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We Are Ready for Some Footy Later this Month

There was a time when we were young and all we needed to play footy was a Sherrin and some space, hopefully away from any windows, to have a kick. Our imaginary games were always the AFL Grand Final, in front of a packed MCG, and despite our side being…Read More

AFLW Players Antsy Over Future of Women’s Footy

The AFL is mulling an idea of resuming with all 18 teams in one or two locations. Five games were lost from the Toyota 2020 AFL Premiership competition. That decision was made on the Wednesday evening before the league opened with its Thursday evening game between Richmond and Carlton at…Read More

Australia Test Cricket Captain Paine Comments on Cricket Future

Star Australian cricket players have accepted the reality that many of us ordinary folk have experienced for the bulk of our lives. If you do not work, you are not paid. Australia captain Tim Paine took a pragmatic approach to the topic of contracts for next season, realising that the…Read More

Australian Grand Prix Will Run as Planned

The 2020 Australian Grand Prix will go off as planned. There had been some talk of having it run without spectators; similar to what is in line for the March 22 Bahrain Grand Prix, yet the organisers in Australia do not see cause to run the Australian Grand Prix to…Read More

Taumalolo in it for the Long Haul He Says

“I guess that depends on the person. Everyone is different. Clubs do run the risk of that eventually happening,” Jason Taumalolo told AAP. Taumalolo is starting year three of his 10-year contract with North Queensland Cowboys. Jason Taumalolo will be 27 years of age during the Telstra 2020 NRL Premiership…Read More

AFL Makes Nice Fine Haul from Weekend Test Games

Aussie Rules footballers apparently treat the early club-on-club trials as important. Our evidence comes from the number of players fined and/or banned from play weekend past. A high head bump by Roos’ Marley Williams of Western Bulldogs’ Ed Richards found the league offering Williams a two-game ban. Williams was reported…Read More

Adam Scott Holds Off a Pack to Win 2020 Genesis Invitational

There were five Aussie professional golfers in the just completed Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California. Three of those, Jason Day, Cameron Smith and Matt Jones, played only 36 holes and were cut from the weekend play. Marc Leishman made it through, but his score of…Read More

Super Rugby Competes for Attention Competes to Use Players

If it were puppies under discussion, Super Rugby would be the runt of the litter. Hardly a day passes without another emerging crisis in the code that seems destined for oblivion. New Zealand know the important thing is international rugby, so they restrict playing time for any All Blacks players…Read More

PointsBet Refunds Punter Bets on Super Bowl Prop Bet

News items involving bookie generosity are so rare that when encountered, it is as though the entire story is written in ALL CAPS.   The event was the NFL Super Bowl yesterday. For future purposes, Super Bowl 54 on Sunday, February 2 (Feb. 3 Oz calendar), 2020.   Kansas City…Read More

Rugby Australia Lays Groundwork for 2021 Broadcasts

There are just a few scant days until the 2020 season of Super Rugby gets underway. While we view the code as something to fill the time, roughly six weeks, until the start of the Telstra 2020 NRL Premiership competition, there are plenty of Super Rugby supporters who view the…Read More