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I'm an all around sports enthusiast. My most memorable sporting moment was seeing the Socceroos qualify for the World Cup and then watching them play in Germany.

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Part of my daily routine to see if OKC are playing and what Giddey’s putting up. So good and taking on that extra responsibility without SGA and Dort!

Josh Giddey shatters 61-year old NBA record with third straight triple-double

Oh Paul! You dragged me in with the headline. Love Seinfeld, love that episode and love Jimmy Butler. As a Timberwolves fan I was disappointed to see him go after he took us to the playoffs for the first time in a long time. He’s lifted the floor of every team he’s been on, problem is (like you explained in Minnesota) the other stars don’t like being told to work harder. With Ant and KAT at the Wolves now they look like they’re building something but they could be a lot further along had Jimmy stayed. Jimmy’s got something in Miami!

NBA Week: Jimmy doesn’t like misunderstandings - Butler a character straight out of Seinfeld

Great thoughts. I think just as much as the Williams sisters dominated with power and then others were able to match them (to a point). You’d have to think there are players out there working on dealing with Ash’s weapons. If she’s number one and they know there’s a good chance they’ll have to beat her to win a grand slam, they’ll train to combat her slice and then Ash may need to look at something else. Easier said than done but while it’s working for Ash, why not keep going.

Shades of Serena dominance as Barty storms into Australian Open final vs. Collins

I think Ash would be a great poker player. Gives away nothing on the court and then grins away after the game when she’s taken all your money. Haha.

Shades of Serena dominance as Barty storms into Australian Open final vs. Collins

Not too far off. Hope Leckie finds his old form and a big win is coming.

Who starts for the Socceroos in tonight's must-win World Cup Qualifier?

Agree with Devlin, getting good wraps in Scotland. Hope King does start now over playing Grant or Karacic out of position.

Who starts for the Socceroos in tonight's must-win World Cup Qualifier?

Unfortunately Stuart it’s all the heart ache that every fan goes through that makes the good times all the better. On a national team level it would always be felt, just with different versions. For some it’s making the latter stages of qualification, for us it’s World Cup qualification, for others it’s getting out of the WC group stage and for others it might just be winning the thing. Look at our qualification for 2006, what made that more special was the heart ache against Uruguay, Iran and versions before that. Our three WC qualifications since have been less dramatic but also they’ve been less emotional because they haven’t had the extended absence of qualification. Call me naive but I think the Socceroos will qualify, however unless things change in player development (even with the World Cup expansion) and with Asian countries improving qualification in the future will be far from guaranteed.

Should we give up on the Socceroos now before it all just hurts too much?

Agree that Arnold would go. Mat Ryan being captain and still only 29 as a goalkeeper won’t go. But they may shake up the squad and bring in some younger players looking to give the 2023 Asian Cup a good crack!

What is the Socceroos' path to automatic World Cup qualification?

Great thought Grem! Don’t know what sport would be second-most popular worldwide but football really is different to any other sport. I know the WC places open up from 2026 but so many Asian countries are getting better all the time so continual improvement is needed.

What is the Socceroos' path to automatic World Cup qualification?

What’s wrong with a balance of the two arguments? The starting line up had enough youth and inexperience anyway. At halftime when you’re 9-0 up give a debut and bring a player you’re likely to need later in the tournament 45 mins in her legs. Do the same at 60 mins. Then if no injuries give another player some time. As much as they’re there to win the Asian Cup there’s got to be some thought into that 2023 World Cup squad too.

'Really disappointed': Pundit tears into Matildas approach after Kerr breaks record in 18-0 win

Surely they can’t get away with not having a female expert and caller. It’s added so much to the Fox and Seven coverage.

Welcome back! Nine to return to cricket coverage at T20 World Cup

Not sure why the AFL wouldn’t allow it. Chance to attract some exposure to the game and imagine if a kid with vision difficulties sees Cox wearing them and normalising it.

Mason Cox plans to sport AFL-first new look in 2022

I’d get behind him over Kyrgios 100 times out of 100. Unfortunately the public loves the drama and journalists will keep giving it to them rather than writing considered articles such as this. Great piece Paul and good luck to Alex.

About time Australia rallied behind Demon as Open campaign heats up

No discrimination of any kind should be allowed or tolerated. Disgusting that this still happens.

'Love will always win': Cavallo suffers homophobic abuse during A-League match

Surely the decision is less about a team for the fifth test in an already won series and more about the ten tests on the sub-continent in 2022. Khawaja is much more likely to have an impact in those tests so have a look ahead to those games and what your team looks like.

'A huge call': Khawaja to be axed despite comeback ton, says Ponting

Feel like Simmons needs to make a call on his Boomers career well before Paris so they know where they stand either way. In or out?

Giddey is smashing records, but now he has to turn stats into wins

PeterCtheThird – the original headline focused more on the achievement rather than the last line of the article. But ah well. I don’t think he can do much more than he’s doing at the moment but I would hope that over the next 3-4 years this team progresses with Giddey a key element. Just look at the likes of Westbrook who is great for stats but terrible for team success and hope he is the complete opposite to that.

Giddey is smashing records, but now he has to turn stats into wins

Hopefully things settle soon or a bold call to go into a hub or series of hubs is made. If this is what’s happening with 12 A-league men’s teams and 10 A-league women’s teams, throw in 8 BBL teams, I can only imagine what happens when the 18 AFL and 16 NRL teams start to play. It’s a real shame for the A-league teams though, just need to play as many games as often as they can.

COVID playing havoc with A-League fixtures - more games postponed

Would like to see Cam Green get a score in this game. He’s been great with the ball with an average of 11, economy rate of 1.68 and 7 wickets, including some crucial scalps. However at a series average of 17.33 with the bat, I’m sure the selectors would like a little more from their number 6.

Khawaja gets his chance as Pat Cummins confirms Australia's XI for Sydney's Ashes Test

Mills will be 35 and Ingles will be 36. Delly will be 33 and Baynes will be 37. If any or all of them go to the Paris Olympics they’re surely looking at being role players rather than the focal points.

With Giddey, SGA and Dort they do have the opportunity to build something together. The key will be keeping them and adding pieces as they need it. In line for another high draft pick again this year. Get it right and anything could happen.

Giddey is smashing records, but now he has to turn stats into wins

Ah! I didn’t realise this was on SBS. I started tracking it when he was at 9-4-7 early in the third and thought he was a chance. How was his humility in the post-match interview? Said it was pretty cool or something like that. Haha!

NBA in awe of Josh Giddey as Aussie star sets triple-double record

Phenomenal effort from Josh! So humble in his approach. The ceiling is very high for this kid and he’s climbing quickly towards it.

NBA in awe of Josh Giddey as Aussie star sets triple-double record

Good trait to have if they go abroad for teams that like to play out from the back. Good luck to the kid!

Reds rout Phoenix for their first win of the season

Agree, didn’t have a heap to do but looked calm, particularly with the ball at his feet. Far too early to tell if he’ll make it but didn’t do himself any harm.

Reds rout Phoenix for their first win of the season

No, they won’t sit on their hands, but who do they go for? Surely the type of player they want longer term isn’t the same player that gets them out of a relegation dogfight. I’ve heard a rumour of Coutinhou. Good option if they survive this season but he’s not a scrapper that you need now. Perhaps some 6-month loans with player options to extend could be worth it.

Transfer rumours: The biggest names on the market

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