Who’s the mug now, Spurs?

Still recovering from the disappointment of Chelsea’s UEFA Champions League victory, Tottenham Hotspur have been left with effectively worthless mugs celebrating their ‘qualification’ for the 2012-13 tournament. Spurs qualified for the world’s biggest club competition after finishing fourth in the Barclays Premier League last season. But Chelsea’s historic win in Munich saw the Blues advance … [Read the full story]

Brendan Rodgers to be new Liverpool manager

Barclays Premier League side Liverpool look set to hire Brendan Rodgers as their new manager, with his current club Swansea expecting a deal to be finalised by the end of the week. Rodgers met with Liverpool officials on last week and Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins said on the club’s website the manager had been offered … [Read the full story]

Canberra idiots! Perry is the best and hottest

Dual international Ellyse Perry has all but parted ways with Canberra United following their ultimatum to choose soccer over cricket, confirming she is looking for a new W-League club to call home. Perry, 21, issued a joint statement with Canberra United on Wednesday that wasn’t explicit but effectively extinguished any last hopes she might re-sign … [Read the full story]

David Saker gets told to “Piss-off” by Buford

James Anderson and Graeme Swann have been compared to Australia greats Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne by England’s Australian bowling coach David Saker. McGrath and Warne were the outstanding seam and spin bowlers of their generation, with leg-spinner Warne widely regarded as being worthy of a place among cricket’s greatest players. Yet Saker insists the … [Read the full story]

Frank Lampard could be out of Euro 2012

England midfielder Frank Lampard faces a scan to determine if he will be fit to feature at Euro 2012 after the Chelsea star suffered a thigh injury during training. Lampard’s injury is serious enough for England manager Roy Hodgson to have put Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson on stand-by in case the 33-year-old is unable to … [Read the full story]

Mike Harris wouldn’t even get a look-in in NRL

New Zealand-born Queensland fly half Mike Harris appears to be well in the mix to wear the Wallabies No.10 jersey in next Tuesday’s Test against Scotland in Newcastle. Harris lined-up at five-eighth during the Wallabies train-on squad’s oppose session on Wednesday, and is a realistic option to call the shots against Scotland should coach Robbie … [Read the full story]

Paul Roos labels Gold Coast Suns ‘Irelevant’

AFL great and former Sydney Swans coach Paul Roos has turned up the heat on winless Gold Coast Suns as one critic labels the second-year club “irrelevant”. The Suns are yet to win a game in their first nine matches in 2012 and slumped to a disappointing defeat against Greater Western Sydney in round seven. … [Read the full story]

Greg Inglis and his OBVIOUS knock-on

It’s the Hollywood ending nobody saw coming – referees coach Bill Harrigan is fighting to save his job after losing the support of the game’s top whistleblowers. NRL boss David Gallop has confirmed he took hold of a document listing Harrigan’s failures as refs coach after a secret meeting with Brad Fittler and two referees … [Read the full story]

“John Terry is a total wanker”, says Buford

Barclays Premier League bosses have avoided another awkward pre-match handshake involving John Terry by abandoning the traditional pre-match routine when Chelsea played Queens Park Rangers last weekend. Chelsea skipper Terry is facing a July 9 court case over allegations he racially abused Anton Ferdinand during QPR’s victory over Chelsea in October. Terry, who lost the … [Read the full story]

“Dagg by name, dag by nature”, says Buford

At 12 years of age, Israel Dagg was drinking on the streets of Hastings, headed to the gutter. A decade later, the streets of Hastings and the rest of New Zealand drank to Dagg, their World Cup hero. This remarkable, against-the-odds story is owed to a life-changing decision by Dagg to attend a well-heeled boarding … [Read the full story]

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