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Even those of us, well especially those of us who have nothing more than a passing interest in a sporting contest, like to see a good game whenever possible. Our interest level is determine by whether or not one of the teams is one of the ones we support, or if we have a punt

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Tom Petty used to say, “…It’s fun to get high, never come down, it’s good to be king, of your own little town…” Some Russian athletes are taking the part about getting high and never coming down a bit too seriously. The Russian athletes are banned from competing in the Olympics at the 2018 Pyeongchang

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Tom Petty used to say, “…It’s fun to get high, never come down, it’s good to be king, of your own little town…” Some Russian athletes are taking the part about getting high and never coming down a bit too seriously. The Russian athletes are banned from competing in the Olympics at the 2018 Pyeongchang

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The short format AFLX competition has generated some less than short discussions about making Australian Rules football an international game. There are logistic issues aplenty, but in the world of professional sports, emphasis on the professional, money is often the only antidote needed to overcome any obstacles, whether it is logistics, player workloads or sponsorship.

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The NBA All Star game is not the ridiculous exhibition that is the NFL’s Pro Bowl, but it is inching closer all the time. Yesterday’s prancing and preening display was about what has come to be expected, from the hilarious opening rendition of the National Anthem by “singer” Fergie to the antics of Minnesota Timberwolves’

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The eight teams of the AFLW scored a combined total of 283 points in the just completed round of play, so the only thing that was genuinely raised was the controversy sparked by a memo that contained advice on how to reduce congestion and increase scoring. The Greater Western Sydney Giants put 48 points on

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The AFL appears on the verge of using US-style live trading on national draft night, maybe even for the draft following the 2018 AFL Premiership competition. Live trading of already-listed club players would certainly add a new element of intrigue, allowing clubs to trade players immediately during the draft to change draft position. It may

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The AFLX, occasionally referred to as footy’s answer to cricket’s Big Bash League, may be the game of Australian Rules football’s best chances to gain some international exposure. Yet it seems that with one notable exception, the teams taking part in the debut of the short-format game are fielding desultory seven-man teams, so it would

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Pay close heed, all you slovenly, out of shape Aussie rugby players. Wallabies Coach Michael Cheika and former Test Captain Stephen Moore both laid the blame for the Aussie rugby failures in Test and Super Rugby last season to a lack of adequate levels of fitness. No more lounging in front of the telly, eating

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It is Ben, not Karmichael, Hunt who will be joining the St. George Illawarra Dragons for the 2018 Telstra NRL Premiership competition and his new coach, Paul McGregor, would like Hunt to adopt a different playing style compared to that which served him during his stint with the Brisbane Broncos. Hunt will have the time

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