BARTY RESTS CHRONIC RIGHT ARM INJURY IN LEAD UP TO WIMBLEDON

No sooner did she ascend to the world number one ranking in women’s tennis, than did Ash Barty withdraw from the Eastbourne International, with the reason being an arm injury. She is the first Aussie tennis player to climb to No. 1 in over 40 years by winning the recent Birmingham Classic. The win resulted…

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MATILDAS LOSE ON PENALTIES DONE WITH WORLD CUP 2019

“Here to win a World Cup, lawyers at home to do their thing, so we both have our jobs.” The statement could have been made by any of the women taking part in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, but it came from American defender Kelley O’Hara. Twenty-eight players from the American pool…

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FIFITA DECLARED GUILTY WILL MISS TWO NRL GAMES AND ONE TEST

The Cronulla Sharks are not having their best season, but it seems as though they have been star-crossed to an exceptional degree since winning the NRL Premiership in 2016. Coach John Morris has had to deal with multiple injury issues and just as it seems the Sharks had turned the page on that chapter, along…

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MIRACULOUS MATILDAS IN MONTPELLIER SHOCK BRAZIL 3 – 2

The Matildas have fared well in the 2019 FIFA World Cup tournament, losing to Italy first up, narrowly, two goals to one. It was not expected that the Matildas would be Italy and in group play, the fact that they kept the Italians in check and avoided the fate of the Thai women when the…

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GENDER SPORTS PAY INEQUALITY OVERSHADOWED BY MENACE OF VIDEO REPLAY

We were somewhat pressed for time a bit earlier, but any lingering doubts in our heads that men’s and women’s sports are not equal were erased when we channel surfed our way into a quick view of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament in France. For our troubles, we were immediately presented with four…

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WEST COAST EAGLES AND OTHER CLUBS FILTHY IN ROUND 12 OF AFL

The West Coast Eagles are certainly making things difficult for themselves to this stage of the Toyota 2019 AFL Premiership competition. They lost convincingly to the Sydney Swans, aka. the Carlton Blues of New South Wales at SCG weekend past and unless they challenge the one-game bans offered to Willie Rioli and Nathan Vardy, the…

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BARTY FIRST SINCE COURT IN 1973 TO CLAIM FRENCH OPEN SINGLES TITLE

Australia has its first women’s singles champion at the French Open since Margaret Court in 1973. Ashleigh Barty has captured the title with an easy 6 – 1, 6 – 3 victory over the unseeded 19-year-old Marketa Vondrousova. The match took all of 70 minutes and some may say that the path to the final…

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QUEENSLAND GIVES A THRILL WINNING ORIGIN 1 AT SUNCORP

Queensland are one step closer to regaining the State of Origin title they surrendered to the NSW Blues in 2018, taking the first game at Suncorp Stadium with a thrilling come-from-behind 18 – 14 victory. The Blues led eight – nil following the first half and gave every indication that the bookies’ installing them as…

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FALLIBLE REVIEW TECHNOLOGY COSTS COLLINGWOOD GAME WITH FREMANTLE

Every week, it seems, we see the replay technology that was supposed to remove human error from the match officiating equation break down and compound the error. Round 11 of the Toyota 2019 AFL Premiership competition provided two examples of technology failing to supply the correct outcome of a disputed game situation. In Saturday’s game…

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TORONTO HOLDS EDGE ON GOLDEN STATE BY LIMITING CURRY ATTEMPTS

While most of you are sleeping, and comfortably we hope, we are slaving away over a hot keyboard to report that game two of the NBA 2018 – 2019 NBA Championship Final is set to go shortly. Others may not arise until after the game, but we can report that it is looking like another…

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SUDDEN DEPARTURE OF SCOTT SUPPLIES SHAW WITH LONG TERM AUDITION

The sudden departure of North Melbourne Kangaroos’ coach Brad Scott has supplied Rhyce Shaw with a golden opportunity. He is just three four years removed from his days as a player. He started with Collingwood in 2000, but played sparingly until 2003. He played 94 games for the Magpies before going to the Swans in…

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LUCKY LEWIS SAVES MERCEDES AT GRAND PRIX OF MONACO

The Grand Prix of Monaco could be considered the Grand Daddy of Them All in the world of motor racing, but someone, or someones, in his, her, or their infinite wisdom seemed to think that it is a good idea to stage the Crown Jewel of the F1 series on the same day as the…

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