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The Gold Coast Suns without Gary Ablett are basically just GWS. The only surprise is that this wasn’t as obvious as the false outrage that was always going to occur after Tyrone Vickery gave Dean Cox his comeuppance.
Football is such a political game in Australia that sometimes, supporters forget to stop and smell the roses. Tonight, they will be in full bloom.
Well, we survived. The sleep deprivation will wear off, coffee consumption can return to safe levels, and Twitter’s ceaseless hunt for the best/worst Sherliggettisms of all time can finally be set aside.
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?
The day is nigh. Another chapter is being written in the increasingly busy book of Australian football.
Since 1975, the final stage of the Tour de France has been held on the Champs Élysées. As the climax to a three-week orgy of cycling, it’s a location that can’t be topped.
A knee injury to South Sydney captain John Sutton has taken the gloss off a thumping 34-18 NRL win over Canberra at GIO Stadium.
With five rounds to go, the top four remains up for grabs. The rest of the top eight remains up for grabs. The wooden spoon is up for grabs. It’s open season.
This week I could have written about Richmond’s continued ability to find some form, which would have coach Damien Hardwick a little less stressed about his future.
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So what are Mick Potter’s chances of coaching Wests Tigers next season now the club has deferred a decision on whether to offer him a new contract until the end of the season?
It is a sign of a very good side that they can play poorly by their high standards, especially in the set pieces, and still win a Super Rugby semi-final 26-8. The Waratahs did this against the Brumbies on Saturday night.
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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.
On a day when France enjoyed its best Tour performance since 1997, Vincenzo Nibali quietly went about making another statement to underline his total domination of the 2014 edition.
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.
While head coach Michael Ckeika is the obvious mastermind of the Waratahs cementing a first-time home Super Rugby final next Saturday night, it’s defence coach Nathan Grey who deserves the accolades last night.
The leading contested marker in the AFL this season is not Geelong power forward Tom Hawkins, Collingwood brute Travis Cloke, or Fremantle goliath Aaron Sandilands. It’s an unheralded, slightly-built, rookie-drafted forward playing for West Coast.
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The Crusaders are chokers. I said it. The men from Canterbury haven’t won a title since 2008, and have bowed out in the finals five times since.
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MATCH RESULT: The Fremantle Dockers pulled of a remarkable last-gasp win against the Carlton Blues at Patersons Stadium on Thursday night, keeping their top four aspirations in check.
It’s 3:00am and I’m walking along Copacabana beach. It’s the sort of night that belittles winter as we know it. It’s lukewarm and gentle, and there’s a shorts-and-thongs type breeze flowing across the bay.
It can be a tough business being a Waratahs fan living in Canberra. For years I have been told all about the superior ‘culture’ of the Brumbies and the supposedly egregious way in which Sydney media overlooks the team from the ACT.
The regular Super Rugby season is over. This is some of what happened, in no apparent order.
Richmond’s Tyrone Vickery was handed a four-week holiday by the AFL Tribunal on Tuesday night for his clubbing blow to West Coast Eagles ruckman Dean Cox, and that was not enough.
Imagine for a second that this article did not have a headline and the premise of this story had not been blatantly given away with the opening five words.
While Carlton scored a fantastic win last week against the Jekyll and Hyde Kangaroos, 2014 will go down as a season where reality struck the Blues.
It’s supposed to be one of the most important means of equalisation. Just like communism, it seems like it should work in theory, but when you try and apply it to the real world it never seems to work properly.
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.
Winds of change are drifting over international rugby, with the eye of the storm centred on the Pacific.
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The Asian Cup is fast approaching, kicking off at the start of 2015, and Ange Postecoglou and his Socceroos are thinking ahead to the tournament.
What do FC Barcelona and SD Eibar have in common? Two things. Firstly, they play in the same colours.
The AFL’s free agency system has once again received ample coverage in the press over the past week, and none of it positive.
Much of the focus on Essendon’s season has been on the storm caused by the supplement scandal.
Having just completed my third bi-annual NBA tour of the USA, I was again blown away by the differences between the experience between an NRL and NBA game.
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