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Jarryd Hayne, presumably with his code hopping days behind him, requested and received a parlay with Australian Rugby Union leader Bill Pulver, apparently to find the highest bidder for his return to rugby. Hayne was without a job and scant prospects after he failed to make it in the NFL, and then could not pass

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Australian Davis Cup Captain Lleyton Hewitt is a recent defector from the 2016 Rio Olympics, opting out of his role as coach. Since he retired from professional tennis following the most recent Australian Open, he had pondered playing in the Olympics as a wildcard entry in the doubles competition. Hewitt participated in the Games in

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With seven rounds remaining in the 2016 NRL season, 12 of the 16 teams have reasonable prospects of making it into the finals beginning in September. The Cronulla Sharks would appear to have the top rung secured, with only one game against a top four team, two with top eight teams, two with bottom four

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The two-man show that Phil Mickelson and Henrik Stenson set up when they distanced themselves from the field in the first three rounds was a show indeed, with both men turning in phenomenal performances that could make a strong argument for this being the best British Open final round since Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus

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Other than the spectacular Thursday night affair that led off Round 17 of the 2016 AFL season, the week mostly stuck close to form, with the top teams that were supposed to win against bottom teams doing exactly that. Somewhat surprisingly, the Dockers kept the Cats relatively tame, holding them to 78 points. Unfortunately, they

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Tom Brady’s strategy of mounting continuous legal appeals until he decides to retire from the game has come to an end, maybe. He has only the United States Supreme Court left before which to plead as he tries to avoid a four-game suspension handed down by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for his role in the

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After enduring a series of crashes that had him pondering a future beyond bicycle racing, Australian Orica-BikeExchange rider Michael Matthews won a stage of the Tour de France. He crashed two days before the start of the 2014 Tour de France and was unable to take part in that year’s race. Last year, a stage

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Just as he managed to avoid the limelight, positive or negative, over the course of a 19-year NBA career, San Antonio Spur all-time great Tim Duncan quietly announced that he had played his last professional basketball game. There are reams of career statistics compiled by Duncan that are nothing short of remarkable, but one that

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Round 16 losses by the Geelong Cats and the Greater Western Sydney Giants to the Sydney Swans and the Collingwood Magpies, respectively, have dramatically affected the complexion of the 2016 AFL season home run. Geelong’s loss to the Swans was not completely unpredicted, after all, as the Swans have been near the top all season,

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It almost seems as though you could assemble a highly respectable Ryder Cup team from the ranks of the top professional golfers who will not be in Rio to celebrate the restoration of golf an Olympic event after 112 years. Dustin Johnson is a recent defector, citing concerns over the Zika virus in his decision

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