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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.
The tiny channel island of Guernsey is one of the most important locations in sporting history, being the birthplace of the eponymous item of clothing so central to so many sporting endeavours.
Australia’s reigning World Champion Men’s Hockey team, the Kookaburras, head into the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this month facing one their biggest challenges in recent memory. Largely, it’s all of their own doing.
Australian teenage basketball sensation Dante Exum says the upcoming World Cup in Spain will help make his giant leap into the NBA just that little bit easier.
He may argue, but for swimmer James Magnussen, the Glasgow Commonwealth Games are not merely another step towards the ultimate goal in Brazil in 2016, but the next destination on the path to redemption.
Cathy Freeman might be able to explain to Hannah Miley how it feels. Ian Thorpe definitely could. It’s that feeling of not only carries your own hopes and dreams into a major competition, but the weight of expectation of an entire nation.
It was a little difficult to decide who walked away from the 2012 London Olympics as the bigger star – Chad or his dad.
Over the years, there have been three certainties in life, death, taxes and Australia and New Zealand playing thrillers in finals of major international netball tournaments. The Commonwealth Games are as big as netball tournaments get.
I don’t think I’m showing my age too much when I reflect on a time when Australians adored every bit of the Commonwealth Games.
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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.
Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo took his second career victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday.
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.
RACE RESULT: Australia’s Daniel Ricciardo has claimed his second Formula One victory of the 2014 season after a thrilling victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Fight recap The referee ended the fight between Gennady Golovkin and Daniel Geale an the end of the third round after a massive left hook from GGG sank Geale for the second time.
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Earlier this year I wrote an article on how this year’s Formula One championship is similar to the 2009 championship, which was won by Jenson Button.
Ranked second on our list is one of the premiere college football programs in the nation, and a lightning rod for controversy, the University of Southern California Trojans.
One of Australia’s oldest and most gruelling feature races will be run at Sandown on Sunday with the annual running of the Grand National Steeple over the distance of 4500 metres.
“I’m feeling good, I’m excited. I like these moments. I’ve said it a few times before, the better fighters that I fight, the better that I fight. I like that pressure, I like fighting on big stages. For me it can’t get much bigger.”
Fernando Alonso is widely regarded as the best driver in Formula One, yet his status as a two-time World Champion belies this notion.
Coming in third is an improving squad in the Pac-12, who need to take that next step in a tough conference, the University of Washington Huskies.
As an avid sports fan and follower I have always been bewildered by the notion that people view professional athletes as role models.
When it comes to food, there are times when the call of the buffet, with its all-you-can-eat prawns and multiple choice desserts, is simply too great.