Posted: 25 October, 2016

Mundine Vs Green II: Everything You Need To Know


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Australia’s biggest boxing rivals - Anthony Mundine and Danny Green - will fight it out at Adelaide Oval next year.

The two world champions are facing off for the first time in 10 years.

WHERE: Adelaide Oval

WHEN: February 3, 2017


The superfight is expected to be the biggest in Australian history.

General public tickets go on sale Thursday 27 October 2016, with pre-sale available Wednesday 26 October 2016.

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Posted: 25 October, 2016

Location Of Danny Green/Anthony Mundine Fight Revealed


Adelaide Oval will host one of the biggest boxing bouts in Australian history, a rematch between Danny Green and Anthony Mundine.

The fight will be held early next year at a date to be confirmed at a press conference this morning. 

Speaking with Mark Howard on 'The Howie Games' podcast earlier this year Green says that Mundine’s management first reached out to him in July as he was preparing to take on Kane Watts.

"It was unfortunate timing for me, preparing to fight Kane Watts and I got the call from Khoder Nasser, Mundines long time manager and a guy I have had a long history with and we’ve always got on very well," Green said on The Howie Games.

"He said look ‘I want you to hear this from Mundine himself, I want you to hear it from his mouth, I don’t want you to hear it from me because it means nothing unless you hear it from him'."

"We sat at the airport, (Sydney) International airport, sat out the front. Said 'G’day', it literally only took 3-seconds."

"Khoder said 'Rightio Chock, tell Greeny what you want to say' and Chock said 'Yep I agree to it, the weight, the split and let’s get it on'."

"It was good to finally hear it from his mouth, and I think he realises that it is inevitable. It’s got to happen. We are both very, very blessed to have a fight this big at this stage of our career."

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Posted: 24 October, 2016

Nick Kyrgios Posts Smart-Ass Meme To Facebook

Career-high ranking

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Nick Kyrgios has reached a significant milestone today, notching up the highest ranking in his tennis career so far.

Off the back of winning his third title at the Japan Open, the Aussie has soared to 13th on the ATP charts.

But unforunately for Kyrgios, this significant achievement has been soured by his bizarre behaviour at the Shanghai Masters that has seen him banned for the rest of the year.

The media and public scrutiny has been intense over the last 6 months - and the 21-year old posted this meme to his Facebook account which not-so-subtly implies that he thinks he's been judged harshly:

Kyrgios could potentially return to tennis by November 7.

With a strong comeback, he could be placed to be the first Australian to crack the top 10 in the world since Lleyton Hewitt in 2006.

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Posted: 23 October, 2016

The Western Bulldogs Of American Baseball Have Made The World Series

What a story!

The Chicago Cubs beat the LA Dodgers 5-0 at their home ground Wrigley Field today, meaning they clinched the National League Championship Series for the first time since World War II.

They took out the seven game series 4-2 and will take on the Cleveland Indians for a chance at Baseball’s ultimate prize, the World Series.

Simply by making the World Series the Cubs have smashed a lengthy drought, they last time they made it to this stage of the season was in 1945.

As this graphic shows, a lot has changed since the last time the Cubs made the big dance:


And while that 71-year drought itself is amazing in itself, it’s nothing compared to the length of time since Chicago last won the whole thing.

The Cubs’ last salute at World Series level was in 1908, a mind-boggling 108 year wait.

If the Cubs can win, it will continue a year of drought breaking sports championship victories, with Leicester City winning the Premier League for the first time ever, Cronulla winning their first ever NRL premiership, and the Western Bulldogs winning their first AFL flag since 1954.

Puts the 62-year gap between flags for the Bulldogs into perspective — last time the Cubs won the ultimate prize, they weren’t even playing in the top flight of footy.

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Posted: 22 October, 2016

NBA Veteran Joins Sydney Kings

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The Sydney Kings have signed former Los Angeles Lakers NBA point guard Steve Blake.

Blake, 36, joins the Kings as a replacement for Michael Bryson, who was released on Friday after just four NBL games.

He will line up alongside power forward Josh Powell, who won championships with the Lakers in 2009 and 2010 but departed prior to Blake's arrival in LA.

"He's a very good player and extremely competitive," Powell told Fox Sports News on Saturday.

"It's just good to have somebody that has that experience and leadership to go along with the guys in the group that we have. I look forward to it and I know everybody else does as well."

Blake, who is expected to arrive in Sydney next week, played for eight teams during his 13-year NBA career, starting with the Washington Wizards and most recently suiting up for the Detroit Pistons.

Coming off the bench, he averaged a career-high 7.6 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game in his final season with the Lakers in 2013.

Sydney, led by two-time MVP Kevin Lisch, have made a 3-1 start to the NBL season.

The Kings will look to get more production from Blake than import guard Bryson, whose release followed scoreless games against Illawarra and the New Zealand Breakers.

"This decision was extremely difficult for the club to make," Kings managing director Jeff Van Groningen said of the decision to dump Bryson.

"But we considered our options with great care. We believe making this change will assist the team's balance as we move forward this season."

The Kings will host Illawarra in Sydney on Monday.

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Posted: 21 October, 2016

NBL Crowd Evacuated After Alleged Bomb Threat

Game delayed.

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Adelaide's Titanium Security Arena was forced to be evacuated ahead of tonight's NBL match, with the match delayed as a result.

The venue was evacuated due to reports of a bomb threat.

Thankfully things are in the clear now, with fans reportedly being let back in.

The match between the Adelaide 36ers and Cairns Taipans has been pushed back 30 minutes as a result.

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Posted: 17 October, 2016

Nick Kyrgios Cops HUGE Tennis Ban

Nick Kyrgios has been axed from the tennis circuit, with officials frustrated with his recent behaviour in Shanghai.

He's the first player to be suspended for behaviour issues since John McEnroe in 1987, according to the Herald Sun.

Kyrgios has been slapped with an eight-week ban and a $32, 900 fine, with the ATP World Tour settling on this suspension amid reports they were originally pushing for a 12 week ban.

It is understood that the actual length of the suspension may be lessened if Kyrgios meets certain requirements in the off-season, such as consulting a sports psychologist.

This follows conjecture about Kyrgios' performance in Shanghai, where it's reported that he appeared to deliberately lose to German Mischa Zverev.

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Posted: 16 October, 2016

Anna Meares Retires From Cycling

What a champion!

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Anna Meares has officially confirmed her retirement from cycling, and will go down as one of the greatest female track cyclists in history.

With 11 world titles, 35 national champtionships and six Olympic medals under her belt, Meares will now move into a media and charity role after deciding her body is unable to ride on.

Meares revealed that she needed six cortisone injections to her spine to compete in the Rio Olympics.

She posted the following announcement on social media earlier this afternoon.

"22 years (2/3 of my life)
15 years at the elite senior level
6 Olympic medals (incl 2 Gold)
27 World Championship medals 
(incl 11 gold. Most by any woman in the world)
8 Commonwealth medals (incl 5 gold)
35 National titles
Ridden 8 world records and four Commonwealth records
Olympic 500m record holder
Only women to have ridden world records in all three timed events (500m, 200m & Team Sprint)
Only woman in the world to have won World Titles in every sprint discipline 
Only woman in the world to medal at the Olympics in all four sprint disciplines
Most Olympic medals won by an Australian cyclist
Only Australian to medal in 4 consecutive Olympics in individual events for any sport
First woman to win Olympic Gold for Australia on the Velodrome (at the age of 20)
First women to ride sub 34 and sub 33 seconds for the 500m Time Trial
Order of Australia Medallist
Centenary Medallist
Oppy Cyclist of the year twice
AIS inductee 'Best of the best'
AIS athlete of the year twice
SA athlete of the year four times
ISWIS Leadership Legend award winner
ISWIS Athlete of the year twice
2014 Australian Commonwealth Games flag bearer 
2016 Australian Olympic team captain and flag bearer

But the best is just having the opportunity to ride for Australia, to represent my country, to wear green and gold. How fortunate is that?

Thank you to all for the love and support and following of my career. Thank you to my team, my Coach Gary West and Manager Francine Pinnuck, the CA HPU Program, the AIS and Sports Commision, QAS and SASI, my sponsors both past and present, to my dearest friends, my beloved family, Bruce the beagle and of course THANK YOU AUSTRALIA ❤️

Time for a new path 
#retirement #33 #proud #happy #satisfied #newpath #newadventures"

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Posted: 15 October, 2016

Aussie Tennis Player Knocks Off World Number One

What a win!

Aussie Daria Gavrilova has pulled off a stunning upset at the Hong Kong Open, taking down world number one Angelique Kerber in straight sets.

Gavrilova — nicknamed “Dasher” and ranked 38th in the world — won her quarter-final bout with Kerber 6-3, 6-1 in 73 minutes.

The Russian-born 22-year-old broke Kerber’s serve six times in her comprehensive win, leaving the German’s number one ranking under threat.

Kerber surged to the top of the rankings this year after winning the Australian and US Opens. She also made the Wimbledon final.

Gavrilova will play Kristina Mladenovic of France in the semi-final.


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Posted: 14 October, 2016

Winner Of Bathurst 1000 Confirmed After Appeal

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It's official - Holden's Will Davison can keep the Peter Brock Trophy after Red Bull Racing (RBR) failed to have Supercars driver Jamie Whincup exonerated in the wake of a controversial Bathurst 1000 finish.

An interim ruling by the Supercars National Court of Appeal on Friday knocked back RBR's request to amend their protest.

It means they can't have the charge dropped and can only appeal the severity of Whincup's 15-second time penalty, ensuring no change to the original podium.

At best, RBR can have Whincup's penalty cut to a 10-second penalty.

RBR must finalise their appeal against the penalty by 5.55pm AEDT on Friday after successfully requesting an extra 24 hours from governing body Confederation of Australian Motor Sport.

Whincup was hit with a 15 second penalty in Sunday's Great Race for his role in a lap 150 incident that ended the winning chances of Volvo's Scott McLaughlin and Holden's Garth Tander.

Whincup crossed the line first but the penalty relegated him to 11th place.

As a result, Davison was crowned King of the Mountain with co-driver Jonathon Webb.

However, his result was considered provisional pending the appeal.

But Davison's fears have been allayed after the court's interim findings.



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Posted: 14 October, 2016

The First Look At Original Top Gear Hosts New Show

The old Top Gear was one of the biggest show on the planet. That all changed when Jeremy Clarkson was shown the door and took Richard Hammond and James May with him.

The three were quickly snapped up by Amazon to create 'The Grand Tour' (It's Top Gear take 2)

The guys new show has taken the game to a whole new level. The opening scene to The Grand Tour cost upwards of $3,100,000 to film. Not the season. Not the first episode. The opening scene. With over 150 cars, six jets, and a 2,000-strong horde of enthusiasts in tow.

First look at The Grand Tour


The show is yet to have an Australian broadcast or streaming platform, but it's been speculated that Amazon Prime will use The Grand Tour's launch as an opportunity to enter the Australian streaming market with it's own rival to Netflix and Stan.

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Posted: 13 October, 2016

Australia Has A New World Surfing Champ!


IMAGE: Courtney Conlogue from the USA (R) and Tyler Wright from Australia (L)

Australian Tyler Wright has won her maiden world surfing title sparking emotional scenes on the beach at Hossegor in France.

The 22-year-old claimed the title when her only rival, America's Courtney Conlogue, was toppled in the semi-finals on Wednesday.

Wright, who took out Tatiana Weston-Webb in her semi-final, would go on to lose to Conlogue's conquerer, three-time world champ Carissa Moore, in the final.

But it didn't matter, as did so as the world champion.

"There's a lot that's gone into this, a lot of hours. A lot of fun," said Wright, who won four events this year.

"I'm surprised I'm not coming, but it'll come."

The breakthrough victory caps a difficult 12 months for Wright, whose brother Owen has endured a very public recovery from a serious brain injury suffered while competing.

Less well known has been her private battles dealing with the death of her uncle, who she promised a world title to.

"There's a lot of reasons why I set out to win this world title this year, a lot of reasons I didn't mention to the public," Wright said.

"Last year was such a hectic year, even this year ... I lost an uncle and this was his last event that he ever saw me compete in.

"A lot of emotional moments but pretty much from that moment, I promised him I'd win a world title. And I did.

"And from that point, so many things happened this year. (My family) I just love them so much."

Wright, who has won the past two titles at the Landes break, held a commanding lead heading into the season's penultimate event but, despite reaching the final early on Wednesday, had to hold onto her victory dance until the final seconds of the second semi-final.

As she walked down the beach, and Conlogue's final wave scores were read out over the loudspeaker, it became clear that the 24-year-old hadn't done enough to reel in fellow American Carissa Moore.

It prompted Australia's six-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore to give the new champion a hug before Wright broke away to raise her arms in triumph.

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