Basketball

No imports? No problem for the NBL: Kestelman

The NBL could start next season without imports should international travel restrictions still be in place. NBL owner Larry Kestelman told The Age that the league was prepared for the possibility that imports may not be able to enter the country ahead of the new season, which he hopes will tip off at its usual […]

Soccer

Everton lead the race to sign Lille centre back Gabriel Magalhaes

Everton lead the race to sign Lille centre back Gabriel Magalhaes after holding further talks Everton have held further talks over a deal for Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes The 22-year-old centre back is also monitored by Leicester, Wolves and AC Milan  Boss Carlo Ancelotti has proved a major attraction for the talented Brazilian  Magalhaes said […]

Horse Racing

Chasing route to hit the Highway One O Two

Chris Gordon expects Highway One O Two to build on his impressive form over hurdles and continue his ascent through the ranks over fences. Gordon had been looking towards the Grade One Top Novices’ Hurdle at Aintree with Highway One O Two, but with the meeting cancelled, the Winchester handler is now considering sending his […]

Horse Racing

Seeking a winner from the confines of the couch

Never underestimate just how hard it is to keep talking, hour after hour. Sports commentators are by dint of their occupation interested in their subject matter so you would expect them to have a level of expertise few others possess. But all the same the sheer challenge of filling air time, finding something relevant and […]

Horse Racing

Trainers: Uncertainty the worst bit

Middleham trainers Karl Burke and Micky Hammond agree it is the uncertainty caused in racing by the coronavirus pandemic which is the hardest facet to comprehend. While Hammond is a dual-purpose handler with only a small string of Flat horses to care for, Burke looks after one of the biggest Flat yards in the north […]

NHL

Rewind to 2005: The last time the NHL postponed the draft

When it comes to work stoppages in professional sports, every sports league in the world bows down and kneels before the altar of the NHL. After never having a single season interrupted in the first 74 years of existence, the world’s premier hockey league shut down four times between 1992 and 2013 because of labor […]