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  • MY god, Richmond are AFL Premiers. They did so with a rampant second half and by suffocating the high scoring Adelaide forwards. The eventual 2017 premiers had a relentless intensity from bounce down until the final siren emerging 48-point winners. Capping off his Brownlow and premiership medallion, Dustin Martin was named the Norm Smith Medalist as best on ground.
  • MANCHESTER City striker Sergio Aguero could miss as long as six weeks of action according to club doctors. The star Argentine was injured when a taxi he was travelling in went off the road and crashed, breaking several of Aguero’s ribs.

  • LAVAR has decided that his third child LaMelo is too cool for school. The 16-year old will be home schooled after he was withdrawn from Chino Hills for his final two years with Lavar claiming “I’m going to make him the best basketball player ever.”

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  • WEEK 4 of NFL action left just one undefeated team after the Kansas City Chiefs victory over the Washington Redskins. Led by QB Alex Smith and RB Kareem Hunt, KC moved to 4-0 as they sit atop the AFC.
  • AS is the way most weeks (unfortunately) injuries played a big factor once again. Derek Carr (back), Chris Carson (ankle/leg), Dalvin Cook (ACL), Marcus Mariota (hamstring), Josh Norman (ribs) and Julio Jones (hip) all failed to finish games and most of them have been ruled out for a handful of weeks.
  • THE Panthers picked up a big win over the Patriots on the road in one of the upsets of the round. The Jets (beating the Jaguars), Rams (beating the Cowboys) and Texans (beating the Titans) were the other teams who all picked up BIG wins.
  • OLD faces in new places were on display as NBA preseason action kicked off. With the likes of Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Jimmy Butler, Paul Millsap and Paul George all donned their new team’s colours as we gear up for the new season in a fortnight’s time.
  • GIANCARLO Stanton couldn’t reach 60 home runs, but the MLB season still ended with a bang. With the playoff spots locked in the battle for the #1 pick was the headliner with the San Fransisco Giants walk-off winner meaning the Detroit Tigers will pick first come MLB draft time.
  • THE illustrious coaching career of Rick Pitino seems all but over. The Louisville Cardinals main man has been at the helm for 15 seasons but amid federal prosecutors looking into the recruitment of some players, Pitino and head athletic director Tom Jurich have been placed on administrative leave, which is code for they’re fired.
  • A late Kevin de Bruyne strike has kept Manchester City on top of the table only just though. Manchester United found the back of the net four times against Crystal Palace to sit one goal behind City in second.
  • IF you think that the Warriors/Cavs rivalry is dominating the NBA, you need to look at Alabama and Clemson on the college football scene. The two dominant college squads are one and two in the national ranking and have beaten impressive opponents and slaughtered anyone who is undeservingly in their way.

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  • MONDAY signals the beginning of the AFL trade season. Names like Jake Lever, Tom Rockliff, Gary Ablett and Steven Motlop seem like the biggest names who are on the move with Port Adelaide shaping as a major player this trade season.
  • ONE down, one to go. The New York Yankees extended their 2017 season with a win in today’s AL Wild Card game with help from their rookie sensation. After the Minnesota Twins piled on three runs in the first inning, Aaron Judge hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the fourth which proved to be pivotal in the 8-4 result. Arizona vs. Colorado is tomorrow.
  • THERE are now changes to the NBA lottery as well commencing in the 2019 lottery. Each of the top three teams will now have an equal 14% chance of claiming the top pick, with four lotto balls being drawn to choose the first four picks of the draft. That means the team with the worst record in the league can pick 5th at worst instead of 4th.