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It is often said that sport is a great leveller. However, this week it has served to flatten most people.
Peter FitzSimons, bless him, used to mark a year or so before a Rugby World Cup tournament with columns predicting that ‘the All Blacks are peaking too early!’
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Adam Scott looked calm and ready for action. He was slow in his movements, and chose his words deliberately while talking to an audience of collected kids and adults at The Australian yesterday.
Thanksgiving. It means very little to us in Australia, but Turkey Day holds a special place in the heart of Americans.
In the end, Lewis Hamilton strolled to the 2014 Formula One world championship, comprehensively beating his only real threat, teammate Nico Rosberg.
Like the cricket fraternity around the world I am in shock hearing about Phil Hughes’ serious injury inflicted at the SCG on Tuesday.
Australian cricketer, Phil Hughes, has passed away in St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney after spending two days in an induced coma following a blow to the head during a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday afternoon.
Phillip Hughes, Australian Test batsman, has passed away two days after being struck on the head while playing in a Sheffield Shield match for South Australia.
The Wallabies have announced the side that will take the field for their final match of the 2014 Spring Tour, to be played against England at Twickenham in London in the early hours on Sunday morning.
The AFL admits it cannot say how long the Essendon anti-doping tribunal hearings will last.
Sean Abbott continues to be surrounded by counsellors and teammates amid concerns for the talented paceman’s well-being and playing future following the injury to Phillip Hughes.
It is hard to know what to think. A Tuesday night and a young man lies in a coma, our expectations in a crumpled heap at the door.
Lyall Gorman will immediately provide the Cronulla Sharks with a polished exterior, but the club will only begin shining from the inside if the other people there are smart enough to go with him.
There were a number of rugby league topics worthy of comment in the past week.
While the Wallabies suffered another loss against Ireland, it was their best performance on this tour.
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There barely seems like anything appropriate you can say after the tragic accident that led to Phil Hughes being admitted to hospital and having surgery on Tuesday.
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For one of the ten greatest NBA players of all-time, at 36, Kobe Bryant still understands exceedingly little about the game of basketball. That, or he’s wilfully ignorant to its lessons.
It is interesting times for Sydney’s sports stadiums. Just last week, ANZ Stadium unveiled its plans for a $350 mil upgrade, including such improvements as more moving tiers, better facilities, a retractable roof and a thriving precinct of bars and restaurants, to name a few.
It’s the morning of the AFL Draft. If you ask me, it’s just about the best day of the year.
“Something is rotten in the State of Denmark,” Marcellus said to Horatio in the first act of Billy Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
Twenty-four hours beforehand, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation had public opinion on its side in the wake of government-imposed budget cuts.
As a matter of official policy, the NRL makes explicit reference to its goal of ensuring that national selection for the Kangaroos is seen as the pinnacle of the sport.
A week ago after Denver was upset by St. Louis, Kansas City upset Seattle and the Patriots destroyed Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts, I wrote about potential playoff seedings.
The Cats are set to continue their amazing dynasty, but today we move onto a club that is looking to launch theirs. Gold Coast enter their fifth season of AFL with a weight of expectation on their shoulders.
Rugby league has always been defined by its hard-as-nails players, who give the word ‘tough’ a new meaning.
In the 2014 Formula One season, Abu Dhabi took the all-important position of being the final race of the year.
In a teary press conference, Penrith’s hard-hitting second-rower Nigel Plum has announced his retirement from all forms of representative football, effective immediately.
Performance enhancing drugs (commonly referred to as PEDs) have reared their ugly head in boxing over the last few years.
Ireland have retained their third-place IRB ranking after a tremendous win over Australia.
With another week of the European tour over, only two matches remain this year in order to identify where the Rugby World Cup contenders stand among their peers.
By just about every measurable, Viktor Tikhonov will be remembered and lauded as perhaps the greatest hockey coach we’ve ever seen.
With AFL national draft night upon us excitement is at fever pitch. Fans love the draft because of the hope that it brings for the future.
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