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Back in the 1980s, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics were one of the greatest rivalries ever seen in the NBA. Kareem Abdul “The Player Formerly Known as Lew Alcindor” Jabbar, Earvin “Magic” Johnson led the Lakers. For the Celtics, Larry Bird, Danny Ainge, Kevin “Black Hole” McHale and Robert “Get Me To

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Nick Kyrgios is the only Aussie on the men’s side of the French Open to get through the first round at Roland Garros Stadium in Paris. Thansai Kokkinakis and Jordan Thompson were beaten in round one. Kyrgios beat German Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets 6 – 3, 7 – 6 (7 – 4), 6 –

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Tipped as underdogs, the Groupama Team France entrant into the America’s Cup Competition in Bermuda’s Great Sound, upset pre-race favourites Artemis Racing Sweden while the Cup defenders, Oracle Team USA, suffered an ignominious defeat at the hands of the Swedes, who used an old Viking strategy to best the unsuspecting Oracle sailors. The Swedes were

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The 2017 French Open gets underway at Rolland-Garros today and it reveals a trend that could be summarised by the expression, “Thirty is the new twenty.” Associated Press contributor Howard Fendrich was spot-on with his observation that in the men’s’ ATP rankings, the top five spots are all taken by men 30 years of age

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June is upon us and the sports calendar is literally clogged with domestic and international events, making this one of the best months of the year for Aussie punters to make best use of punting opportunities all over the world. Major sports leagues are in full swing and there is always something going on in

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When trapped aboard a sinking ship, optimism is the province of those whose swimming abilities are beyond question. Yet, Hawthorn Hawk star Jack Gunston was not only positive in his remarks that the Hawks are not in rebuild-mode, he was somewhere beyond vehement. The Hawks have only won three games through the first nine rounds

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In the world of ever-shifting alliances represented by Supercars, Mobil 1 HSV owner Ryan Walkinshaw discussed the potential of a partnership with one of the other Supercars teams with the goal of improving the handling capabilities of their cars. Partnering with a rival is not uncommon in the motor racing codes. Such pairings are typically

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One of the few American sports where Aussies have not made many inroads is Major League Baseball (MLB), but Australian pitcher Peter Moylan has been proving the exception as he has gone about his business quietly for the Kansas City Royals. Moylan, a 38-year-old relief pitcher, was born in Perth and has enjoyed a respectable

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Oh, please! Say it is not so! The Australian side was completely outclassed by the side from, get ready for it, the United States, where the word “rugby” will be met by blank stares, a quick resort to the mobile for a search, followed by a knowing nod upon discovering that “rugby” means a sale

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