Ricciardo Moves Up in Starting Grid for European Grand Prix

Thanks to good or bad fortune, Daniel Ricciardo will start on the front row for the European Grand Prix. Ricciardo’s good fortune was bad for Lewis Hamilton, who crashed out during the qualifying session, leaving teammate and pole qualifier Nico Rosberg of Team Mercedes alone at the front. Current world champion Hamilton had what could…

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Hayne Says That Leaving NRL Sooner Would Have Made Him Prime NFLer

Never one to fear being accused of vacillating, Jarryd Hayne is now on record having said that he should have left the NRL sooner to pursue his dream of playing in the NFL. The reality of the entire scenario was that Hayne’s prospects of securing a roster spot on the San Francisco 49ers were roughly…

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Andrew Bogut to Miss Remaining NBA Finals Game(s)

The Golden State Warriors, as might be expected, have affected an attitude of nonchalance surrounding the return to Cleveland for a sixth game against the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals to earn the right to hoist the Larry O’Brien Trophy. They have a game in hand in the series, so this is not a do-or-die…

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Adam Gotsis Projected to be Impact Player for NFL Champ Denver Broncos

Jarryd Hayne is no longer newsworthy as a novelty news story based on his attempt to switch codes from rugby to the NFL, but other Australians have risen to the fore. One in particular, Adam Gotsis, is relatively certain to not only make the team, but to receive actual playing time in the regular season…

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Chautauqua Having a Well-Deserved Spell

School is in recess for the world’s top ranked sprinter, Chautauqua, that has returned to the barn after his easy win in the 1200 m Group 1 Chairman’s Sprint prize at Hong Kong’s Sha Tin racecourse back in May. He has now been sprung from quarantines in Hong Kong and Melbourne and turned loose to…

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Clock Ticks on LeBron James

Speculation that Father Time may be paying a visit to an aging LeBron James has emerged as the superstar may have accumulated too many minutes over a long career to maintain the level that saw his ascending to all-time great status. James has been to the NBA Finals for six consecutive years, first as a…

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England Rugby Coach Questions Hayne’s Selection for Fijian Sevens in Rio Games

Taking a brief departure from our usual fascination with athletes caught with altered blood chemistry or behaving badly, we wanted to explore allegations of a conspiracy theory. A rugby coach from Great Britain, Eddie Jones, feels that the selection of Jarryd Hayne for the Fiji Sevens squad for the Rio Olympics, suspects that other factors…

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Tiger Woods Abandons 2016 U.S. Open

It might be said the recent news that Tiger Woods will not be fit to play in the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania sent shock waves throughout the world of golf, other than for the fact that it was in accordance with all reasonable expectations. Woods announced on his website that…

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Will Power Wins Second Leg of Dual in Detroit IndyCar Series

Thirty-five-year-old Australian drive Will Power took the checquered flag in the second of two races known as the Dual in Detroit. The Yanks were using the fact that there were two races in order to make a play on the word “dual” in place of the word “duel.” The country that forever confused the world’s…

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Rio Olympics Openings Abound

Back in the days of the Vietnam War, there was a popular peace-activist poster that posed the question, “What if they gave a war and nobody came?” From recent developments, it would appear that those posters could be resurrected and edited. The word “war” would be crossed out and “Olympics” inserted in its place. The…

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