As Malcolm Turnbull says the laws of mathematics are not important in Australia, I declare this game.a win for the Giants. #aflgiantsswans
— Rick Eyre (@rickeyre) July 15, 2017
Eighth-placed Sydney Swans beat second-placed GWS Giants 14-12 (96) to 12-11 (83).
"The laws of mathematics are very commendable but the only law that applies in Australia is the law of Australia."
Malcolm Turnbull with a press conference for the ages announcing his plans to force the likes of Facebook and Apple to decrypt private encrypted messages and hand them over to the government in the name of federal security.
A double header of Bluebags at Henson Park on Saturday July 8 2017.
Curtain raiser in the Harvey Norman NSW Womens Rugby League Premiership saw the Redfern All Blacks playing North Newcastle. Norths' comeback as a rugby league club at all is remarkable, but to be the Newcastle representative in the state women's premiership is extraordinary indeed. Competition leaders Redfern beat the Bluebags 44-12. Match data on the NSWRL website.
It has taken 108 years for cricket’s world governing body, the ICC, to grow to the point that it has but a dozen full members. That landmark was achieved on June 22 when the ICC Board approved the promotion of Afghanistan and Ireland to full membership status.
Both administrations deserve the highest praise for the hard work put into growing the sport in their respective jurisdictions (and I’m careful not to describe Ireland as one nation).
Sitting in the freezing cold all evening and nobody won. Yet another exhilirating thriller involving the GWS Giants.
Full time at Spotless Stadium on the first day of the 2017-18 financial year, GWS Giants 10-8 (68) drew with Geelong 10-8 (68). The Giants' first draw in their sixth season of AFL. Match report from GWS, and stats from the AFL website.
At two hours and nineteen minutes plus intermission, "Sachin: A Billion Dreams" never drags, although it probably does not warrant a place on the top shelf of sporting documentaries. A love letter to be sure, but a well-crafted one.
Since the International Cricket Council's controversial revenue-sharing restructure in 2014, which essentially shared revenue back towards the three wealthiest members (India, England and Australia), international cricket competition has actually gone backwards on a global scale.
Here is the spreadsheet for the standings in my daily Best on Ground points for the 2017 India versus Australia Test series. It follows in the tradition of the Midwinter-Midwinter, the Wessels-Kepler and the #GilesWallyN, and is based on a score of 3-2-1 to the best three players of each day's play in a Test match. (Hat tip to the channel 7 commentary team of the mid-1970s from whom I adapted the idea.)