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The West Coast Eagles have the honour of having, according to Champion Data, the best ruckman in the AFL competition, but it avails them little, since they will be without the services of Nic Naitanui for the bulk of the 2017 season. Naitanui injured his ACL in round 22 last season. He eked out his

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Aussie NFL punter Brad Wing, displaying broad shoulders, lamented his punting performance in the recent Wild Card round playoff game against the Green Bay Packers, calling it his “Worst game as a Giant.” He did get off some true clunkers, but there was plenty of blame to go around when Wing’s side surrendered 38 points

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It would appear as though the world’s sports fan in general and soccer fans in particular, cannot get enough of the game, as evidenced by the FIFA decision to expand the World Cup by 16 sides, even if the consequence might be a downgrading of the level of the football being played. FIFA is taking

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Here it is just a smidgen over a week into 2017 and it is already appearing as though the year will be a slugfest betwixt Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic to determine world men’s tennis dominance. The two met recently to decide the winner of the 2017 Qatar Open. Murray qualified by the final with

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Words of advice to modern athletes: Put down the phone and play! An English footballer by the name of Alfie Barker now finds himself out of a job because his fingers were busier than his feet and he could not resist trolling EPL player Harry Arter regarding the death of Arter’s daughter. Barker, a former

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Could the era of the Williams sisters as the world’s dominant forces in women’s tennis be coming to a conclusion? Venus has been mainly irrelevant for some time, but Serena continued to carry the Williams banner proudly and for the past several years was considered unbeatable when it mattered, or even when it was an

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One of the most elusive targets in any sport is the winning of a consecutive title. The Hawthorn Hawks were going for a fourth premiership in the 2016 AFL season, but ran out of momentum when the games truly counted. For further proof, just ask the Denver Broncos of the NFL, who after winning it

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Stiff upper lip and all notwithstanding, Andy Murray deserves at least partial credit for even playing doubles, something number one ranked ATP players are seldom seen doing these days. Credit where due, we suppose, but that credit, along with Murray’s recent elevation to British Empire knighthood, could not affect the outcome of Murray and his

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We are not exactly sure what the per-minute cost was for pay-per-viewers who subscribed to UFC 207 to see the highly touted return of Ronda Rousey to the mixed martial arts octagon, but we do know that the return lasted only 48 seconds, so the cost must have been significant. Several months ago, Rousey seemed

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Whilst some of us are hoping for nothing but the best for the AFL Women’s competition, one stark reality they confront is that with only one game against each team, with the top two then playing the Grand Final, there is no margin for error. This is certain to lead to an increased level of

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