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When Doug Walters left his birthplace Dungog as a teenager to try his luck in the ‘Big Smoke’, Australian cricket was the winner.
Firmly in the finals mix, scoring goals for fun, producing some eye-catching football and featuring some of the A-League’s brightest imports. No, it’s not Adelaide United, it’s the Wellington Phoenix.
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The Melbourne Stars have lost both their opening Big Bash League matches largely due to middle-order batting failures.
We all know that Christmas is about laziness and cheap gifts, and who am I to go against the grain of the season? I’m not Santa or Murdoch, so I’ll always choose to comply.
The Brumbies, Israel Folau, floods of players leaving Super Rugby after the 2015 World Cup and anxious fan mail are the big issues for rugby this week.
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MS Dhoni played his 89th Test at the Gabba, his 59th as Indian captain.
If cricket can be characterised by the ponderous tick of a scoreboard clock, Mitchell Johnson is a player in fast forward.
Tim Cahill is privately plotting to play on for years in a welcome move that could have the Socceroos superstar appearing at a fourth World Cup.
Joe Burns’ coach has lauded him as gritty, not pretty, and backed the batsman to handle the extreme pressure of a shock Boxing Day Test cricket debut.
They’re sitting pretty on top of the A-League table, but Perth Glory know their upcoming trek to Melbourne could either make or break their Premiers’ Plate hopes.
Tail-ender Adam Zampa was the hero as the Adelaide Strikers secured a dramatic one-wicket victory over the Perth Scorchers in Monday night’s BBL clash at the WACA Ground.
Joe Burns will make his Test cricket debut for Australia on Boxing Day, barring some miracle comeback by Mitchell Marsh or an injury.
Australian cycling star Simon Gerrans has broken his left collarbone in training, ruining his big home season title defences.
They fired up David Warner in Adelaide and motivated Mitchell Johnson in Brisbane, now former captain Sunil Gavaskar has implored India to stop the sledging.
Australia coach Darren Lehmann rates Brad Haddin’s wicketkeeping skills and leadership highly.
Tough-talking Graham Arnold has challenged his Sydney FC troops to show some fighting spirit or leave the A-League club after their 2-0 A-League loss to Wellington.
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The defending champions of the Big Bash League, the Perth Scorchers, start their 2014-15 campaign tonight as they face the in form Adelaide Strikers at the Furnace.
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Here we are, NFL week 16 in what is potentially the best match-up of the week as the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks travel to Glendale, Arizona to take on the NFC West leading Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix stadium.
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The Rugby World Cup is now just nine months away. With the Southern Hemisphere’s nations having now completed their Spring tours, now is the perfect time to preview where each of the Wallabies stand heading into the tournament.
It surely cannot just be me who thinks the Channel Nine cricket commentators represent the lowest in commentating standards across the sporting codes.
With the Asian Cup just two and a half weeks away, what better way to get the ball rolling than with a countdown of the 25 players set to boil in the Australian heat?
The World Boxing Council has ordered an immediate rematch between Anthony Mundine and the man he beat via split decision in November, Sergey Rabchenko.
As Santa is finalising his naughty and nice list, and club owners are working out which managers will get a transfer kitty and which get a lump of coal, the panel review the games from the past weekend.
Peter ‘Bananman’ Siddle. Australia’s bull terrorist. The dinosaur-toothed Energiser bunny. The man born without an off switch.
In last year’s wish list I saw only two of my six wishes come true (#1 and #6). Once again I have prepared a Christmas List that hopefully isn’t too late for Santa to read.
As the Australian selectors chose Steve Smith over Brad Haddin to captain Australia in place of the injured Michael Clarke, it sent a message to the out-of-form Australian wicketkeeper.
Dear Santa, or whoever Kitty Flanagan believes distributes presents globally in the event of your non-existence. Christmas is a time for giving. A time to stop and reflect on less fortunate people around us, like Greg Ritchie.
For more than a hundred years rugby union has grown in leaps and bounds as a worldwide game. Since embracing professionalism, it has carved its essence in the hearts of countless people all over the world.
Scotland have improved in leaps and bounds recently, but a tough World Cup pool with South Africa and Samoa means that a quarter-final with England or Australia is on the cards.
Day One of the 2014-15 College Football Bowl season is in the books, and here’s a quick recap of what you need to know from the opening slate of five games.
Lethal try-scoring partnerships are common place in rugby league. But none match the unique potency and longevity forged by the hypnotic combination of Manly icons Cliff Lyons and Steve ‘Beaver’ Menzies.
For the last three to four years, we have been hearing how bare the Australian batting cupboard is. It seems there are no able replacements or young batsman coming through.
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