Young F1 Driver Verstappen Driving Into Record Books

Max Verstappen has established F1 records as the youngest driver to win a race to go along with his youngest ever to lead a lap. He can never surpass those records, as the one guarantee life offers is that those who survive, age. It appears that no one else will, either, as the F1 stewards…

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Rio Gold Swimmer Cameron McEvoy Could Win Six Medals

Australian swimmer and solid Rio gold medal prospect Cameron McEvoy is modestly reluctant to engage in the predictions game over how he will do in the pool come August. For a swimmer ranked number one in the world, this is a refreshing departure from the typical hyperbole of athletes looking to boost their psychological profiles…

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Bogut Questionable for Game One of NBA Western Conference Finals

The Golden State Warriors may be lacking the services of Andrew Bogut as the team meets the Oklahoma City Thunder in game one of the Western Conference Finals of the NBA. Given that the Warriors survived quite adequately in their last series despite doing without Stephen Curry for an extended period, it would not seem…

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Jason Day on Cruise Control in Players

All the pros are complaining vociferously over the lightning-fast putting greens they are encountering on the Pete Dye designed TPC Sawgrass course in Florida being used for the Players Championship. Jason Day had the fewest complaints, as he used the severe conditions to build on his second-round total that raised discussions about all-time tournament scoring…

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Aussie Women Dominating Oi Rio World Surf League Event in Brazil

Surfing is not a part of the 2016 Rio Olympics, something to do with the waves not being ready…we jest of course-the exclusion of surfing was to reduce the Australian gold medal haul. Still jesting. The sport will appear in the 2020 Tokyo Games, but purists are howling in protest over the fact that the…

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Demons Coach Roos Sees Hellish Past Diminishing

The award for understatement this week goes to Melbourne Demons coach Paul Roos, who if there were any justice in the world, would be coaching at North Melbourne…well, not justice perhaps, but a keen sense of irony. Roos expressed the idea that the loser mentality that pervaded the Demons for so many years has been…

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Harlequins James Horwill Predicts Wallabies Sweep in June Test

When the time comes for bold predictions, former Wallaby leader James Horwill is to be commended for a complete lack of equivocation in his recent prediction of a 3 – 0 sweep of the English squad when they visit next month for three Tests. Horwill at least can claim the benefit of an ideal vantage…

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Tomic and Kyrgios Unleash Their Inner McEnroe-s

Hopes that Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic might possibly, even on a small scale, represent a return to the Australian tennis of Laver and Rosewall took a nosedive recently. Tomic played just eight minutes of a first round match against Benoit Paire before conceding due to illness. Tomic has now failed to get beyond the…

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Hayne Survives First Cut By 49ers

The highly competitive, cutthroat, dog-eat-dog world of the NFL has spared Jarryd Hayne for the time being. Hayne survived the first round of roster reductions by the San Francisco 49ers and even saw one of his rivals for the position of running back, Kendall Gaskins, being waived by the team. Even before the season begins,…

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William Hill’s Best Best For Saturday 7-5-16

Equador (Race 7, Rosehill) Write off the first lady of racing at your own peril! We should have seen this one coming. Gai Waterhouse clearly made this the target race for this 6 year old High Chaparral gelding. She gave him two runs over 1300m to start his prep following by two runs over the…

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