The New York Jets have signed Australian rugby player Hayden Smith as a tight end prospect according to his personal coach Tim Brewster Hayden. Though Australian-born, Smith has been representing the United States Rugby team of late, including in the World Cup, and has also played rugby professionally in England. He has also previously played basketball in the US [...]
Sammy is a 26 year old Melbourne-born-and-bred expat working in the world of Sports Management. After living in Melbourne and Sydney, working with AFL clubs, A-League soccer clubs and various institutes of sport, Sammy moved to the US in November 2011, and is now based in DC/ Maryland and working primarily in the basketball domain. Sammy has some family in the US, but for the most part is entirely new to the country, culture and coffee in America. Follow him @sammyw021
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Growing up, I had a wall covered in posters of two varieties – football and basketball. The basketball posters were cut-outs from magazines, and the football posters were larger-than-life (for a young fella) broadsheets of my heroes Jimmy Stynes and Garry Lyon. I was too young to appreciate the footballing talents of Robbie Flower live, [...]
Updated 5th March, 2012: Kyrie Irving has revealed that >he will not represent Australia in London this year. On Saturday night, I had the chance to speak with Australian-born Cleveland Cavaliers superstar and 2011 NBA Number 1 Draft Pick Kyrie Irving prior to him playing against the Washington Wizards.
As football in America has concluded, us Aussie sports nuts living here can now turn our attention locally to baseball, the second half of the National Basketball Association season, or look back home for the start of the 2012 Australian Football League season! For those of you who are new to living in the States [...]