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Jason Day in contention, Woods misses cut

Jason Day in contention, Woods misses cut

9 Aug 2014

Australian Jason Day has shrugged off a persistent thumb injury to soar into contention at the halfway mark of the USPGA Championship at Valhalla, the final major of the year. Tiger Woods will have the weekend off after struggling with two rounds of 74 to miss the cut by five shots. Other major winners who […]

Kurtley Beale must stay a Tah

Kurtley Beale must stay a Tah

7 Aug 2014

While the Waratahs winning their first Super title is right off the top shelf for Australian rugby, crack centre Kurtley Beale is unfinished business. The 25-year-old has yet to re-sign with the champions, which automatically means he has yet to re-sign with the ARU. Beale is a must if the Wallabies are going to benefit […]

Geoff Ogilvy is back in business

Geoff Ogilvy is back in business

6 Aug 2014

Popular Australian golfer Geoff Ogilvy salvaged his career in the nick of time by winning last weeks Barracuda Championship in Nevada. The 37-year-old former top ten had plummeted to 251 in the world rankings, and with no exemptions left, was heading for the “petty cash” Web.com Tour. Today he’s ranked 127, has two years exemption, […]

Bernard Foley and Jodie Kenny get it done

Bernard Foley and Jodie Kenny get it done

4 Aug 2014

Bernard Foley and Jodie Kenny have nerves of steel. Foley landed a 45-metre penalty inside the last minute for the Waratahs to win their first Super Rugby title 33-32 over the Crusaders, ending a 19-year drought. Kenny cut it finer, landing the equalising goal from a corner against England 1-1 with just 12 seconds left […]

Sally Pearson pulls the trigger at the Commonwealth Games

Sally Pearson pulls the trigger at the Commonwealth Games

1 Aug 2014

Sally Pearson sent an emphatic message to her 100m hurdles rivals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow – “catch me if you can” In cold, wet, and windy conditions in the main stadium, Pearson clocked 12.69 to be the fastest qualifier, well ahead of arch rival – England’s Tiffany Porter’s 12.84. Two weeks ago Pearson […]

Athletics Australian head coach Eric Hollingsworth suspended

Athletics Australian head coach Eric Hollingsworth suspended

31 Jul 2014

Head athletics coach Eric Hollingsworth has been suspended by Athletics Australia for his blistering attack on team captain Sally Pearson at the Commonwealth Games. The feud between the pair has been simmering for months, but what prompted Hollingsworth to go public can only be interpreted as covering his butt, when in effect he’s shot himself […]

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