Sydney Kings Coach Will Weaver’s Hand Up for Boomers in Tokyo

It might be reasonable to speculate that the Boomers wanted Brett Brown for a coach at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to provide that extra nudge that will push Ben Simmons to wear yellow. It just might work and the indications are that Simmons wants to play representative basketball. Between now…Read More

LaMelo Ball Records Triple-Double in Hawks’ OT Win over Cairns

Youngest player to record a trip-double. That is the claim belonging, for the moment at least, to LaMelo Ball of the Illawarra Hawks of the NBL. To all appearances, Ball is auditioning for the 2020 NBA draft in late June of next year. Ball took a different path, skipping US….Read More

Cameron Smith Decides to Return to Storm for 2020 Campaign

While we wonder if we will live to see Melbourne Storm skipper Cameron Smith retire from the NRL, we nonetheless are glad to learn that he will be back for his 19th season in the Telstra 2020 NRL Premiership competition. After Melbourne’s exit from the 2019 NRL finals, it was…Read More

AFC North Division of NFL Looks Like the One to Watch

The 2019 version of the Pittsburgh Steelers is vastly different from the version that underachieved the season prior. During the offseason, they parted ways with prime time players who became malcontents. Antonio Brown was shipped to Oakland for basically nothing. Le’Veon Bell sat out last season and received the NFL…Read More

Brandon Ellis Brings Two Flags to Gold Coast

The AFL National Draft is coming at the end of the month, serving to keep us tuned to the AFL and the off-season maneuvering. Some of the free agent moves have taken place. Here is what could be called a Tale of Two Players. In early October, Gold Coast paid…Read More

Outgoing Schmidt Vows to Spell Rugby for Six Months or More

An Irishman expressing regret is not exactly rare, but in the case of Ireland rugby coach Joe Schmidt, it is newsworthy. Schmidt is headed elsewhere, destination to be determined, but he felt that he might have put the hex on his men by putting pressure on them far ahead of…Read More

Castle Adds Her Voice to the Departure of Cheika

Sorry to be wags, but we saw side-by-side photos of outgoing, make that gone, Wallabies coach Michael Cheika and RA boss Raelene Castle and could not help thinking that it looked as though Cheika had donned a wig and some makeup and was Castle in disguise. It was sort of…Read More

Football Damage to Cricket Pitches Fixed Simply

It might be time to begin referring to the Sydney Cricket Ground as Eagle Farm, although it does not seem that the turf situation at the oval is nearly as severe. Playing football on it just a little while back made the SCG unacceptable for cricket. The Roosters were training…Read More

Two Italians Sent Packing from World Cup for Roughing Springbok

England, South Africa, Australia. Those are the three countries with an outside chance of beating New Zealand at the 2019 Rugby World Cup. So, when it was announced that Italy would be without the services of prop Andrea Lovotti and bench player Nicola Quaglio for Italy’s final Pool B game…Read More