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The recent news of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s two-year contract extension was noteworthy for two reasons. Brady will be 42 when the contract expires at the end of the 2019 season. He brushes aside questions about his ability to play at that age with remarks inferring that he could play another 10 years.

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January and February were fairly active months with regard to racing and sports betting markets, but March is when things get going really strongly. Thoroughbred racing punters will see high-level action with Group 1 races at Flemington, Randwick and Rosehill on most weekends. On March 5, Flemington will offer the Australian Guineas. Randwick will have

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We recently reported that Jason Day is leaning towards playing in Australia for the first time since 2012 if he indeed does appear in the Australian PGA of 2016 in December. The issue of top-class Australian athletes abandoning home turf to compete overseas is simply economic: They can earn far more in Europe or the

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Adam Scott, standing on the tee of the 14th hole at the PGA National course during the third round Saturday, needed only to par in from there to card a 7-under 63. He did manage to par the hole, and then went to the 15th tee with a three-shot lead. It was here that he

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February is a busy month for sports wagering, especially for punters who search the international scene. There are currently thousands of markets in U.S. sports. The National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League are in the midst of their regular seasons as teams from both leagues engage in the jockeying to see which will

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Golden State Warriors big man Andrew Bogut has expressed confidence that the Australians could field a highly respectable team for the 2016 Rio Olympics. He makes a strong case with his play in the NBA this season. Other NBA players from down under bolster his argument. There is Patty Mills of the San Antonio Spurs,

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There is a glimmer of hope that prodigal son Jason Day will end his sojourn away from the motherland to return to Oz to play in the 2016 Australian PGA in early December. Optimism is present, if tempered by reality, that Day will play his first tournament in Queensland after not having done so for

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Conor McGregor will have to wait if his dream to become the UFC champ in two weight divisions simultaneously is to come true, as his scheduled opponent, Rafael dos Anjos, broke his foot training for the fight. To paraphrase McGregor, he will not take part, so he cannot take over. The McGregor/dos Anjos bout was

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Donald Trump is on course to be the next US President according to punters. Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au is facing a hefty payout approaching the large sum of $1,000,000. The eccentric businessman has moved into favouritism to win the Republican nomination (now $1.91 from $2.70) while also closing in on Hillary Clinton to become President (now

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Is it just us, or does the announcement that Bomber star Dyson Heppel picking up a cushy job as a commentator after being banned for doping is a slap in the face of AFL authorities? Instead of a penalty, Heppel’s role feels more like a paid sabbatical. We ink-stained scribes would freely admit to using

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