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The Geelong Cats used up another of their nine lives over the weekend when Patrick Dangerfield suffered what appears to be a hamstring injury during JLY Community Series play against the Essendon Bombers. They used up another of the nine lives when they took the chance of adding Gary Ablett to the list, so our

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Opinions of the feasibility or fairness may be varied, but the AFL seems to be moving inexorably in the direction of a mid-season exchange period. AFL Chief Executive Gill McLachlan is one of those who seem to think it is a good idea. He cited the example of the Sydney Swans, who lost two of

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The Hawthorn Hawks seem to have sent Brad Hill to the Fremantle Dockers with impeccable timing. Hill was a member of three Hawks’ premiership sides and was sent west for the 23rd pick in the draft following the 2016 season. Hill was not a total bust for the Dockers by any stretch of the imagination.

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Ebony Marinoff might well be the leading contender for bizarrest injury in 2018 AFLW play. She was the recipient of a split tongue, which may prevent her from speaking the truth, but apparently, will not prevent her from playing in the Adelaide Crows game this weekend against the Fremantle Dockers at TIO Stadium in the

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With the JLT Community Series moving us closer to actual premiership points play in the Toyota 2018 Premiership competition, news reaches us that the 2017 premiership winning Richmond Tigers will be near full-strength when they have their final pre-season hitout before starting the home-and-away season with a Round 1 game against the Carlton Blues on

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The premiership hangover from 2016 that dogged the Western Bulldogs in 2017 should be cured by now, at least that is the thinking, based on the play of the Dogs in week two of the JLT Community Series. The forward line gets much of the blame for the dismal performance in 2017, but there is

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A positive test result for the steroid Turnibol has resulted in a provisional suspension for UFC fighter Jon Jones. This suspension was well after the fact, as the fight was against Daniel Cormier in Anaheim, California in July of 2017. The California State Athletic Commission levied a fine of $205,000 on Jones, an amount equal

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The punting markets were a bit placid during December and January, but things begin to ratchet up in February, so savvy punters will have more than a few free bets promotions, free bookmaker bets and free betting markets to supplement their typical wagering routines. With allowances for losing wagers, few of those, hopefully, and bookmaker

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Port Adelaide Power forward Charlie Dixon had his own opinion concerning the rather subjective interpretation of the rule that caught his teammate Robbie Gray as the culprit in an illegal bump against Jeremey McGovern of the West Coast Eagles. The problem, claims Dixon, is that “no one” knows what exactly constitutes a bump. If we

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Sonny Bill Williams is not welcome in the NRL. So says the league office following reports that it would block any sort of deal, of any duration, to bring Williams back in 2018. There was a veritable melee of controversy and what not in the day immediately following the proclamation by former Sydney Roosters player

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