REDEMPTION OF MITCHELL FALLS ON RABBITOHS COACH BENNETT

At the heart of the Latrell Mitchell situation, it seems that Mitchell wanted to move not because he wanted more money, but because he wanted to be a fullback, something that seemed highly unlikely with the Roosters with James Tedesco’s stranglehold on the No. 1 jersey. Wayne Bennett has a new project in attempting to…

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SIXTH SEED TENNESSEE HAS ITS WAY WITH WAYWARD BALTIMORE RAVENS

One side of the NFL playoffs followed form, the other side defied form. The San Francisco 49ers were nothing other than clinical in sending the Minnesota Vikings into the offseason with a 27 – 10 result in a game that was never interesting. It started off well enough to show some promise of an entertaining…

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FORMER SAINT SIPOSS DECLARES FOR NFL 2020 DRAFT

Like moths drawn to a flame, we find code hops irresistible and the latest to threaten us with singed wings is that of ex-Saint Kilda Saint Arryn Siposs. Siposs played just 28 games across four seasons for the Saints and was delisted in 2014 after making just three appearances, even though he was an AFL…

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SAM STOSUR NOT YET READY FOR ROCKING CHAIR

Thirty-five is the new 22, judging by Samantha Stosur’s boilover victory over former world No. 1 Angelique Kerber at the Brisbane International. The match started in the fashion that might have been expected, as Stosur went down 5 – 1 in the first set before she gained the belief that she would not exit early,…

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MORE AUSSIE ATHLETES FUEL BUSH FIRE RELIEF EFFORTS

We knew it would be simply a matter of time before Ash Barty joined the other professionals who are getting behind relief effort aimed at helping the souls impacted by the unprecedented bushfire scourge. Nick Kyrgios pledged $200 per ace, and then promptly dealt 20 aces to his opponent in Australia’s ATP Cup from Germany,…

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POSITIVE NEWS REGARDING NICK KYRGIOS AS EAST CHOKES ON SMOKE

Good on you, Nicky. Typically, when we encounter the name of Nick Kyrgios, we are expecting details about the latest incident of petulance. Not so this time around. Kyrgios has gone positive and announced that he will donate $200 to the unfortunate people affected by the epic bushfires. Kyrgios has a boomer of a serve…

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NATHAN NEGATIVE OVER WARNE’S SUGGESTION THAT LYON SPELL

It might be thought that the sequel to “No Spin” is due out soon, something with an original title, not “No Spin Too,” judging from the amount of times we are running across the name of Shane Warne in recent days and weeks. Never reticent about informing Cricket Australia about the proper course to follow,…

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ELIMINATE THE HOPELESS TEAMS IN PRO SPORTS TO INCREASE INTEREST

In the overwhelming majority of professional golf tournaments, the field is cut after two rounds of four-round tournaments. Would it be heretical to suggest that codes such as the NFL, AFL, NRL, NBL and others do something similar? A look at the final round of the NFL is almost depressing, as the number of games…

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LAMELO BALL BIDES TIME IN SIX MONTHS BEFORE NBA DRAFT

This is a no-brainer of the no-brainiest sort. LaMelo Ball has been sidelined with an ailing foot and missed the last four games for his club Illawarra Hawks. He will not be back prior to the end of 2019, at the very soonest. It would be folly of the highest magnitude to risk the cheque…

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SCOTT WINS AUSTRALIAN PGA BREAKS ALMOST FOUR YEAR DROUGHT

Adam Scott has won the Australian PGA for his first win since 2016. We like the bloke, always have, always will, but on balance, he was in Australia for the Australian PGA because he was there for the Presidents Cup the week prior. Scott owns a house near the course, but he spends the bulk…

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AFL RELEGATES GOLDEN SCORE RULE TO FAILED EXPERIMENTS BIN

The AFL has determined to do away with the final and Grand Final tiebreak system in put in place in following the 2015 season. Draws are rare in Australian Rules. There were none in the home-and-away season in 2019 and just one in 2018, something we mention only for perspective. In the entirety of the…

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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AGAIN CAUGHT SPYING ON OPPOSITION

The recent rort in the NFL over New England Patriots improperly videoing opposition clubs is farcical in the extreme. New England are drifting a bit in the 2019 – 2020 NFL Championship, but to suggest they were spying on the Cincinnati Bengals during a game with the Cleveland Browns is well beyond the pale. It…

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