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Time to say it again. Rugby players are worked too hard. Imagine being the coach of a Super Rugby club and contemplate trying to win the competition when there is pressure above simply doing your job added in by pressure to preserve players for the Rugby World Cup in Japan. The potential consequences of holding

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Rip Van Winkle slept for 20 years and awoke to find that much had changed compared to life when he started napping. The North Sydney Bears used to be one of the NRL clubs, but they only played two seasons under the NRL banner. They were one of the “Foundation Clubs,” with a history dating

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The NCAA’s annual hoop fest has the field set for March Madness. The slogan is too catchy to abandon, even though the 64-team single-elimination tournament will carry over well into April. At least, that is, until some creative genius can come up with an equally catchy alliteration for April. All across the world, brackets are

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Aussie NBA sensation Ben Simmons supplied a demonstration of his value in a recent game with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Now that Cleveland no longer has LeBron James to carry it, they have sunk to a record that makes them the third-worst team in in NBA, but they still had the teeth to throw a scare

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The tone of some of the reports we encountered surrounding the 4 – 1 beat down the Ajax Football Club laid on Real Madrid in Champions League was almost jubilant. With three consecutive European titles and more than 1,000 days since winning the first, Real Madrid is having some time of it adjusting to life

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February is a welcome page on the calendar for punting in Australia. After a slumber of a couple months, Thoroughbred racing is back with Group level racing commencing on 2 February straight through to the 27th of the month, with Saturday meetings and a few key races on other days as well. Caulfield and Rosehill

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For many centuries, those philosophers with a keen understanding of human nature have advised that keeping expectations low was an excellent way of receiving positive outcomes. The off-season for the NRL had fewer player shenanigans than in some years previous, or at least it seems so. People expect rugby players to act out and the

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We would let readers vote of the world’s worst job and hopefully fare better than the All-Star Mile in terms of interest, but we already know the winner without putting it to a vote. Without doubt, the worst possible job is being an umpire or official in a sports code where subjectivity and vague rules

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In his second year as a professional basketball player in the NBA, Ben Simmons is still a work in progress. He devoted time and energy during the offseason to improving his foul shooting, but judging from what happened when the Philadelphia 76ers played Boston Tuesday night in Philadelphia, Simmons’ inability to shoot free throws at

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Scoring is up in the A-League, which might make some happy, even if some football purists live for those nil-nil draws, or enjoying watching their side score in the fifth minute, and then defend for the rest of the match. There was a surprise outburst of A-League scoring recently and Adelaide United fans who headed

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