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Alyssa Healy the difference as Aussies make T20 final

Alyssa Healy the difference as Aussies make T20 final

5 Apr 2014

The Australian women are into their third successive World T20 final after keeper Alyssa Healy led a rearguard action to beat the West Indies by a nail-biting eight runs in Mirpur. Healy, the niece of former Test keeper Ian Healy and the partner of Australian paceman Mitchell Starc (who was at the ground), cracked a […]

McLean’s copped a lot more than 7 weeks

McLean's copped a lot more than 7 weeks

4 Apr 2014

It’s been 10 days since Knight Alex McKinnon had his neck broken. For 10 days there has been not a peep out of John Grant, the ARLC chairman, nor Dave Smith, the CEO. If ever rugby league needed some strong leadership, it’s right now. League is a tough sport, none tougher. But lifting an attacking […]

Michael Cheika has mounting Waratah problems

Michael Cheika has mounting Waratah problems

3 Apr 2014

Losing to the Brumbies annoyed Waratah coach Michael Cheika, but losing to the Sharks was worse. Cheika wears his heart on his sleeve and, like most dyed-in-the-wool Randiwck men, doesn’t take losing at all well. The coaches’ box door was worse for wear after the Brumbies, and a cameraman copped a gobful on the sideline […]

Steven Bowditch: Australian sport’s sole shining light

Steven Bowditch: Australian sport's sole shining light

2 Apr 2014

Journeyman Steven Bowditch held on like grim death to win his first USPGA tournament on Sunday, taking out the Texas Open at San Antonio by one shot after a bogey at the last. More than can be said for Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo, who was again sawn off by his team, and the Australian cricketers, […]

Alex McKinnon’s injury is a wake-up call

Alex McKinnon's injury is a wake-up call

31 Mar 2014

Watching the live result of the three-man tackle on Newcastle Knights player Alex McKinnon just before half time last Monday night was sickening. It’s now been a week since what has been called “a terrible, terrible nightmare”, “tragic”, and “a devastating workplace accident”. But to describe it as an accident, when the 22-year-old is in […]

The Australian T20 attack – internationals or cowboys?

The Australian T20 attack - internationals or cowboys?

30 Mar 2014

Australia scored enough runs to beat both Pakistan and the Windies in their pool matches of the World Twenty20 tournament in Bangladesh. But the Australians lost both games due to an attack that was an international embarrassment. And due to the losses, there can only be a mathematical miracle if Australia should qualify for the […]

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