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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Wests Tigers Overcome Distractions to beat Host Canterbury Bulldogs

Could the light at the end of the tunnel that is known as the Tigers’ Tunnel of Futility is becoming visible? They beat the Canterbury Bulldogs, capitalising on a mental error by Bulldogs backrower Greg Eastwood, to post an 18 – 12 win at ANZ Stadium yesterday afternoon. With five minutes between fulltime and the…

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What Have You Got to Lose Philosophy Affects Swans and Hawks Picks

If you do not like the outcome, change the process, or words to that effect, would seem to be the operating principle for the Hawks and the Swans heading into the fifth round of the 2017 Toyota AFL Premiership competition. More simply: Try something different. Knowing that desperate times call for desperate measures, the two…

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Super Netball Not So Super as Accusations Fly

Heading into the domestic season, Netball Australia had high hopes of expanding its fan base and creating buzz for the game, but at this point, a labour dispute is roiling the waters and supplying an uncomfortable threat to well-laid league plans. At the heart of a threat by the top players to boycott international matches,…

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Security Concerns May Cause Relocation of Shanghai AFL Game

The first-ever official AFL game ever played outside Australia or New Zealand, one involving premiership points, may not come off as planned should the historic match between Port Adelaide and Gold Coast scheduled for May 14 in Shanghai be relocated to the Sun’s Metricon Stadium out of a concern over rising political tensions on the…

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