NBA PLAYERS COME AND GO BUT CRITICS ARE CONSTANT

Rich and famous often translates into infamous and reviled, as Australian NBA superstar Ben Simmons could attest, were he not able to remain above the fray and the slings of the trolls who resent him. Even if he had played for the Boomers in the World Cup, even if he had played the exhibitions to…

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LEGENDARY CRONK HOPES TO LEAVE NRL WITH CONSECUTIVE SYDNEY FLAGS

While the AFL is occupied saying goodbye to Jarryd Roughead, the clock is winding down on another great sports name, Cooper Cronk. He is targeting a fairytale finish to his NRL career and is optimistic of the chance that his Sydney Roosters club will get a chance to defend their 2018 Telstra NRL Premiership flag….

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GWS CONSIDERS RELOCATING TO THE TROPICS

We did not say that it would be a cold day in Hell before Hawthorn would beat GWS in Round 21 of the Toyota 2019 AFL Premiership competition, but oh, how we wish we had. Canberra is not Hell, so Canberra-ians, do not take umbrage, but it would seem that the fair city that houses…

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TOO MANY TEAMS TOO MANY GAMES IN AFL RUN HOME

There are names given to certain rounds of the AFL season. Round five is the Easter Round. Round 6 is the Anzac Round. Rounds 10 and 11 are the Sir Doug Nicholls Round, weeks one and two. In that fashion, we suggest that Round 21 of the Toyota AFL Premiership competition be declared the Slumber…

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SYDNEY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF GOLD COAST 58 – 6 AT SCG

One journo described the 58 – 6 victory by the Sydney Roosters over the Gold Coast Titans as a warning shot across the bows of the rest of the finals clubs in the Telstra 2019 NRL Premiership competition. We have been known to fling a bit of hyperbole around when it suited, but we are…

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HAMILTON AND VERSTAPPEN OUTCLASS REST OF HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX FIELD

Last season closed the book on Daniel Ricciardo’s Mercedes dreams, as the German team did not offer him the second seat as the teammate of Lewis Hamilton. Now, however, Valtteri Bottas, currently running second in the 2019 F1 Championship, seems to be on slightly shaky ground as the circuit takes a month away following the…

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FINA MODIFIES CODE TO SILENCE DRUG PROTESTERS HORTON AND SCOTT

We ask you: What would you do in the case of athletes who took a firm stance in opposition to the usage of performance enhancing substances? Would you praise those athletes for adding their voices to those of the others who understand the scourge that drugs bring to competitions where somecompetitors have taken the cheaters’…

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PAST RESURRECTED TO HAUNT LANGER AHEAD OF THE ASHES

We may have done a thing or two 10 years ago that might cause regrets were we famous, but since we are anything but, our words and actions immediately slip into the realm of the forgotten, seemingly before the sound has subsided or the ink set. Not so in the case of Australia cricket coach…

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COLEMAN MEDAL CAMERON’S TO LOSE AS AFL 2019 WINDS DOWN

It might seem as though the 2019 Coleman Medal for the best goalkicker of the Toyota 2019 AFL Premiership competition is GWS Giants forward Jeremy Cameron’s to lose. We say that not to jinx him, but the bookies see him as the $1.30 favourite for the award, while current second place goalkicker is North Melbourne’s…

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2019 VIRGIN ATLANTIC SUPERCARS A ONE HORSE TOWN

In a fashion not dissimilar to F1 racing, the 2019 Virgin Atlantic Supercars Championship is essentially a one horse race and that horse is the Ford Mustang. Of the top 10 spots on the drivers’ ladder, five belong to the teams using the Mustang, which is making its debut this season. On the surface, the…

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AFL ROUND 18 CRUEL TO SOUTH AUSTRALIA CLUBS

Round 18 of the Toyota 2019 AFL Premiership competition might not be done yet, but closer to doneness are the clubs from South Australia, as both the Crows and the Power lost. The Essendon Bombers beat the Crows 96 – 15 and we doubt that even the new review system under development could impact the…

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