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
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
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
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.
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
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. The Wolf thinks he will be too classy for his opposition.
Andrew Bogut could permit himself to bit of a pat on the back this morning and enjoy the Golden State Warriors’ record-setting 73rd regular season victory, despite his earlier words that the record was not all that significant in his eyes. The Warriors never left any doubt as to the outcome of their final game
Just a little over a week into the Major League Baseball 2016 season, one of the main stories is rookie shortstop Trevor Story, who rewrote the record books in making his debut with the Colorado Rockies. The Rockies franchise had a shakeup last season when they traded perennial all-star shortstop, power-hitting Troy Tulowitzki to the
Sibling rivalry did not turn out so well for one of Adam and Eve’s first two children, but for swimming sisters Cate and Bronte Campbell, the Australian 2016 Rio Olympic swimming trials turned out, well, swimmingly. Cate was the faster of the two in the 100m freestyle in Adelaide on Tuesday night, almost equally her
When the mind is willing but the body does not share the same conviction, once-great athletes face the reality that the clock has no mercy when it comes to ticking. James Magnussen became painfully aware of that reality by failing to qualify for a spot in the 100m freestyle in the upcoming Rio Olympics. He