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With the JLT Community Series moving us closer to actual premiership points play in the Toyota 2018 Premiership competition, news reaches us that the 2017 premiership winning Richmond Tigers will be near full-strength when they have their final pre-season hitout before starting the home-and-away season with a Round 1 game against the Carlton Blues on

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The premiership hangover from 2016 that dogged the Western Bulldogs in 2017 should be cured by now, at least that is the thinking, based on the play of the Dogs in week two of the JLT Community Series. The forward line gets much of the blame for the dismal performance in 2017, but there is

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A positive test result for the steroid Turnibol has resulted in a provisional suspension for UFC fighter Jon Jones. This suspension was well after the fact, as the fight was against Daniel Cormier in Anaheim, California in July of 2017. The California State Athletic Commission levied a fine of $205,000 on Jones, an amount equal

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The punting markets were a bit placid during December and January. In a slight departure from our normal methodology, we are going to start off this look at February betting markets with a look at international sporting events. Right near the beginning of the month, the NFL will present Super Bowl LII (52) on February

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Port Adelaide Power forward Charlie Dixon had his own opinion concerning the rather subjective interpretation of the rule that caught his teammate Robbie Gray as the culprit in an illegal bump against Jeremey McGovern of the West Coast Eagles. The problem, claims Dixon, is that “no one” knows what exactly constitutes a bump. If we

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Sonny Bill Williams is not welcome in the NRL. So says the league office following reports that it would block any sort of deal, of any duration, to bring Williams back in 2018. There was a veritable melee of controversy and what not in the day immediately following the proclamation by former Sydney Roosters player

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Even those of us, well especially those of us who have nothing more than a passing interest in a sporting contest, like to see a good game whenever possible. Our interest level is determine by whether or not one of the teams is one of the ones we support, or if we have a punt

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Tom Petty used to say, “…It’s fun to get high, never come down, it’s good to be king, of your own little town…” Some Russian athletes are taking the part about getting high and never coming down a bit too seriously. The Russian athletes are banned from competing in the Olympics at the 2018 Pyeongchang

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Tom Petty used to say, “…It’s fun to get high, never come down, it’s good to be king, of your own little town…” Some Russian athletes are taking the part about getting high and never coming down a bit too seriously. The Russian athletes are banned from competing in the Olympics at the 2018 Pyeongchang

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The short format AFLX competition has generated some less than short discussions about making Australian Rules football an international game. There are logistic issues aplenty, but in the world of professional sports, emphasis on the professional, money is often the only antidote needed to overcome any obstacles, whether it is logistics, player workloads or sponsorship.

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