Cricket Australia Reveals $33 Million Loss From BBL’s First Five Years

Cricket Australia has announced that despite apparent runaway success for the Big Bash League (BBL), it is actually bleeding money over its first five years at a rate that works out to about $6.6 million per year. That works out to $33 million, which considering exchange rates, would have been enough to pay LeBron James…

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Bombers Deny Tabling Huge $1.6 Million to Tigers’ Martin

Them what has, gits. Or, so goes the old saying we are employing to comment on a rumoured $1.6 million offer tabled by the Essendon Bombers in an attempt to lure restricted free agent, Dustin Martin, from the Richmond Tiger fold, goes. The Bombers denied that they would be crazy enough to pay anyone that…

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Put Brooms Away for Warriors Cavaliers NBA Final Series

The NBA, desperate for a competitive Finals series in the 2017 playoffs, finally has one in the matchup between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Those two teams are meeting for the third consecutive year, however, and that is something the league needs to figure out how to change, else risk the demise…

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Maroons go into Origin I with Slate Clean of Slater

The word “legend” attached to your name carries with it the implication of obsolescence, something that cannot be denied. At least that would seem to be the case in the snub that has found Queensland legend Billy Slater on the sideline with no maroon jersey as the Maroons prepare for Origin I. The collective gasp…

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Bombers Join Pursuit of Tigers’ Dustin Martin

The Essendon Bombers are the latest to join the queue for the services of Dustin Martin, but unless their sofa cushions are much more productive than are ours, it is doubtful that they can scrounge up the funds needed to join the race to deprive the Richmond Tigers of their superstar midfielder – forward. The…

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Dana White Could Lose McGregor if Mayweather Fight Takes Place

Despite our Irish heritage and our observation that the only thing we like to do better than drink is fight, we have to vehemently disagree with UFC honcho Dana White’s assessment that Conor McGregor has a shot at beating Floyd Mayweather, assuming that Mayweather can be sufficiently monetised to come out of retirement for a…

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Laurie Daley NSW Blues Picks Cause Joy and Consternation

New South Wales Coach Laurie Daley has ended the suspense, but not the controversy, as to who will represent the Blues side for the State of Origin opener. Josh Dugan made the squad; timing his recovery from a broken cheekbone he suffered earlier in the month was he was representing the Commonwealth of Australia. Dugan…

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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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