Aussie NBA Rookie Ben Simmons Overlooked for All Star Honours

The NBA All Star game is one of the most farcical of all the U.S. sports, well, save for the MLB All Star game the NHL All Star game and the NFL Pro Bowl, but NBA players take being selected seriously. When Aussie Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers was snubbed for the first team,…

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Savea Pins Super Rugby Survival Hopes on Competitive Aussie Sides

Julian Savea, the All Blacks winger, expects the Australian Super Rugby teams, the teams that were unable to win a single, solitary game against the Kiwi Super Rugby teams last year, to stage a dramatic revival in 2018. More dramatic, Mr. Savea, than the Wallabies close dead rubber win in the 2017 Bledisloe Cup? It…

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Reynolds Swaps Ford for Mercedes to Drive in Liqui-Moly 12 Hour

David Reynolds knows his way around the Mount Panorama racing circuit. He won the Bathurst 1000 there three months ago while driving for the Erebus Motorsport team, where ahead of the race, he would have seemed an outsider looking in, as the Erebus squad lacks the money and horsepower of some of the bigger teams….

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Stokes Finally Charged ECB Clears Him for Possible Selection

The Ben Stokes saga has taken a turn, one that would have been impossible to predict. The ECB stood Stokes down until the question of whether he would be charged for his role in a Bristol pub brawl. Now that some charges have been filed, the ECB has declared that Stokes can once again play…

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Garth Tander Secures Audi Drive for Bathurst Liqui-Moly 12 Hour

Woody Allen is famously reported to have said that 80 percent of success is just showing up, but for Garth Tander, it will take a little more than that if he is to break through for a victory in the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour. The star of the Supercars circuit will have his third go…

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Short Format Rugby in Brisbane 10s is Polyglot of Internationals

The Brisbane Global Tens is set to go next month. Fourteen teams take part, five from Australia, five from New Zealand, by which we mean the squads of the Super Rugby competition, plus four foreign invitees. Overlooking for the moment that the Aussie representation in Super League has diminished by one side with the axing…

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John Bowe to be Inducted into Australian Motor Sport Hall of Fame

The Australian Motor Sport Hall of Fame may be new, having just started up in 2016, but should they not have called it the Australian Motor Sport Garage of Fame? An Australian Racing Hall of Fame already exists to honour the great thoroughbreds, jockeys and trainers. Should it not be the Barn of Fame, or…

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Dustin Johnson Wins Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii

Instead of calling it the Sentry Tournament of Champions, they could have more accurately called it the Sentry Tournament of Dustin Johnson and Everybody Else, as Johnson lapped the field and left the others in his wake, posting an eight shot victory over a field that was restricted to players who won on the PGA…

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Tiger Woods Presence Ups Profile of Farmers Insurance Open

Tiger Woods has announced that his 2018 debut will be at the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego later this month. It will be his first official PGA Tour event since last year, when he missed the cut in the same tournament while in the midst of dealing with his chronically aching back. Woods had…

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NFL Head Coaching Carousel Begins to Spin in Earnest

The NFL now enters its annual game of Blame the Coach as teams that failed to make the postseason search for scapegoats to take the fall for underperforming players. Bruce Arians escaped the fate by announcing his retirement, something that rarely happens in the ranks of NFL head coaches. He goes out a winner following…

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