Reed Wrote His Own Obituary with Big Noting

What does it tell you about a bloke when he is disliked in Australia? The only place where acceptance comes easier is Canada, but a certain member of the Americans’ Presidents Cup team is anything but popular down under. We are speaking of course, of Patrick Reed, who may well be the frontrunner for most…

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LAMELO BALL FOOT BRUISE DISRUPTS TRAVEL PLANS OF NBA GMs

One of the bigger stories to emerge from the week just past in the NBL is that Illawarra Hawks will have to soldier on without potential No. 1 NBA draft player LaMelo Ball for the next month. Ball was hurt in practice, bruising his foot. Ball was advised to rest by a foot specialist and…

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MATT JONES FINISHES THE JOB AND WINS 2019 AUSTRALIAN OPEN

All of the big expectations on Australian professional golfers typically land on Jason Day and Adam Scott, with some on Marc Leishman and young Cameron Smith. Those who follow golf, however, know that perusing the standings on any given week might reveal the name of Matt Jones. Jones will be easier to spot going forward…

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TEST BATTERS SMITH AND KOHLI FAR OUTSTRIP OTHER TEST BATTERS

The pessimist sees the glass as half empty, while the optimist sees the glass as half full, but half a glass is better than none and we decided, agasint our normal nature, to take the optimist’s approach to the news that Virat Kohli has bumped Steve Smith from first to second in the ICC Test…

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EVENING TESTS WELL SUPPORTED IN ADELAIDE

The colour pink is typically associated with femininity. There is the reason for day – night Test matches being so stridently resisted. The code of cricket has shown an ability to change and adapt. There may have been a time when the limited overs formats were viewed as sacrilege. Much of the current resistance seems…

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NEW ZEALANDERS REPORT LAMELO BALL SIGHTING IN AUCKLAND

Someone will acute business acumen will be snapping up all of the available LaMelo Ball Illawarra Hawks jerseys, because the will do nothing by increase in value when the promising youngster departs the NBL for the Promised Land. Ball is considered a top NBA draft prospect come June of 2020, so his stint in the…

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BAILEY TO START SELECTOR ROLE FOR T20 WORLD CUP AFTER PLAYING DAYS OVER

Confirmation has come that George Bailey will join Justin Langer and Trevor Hohns as a selector for Cricket Australia. A few eyebrows might have been raised over adding an active player to the panel, but the 37-year-old Tasmanian has indicated that after the Sheffield Shield concludes, he will be available for BBL duty, and will…

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BAILEY PLEDGES TO NOT SELECT HIMSELF IF NAMED TO SELECTION BOARD

The announcement that George Bailey is to become the third member of the selection triumvirate of Australian national cricket, joining Justin Langer and Trevor Hohns as members of what is quite possibly the most thankless job in the country, was naturally greeted with skepticism. Bailey is the former captain for the Aussie ODI squad and…

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HOLMES PARLAYS NFL FLIRTATION INTO LONG TERM DEAL WITH COWS

Anyone who didn’t see this coming might want to consider having the blinkers removed, even at the risk of surrendering blinker-supplied serenity. Valentine Holmes is back, officially, returning to the NRL after ending his poor man’s imitation of Jarryd Hayne. Not only is he back, but he avoided the worse-than-death fate of returning with the…

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HOLMES CLOSE TO CASHING IN FOR A YEAR’S SABBATICAL WITH THE NFL

While we may not consider it news, rather, a confirmation of our prediction, reports have surfaced that the North Queensland Cowboys are in a good position to bring Valentine Holmes back to the NRL. Holmes had been on a tour of the Land of the Free, Home of the Brave and Unlimited Ammunition, trying to…

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ADELAIDE 36ERS HALT LOSING STREAK WITH ROAD WIN OVER PHOENIX

The best antidote for a losing streak is to play an expansion club. The Adelaide 36ers halted a four-game skid with a 103 – 91 win over the newly formed South East Melbourne Phoenix last night. Jerome Randle led the way for the 36ers, scoring a game-high 27 points. Randle is quite the story. He…

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A GREAT REASON FOR PREVENTING RUGBY PLAYERS FROM WEARING HELMETS

The difference between rugby football and gridiron is easy to understand. Rugby footballers’ brawls happen in or just outside of boozers in Bali. American footballers have theirs’ on national television, if full view of everyone, and there are no adult beverages involved. The Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers brought disgrace to the Rust Belt,…

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