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Kiwi professional golfer Lydia Ko is having a rough time of the playing conditions at the Scottish Open. The world number four ranked women’s golfer could muster only one birdie in windy conditions to post a two-over par 74. Strong Scottish winds were the chief culprit and Ko’s 74 left her nine shots back of

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It seems as though apprentice jockey Baylee Nothdurft will get an early reprieve from his suspension for improper betting. He was handed three months by stewards in June, but indicated that he could have that reduced to two provided he completed a gambling counselling course. Just 18 years of age, he was riding for trainer

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The race for the Brisbane Jockeys’ Premiership was Jeff Lloyd’s all along, but still he will ride the final at Ballina, where his results will have no bearing. He may just decide to have a brief spell, as he will be right on the coast, far from the hustle and bustle of Brisbane or Gold

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Quite simply, the timing is elegant, almost beyond description. Just as the AFL and NRL seasons are winding down, sports punters can look one hemisphere to the north and one to the west to find major sports punting opportunities in the North American markets. The NFL opens the 2017 – 2018 season in early September.

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The month of July is an opportune one for Australian punting. Domestic and international markets are abundant in dozens of codes. July is a quiet month as far as thoroughbred racing at the higher levels is concerned, but racing punters will find ample action at the country tracks. Punters can also find some greyhound racing

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Jim Ferrier, 1947. David Graham, 1979. Wayne Grady, 1990. Steve Elkington, 1995. Jason Day, 2015. Five men. Sixty-eight years. Surely, by now, you have grasped that these five men share the traits of being professional golfers and being from Australia. Those with a sense of timing and history will realise that the other shared trait

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In order to prevent drivers from being struck by high velocity debris in the 2018 F1 series, the FIA has dictated that all the cars for next year be equipped with a device known as the “Halo.” It certainly seems appropriately named, if nothing else and will doubtless polish the reputations of the angels behind

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An elbow injury has compelled Novak Djokovic to call time on the rest of the 2017 tennis season. The injury is describes as chronic and it caused his retirement in his Wimbledon quarterfinal match against Tomas Berdych. The decision means that he will miss the 2017 U.S. Open at Forest Hills, New York in late

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For any of myriad reasons, good and bad, being compared to Tiger Woods is not the way Jordan Spieth would like to go forward at this juncture of his professional golfing career. When Spieth closed with an improbable stretch on the final five holes of the 2017 Open Championship, the rush to conjure up comparisons

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Stiff upper lip takes on new meaning in the wake of the disclosure that Chris Lynn will miss all of the summer Big Bash cricket games to have surgery on his shoulder. His was most definitely not a case of Patrick Dangerfield-like malingering by any stretch. A shoulder so damaged that an MRI revealed that

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