Rio Prophecies of Disaster Fail to Materialise – Olympic Gold Medals

Three hundred and eight Olympic gold medals were awarded in the recently completely 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympic Games, with 46 (15 percent) of those golds going to the athletes from the U.S. Several sources were quick to point out that the total U.S. haul was an Olympic record for an Olympics with “complete…

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Boomers Achingly Close to Rio Olympic Basketball Medal

None of the Boomers should hang their heads over the outcome of their quest for a basketball medal at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic games. Serbia got the better of them in the semifinal by the score of 87 – 61, even though the Boomers had beaten the Serbs in the preliminary round 95 –…

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Bombers Coup Retention of Highly Sought Michael Hurley

The most highly prized of the twelve Bombers forced into observers’ roles this year, Michael Hurley, has apparently agreed to return to the team and has committed to a six-year deal. It took five or six pow wows to secure Hurley, with his manager Paul Connors and Essendon chief executive Xavier Campbell. It appears to…

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Blues Get New Digs to Improve Origin Victory Prospects

Nothing inspires a rugby player to new heights of achievement as much as a sparkling new facility does, well, almost nothing, we should say, and the NSW Blues will have a new home for 2017, right alongside their ANZ Stadium home ground. Ground was broken on Wednesday on a $20 million development that will be…

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Aussie Sailors Living Up to Rio Olympics Expectations

One bright spot in Australia’s less-than-expected Rio 2016 Summer Olympics campaign is the good performances by members of the sailing contingent. Tom Burton has secured a medal of some kind, which he hopes to conjure into gold when his final race, which had to be rescheduled due to a lack of wind, takes place. Odd…

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Paul Roos Soft Peddles Demons’ Finals Hopes

The finals talk is premature, according to Melbourne Demons Coach Paul Roos. Coaches are notorious for trying to set the bar low, but there is an outside possibility of the Demons making their first finals in ten years. They will meet Carlton in round 22, but things get a bit darker from there as they…

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AFL Round 21 Report Holds Nothing Shocking

Round 21 of the 2016 AFL season is in the books, with form more or less intact. The Western Bulldogs can breathe a sigh of relief after surviving a scare from the Collingwood Magpies where the difference was three behinds and the final score 95 – 92. The Brisbane Lions and the Carlton Blues also…

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Winx Undergoes Bone Chip Removal Procedure

Trainer Chris Waller recently revealed that his prize galloper Winx needed a minor surgical procedure to remove a small bone chip to her near fore fetlock. The procedure took place in early April after Waller decided to hold Winx out of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes out of Waller’s concern for not running her so soon…

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Moses Taking on Hayne in Key Tigers Titans Round 23 NRL Match

Slayer of giants Mitchell Moses is moving on from Johnathan Thurston and has schemes to ground Jarryd Hayne when the in-form Wests Tigers five-eighth lines up across from Hayne when they play the Gold Coast Titans. The Titans need a good showing not only from Hayne, but from the rest of the squad as well,…

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Nathan Cleary Too Young to Carry NSW Origin Hopes

It could be a case of one too many Nathans when it comes to Newcastle coach Nathan Brown saying that Nathan Cleary does not stand to benefit from talk of Cleary becoming the long-term solution to the position of halfback for NSW at Origin level, but Brown was quick to praise the youngster’s recent performance…

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