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Some Aussie journos felt gratified that American basketballer-turned- AFL-footballer Mason Cox’s debut for the Magpies against the Bombers caught the attention of the American sports media, but they were quick to point out that American journos have much to learn regarding proper footy terminology. The reason the Yanks got it wrong is that the Aussies’

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The 18 alongside the name of the Fremantle Dockers is looming quite large, since that is the rung they occupy after five rounds of the 2016 AFL season. Winless after five rounds, the Dockers have produced a slide unlike any other in recent memory. They have already earned the dubious distinction of having lost as

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An NFL punter has to do more than simply kick the ball as far as possible. He has to have a deft touch in order to force the receiving team to accept poor field position. Punts taken from near mid-field are brought out to the twenty-yard line if they travel into the end zone without

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Knights v Storm (2pm AEST) Newcastle +7.5 ($1.90) Get the chips in the middle for the Newcastle Knights, who are the clear bet of the week in Round 8. It is astonishing how short Manly are here considering how injury depleted they are and how patchy their form has been. Newcastle were awful against the

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The idea that a team can lose its best player and instead of tanking, actually play better, is counterintuitive, to say the least, but the Adelaide Crows seemed to have taken the loss of Patrick Dangerfield in stride to rally to an unexpected 3 – 1 record after the first four rounds. The Crows lost

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So impressive was Aussie punter Tom Hackett’s college career that he is likely to be drafted, something punters rarely experience, in next week’s NFL draft. With 32 teams in the NFL, punters are seldom drafted because teams need to focus their draft picks on players who can either step in or develop into offensive or

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With about four months until the Rio Olympics, the bosses of Australian sports are telling their contingent of athletes to be prepared to encounter a challenging environment. Everything from poor water quality, dubious security, poor transportation and illness has been mentioned, along with the lack of completion of the Olympic village, an issue that seems

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At the age of 32, Sam Stosur is clearly aware that tennis mortality is stalking her, so she plans to devote the bulk of her attention to the French Open, where the slower clay surface of Roland Garros Stadium offers her the best opportunity to win one of tennis’ four Majors. Stosur won the U.S.

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Four wins in a row generates plenty of enthusiasm and often results in those teams getting too far down the road ahead of themselves in terms of post-season anticipation, but the Cronulla Sharks might be entitled to some positive energy after belting the Canberra Raiders 40 – 16 recently. Keen observers, some who might even

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Mach Crusier (Race 5, No.6) is having his first Australian start for the Vicki Rasmussen stable fresh from New Zealand and he looks awfully hard to beat. He won two starts back at Addington in fast time and is the winner of 11 races. Join William Hill Australia: Deposit Match Offer $700 Bet The Wolf

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