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The name Montserrat means ‘serrated mountain’. As the name suggests, the island is sharp-edged yet lofty; volcanic yet peaceful; picturesque yet inhabited by gigantic frogs.
With their home ground advantage the Waratahs must start as favourites for Saturday’s semi-final against the Brumbies, and by finishing top of the table the Tahs have a great opportunity to go all the way with a home final.
Years ago there was a billboard on Parramatta Road that read, “What would you do if Jesus came to Parramatta?”, under which someone had scrawled something along the lines of, “Move Ray Price into the second row”.
The SANZAR media release came up on my laptop at 3.04am on Monday morning. My first reaction as I read it was, “Dammit, why is SANZAR trying to stuff up the Super Rugby finals.”
If you go to the front page of the FIFA website, world football’s governing body, you’ll see a link called social responsibility.
After a first week that tore up every script and binned some of the best-laid plans, followed by a second week that tipped the rubbish bin full of torn-up scripts and plans upside down and set them on fire, the Tour’s third week has settled to a steady pile of glowing embers.
If you aren’t following a NRL club at the moment, I’d suggest you take a long, hard look at the exciting Wests Tigers team when they shape up to St George Illawarra at ANZ Stadium on Sunday.
Viewers of the German Formula One Grand Prix last weekend were shocked at the lack of a safety car intervention in two dangerous situations.
In the last two decades Australian Test cricket has been blessed with strong on-field leadership. Each time a longstanding captain has departed the scene another long term, readymade replacement has taken up the running.
There was a poignant undercurrent in Glasgow this morning at the opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games.
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.
What do these absurd names mean? Three different ways of sending a track bike around a velodrome at ludicrous speeds.
The NRL have announced that they are committed to developing a new player insurance scheme that will be aimed at protecting players who suffer career-ending injuries.
The rugby world should be getting excited, because according to Fox Sports and Triple M pundit Greg Martin and Bret Harris of the Australian, Gold Coast Suns star and in-demand athlete Karmichael Hunt is off to the Reds.
The Brumbies have gone to the extraordinary length of commissioning profiles on individual referees as they plot a path to their first Super Rugby title in 10 years.
Essendon icon Tim Watson wants James Hird to return to the AFL club, but not in a coaching capacity until the current season ends.
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The Marathon, one of the world’s most ancient sporting events, is the first Athletics event of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, scheduled to start the day on July 27. The runners will follow a track that takes them past many of Glasgow’s most famous landmarks in the ultimate test of endurance.
After being cancelled in 2010, mountain biking is back for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, which has a beautiful course ready for riders in 2014.
Over the past week, a number of AFL figures discussed publicly the virtues of the AFL home-and-away season shifting to a 20-round format, from the current 22-round format.
The depression debate has raged through rugby league and the wider community for some time now.
The 2008 Hawthorn premiership was largely viewed as one which came ‘before their time’.
Real Madrid having a quiet summer is the football equivalent of Charlie Sheen having a quiet night in – it rarely happens, if ever.
In Mortal Kombat, gamers have the satisfaction of finishing their opponents off with a ‘fatality’ – an easy, brutal kill after a brief bout. That’s how it used to go down for number 11 batsmen.
An issue with considerable weighting in the AFL recently, has been the argument that the fixture list needs to be equitable.
On the eve of the new Formula One season, I wrote up an article with a few predictions. Now that the German Grand Prix is well and truly in our rearview mirrors, we’re officially into the second half of the season.
AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan has scrapped the idea of putting names on jumpers after a trial in Round 5 this season.
On Tuesday evening, Beau Ryan, he of Cronulla Sharks and Footy Show fame, shared his thoughts on the current state of Australian politics.
Everyone is now aware that Daniel Geale will fight at Madison Square Garden this Sunday afternoon.
Halfway through last season, fans of Sydney FC fans staged a very public protest against then-manager Frank Farina and the board’s handling of the club.
Even if you had spent the past month in a cave or on Mars, it has been hard to avoid the debate that has raged on Gary Ablett’s injury and what that means for his Brownlow medal chances.
Here are 11 things that I think need to be done in the near future to enhance the appeal and relevance of Test cricket.
Before Benji Marshall, the Wests Tigers was a team of journeymen, thugs and stars well past their prime. Nobody could have predicted what was going to happen once the mesmerising talent of Marshall began to emerge.
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