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It’s not at all what we expected, but a semi-final clash with the United Arab Emirates is not something to cheer about. The desire to avoid Japan has been bandied about way too much for a country tipped second favourite, and now there is no room for complacency.
The racing in this year’s Tour Down Under has been as good as I can remember. As always race director Mike Turtur made only subtle changes to the course, but his judgement was again spot on as those subtle changes proved decisive.
It took 214 minutes for Nick Kyrgios to turn a two-set deficit into a spine-tingling five-set success over Roger Federer’s conqueror Andreas Seppi at the Australian Open on Sunday night.
A week or so ago Queensland Rugby Union put out a media statement headed: James Slipper Named St. George Queensland Reds Captain. On top of the statement was a headshot of an unsmiling Slipper, flanked by the equally stern visage of Rob Simmons and Karmichael Hunt with a ferocious Samurai warrior look on his face.
Sri Lanka were fleeced by modernity in Dunedin on Sunday when shonky circuitry caused the Decision Review System to crap out when needed most, thus returning the topic to conversation with perfect timing right before the game’s grandstand event.
Cadel Evans will retire from professional cycling with no regrets and no doubts that it is time to go.
Andy Murray will play local sensation Nick Kyrgios in a mouth-watering Australian Open quarter-final after overcoming Grigor Dimitrov in the fourth round.
Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson will have just three games to be fit and firing for the World Cup.
Send-offs, panenkas, tears, near misses, dying-minute equalisers, referee bumbles and the mixed emotions of joy and heartbreak. The Asian Cup went next level on Friday night as two of the tournament favourites were ejected from the quarter finals in dramatic scenes.
History is a powerful ally at the Tour Down Under, and today it’s firmly on Rohan Dennis’ side. The South Australian is poised to become the latest winner of the World Tour’s opening race of the season, and the third from South Australia.
Master coach Nick Bollettieri predicts Nick Kyrgios will be among the best in the tennis world, but how far he goes will depend on “what’s between his ears”.
There’s nothing harder to watch than a sporting legend and arguably the greatest ambassador for tennis of all time like Roger Federer bowing out of the Australian Open with hardly a whimper.
Glenn Maxwell has been buffeted by criticism as a result of his poor batting in ODIs the past nine months. Yet stand-in skipper George Bailey is arguably the bigger liability at the moment.
You have to have to hand it to Dave Sanders, the man charged with moulding the seven riders chosen each year to form the UniSA team at the Tour Down Under.
Shaken to uncertainty by a calculated China game-plan for much of the opening half, it took a fresh second-half attitude and two trademark big-tournament goals from Tim Cahill to propel the Socceroos into the Asian Cup semi-finals in Newcastle next week.
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From the origins of the coalfields, where miners would emerge from the dark depths during the week to play football on their days off, comes a story of grit and determination, a battle of the underdog overcoming prestige and money to emerge victorious.
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India need to avoid defeat when they take on Australia in the fifth ODI of the 2015 tri-series if they have to stay in reckoning for a place in the final but it will be a mountainous task for a team which is yet to win a game on tour so far. You can follow […]
2015 Thomas North Manfred Stakes: Race 6, 4:20pm AEDT – I’ve had a quick look at this Australia Day race, once again trying to find a few historical factors that could unlock the winner of this years edition.
With the Full Federal Court soon to deliver its judgment in James Hird’s appeal, chances are David Jones will be taking more than a casual interest in the result.
We didn’t realise it at the time, at least those of us without an encyclopaedic knowledge of the minutiae held in the NBA record annals. We didn’t realise it was happening, and perhaps we don’t really understand it now, after the fact.
After a tumultuous year highlighted by the ‘is there or isn’t there’ feud between coach Mick Potter and hooker Robbie Farah, the Tigers have cleaned their house.
The 2015 Asian Cup has, without doubt, been a resounding success. As I cast my eye on the tournament in November, I couldn’t help but wonder whether the whole show would be an enormous flop.
The rosters for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game were announced on Thursday, and as expected a mix of shock and stoicism rippled through the players and fans alike as the selections were announced.
Ever wondered how you silence 26,000 screaming Swedes? Just knockout their beloved hometown hero.
In 2013, Sloane Stephens announced herself on the big stage when she upset Serena Williams en route to reaching her first Grand Slam semi-final at the Australian Open. Last year, Eugenie Bouchard did the same, defeating Ana Ivanovic in the quarter-finals before losing to eventual champion Li Na in the semi-finals.
What: An NHL-managed international competition featuring most of the big hockey nations, plus some All Star-type teams.
Andy Murray will be out for revenge when he battles Grigor Dimitrov tonight for a spot in the quarter finals of the 2015 Australian Open on Rod Laver Arena.
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Round 15 of the A-League sees first placed Perth Glory host third placed Melbourne Victory at nib Stadium. Join us on The Roar from 8:00pm (AEDT) for live scores and commentary.
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Perth Scorchers take on the Melbourne Stars at the Furnace in what promises to be a cracking semi-final in the Big Bash League. Join me on The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:10pm AEDT.
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Match Result scoreline: Kyrgios 5-7, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 8-6 Seppi with an unforced error and Kyrgios comes back from two sets down to complete a remarkable comeback victory! He is now through to the Australian Open quarter-finals. This will be a painful defeat for Seppi to swallow given that he was two sets to love […]
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Can Bernard Tomic become the 1st Australian in the men’s draw, since Lleyton Hewitt in 2005, to make the quarter finals of the Australian Open?
Records tumbled in the third quarter in Oakland yesterday as Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors shot a perfect 13 from 13 to etch his name into the NBA’s record books with 37 points in a single quarter.
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