Month: August 2017

Socceroos 11 Not Content with Merely Qualifying for World Cup

Needing to put the loss to Spain in the last World Cup out of mind, along with the losses to Chile and Netherlands, the Socceroos seemed to be close to total collapse. At the current moment, however, Australia Coach Ange Postecoglou now has a different outlook. At the Confederations Cup…Read More

Murray Withdrawal from 2017 U.S. Open Leaves Draw a Shambles

The 2017 U.S. Open has gotten underway at Flushing Meadow, New York with a little bit of controversy to spice things up. Tournament officials had to reshuffle the draw when Andy Murray pulled out at the last moment. Tennis fans are disgruntled that there can be no final showdown between…Read More

Mayweather 10th Round TKO Stops McGregor’s Talking Temporarily

The Mayweather v McGregor reality farce went far farther than the Irish Mohammad Ali had predicted, ten rounds versus the one that McGregor had predicted, but the feisty UFC fighter was still upset that it was stopped in the 10th round, as he had planned to finish Mayweather off in…Read More

Federer Hopes for Strong Showing in U.S. Open at Flushing Meadows

After missing the U.S. Open at Flushing Meadow, New York last season with ailing knees, Roger Federer is back this year with renewed vigour, having the Australian Open and Wimbledon in his bag for this season. Federer had played in the U.S. Open for 17 consecutive years from 1998 onward…Read More

AFL 2017 Round 23 Concludes with Tigers v Saints at MCG

We know Fremantle is having a poor year by any measure, but is it really so bad that the bookies are making them forty point underdogs for their Round 23 season concluder against the Essendon Bombers? The head-to-head market for that game on Ladbrokes has the quote as Dons $1.12,…Read More

NRL Players Union Expresses Reluctance over NRL Privacy Raid

Is the NRL same to follow the same path that nearly derailed Australian cricket earlier this year? A new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) is being negotiated, but the players are balking at the governing body’s bid to have access to player phone records and bank account details. It is hard…Read More

Hayne Apparently Skips Titans Game with Parramatta Eels

It would seem as though alongside code hopping and coach undermining, Jarryd Hayne has added a new superpower to his arsenal: invisibility. No one could locate Hayne in the Gold Coast Titans’ Thursday night loss to the Parramatta Eels. He was not going to play in the game at any…Read More

AFL Set to Insert Short Format AFLX Trial into 2018 Pre-season

It is always something of a bold move when tradition is upset, but the AFL is anxious to see if a format that includes seven players per side on a soccer field, as opposed to a conventional Australian Rules ground layout, will gain any traction with fans. Given the ongoing…Read More