Team Red Bull Lagging in F1 Arms Race in 2017 Season

The Red Bull F1 Racing Team has underwhelmed thus far in the 2017 season and they are tweaking their cars in the attempt to close the gap betwixt themselves, the surprising Ferraris and the normally dominant Mercedes cars. They debuted a car for 2017 that was supposed to have vastly improved aerodynamics, which translates to…

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Newcastle Knights Pull Major Upset Over Canberra Raiders

The Newcastle Knights pulled off an improbable 34 – 20 upset win against the Canberra Raiders at McDonald Jones Stadium. The Knights came to play, even though only 10,000 turned out to watch Newcastle’s entrant into the 2017 Telstra NRL Premiership competition. They had a strong start and a stronger finish to record their first…

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NRL Divers Making Mockery of Rugby and Affecting Game Outcomes

What’s this then? Are reports that rugby players have taken a page from the soccer players’ handbook and taken to diving at the lightest contact to be given credence? Paul Gallen, veteran of 286 NRL games with last year’s premiers, the Cronulla Sharks, is under the harsh spotlight of what some feel was a LeBron…

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Mugbai Tips Horn to Beat Pacquiao in Upcoming Fight

Predictors are out in force ahead of the July 2 matchup between Jeff “Fighting Schoolteacher” Horn and Manny “Fightin’ Pilipino Senator” Pacquiao at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. One of those tippers is John “The Beast” Mugbai, who like Horn, was known for heavy-handed punches from both hands that could stagger opponents. Mugbai once lasted 11…

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Retirement at 33? You Could Too if Your Name is Cronk

Cooper Cronk, whose clock is rapidly winding down, does not seem too concerned about finding a NRL team that can meet his price tag as he contemplates life after rugby following the 2018 NRL season. Cronk has declared that he will exit Melbourne following 2017, but he has not definitively stated whether he will play…

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Bernard Tomic Left for Dead Rises From Ashes in Istanbul Open

Reports of the demise of Bernard Tomic apparently failed to prevent Tomic from extending eventual Istanbul Open champion Milos Raonic on the Turkish clay, although he eventually succumbed 6 – 7, 6 -7 in a little under two hours. It was a bright glimmer of hope for Tomic, as he has of late made an…

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AFL Round 7 Supplies Shockers in Abundance

It was a foregone conclusion that sooner or later, on of the sides in the 2017 Toyota AFL Premiership competition would silence the boots of the Adelaide Crows, but never in our wildest dreams did we envision that side being the North Melbourne Kangaroos. Yet, that is precisely what transpired at Blundstone Arena Friday past…

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Warriors Keen on Keeping Home Grown Product Nanai in the Fold

The NRL’s New Zealand Warriors have beat out all opposition, not on the field, but at the bank, in securing the services of a 17-year-old Auckland schoolboy named Etene Nanai. Nanai intends to finish his stint in the Auckland schools rugby competition as the centre for the St. Kentigern College first XV. His older cousin…

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Sacked Wests Tigers Coach Prowls for Old Job With Roosters

After a brief spell on the dole and a break from the pressures incumbent on a NRL coach, sacked Wests Tigers headman Jason Taylor could be on his way to the Sydney Roosters to resume an assistant’s role such as the one he occupied with the Tricolours before his foray with Wests. The slot would…

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A-League Grand Final Looks to be Sydney FC’s to Lose

The 2017 A-League Grand Final is on for Sunday coming and will be played on the turf of the Sydney Football Club at Allianz Stadium. They will face the Melbourne Victory in the 12th Grand Final since the inception of the A-League. AS has been the case with many of the countries’ turf-based sporting venues,…

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