Month: June 2017

A Rolling Storm Gathers No Moss Says Dale Finucane

The players and staff of the Melbourne Storm will look back on the 2017 Telstra NRL Premiership competition as one that if nothing else, added a generous allotment of Frequent Flyer miles to their accounts. The Storm has been widespread this season, beginning with pre-season trials in Hobart and Sunshine…Read More

Bring on the Spin Mooney Tell Sri Lankans’

Confidence is a beautiful thing, so we were quite pleased to learn that Australian opener Beth Mooney are not in the least intimidated by the spin attack the Aussie women cricketers will encounter when they match up against Sri Lanka. Mooney, in an interview ahead of the team’s second World…Read More

Russell Westbrook Carts Off NBA MVP Award for 2016 – 2017

If more complete proof was needed that the world is not always a fair planet, the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook was named the Most Valuable Player for the Year for the just concluded 2016 – 2017 season of the NBA. Everyone who has ever dribbled a basketball understands what…Read More

Potential JT Replacement for Origin III on July 12

When the series decider in State of Origin moves to Brisbane and Suncorp Stadium, the Queensland Maroons might include Rockhampton utility Cameron Munster in their 17-man squad. The 22-year-old Munster brings the sort of aggressiveness from which the Maroons would benefit, but what is perhaps the surprise waiting in the…Read More

Hawthorn Hawks Hand Adelaide Crows Embarrassing Home Ground Loss

The Hawthorn Hawks swooped into Adelaide and outflew the Crows at the Adelaide Oval, handing the ladder’s top team at this point of the 2017 Toyota AFL Premiership competition a 14 point loss, the final score of 96 – 82 having to qualify as one of the most unanticipated upsets…Read More

AFL Home Run Tipping is Fraught with Peril

All sides in the 2017 Toyota AFL Premiership competition have played 12 games and the bye weeks have gone bye-bye as the season gets into the home run. The Brisbane Lions are right where everyone expected them to be, at the ladder’s bottom with no hopes, but no one expected…Read More

Unlikely Pair Thompson and Kokkinakis Dethrone Murray and Raonic

Nick Kyrgios, victim of a chronic hip malady that forced him to withdraw for the AEGON Championships, may be gone and forgotten, but two other Aussie men have stepped in to fill the void, provided said void created by Kyrgios’ departure is truly fillable, to make some major noise in…Read More

Kyrgios Tumbles on Slippery British Grass at AEGON Championships

His chronic hip issue has derailed Nick Kyrgios at Queen’s Club, although he has expressed determination and commitment to take the court again at the Wimbledon Championships. He re-aggravated his hip in his opening match after losing the first set to Donald Young. This is the third consecutive time Kyrgios…Read More

Pakistan Shocks to win Champions Trophy in India

Champions Trophy bragging rights for 2017 belong to Pakistan, as they crushed archrivals India in a final that no one expected. They won by 180 runs at the Oval. India, the former title-holders, were set 339 to win before collapsing to three for 333 and five for 54 against a…Read More