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You’ve probably heard the term ‘moneyball’ in an AFL context a lot over the past few years. We aren’t there yet, not even close. But with Emma Quayle’s career-change, the critical thinking revolution is one step closer.
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Professional rugby has come a long way in 20 years.
In the third instalment of my season preview series, I delve into four ascending teams whose best football is still another 12 months away.
The Adelaide 36ers and Perth Wildcats could hardly have looked more impressive in claiming Game 1 of their respective NBL semi-final series’ and it’s going to take something remarkable from the Illawarra Hawks and Cairns Taipans to force their way into the grand final.
This article is designed to be a part of the initial foray of research by slightly older sports fans into understanding the world of competitive gaming, or as it will be referred to throughout this piece – eSports.
Usman Khawaja looks likely to be dropped for the first Test against India on Thursday after being left out of the team for Australia’s only warm-up match which started yesterday in Mumbai.
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The involvement television companies have had with football over the last 20 years has been a double-edged sword.
Three years is a long time in sport. If you don’t believe me, think back to a time when Mitchell Johnson was cracking skulls and taking names on his way to 37 wickets in a five-match Test series to reclaim the Ashes in emphatic fashion for Australia.
When it comes to marketing a sport few do it better than the AFL.
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Why do we watch football? Is it to follow our team’s exploits on the pitch, or to understand what goes on behind the scenes?
First it was about the Cowboys, then it was about Aaron Rodgers, and, for a while there, it seemed certain to be about the Atlanta Falcons.
So, just 13* sleeps now until Round 1.
What are your plans on Wednesday night?
Adam Voges is the second-best batsman of all time. The stats say so.
The Black Caviar Lightning Stakes is one of the marquee sprints of the racing season, with the list of winners an absolute who’s who of Australian sprinting greats.
It has been the best individual rivalry of the past decade. Mark Worthington and Shawn Redhage go to battle one last time as the Cairns Taipans lock horns with the Perth Wildcats, but there will much more determining who advances to the NBL grand final.
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To be an NRL coach you need to be damn good – there’s maximum pressure and everything is overly scrutinised. While it’s a results-based role, some coaches without premierships are better than those who have won them.
2016 was another year of improvement for the Melbourne Football Club as they continued their gradual rise up the ladder.
A forward pack is key to winning a competition; that has to be Des Hasler’s opinion, because that is where most of the Bulldogs’ cap is wrapped up.
Wests Tigers came within one competition point of making the 2016 NRL finals. The club will be lamenting losses to Melbourne and the Gold Coast by a combined total of two points, both at Leichardt Oval, as games which got away from them.
With the cycling caravan having well and truly left Australia after the end of the last Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) sanctioned race, the Herald Sun Tour, there have been a number of recent announcements that made for interesting reading.
Recently I was sitting at a table with other basketball enthusiasts talking about who is leading the NBA’s MVP race at the All Star break.
McLaren enters its first campaign since 1980 sans Ron Dennis’ fastidious influence, though it remains to be seen whether the Woking outfit is ready to embrace the philosophy which precipitated his protracted yet unanticipated departure.
A new formula for Formula One often spells a changing of the guard at the top of the pecking order.
The FFA are at a crossroads with the question of the best way forward. Most of it comes down to money.
Though fielding is an integral part of cricket, diving and acrobatics were not really seen until the 1980s. But that doesn’t mean that the game of Willow and Red Cherry didn’t see some excellent fielders before.
The agony and the ecstasy of the Jurgen Klopp era is summed up by the fact that Liverpool are 14 points and six places better off than at the same stage last season, and yet as it stands, have achieved absolutely nothing.
McHale and Parish; Duncan and Robinson; Olajuwon and Sampson; Griffin and Jordan – and now, Cousins and Davis?
India are settled ahead of the first Test, with the right mix of spinners, fast bowlers and batsmen in terrific form. On the other hand, Australia are on a nine-match losing streak in Asia.
Defending A-League champions Adelaide United will be looking to forget their horror domestic campaign as they do battle with Gamba Osaka in the Asian Champions League. Join The Roar from 8pm (AEDT) for all the action.
The 2016-17 summer of cricket is officially drawing to a close, as Sri Lanka take on Australia in the third and final match of this T20 international series. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:50pm (AEDT).
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Brisbane Roar will be looking to kick off the group stage of their Asian Champions League campaign with a win at home against the Thai League champions Muangthong United. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 9pm (AEDT).
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