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There are many losers and only one winner, Michael Cheika, from the ARU-Beale crisis.
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Plenty of us thought Brisbane City might be good enough to topple NSW Country, sure. Plenty of us even gave Perth Spirit some hope of upsetting Melbourne, if everything went right for them on the day, and if the new combinations gelled quickly.
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The 2014-15 NBA season tips off this week, after an eventful and action-packed off-season that saw so many stories and headlines created that it felt like the NBA never really stopped.
After both teams had batted once in the First Test between Pakistan and Australia, the Australians were in grave trouble. And things only got grave troublier from there. Here are the ratings from the last two days of the Test.
New Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has sent a powerfui message to his troops – Kurtley Beale won’t be invited to join his teammates on the spring tour.
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What a thrashing Australia received at the hands of Pakistan in the first Test at Dubai yesterday.
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Australia’s attack must be overhauled for the second Test against Pakistan next week after the side’s most toothless bowling display since the calamitous tour of India last year.
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Both teams have batted in the First Test between Pakistan and Australia in Dubai. It’s probably fair to say that Pakistan are a wee smidgen on top. Here are the ratings so far.
With the Four Nations on our doorstep, Australia are staring down the barrel of their toughest challenge yet. A squad hammered by injury means there are going to be guys who need to step up.
Australia had put themselves in a position to challenge Pakistan at 0-128 early on day three of the first Test against Pakistan yesterday.
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Sanity resumed at ARU headquarters last night with Kurtley Beale fined $45,000 for breaching the Code of Conduct, but free to join the Wallabies end of year tour.
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Two out of every three runnings of the W.S. Cox Plate have been won by champions. Since we’ve already forgotten the names of the last three winners, it must be more than time for a champion to win on Saturday.
Nothing is certain in football. Nothing, that is, except refereeing blunders. They’re an ingrained part of the game, and the constant bane of a football fan.
Twitter is a difficult medium to succeed in, and it’s even more difficult when you’re a professional sportsman, with all the duties and responsibilities that entails.
“Australia’s attack is rubbish, they can now only lose this Test”. That is a summation of some of the downcast assessments which were floating around during the second session of the first Test against Pakistan in Dubai.
Tim Sheens sure has packed a lot in to the last couple of years – light golfing, heavy litigation, a double income – but one thing he hasn’t done is a day of hard work as coach of Australia.
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On the cusp of Asian triumph, I would like to dedicate an article to one of Western Sydney Wanderers’ forgotten heroes, midfielder Mark Bridge.
James Hopes is Australia’s best domestic bowler. The stats don’t lie.
It was expected that the Denver Broncos would be 6-1 by the conclusion of Week 8.
It would of course seem churlish or just plain daft to dream of criticising Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea team right now.
It should be obvious from my profile photo that AFL is my passion, but this isn’t one of those annoying “my code is better than your code” contests.
While the Kangaroos are largely understrength for the Four Nations, let’s not dwell on the fact that there were missing Kangaroos in the loss to the Kiwis.
What a season it has been for fans of NFL football so far. Approaching the mid-point of the campaign all teams have dropped at least one game.
It is often said children in Australia play footy in the winter and cricket in the summer.
After his failure against Pakistan, the curse of the number three batsmen is set to add Alex Doolan to its list of victims.
After a compelling season where Los Blancos went on to claim their record 10th Champions League trophy, Real Madrid are now being primed for yet another assault on Europe’s premier competition.
MATCH RESULT: Perth Glory marched past A-League title-favourites Melbourne Victory 4-2 on Wednesday evening to secure their place in the semi-finals of the FFA Cup.
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MATCH RESULT: It required extra time for a result to be decided, but it was the home side in the end, the Bentleigh Greens advancing to the FFA Cup semi-finals following a 2-1 win against Adelaide City.
While Brad Haddin is still out there scoring runs and snatching leg-side dismissals, the fact remains that age is not just a number.
Saturday night’s game was a close to a train wreck as Kangaroo performances get, yet there could not have been a better result for the Four Nations tournament, or the international game.
There will be 18 cars contesting the United States Grand Prix this weekend in Austin, Texas as both backmarker teams Caterham and Marussia have announced that their organisations have gone into administration.
As a Manly fan, I am happy with the events of the last week. The Penn buyout to end the boardroom bickering was great news (and unexpected), and now the club can build and move forward.
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