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Magnussen and marathon golden; Meares gets silver

Magnussen and marathon golden; Meares gets silver

8 hours ago

In the most absorbing day of the Glasgow Comm Games, Australian James Magnussen won the 100 free, compatriot Michael Shelley stunned the athletics world with gold in the marathon, while the Queen of the velodrome Anna Meares, and the king of rugby sevens New Zealand, were both dethroned. For Magnussen, it was ridding himself of […]

Waratahs cement final against Crusaders – Take a bow Nathan Grey

Waratahs cement final against Crusaders - Take a bow Nathan Grey

1 day ago

While head coach Michael Ckeika is the obvious mastermind of the Waratahs cementing a first-time home Super Rugby final next Saturday night, it’s defence coach Nathan Grey who deserves the accolades last night. A look at the 26-8 scoreline would suggest it was a walk in the park for the Waratahs. Far from it. The […]

Is James Magnussen back to his best?

Is James Magnussen back to his best?

2 days ago

Could we see something special from James Magnussen when the 100 freestyle gets underway at Glasgow on Saturday night? The 23-year-old Australian has had a chequered career, with the low-light the 2012 London Olympics. But on Friday night we got a glimpse that Magnussen’s on the way back when he hauled in the tearaway South […]

Aussie girls smash relay world record in Glasgow

Aussie girls smash relay world record in Glasgow

3 days ago

“To quote Mohammad Ali, we are the greatest”. There was not a touch of arrogance in Cate Campbell’s quotation as she anchored the Australian women’s 4×100 freestyle relay team to a world record 3.30.08, more than five seconds ahead of second-placed England on day one of the swimming at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Bronte […]

By the stats, it’s the Waratahs

By the stats, it's the Waratahs

4 days ago

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. If betting was around at the time, you could have easily […]

Independence and celebrations: Let the Glasgow Games begin

Independence and celebrations: Let the Glasgow Games begin

5 days ago

There was a poignant undercurrent in Glasgow this morning at the opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games. If the September 18 independence referendum is carried, Scotland will no longer be included in Team GB for the Olympics, and will no longer be funded by the National Lottery. As champion cyclist Sir Chris Hoy, one […]

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