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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Stosur Advances Groth Out at Wimbledon

The first day of The Championships at the All England Tennis Club in Great Britain proved productive for one Australian, not so much for another. Samantha Stosur, playing some of her best tennis in quite some time, getting past Poland’s Magda Linette in straight sets 7 – 5 6 – 3 and will next face…

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Tigers Beat Lions Handily 17.15 (117) – 11.9 (75)

It is hard to silence critics, apparently, because they never stop the yammering. A recent AFL game betwixt the Richmond Tigers and the hapless Brisbane Lions was anything but a “Lions and Tigers, Oh My!” affair. (Sorry to misquote you, Dorothy Gale, but we have never been to Kansas) So, the talking heads feel the…

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Crows Fly Roos Drown in Boggy Adelaide Oval

The Adelaide Crows, already moving into the home run to the finals with a remaining schedule against predominantly bottom-rung teams, saw their prospects of a top-four finish leap upward when they sent the visiting Kangaroos back to North Melbourne with a loss. A rain-soaked Adelaide Oval made kicking accuracy hard to come by for the…

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Maroons Take State Of Origin Victory with 26 – 16 Win Over Blues

The Queensland Maroons won State or Origin II, following up their win in the first game over the New South Wales Blues. Maroon winger Dane Gagai scored a brace of tries. He scored the only try in the first half before adding two more in the second. Good performances were turned in by Darius Boyd,…

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Ricciardo Drops Back in European Grand Prix

After starting second on the grid for the European Grand Prix in Azerbaijan’s first F1 Grand Prix, hard-luck story Daniel Ricciardo of Team Red Bull wound up a disappointing seventh. About the only positive he was able to extract from the frustrating day was that he was able to pass a Mercedes powered car driven…

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