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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Foran Possibly Playing for New Zealand Warriors in 2017

The NRL has yet to confer its blessing on the 2017 return of Kieran Foran, even though Foran has secured a contract from the New Zealand Warriors. The NRL has not had the opportunity to review the contract, much less grant approval and even should they do so, the spectre of a lengthy suspension will…

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LeBron James Rookie Card Expected to Bring Huge Bids at Auction

The rumour mill is swirling with reports that a rare LeBron James rookie card up for auction could fetch as much as $200,000, and no, the high bidder is not LeBron, nor would he get the money as the seller. The card was printed in 2003 and is still in mint condition. Upper Deck cards…

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UFC Rumour Mill Hints of McGregor/Alavarez Bout in 205

UFC commentator Joe Rogan has hinted that Con McGregor’s next opponent will be lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez in UFC 205. It is all a part of McGregor’s boast that he would win titles in two weight divisions, just as he did when he was a part of the Cage Warriors. UFC 205 will take place…

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Family of Formula One Winner Carl Schumacher Sues Magazine

The family of Michael Schumacher, the Formula One driver who suffered a serious head injury in a skiing accident in the French Alps in 2013, has disclosed the extent of his injuries in order to counter claims by a German tabloid magazine that say that Schumacher has undergone rehab treatments and is again capable of…

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NRL Grand Final to be Played Day After AFL

The preliminary final draw has been confirmed. It will be the Cronulla Sharks against the North Queensland Cowboys in the one and the Melbourne Storm against the Canberra Raiders in the other. Melbourne and Cronulla, by reason of winning their week one qualifying finals, will get the home ground advantage. The Canberra Raiders will have…

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