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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A-League Needs Player Trading System According to Cahill

A system for trading players would benefit the Australian A-League, in the view at least, of Tim Cahill. Cahill has played in Europe, America and Asia, so no one could accuse him of not being exposed to the way things are done elsewhere. The major soccer leagues of the world can trade players. The current…

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Rugby Union Floats Idea of Origins Concept of its Own

We could not be more enthusiastic about a rugby union version of the NRL’s State of Origin. The concept has a bona fide spokesman in the form of Queensland Reds star Karmichael Hunt, who has an impressive 10 Origin appearances on his resume before he switched codes. Negotiations betwixt QLD, NSW and Australian rugby unions…

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EPL Season to Date Has Lacklustre Clubs at Top of Ladder

The Chelsea Football Club sits atop the EPL standings after winning 12 of its first 15 games; with two defeats and one draw the only blemishes to their season. They are trailed by Arsenal, which has won 10 of 16, but has shown a propensity to be drawn, having had to accept that fate on…

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Patriots’ Tom Brady Shredding NFL Defenses to Death

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has to be searching for a cleaning agent to remove the egg from his face as Tom Brady, despite being banned for four games at the beginning of the season, has shredded the competition all season to an extent that must be a source of remorseless chagrin for Goodell. In a…

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Dallas Cowboys Only Two Defeats of Season by Giants

In the 2016 – 2017 edition of the NFL, it appears that should you want to beat the Dallas Cowboys, you have to be the New York Giants. The Giants beat the Dallas side in the inaugural game of the season, in Dallas, and then pulled off the repeat last night on their home ground…

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Josh Kennedy Assumes Captaincy Role for Swans in 2017

Well, it is the offseason after all, a time for a bountiful haul of stories about misbehaving AFL-ers loose on the public with plenty of time on their hands and copious quantities of cash with which to purchase all varieties of mischief, but we have decided to take a less-traveled path, the high road, and…

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Rafa Nadal Lavishes Praise on Aussies Kokkinakis and Kyrgios

No less an authority than Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal has tipped youngster Thanasi Kokkinakis as the next big Australian star of professional tennis, despite the young up-and-comer being derailed by injury of late. Kokkinakis has shown plenty of promise at this early juncture of his career, according to Nadal, but his future prospects will…

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Patty Mills and San Antonio Spurs Chase Road Victory Record

Records were meant to be broken, even when those records hold no true significance. The San Antonio Spurs with their premium Aussie substitute Patty Mills are one won away from equaling the road victory record of 14 games established only last season by the Golden State Warriors. Home court advantage is definitely considered a prime…

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98th Edition of New Zealand Open Features Y.E. Yang

It will be a homecoming of sorts when Korean golfer Y.E. Yang tees it up in the 2017 ISPS Handa New Zealand Open this March coming. Yang spent several years playing in New Zealand in the mid-1990s to hone his game before turning professional in 1996. The 2017 New Zealand Open will be held March…

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