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The wise guys have installed the Golden State Warriors as 12-point favourites for tomorrow’s Game 1 of the 2017 – 2018 NBA Championship Finals. That figure represents the largest spread in an NBA Finals since 1991, when G.O.A.T. (sorry LeBron) Michael Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to a 4 – 1 series victory of the

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The Argentinians may be on the prowl, armed with an FA instructional manual on how to score with the Russian women, but Nigeria is taking the opposite tack, with Coach Gernot Rorh issuing a proclamation that the Nigerian squad will under no circumstances be permitted to fraternize with the local lovelies. Yes, the players can

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While Daniel Ricciardo was off in Monaco, winning the Crown Jewel of the F1 circuit, another Aussie, Will Power, was busy winning the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500. Power is the first Australian to win motorsport’s biggest race. Power, he of perhaps the best surname in racing, hails from Toowoomba, which, to city names,

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Peru Captain Paolo Guerrero does not intend to go quietly into that good night and has launched another attempt to get reinstated in time to play 2018 FIFA World Cup football. It could be described as a last-ditch attempt, even if we cannot recall an incident where somewhere described prior attempts as “first ditch” or

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For reasons unclear, Ange Postecoglou left his post as coach of the Socceroos after guiding the team through qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament. The post, as we well know, went to Bert van Marwijk, who has plenty with which to deal with a squad that is given hardly any shot of getting

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New Australian Coach Justin Langer’s first order of business, apparently, will be dealing with tutoring his players on how to deal with the reaction they are sure to receive when they take the oval for the tour of the United Kingdom for ODI play. That is a tall order for a new coach, the sort

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There is nothing like a healthy dose of optimism to boost the prospects, even if not even the best boost in the world will do much to improve the likely outcome. The Socceroos failed to tally a point in the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil, but James Troisi is of the opinion that

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The West Coast Eagles, to the surprise of more than a few, find themselves atop the ladder following the first nine rounds of the Toyota 2018 AFL Premiership competition, four points ahead of the defending premier Richmond Tigers. The path ahead for the Eagles looks promising. They have the Hawthorn Hawks at Etihad Stadium directly

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It would be safe to conclude that France is more decisive than Australia, as the country that perfected the art of surrender has already named its 23 for the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia next month, while Bert van Marwijk prefers to maintain the suspense up until the last moment. The French standbys

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Argentina’s Football Federation is trying to recover from an embarrassing faux pas that had it handing out a manual for the players that contained advice about how to score not just goals in the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament, but how to score with Russian women, as well. What started out as a well-intentioned attempt

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