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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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Since 1999 the Staples Centre has provided the people of Los Angeles with a stage from which the likes of Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant have dazzled, producing consistent play-off finishes and championship sides.
There is an old saying that those who don’t follow history are doomed to repeat it.
For those footy fans that claim that the AFL preseason is too long, spare a thought for NFL fans who have just commenced an eight-week preseason.
The 2014 Formula One season has now reached its halfway point. With eight events still remaining on this nineteen-race calendar, the drivers’ championship is still very much open.
The Australian Boomers has named one of its most exciting and talented basketball squads to date, with the team leaving on Tuesday for Europe to begin their 2014 FIBA World Cup campaign.
On Sunday, the Commonwealth Games wrapped up in a scene of great pageantry, as athletes from all around the Commonwealth let down their hair and celebrated the end of what was a brilliant games.
Recent Commonwealth Games athletics results (1998-2014) indicate to me that Australia’s performance continues to decline.
Paul George’s recent severe leg injury has again raised questions over whether multi-million dollar contracted NBA players should be allowed to participate in the USA basketball programme.
Jamie Whincup will look to make it three wins from three at Queensland Raceway in Race 25 of the V8 Supercar Championship today.
With the NBA off-season drawing to a close and teams starting to take shape for the 2014/15 season, it starts to become clear who has and hasn’t had the best break.
Team USA has had their preparation for the FIBA World Cup turned upside down in what appears to be a very serious lower-leg injury to Indiana Pacers star Paul George.
Eric Hollingworth has been sent home with his postition as head coach for Athletics Australia in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Sally Pearson has won another gold medal.
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.