WARRIORS HAVE TRAIL BLAZERS ON THE BRINK IN WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL

We have recently reported that the Golden State Warrior faced their most difficult NBA Western Conference challenge in the second round of the 2018 – 2019 NBA Championship when they met the Houston Rockets. We are feeling pretty smug and we are wrong so often about so much that we felt big noting was justified…

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EELS SECURE GUTHERSON NATHAN CLEARY ON THE BUBBLE FOR ORIGIN SERIES

The important NRL news from the western reaches of Sydney is that Parramatta Eel’s captain Clint Gutherson has accepted a three-year deal to remain with the club. The negotiations were long-drawn and public, taking a period of months. Manly was seeking to have Gutherson return and the Eels finally issued an ultimatum. Gutherson is just…

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CROWS TURN OFF POWER IN FIRST QUARTER TO WIN 88 – 68

Two behinds and no goals in the first quarter were not the start the Port Adelaide Power was looking for when the played the Crows in Round 8 of the Toyota 2019 AFL Premiership competition. A flip, where they could have taken the 38 points from the fourth quarter might have served them well, but…

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GOLDEN STATE EARNS SLOT IN NBA WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

The Golden State Warriors beat the Houston Rockets 118 – 113 with a game to spare. It was a close game until the final quarter, when a Stephen Curry scoring explosion sent the Rockets into summer vacation and Houston guard James Harden in search of the nearest razor. Throughout the playoffs, many have been asking…

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THROW OUT MILWAUKEE AND THE NBA PLAYOFFS ARE QUITE VIEWABLE

The Milwaukee Bucks have put the Boston Celtics out of their misery and won the Eastern Conference semifinal four games to one with a human 116 – 91 win. The game was never in doubt, as the Bucks outscored the Celtics in every quarter. Boston won their opening series with the Indiana Pacers, but Indiana…

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GET REAL BETTING VALUE WITH LADBROKES AUSTRALIA

Winter may be fast approaching but tracks around the nation are heating up for punters, with another big racing weekend on the way. The Brisbane Winter Carnival begins this Saturday with a host of black type races headlined by the notorious Doomben 10000. The likes of Nature Strip and Osborne Bulls will race off against…

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TRANSITION FROM OFFICERS TO FOOT SOLDIERS REALITY FOR SMITH AND WARNER

Something happened during the past year while Steve Smith and David Warner were serving their one-year bans from Australian cricket. Australia found a way to win without them. Current Coach Justin Langer has identified the reality that both Smith and Warner will be eating humble pie for the immediate future, as neither will be permitted…

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TENNIS ON THE COURT NEGATIVELY AFFECTED BY CASES IN LEGAL COURTS

With the second Grand Slam event of the year, the French Open, just a few weeks ahead, tennis is in the news, but for reasons that have nothing to do with the action on the court, but for a scandal. This one had nothing to do with players caught with illicit substances in their bloodstreams…

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GET MORE GRUNT FOR YOUR PUNT WITH LADBROKES

Group 1 racing heads to South Australia with the Robert Sangster Stakes and the Australasian Oaks set to light up the track at Morphettville this Saturday. The $1 million Robert Sangster Stakes headlines the card, as the likes of Spright, Cool Passion and Jamaican Rain will hope to find a way to the front of…

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BEATING STORM ON HOME GROUND ON ANZAC DAY NOT PERMISSIBLE

When a botched call by a referee determines the outcome of a game, everyone feels cheated, even the winning side will have questions about the manner of the victory, whether they were deserving, etcetera. The losing side and its supporters, well, their reaction is obvious and mainly justified. The Melbourne Storm were the recipients of…

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AFL ROUND 6 RESULTS FAVOUR FAVOURITE BACKERS

Round 6 of the Toyota 2019 AFL Premiership competition has been completed. The thing that jumped out was that most of the games were pretty lopsided; at least that is how they were when the final siren sounded. Richmond is beginning to live up to expectations. We expected them to beat the Dees, but despite…

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FIRST ROUND OF NBA PLAYOFFS FIND TOP SEEDS ADVANCING OR ABOUT TO

Form is beginning to take hold in the 2018 – 2019 NBA playoffs, as the top seeds are beginning to demonstrate the reasons they worked so hard during the regular season. The Boston Celtics hold the only sweep at the moment, but the Golden State Warriors, who inexplicably gave a game away to the Los…

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