AFL Draft Looks Loaded for Gold Coast Suns

Draft speculation is one form of speculative activity that has truly grown in significance as the result of all the fantasy furor. The coming draft for the Toyota 2019 AFL Premiership competition is offering some scenarios that even the quants would salivate over. Carlton has the first pick and given…Read More

Racing Victoria Stewards Meet Suspension Quota with Bowman

Once again, we find ourselves pondering the imponderable. Why can a jockey receive a suspension for careless riding, but the results of the race remain unchanged? Today, we have to ask why Hugh Bowman received a suspension of a month over three charges related to his ride on Marmelo in…Read More

Losing LeBron Laments Lackadaisical Lakers

It is early in the 2018 – 2019 season, but LeBron James is tired of losing, although he is cashing the cheques the Los Angeles Lakers are giving him. LeBron typically waits nearer the end of the season, so that he can lose when it matters most, but that is…Read More

Horn You’ve Got to Carry That Weight for November 30 Mundine Bout

To his schoolteacher and boxer resume, Jeff Horn can add attorney for the plaintive to his list of accomplishments, saying recently to The Courier-Mail, “I will definitely be looking at the contract to see if I can impose some sort of penalty for Mundine disappearing overseas.” Mundine did not actually…Read More

A-League Scoring Binge Highlights Roar/Jets Match

Lest we be accused of giving short shrift to futbol supporters and practitioners of pretend (fantasy) sports, here is an olive branch extended to soccer fans everywhere. The other crowd will have to wait. The Newcastle Jets went on a scoring binge of epic proportions and played as though they…Read More

AFL Trade Period Hopefully Offers Clubs Opportunity to Improve

Richmond got richer in terms of talent and Gold Coast got richer in terms of money, after declining to match the offer the Tigers made to restricted free agent Tom Lynch of a boatload of money and seven years over which to sail said boat. The Suns received pick three…Read More

McGregor Turns Whiskey Salesman in UFC 229 Presser

We seem to recall a time in the not-so-distant past where we recall Conor McGregor referring to himself as the “Irish Muhammad Ali,” although our memories are not so keen as they once were and McGregor might have said, “The Irish Cassius Clay.” It would seem that McGregor modeled his…Read More

Brisbane Broncos to Bid Adieu to Bennett at Conclusion of 2019

The Brisbane Broncos have ended all speculation around whether they would extend Wayne Bennett beyond 2019, but Bennett has expressed the intent to see his contractual obligations right through until the end. Bennett was seeking one more year at the Broncos’ helm, but the Brisbane board knocked back the request…Read More

Demons’ List in Fine Shape for Preliminary Final in Perth

It was panic in the streets of Melbourne recently, when star Demons ruck Max Gawn missed training. Not really. Everyone knows Victorians never panic. It was more a case of mild concern tempered with proper Victorian reserve. Gawn says, no worries, he will be on the ground of Optus Stadium…Read More

NRL Finals Week Two Has Delicious Story Lines Involved

The St. George Illawarra Dragons again find themselves getting little in the way of respect, despite hammering the Brisbane Broncos in the first finals round. The Dragons do face stiffer competition in the upcoming game with the South Sydney Rabbitohs, with one bookie installing the Rabbitohs as 12.5-point favourites, which…Read More