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Kaymer blows a 10-shot lead in Abu Dhabi

20 Jan 2015

Nightmare memories of Greg Norman meltdowns were revisited overnight when Germany’s Martin Kaymer blew a 10-shot lead in the final round at Abu Dahbi to finish third, two shots off the pace. Twenty two-year-old Frenchman Gary Stal, ranked 357 in the world, fired in a final round of 65 to edge out world number one […]

Faulkner the finisher steers Australia home

Faulkner the finisher steers Australia home

19 Jan 2015

When Australia lost 3-14 against India at the MCG on Sunday night with Steve Smith, Aaron Finch, and George Bailey back in the shed, followed by Glenn Maxwell’s weak capitulation, James Faulkner did what he does best – standing up to be counted. India posted a respectable 267, thanks to a superb 138 from Rohit […]

Shane Warne did Mitchell Starc a big favour

Shane Warne did Mitchell Starc a big favour

18 Jan 2015

When Shane Warne called giant Australian paceman Mitchell Starc “soft” during the second Test against India at the Gabba, the leg-spin legend copped plenty of criticism. But Warne nailed Starc’s problem at a time when he was bowling far too much rubbish for an international, and looking as though he really care so long as […]

Jordan Thompson’s the Australian to watch at Melbourne Park

Jordan Thompson's the Australian to watch at Melbourne Park

17 Jan 2015

Jordan Thompson was one of nine Australians named yesterday in the main men’s singles draw at the Australian tennis Open at Melbourne Park, which starts on Monday. Despite his world ranking of 273, he’s the one to watch. The 20-year-old is playing in the Kooyong Classic where he took world number five Kei Nishikori to […]

When English cricket was quaint

15 Jan 2015

One of the most fascinating interviews that has been my privilege to be involved in was in the early 70s with two legends of English cricket – Sir Leonard Hutton on my left, and Alec Bedser on my right at a V-shaped table. It was live in the late days of black and white television […]

Are current Australian sportsmen soft, or just over-worked?

Are current Australian sportsmen soft, or just over-worked?

14 Jan 2015

Top tennis prospect Nick Kyrgios is the latest Australian sportsman with a question mark over his fitness. The 19-year-old missed the start of the season in the Hopman Cup and Brisbane International with a back injury, and was the walking wounded with a knee problem in the latter stages of his three-set loss to Poland’s […]

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