What is the internet saying about our Aussies in US sports this week? Read on.Another dramatic week for our Aussies, as one young future star gets some fantastic news, another established veteran struggles. Check out all the Aussie links below. -
NFLAussies in the NFL: Rocca's Troubles Mirror Redskins' - US Sports Down Under We take a look at Rocca's poor Week 2 effort against the Green Bay Packers.
NHLAussie NHL Prospect Nathan Walker Signed to Hershey Bears - US Sports Down Under Fantastic news for our first ever Aussie in the NHL as Walker joins the Capitals' affiliate team Hershey Bears. Caps Can't Sign Nathan Walker, So They Send Him to Hershey - Russian Machine Never Breaks Caps blog talks about the terrific Nathan Walker news. Almost ensuring he'll be playing in the NHL next season. In celebration let's take a look at this awesome through-the-legs assist (via RMNB). Nathan Walker, Australian ice hockey's NHL prospect - The Age Good to see Aussie sports media giving Walker some more attention. Aussie Nathan Walker Scores First NHL Goal, Kinda - Russian Machine Never Breaks As pointed out by RMNB, Walker should have been awarded the Cap's first preseason goal. Walker takes step closer to NHL dream - Back Page Lead Another Aussie site discussing Walker's drive to make it in the NHL.
NBASpotlighting and Breaking Down San Antonio Spurs Point Guard Position - Bleacher Report When looking at Patty Mills, the B/R author states that "Mills offers a shooting ability that is unmatched at the point guard position within the organization. He can shoot the long ball and the mid-range at a high clip, and does so with comfort. Spurs Mills on Life in the NBA, Being a Spur & More - Project Spurs Project Spurs discuss a recent interview that Patty Mills gave to The Project. We missed that interview last week, so here it is now: Basketballer Andrew Bogut tops Aussie athletes on young rich list - The Australian So yeah, Andrew Bogut is doing just fine, and he's reportedly valued at $50 million. Good to see. If Bogut plays Warriors an NBA trophy hope - The Roar As always, health is the greatest concern for Golden States' big man.
MLBGrant Balfour is the key to an Oakland Athletics playoff run: Will he hold up? - Rant Sports Article points out that Aussie closer Balfour must be rested and ready to go in MLB postseason. Melvin sticking with Balfour in closer's role - MLB.com Despite his struggles, Balfour has a good hold on his job. Buzz: Blackley getting up to speed - ESPN Good to read Travis Blackley has been getting some nice pace on his pitches. - That's it, as always, let us know if we missed any quality links!