COLEMAN MEDAL CAMERON’S TO LOSE AS AFL 2019 WINDS DOWN

It might seem as though the 2019 Coleman Medal for the best goalkicker of the Toyota 2019 AFL Premiership competition is GWS Giants forward Jeremy Cameron’s to lose. We say that not to jinx him, but the bookies see him as the $1.30 favourite for the award, while current second place goalkicker is North Melbourne’s…

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2019 VIRGIN ATLANTIC SUPERCARS A ONE HORSE TOWN

In a fashion not dissimilar to F1 racing, the 2019 Virgin Atlantic Supercars Championship is essentially a one horse race and that horse is the Ford Mustang. Of the top 10 spots on the drivers’ ladder, five belong to the teams using the Mustang, which is making its debut this season. On the surface, the…

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AFL ROUND 18 CRUEL TO SOUTH AUSTRALIA CLUBS

Round 18 of the Toyota 2019 AFL Premiership competition might not be done yet, but closer to doneness are the clubs from South Australia, as both the Crows and the Power lost. The Essendon Bombers beat the Crows 96 – 15 and we doubt that even the new review system under development could impact the…

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OPTUS STADIUM EXTRACTING A TOLL ON EAGLES AND DOCKERS PLAYERS

Losing ruckman Nic Naitanui indefinitely is exactly opposite to what the West Coast Eagles would have preferred. Naitanui has one of those nagging syndesmosis injuries to his right ankle, the same sort of thing that removed Kevin Durant from the Golden State Warriors at the precise wrong time during the NBA playoffs. The Eagles are…

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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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