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Janek Speight

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Janek is a former Newcastle Herald journalist who has moved to Berlin to work abroad as a freelance writer.

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Sydney FC should avoid signing a high-profile marquee

Sydney FC should avoid signing a high-profile marquee

1 day ago

Graham Arnold’s revolution at Sydney FC is almost ready to begin. The A-League winning coach has cut free the deadwood, made some impressive signings and pre-season is well underway. There’s just the small matter of a second marquee signing. After Frank Farina was dumped following uninspiring performances, poor results and fan unrest, Arnold was parachuted […]

How strong is the A-League? Wellington’s win says it’s better than you think

How strong is the A-League? Wellington's win says it's better than you think

4 days ago

It may have only been a pre-season friendly, but Wellington Phoenix’s 2-1 victory over English Premier League side West Ham provided an impressive sign of how far the A-League has come since its inception in 2005. Many foreign football fans are quick to dismiss the Australian domestic competition, while some are surprised to hear we […]

Commonwealth Games Preview: Sally Pearson

Commonwealth Games Preview: Sally Pearson

5 days ago

Sally Pearson is the shining star of the Australian track and field team, and is battling to overcome recent injuries to defend her Commonwealth Games crown. The 27-year-old is reigning 100-metre hurdles champion from the previous Games in Delhi, and favourite to take a place on top of the podium this year. She won silver […]

Commonwealth Games Preview: Heavyweight Boxing (Men)

Commonwealth Games Preview: Heavyweight Boxing (Men)

5 days ago

Boxing is one of the world’s oldest sports, dating back more than 3000 years and particularly popular during the Ancient Greek and Roman eras. It’s sport at its most basic and primal level, full of blood, hard hits and heavy falls. The bouts at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games will be contested at the Scottish […]

Commonwealth Games Preview: Jae Opetaia

6 days ago

Jae Opetaia is Australian boxing’s great big hope. The nation failed to win at medal at the Delhi Commonwealth Games in one of the world’s toughest sports and Opetaia could be the man to end the drought. He represented Australia at the London Olympics, aged just 16, and almost landed the upset of the Games. […]

Commonwealth Games Preview: Michelle Jenneke

Commonwealth Games Preview: Michelle Jenneke

6 days ago

Michelle Jenneke rose to fame in 2012 when a video of her sexy pre-race dance went viral on YouTube, amassing more than 25 million hits. Yet the 21-year-old is more than just a gimmick and could challenge for medals in the 100-metre hurdles at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. She has history and form, […]

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