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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Pat Cummins Ruled Out of IPL Play by Cricket Australia

Paceman Pat Cummins has reinjured his back and will not be able to take part in the Indian Premier League season. Cummins is just 24 and the inability to play IPL, due to bone swelling in his spine, will turn out to be a costly proposition. Cummins’ back was bothering him during the recent Test…

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Winning does not Confer Immunity from Bad Behaviour Allegations

Not long ago, when certain rugby players on a certain losing side was involved in a late night adult beverage fueled incident of bad behaviour, it was suggested by some that the players would have been overlooked had their side been winning. The lie was given to that claim when Port Adelaide Power midfielder Sam…

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Cricket Australia Outlines Route to Redemption for Smith

In a remarkable display of leniency, Cricket Australia has not shut the door on a return to captaincy by Steve Smith. CA is forming a committee to further delve into the disgraceful ball-tampering incident in the South African Test series, but CA chairman David Peever said that Smith would have an opportunity to ascend to…

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Leishman and Scott Deserve Front Row Seats for 2018 Masters

Marc Leishman will have a front row seat when he tees it up for the first round of the 2018 Masters tournament tomorrow in Augusta, Georgia. He will be playing in a threesome alongside England’s Tommy Fleetwood and Tiger Woods. Tiger mania is already underway, judging by the roar that went up from the spectators…

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Boomers Favoured to Win Commonwealth Gold in 2018

The life of a professional athlete sometimes presents difficult choices. At least, we hope that the decision by Mitch Creek to take leave from the Boomers just ahead of the 2018 Gold Coast Games was something of a conundrum. Creek, having experienced the disappointment of coming painfully close to a NBL championship this season with…

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Young Giants Football Club Shows Growth and Maturity

The Greater Western Sydney Giants occupy to the top rung after two rounds of the Toyota 2018 AFL Premiership competition, but they will have to stay there, if they can, without the aid of midfielder Tom Scully, who broke his ankle in his side’s win over the Collingwood Magpies at MCG and will require surgery….

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Win at All Cost Mentality Costs Smith Warner and Bancroft

Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft are reportedly considering legal options, rather than meekly accept the lengthy bans handed down by Cricket Australia. Smith and Warner both copped 12-month bans, while Bancroft was given a smidge of leniency, just nine months. They have been ordered to return to Australia, with an angry mob armed…

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Manly Hit with Heavy Fine and Salary Cap Penalty by NRL Sleuths

During the course of our careers, it has typically been a lack of pay that has plagued us. We can say with assurance that we have never been accused of a salary cap breach. Former Manly Sea Eagle Coach Geoff Toovey can say the same thing, at least from the perspective that during his five-year…

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NBL Final Goes Down to Final Game to Decide 2018 Champion

The NBL finals have given basketball fans their money’s worth, as the series moves to a deciding game five after the Adelaide 36ers managed to take game four 90 – 81 at Titanium Security Stadium. The season now comes down to a lifespan of forty minutes, barring a tie in regulation that necessitates extra time….

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