Final Four Hype for 2017 Entirely Justified in NCAA Basketball Tourney

The NCAA’s March Madness, even though now poaching on April lived up to its name yesterday and the Final Four matchups provided some high drama. The Gonzaga Bulldogs, no relation to the AFL’s Western Bulldogs, or the NRL’s Canterbury Bulldogs, beat the South Carolina Gamecocks in one of the semifinals, in the process of so…

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Steve Smith’s Mind Boggling Achievements Deserve Support

Say what you will about Steve Smith. The fact remains that he needs support if Australia is to experience cricket success at the international level, on both sides of the bowl. In the recent tour of India, where the Aussies tantilised with the prospect of success, before ultimately crashing and burning, Smith poste the fifth…

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Lehmann Composes Ode to Smith Despite Recent Test Outcome

Aussie cricket Coach Darren Lehmann had nothing but good things to say concerning his skipper, Steve Smith, following the recent loss in the Indian Test series. Smith was the sole batter who provided reliably run production, tallying 499 runs and three tons, leading Lehmann to invoke comparisons to Don Bradman, Ricky Ponting, Mark Taylor and…

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Indians Poor Hosts to Australian Cricket Tourists

The Australian cricketers went down to defeat in their Test series with India, with the final score being 2 – 1. The Indians took possession of the Border – Gavaskar trophy that seemed to be well within the Aussies’ grasp in the early stages of the series. There was some high quality cricket played, but…

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Day Three Horror for Aussie Cricketers in Fourth Test

Affairs did not go swimmingly for the Aussie cricketers on day three of the fourth Test at Dharamsala. The better word might be “drowningly.” The Indians were dominant on day three and the Aussies now have their proverbial backs to the proverbial wall. In the first session, the Indians secured a 32-run lead with their…

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Canterbury Bulldogs Seek to Steal Wests Tigers En Masse

The Bulldogs are reportedly out to snatch the “big four” from the Wests Tigers, something that will do little to tame the traditional hostility betwixt the two sides. Canterbury has made overtures to James Tedesco, Mitchell Moses, Luke Brooks and Aaron Woods, hoping to lure the quartet to Belmore for the 2018 season. Wests Tigers…

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Nevada Athletic Commission Gives McGregor Deep Discount on Fine

Things have been said to the effect of the fine levied by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) against Conor McGregor are having an impact on the rumoured fight between McGregor and Floy Mayweather, but if you were to listen to McGregor, as if listening to him were an option, his recent appearance before the Commission…

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Grand Prix of Australia this Weekend Inaugurates 2017 F1 Season

In a rather frank assessment of his outlook for the 2017 F1 season that commences with the Australian Grand Prix this weekend, Daniel Ricciardo admitted that his Team Red Bull car is slower than the Mercedes entries by about half a second per lap. In motoracing, half a second is about the same as saying…

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Lack of Contract for Colin Kaepernick Conspiracy Theory Bunk

Colin Kaepernick, the professional gridiron quarterback for whom the San Francisco 49ers ran Alex Smith out of town, may have played his last down last season, as no one has signed, let alone offered, the veteran free-agent a contract. There are more than a few that think Kaepernick’s controversial National Anthem protests last season are…

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Jason Taylor Axed as Wests Tigers Coach Following 1 – 2 Start

In an apparent borrowing of a page from the playbook of the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL, Wests Tigers have axed Coach Jason Taylor and will appoint their fourth coach in the span of seven years. The word “tenure” seems to be increasingly absent from the professional coaching ranks, as clubs increasingly come to…

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