Heather McKay

Australia, it cannot be doubted, has produced many world class sports stars, per capita possibly more than any other country in the world. That and the little green god aside we have to take our hats off to number 95 on our lists of the 100 greatest sports stars...

Joe Louis – The Brown Bomber

The era of the Brown Bomber, Joe Louis was one of the greatest and most colorful boxers to grace the sport. Only Jack Dempsey since the gloves era got underway compared to him in popularity and ability. This Alabama born boxer who first saw the light of day on May 13th,...

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Observation from the Milan Derby

AC Milan met Inter Milan for the first Milan derby for the 2010-21 season.  The match was an enthralling one, ending in a competitive 2-1 win for the ‘I Rossoneri.’ Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored early in the match, 13th and 16th minute before Romelu Lukaku put pulled one back for Inter Milan in the 28th minute. These were the only goals of the game. The win for AC Milan was their first since 2016 against their...

Talking Points – Merseyside Derby: Everton 2: 2 Liverpool

Excitement and anticipation were in the air, as the Merseyside derby kicked off on Saturday. Coming into this game, a lot had been written about the decade-old dominance by the red part of Merseyside in this derby. Carlo Ancelotti, the Everton coach had reposed his faith in the team stating in the pre-match conference, stating how his team looked focussed and was in good spirits. While Jurgen Klopp, who was still smarting...

How NRL Finals Week Three Went Down

All eyes now turn to the Grand Finals of the NRL and the NRLW, following the latest weekend of games. Storm v Raiders The Melbourne Storm met the Canberra Raiders in Brisbane, playing for a Grand Final that meant everything to both of them. The night got off to an eventful start as a major outage caused disruptions at the ticket gate, leaving 20,000 fans locked out at kickoff. On the field, Storm hit the accelerator from...

A Happy Ending to a Tumultuous NBA Season

The NBA season came to a conclusion last weekend with the Los Angeles Lakers led by Finals Most Valuable Player, LeBron James, defeating the Miami Heat four games to two.  It was the Lakers 17th NBA championship (although my son won argue that we should only count the Los Angeles titles (12) and not the Minneapolis ones (5)  But that's another article for another day. While it was not the way I had hoped with...

Joshua Defends World Titles against Pulev on December 12

Anthony Joshua will make his much-awaited return to the ring on December 12. He will defend his unified world titles against his IBF mandatory Kubrat Pulev. Pulev won a final eliminator against Hughie Fury to become IBF no.1 challenger. The fight is scheduled to be at the 02 and despite there being no crowds allowed at the moment, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing hopes that this will change. He claimed that they are hoping to...

Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 2 set for Jan. 23

If you’ve followed the UFC for a while, you know that former, two-division champion, Conor McGregor (22-4), likes to do things his own way in the UFC. Well, he has done it again. Conor McGregor originally took to Twitter inviting Dustin Poirier (26-6) to take part in a charity fight outside of the UFC. It wasn’t long before the organization stepped in, regaining control of the fight that fans desperately wanted to see. What makes this...

Boxing Judges: Corrupt or Incompetent?

Are Boxing Judges Corrupt or Incompetent? First of all, let me say this. This article is probably no more than a couple of handfuls of judges. My experience has been that most boxing judges are honorable people and do their best to see and judge a fight fairly. However, there have been enough “stinkers of decisions” to at least make us pause to wonder about the integrity and/or competence of some boxing judges. Certain fights have...
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