BAILEY PLEDGES TO NOT SELECT HIMSELF IF NAMED TO SELECTION BOARD

The announcement that George Bailey is to become the third member of the selection triumvirate of Australian national cricket, joining Justin Langer and Trevor Hohns as members of what is quite possibly the most thankless job in the country, was naturally greeted with skepticism. Bailey is the former captain for the Aussie ODI squad and…

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HOLMES PARLAYS NFL FLIRTATION INTO LONG TERM DEAL WITH COWS

Anyone who didn’t see this coming might want to consider having the blinkers removed, even at the risk of surrendering blinker-supplied serenity. Valentine Holmes is back, officially, returning to the NRL after ending his poor man’s imitation of Jarryd Hayne. Not only is he back, but he avoided the worse-than-death fate of returning with the…

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HOLMES CLOSE TO CASHING IN FOR A YEAR’S SABBATICAL WITH THE NFL

While we may not consider it news, rather, a confirmation of our prediction, reports have surfaced that the North Queensland Cowboys are in a good position to bring Valentine Holmes back to the NRL. Holmes had been on a tour of the Land of the Free, Home of the Brave and Unlimited Ammunition, trying to…

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ADELAIDE 36ERS HALT LOSING STREAK WITH ROAD WIN OVER PHOENIX

The best antidote for a losing streak is to play an expansion club. The Adelaide 36ers halted a four-game skid with a 103 – 91 win over the newly formed South East Melbourne Phoenix last night. Jerome Randle led the way for the 36ers, scoring a game-high 27 points. Randle is quite the story. He…

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A GREAT REASON FOR PREVENTING RUGBY PLAYERS FROM WEARING HELMETS

The difference between rugby football and gridiron is easy to understand. Rugby footballers’ brawls happen in or just outside of boozers in Bali. American footballers have theirs’ on national television, if full view of everyone, and there are no adult beverages involved. The Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers brought disgrace to the Rust Belt,…

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KING JAMES AND AD SHARE A COMMON GOAL IN 2019-2020 NBA

Ahead of the 2019 – 2020 NBA Championship, the speculation over how well LeBron James and Anthony Davis would play together was natural. Both are stars and both have certain expectations. LeBron, paired with superstars Kevin Love in Cleveland and earlier with Chris Bosh in Miami, could not seem to find that elusive quality called…

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MIAMI HEAT GUARD DION WAITERS JOINS GROWING LIST OF BANNED PLAYERS

Marijuana and its main, mind-altering component Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), while legal for medical purposes in most U.S. states and for recreational purposes in a growing number of states, is still verboten with the NBA as Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters knew, yet chose to disregard, when he decided to eat a THC infused product on a…

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LAMELO BALL FEELS THE LOVE AS HAWKS BEAT TAIPANS IN CAIRNS

Will he live to meet the expectations, or will the weight of those expectations crush LaMelo Ball? He is still a teenager, with limited professional basketball experience. The source of the high expectations is that he is the younger brother of Lonzo Ball, who played only one season at the NCAA collegiate level before being…

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BOGUT PROCLAIMS NEED FOR MORE PROFESSIONAL NBL REFEREES

The Sydney Kings’ Andrew Bogut raised an important issue when he was speaking with regard to his club’s first loss of the NBL season to Melbourne United. He compared the officiating in the NBL to the officiating in FIBA, while expressing a preference for the referees to more closely emulate those in the NBA. Bogut…

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CRONK AND SLATER WILL KEEP NRL AND AFL PLATES SPINNING IN 2020

Cooper Cronk’s football hiatus was short-lived. Yes, but he has hopped codes, saying adios to the land of NRL premierships and hola to the AFL, where he will act as a leadership consultant for the GWS Giants. Judging from the 2019 AFL Grand Final, where GWS disgraced the entire city of Sydney and the state…

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BRADY LOOKS HUMAN IN NEW ENGLAND LOSS TO BALTIMORE RAVENS

We had the opportunity to watch the Baltimore Ravens end New England’s undefeated start to the 2019 – 2020 NFL Championship and were able to reach a few conclusions. 1. Denver Broncos general manager John Elway once again had the sheep’s clothing pulled over his eyes, as he did Baltimore the favour of taking veteran…

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SPRINGBOKS EMERGE AS 2019 RUGBY WORLD CUP GOLD MEDALISTS

We have mixed feelings over the conclusion of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, but after a little introspection and a couple of stubbies, we were able to reach the only sane conclusion. At least it was not England. We knew at the outset that in all likelihood, it would not be the Wallabies…

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