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Sally Pearson sent an emphatic message to her 100m hurdles rivals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow – “catch me if you can”
What has happened to me? I used to be as committed to the Commonwealth Games as Brian Taylor is to his moustache, as Robbie Farah is to his own self-esteem.
V8 Supercars has an identity crisis. As it looks to the future and the possibility of a move away from the V8 engine platform to stay relevant to a changing automotive industry, its branding will come under the spotlight.
Head athletics coach Eric Hollingsworth has been suspended by Athletics Australia for his blistering attack on team captain Sally Pearson at the Commonwealth Games.
In a stunning international swimming debut, Emma McKeon became the leading Australian medal winner at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
He was born in Liverpool and speaks with a thick Scouse accent, but gymnast Daniel Purvis goes into the 2014 Commonwealth Games as one of Scotland’s main medal hopes.
His team head to Glasgow as overwhelming gold medal favourites, but Kookaburras skipper Mark Knowles still faces a significant challenge after a major upheaval in the national team.
Remember London 2012 when the Australians swimmers won just one gold in the entire Oympics – the 4×100 freestyle women’s relay – and that was on the opening day?
Australia’s Casey Dellacqua has jumped two spots on the women’s world tennis rankings to a career-high No.31.
Australia’s Daniel Ricciardo overtook Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso to win a thrilling Hungarian Grand Prix, his second Formula One victory of the season and his career.
In the most absorbing day of the Glasgow Comm Games, Australian James Magnussen won the 100 free, compatriot Michael Shelley stunned the athletics world with gold in the marathon, while the Queen of the velodrome Anna Meares, and the king of rugby sevens New Zealand, were both dethroned.
Even though it was our anniversary and it was her left-field idea, I was fuming when my girlfriend forced me to attend the USA versus Canada ice hockey match on Saturday night in Sydney.
Could we see something special from James Magnussen when the 100 freestyle gets underway at Glasgow on Saturday night?
“To quote Mohammad Ali, we are the greatest”.
In some ways Cate Campbell was no different to so many Australian kids, introduced to the water and taught to swim by their parents at a very young age.
When there’s a dreamy little zipcode like the Cayman Islands and it’s stacked to the gums with the tax-free cash reserves of a non-compliant commercial world, it presents an obvious question regarding competitive sports.
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After the mid-season break in the championship, the V8 Supercars return this weekend at the Queensland Raceway for races 23, 24 and 25 of the 2014 season.
Now that the NBA Draft and free agency are drawing to a close, rosters for the next season are being finalised. This is not good news for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Why is there an expectation that when a group of high performers get together for a big event like the Commonwealth Games that there has to be a leader?
The driver line-ups in 2014′s Formula One season greatly differ from those we saw in 2013. Some of the moves have been outstandingly successful, while others could be considered a step backwards.
Without the luxury of teammates to take the spotlight, our tennis aces are never far from the public eye, so it’s hardly surprising they are judged more harshly than other athletes.
The 2014 Formula One season has now reached its summer break. Finally, Australian fans can grab some extra sleep on Sunday nights.
Australia’s number one man on the squash court, Cameron Pilley is well known for his powerful serve. It helped him claim a gold medal at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games; can it do the same at Glasgow 2014?
Remember your school athletics and swimming carnivals, where everyone had a go even if you could barely swim 50 metres or run the length of a 400 metre track without getting a stitch?
Louis Smith describes himself on his Twitter profile as a ‘British bad ass gymnast’. That perfectly summarises the hyper-talented young man from Cambridgeshire, England. He is a larger-than-life athlete, perfectly suited to the world of social media and around-the-clock access.
Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo took his second career victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday.
I’m not silly. I know being an elite athlete is about the worst thing you can do to your body. Strange as it may seem, all that fitness really isn’t good for you.
Given the scarcity of gold medal-winning feats in Olympic athletic events by Australians, you’d think Sally Pearson has earned the right to do what she pleases.
At first glance, it might seem as though the University of Southern California hasn’t moved out of the past.
Daniel Ricciardo claimed his second Formula One victory at yesterday’s Hungarian Grand Prix, leading home Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton.
This past weekend marked the fourth and fifth games in the 2014 International Ice Hockey Exhibition Series.
Topping the list of my recent series on college football is one of the most disappointing teams in 2013, the ailing University of Florida Gators.
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