Fullarton Abandons Basketball but not Brisbane

We are drawn like moths to the flame by any sports story that involves code hopping, especially if it is real hopping and not just a rugger switching from league to union. Tom Fullarton is the latest to land on our screens, as he has informed the Brisbane Bullets of the NBL that after three…

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NRL Rules Open Loopholes to Creative Players Looking for Advantage

No one could accuse the NRL of unwillingness to muck with the rules of the game at any time, pre, post, or midseason, but they might be onto something with their move to alleviate the current status quo that finds dummy halves deliberately throwing the ball into opposition players in order to be awarded a…

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Fifita Offers to Donate Game Fee to Charity if Selected for Origin by Blues

At first glance, it appeared as though Andrew Fifita was risking little by declaring that he would donate his earnings to charity if he got his first chance to win State of Origin with the NSW Blues. The Queensland Maroons basically own the series, so when we learned of Fifita’s proclamation, our initial thought was…

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AFL Moves Inexorably if Glacially Toward Zero Contact Play

You can expect to see more fines and bans coming out of the AFL, as the league has announced that umpires will no longer tell the players how the umps intend to get out of the way following centre bounces and ball-ups. The idea behind the proclamation is to decrease the amount of time now…

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Aussie Baynes and Teammates Clamp Down on James and Cavs

One of the nine other guys is generally good enough to describe anyone on a basketball court with LeBron James, but the Boston Celtics, off their recent 109 – 83 demolition of the Cleveland Cavaliers, had praise for Aussie Aron Baynes, although they did stop short of saying he was right fair dinkum. You have…

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Port Adelaide Power Clips Crows on Strength of Third Quarter Surge

While one Aussie Power was proving his mettle in the IndyCar Grand Prix, another Power, the collective one that is the Port Adelaide Power, was showing the city of Addie which AFL side is the rulers of the roost to this stage, at least, of the Toyota 2018 AFL Premiership competition. The Power beat the…

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Raiwalui Back in Australia to Mentor Wallabies Forwards

We can think of worse ways to spend our days than doing a little rugby coaching in France, and then packing our bags for an extended stint in Australia…wait, we cannot, as that itinerary actually sounds pretty attractive. That is the life of Simon Raiwalui, who has come back down under to see if he…

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Dragons Ruck Infraction Ignites Controversy in NRL Action

The St. George Illawarra Dragons have proved beyond doubt that they belong on top of the ladder of the Telstra 2018 NRL Premiership competition with a convincing 34 – 14 win over 2017 premiers Melbourne Storm. The game, obviously, was right in the spotlight as pertains to Origin selection, with Euan Aitken making a strong…

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Someday Paul Roos Could Make Our Dreams Come True as North Melbourne Coach

If at first you do not succeed, quit, appears to be the approach legendary coach Paul Roos was taking when he inherited the Sydney Swans midway through the 2002 AFL Premiership competition. Three defeats over four rounds of his first full season as the Swans coach left him with self-doubt that he could make it…

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Delhi Daredevils Use Long Ball to Hammer Kolkata Knight Riders

The ball was flying well in a recent Indian Premier League match between the Delhi Daredevils and the Kolkata Knight Riders, when the Daredevils won by 55 runs. The final score was 4/219 to 9/164 in the Daredevils’ favour. New Daredevils Captain Shreyas Iyer, eager to provide evidence of his worthiness to be elevated to…

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