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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New and Improved Supercars Tyres Lower Lap Times in Sydney

Considering how long tyres have been around (geometry pun), it seems that everything would have been thought of by now, but the technology continues to improve and advance, as was apparent when Supercars driver Rick Kelly set a lap record at Sydney Motorsport Park on the Dunlop Tyre Company’s most recent innovation. Dunlop has issued…

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Injuries Impact NRL Clubs for 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership

Injuries are part of the game, to be sure, but NRL clubs that are seeing their casualty wards filled before the regular season gets underway may begin to question the risk involved in pre-season trials. Four sides were hit over the weekend with significant injuries to stars who now, rather than round into form for…

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