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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Travis Cloke Takes Pay Cut to Escape Magpies for Bulldogs

Travis Cloke has escaped the Collingwood Magpies and is slotted to join the Western Bulldogs. There is still a minor issue of what the Magpies will receive in the way of compensation from the Bulldogs, but it is not thought that they will have to five up much in the way of draft value, since…

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GWS Giants Could Stand Alone Depending on NRL Results

The Greater Western Sydney Giants could potentially be the only team from that suburb playing in a finals series if the Penrith Panthers lose to the Canberra Raiders is this weekend’s NRL finals. Another unique scenario would occur if the Sydney Swans, losers to the Giants in last week’s qualifying final, should beat the Adelaide…

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Dangerfield Erases All Others for Leigh Matthews Award

Speculation last week on the potential winners of the 2016 Leigh Matthews Trophy proved pointless when the award was announced this week and the Geelong Cat’s Patrick Dangerfield got the respect he deserved. He received 1369 votes from the jury of his peers in the AFLPA, over 900 beyond the 443 votes his teammate Rory…

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Wawrinka Perfect in all Three Grand Slam Finals Appearances

When we are wrong, we are the first to admit it, actually, the only ones to admit it, as others are not making an admission, but an observation when they point out our errors, so we now take responsibility for our pre-tournament prediction that Novak Djokovic was a lock to win the 2016 U.S. Open….

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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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