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Federer beats Father Time and Monfils at Flushing Meadows

Federer beats Father Time and Monfils at Flushing Meadows

6 Sep 2014

Roger Federer’s into the semifinals of the US Open, but he had to call on all his vast experience to eventually down Frenchman Gael Monfils 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-,5 6-2 in exactly 200 minutes. It was the ninth time Federer has come from two sets down, the last at Wimbledon 2011 against another Frenchman Julien […]

Mitchell Pearce the difference at Allianz

Mitchell Pearce the difference at Allianz

6 Sep 2014

The reason why the Roosters beat the Rabbitohs 22-18 in an eventual cliffhanger on Thursday night at Allianz Stadium was the Roosters had Mitchell Pearce and the Bunnies didn’t have Adam Reynolds. If Manly wrap up the minor premiership by beating the Cowboys on Sunday, the Roosters and Bunnies will go around again in the […]

NRL finals have come a week early

NRL finals have come a week early

5 Sep 2014

Rugby league in 2014 will be remembered for a number of sad, farcical and unfortunate incidents. The shocking spinal injuries to Newcastle Knights player Alex McKinnon and his courageous fightback, the 18-month-long ASADA farce that showed no respect for players, yet came to an odd result, the ongoing referee howlers and dwindling crowds lead the […]

Ewen McKenzie handed winning formula on a platter

Ewen McKenzie handed winning formula on a platter

4 Sep 2014

Waratah coach Michael Cheika set the benchmark for the Wallabies by taking out their first Super Rugby title in 19 years. In the toughest provincial tournament in world rugby, the Waratahs scored the most tries 55, and had the second least scored against them 24 – the Sharks had 22. The Waratahs scored the most […]

Australian tennis’ future is safe in the hands of the big three

Australian tennis' future is safe in the hands of the big three

1 Sep 2014

Nick Kyrgios is the future of Australian tennis, but don’t sell Sam Groth, or Marinko Matosevic short. Kyrgios was bundled out of the US Open third round by veteran Spaniard and 16th seed Tommy Robredo 3-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3, but the youngster showed he has the raw ability to make it into the world’s top […]

Is the ARU sabbatical move strong enough?

Is the ARU sabbatical move strong enough?

30 Aug 2014

Bill Pulver and the ARU are to be commended for taking a more flexible attitude to Wallabies playing overseas. Currently, if any Wallabies representative plays overseas he gives up his right to play for the men in gold. From 2016, a yet to be determined number of Wallabies will be allowed one-year sabbatical contracts overseas, […]

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