Former Pies and Tigers Great Rocca was Early Code Hopper

Code hopping the AFL to the NFL was in vogue long ago, as the story of Sav Rocca clearly illustrates. Rocca enjoys the singular distinction of being the oldest rooking ever to make the list of a professional American football team. Rocca was 33-years of age when he said farewell to a 14-year career in…

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AFL Round 16 Recap

Round 16 of the 2016 AFL season did not offer a lot of drama and form prevailed. The Swans beating the Cats at Simonds Stadium was one of the closer affairs of the week and the Western Bulldogs and Richmond Tigers had an entertaining game for the 40,000 spectators in Etihad Stadium, a game the…

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Federer, Raonic, Murray and Berdych Final Four at Wimbledon

Without the spectre of Novak Djokovic looming, Roger Federer has made it through to the semifinals of Wimbledon, with perhaps his best chance in several years of adding to his Grand Slam total haul. Federer equaled the record of reaching the semifinals for the 11th time at the All England Club. He also claimed a…

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Port Players Caught in Bombers Doping Scandal Probable for Next Season

It is not just the Bombers dealing with the aftermath of the 12-month suspension handed down by the WADA in the wake of the Essendon Football Club’s penalty for the 2012 involvement in an illegal supplements scandal. Essendon actually got to do something the other teams that acquired Bombers from the 2012 were prohibited from…

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Forget the Bugs Do Not Drink Rio Water

If you think the bugs are scary in Rio, there are concerns far more troubling in the eyes of some, such as chief Rio de Janeiro organiser Sidney Levy, CEO of the organsing committee. Levy considers security against terrorists to be the prime concern. The 1972 Summer Games in Munich are most remembered for the…

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NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup

After years of being one of the top sporting attractions in the U.S., in terms of attendance per event, the NASCAR Stock Car circuit began to languish as the novelty of seeing cars with a passing resemblance to the family sedan go very fast and turn left for several hours waned. Taking a page from…

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Important Dates for 2016 Melbourne Cup

We hope not to be accused of leaving the barrier prematurely, but we think that it is never too soon to begin planning for the 2016 Melbourne Cup. Here are some important dates of which to be aware for the first Tuesday of November 2016. Nominations open on Tuesday, August 30, 63 days before the…

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Tomic Prevail at Wimbledon 2016 Eventually

Bernard Tomic returned to his rain suspended match with Fernando Verdasco and went up 5 – 3 in the fifth set in just over half an hour before weather again brought a halt to the proceedings. After a four hour delay for rainy weather, Tomic brought the match to a positive conclusion, from his perspective…

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Stay or Go? Ricciardo Move from Red Bull to Ferrari

The speculation that Daniel Ricciardo will move from Team Red Bull to provide his F1 driving services to Ferrari keep springing back to life. Ferrari is contemplating a move that would result in the retirement of Kimi Faikkonen at the end of the 2016 F1 Grand Prix season, which means that they will need someone…

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