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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.
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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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”.
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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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.
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.
There are few basketball debates that get more heated, subjective, and ultimately irrelevant, than discussing who should make the NBA All-Star teams.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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?
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.
The back-end to the 2014 Formula One season oversaw some critical moments in terms of how the grid would be shaped in 2015.
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.
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.
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?
The 2015 Six Nations kicks off in just over a week’s time and defending champions Ireland are heading into the competition as favourites.
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.
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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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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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.
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.
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.
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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