Check out these Aussie-related links from this last week of US sports.Another week behind us sees a lot of interesting articles featuring our Aussies in the US. As always, if you see an article you think should be on the list, let me know. Get clicking!
NFLAussies in the NFL: Rocca Has Rough Opening Week 1 - US Sports Down Under We recap Aussie Sav Rocca's performance in Week 1 of the NFL. It was a middle-of-the-road performance, hampered by a hot Eagles team. We covered this in the above piece, but Brad Wing worked out for the Redskins last weekend, as reported by Adam Caplan:
Former Eagles P Brad Wing worked out for the Redskins last weekend. — Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) September 10, 2013
NHLCaps prospect Nathan Walker hopes to put Australian on hockey map - Washington Times Remember Nathan Walker? He's still working to make it to the NFL. He's part of the preseason squad hoping to make the Washington Capitals roster. Nathan Walker Looks to Prove Himself and Earn an ELC at Rookie Camp - Russian Machine Never Breaks Another great piece on Walker. Rookie From Down under: Walker Homes to be First Australian in NHL - Capitals Overtime Another piece on Walker, this time from the Caps official blog. When asked about how he and his family would feel if he makes it with the Capitals: “I think my family would be absolutely ecstatic. I left home at a very young age so they gave up a lot as well. It would be really good for not just myself and my family but for Australia.”
NBAAussie Hoops Star Aron Baynes in Josh's Newsroom - AFL Players Great interview with the Spurs' Aron Baynes from Josh Jenkins of AFL Players (of all places). Pre-Training Camp Player Power Rankings for San Antonio Spurs - Bleacher Report SPOILERS: B/R ranks Baynes the 14th best player on the team. Patty Mills is rated 13th. We feel they could be higher, but there's still plenty of work to do. Boomers star Matthew Dellavedova has two-year, 1.3 million partially guaranteed contract with NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers - News.com.au The terrific Boti Nagy was one of the first to report this great news. Delly has a shot with the Cavs this preseason, meaning if he managed to stick around we'd have two NBA teams with multiple Aussies.
Thanks everyone for the support (and birthday wishes)-have a partial guarantee which means I still have to make the team at training camp. — Matthew Dellavedova (@matthewdelly) September 9, 2013Cavaliers Sign Aussie Matthew Dellavedova to Partial Contract - US Sports Down Under Our own report on the fantastic Dellavedova news. Who needs LeBron with an all-Aussie backcourt? - The Roar Neat article from the Roar talking about the possibility of Kyrie Irving and Delly playing together this season. Now is the time to get back on board with the Cavaliers. Warriors Andrew Bogut says he's '100 percent' healthy, not limited - CBS Sports Great news for both the Warriors and Bogut fans. The trick will be keeping him healthy for the full season (and postseason). Let's take a look at his recent interview too: Why Healthy Andrew Bogut Makes Golden State Warriors a Legit Title Contender - Bleacher Report Article detailing why Bogut will be so important to the Warriors this season.
MLBBalfour excited to see Australia hosting MLB - Oakland Athletics Website Aussie releiver Grant Balfour is excited about Australia finally getting some MLB games at the start of next season. A's closer Grant Balfour not worried about his recent inactivity - San Jose Mercuty News Article talking about the Aussies' recent lack of activity. Bits: Grant Balfour ineffective of late - ESPN Balfour hasn't bee his best of late, and it's been noticed by ESPN's Eric Karabell.