EPIC WIMBLEDON MEN’S FINAL FINDS FEDERER ON SHORT SIDE OF EQUATION

Tennis, never actually at the pinnacle of the sports pyramid, has descended still further, while the gender equality debate has found perhaps its ideal venue. The Championships at Wimbledon, undoubtedly the most prestigious event the tennis world, was seldom to be found on the airwaves of the major broadcasters. Yesterday’s women’s final between Simona Halep…

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WALTERS QUASHES TALK OF NRL COACHING JOB WITH GOLD COAST TITANS

Kevin Walters succinctly responded to the idea of his leaving his post with the Queensland Maroons after losing the 2019 State of Origin series to the NSW Blues for a job in the NRL. “I’ll be back next year,” said Walters. There was speculation making the rounds that Walters would turn up as coach of…

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KIWIS INTO ICC ODI FINAL WHILE BLUES MAKE IT TWO STRAIGHT ORIGINS

The last thing we expected to see when we fired up the old internet today was that New Zealand had successfully defended the paltry 239 target it set for India at the ICC 2019 World Cup Cricket ODI tournament. India fell short by 18 runs, chasing a figure that should have been eclipsed by any…

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DOES LIONS OVER GIANTS IN AFL HOLD PREMONITION OF ORIGIN DECIDER?

Less than 11,000 turned out to see the game staged by the AFL in Tasmania in Round 16 of the Toyota 2019 AFL Premiership competition. Blundstone Arena was half-full or Blundstone Arena was half-empty, according to whether an optimistic or pessimistic perspective is anyone’s perspective. It may have helped attendance if the AFL could have…

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FIFA WORLD CUP TOURNAMENT IN FRANCE CONCLUDES WITH U.S. VICTORY

We just finished watching the multi-national players playing under the flag of the U.S. beat the multi-national players playing under the flag of the Netherlands 2 – 0 in the final of the 2019 FIFA World Cup Football Tournament in France. It may be that we lack nuance or sophistication, but spending over 90 minutes…

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BOOKIES SUPPLY THE B IN THE LGBTQ EQUATION

We did a cursory comparison of the number of articles and words we devoted to 2018’s FIFA Men’s World Cup Football Tournament and the number of articles and words we have contributed to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Football Tournament. Much to our surprise, the two numbers were reasonably equal. That was happenstance, not…

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NBL EXPANSION TO TASMANIA DEMONSTRATES OVERALL LEAGUE HEALTH

It is typically a healthy sign when a sportsleague discusses expansion, so the good news for the NBL is that it is in negotiations to obtain a venue in the vicinity of Hobart in order to expand to Tasmania. NBL owner Larry Kestelman is negotiating for the best possible deal he can get from the…

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