Month: November 2017

Aussie Sevens Brimming with Confidence as World Series Approaches

Australian rugby on the international level seems to be on the upswing, not just where the big side is concerned, but also on the men’s sevens team. They had an impressive pre-season and appear to be on the verge of a successful foray into the World Series. Coach Andy Friend…Read More

Weak Remaining Opposition Seems Likely to Hand Federer ATP

There does not seem to be much, or anyone, in the way of Roger Federer as he attempts to put the exclamation point on his remarkable year by taking the ATP Finals in London. Rafael Nadal has pulled out, citing issues with his fitness. He had pulled out of the…Read More

Israel Folau Australian Representative for Rugby Player of the Year

World Rugby is set to hand out its annual player awards in a couple of weeks. World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont, speaking about the dinner ceremony, told the AAP, “There have been numerous highlights from a fascinating year of international rugby that comprised an outstanding Women’s Rugby World Cup, a…Read More

Top AFL Names Sidelined for International Rules Series

This is exactly why some footy coaches express such disdain some of the extra-curricular playing to which their players are subjected when some of those players come up injured for reasons that serve no purpose other than to maintain fitness or attract new audiences. Many times, those new audiences supply…Read More

Hard to Believe Swallow Wants to Play for Gold Coast Suns

Despite no deal being made during the two-week AFL exchange window, former North Melbourne Kangaroos Captain Andrew Swallow is hopeful that the Roos will grant their blessing and allow him to join his brother David to play for the Gold Coast Suns. You read that right. Someone wants to play…Read More

AFL Grand Final to be Decided at MCG for Next 20 Years

Is there a kernel of truth to the suggestion that the Victoria based AFL teams have a built-in Grand Final advantage, as many of them call MCG home ground, or at least play quite a few games there and can count on a large base of supporters for any finals…Read More

Ablett Guernsey Number for Geelong Cats Remains Undecided

Once a Cat always a Cat, it would seem, now that Gary Ablett has moved on from the Gold Coast Suns to return to Geelong, ending seven years of exile in the hinterlands. Ablett has 302 games to his credit as he returns to where it all began for him….Read More

Ben Simmons Notches Second Triple-Double of Young Career

Aussie Ben Simmons is making a major impact on the young NBA season, as his exploits have taken the Philadelphia 76ers to above a .500 record for the first time since 2013. Simmons, playing just the ninth game of his young career after missing all of last season with an…Read More

Nadal Rebirth Complete with Year Ending Number One Ranking

Watching this year, it is easy to forget the struggles Rafael Nadal underwent when injuries impaired him over the past several years. It at times seemed as though the Spaniard’s best tennis was behind him, but a record setting 10th win in the French Open and another Grand Slam win…Read More