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As the A-League has caught on as something to be appreciated when the AFL, NRL and thoroughbred racing are at low tide and those who do not fancy cricket would otherwise need to turn their attention toward international sports markets, more than a few soccer clubs have expressed a desire to join. Two clubs are

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After a reasonably competent return to competitive golf, Tiger Woods is setting his sights on the 2017 Masters at August, Georgia from April 6 to April 9 (7 April – 10 April this side of the line), although he is likely to make other appearances in the lead up to the first Major of the

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For the record, appearing in movies and living the Hollywood lifestyle hold great levels of appeal compared to getting inside an octagon shaped cage with an opponent dedicated to doing serious bodily harm, so we are not in that group of sideline sitters who has disdainful barbs to hurl at Ronda Rousey. So, she took

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The drama is in more than adequate supply as the quest of F1 Team Mercedes to find an adequate replacement following the shock retirement of Nico Rosberg shifts gears and moves outside the strict confines of the Mercedes stable. Former Red Bull Junior Team member Brendon Hartley, a Kiwi driver now employed as a driver

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Jordan Thompson, making a rapid climb from his ATP ranking that started at the beginning of 2016 at 154, to its current level of number 79, is near to gaining a wild-card entry into the Brisbane International. South African Kevin Anderson has pulled out of the January 1 – 8 tournament due to a hip

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In the day and age when one-club athletes are becoming something of an endangered species, the desire to have the stability of spending one’s entire career in one location is influencing some AFL players to trade away money in exchange for long-term contracts. Such would seem to be the case for Hawthorn Hawks’ star Cyril

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It may be premature to link Steve Smith with the quest to overcome the remarkable figures of 13,378 runs and 41 Test centuries compiled by Ricky Ponting, except for the minor detail that at similar points in their careers, Smith is ahead of the pace Ponting posted. Well, as they say, standing on the shoulders

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It took five sets, but the outcome was a surprise nonetheless, an unpleasant one for Australian Davis Cup player Sam Groth and a pleasant one for up and comer Chris O’Connell. O’Connell’s result should not truly surprise anyone, as the 22-year-old star of the ITF Futures circuit won five titles this year from his home

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A chip on the shoulder is actually a good characteristic for a boxer, since anger and violence is their stock in trade. For Aussie boxer Anthony Mundine, that chip is his perception that he was denied an opportunity at the representative level of rugby league despite his obvious, in his mind at least and probably

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‘Tis the season for off-field folly, Fa, La, La, La, La, etc. Unfortunately, the folly going on in the environs of the Fremantle Dockers football club is not of the jolly sort. Star recruit Harley Bennell had his car impounded when the constabulary discovered that he was driving without a license. Those of us who

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