Wow. That seems like the appropriate word to summarize what has been a whirlwind few months in the NBA. The Toronto Raptors won their first NBA championship over the Golden State Warriors; but it has been what has followed that has been just as spectacular. Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Anthony Davis, Demarcus Cousins, Jimmy Butler, […]Read More A novice’s guide to the NBA off-season
We have found the champion Australian tennis needed and a sporting figure that we should all admire in Ashleigh Barty. It had been eight years since an Australian last won a grand slam singles title, when Sam Stosur shocked Serena Williams at the US Open in 2011. It had also been almost 50 years since […]Read More Ash Barty’s remarkable journey to queen of Roland Garros
The Toronto Raptors are heading to the NBA finals for the first time in their twenty-four year franchise history, and it’s thanks to the huge risk that saw them trade away a favourite son in exchange for an injured superstar. The trade sent shockwaves through the NBA. DeRozan, a nine year servant of the Raptors, […]Read More Toronto’s considerable gamble pays off
Philadelphia have taken a 2-1 lead in their conference semi-final series against the Toronto Raptors, with Joel Embiid steering the 76ers to a 116-95 blowout win over the Raptors at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Embiid posted a double-double, collecting 33 points along with 10 rebounds; Australian Ben Simmons put up 10 points with […]Read More 76ers take ascendency, Rockets in trouble: Playoff snapshot
The run for the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award is well and truly in full swing; with the main contenders for this season’s award almost safely narrowed down to three. Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden and Paul George have all had outstanding season’s for their teams; and their teams remain heavily in playoff calculations. All three […]Read More Who possesses the most convincing case for MVP?
We’ve completed the all-star break and the Boston Celtics are no closer to knowing if Kyrie Irving is staying or leaving come the end of the season. A lot has happened since Irving publicly announced his intentions to stay in Boston at a fan event back in October, telling the crowd, “If you guys will […]Read More Can the Celtics manage if they lose Kyrie Irving?
It took some time but finally the Australian selectors made a decision that the majority of cricket fans could agree with; making the last minute decision to bring New South Wales batsmen Kurtis Patterson into the test squad to face Sri Lanka. It would seem only natural that a batsmen who scored two hundreds (157 […]Read More Australian selectors get one right
It’s unfortunate, but Bernard Tomic’s biggest serve didn’t come during a game at this year’s Australian Open, instead it came in the hours after his straight sets loss to Marin Cilic on Monday. Again Tomic’s making headlines for the wrong reasons. When taking questions during his post-match press conference, Tomic saw the opportunity to reopen […]Read More Does Bernard Tomic actually want us to dislike him?
For many years Australia’s best male tennis players have polarised opinion. From Lleyton Hewitt to Bernard Tomic, and in more recent times Nick Kyrgios. Hewitt carved out a remarkable career as he went from the youngest world number one in history to a journeyman who gave his all on the court every year until his […]Read More De Minaur finally someone Aussies can get behind
The Australian cricket team is at one of its lowest points in memory, struggling to find form ahead of a test series on home soil against India, whilst also trying to recreate an identity that demands respect from the rest of the world. It’s a pivotal period in the history of Australian cricket, and one […]Read More Is Cricket Australia’s new broadcast deal fair to the fans?