To Scottish Rugby Fans Draw with Kiwis Requires Celebration

To some diehard Braveheart fans, the draw with New Zealand was a victory of sorts, albeit a hollow one, since a draw satisfies no one, really, but the rugby team from the highlands of the home of the Loch Ness monster took the result in Four Nations play as a positive sign nonetheless. It was…

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Heart of Hamilton Still Beats But Rosberg Could Arrest

Lewis Hamilton grabbed the pole from his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg at Interlagos for the Brazilian Grand Prix for the first time in three seasons. The two drivers are far in front of their nearest competition, Australian Daniel Ricciardo of Team Red Bull, and a victory by Rosberg would clinch the season title for him,…

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NRL for 2017 More or Less Maintains Status Quo

Change is constant for all of us, and the NRL is no exception, with many clubs undergoing major overhauls ahead of 2017, with a few remaining largely intact, yet for some, 2017 will hopefully produce vastly different results. Overall, the upcoming season will differ substantially from the one just past. With the pre-season upcoming, here…

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Early 2016 – 2017 NBA Action Season Moves Into Gear

Andrew Bogut and the Dallas Mavericks went to the pleasant climes of Los Angeles recently and collected their first road victory of the year, a 109 – 97 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. Bogut did not have a good shooting night, making only one of five attempts, but to his credit, the big man…

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Next Stop for Barba: Storm, Bulldogs, Knights, Dragons

Assuming he can get his life and affairs in order, which we hope can be the outcome, where does Ben Barba go to resume his rugby career? The blemish on his record is one that is not easy to erase. Two run-ins with illicit recreational drugs would seem to be the final nail in the…

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Aussie Golfer Pampling Arises Phoenix-like to Claim Victory

Forty-seven-year-old Australian professional golfer Rod Pampling proved he still has the right stuff to win on the PGA Tour after securing victory in the Shriners’ Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas. Pampling’s last win on the PGA Tour was the 2006 Bay Hill Invitational, so he has been dealing with a ten-year drought. His…

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Senator From Philippines Pacquiao Outboxes Vargas From Vegas

Manny Pacquiao used his holiday away from his legislative duties as a Philippine Senator to defeat Jesse Vargas and claim the WBO welterweight title. Old Pacquiao nemesis Floyd Mayweather Jr. was on hand to witness the fight, which went the distance and resulted in a lopsided unanimous decision in favour of Pacquiao. He outpointed Vargas…

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NBL and NBA Providing Quality Early-Season Basketball Action

Dante Exum seems to be coming back from the serious knee injury that erased his season in the NBA last year. He scored 10 points coming off the bench as a reserve for the Utah Jazz, playing 19 minutes in the 97 – 81 win the Jazz posted against the Dallas Mavericks and Andrew Bogut….

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NRL Players and Clubs Uncertain About 2018 Salary Caps

Salary cap considerations may cause some of the National Rugby League’s biggest stars to suffer a drop in income in 2018. That is the opinion of sports management guru Steve Gillis, who is currently serving as the president of the Players Agents Association. Gillis, commenting as the NRL discussion period, where clubs are permitted to…

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Delisted AFL Players Resurface to Prove Doubters Wrong

Suffering the fate of being delisted by an AFL team would obviously be a blow to the ego, but it does not necessarily lead to a fate of stocking shelves at Woolworths. The Fremantle Dockers sent Peter Bell packing after the 1995 season, short of his 20th birthday. He had only two opportunities to play…

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