it concludes in Paris on Sunday, it will have spanned nearly a month and a little over 3,500 km, approximately the distance one would cover in traveling Australia from north to south. It works out to two round trips between Sydney…

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NBA Takes Half Measures to Improve Game Flow for 2017-2018

What do you call a game contested for four 12-minute quarters that manages to stretch to 2 -1/2 to three hours of real time? The Yanks, and we suppose, anyone else with an interest calls it the NBA. In an effort to improve game flow, the NBA competition committee has made a number of changes…

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Swans Triumph Over Giants Cats Survive Hawks Scare

After crashing to six consecutive losses to inaugurate the 2017 Toyota AFL Premiership competition, the Sydney Swans were left for dead, with more than one fork stuck in them. Their perseverance has paid off with a thrilling victory over the Greater Western Sydney Giants, a 96 – 83 victory that now has them sixth on…

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British Grand Prix In Search of New Home for 2018

It has been more than a decade since the Formula 1 series has made an appearance on the streets of London, so there is much anticipation over the British Grand Prix this weekend. The last time the circuit raced in London was 2004. As could naturally be expected, the return is replete with all manner…

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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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