First Round of NFL Playoffs on Tap this Weekend

The matchups for the first round of the NFL playoffs are now set and the betting markets are open for punters who fancy a wager on the top U.S. gridiron league this coming weekend. The Oakland Raiders v the Houston Texas will be the lead off game on Saturday (Sunday AEST). The Raiders were looking…

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Suns Rebuilding at Break-Neck Pace for 2017 AFL Season

Gold Coast Suns’ list manager Scott Clayton wasted no time following the 2016 AFL season, devoting chunks of time in October and November of 2016 to wheeling and dealing during the exchange period. He was the driver behind seven trades before moving on to pick up a delisted Fremantle Docker who became a free agent….

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Hawthorn Hawks See Fox Leave to Head Up MCC

Hawthorn CEO Stuart Fox will shortly become ex-Hawthorn CEO when he leaves that role to take up the reins as the new chief of the Melbourne Cricket Club. Fox will assume the role of Stephen Gough, who served 17 years in the role of MCC chief. His new duties will be the management of the…

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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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