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Cro Cop and Rampage Jackson return as UFC bring on questionable nostalgia

Don’t worry, your RSS reader isn’t feeding you stories from 2007. Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson and Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipović have indeed re-signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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Old Power ARU cowed by New Power grassroots

This is a story about engagement, or perhaps the lack of it, between the elite and the great unwashed of Australian rugby.

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Are Australia playing too many internationals?

I am known in cricketing circles as cricket mad. In his foreword to my book Cricket Conflicts and Controversies Greg Chappell described me as “a self-confessed cricket tragic”.

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Nick Kyrgios to stop the nation tonight

Nick Kyrgios will be like the Melbourne Cup when he stops the nation tonight, taking on Andy Murray in a quarter-final of the Australian Open.

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Asian Cup 2015: Complacency not a factor for Socceroos

It was difficult not to ponder what might have been as South Korea overcame Iraq at ANZ Stadium yesterday. It was meant to be the Socceroos, playing in front of a packed and vocal Sydney crowd, on Australia Day, for a spot in the Asian Cup final.

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Bowling-light India are long shots for World Cup glory

India are considered by many to be a strong chance of winning the World Cup. Yet their feeble bowling attack means India’s batsmen will have to run amok for them to triumph.

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My NBA All-Star team selections

There are few basketball debates that get more heated, subjective, and ultimately irrelevant, than discussing who should make the NBA All-Star teams.

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The Bash files: BBL turning heads internationally

As the Big Bash League builds towards its somewhat surprising finale between the Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers, it’s the amount of interest the BBL is gaining from opposite corners of the world that’s piqued my interest this week.

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Asian Cup: Victory a fitting jewel in Postecoglou’s crown

It’s not at all what we expected, but a semi-final clash with the United Arab Emirates is not something to cheer about. The desire to avoid Japan has been bandied about way too much for a country tipped second favourite, and now there is no room for complacency.

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Nine things we learned from the Tour Down Under

The racing in this year’s Tour Down Under has been as good as I can remember. As always race director Mike Turtur made only subtle changes to the course, but his judgement was again spot on as those subtle changes proved decisive.

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Magnificent Nick Kyrgios, let’s have some more of the same

It took 214 minutes for Nick Kyrgios to turn a two-set deficit into a spine-tingling five-set success over Roger Federer’s conqueror Andreas Seppi at the Australian Open on Sunday night.

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SPIRO: Are the Reds setting up James Slipper for Wallabies captaincy?

A week or so ago Queensland Rugby Union put out a media statement headed: James Slipper Named St. George Queensland Reds Captain. On top of the statement was a headshot of an unsmiling Slipper, flanked by the equally stern visage of Rob Simmons and Karmichael Hunt with a ferocious Samurai warrior look on his face.

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Dodgy DRS doings arrive right on time for World Cup

Sri Lanka were fleeced by modernity in Dunedin on Sunday when shonky circuitry caused the Decision Review System to crap out when needed most, thus returning the topic to conversation with perfect timing right before the game’s grandstand event.

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2015 Asian Cup: Upsets, mysterious yellows, channeling Antonín Panenka

Send-offs, panenkas, tears, near misses, dying-minute equalisers, referee bumbles and the mixed emotions of joy and heartbreak. The Asian Cup went next level on Friday night as two of the tournament favourites were ejected from the quarter finals in dramatic scenes.

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Two seconds is nothing, but at the Tour Down Under it’s everything

History is a powerful ally at the Tour Down Under, and today it’s firmly on Rohan Dennis’ side. The South Australian is poised to become the latest winner of the World Tour’s opening race of the season, and the third from South Australia.

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Bollettieri has sound advice for Kyrgios

Master coach Nick Bollettieri predicts Nick Kyrgios will be among the best in the tennis world, but how far he goes will depend on “what’s between his ears”.

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Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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Australian cricketer George Bailey

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Steele von Hoff

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Ange Postecoglou and the Socceroos

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Adamstown Rosebud (Image: Supplied)

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Tim Cahill celebrates his amazing goal

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Eugenie Bouchard

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Lleyton Hewitt on his way to a loss against Benjamin Becker (AAP Photo)

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Australian batsman David Warner looks towards the sky after scoring a century on day 1 of the first Test match between Australia and India at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)

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Wawrinka vs Djokovic semi could decide Australian Open crown

Well we’ve sat and watched patiently for 10 days now and the time has finally come to see the cream of the crop ply their trade on Rod Laver Arena.

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The passing of two young rising stars within the NRL community is tragic and shocking. It just goes to show you don’t truly know what is going on behind closed doors.

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Aussies that should join Prince Philip on the honours role

Now that Prince Philip has received his deserved knighthood, a question arises. Why not expand the number of gongs, since they’ve superseded the existing OAMs and XYZs?

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2015 Australian Open: Women’s final preview

By mastermind5991, 30 Jan 2015
2015 Australian Open: Women’s final preview

If the past decade in the lopsided rivalry between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova is anything to go by, then what was being billed as a dream final between the world’s top two players could descend into yet another ugly result.

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Driver and team changes for the 2015 Formula One season

The back-end to the 2014 Formula One season oversaw some critical moments in terms of how the grid would be shaped in 2015.

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Super Rugby fantasy versus reality

By Lano, 30 Jan 2015
Super Rugby fantasy versus reality

I worked with a group of Englishmen who introduced me to Fantasy English Premier League – I performed poorly until I learned that picking a side to win a fantasy league is entirely different to picking a side to win an actual game.

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Collingwood’s season could be another topsy-turvy ride

Collingwood are in a unique situation at the moment, just four years ago they were a top four team and playing off in grand finals.

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Seven untold stories from Fremantle in 2015

By Cameron Palmer, 30 Jan 2015
Seven untold stories from Fremantle in 2015

After promising so much in 2013, Fremantle’s 2014 must have disappointed their long suffering fans. Can they live up to their potential in 2015?

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Ireland will start favourites in the Six Nations

The 2015 Six Nations kicks off in just over a week’s time and defending champions Ireland are heading into the competition as favourites.

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It’s time to stop the cycling witch hunt

By SuperEel22, 30 Jan 2015

It is no secret that the sport of cycling has a chequered past. We now know that throughout the 1990s and early 2000s doping was widespread in the sport.

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[VIDEO] Andy Murray vs Tomas Berdych highlights: Australian Open semi-final scores, blog

Match result: Andy Murray is into his fourth Australian Open final with a 6-7 6-0 6-3 7-5 victory over Tomas Berdych on Rod Laver Arena last night.

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Serena Williams vs Madison Keys: 2015 Australian Open live scores, blog

Match Result scoreline: Williams 7-6, 6-2 It was a straight sets victory for Williams in the end but boy she was forced to play at a very high level today to defeat Keys. Williams was down a break early in the first set but she toiled hard and eventually won a well contested first set. […]

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Maria Sharapova vs Ekaterina Makarova: Australian Open semi-finals live scores, blog

Match result: Maria Sharapova has won the all-Russian semi-final battle to secure her spot in the Australian Open final with a 6-3 6-2 win over Ekaterina Makarova.

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Auckland Nines preview part 2: Piha (red) group

The teams in the Piha group for this year’s Auckland Nines are the Sydney Roosters, Brisbane Broncos, Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs and the Cronulla Sutherland Sharks.

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Kyrgios loses, but gains universal respect

By mastermind5991, 29 Jan 2015 Video
Kyrgios loses, but gains universal respect

Nick Kyrgios may have been eliminated from the Australian Open, but there’s no doubt that he has emerged from the tournament with the universal respect of the tennis world.

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Seven untold stories from Carlton in 2015

By Cameron Palmer, 29 Jan 2015
Seven untold stories from Carlton in 2015

Carlton’s 2015 season is about to begin. Continuing our series of 2015 previews, can the Blues improve on their 2014 form?

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Lance Armstrong is just the start of the doping mess

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Nick Kyrgios of Australia. (AAP Image/Mark Dadswell)

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Newcastle Jets manager Phil Stubbins.

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Quade Cooper of the Reds

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Australian captain Michael Clarke. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)

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Australian bowler Mitchell Johnson prepares to bowl on day 3 of the second Test match between Australia and India at the Gabba in Brisbane, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)

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Andy Murray celebrates winning at Wimbledon

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Duane Vermeulen for the Springboks

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Australian Cameron Meyer of team Orica GreenEDGE

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