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Basketball players, all of them, to a man, or a woman as the case may be, have a simple view to what constitutes a foul and what does not. Anytime they miss a shot, it can only be because they were hacked in the process of shooting. Nothing else can explain the miss. When they

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The 2018 Brownlow Medal has gone to Tom Mitchell of the Hawthorn Hawks. It was the first Charlie for the reformed Swan, who worked in Sydney for the first four seasons of his AFL career. He played 65 games for Sydney, including the 2016 Grand Final, when the Hawks went into the last game of

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It is difficult to imagine any other outcome than Billy Slater playing the final game of his career in the Grand Final. He was freed to play in the final game of the season against Sydney as the Match Review Panel, who was reviewing the grade one charge levied against him for his shoulder charge

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It sometimes boils down to perspective. Tiger Woods is stoked over his progress in his comeback season. He did not once win and he earned “only” $US 4 million, but given where he was coming from, his optimism practically oozes out of every pore of his body. Australian Jason Day, however, considers his season, with

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Cameron Bancroft will be eligible to play cricket for Australia again sometime in November or thereabouts, after he is done serving the nine-month ban Cricket Australia handed him for his role in the infamous Cape Town, South Africa ball-tampering incident. He will need to earn selection of course and since he is not of the

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We are quite cheered to learn that if this writing thing does not work out, we have the option taken by Josh Thomas, the Collingwood Magpie who endured a two-year football suspension in 2015 and 2016, of working for Uber. Thomas drove the streets of Brisbane as a ride-sharer after ASADA banned him for two

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It sometimes seems as though other sites are reading our posts and building their content from those posts. Just yesterday, we were suggesting Winx forego England and go to the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave to capture some U.S. Thoroughbred racing swag. Today, we start up the Internet and see

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We would like to say that the preliminary final match between the West Coast Eagles and the Melbourne Demons is a battle of the Jetta brothers. Unfortunately, the two are cousins only, which definitely detracts from any sibling rivalry intrigue. Lewis plays for West Coast, Neville plays for Melbourne How about winner gets one year

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A look at the ladder progression of the four teams still in contention for the Toyota 2018 AFL Premiershipcompetition reveals several interesting facts. During the first four weeks, the Richmond Tigers gave some indications of being vulnerable to the dreaded premiership hangover syndrome so expertly manifested by the Western Bulldogs following their 2016 premiership. The

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Soccer fans, the hardcore ones at least, are quite happy with nil – nil and 1 – nil outcomes, but the A-League is attempting to attract more fans by taking a page, a chapter, perhaps, from the book of cricket’s Big Bash League. The A-League will trial, during the first month of the season, such

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