WALLABIES RUGBY WORLD CUP EXIT FATAL FOR CHEIKA

Michael Cheika has quit as the coach of the Wallabies. England made it seven straight over Australia, the latest being a 40 – 16 defeat at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. Soon after the game, but after the post-game presser, Cheika told the media that he would not seek an extension beyond the…

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SOBER BOMBERS SUPPLEMENT SAGA HAS AN EXTENDED SHELF LIFE

Seven AFL seasons have come and gone since 2012, which ultimately saw the Essendon Bombers receive all manner of sanctions over a team-wide “supplement” scandal that found the penalties hitting the team in 2016, with 34 players sent off for a year. Essendon were left to scour the streets to look for players to top…

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NOT ONLY THE CROW BUT THE AXE ALSO FLIES IN ADELAIDE

Without a coach to take the blame, Adelaide Crows have moved up the food chain and found scapegoats by the names of Brett Burton and Scott Camporeale. Post-season reviews of the Adelaide Football Club operation have determined that it was time for a meaningless gesture to be performed on someone’s part. Since Don Pyke stepped…

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SUB-TWO-HOUR MARATHON BY KIPCHOGE REQUIRES ASTERISK

Something rare and without precedent happened when a runner named Eliud Kipchoge became the first person to ever run a marathon in less than two hours. A sub-two-hour marathon was one of those Holy Grail quests along the lines of the sub-four-minute mile was back before Roger Bannister proved in was possible for a human…

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EAGLES SET TO ROLL IN 2020 WITHOUT RIOLI

They may have built a stronger club following their 2018 AFL premiership, but the West Coast Eagles stumbled at the worst possible time, losing the concluder to their home-and-away season to the to the Hawthorn Hawks, in Perth no less and by 38 points. That loss, after a narrow, six-point loss to eventual premiers Richmond…

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REDSKINS AXE JAY GRUDEN FOLLOWING WINLESS START TO NFL SEASON

Today’s sports quiz offers an easy question. What is the best way for a team that has been abysmal for the better part of 20 years, has no good players and no promising prospects to return to relevance? Fire the coach. We told you it was an easy one. The latest victim on the coaches’…

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AFL EXPRESSES DESIRE TO FIELD COMPETITIVE QUEENSLAND CLUBS

It would appear that the AFL is determined to make footy a relevant part of the culture of Queensland. They got a boost from the year the Brisbane Lions produced, although it remains to be seen what sort of fixture the Lions will confront in the Toyota 2020 AFL Premiership competition. Will the league hand…

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RUTHLESS RICHMOND POURS AND POURS AND POURS ON GENTLE GIANTS

As we had suspected, the AFL rung in the Gold Coast Suns for the last game of the Toyota 2019 AFL Premiership competition. Final it may have been. Nothing grand about it. These were supposedly the two best teams in the league. Richmond proved themselves the best. They might have some ‘splainin to do, however,…

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DURANT UNLIKELY TO PLAY IN UPCOMING NBA SEASON

With the 2019 – 2020 NBA Championship season not far distant, there is updated information regarding the status of former Golden State Warrior turned Brooklyn Net Kevin Durant. Durant missed some of last season’s playoffs with what seemed a relatively minor calf injury. He returned for Golden State for Game 5 of the NBA Finals…

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AFTER EIGHT FUTILE SEASONS FOR GOLD COAST LYNCH ON CUSP OF PREMIERSHIP

Not to be more cynical than usual, but is the AFL tribunal trolling the GWS list, or looking for a reason to extend Toby Greene’s ban? Their justification could be, “Well, we never expected the Giants to beat the Cats in finals footy, so we have to take action to prevent further phantom future contact.”…

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STALE PIES AT DISCOUNTED PRICES IN GIANT MCG BOILOVER

G’Night Collingwood. We hate to see you go. Worry not, Pie supporters. The AFL will arrange the 2020 fixture so that yourclub play Gold Coast every week. The sense of relief in these parts is palpable, as the prospect of supporting Richmond in the Grand Final was unbearable. GWS 56 – Collingwood 52. GWS refused…

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AFL TRIBUNAL USES THIRD EYE TO KEEP GWS PLAYER GREENE OUT

Why not go all in, ban the entire GWS club and simply hand Collingwood a walkover for the Preliminary final? Toby Greene failed to have his one-match ban overturned on appeal. He fronted the tribunal on allegations of unnecessary contact to the eye region of Brisbane’s Lachie Neale. Translation: Neale ran out for the game…

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