Gold Coast Suns Need Extreme List Support to Survive

Not sure what the AFL expected when it opened two clubs is Queensland, but unless those expectations were incredibly low, it would seem to be a case of a failed experiment. The Brisbane Lions are a story in their own right, fielding a senior list of 22 frustrated rugby players who simply lacked the bulk…

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Vettel Wins Canadian Grand Prix Now Tops F1 Driver Standings

From the television coverage, it would have seemed as though the Canadian Grand Prix was a two-driver race between Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton. In point of fact, neither of the two podiumed. Ricciardo was sixth on the grid and finished in fourth position. Hamilton is right behind him. Max Verstappen took…

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Bye Week Just in Time for West Coast Eagles

Having reached the halfway point of the home-and-away season of the Toyota 2018 AFL Premiership competition, we encounter that juncture where the standings can get jumbled during the next three weeks when the clubs will take bye weeks. The West Coast Eagles appear as though the break comes at the best possible moment. Western Australia’s…

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Ponga Draws Support for Maroons Inclusion Despite Tender Age

Even the most creative minds in the entertainment world could have come up with the scenario that is unfolding in reality as the Queensland Maroons prepare for State of Origin 1 as the game looms ever larger and closer to getting underway. Billy Slater has been scratched. That creates a void not easily filled, but…

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Mental Error by J.R. Smith is Smith’s Achilles’ Heel

Many years ago, when we were playing juvie baseball, our only true contribution to the team was the ability to understand the game situation and plan for most of the possible scenarios. Baseball moves slowly, there is time for thinking between innings, between batters, between pitches. Some teammates, however talented, seemed to lack that mental…

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AFLW Trade Period has Roos Hopping to Secure Fresh Talent

We have not forgotten about the AFLW, not entirely, at any rate. The competition is in the trade period and it looks as though the lady Roos have persuaded a couple of the lady Demons to cross the street and switch sides. The Kangaroos have secured defender Jasmine Grierson, along with Emma Humphries and the…

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NSW Origin Selections not Universally Acclaimed in Every Circle

The suspense is over and we now know the makeup of the NSW Blues who will be sacrificed to the Queensland Maroon in the next State of Origin series. Blues Coach Brad Fittler set a new precedent by naming 11 players without previous Origin experience and as is the case every year, many of his…

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Monaco Grand Prix Goes to Red Bull and Daniel Ricciardo

On the tight turns of Monaco, Daniel Ricciardo’s weak Renault-powered F1 ride was equal to the entries of Ferrari and Mercedes and Ricciardo walked away with victory in what is arguably the marquee event of the F1 circuit, the Grand Prix of Monaco. It was not an easy win and he had to battle his…

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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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