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Daley’s playing with fire over injuries by picking the same team

Daley's playing with fire over injuries by picking the same team

6 Jul 2017

It makes good reading that NSW coach Laurie Daley has named exactly the same squad for the three Origins for the first time since 1996, when the Blues won the series.

Jeff Horn, Tommy Fleetwood, and Daniil Medvedev were once sporting journeymen. Not anymore

Jeff Horn, Tommy Fleetwood, and Daniil Medvedev were once sporting journeymen. Not anymore

5 Jul 2017

In the space of 38 hours over the weekend, Jeff Horn, Tommy Fleetwood, and Daniil Medvedev changed their sporting status dramatically.

Ellyse Perry keeps Australia’s unbeaten record intact at the World Cup

Ellyse Perry keeps Australia's unbeaten record intact at the World Cup

3 Jul 2017

While Cricket Australia and the Australian Players Association act like spoiled brats over the Memorandum of Understanding, Ellyse Perry is doing what she does best, winning ODIs.

Ian Chappell’s the best bet for Australian cricket peace

Ian Chappell's the best bet for Australian cricket peace

2 Jul 2017

Before James Sutherland and Alistair Nicholson duel at dawn, former Australian captain Ian Chappell looms as the perfect peacemaker.

Will Billy Slater ever catch try-scoring machine Ken Irvine?

Will Billy Slater ever catch try-scoring machine Ken Irvine?

1 Jul 2017

The short answer would have been yes, had Billy Slater had played more than just eight games for the Melbourne Storm in two years thanks to shoulder injuries.

Michelle Payne tests positive for banned substance

Michelle Payne tests positive for banned substance

29 Jun 2017

Champion jockey Michelle Payne has tested positive to the banned substance Phentermine, an appetite suppressor, after riding at Swan Hill two weeks ago.