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Even after belting the Roosters around the inside of an esky on Saturday, this Dragons winning streak is still only causing a mild commotion in league circles rather than the wild premiership countdown with tequila shots that it deserves.
Somewhere in my attic, among the bags of old clothes and Christmas decorations, is a box of video cassettes.
Champion Kangaroo fullback Billy Slater has ruled himself out of Friday night’s rugby league Test against the Kiwis at Suncorp.
While fellow AFL expansion team Gold Coast have slid into the abyss, Greater Western Sydney have got themselves into very good shape.
Sportswriters Brett McKay and Ryan O’Connell are trying to avoid legal action in Episode 72 of the Cheap Seats podcast.
Before we get into the latest run of the projections, a quick word on some trends we’re seeing in the AFL’s reams and reams of data produced to the end of Round 4 of the 2015 season.
In 2010, Richmond was an early season laughing stock and the so-called “worst team since Fitzroy”. They ended up finishing 15th in Damien Hardwick’s first season in charge.
It was a week or so before the NFL draft, and guess who was the most talked about quarterback?
There’s nothing quite like nominating the NRL premiership favourite in April.
Super Rugby is well and truly on the homeward stretch, and this column was always coming. It’s time to plot the run home for teams, and in some cases, it’s time for the red pen to come out, too.
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Looking at Richmond’s draw at the start of the season, a safe bet would have been to predict an unbeaten beginning in the first month of the season.
For the last 18 months, Ryan Edward’s life has been stuck in fast forward. A loan return to the A-League with Perth set the tone for a whirlwind period that exposed him to the beast behind football’s beauty.
Alex Johnston is the closest winger I’ve seen to the greatest of them all – Ken Irvine.
Mossfun’s retirement has prompted some Golden Slipper hoodoo talk and I’ve been asked to explore how two-year olds are handled by trainers and owners in Australia.
It was a long day on Anzac Day. Some attended the dawn services, some watched the marches, and then some headed to the local for a game or two of two-up.
This past week I witnessed two very different examples of on-field behaviour towards match officials – and the consequences of both were poles apart.
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There’s not much room for folklore in 2015. Thanks to social media and the interwebs, virtually everything we hear about we’re able to see with our own eyes. In sport something that feels unreal or mythical becomes jaded pretty quickly after it’s vined and retweeted 200,000 times. However, some athletes do things so incredible, so […]
The Australian conference is once again dominated by two sides, the Brumbies and the Waratahs, while the Rebels have shown improvement and the Force have taken a huge step backwards.
Early Tuesday morning AFC Bournemouth became the 47th team to officially gain Premier League status.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to be without Kevin Love for at least two weeks after he dislocated his shoulder in a loose-ball scrap with Boston Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk.
Jon Jones is the greatest light heavyweight of all time. At only 27 years old some would argue, myself included, that he is the greatest mixed martial artist to ever compete.
Joe Root, the young man from Yorkshire, is slowly but surely looking the real deal for England in all three formats of cricket.
Eden Hazard has won the English Premier League player of the year and he is still continuing to grow as a threatening presence with Chelsea.
Similar to Peter Griffin’s one-time segment on Family Guy‘s news bulletin, in this article I will go through some things that I see in the NRL that really piss me off. And today it is players lying down to get penalties.
Kurt Gidley had a complete shocker in the Knights’ loss to the Cowboys on Saturday.
To the world, the upcoming fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao is the culmination of many years of frustration and false hope. It is a showcase of boxing’s pinnacle and is set to be the biggest fight in history.
For me Season 10 of the A-League has been fascinating. The quality of the football has been great, and the entire league (in the majority) just seems to keep improving year on year, which is fantastic.
In my first article about the NRL draw, I looked at why conferences were a bad idea. Now I shift my attention to the State of Origin, which commentators often say can make or break a side’s push for finals.
The early indications have the Pies as the big winners out of the Dayne Beams deal.
Floyd Mayweather meets Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sunday (EST time) in the ‘Fight of the Century’, with the mantle of the best fighter on the planet up for grabs.
The South African conference has been dominated by three teams this season but it has not been the usual Bulls, Stormers and Sharks.
Another weekend of great footy has come and gone, so who makes our Team of the Round?
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