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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Aussie Women Cricketers Begin World Cup Defense Against Windies

Australia will be defending its World Cup title when the women cricketers line up against the West Indies. This will be a replay of the 2013 World Cup final. The Aussies are the clear favourites after proving their credentials in warm-ups and they have a line-up that is the envy of the women’s cricket world….

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Federer Demolishes Zverev in Final of Wimbledon Tune-Up

Still going strong at age 35, Roger Federer demolished Alexander Zverev 6 – 1, 6 – 3 to record his ninth Halle Open title. After winning the 2017 Australian Open for his 18th Grand Slam victory, Federer skipped the clay court season in order to conserve his energy on the surface that has thwarted him…

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NRL Casualty Ward Impressive Following Origin II

The Melbourne Storm are apparently victims of their own success. Having a club well stocked with proficient players, so proficient in fact that the Storm heads the pack in the 2017 Telstra NRL Premiership competition, has it downsides. One of those downsides is that by supplying so many players to the State of Origin series,…

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Many Would Like to See Ablett Jr. Finish in Geelong

Along with Gary Ablett himself, his former coach Mark Thompson, who led the Cats to premierships in 2007 and 2009, would like to see Ablett finish his career in Geelong. Ablett is just one game shy of the 300-game milestone, which he will realise when the Cats play the St. Kilda Saints in round 14….

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AFL Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The AFL held its annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony recently. It was held at Adelaide, despite the HOF officially being located at the National Sports Museum at the MCG, but we think that the policy of moving the ceremony around is a good one. In the U.S., where the NFL has its Hall of…

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