Dragons Ruck Infraction Ignites Controversy in NRL Action

The St. George Illawarra Dragons have proved beyond doubt that they belong on top of the ladder of the Telstra 2018 NRL Premiership competition with a convincing 34 – 14 win over 2017 premiers Melbourne Storm. The game, obviously, was right in the spotlight as pertains to Origin selection, with Euan Aitken making a strong…

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Someday Paul Roos Could Make Our Dreams Come True as North Melbourne Coach

If at first you do not succeed, quit, appears to be the approach legendary coach Paul Roos was taking when he inherited the Sydney Swans midway through the 2002 AFL Premiership competition. Three defeats over four rounds of his first full season as the Swans coach left him with self-doubt that he could make it…

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Delhi Daredevils Use Long Ball to Hammer Kolkata Knight Riders

The ball was flying well in a recent Indian Premier League match between the Delhi Daredevils and the Kolkata Knight Riders, when the Daredevils won by 55 runs. The final score was 4/219 to 9/164 in the Daredevils’ favour. New Daredevils Captain Shreyas Iyer, eager to provide evidence of his worthiness to be elevated to…

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Young Ponga Warrants Origin Selection says Maroons Captain Smith

State of Origin talk can carry on year round, so now is as good a time as any to start discussing who is worthy of selection. Kalyn Ponga has the backing of Cameron Smith for inclusion as a utility for Queensland and Newcastle Knights Coach Nathan Brown would second that backing. Ponga is doing plenty…

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Storm Demolishes Warriors at AAMI Anzac Day Massacre

The sensational urn of fortune that has been the experience of the New Zealand Warrior in the initial round of the Telstra 2018 NRL Premiership competition encountered a bit of a speedbump when the Melbourne Storm dominated the Warriors in an Anzac Day match. It was a 50 – 10 thrashing dealt to the Warriors,…

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Leave Him Be He is Zorko Not Zorro

As if playing for the Brisbane Lions were not already punishment enough, Dayne Zorko is now under scrutiny for the perception that he lacked the proper display of sportsmanship when his side came up five points short in the recent match with the Gold Coast Suns. Zorko, according to some sources, one being news.com.au, apparently…

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Suitcase Suns Thriving by Comparison to Battles of Earlier Seasons

The Gold Coast Suns have moved past the Gary Ablett era, thank you very much, and rather than imploding from within, they seem to have emerged stronger, owners of three wins against two losses following the first five rounds of play in the Toyota 2018 AFL Premiership competition. It was a hard fought win for…

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Rushing Back Following Concussions Bad Idea According to Bogut

Andrew Bogut is back home, his days in the NBA seemingly behind him, although he could make a cameo next season for an NBA club that needs the assistance of an experienced big in the playoffs, but nothing is etched in stone. Bogut seems for the moment to be content to bask in the attention…

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Boomers Dominate 2018 Gold Coast Games Basketball Competition

Despite having players off in the NBA for the playoffs, the Australian Boomers had no trouble dominating play in the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. They finished up with an 87 – 47 win over Canada to take the gold medal. The Canadians seemed to be a legitimate threat after upsetting the Kiwis in the…

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Path to NBA Glory More Frequently goes Through Australia New Zealand

We are well acquainted with the exploits of Australians in the NBA, but one of the lesser-known players who seems to be on the verge of securing a more stable job in the NBA is Columbia, South Carolina native Torrey Craig. Craig was one of the feel-good stories around the 2017 – 2018 Denver Nuggets….

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