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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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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