Month: September 2016

Formula One 2017 Kickoff in Melbourne Showcases Modifications

Daniel Ricciardo has reason to be optimistic about his chances in the 2017 Formula One series, as new specifications for the cars mean that increased downforce and cornering grip and lowered top speeds might give Ricciardo and his Red Bull Racing Team the rare opportunity to view the cars of…Read More

U.S. and European Ryder Squad Teams Politely Disagree

U.S. Ryder Cup Team Captain Davis Love III apparently opened a can of hornets nests when he was heard referring his 2016 squad as the best ever assembled, hyperbole that served to incite a trash-talking fest by some of the members of the Euro Squad. The Americans have lost eight…Read More

V8 Supercars 2017 Finale Moves to Newcastle

Newcastle has been picked to host the 2017 V8 Supercars finale and the proposed circuit through the city streets has drawn keen interest from several drivers. Mark Winterbottom and competitors James Courtney and Chaz Mostert are all thrilled that Newcastle will be the site for the season-ending race beginning in…Read More

Legendary Golfer Arnold Palmer Dead at 87

The world of golf lost a true legend with the passing of Arnold Palmer. He did not win the most Majors or the most tournaments, but his true contributions affected the game in multiple ways. He brought an everyman persona to the game that previously had been perceived as a…Read More

Dangerfield Prohibitive Favourite for Brownlow Medal

There may be some Australian Rules football fans anticipating the Brownlow Medal ceremony on Monday, September 25. Spoiler alert: The 2016 winner will be Geelong Cats midfielder Patrick Dangerfield. All others are number two, or lower. Dangerfield is so far ahead of second-place contender Dustin Martin of the Richmond Tigers…Read More

Aussie NFL-er Gotsis Off to Decent Start with Denver Broncos

To gain some appreciation of how fierce the level of competition for playing time in the NFL truly is, it is necessary only to look at Australian Adam Gotsis’s experience as a second round pick with the defending World Champion Denver Broncos. In two regular season games, Gotsis has seen…Read More

Eagles Wins AFL Reality Series and Signs with Brisbane Lions

The winner of the second season of the AFL’s version of Survivor, The Recruit, has accepted an offer from the Brisbane Lions to play Australian Rules football in Queensland. Matt Eagles is now a Lion. The native of South Australia signed a contract on the live finale of the show…Read More

Sydney Swans Player Heeney Wins AFLCA Award Going Away

A player still in the midst of a 2016 AFL premiership run from the Sydney Swans, Isaac Heeney, has won the AFLCA Young Player of the Year Award. The announcement came hot on the heels of one of his best showings of the year in the young Heeney helped his…Read More

Brisbane Lions in Mood to Trade Stars for Draft Picks

The Brisbane Lions, perhaps the strongest argument against expansion of the AFL north of Sydney and spoon escapers by a scant six tenths of a percentage point, have expressed a willingness to part ways with one of the few bright spots on their list to move up in the draft…Read More

Swans Midfield Back to Form Against Adelaide Crows

In the end, it was the efforts of Sydney defenders Nick Smith and Dane Rampe being superior to the Adelaide Crows’ forwards that enabled them to advance to next weeks’ meeting with the Geelong Cats in the preliminary final of the 2016 AFL finals. The Swans atoned for last weeks’…Read More