Second Round of 2016 NRL Finals Set to Go

It will be a battle for Queensland supremacy in week two of the 2016 NRL finals. The Broncos will take the jaunt from Brisbane to Townsville to play the Cowboys, who will be looking for blood after a narrow loss on Saturday night to the minor premier Melbourne Storm. The other game will be Canberra…

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Formula One Ownership Sold to Colorado Billionaire Malone

When all of you Formula One racing fans begin to see Liberty Media banners prominently splashed all over the tracks, the stands and just about anywhere else where space can be found, realise that it is the result of a Colorado based cable television supplier purchasing the company that currently controls the F1 series in…

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Djokovic Gets Astounding Third Match Opponent Retirement

Just when you though Novak Djokovic’s road to the finals could not get any easier, get easier it did. The Djoker is into the semifinals after playing only six hours’ worth of tennis in five matches. Astoundingly, Djokovic had to play only two sets, both of which he won easily, by the way, before his…

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2016 U.S. Open has Dearth of U.S. Players in Latter Rounds

Should the U.S. Open, the last of the four Grand Slam tournaments of the 2016 season, be renamed the French Open? Three of the eight quarterfinalists are French, after all. Lucas Pauille, just 22-year-old, has reached his second Grand Slam quarterfinals and will face the French veteran Gael Monfils, who recently turned 30 and has…

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Djokovic Back on Form Helped by Two Walkovers

Ahead of the 2016 U.S. Open, the final Grand Slam tennis tournament of the season, the speculation was essentially whether or not Andy Murray could prevail over Novak Djokovic. Even though Djokovic fell on his face at Wimbledon and also made an early exit in the Rio di Janeiro Olympic Games, there was never any…

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Ricciardo Manages Fifth in Italian Grand Prix

Driving skill is certainly a factor, but no level of skill can totally make up for having an inferior car, such as was the case for Daniel Ricciardo in the Italian Grand Prix in the Italian Grand Prix, who publicly stated that he was in the race with hopes of finishing fifth behind the superior…

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NRL Veterans Take Issue With Rules Modifications In-Season

Being old cantankerous curmudgeons, as we are, we can easily relate to the crankiness on display by Cronulla Sharks veterans Luke Lewis and Paul Gallen. Lewis and Gallen have low opinions of the NRL’s most recent attempts to fine-tune the video review system. A rule change to which they take exception is a trial of…

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Long-time Denver Bronco Punter Britton Colquitt Seeks Job

If you believe it is hard to be a successful punter in Australia, just consider yourself fortunate that you are not an NFL punter. Please excuse the weak play on words, but the pun(ter) was intended, since the punter of the NFL variety kicks a football instead of placing wagers on sporting events. We have…

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UFC’s McGregor Dressed to the Nines on His Coin

Recent reports characterising UFC star Conor McGregor’s penchant for spending extravagant sums of custom-made clothes as part of his pre-fight promotion routine as “ridiculous” might be viewed as harsh. The bloke simply wants to look good. Given that his face typically looks as though he just lost an encounter with a rabid Tasmanian Devil, and…

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NRL Teams Re-Arranging the Lists with Enthusiasm

There is quite a bit of talent available if you should have any interest in starting a NRL club for 2017 and you have a spare $12.5 million lying about for contracts. Various players of prowess are in various stages of securing their next deals, so you need to act fast. The Sharks are close…

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