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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Fyfe’s Representatives Vehemently Deny Fyfe to Saints Rumour

In terms of complete certainty, the sports management form of Nat Fyfe has dismissed reports suggesting that the 2015 Brownlow Medal winner would be dealt to the St. Kilda Saints. Stride Sports was stridently, perhaps vehemently, dismissive of the reports, categorising them as “100 per cent” false. The word was out that Fyfe would jump…

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Ferrari/Vettel Win Qualifier Only to See Race go to Mercedes/Bottas

“Get that German heap out of my way,” or words to that effect, seem to express the sentiments of Sebastian Vettel and F1 Team Ferrari as they have knocked Mercedes from the pole for the upcoming Russian Grand Prix. Vettel’s driving prowess ended a run of 18 consecutive poles, dating back to last season, by…

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Lafai and Havili Toast Recent Court Ruling

You or we might be in jail under similar circumstances, but the kid glove treatment was given to St. George Illawarra Dragons players Tim Lafai and Siliva Havili. Ignoring the sage and age-old advice that alcohol and rugby players is a bad combination, the two were involved in an adult beverage-fueled brawl last year in…

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Western Sydney Wanderers Wonder What Went Wrong in ACL

It seemed more like a baseball score that a football score, yet the fact remains that it was a soccer game that found the Western Sydney Wanderers on the wrong side of a 6 – 1 humiliation by the Urawa Red Diamonds. The loss eliminated the Wanderers from the Asian Champions League competition, leaving them…

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NBA Playoffs Feature Blowout Victories by Raptors and Warriors

Delly and fellow Aussie teammate Thon Maker were not equal to the challenge of playing the Toronto Raptors on Toronto’s home court and the Milwaukee Bucks suffered a dispiriting 118 – 93 loss that puts the Raptors within one win of clinching their first round NBA playoff series. The two teams will now return to…

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NRL Raided to Fill Ranks of England Test Side Against Samoa

We are not alone in scratching our heads over the vagaries that the game of rugby presents, such as the recent news that NRL forwards Chris McQueen and Chris Heighington have been drafted by Wayne Bennet to play an international Test against Samoa on the English rugby squad in Sydney next month. Who will fill…

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