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McIlroy the magnificent at the British Open

McIlroy the magnificent at the British Open

19 Jul 2014

Rory McIlroy has taken command of the 143rd British Open at Hoylake with back to back 66s. The Northern Irishman is at 12-under, with a four-shot lead over American Dustin Johnson, followed by a traffic jam at six-under. McIlroy was simply superb, drving with distance and accuracy, while his approach shots and putting gave hin […]

SANZAR doesn’t give a damn about its players

SANZAR doesn't give a damn about its players

18 Jul 2014

In its grubby greed for the big bucks, SANZAR will add an extra team from South Africa, one from Argentina, and a third from either Singapore or Japan, starting in 2016. First up, it’s easy to see South Africa runs SANZAR, the governing body of Super Rugby, the toughest rugby tournament in the world. Why […]

A rocks and diamonds preview of the British Open

A rocks and diamonds preview of the British Open

17 Jul 2014

When Peter Thomson won the first of his five British Opens in 1954, he banked $120. The winner of the 143rd British Open at Royal Liverpool this week will collect $1.66million. The prize money and the club and ball technology are the only sections of the oldest and most revered golf tournament in the world […]

Larkham’s game plan must be ball in hand

Larkham's game plan must be ball in hand

16 Jul 2014

If Steve Larkham can finally rid himself of the Jake White kicking malaise, the Brumbies can make a big noise in the Super Rugby finals series. First up it’s the two-time defending champion Chiefs, with the bonus of a home game, then the all-expansive Waratahs away, as the first-time minor premiers. Unless, that is, the […]

Wayne Bennett should be named a rugby league Immortal

Wayne Bennett should be named a rugby league Immortal

15 Jul 2014

The weekend belonged to Wayne Bennett, celebrating his 700th rugby league game as a coach with his Knights turning an 18-0 deficit to the Sharks into a 31-18 win at Remondis Stadium. It’s hard to get your head around 700 games, that translates to over 3,000 training sessions in his stellar seven-premiership winning career. Those […]

NSW is back in the sporting spotlight

NSW is back in the sporting spotlight

14 Jul 2014

For most of the 21st century, the once great NSW as a sporting state has wallowed in its own mediocrity. In 14 years, NSW has won just four Sheffield Shields – in 2002-03, 2004-05, 2007-08 – and are the current holders. In the AFL, the Swans were premiers in 2005 and 2012. In State of […]

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