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I can’t wait for Round 20 to unfold. After a crazy round last weekend, the response of some teams intrigues me enormously.
None of the stuff going on at Manly will hurt the team’s chances of winning the premiership. In fact, it will probably improve their chances.
In sport, 85-90 per cent of the time, stats tell the true story. But every now and again a stat like Don Bradman’s surfaces, requiring just four runs at the Oval in his final Test to have a career Test batting average of 100.
News that Ryan Harris might not be fit to play Test cricket until next year means we may never again see him in the baggy green.
Perhaps the most cruel by-product of cycling’s ongoing battle with doping is the growing number of social media sceptics.
Rugby Sevens first featured on the Commonwealth Games program in Kuala Lumpur in 1998, and has been included in every Games since. The event will be run over two days, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 July – the first weekend of the Glasgow 2014 schedule.
The tiny channel island of Guernsey is one of the most important locations in sporting history, being the birthplace of the eponymous item of clothing so central to so many sporting endeavours.
Super Rugby’s minor premiers and competition favourites, the Waratahs will host local rivals the Brumbies on saturday night at Allianz stadium in front of an expected full house of 40,000.
“To quote Mohammad Ali, we are the greatest”.
Ewen McKenzie says an Australian side winning the Super Rugby crown would be “as good as it gets” for the Wallabies’ Bledisloe Cup prospects.
In some ways Cate Campbell was no different to so many Australian kids, introduced to the water and taught to swim by their parents at a very young age.
When there’s a dreamy little zipcode like the Cayman Islands and it’s stacked to the gums with the tax-free cash reserves of a non-compliant commercial world, it presents an obvious question regarding competitive sports.
Australia’s reigning World Champion Men’s Hockey team, the Kookaburras, head into the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this month facing one their biggest challenges in recent memory. Largely, it’s all of their own doing.
Superstar halfback Daly Cherry-Evans has declined to dampen speculation he could exit Brookvale when his contract with Manly concludes at the end of the 2015 NRL season.
Over the years, there have been three certainties in life, death, taxes and Australia and New Zealand playing thrillers in finals of major international netball tournaments. The Commonwealth Games are as big as netball tournaments get.
I don’t think I’m showing my age too much when I reflect on a time when Australians adored every bit of the Commonwealth Games.
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It’s been a long time since I can remember an Australia ‘A’ team being fielded. Whether a midweek game against a touring national team or during the Pacific Nations Cup in 2007 and 2008.
The 20th Commonwealth Games are underway in Glasgow, with the best sporting talent from Commonwealth nations in action.
As an avid sports fan and follower I have always been bewildered by the notion that people view professional athletes as role models.
When it comes to food, there are times when the call of the buffet, with its all-you-can-eat prawns and multiple choice desserts, is simply too great.
Times are good at Real Madrid. They have just lifted La Décima, and over the summer they have added two of the shining stars from the World Cup.
It’s been a great year to follow the Waratahs, that much is obvious. But personally it converges with my own life in more ways than one.
I must say, it is pretty bitter sweet to be a Manly fan right now.
Now that the ‘Buddy will destroy the Swans culture’ and COLA debates are nearing exhaustion, the focus is squarely back on the Swans Academy and its supposed advantages.
In Part One of my series, I put forward my ideas for including two Argentinean teams in the expanded Super Rugby competition from 2016.
While there was always a chance Benji Marshall would return and play against the Wests Tigers, few could’ve predicted it would happen so soon.
On Monday afternoon, Paul White sat in front of the media and announced that a family member was coming home – Wayne Bennett.
Here is my list of the top 10 players ever to don the great West Coast guernsey. Since the club’s establishment in 1986, a number of the AFL’s best have plied their trade in the west.
The reporting of the 2014 FIFA World Cup saw football treated as a mainstream sport for the first time in Australia. Reporting was balanced and many negative stories were ignored when they could have been highlighted.
If you feel the need – the need for speed – then stick the 100 metre sprint at the top of your priorities ahead of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. People simply don’t get any faster than this.
Last season, in only his second year at AFL level, Chad Wingard announced himself as a star of the competition with All-Australian selection at only 20 years of age.
If the Warriors had become dark horses and a dangerous team to play over the past few weeks, Saturday night was something of a setback.
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