Eventual Compromise Inevitable for CA and ACA Before June 30

The pay dispute between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers Association is attracting plenty of opinions and the divide that threatens to cause a major rift in Australia has found at least one player who feels that Cricket Australia, surprisingly, is offering players a fair shake. That would be star all-rounder Adam Gilchrist, who in…

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Nadal Close to Flawless All Aussies Out with Stosur Loss

Maybe they should force him to play with his non-dominant hand, just to make it fair. In the case of Rafael “King of Clay” Nadal, that would mean holding the racquet in his right hand for forehand shots, although the Spaniard does use two hands for his backhand side. Hidden up Nadal’s sleeve, however, is…

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McEnroe Passes Judgement on Court Comments

With his keen sense of satire at its sharpest, former tennis champion and current tennis commentator John McEnroe has weighed in on the brouhaha that erupted over Margaret Court’s desire to have the Melbourne Park Arena Stadium renamed should Australia legalise gay marriage. McEnroe would like to see Court’s name retained on the facility, but…

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Pacquiao Throws Hat Into the Mayweather McGregor Ring

The ever-shifting drama that is part and parcel of the Floyd Mayweather – Conor McGregor fight that, close to a year following the idea, is still not concluded, developed a new wrinkle recently when Manny Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum offered up his champion as a participant. Should Pacquiao beat Jeff Horn in Brisbane on July…

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Cricket Australia and Australian Cricketers Association Impasse

There was a brief détente in the salary dispute that seemed so unseemly, given that we are talking about the sporting event where the level of decorum is beyond reproach and probably superior to that of any other sport save polo, golf or rugby, namely cricket. The players seem to be in the mood to…

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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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