Tiger Woods Suggests Australian Open as Tune-up for Presidents Cup

You might wonder why all the fuss over Tiger Woods and his recent successful comeback to the world of professional golf. The simple answer is that he fuels interest in the game amongst the population that would otherwise not give two hops of the Roo about the game. The Australian connection to the answer is…

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Certain Body Parts Off Limits to Cameras According to WSL Leaders

In one of the most ludicrous pronouncements in an environment where ludicrous pronouncements are the order of the day, the World Surf League has told photographers and video camera operators that zooming in on the bottoms of the female surfers is now verboten. The World Surf League is interested in equality. Female surfers wear bikinis…

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Home-And-Away Suspensions for JLT Infractions Seems Harsh

Michael Christian must have been feeling charitable when he cleared Tom Lynch, Brodie Grundy and Jarman Impey. Not so charitable as to release the three from fines, but charitable enough that no suspensions were issued. Grundy was fined $2000 for a bump on tory Dickson, all the more reason to question pre-season play. Lynch was…

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Ricciardo and Red Bull Find Speed Must Now Find More

Red Bull may want to head back to the garage and see if they can find some extra horsepower, as not long after Daniel Ricciardo posted the best pace of the pre-season testing, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel turned a hot lap that proved to be the fastest time of the preliminaries ahead of the Australian…

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Inglis Hints That He will Soon Fullback for the Rabbits Again

There was a time when a player of any professional sport would never imagine questioning the authority of a coach or going public with comments regarding positioning or strategy, but we mention that only for historical purposes, as that era is a distant remnant of the past. So, when Greg Inglis of the South Sydney…

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Potential New Short Format Rugby to Fill Void by Departed Force

Apparently, the recently axed Western Force of the Super Rugby League is harder to kill than Jon Snow. A wealthy sports fan, billionaire Andrew Forrest, has decided to keep the Force with him by staging seven invitational matches that he intends to call World Series Rugby. Most of the Force’s former players have found other…

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Sloppy 76ers and Simmons Run Down by Milwaukee Bucks

Aussie NBA rookie Ben Simmons continues to shine and polish his reputation in the chase for NBA Rookie of the Year accolades, but his heroics were for naught in the recent game against the Milwaukee Bucks, where Simmons’ supporting cast was no equal to the challenge and resulted in a 118 – 110 win for…

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Social Commentary by Rugby Players Ranges from Sublime to Ridiculous

How did we ever manage to communicate in the days before our lives were dominated by the omnipresence of outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, et al? It seems as difficult a question to answer as is how we got our hands on cash before the advent of ATMs. There are still many who…

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Justin Thomas Owes Two PGA Tour Victories to Aussie Golfers

It almost seeded like a drought, but it was certainly a minor one, as it had only been October 22 of 2017 since Justin Thomas beat Marc Leishman in a playoff to win the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges Golf Club on South Korea’s Jeju Island. Thomas needed another playoff yesterday to take the Honda…

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Ablett Limps Off from Simulated Game with Minor Hamstring Stiffness

Recent news out of Geelong suggest that Gold Coast Suns bolter and two-time Brownlow medal winner Gary Ablett is nursing a minor hamstring sprain and is doing everything in his club’s and his power to be ready for a Round 1 match with the Melbourne Demons when the two clubs begin home-and-away play in the…

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