Oscietra Finishes Third in First Official Race

Oscietra need no longer expend any energy trying to duplicate the undefeated career of her mum, Black Caviar, as she failed to win her first real race in her first-up start at Flemington. Trainer David Hayes, analyzing the performance, observed that Oscierta seemed to have wandered down the final straight, even though she showed excellent…

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Youngsters born in 2000 Eligible for Top Level Motorcycle Racing

Anyone who has followed motorcycle racing for any length of time may still be shocked to learn that Moto3 drivers born as recently as 2000 are starting to hit the tracks in significant numbers. For drivers that young to be racing at world championship level almost requires some level of disbelief, but riders such as…

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Aussies Yet to Make Inroads in Alpine Skiing

Two of the world’s premier sporting events will have their 51st editions in 2017. Super Bowl LI will be held on Sunday, February 5 (Monday Feb. 6 in Australia) in Houston Texas, although according to the wise guys who determine the odds, the chances of the hometown Texans being one of the two teams are…

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Kiwi World Number One Ko Severs Ties with Leadbetter and Hamilton

Mum and dad would not stand aside and let him do his job, or words to that effect, according to former Lydia Ko coach David Leadbetter, commenting on his departure from the role he served as the Kiwi golfer’s mentor. The two had been working together since 2013, during which time Ko ascended to the…

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Wake Us Up When the 2017 NRL Fixture Begins

Take heart rugby fans. The seemingly interminable period of time betwixt when the Cronulla Sharks won the 2016 premiership and when the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership gets underway is ticking down to an early February start up. That is when the pre-season fixtures will get underway and provide some inkling of what the various shifts…

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Bogut Playing Time and Productivity Increases with Mavericks

As the 2016 – 2017 NBA season wends its way toward the mid-point, Andrew Bogut is proving to be a good acquisition for the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavericks, however, are having a tough go for the most part, occupying the lower rungs of the NBA Western Conference ladder. The Golden State Warriors had to make…

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2017 Australian Grand Prix Draws Big Crowds to Albert Park Circuit

The 2017 season of Formula 1 once again launches with the Australian Grand Prix on the last weekend of March at the spectacular Melbourne setting of the Albert Park Circuit. Drivers will negotiate the 5.3 km circuit 58 times, dealing with high speed straights and tight turns that demand power for speed combined with the…

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Daniel Ricciardo Weighs in on Rosberg Replacement

There is rampant speculation over who will be in the starting grid for Team Mercedes when the 2017 Formula One season gets underway in the Australian Grand Prix in Australia come March 23, but Daniel Ricciardo says it will not be him, as he has committed to Team Red Bull for the next two seasons….

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Astronomical Salaries Earned by NBA Busts

For a sports oxymoron without equal, consider the term “free agent.” Nothing about these out of contract players is free, but the NBA is the most egregious example of setting huge sums of money on fire in return for nothing. There are eleven players who landed lucrative free agent contracts before the start of the…

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NFL Playoff Scenarios Beginning to Take Shape

Week 15 of the National Football League, despite showing every indication of being a yawner of major proportions, served up a few savoury morsels to keep things at least semi-interesting. The Jacksonville Jaguars, holders of a 2 – 12 record, could not wait for the post-season to fire their head coach, instead dismissing him following…

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