Month: December 2017

A-League has Promising Young Players Caught in Limbo

Breaking into the A-League is tough for a young player. It seems as though the domestic Australian veterans and overseas recruits that lack the skills to make it at the top levels elsewhere are getting all the playing time, while the upcoming generation of Australian players often find themselves mired…Read More

Sydney International One of World’s Oldest Tennis Tournaments

Not to steal thunder from the Australian Open in Melbourne, but earlier in January, the Sydney International, which dates back to 1885, some twenty years prior to the Australian Open, will be a nice lead-in. The tournament has gone by different names over the years. It currently has a sponsorship…Read More

FAST4 Tennis in Sydney Speeds Things Up Considerably

Everthing has to be fast these days. Fast food. Fast internet. Fast cricket. Fast quickness. Early in January, tennis of the fast kind will be featured in Sydney as a lead-up to the Australian Open. FAST4 Tennis will be the fourth consecutive year for the format in Sydney ahead of…Read More

Banned Russians Could Send Individual Athletes to South Korea

The Russians cannot seem to catch a break. After being banned from the Rio Summer Olympic Games in 2016, they are also banned from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang by the International Olympic Committee. The banishment follows an investigation into state-sponsored doping at the 2014 Winter Games that were…Read More

Simmons and 76ers Encounter Mid-Season Doldrums

Despite his massive contributions, Aussie Ben Simmons cannot save the Philadelphia 76ers singlehandedly. Even LeBron James has help in Cleveland, so another Simmons double-double, one that was close to being a triple double, went for naught as the 76ers lost for the seventh time in their last eight attempts. The…Read More

Banner 2017 Year for Women’s Sports Bodes Well for 2018

It could safely be said that now is the best time ever to be a female athlete in Australia. Women’s sports virtually exploded in 2017, thanks to a combination of success on the field, support from an enthusiastic fan base and the pure joie de vivre of women athletes whose…Read More

Try Scoring Machine Rona Rescued by NSW Waratahs

Curtis Rona has come to the conclusion that his desire to play in the 2019 World Cup is stronger than his interests in playing overseas or returning to rugby league. He has a new two-year deal with the New South Wales Waratahs. Talk about landing on your feet. Rona had…Read More

Barty Main Torch Bearer at Moment for Australian Women’s Tennis

All of Australia would like to see Ash Barty take her proper spot in the world of tennis and Barty herself is anxious for the Brisbane International to get underway. She is currently carrying the number 17 world ranking after having a breakthrough season following a brief flirtation with women’s…Read More

To Go Fast in Ironman Stay Cool says Poole

Matt Poole will need to remain composed if he is to defend his crown in the Nutri-Grain ironman series. The halfway point of the six-event series is taking place on Sunday in North Wollongong and Poole has discovered that he is capable of his top performances when he keeps his…Read More