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The U.S. version of code hopping Jarryd Hayne, an ex-college standout, NFL washout quarterback named Tim Tebow, is hopping from the NFL, where he was basically a complete afterthought with no prospects of employment, to Major League Baseball. His throwing skills when he was playing with the Denver Broncos were so laughable, he basically threw

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In just a few hours’ time, the Boomers will have to face the Lithuanian basketball squad and win if they are to maintain their hopes of an eventual gold medal match against the U.S. in the 2016 Rio Olympics basketball tournament. Lithuania won twice previously in bronze medal matches in the Atlanta Games in 1996

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Perhaps if they turned the Olympic Men’s 100 metre into a weight for age affair, someone might provide some competition for Usain Bolt, but as things stand, he is able to take his foot out of the petrol in the last 10 metres and have a look around to see who is behind him. In

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Whilst the Aussie Rio Olympic swimmers did not provide any major gaffs in the pool, such as drowning, they still has what to them and swimming experts would have to be considered underwhelming results. Bronte Campbell supplies a case in point. She had gone much faster in the trials, but issues from a shoulder injury

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No one can accuse the Boomers of succumbing to the hype that the U.S. basketball squad was unbeatable after they pushed the Americans to the brink when the two squads met at Rio 2016. There was a 10-point deficit at the end of a 98 – 88 final score, but the Aussies took a lead

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Aron Baynes will play an important role for the Boomers in Rio, but he shuns the limelight and quietly goes about his business with little fanfare. He was an important cog in their last international competition, the 2014 FIBA World Cup, where he led the team in scoring average at 16.8 points per game. The

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There is good news and bad news out of Rio. To get the bad news out of the way, the Australian women’s field hockey team lost to the U.S. women’s team by the score of 2 – 1. The U.S. women had goals from Michelle Vittese and Caitlin Van Sickle, with the win moving them

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It may be known as the Battle for Silver in some circles, but the Boomers, staffed as they are by NBA battle-hardened veterans, and are not going to go down without making some noise. They had little difficulty disposing of France with a 21-point victory in which they led from start to finish, despite France

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It’s the time of year when the underachievers rise up and in the case of the Melbourne Demons, it was the league leading Hawks that felt the wrath of a Demons side that has yet to hit .500 for the season and offers no guarantees that they will be able to do so with three

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Taking a page from the Yanks book, where sports media commentators have essentially unlimited access to players on game day, they AFL seems headed in that direction and if players such as Patrick Dangerfield get their way, AFL players might soon be doing interviews before and during contests, as well as after, similar to the

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