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When the route for the Jayco-Herald Sun Tour is released each year I do two things. Firstly, I check to see if Australia’s oldest stage race is passing through my home town of Ballarat.
Racegoers were left in awe when a metal miner from Broken Hill produced Rain Lover to win the 1968 Melbourne Cup, in what was to be believed to be Mick Robins’ third month as a licensed trainer.
It’s been a dramatic fortnight in Formula One. Two teams have entered into administration with varying degrees of spectacle: Caterham with a public tit-for-tat, Marussia without so much as a press release acknowledging the situation.
When I heard about Di Patston and Kurtley Beale’s argument on the plane, my initial thought was that it had to be a storm in a teacup.
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Henry Speight wants to honour those to have donned the green and gold before him when he finally ends his wait to become a Wallabies player this weekend.
It’s official – finally. The Gold Coast’s on-again, off-again announcement that Rodney Eade will be their new coach has finally happened after days of talks with Collingwood.
Eddie McGuire once described the western suburbs of Sydney as the “land of the falafel”, so it was ironic to find the AFL’s latest leader, Gillon McLachlan, in Auburn earlier this week, begging us falafel-eaters to bite into his GWS Giants.
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Joe Burns? Shane Watson? Phil Hughes? Usman Khawaja? Steve Smith? Who should bat at first drop for Australia if incumbent Alex Doolan is dumped as a result of this Pakistan tour?
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Just 18 cars will line-up for this weekend’s USA Formula One Grand Prix, the smallest grid in close to a decade.
Let’s not beat around the bush, Australia’s performance in the first Test was embarrassing.
As I left Parramatta Stadium after watching the Western Sydney Wanderers reach the final of the Asian Champions League with a 2-0 win over FC Seoul in the semi-final tie, I overheard a conversation between two guys walking behind me.
For years the salary cap has been seen as the main way to equalise talent between the clubs in the NRL. But now, 25 years after it was first introduced, is there any point in continuing the charade?
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It would be fair to say that the first Test against Pakistan was not much fun for Australian fans to watch, but I have to admit it was a brilliant game to call.
I might never have made it to the level I’ve achieved without the love and support of my mum. For many kids, sporting life of whatever variety you choose begins with your parents’ encouragement. It was the same for me.
Plenty has happened in rugby league over the past couple of weeks, with the Four Nations tossing up some interesting games and results, a large amount of player movement, and yet another mindless act from a player involving a mobile phone or computer.
When Robbie Deans was shown the door after the British and Irish Lions series in 2013, Ewen McKenzie had two weeks with the Wallabies squad to introduce his style of game before the first Bledisloe Cup match.
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The full 2015 AFL fixture is scheduled to be released tomorrow, in what’s quickly becoming a big event in the 11-months-of-the-year footy calendar.
For those who missed it, on Thursday the AFL released its 2015 fixture list, scrapping Sunday and Monday evening games, and introducing more Saturday afternoon football.
Oh, how things have changed since my last article.
An interesting article written by Tony Tannous on the fate of two newly formed franchises in Western Sydney was fermenting debate yesterday on The Roar.
Since I first developed an interest in cricket in the late 1980s, a number of great Australian players have either missed out on a Test berth entirely due to intense competition, or had their careers cut short by injury and other factors.
The biggest week of racing is finally upon us, once again bringing to the fore ways we could improve the Victoria Racing Club’s Spring Carnival.
Liverpool were always going to find this season relatively hard going. That was inevitable given their near miss in winning the title, the ageing legs of Steven Gerrard and the loss of Luis Suarez.
After copping a huge drubbing in the first Test, and now with their backs against the wall after Day 1 of the current Dubai match, there is still one really positive outlook for the Australian Team.
Excitement should come to mind when Port Adelaide Power fans see the 2015 AFL fixture.
Australia are left with no option but to win the second and final Test against Pakistan at Abu Dhabi after having been pummelled in the opener. Join The Roar for live coverage of the first day of the second Test starting at 5:00 pm (AEDT).
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For many tennis fans, the season effectively ends in September when the US Open wraps up. But at the moment, we’re on Roger Federer watch.
With the 2014 ABSA Currie Cup done and dusted following the coronation of DHL Western Province, we Springbok fans find ourselves with some time on our hands.
Are you sick of off-field dramas, colleagues sticking it to each to other, instead of their opponents? Tired of penalty kicks and lingering scrum resets? Then the NRC is for you!
Who will draw well for the 2014 Melbourne Cup That is the million dollar question this Saturday as the field and the barriers are decided for the race that stops a nation.
Australian basketball could well be entering a boom phase over the next few years with more players than ever on NBA rosters, along with plenty of young talent waiting in the wings.
With a tumultuous couple of weeks behind us, I wanted to try and discuss the future of Australian rugby.
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