Alvarez Rebuts McGregor Predictions for UFC 205

The war of words that is often just as entertaining at the bout itself, and in many instances much longer lasting is a bona fide aspect of the UFC, with the upcoming UFC 205 providing a steady dose of verbal fisticuffs. There is Conor McGregor talking up a storm and boldly claiming that his next…

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Jason Bright Leaves Supercars Brad Jones Racing Squad

Supercars driver Jason Bright has gone public with the announcement of his intention to do something different at the end of 2016, leaving the Brad Jones Racing outfit he joined in 2010. During his seven seasons with Jones Racing, during which he won four races and earned seven poles. Most of the team success began…

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Suspended Kyrgios Climbs to 13 in World Rankings

When the NFL prevented New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady from playing in the first four games of the 2016 – 2017 regular season over his purported role in the ‘deflategate’ scandal, few suspected that the penalty would work to Brady and the Patriots’ benefit. It was a rested and eager Brady who returned in…

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Denver Broncos v Houston Texans on Monday Night Football

Yesterday’s NFL Monday Night Football game between the Denver Broncos and the Houston Texans resembled a soccer game in terms of excitement, which is to say, the sixty minutes of the game, stretched out over 3-1/2 hours, was a yawn-inducer if ever there was one. The final result was Denver 27, Houston 9. There was…

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Sydney Kings Jump Out to Best NBL Start Since 2007-2008

Enjoying their best jump in nine years, the Sydney Kings serve the Illawarra Hawks most barbarously, winning 90 – 73 to keep their spot atop the NBL ladder. They now sit at 4 – 1 in the early going as they have won their last four since losing first-up to the Brisbane Bullets on October…

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All Eyes Turn Now to the Melbourne Cup at Flemington

With the 2016 Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate out of the way, punter attention can focus on the Melbourne Cup carnival and four day of Group 1 racing. The Cox Plate at Moonee Valley had some interesting impacts on the early betting for the Melbourne Cup. Hartnell eased a bit after the Cox Plate, where…

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Brisbane Bullets Outshot by Melbourne United in NBL Action

Borrowing, somewhat, a literal metaphor employed by Denver Broncos cornerback Aqiq Talib, who apparently shot himself in the foot, leg actually, during a drunken offseason spree, the Brisbane Bullets figuratively shot themselves in the foot recently in a sloppy 78 – 70 NBL loss to Melbourne United. After a first quarter that saw the Bullets…

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Geelong Cat Jimmy Bartel Declares All Nine Lives Expired

Jimmy Bartel’s recently announced retirement from the Geelong Cats means that there are no longer an active players whose resumes can list playing more than 300 games, winning a Brownlow Medal, a Norm Smith Medal and winning three premierships. The only other was Simon Black, who retired in 2013 after 16 seasons with the Brisbane…

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Benji Marshall Leaves Dragons May Appear with Broncos

Just when the darkness seemed darkness, the light reappeared to illuminate the prospects of Benji Marshall when the former Dragon received an offer to join the Brisbane Broncos. The 31-year-old playmaker found himself in a self-imposed dilemma recently when he turned down a $300,000 contract with St. George Illawarra to test the waters in the…

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Sam Mitchell Looks to Increase Premiership Haul with Eagles

The AFL trading period is in full swing and thus far, the most significant change of sides seems to be the defection of Sam Mitchell from the Hawthorn Hawks to the West Coast Eagles. Mitchell and pick 54 of the next draft go to West Coast in exchange for picks 52, 70 and 88. Observers…

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