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“You can fool some of the people some of the time…” – Abraham Lincoln “There’s a sucker born every minute…” – P.T. Barnum “No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public…” – H. L. Mencken “We have indeed been fooled, are complete suckers, and estimates of our intelligence will never be

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The month of August will offer a veritable embarrassment of riches for online punters who not only enjoy a good punt, but also prefer that those punts mean something in the grader scheme of things. For those of you who have yet to discover the comprehensive approach of one of Australia’s most popular online betting

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The Collingwood Magpies finished the 2016 AFL home and away season at the 12th position on the ladder with a record of nine wins against 13 losses, due mainly to a poor start in the first half of the season. The thing that they did do better at than any of the other 17 teams

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For the first time in her career, Angelique Kerber can hoist the trophy for winning the 2016 U.S. Open title for beating Karolina Pliskova 6 – 3, 4 – 6, 6 – 4. The match could easily have gone the other way. Tied at one set each, Kerber trailed 3 – 1 and was down

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By the time most of Australia has gotten out of bed and finished brekkie, the featured grouping of Jason Day, Patrick Reed and Dustin Johnson will either, have finished or be close to finishing their first rounds of the 2016 BMW Championship, the third tournament in the USPGA’s FedEx Cup Playoff series. Day remains atop

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Despite booting 74 goals this season, winning the Coleman Medal on three occasions and being named to the 2016 All-Australian team at centre half-forward, talent-saturated Sydney could not make room for Lance Franklin on the list of nominees for the Leigh Matthews Trophy. Instead, they turned in the names of Luke Parker, Josh Kennedy and

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At the beginning of the season, there was ample speculation regarding the fate of Adam Scott as he was forced to abandon the long putter and anchored putting stroke upon which he had so effectively relied. If that speculation was not put to rest when Scott won twice on the USPGA Tour in February and

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If nothing else, the AFL’s decision to institute a bye round between the end of the home and away season was good for spurring controversy and commentary, if nothing else, and AFL boss Gillon McLachlan has added fuel to the flames by suggesting this year’s experiment could have a redux next year. Opinions are widely

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The matches were falling in the right sequence for Nick Kyrgios, but he was forced to retire in his third round match trailing two sets to one when he called time on his 2016 U.S. Open campaign due to a hip complaint. Kyrgios had to retire in his match with unseeded Illya Marchenko. It goes

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Jason Day was a jungle explorer on continuous safari during The Barclays last week, hitting his tees shots boldly where no man had gone before on the devilishly difficult Beth Page black course. Despite that, he finished respectably thanks to his skills in other aspects of the game. He finished tied fourth in the first

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