Why NRL expansion is a double-edged sword for a Queensland

Queensland’s State of Origin teams have traditionally been a cutting edge against the outside world, akin to Australian cricket teams in the 1930s when we needed to show the Poms we could do more than grow wheat and sheep. Stand in a taxi queue after a NSW humiliation at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium and the locals, bloated from four-hour lunchless luncheons, leer red-eyed at anyone daring to wear a blue shirt

France showed why they're favourites to win Euro 2020

France were fluid, seamless and showed why they’re favourites to win Euro 2020… while Germany are still trying to get to grips with their game plan and will improve Paul Pogba was imperious to the right of a three for France on Tuesday night N’Golo Kante and Adrien Rabiot solidified the central areas together in Munich Favourites France earn narrow win over Germany in ‘Group of Death’ clash They resemble

Why the Pacers fired coach Nate Bjorkgren after just one season

After one season, the Nate Bjorkgren era is over for the Pacers. Indiana moved to fire its coach less than 12 months after hiring him. The Pacers disappointed during the 2020-21 season, going just 34-38 and losing in the play-in tournament after logging a 45-28 record the previous year under Nate McMillan. One of the biggest issues for the Pacers was their complete regression on defense under Bjorkgren. This season,

Derrick Rose for MVP? Why the Knicks guard received a first-place vote

The NBA MVP vote totals looked about as expected. First-place votes for Nikola Jokic, Stephen Curry, Chris Paul, Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo and . . . wait, Derrick Rose? Yes, Rose has won the MVP award before. In fact, he was the youngest player to win it when he claimed the award at age 22 after the 2010-11 regular season. But since the end of the 2017 season, he has started only 38

Why Michael Chandler's route back to a title shot could a rocky one...

Michael Chandler’s road back to a UFC title shot will be FAR from smooth… a blockbuster showdown with Justin Gaethje could be next but other top contenders will want to hunt him down Charles Oliveira will take on Conor McGregor or Dustin Poirier in his next fight He came back to earn TKO win over Michael Chandler in UFC 262 main event Chandler had secured title shot off the back

Mason Greenwood: Why England should take the Manchester United striker to Euro 2020

Will Mason Greenwood make England’s squad for Euro 2020? The Pitch to Post Review podcast panel have their say on why the Manchester United forward should be included… With England boss Gareth Southgate watching on from the stands, Greenwood impressed once again for United as he got on the score sheet in the 3-1 win at Aston Villa on Sunday. The 19-year-old made his England debut back in September in

Los Angeles Lakers: Why are they sliding towards the NBA's play-in competition?

How have the LA Lakers, widely tipped as the red-hot favourites for the NBA title at the start of the year, found themselves in a three-way battle to avoid slipping into the play-in tournament that has drawn the ire of LeBron James? Ahead of a potentially defining 48 hours, Huw Hopkins runs the rule over how we landed here To avoid future play-in games, LeBron and the Lakers need a

Why did the Rangers fire John Davidson and Jeff Gorton? Production may be reason behind shocking move

Ladies and gentlemen: JD and the Straight Fired.  The Rangers have fired general manager Jeff Gorton and team president John Davidson, per reports, in a shocking move that no one in the NHL saw coming. Gorton had been employed by the Rangers since 2015, acting as the team’s GM in that span. During that time, the team acquired Artemi Panarin and navigated a rebuild on the fly, developing a core

Why did Bengals pass on Penei Sewell? Lions take advantage with first-round pick

Pro Football Hall of Fame tackle Anthony Munoz endorsed Oregon tackle Penei Sewell before the 2021 NFL Draft.   So why didn’t the Bengals follow that endorsement? That’s a legitimate question after Cincinnati selected LSU receiver Ja’Marr Chase with the No. 5 overall pick Thursday.   Chase and Sewell will be pitted against each other for the rest of their careers as a result. Sewell spoke with Sporting News as part of a partnership with USAA ahead of the

Why West Ham are now... the great entertainers!

Why West Ham are the NEW great entertainers! Lingard has already outscored Mane and De Bruyne, Bowen’s flair flies under the radar while Moyes is seeing goals flying in at both ends as his men surge towards an unlikely Champions League place West Ham sit in the Premier League top four with seven games of the season left  Many predicted the Hammers for the drop after losing on the opening