Apr
10

The Wash Up

OJ is in! With March Madness over, the top players are making a choice whether to play on at their respective colleges’ or move on to the NBA. One of the players who hadn’t made his choice previously was USC Shooting Guard O.J. Mayo. OJ averaged 20.7 points in his freshman year. [Stats] Now OJ…
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Apr
03

The Wash Up

Net Gain A new era is beginning in Australia this weekend. The first professional women’s league for any team sport will commence on Saturday. Most of you are thinking basketball, but in fact it’s one of Australia’s biggest sports- Netball. 10 teams from Australia and New Zealand, the world’s two best coutries, will be vying…
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Mar
24

The Wash Up

Game On! The worldwide presence of the MLB almost came to a grinding halt this week as the Boston Red Sox threatened to boycott their season opener against Oakland in Japan due to a pay dispute. But this wasn’t any old pay dispute. The players weren’t interested in an increase on their $40,000 appearance fee,…
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Mar
15

The Wash Up: 25

Auction: Part 2 Just when you thought all the Indian Premier League teams were finalized, they hold a second auction. Only a handful of International players were available this round. Of the 28 players, 14 were Under 19 Indian cricketers. The Under 19 players were chosen by a draft system. The most expensive player to…
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Mar
06

The Wash Up: 24

Teaching Aid As I have previously reported, Sports Agent Ricky Nixon at Flying Start has developed a Sports Agent Course that can be completed online. It’s a 12 week course, with weekly lectures that are run by Ricky Nixon, and include special guests. Ricky’s course has been so popular that it has now been integrated…
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Feb
28

The Wash Up: Part 23

I have decided to move the Wash Ups to parts as I generally complete them mid-week. David’s Dilemma Last week I did an extensive wrap on the new Indian Premier League and listed all the players salaries. One of the big surprises was that of David Hussey. David was bought for $625,000 by Kolkata, and…
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Feb
21

The Wash Up: IPL Special Edition

Ok, so I’ve been mentioning a little bit lately abut the Indian Premier League and now after the player auction, I’ll piece everything together from scratch. The Indian Premier League is a new 20/20 Cricket League which will be held in India in April this year. The tournament will run for just over a month…
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Feb
13

The Wash Up: 4th February – 11th February

Aussies want more per wicket Playing in the IPL is not the only potential crisis Cricket Australia (CA) has with their players.  Last week it was reported that the Australian Cricket players are now looking for a larger share of revenue. [Stars want bigger slice of the pie] Currently the players receive 25% of the…
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Feb
07

The Wash Up: 28th January – 4th February

New squad for Newcastle? A while back I wrote about how A-League team Adelaide United may struggle to hold onto their players at seasons end. Now it is the Newcastle Jets in which the focus turns to. [Jets hold mass exodus fears] The Jets have a reported ten players out of contract at the end…
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Jan
30

The Wash Up: 21st-28th January

Bond Over? NZ cricketer Shane Bond has been sacked from the national team due to him participating in the rebel cricket league. [Kiwis ditch Bond over rebel league contract] To clear up the confusion, there are two 20/20 leagues. The one that Shane is part of is not sanctioned by the BCCI and is called…
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