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Monday sports round-up

All the sports headlines from the weekend

Round 6 of the AFL

For the opening match of round 6, the Western Bulldogs travelled to Perth to face Fremantle. With both sides 2-3, it was a pivotal early season match.

The night was owned by the Dogs as they controlled much of the game winning by 49 points. Stars Marcus Bontempelli (30 disposals, two goals) and Adam Treloar (35 disposals, two goals) owned the midfield battle while wingmen Bailey Williams had a career night kicking three goals.

On Saturday Port Adelaide comfortably beat West Coast at home, the away side battled throughout the day, but the injury toll continued to mount with captain Luke Shuey being subbed off with an ankle injury.

The 40-point win was led by young star Connor Rozee who was best afield with 29 disposals and two goals, while forward Jeremy Finlayson had a big day kicking five majors.

The Grand Final rematch occurred on Saturday night with Geelong unveiling the flag at home against Sydney. Similar to the Grand Final, Geelong dominated the Swans all night winning by 93 points.

The undersized Sydney defence could not handle Jeremy Cameron and Tom Hawkings with the power forwards kicking five goals each. Captain Patrick Dangerfield led with charge from the middle, gathering 31 disposals and kicking a goal of his own.

Adelaide has made it four wins in a row coming from 13 points down late to defeat Hawthorn in Tasmania. It was a tight affair for most of the game but the class of Taylor Walker (20 disposal, four goals) and the grunt work of Rory Laird (29 disposals, 12 tackles) just got the Crows over the Line

Marvel Stadium hosted a top-four clash between Carlton and St Kilda. After a close first half, the Saints prevailed by 22 points.

Carlton’s midfield bulls put up big numbers with Sam Walsh, Adam Cerra, and Patrick Cripps all having over 33 disposals. Their inefficiency cost them up forward with St Kilda defending hard and counterpunching the other way. It leaves the rejuvenated Saints sitting at the top of the Ladder with five wins from six games.

LIV Golf comes to Adelaide

It was an exciting weekend for golf fans as the LIV tournament made its way to Adelaide.

The most exciting moment came from Chase Koepka as he landed a hole-in-one at the par-three 12th hole at Grange Golf Club. He celebrated with an animated chest bump as spectators went wild with cheers throwing beer cups onto the course.

American Talor Gooch held on to win the overall finishing 19 under par. He will take home the $5.97 million winner’s cheque.

Australia’s Cam Smith shot a six-under 66 on Sunday to finish tied at 16-under.

NBA first-round Playoffs continue

It has been an exciting first round so far in the NBA.

Philadelphia has swept Brooklyn 4-0 to easily move onto the next round but injury surrounding superstar Joel Embiid is a concern.

The Denver Nuggets are 3 games up on Minnesota and will also look for a series sweep on Monday.

Los Angeles protected home court to go up two games to one on Memphis holding off a terrific 45-point display by Ja Morant. Lakers big man Anthony Davis was productive on both ends in game three finishing with 31 points and three blocks.

In the biggest surprise so far Miami has taken a 2-1 lead over Milwaukee. Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo has not played the last two games and his side will be hoping he is ready for a pivotal game four to try and even the series again.

Photo:  By Catalin Steven Shircliff HERE and used under a Creative Commons License. This photo has been modified.

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