Basketball Roundup

So far this summer there have been a few developments with Australian born players in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Read all about the positive and the numbskullery right here.

Kyrie Irving and Ryan Hollins: photo by Sammy Wloszczowski

Tomorrow, the last regular season individual award given out by the National Basketball Association will be presented to Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers according to an NBA insider. The 20-year old Irving, who was born in Melbourne, is the current face of the Cavaliers franchise which is still trying to overcome the loss of [...]

Brookvale Oval: Photo by Rafe Baron

The National Rugby League’s Melbourne Storm are coming to the USA in October to play a match against the United States national team the Tomahawks. The date will be October 13, the end of the Storm’s season, and it’s going to happen either in New York or Philadelphia.

Photo by Rafe Baron

The Oakland Athletics baseball team has claimed second baseman Luke Hughes off waivers from the Minnesota Twins, bringing the total of Australians on the roster to three. Hughes joins journeyman pitcher Grant Balfour and reliever Rich Thompson, who was also picked up last week. The Bay Area now is home to 3/5 of the Aussies [...]

Photo by Rafe Baron

The Australian baseball player’s journey to America’s Major League Baseball (MLB) is intriguing to this sports-spoiled New Yorker. What’s even more fascinating is that many of the active players on major league rosters happen to be pitchers. While cricket seems to be the main draw in Oz, there are quite a few people who dream [...]

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 [...]

Collingwood vs. Essendon @ MCG

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 [...]

image by Daniel Rangel

On Saturday night, during Australia week, G’Day USA honoured one of Australia’s most internationally recognizable athletes, Lucien James Longley.