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Ben Simmons resumed where he left off last year and posted impressive statistics in his debut game of the 2018 – 2019 NBA season. Unfortunately, Simmons cannot carry the Philadelphia 76ers single-handedly through the season and on opening night, Philadelphia was not equal to the task posed them by the Boston Celtics. Boston sent Philadelphia

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Wayne Bennet wants to coach beyond 2019, the final year of his agreement with the Brisbane Broncos. Ivan Cleary clearly wants away from the Tigers, most probably to enjoy the opportunity of coaching his son Nathan at the Penrith Panthers. We are not certain beyond doubt of how Nathan would feel about having dad as

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Smashed? Crushed? Destroyed? Humiliated? Strong adjectives from the fingers of New Zealand Herald sports writer Chris Rattue following a recently completed match between the Kangaroos and the Kiwis. We are no strangers to hyperbole ourselves, but the bloody score of the game was 26 – 24. Gripping. Edge of your seat. Down to the wire.

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As his motivation for the last curtain call of his career, Anthony Mundine has expressed the intention that exposing Jeff Horn as nothing but “hype” is his reason for taking the ring against Horn on November 30 at Suncorp Stadium. Careful there, Tony, Horn is very comfortable at Suncorp, as Manny Pacquiao will attest. Mundine

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It is occasionally difficult to stay abreast of professional and amateur sports codes policies with regard to performance enhancing drugs. We see competitors disqualified for taking benign decongestants and antihistamines, some of which, admittedly, are used to mask the presence of actual performance chemicals. We see other cases where athletes pass blood and urine tests

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The math simply does not work. After openers Usman Khawaja and Aaron Finch put together 147 runs in the chase of Pakistan, Australia slid from 0 -142 to 202 all-out after losing 10 wickets for a paltry 60 runs. The Baggy Green might have been better off to have skipped lunch and perhaps two much

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Perhaps Argentina Pumas’ Coach Mario Ledesma was not as errant as we had assumed earlier, when he said that the All Blacks are no longer invulnerable. The Kiwis had to pull off a Winx-like performance to make it past the Springboks 32 – 20 in South Africa. South Africa held a 12- point lead for

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The Wayne Bennet saga lives on. And on, and on, and on… Brisbane will not keep him beyond 2019, which, given what Bennet has done for the Broncos, seems like a major case of failing to “dance with them that brung ya,” but Bennett, despite being so old that it requires archaeologists to determine his

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There is no “I” in team and there is no “I” in Reed, but golfer Patrick Reed might be considering changing the spelling of his name to Reid in order to get the first person pronoun prominently displayed to match his personality. He would no doubt choose to spell in ReId. Reed has been known

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