Froome Emerges Unscathed from First Stage Tour de France Crash

In England, the attention usually paid to Wimbledon is being directed toward Russia and the Three Lions. In France, more heed is also being given to Les Bleus than to the world’s premier cycling event, the 2018 Tour de France. No consequence in the case of the second instance, however, as the 2018 FIFA World…

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Aussie T20 Cricketers Smash Pakistan by Nine Wickets in Zimbabwe

It was not forever. It only seemed that way for Australian cricketers and Australian cricket fans. Fast bowler Billy Stanlake, some brilliant fielding and some productive willow wielding has permitted Australia to put the period to its nine-match losing streak. Australia added the exclamation point as well, beating Pakistan in Twenty20 Tri-Series play. They beat…

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Barty and Kyrgios Top Aussie Hopes for Wimbledon 2018

Aussie hopes at Wimbledon seem to centre on Ashleigh Barty for the women and Nicky Kyrgios for the men. Barty has yet to win a match at the All England Tennis Club during The Championships. This year marks the first time she has shown enough to receive a seeding and she certainly has a good…

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Eels will have to be Slippery to Escape Arthur’s Axe

Parramatta Eels Coach Brad Arthur has issued an ultimatum to his players, informing them that they have the final nine games of the season to prove they belong on a senior list in the NRL. Given the trend in recent years in the NRL of blaming coaches for the players’ failure to produce, we can…

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Canada and United States Hosting 2025 Rugby World Cup

Coming soon to a continent near you: World Cup Rugby. Provided that is, that you are near North America and that 2025 is soon to your perspective. By our reckoning, that is seven years in our view, but to our dog, it will seem like only one year…no wait, we have that reversed. To our…

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Eagles Fail to Achieve Liftoff while Bombers Soar at Optus

It helps to have a shiny new stadium. In terms of attendance, at any rate. The West Coast Eagles established a new record, becoming the first club in AFL/AFL history to have seven consecutive home ground games of over 50,000 spectators in a single season. The official attendance given was 51,409, leaving us to wonder…

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Two of Three Legs of Motorsport Triple Crown now Held by Alonso

The Indianapolis 500, the Grand Prix of Monaco and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Arguably the Triple Crown of motor racing. Both Indy and Monaco are open-wheel, open-cockpit races. Le Mans is not, quite, as there is a bit of glass, a hood and the least bit of high-tech body work on those cars,…

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Blues Hold Top Betting Line for Sunday’s Origin II

Our emotions have often proved unreliable, but we have always trusted our eyes, at least we have in the past. We had to blink some, do a bit of rubbing and add some artificial tears to ensure that we were seeing right when we looked at State of Origin 2 and saw the Blues quoted…

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Round 13 AFL Attendance Well Short of Figures for one World Cup Match

Six clubs enjoyed a week away from the rigours of competition in the Toyota 2018 AFL Premiership competition, so there were just six matches in Round 13. The capper of the round and arguably the best game, was the Richmond Tigers win over the Geelong Cats by the score of 83 – 65 at Melbourne…

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Aussie Women’s Seven Arc de Triomphant in Paris

Slightly belated congratulations to Australia’s women’s Sevens, who took the World Series title in Paris and will enter next month’s World Cup to see if they can remain on top. The women were the picture of consistency during play in Paris, finishing no lower than third in any World Series leg to find themselves ahead…

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