NBA In High Gear as Players Flock to Coastal Clubs and Limelight

The NBA offseason is significant for the shifts teams make in the effort to improve. Most of it seems like swapping on one good or average player for another one, the key exception perhaps being the move by LeBron James from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Los Angeles Lakers. With few exceptions, players want out…

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Day Leishman Smith Top Aussies in US PGA Tour Standings

At the moment, Australia has just Jason Day amongst the top 10 in the Official World Golf Rankings for the carryover season of 2017 – 2018. The number of golfers increases to two when you look down that list and find Marc Leishman in the 18th position. Cameron Smith started the year with promise, but…

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Ponting’s Cricket Career Wasted Prodigious Golf Talent

According to Adam Gilchrist, Australia’s greatest even cricketer, Ricky Ponting, missed his calling when he took up the willow over the persimmon. For those whose expertise does not extend to wood species, willow is the wood of choice for cricket bats, but persimmon used to be the preference when it came to drivers and fairway…

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Cure for Carlton According to Greats Roos and Lyon Part II

Resuming where we left off, with Garry Lyon and Paul Roos weighing in on how the Carlton Blues can be resurrected, Lyon feels that after brining in a coach where the coach has the ability to pick his own assistants, the next step in the rebuild would be to get some players with experience with…

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Red Bull Seeks to Overcome F1 Horsepower Deficit with Honda Engines

Picture yourself waiting for the signal to change, hands firmly on the wheel of your turbine assisted pony car, when in the lane alongside you, a hybrid pulls up. You smile smugly, but when the light changes, the hybrid leaves you in its small carbon-footprint dust. Now you have some idea of how Daniel Ricciardo…

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Federer Juggernaut at Wimbledon Crushes All in its Path

At least make him play the matches. Roger Federer, that is. Federer need only 16 minutes to win the first set agasint France’s Adrian Mannarino. Adrian Mannequin, more likely. The third round at Wimbledon is no place for 6 – 0 sets, but Mannarino came to life in the second set that was not decided…

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Froome Emerges Unscathed from First Stage Tour de France Crash

In England, the attention usually paid to Wimbledon is being directed toward Russia and the Three Lions. In France, more heed is also being given to Les Bleus than to the world’s premier cycling event, the 2018 Tour de France. No consequence in the case of the second instance, however, as the 2018 FIFA World…

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Aussie T20 Cricketers Smash Pakistan by Nine Wickets in Zimbabwe

It was not forever. It only seemed that way for Australian cricketers and Australian cricket fans. Fast bowler Billy Stanlake, some brilliant fielding and some productive willow wielding has permitted Australia to put the period to its nine-match losing streak. Australia added the exclamation point as well, beating Pakistan in Twenty20 Tri-Series play. They beat…

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Barty and Kyrgios Top Aussie Hopes for Wimbledon 2018

Aussie hopes at Wimbledon seem to centre on Ashleigh Barty for the women and Nicky Kyrgios for the men. Barty has yet to win a match at the All England Tennis Club during The Championships. This year marks the first time she has shown enough to receive a seeding and she certainly has a good…

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Eels will have to be Slippery to Escape Arthur’s Axe

Parramatta Eels Coach Brad Arthur has issued an ultimatum to his players, informing them that they have the final nine games of the season to prove they belong on a senior list in the NRL. Given the trend in recent years in the NRL of blaming coaches for the players’ failure to produce, we can…

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