UFC 233 DATE TBA FOLLOWING FORCED POSTPONEMENT

We wish a successful new year to everyone, especially to Dana White and the UFC, facing the scenario, as they are, of postponing UFC 233 due to the lack of a marquee event to justify pay-per-view subscriptions. The UFC derives a huge chunk of its revenue from selling viewing rights. Without a big-name contest, the…

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UFC NEEDS MCGREGOR BACK BUT DOES MCGREGOR NEED UFC

Ask us for our preference, selling whiskey or being the target of punches and kicks from crazed opponents in the UFC octagon, and we will gladly offer you a sample of the finest blend ever to make it past the borders of Scotland. We might have one ourselves. Conor McGregor is mostly silent of late,…

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NFL SEASON SEEMS TO BE WILD CARD RACE IN BOTH CONFERENCES

Of two Conferences and eight Divisions, the 2018 – 2019 NFL Championship competition is entering the final weeks of the regular season. As is often the case at the division level, two teams top the standings and two teams are bottom dwellers. At the Conference level, the New England Patriots and the Houston Texans are…

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2019 HIGHLIGHTS RETURN OF SERENA AND ANDY

Australian tennis organisers are glad to have Serena Williams and Andy Murray back in the Australian Open. Williams missed the 2018 edition with some lame excuse about recovering from pregnancy, even though she won in 2017 while pregnant with her first child. A note from her doctor explaining her absence was not necessary and she…

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BLUES CANDIDATE RAMIEN HOPES TO MAKE ARGUMENT WITH KNIGHTS

There is plenty of time before State of Origin 2019 lists are released, but Newcastle Knights centre Jesse Ramien has made it his goal to play in the 2019 series. He made his debut with the Cronulla Sharks in 2017 and got the starting job last season, where he exploded with 10 tries, tackling efficiency…

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RUGBY WORLD CUP 2019 IN JAPAN POSES THREAT TO NZ

Rugby World Cup 2019 futures markets are up and despite yet another year of predictions that attempt to undermine New Zealand, they are on the first line of betting for the tournament to be held in Japan in November. Next come Ireland, England, South Africa and Australia, with Wales France, Argentina and Scotland rounding out…

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WALTERS SEEKS NEW MAROONS SANCTUARY AWAY FROM SANCTUARY COVE

We ourselves are not entirely certain if it is a move up,down, or sideways, but the Queensland Maroons have announced that their questto restore order to the world by taking back the State of Origin shield willfind the Maroons training in West Brisbane, rather than the luxury digs theyenjoyed at Sanctuary Cove on the Gold…

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BONUS BET INCENTIVES TO BE BANNED AUSTRALIA WIDE 2019

Regardless of where you fall on the spectrum of opinion over the practice by the corporate online bookmakers of marketing to new customers with appealing enticements for punters who established a new membership, they are going the way of the Dodo bird. Sign Up Bonuses were a threatened species and come 2019, they will be…

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RUGBY AUSTRALIA SHUFFLES ORDER AT THE TOP RETAINS CHEIKA

Do not fret, those of you who wave the Australian flag at international rugby Tests. Rugby Australia has taken some measure to avoid a repeat of 2018, where they managed to win only four Tests from 13 attempts. The chorus screaming for the head of Michael Cheika will have to find a different song to…

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ADAM GOTSIS DEVELOPMENT A BRIGHT SPOT IN DISMAL BRONCOS CAMPAIGN

An Aussie playing quarterback in the NFL? It may be a while. Same proposition for the other “skilled” positions, the blokes who run with and catch the ball. Ex-players of Australian Rules football are the “discovery” for professional gridiron, where the ability to punt for distance, accuracy and according to the dictates of the situation,…

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STARTING CRICKET MATCHES WITHOUT A COIN TOSS HERESY IN EYES OF SOME

True, we have put out any number of eyes flipping coins, but we have done far more extensive damage flinging the willow around casually. Just ask our uncle, who patiently replaced the glass in the window of his parlour on any number of occasions when our younger, less responsible selves sent the red ball ripping…

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LYCETT LEVERAGES PREMIERSHIP INTO LUCRATIVE PORT CONTRACT

Now that he can tick off Grand Final Winner, or the more modest, Premiership Player on his resume, Scott Lycett hopes to spark Port Adelaide in the Toyota 2019 AFL Premiership competition. Port finished 10th in last year’s competition and watch finals from Adelaide, but over the course of the home-and-away season, Port was at…

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