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Cricket's all-time alphabetical 'R' Team

With the pairs of Richards (and sons) and Russells, as well as other high quality players, the ‘R’ Team is perhaps best described as ‘light heavyweight”’– strong and powerful but just below a few of the others. Still, this is a very strong team.

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Cricket's All Time K Team

With some of the composite teams coming up, we are now past the half way mark of this marathon. To date, the B Team and the H Team are the stand outs and it’s fair to say that they won’t be challenged by the K Team.

I thought Dan was going to do it after he passed Bottas on that final restart. Damn.

Five talking points from the Tuscan Grand Prix

He the sort of player that Qld love – does a job and does it well and without ego.

Mitch Aubusson set for Roosters milestone

Thiem had better win for his sake because he’s no chance of winning the French without a clay court preparation.

2020 US Open: Men's final preview

I got Zverev at 50s before the tournament – so go Sasha!

2020 US Open: Men's final preview

I’ve seen him play quite a bit in the BBL and have been pretty underwhelmed. I just can’t see him worrying any of the top international T20 batsmen.

Chris Green could hold the key to Australia's first T20 World Cup

And we were lead to believe that Kevin Roberts was the problem!

Channel Seven's spat with Cricket Australia gets uglier

Was your name Inigo Montoya?

Ashes Masters: If you’re good enough, you’re still young enough

Maybe the Storm dodged a bullet?

Souths win spares Alex Johnston's blushes after bombed try of the year contender

As with many people at the absolute peak of what they do, you have to be a bit kooky. While I’ve read that Novak craves the love of the crowd that Roger and Rafa have, I don’t think he achieves anything like what he had if he wasn’t so driven by his relative lack of love.

Djokovic is a relic of the past, caught in a changing time

Not quite – he said it was the best innings he ever saw in Australia.

Ashes Masters: If you’re good enough, you’re still young enough

Is it worth mentioning that Adam Voges’ entire career was after his 35th birthday?

Ashes Masters: If you’re good enough, you’re still young enough

And Sanga – 2528 runs at 60.19. Freak.

Ashes Masters: If you’re good enough, you’re still young enough

And John Wright is a surprise – 1699 runs at 53.09

Ashes Masters: If you’re good enough, you’re still young enough

I reckon the Big Ship deserves an honourable mention as well – 616 runs at 56, 17 wickets at 24 PLUS 8/10 as captain including the first 5 test whitewash.

Ashes Masters: If you’re good enough, you’re still young enough

Hadlee – 116 wickets at 21.40 after his 35th birthday!

Curtly – 68 wickets at 20.12!

It is interesting that Herath has a better record (wickets, average and strike rate) than Murali after their 35th birthdays.

Ashes Masters: If you’re good enough, you’re still young enough

Lloyd was a vastly underrated batsman generally.

Ashes Masters: If you’re good enough, you’re still young enough

The Aust bowling gets them home here.

Plus that Bradman guy did ok.

Ashes Masters: If you’re good enough, you’re still young enough

I was quite hoping FAA might win it and we could have skipped a whole generation.
As for the changing in the guard – obviously it has to come sooner or later. I suspect Fed is done with maybe a farewell appearance at Wimbledon next year. Rafa will win the French most likely (and maybe again in April) and while Novak might be the most driven man in the history of the sport, he isn’t getting younger.

Controversy promises renewal at Flushing Meadows in the Round of 16

The more you watch it the worse it is, especially when you know that Ponga was exposed after stopping for the whistle (something that wasn’t necessarily obvious on first viewing).

A send off was warranted and I agree that 3/5 weeks seems a bit light on.

Geez a Warriors win on the weekend would have made for a great last couple of weeks.

Chad Townsend's punishment is manifestly inadequate

We are finally going to get a Men’s champion born after the 80s.

Controversy promises renewal at Flushing Meadows in the Round of 16

The Ravens probably have a two year window while Jackson is still on his rookie contract and while he remains healthy.
Their problem of course is KC!
Separately, I think we are all very keen to see how Tampa Bay goes.

Teams to watch this 2020 NFL season

Plus Bennett was a few seconds away from winning a Premiership in his second stint at the Broncos.

The streak that says Griffin will be a disaster for the Dragons

Not the rubbish about Soward. Soward and Griffin are very tight now.

Outside voice helps Griffin to Dragons job

So the Dragons won’t win a Premiership with a recycled coach because it hasn’t been done since the Dragons won a Premiership with a recycled coach.

The streak that says Griffin will be a disaster for the Dragons

I don’t recall last year but having cars effectively racing each other during a qually lap is stupid beyond belief.

Five talking points from the Italian Grand Prix