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Words of advice to modern athletes: Put down the phone and play! An English footballer by the name of Alfie Barker now finds himself out of a job because his fingers were busier than his feet and he could not resist trolling EPL player Harry Arter regarding the death of Arter’s daughter. Barker, a former

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Could the era of the Williams sisters as the world’s dominant forces in women’s tennis be coming to a conclusion? Venus has been mainly irrelevant for some time, but Serena continued to carry the Williams banner proudly and for the past several years was considered unbeatable when it mattered, or even when it was an

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One of the most elusive targets in any sport is the winning of a consecutive title. The Hawthorn Hawks were going for a fourth premiership in the 2016 AFL season, but ran out of momentum when the games truly counted. For further proof, just ask the Denver Broncos of the NFL, who after winning it

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Stiff upper lip and all notwithstanding, Andy Murray deserves at least partial credit for even playing doubles, something number one ranked ATP players are seldom seen doing these days. Credit where due, we suppose, but that credit, along with Murray’s recent elevation to British Empire knighthood, could not affect the outcome of Murray and his

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We are not exactly sure what the per-minute cost was for pay-per-viewers who subscribed to UFC 207 to see the highly touted return of Ronda Rousey to the mixed martial arts octagon, but we do know that the return lasted only 48 seconds, so the cost must have been significant. Several months ago, Rousey seemed

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Whilst some of us are hoping for nothing but the best for the AFL Women’s competition, one stark reality they confront is that with only one game against each team, with the top two then playing the Grand Final, there is no margin for error. This is certain to lead to an increased level of

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Three of our favourite Australian sports code, those being Australian Rules football of the AFL variety, rugby from the NRL and major thoroughbred horse racing, are quiet in the month of December, but there is still plenty of punting to be found. This is not to say that the above markets are completely devoid of

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For the first time in many years, the Supercars season will not end in Sydney, but it Newcastle, with the inaugural running of the Newcastle 500. It will be a tight circuit through the streets of the city, with the most recent, and supposedly final, version of the course measuring just 2.6 kilometres. Eleven turns

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Early in the 2016 – 2017 NBA season, the Golden State Warriors are playing as though they are sleepwalking through games, yet winning effortlessly. Coach Steve Kerr, who during his playing days was the ultimate effort overachiever, is happy with the Warriors’ results, but had less than positive things to say about the lack of

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Tales of unfulfilled expectations and unlimited potential squandered are a key aspect of all sports, but the NFL seems to regularly supply players who have fallen precipitously on hard times when it seemed as though they were destined for glory. Here are a few from the 2016 season as the NFL 32 teams vying for

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