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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Koepka Takes Millionaire’s Stroll Down 18th as Winner of U.S. Open

Prestige is all well and good, but 2017 U.S. Open winner Brooks Koepka has more than two million reasons to savour his victory. True, he had to work four days to earn that $2 million, a paltry $500,000 per day. Compare that to say, Makybe Diva’s ability to win $3.5 million for just over three…

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Porsche Makes it Three Straight with Latest Le Mans Win

It is three consecutive at the 24 Hours Le Mans race for Porsche, thanks to the dramatic efforts of veteran German driver Timo Bernhard. It was nearly an upset of epic proportions, as both Porsche and Toyota suffered various mishaps that almost handed the race to a French teenager name Thomas Laurent, the driver for…

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Cronk Retirement at End of 2017 not as Certain as Once Thought

We may have been premature, as may he himself have been, when we reported that Cooper Cronk would make the 2017 Telstra NRL Premiership competition the last of his storied career. Cronk is moving to Sydney at season’s end to be with his fiancé, and it would seem that commuting to play with the Melbourne…

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Brutally Deep Rough Gets Into US Open Players’ Heads

There had to be some consequences to some of golf’s biggest bombers turning par fives into driver- short iron holes. Those consequences have reared their head, although we stop short of saying said head is ugly, at Erin Hills Wisconsin, site of the 2017 U.S. Open, where the USGA has rolled out the longest-ever layout…

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Jason Day Counting on Short Game in U.S. Open

Drive for show, putt for dough, goes the saying on the PGA Tour. Ahead of this week’s second Major of the season, the U.S. Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin will feature a typical U.S. Open layout that rewards accuracy off the tee, severely punishes errant tee shots and requires a deft putting touch on…

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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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