Motorcycle Racers Far Crazier Than F1 Drivers

If there is any motorsport code that seems to require even less consideration for one’s well-being that Formula 1, where drivers surround themselves in flimsy cockpits attached to prodigiously powerful motors, it would have to be MotoGP, where the drivers of sickeningly powerful and quick motorcycles do not even have the illusion of protective surroundings…

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Dana White and Conor McGregor Sign Mayweather Fight Accord

UFC honcho Dana White has announced that he has gotten his due, so he no longer stands in the way, in any contractual sort of sense, of a mega-fight between his marquee star Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather. The next stage will involve White negotiating with the Mayweather camp. When the talk started flying last…

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Successful Supercars Series Trying to Lure Buyers

If you have a spare $100 million lying about, you could purchase all, or at any rate, a majority stake of Australia’s third biggest sport, V8 Supercars. Archer Capital is the current majority stakeholder, so you could contact them directly, so long as you do not mind the competition from News Corp Australia and Sorts…

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Penrith Dragons Slain by Sharks Offer to Josh Dugan

The St. George Illawarra Dragons will not fight to retain Josh Dugan beyond the end of the 2017 Telstra NRL Premiership competition, claiming that they do not have the ability to match or surpass the generosity of the 2016 premier Cronulla Sharks. Odd, that such an event could take place in the salary cap era….

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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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