Ghosts of Chicago Cubs Past to Haunt Wrigley Field

Anyone who thought the premiership drought of the Western Bulldogs (nee Footscray) was a prolonged dry spell should be grateful that they are not supporters of the Chicago Cubs. Anyone still alive since the last time the Cubs won it all in 1908 would be at least 109 years old, probably dead therefore. The Cubs…

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Gold Coast Fullback Hayne to Give Top Level Golf a Go

Relax racing fans. Jarryd Hayne is not running in the Cox Plate, the Caulfield Cup, or the Melbourne Cup, but Australia’s premier code hopper will be seen playing golf alongside Aussie golf star Steven Bowditch at a pro-am event held in Fiji. Haynes’ estimable sports resume is expanding once again in the charity pro-am event…

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F1 Engine Woes Plague Lewis Hamilton of Team Mercedes

Leading the Grand Prix of Malaysia in the closing stages by more than 20 seconds, Team Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, in pursuit of his third consecutive F1 Championship, saw his engine blow with just 15 laps remaining in the race. He had strong feelings and unkind words for his Mercedes team when he returned to…

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Brisbane Lions Sack Leppitsch Pick Fagan to Coach Seniors

For us ink-stained scribes who make a living writing about sports, the offseason is often just as productive as is the season itself, as teams from various leagues begin to maneuver and joust for position in the hopes of improving for the following season. In the AFL, the recent decision by the Brisbane Lions, they…

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Cronulla Sharks Victorious in 2016 NRL Grand Final

Those who appreciate symmetry in all of life’s aspects might have desired the Cronulla Sharks to wait until next season to win the NRL Grand Final, which would have made it a nice half-century sort of thing, but to others who care nothing for universal balance, 49 years was the exact right amount of time….

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NRL Grand Final Kicks Off With Gamesmanship Galore

Seeking any sort of edge for the 2016 NRL Grand Final match featuring the Cronulla Sharks and the Melbourne Storm, both clubs resorted to the time-honoured tactic of messing with the minds of their rivals. The “home” club Sharks were sartorially upstaged by the Storm when the Storms’ players and coaches arrived nattily attired in…

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Taumalolo and Cronk Dual Dally M Recipients

Jason Taumalolo, he of the code hopping NFL aspirations, accomplished, by winning the Dally M medal, something that had not occurred in longer than he has been alive. He is the first running forward to win the award in 27 years and in that time, the only other forward to win it was a nine….

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Irish Cricketers No Match for Aussies in One-Off ODI

Not that any other outcome could have been expected, but the Aussie cricketers, led by Usman Khawaja and Captain Steve Smith, administered an emphatic thrashing to the Irish squad in an one-day international in Benoni, South Africa. Leg spinner Adam Zampa was a primary contributor as well. A comfortable nine-wicket victory went to the Aussies…

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Swans Heavily Favoured over Dogs in 2016 AFL Grand Final

Everyone loves a true underdog story and when that underdog is also named after a breed of dog, well, what is not to love? The Western Bulldogs, after finishing seventh on the ladder during the home and away season, are one game away from capturing their first premiership in over 60 years. When it comes…

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NRL Grand Final 2016 to be Melbourne/Sydney Battle

In the NRL, it is the Victorian interlopers challenging NSW traditions just as the AFL side from Sydney is doing to those accustomed to Victorian supremacy in Aussie Rules football. The Melbourne Storm has qualified for the opportunity to secure its second NRL premiership in five years by edging the Canberra Raiders 14 – 12…

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