NFL Investigates Manning HGH Claims

After a seven-month investigation, the National Football League has concluded that there is no credible evidence that retired super star and presumptive Hall of Famer Peyton Manning had any involvement with performance enhancing drugs. He had been under a cloud of suspicion after news agency Al-Jazeera America released a report in December of 2015 containing…

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Aussie Cricketers Favoured to take Test Series in Sri Lanka

After a five-year hiatus, Australia will soon begin in first Test series in Sri Lanka. Since that last time in 2011, the entire Australian contingent has turned over entirely, save for Nathan Lyon, Shaun Mark and Usman Khawaja. The different line-up, guided by Steve Smith, is looking to repeat the series victory from 2011 and…

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IOC Comes Out Against Blanket Russian Ban for 2016 Rio Olympics

The International Olympic Committee has given a reprieve to Russian athletes threatened with a blanket ban from competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Instead, they have turned the matter over to global federations responsible for governing individual sports. For many years, it has been true that the performance enhancing drug cheaters were always a step…

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Rousey Potential Return to UFC to Face Current Champ Nunes

Comeback stories are amongst the most compelling in sports, so recent news that Ronda Rousey is on a quest to return to the UFC and reclaim the women’s bantamweight belt she lost to Holly Holm in UFC 193. When exactly she intends to return is unknown. UFC boss Dana White has offered Rousey a match…

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IOC Continues to Ponder Status of Russian Olympic Athletes

If the story continues on its current arc, it might be possible to skip the possession of athletic talent combined with years of hard work and dedication, and simply get your Olympic Gold Medal on eBay, or some similar auction site. They certainly do not appear to cost too dearly. Of course, authenticity might be…

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Reality Footy Show Returns

The thought of writing about a reality TV show where the winner is guaranteed a place on an AFL team so depressed us that we seriously entertained thoughts of throwing the telly out the window lest we risk not just seeing the show itself, but even adverts for it. The premise is the same old…

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Aaron Baddeley Wins Barbasol Championship Earns Two-Year Exemption

The PGA Tour was almost an afterthought as the big guns of professional golf took on Royal Troon in the 2016 British Open, but for Australian Aaron Baddeley, those cats being away resulted in his win of the Barbasol Championship in Opelika, Alabama. Baddeley took home a healthy $630,000 U.S. paycheck for the win, but…

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McEvoy Puts Australian Swimming Team Ahead of Individual Pursuits

In these times of pampered athletes taking to social media to vent about feelings hurt by mega-salaries that they feel do not adequately compensate them for their contributions, or express their angst by the perception of a lack of the proper degree of respect from team management, teammates, media and fans, the decision by Gold…

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Wardrobe Malfunction by Cloke Costs Magpies $1500

The Collingwood Magpies have been fined $1500 by the AFL for a glove worn by Travis Cloke when the Pies beat the Giants in the last round. Cloke must have been wearing something on his foot as well, as he booted four goals in the victory at Spotless Stadium. Perhaps it was the ankle tattoo….

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