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Home ground advantage counts for something apparently, as the bookies have installed Marc Leishman and young Cameron Smith as favorites to win the ISPS Handa Melbourne World Cup of Golf. Ladbrokes has the pair at $5.25, followed by England’s Ian Poulter and Tyrrell Hatton ($8). Next are Americans Matt Kuchar and Kyle Stanley at $9,

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With three first round draft picks, the Gold Coast Suns are hoping to strike some gold, perhaps the sort that will improve their fortunes immediately, or the sort that will give them a foundation for seasons ahead. If recent history is any indicator, Gold Coast might find some future stars, only to have those stars

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It almost ruins the AFL draft to know that 10 of the AFL clubs will be prohibited from trading future draft picks on drat night. As the situation unfolds, the Magpies and the Bombers, neither of which has a first round pick in the upcoming draft, will not be able to trade future selections unless

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Managers have been fired for less, so it is no surprise that Fulham FC parted was with Slavisa Jokanovic. Jokanovic has been replaced by Claudio Ranieri, who frankly, has inherited a hot mess. The club had one only one match from 12 Premier League matches, which places them at the bottom of the table. Fulham

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Michael Cheika might want to develop a new skill, that of growing extra heads to keep pace with all the axes aimed at him. Losing to Wales was the sort of thing that has the villagers assembling with the torches and pitchforks for an assault on the castle. The Wallabies scored not try one in

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News that the North Sydney Bears are intent on a return to the NRL may be a bit premature, as the target date for the club is 2024. The entire island of Australia, or continent, if you insist, could well be submerged by that time, or reunited with Antarctica. How the NRL would deal with

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America’s Major League Soccer (MLS) competition is chugging along, now in its 23rd season. At the outset, few Americans gave it much of a survival chance. But what MLS lacked in fan support, it made up with the one thing of which there are copious amounts in the U.S. Money. The league’s position in the

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Cricket Australia seems intent of fixing the mess, even if it not by finding better players, but by firing executives. Maybe the whole lot should go in a clean sweep, but who would be left to swing the axe? The obvious choice was to get rid of the general manager of broadcasting, digital media and

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It is not all gloom and doom for Australian men’s cricket following the recent ODI sledging at the hands of the Proteas. It actually is quite gloomy and doomy, but the word bleak needs including for a more accurate assessment. That is the perspective of former Australian legspinner Kerry O’Keefe, after witnessing the six-wicket win

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