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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RAPTORS FIRST CANADIAN TEAM TO QUALIFY FOR NBA FINALS

The Toronto Raptors defied the odds makers and beat the Milwaukee Bucks in the deciding Game 7 of the 2018 – 2019 NBA Eastern Conference final 100 – 94. The win by the Canuck team sent the Yanks scrambling for their Atlases (book of maps) to determine the location of Canada, although it is doubtful…

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RESILENT CANADIAN RAPTORS PULL LEVEL WITH MILWAUKEE BUCKS

Some other Canadian fellow once said that rust never sleeps. He is the one we heard say that, at any rate; we do not know if he invented the phrase or borrowed it, but no matter. Are the Golden State Warriors facing the real possibility of losing their edge as they sit and watch the…

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INTRIGUING NUMBERS FROM FIRST NINE ROUNDS OF 2019 AFL COMPETITION

It might be completely fair to describe the West Coast Eagles as having the most balance of any club in the Toyota 2019 AFL Premiership competition. Through the first nine rounds, they have scored 681 points and surrendered 6+81 points. They have won six and lost three, so fortune has favoured them a bit in…

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