Month: May 2017

Halfway Along 2017 NRL Season Close Affair Top to Bottom

At this point in the 2017 Telstra NRL Premiership competition, with something in the order of 12 hours until State of Origin I, eight of the teams in the league have played 12 games and the other eight have played 11. The halfway point of the season finds the Melbourne…Read More

Stanley Cup Puck Drop in Hours Offers Skating on Thin Indoor Ice

Later today, the puck will drop on the first game of the Stanley Cup Finals when the Nashville Predators venture north to play the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins, with a long tradition of hockey at the top echelon of the game, are the defending champions, while for the Predators, it…Read More

AFL Round 10 Follows Form Provides Port Cats Cracker

There has been some talk, talk of which we ourselves are guilty of both speaking and listening, about a degree of parity existing in the 2017 Toyota AFL Premiership, but there was not parity whatsoever involved in the recent meeting between the Adelaide Crows and the Fremantle Dockers. The Dockers…Read More

Port Adelaide Demonstrating no Lack of Power in 2017 AFL

At the final siren, the win went to the Geelong Cats, but the Port Adelaide Power sent an unambiguous message to the entire league to the effect that the Crows are not the only formidable side from South Australia. It was a narrow 81 – 79 loss to the Cats,…Read More

Jack Bird Moving North to Brisbane for 2018 NRL Season

In the strange but true category of sports news, Jack Bennet revealed that he is moving to the Brisbane Broncos for the 2018 NRL Premiership competition not only because he believes that Lions’ Coach Wayne Bennett can make him a better rugby player, but also because he feels Bennett can…Read More

Melbourne AFL Clubs Hot on Trail of Victorian native Zak Jones

If the opportunity to abandon Sydney was not in and of itself sufficient, Sydney Swans defender and midfielder Zak Jones has the added incentive of four Victorian teams interested in his services. Sorry, Sydneysiders, no offense intended. Your city is one of the most beautiful in the world, so beautiful…Read More

Meninga Heir Walters Encounters Origin Selection Maelstrom

Maroons’ Coach Kevin Walters has sparked much discussion with his picks for the first game. Some keen observers are describing Walters’ selections as the most contentious in years. Mal Meninga is out of the spotlight, gratefully perhaps, as his Origin selections were often met with skepticism, outrage and other powerful…Read More

Jason Day Sinks Monster 18-Metre Putt to Vault Into Contention

Jason Day has put himself in the thick of the PGA Byron Nelson tournament in Texas. He found his putting form at last and is making strides in his quest to return to the world number one ranking, despite dealing with injury and personal issues that would derail many a…Read More

Aussie Lineman Blake Muir Signs Deal with Indianapolis Colts

When it comes to the National Football League, the be-all-end-all of the professional sports leagues, with the possible exception of the EPL, news concerning Australians usually involves kicking specialists, namely punters, who are valued for the skills many developed playing Aussie Rules. Thus, it was something of a surprise when…Read More

Cleveland Visits Boston to Launch NBA Eastern Conference Finals

We never try to hide our mistakes, especially when the prospect of our being found out is inevitable, so we want to set the record straight. Recently, we reported that the NBA Eastern Conference Finals would get underway in Cleveland, with the Cavaliers facing the Boston Celtics, but in point…Read More