AFL Proposes Radical Juggling of Home and Away Fixture

The West Coast Eagles voiced their reservations regarding a new fixture that would be quite radical in some ways, saying that it would impose an even harsher travel burden on the Western Australian sides, but as of this writing Fremantle has not been heard to say anything against the proposed 17 – 5 fixture, as…

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Mick Fanning Says I Ain’t Afraid of No Shark

As if monster waves and jagged rocks did not represent an adequate risk for the world’s professional surfers, just ask three-time champion Mick Fanning what he has to say about sharks, one of which caused him to miss some of 2015 and all of the 2016 season, after he was attacked during the J-Bay Open…

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Aussie Ash Barty Rises After WTA Kuala Lumpur Win

There is cause for celebration in the camp of Australian tennis player Ash Barty, the female equivalent, to a minor extent at any rate, to Nick Kyrgios, as she not only won her first WTA Tour title, but also raised her ranking to inside the world’s top 100. Less than a year ago, Barty was…

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Making Golf Simpler Not Easy Say Ruling Bodies

The two primary rules making governing bodies of golf, the Royal & Ancient Golf Club and the U.S. Golf Association, have spent the last five years considering changing the sacrosanct rules of golf, but much to the surprise of everyone, it is simplicity, not more complexity, that has driven the move. The two institutions are…

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Indian Curators Resort to Chicanery to Impede Aussie Cricket Batters

It was just last season, if memory serves, that Australian cricket seemed to be on life support, with questions abounding about some of the decision-making in terms of selections and anything other than Don Bradman-like play being assailed as unacceptable at the international level. The worm seems to have turned this year, with the most…

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Simona to Receive Lifetime NRL Ban for Backing Opposition

In a country where wagering of all kinds is more or less ingrained into the cultural landscape, the lifetime ban of Wests Tigers Tim Simona for punting on rugby league games seems unduly harsh, but for the fact that the rules are clear and unambiguous concerning the issue. The Tigers’ centre, just 25 years of…

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Ricciardo and Team Red Bull Test 2017 F1 Car

Daniel Ricciardo has traded in his old set of wheels for a new F1 car that is dubbed “RB13,” which he hopes will give him the power he needs in order to contend with the Team Mercedes cars, which enjoyed a considerable horsepower advantage last season, meaning that on any of the F1 courses where…

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Honda Classic Out of Reach of Marc Leishman and Adam Scott

The tongue-waggers were out in force after Marc Leishman shot himself into contention following the second round of the Honda Classic at PGA National in Florida, quick to mention that the US PGA Tour had barred him from driving a golf cart during the tournament, but those of us lacking that level of snark hope…

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Looming NBA Trade Deadline Far More Entertaining Than All-Stars

In the final hours of the trading period, the NBA is at perhaps its most exciting, as some of the games tend to be a little tedious at times, but the labyrinthine moves NBA team general managers make in the attempt to make it look as though they are doing something to earn their hefty…

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Geelong Cats Seek to Lessen Reliance on Selwood and Dangerfield

Prior to the first bounce, it is evident that the Geelong Cats will need to lessen their dependence on the performance of Patrick Dangerfield and Joel Selwood, but this is the sort of problem any AFL club would enjoy, as it certainly beats some of the issues that teams such as the Brisbane Lions must…

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