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A mug punter’s guide to the Melbourne Cup

Mayweather on points at $3.75 is good value.

Five big questions before Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor

Rafter was great to watch with his serve/volley style. It’s a pity that style has died off, it would make today’s game more exciting to watch if more players used it.

Celebrating 20 years since Pat Rafter's first US Open win

Saints are too good a team to miss the 8. I can see them winning 2 of their last 3 and scraping in on for and against.

Dragons thump Titans 42-16

One of the all-time greats and a tremendous ambassador for the sport.

Klitschko hangs up the gloves

That final was a perfect example of a great serve/volleyer overcoming a great baseliner. Some highlights in the clip below.

Pat Cash’s Wimbledon title: 30 year anniversary

Why are the Warriors involved in games like this so often?

Panthers go from zero to hero in big comeback win

Great fight from two great ambassadors for the sport. A Joshua v Wilder showdown in the near future seems likely.

Joshua conquers Klitschko to retain the title

Top 8 for the Warriors this year IF (and only if) Foran stays on the field.

Foran fires, Warriors down Eels 22-10

Great to see Jarrod Croker score his 100th career try. A very underrated player who wouldn’t be out of place in a Blues jersey.

Raiders run over Eels 30-18

I can still vividly remember the big moments of this Test from watching it as a kid, with the great Norman May commentating.

Celebrating 40 years since the Centenary Test

Love the Hunters, they are great for the Qld Cup and it would be great to see them win it.

Will this be the PNG Hunters' year in the Queensland Cup?

These ironmen and women are incredible athletes. I love to see champions win so I’ll tip Shannon Eckstein and Courtney Hancock.

Ironman preview: Can Shannon Eckstein take his tenth title?

India 3-1 for me, I think we might sneak a Test win but hard to see us getting the series.

What we can expect from India

The Moloney twins looked promising against decent opponents. Broadhurst and Tszyu did look good as well, will be worth following their progress as they step up the quality of their opponents.

Every fight result from Danny Green vs Anthony Mundine - Quade Cooper, Tim Tszyu, full undercard

This definitely could go either way. It will be Mundine on points if he still has the reflexes to avoid any bombs Green will throw and can make it go the distance, otherwise Green by KO.

Why Anthony Mundine will (and won’t) beat Danny Green

I can understand your patriotism. I didn’t like the way McEnroe carried on either but I could sort of understand it was motivated by his intense competitiveness and will to win. You can’t always say that about Kyrgios and his antics or the effort he sometimes puts in on court.
That’s why I’d prefer another Aussie to break the drought, even if it takes a bit longer.

Australia's Open drought

I’d be happy for the drought to continue rather than see Kyrgios win it and have his name among those great champions of the past.

Australia's Open drought

For me, it would be Kerber winning the Oz Open in a great match against Williams in the women’s final. That was where she really announced herself as a potential number 1. In the men’s, its hard to go past the Joker’s career grand slam when he won the French Open.

2016 year in review: Tennis

Jeff Horn looks the goods, hopefully a world title shot for him in 2017.

2016 year in review: Boxing

I’ll be following her career progress with interest…

Paige Spiranac: A social media golf phenomenon

One other guy who would benefit from the WSC records being counted is gritty opener Bruce Laird. He scored 3 centuries against the might of the West Indies pace attack in WSC Supertests, but sadly is in the official Test records as never having scored a ton.

Should WSC records be counted in Test records?

Hard to leave anyone out of the past players side you’ve chosen, but I’d have to find a spot for AB. Probably instead of the Super Cat, Clive Lloyd, though he was great to watch too. If I needed someone to bat for my life, I would choose AB every time.

The best left-handed XI in cricket

One tactic that I’m surprised teams don’t do more of these days is having an organised scrum and pushing for the ball on the opposition feed, especially near the try line. Occasionally you see teams do it, and it usually catches the opposition completely by surprise and they get the ball back.

Things you don’t see in modern rugby league

I can still remember being in a pub in North Qld and watching Carl Webb on TV in an undercard bout on a Mundine card a few years back. There was plenty of hype about Webb and he looked to have some boxing ability but he gassed up badly and ended up getting stopped in 3 rounds. No interchange bench in boxing…

NRL players who entered the boxing ring