All-Rounder Marcus Stoinis Clubs 11 Sixes in Losing Effort

The heroics of rearguard all-rounder Marcus Stoinis were not sufficient to carry his mates over the Black Caps at Eden Park, but it might be safe to assume that he will have less difficulty cracking the Aussie lineup in the future. Prior to his recent outing, he had only made it into one ODI, but…

Read More

Serena for the Women and Roger for Men in Australian Open

Several days ago, readers may recall that we predicted that someone named Williams would win the Women’s Singles title at the Australian Open. We made that prediction absolutely without fear, since at the time we ventured it, Venus and Serena Williams had advance to the final. Serena had little trouble with big sister, beating Venus…

Read More

Federer/Nadal Final Almost Real Williams Sisters on Ladies’ Side

The finals matchup that everyone seemed to desire in Men’s Singles at the 2017 Australian Open is closer to fruition as Roger Federer, as he consistently has in the past, disposed of his compatriot Stan Wawrinka in five sets. Federer seemed to be cruising into the final, winning the first two sets, but Wawrinka came…

Read More

Gibbs Training for Blues After Failing to Exit to Crows

One of the pitfalls of fame and fortune in professional sports is the frequent necessity of relocation and living in locales not of one’s choosing. Such is/was the case for Carlton Blues’ on-baller Bryce Gibbs, who requested a trade to Adelaide so that he might return to his familiar South Australia stomping grounds. Gibbs had…

Read More

Aussie NBA Players Proving Legitimate Credentials

NBA players who claim Australia as home turf have been turning in solid performances of late, unlike some of their compatriots in the NFL, who saw their last shot at the Super Bowl evaporate when the Pittsburgh Steelers and their Melbourne-born punter Brad Wing were rudely dismissed by the New England Patriots in the recent…

Read More

36ers Victory Over Kings Outcome of Smothering Defensive Play

The Adelaide 36ers are rolling toward the NBL playoffs next month, playing a stifling defense that has made it difficult for opponents to find breathing space on the court. Two key components of that defense are pivot men Eric Jacobsen and Matt Hodgson, who are making the lives of opposing scorers less than idyllic. About…

Read More

NFL Conference Championships Too Tough to Tip

The point differential for both of the NFL Conference Championship games have grown slightly as the games get ready to kick off, which rewards those punters who were willing to procrastinate in the hopes of getting a better bargain. It was not a big change by any means, but every little bit helps. Earlier in…

Read More

Brett Colleta Using Singapore Open to Springboard to US PGA Tour

Show him the money would seem to be the statement made by Brett Coletta as he has called time on a stellar but uncompensated amateur golf career in order to make his play for professional golf stardom. He is making his pay-per-stroke debut in the Singapore Open and the 20-year old from Melbourne will be…

Read More

2016 – 2017 NBA MVP Discussion Must Focus on Winning Teams

Someone has had the temerity to ask which NBA player is the MVP. We will not even acknowledge the validity of that question by typing the name needed to supply the obvious answer and the only clue we will supply is geographical and reveals that the MVP plays in a city east of the Mississippi…

Read More

American Import Green Helps Brisbane Bite Ascend ABL Ladder

Australia’s neglected sport, baseball, has grabbed some attention by enlisting the services of American Marcus Green Jr., who is playing for the Adelaide Bite in the ABL after being dismissed by the Sand Diego Padres following elbow surgery. How long Green’s stint down under lasts is subject to speculation. He seems to be recovering nicely…

Read More