Freemantle Dockers Struggle in First Two Rounds of AFL Season

While the season is only two rounds in, it is doubtful that any of the AFL gurus whose prognosticating skills earn them a living, comfortable or otherwise, would have envisioned a ladder with the Freemantle Dockers on the 17th rung, one above the Saint Kilda Saints. Last season’s top of the ladder Dockers turned in…

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William Hill Best At Menangle Harness Tonight

Rockstar Ruler (Race 8, No.7) wont find a weaker claimer than this race and although he will get back in the run he will be flying home late. The Wolf expects him to run over the top of them. He has been finishing off well in good times against the better claimers and this race…

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West Indies Takes Men’s’ and Women’s T20 Finals

The men’s final in World Twenty20 came down to England and West Indies with WI winning by four wickets. The Windies won with two balls to spare when Carlos Brathwaite produced a remarkable four sixes in a row. Against England bowler Ben Stokes, who had led England past Sri Lanka in the semifinal, Braithwaite hit…

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Poor Round 1 Outcomes Affect List for Magpies/Dockers

Rather than firing coaches following round 1 losses, AFL teams Freemantle and Collingwood have placed the responsibility where many feel it belongs: on the players. Both teams experienced disappointing first round losses. The Dockers fell in embarrassing fashion to Western Bulldogs by 103 – 98. Even though the Bulldogs were competent enough to reach the…

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All Blacks Weather Loss of Key Players

Success breeds defections, or so it always seems, and the transition being faced by the All Blacks after winning their second consecutive and third overall rugby World Cup titles is a prime example of this sports reality. The New Zealanders seem to be adapting well, however, as new players arise in the Kiwi franchises in…

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City Turns Phoenix to Ashes in A-League

Records were falling like shattered glass recently when Melbourne City laid a three-nil humiliation on Wellington Phoenix at AAMI Park. The victory put City on top of the A-League for the first time as the season winds into its final two weeks. It took them over forty minutes to break through the Wellington defense, but…

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Magpies’ McGuire Refutes Hair Testing Results

Hair testing for illicit drugs conducted on Collingwood Magpies players over the summer have led to claims that 11 players tested positive, claims that Collingwood president Eddie McGuire has denied. The hair testing regimen does not reveal the identity of the players who tested positive. The testing is voluntary and the only consequence for the…

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Saints Go Marching In Almost Power Restored In the End

No longer content to boast of the league’s largest collection of wooden eating utensils, the St. Kilda Saints served notice against the Port Adelaide Power in round one. The Saints carried a 21-point lead into the third quarter and only an epic comeback by the Power saved the day to produce a 133-100 victory in…

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Japanese Tosen Stardom to Compete With Winx

Japanese stayer Tosen Stardom has arrived in Sydney and gone into quarantine with plans of participating in the2000 metre G1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick on 9 April. Other than his sire, dam and grand dam, Tosen Stardom is of predominantly U.S. stock. He has raced before in Australia, with his best finish being in…

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Bangladesh T20 Side Chokes Against India

Bangladesh failed to stand up with the match on the line when their Twenty20 team succumbed by one run to India, an outcome that could have significant implications for Australia’s hopes. Had Bangladesh won, Australia would have needed help in order to advance to the semifinals, but the win by India means that Australia can…

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