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Emotional outpouring as Ponting resigns

30 Nov 2012

Tears are not something normally associated with Ricky Ponting. Black eyes, yes, in his early days. Black looks, certainly, throughout 17 combative summers wearing the baggy green cap. Yet tears were the order of the day when Ponting called stumps on a career second only to Don Bradman in Australia’s Test cricket annals. There were […]

Asian Cup is massive for Australia: Lowy

24 Nov 2012

Hosting the 2015 Asian Cup offers a “massive and unprecedented” opportunity for Australia, according to football supremo Frank Lowy. “We want the tournament to open doors for government, business and tourism,” the Football Federation Australia chairman said on Friday. “It is an outstanding chance to strengthen our ties with Asia,” the billionaire businessman told a […]

Football giant awakens to $160m TV deal

20 Nov 2012

Football is still in the little leagues compared with Australian rules and rugby league, the two behemoths devouring TV’s sporting dollars by the billion. But what is remarkable, and worrying even to the giants, is just how fast it is growing. Three things stand out in football’s new $160 million TV rights deal: it’s twice […]

Gallop's new toy is world game

13 Nov 2012

Having played Fireman Sam for a decade, David Gallop now gets a crack at Bob The Builder. Gallop spent much of his time at the National Rugby League putting out spot fires. He copped the lot, week in and week out, from the blue-collar sins of player misbehaviour to white-collar crimes like match-fixing and salary […]

A-League's global glamour set to grow

3 Oct 2012

Buoyed by the signing of Italy’s Alessandro Del Piero, England’s Emile Heskey and Japan’s Shinjo Ono, Australian coaches can see the day when every A-League club boasts a player of such international stature. They believe the domestic league can attract even more global glamour – players like Manchester United’s Welshman Ryan Giggs, Spain’s Raul and […]

Why cheat when you don't have to?

1 Oct 2012

The first grand final between the two clubs responsible for rugby league’s worst salary cap rorts has shown that the journey to redemption, though painful, can be swift. The sky caved in for the Bulldogs in 2002 when they were fined $500,000 and docked 37 competition points. Yet two years later they went from wooden […]

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