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The NRL has strengthened its regulations on betting, forcing bookmakers to be in an agreement with the league and banning most exotic options.
As a sports broadcaster, very few things can surpass commentating cricket in India.
After the NRL finally introduced strict concussion protocols in 2012 the competition went through a period during which it had to really push some clubs into getting with the program.
Malcolm Conn, post Ashes 2013 and prior to England landing in Australia for the second chapter of the back-to-back Anglo-Aussies series, made a comment on a home side’s propensity to doctor pitches.
Carlton has spent ten of the last 15 seasons in the bottom six spots on the ladder, with the only respite being offered during the Brett Ratten years.
There was a little bit of discussion around World Rugby’s new ‘zero tolerance’ stance on contact higher than the shoulders in the weeks heading into Round 1 of Super Rugby, with opinions equally nervous and worried on what they might happen when first used with competition points on the line.
It’s fair to say that the Newcastle Knights have had an interrupted off-season away from the footy field.
The race for the Premiers Plate is likely over for the Melbourne Victory, with Sydney easing past Melbourne City last Friday.
Ricky Rubio has a habit of making you believe in everything and nothing, often in the same game, often in the same minute.
You couldn’t meet three better blokes than Allan Border, Geoff Lawson and Gavin Robertson.
Formula One is no stranger to Lewis Hamilton’s outspokenness on the state of the sport.
In trying to undo Australia by serving up a rank turning pitch, the Indians only made it easier for the tourists. It is on a fairer, flatter surface that Australia would be more vulnerable, as we saw in Sri Lanka last year.
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The footy is back! After what felt like a longer than usual off-season, the NRL returns this Thursday night, with the defending premiers, the Cronulla Sharks, taking on the Brisbane Broncos.
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Memories of the Brisbane premiership three-peat from earlier this century dim with every passing year.
Before play began, the players from the NSW Waratahs and the Western Force Super Rugby teams formed two circles to honour, with silence and bowed heads, the memory of Daniel Vickerman.
It doesn’t say much for the A-League’s finals series when a team can potentially qualify despite having lost more games than they’ve won.
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The AFL blogging spreadsheets have been distributed which can only mean one thing, footy is back!
Where did that come from? Leicester City played a blinder this morning and left a listless Liverpool vanquished by a 3-1 margin.
It’s not a bad thing when a weekend of rugby begins on a Thursday evening and is still going strong on Monday morning – a bit like a couple of faded rugby stars on the disco dandruff… here’s six observations from the weekend’s action.
In coming up with my AFL ladder prediction for 2017, I took into account three things.
The NRL season is just a couple of sleeps away. After I ran through those who would miss the eight, here are the sides that will make it to the pointy end of the season.
The coming of AFL Womens has transformed the pre-season period. We’re now in footy season from the beginning of February.
With the dust now settled from the incredible drama in Pune, much has been made of the performance of both sides.
Mid-season is traditionally the time when the big American sports slip into all-star mode and the razzle and dazzle meter is ramped up to maximum.
Steven Smith has 26 international 100s, an average over 60 and he’s already well on his way to becoming one of Australia’s all-time great cricketers. At 27 we have many more years of Smith to behold, but in the first Test against India he was as good as he has ever been.
The NRL’s recent decision to change the requirements in terms of when clubs announce their intended squads for upcoming matches has me a little baffled.
Yesterday, Roar Expert Mike Tuckerman, wrote that “It’s time to ditch the A-League’s top six finals series.”
In the week leading up to the first NRL game of the season, I bring you the final instalment of your club’s transfer performance rating.
Former Indian Test spinner Harbhajan Singh has revealed that he worked hard “to earn every single wicket” of his 103-test career, and on a dustbowl pitch, “you just need to bowl fast” and “bowl in the same spot”.
In a surprise to absolutely no one over the weekend, Winx pushed home by two lengths to win her 15th consecutive race at the Chipping Norton Stakes.
So the 2015 premiers had the standard season for a premiership-defending side.
Entering their twelfth Formula One campaign, victory at the 2008 Italian Grand Prix courtesy of Sebastian Vettel remains Scuderia Toro Rosso’s finest hour.
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