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The NBA All Star game is not the ridiculous exhibition that is the NFL’s Pro Bowl, but it is inching closer all the time. Yesterday’s prancing and preening display was about what has come to be expected, from the hilarious opening rendition of the National Anthem by “singer” Fergie to the antics of Minnesota Timberwolves’

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The eight teams of the AFLW scored a combined total of 283 points in the just completed round of play, so the only thing that was genuinely raised was the controversy sparked by a memo that contained advice on how to reduce congestion and increase scoring. The Greater Western Sydney Giants put 48 points on

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The AFL appears on the verge of using US-style live trading on national draft night, maybe even for the draft following the 2018 AFL Premiership competition. Live trading of already-listed club players would certainly add a new element of intrigue, allowing clubs to trade players immediately during the draft to change draft position. It may

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The AFLX, occasionally referred to as footy’s answer to cricket’s Big Bash League, may be the game of Australian Rules football’s best chances to gain some international exposure. Yet it seems that with one notable exception, the teams taking part in the debut of the short-format game are fielding desultory seven-man teams, so it would

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Pay close heed, all you slovenly, out of shape Aussie rugby players. Wallabies Coach Michael Cheika and former Test Captain Stephen Moore both laid the blame for the Aussie rugby failures in Test and Super Rugby last season to a lack of adequate levels of fitness. No more lounging in front of the telly, eating

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It is Ben, not Karmichael, Hunt who will be joining the St. George Illawarra Dragons for the 2018 Telstra NRL Premiership competition and his new coach, Paul McGregor, would like Hunt to adopt a different playing style compared to that which served him during his stint with the Brisbane Broncos. Hunt will have the time

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Defending a football premiership is no easy feat. Just ask the AFLW version of the Adelaide Crows. Last year’s winner of the flag has played two games in the second season without a win, leaving them on the bottom rung, looking longingly up at the Victorian teams that have managed to be unbeaten at this

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In the aftermath of the inadvertent public release of a memo from Steve Hocking to the coaches of all eight AFLW sides advising them how to keep space forward of a stoppage uncluttered, all manner of opinions have surfaced with regard to how to improve scoring in AFLW matches. Not just the AFLW, but the

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The Brisbane Lions, apparently fed up with being the laughing stocks of the AFL, have decided to maintain a business-as-usual approach to the Toyota 2018 AFL Premiership competition by standing pat with the formula that has produced the vat of hot water in which they currently find themselves. They did add Luke Hodge to their

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No one can accuse the Richmond Tigers of letting success go to their heads. Winning teams often experience a letdown the following season, or as it is sometimes known in the AFL, a “premiership hangover,” with the surprise premiers from 2016, the Western Bulldogs, supplying a textbook example. The Tigers are still the number five

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