Supercars Shakeup Sees Veterans Depart Rookies Fill Void

The Supercars competition is expected to have a different look in 2018 and let us hope that one of the main differences is tyres that do not shred under the pressure of racing. Veterans have retired. Gone are Jason Bright and Todd Kelly. Dale Wood and James Moffat are gone. Those four men collectively supplied…

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Men’s and Women’s Aussie Sevens Reign Supreme in Sydney

What’s this then? Were we so demoralised by describing the travails of Australian international rugby that Australian international rugby decided to do something to lift our spirits? It is doubtful they gave us much thought, but a definite boost is what we got from learning that both the men and women’s sevens sides had taken…

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Suns Ejected From Gold Coast by Commonwealth Games

If it were not already hard enough to be a Gold Coast Sun, the 2018 Toyota AFL Premiership competition will have the Queensland side on the road much of the first 10 weeks of the season. The Suns will have their bye in Round 10, but first, of their first nine games, only their first…

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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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