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January, maybe less than some, mother than others, is a good month for punting, so here are a few of the events coming along that may be worth a glance. It will require a dedicated punter, as far as the thoroughbreds are concerned, to find the sort of racing that lends itself easily to finding

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In news that warmed the otherwise unwarm-able cockles o’ our hearts, it has been made known to us that the AFLW has sold 38,000 tickets to a Round 2 game between the Collingwood Magpies and the Fremantle Dockers for a Saturday night fixture at the shiny new Perth Stadium. That figure is better than for

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Anyone care to make a prediction, or predictions, about the rugby future of Quade Cooper? Is he in line for additional snubbings, or will he experience a resurgence of fortune? Difficult to say for certain. Wallabies Coach Michael Cheika, who used to be in Copper’s camp, lured Cooper back to Australia from France, and then

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Are we there yet? How much longer do we have to wait? Dad, would you really turn the car around and take us home for not behaving? The sort of questions we used to ask innocently, which drove our parents crazy popped into are minds immediately after this one – Is it Friday yet? That

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Don Pyke has put his name to a three-year contract extension, which will have him with the Adelaide Crows for some time to come. He is now linked to the club through 2021. Pyke has coached the Crows to two consecutive finals appearances since he took charge in 2016. During those two years, the Crows’

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Kurt Tippett of the Sydney Swans has caused a bit of a ripple in the AFL pool by announcing his immediate retirement from the game. He is just 30 years of age, near the end of his career, possibly, but he sustained an ankle injury that is not getting better. He still owed the Sydney

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One factoid jumps out of the results from this 2018 Australian Open. There have been some long matches. A victim of that reality is last Aussie woman standing, Ash Barty, who was rather-unceremoniously dismissed by Japan’s Naomi Osaka, 6 -4, 6 – 2. Bonus Bets no longer able to be promoted. Straight sets, obviously, did

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The Queensland Reds have found themselves in a bit of a bind with the departure of Quade Cooper and the maelstrom surrounding Karmichael Hunt. They intend to fill the void with Ben Lucas. Lucas is a utility back and has prior experience with the Reds, having served with them in one previous stint. Lucas will

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The Brisbane Bullets seems to have expended all their ammo in the 2018 NBL season. They have lost six straight and have shot themselves in the foot with their last remaining cartridge. Coach Andrej Lemanis is shouldering the blame, which might be a bad thing to do, given the propensity for professional sports teams to

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Believe this: No one knows until the final siren sounds on the 2018 Toyota AFL Premiership competition who will be the champions. For now, however, guessing is great fun. Last year’s premiers, the Richmond Tigers, are ranked fourth or fifth in the Premiers Futures market by a couple of the bookmakers. Numbers crunchers Champion Data,

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