From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
The most important thing to say about the Australia-Scotland result is that a win is a win.
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The All Blacks survived a momentous scare from Ireland before scoring a try in injury time to snatch a 24-22 win in Dublin and complete a perfect season.
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If Adam Taggart is the A-League’s hottest player, then Melbourne Heart are the competition’s biggest losers. Heart couldn’t fight their way out of a wet paper bag right now, but is that really such a bad thing?
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Australia newest sporting coaches – Darren Lehmann, Ewen McKenzie, and Ange Postecoglou – have a lot in common.
Super Saturday at Ascot is always great racing. 2013′s big day for WA racing wasn’t an opportunity to identity new talent – instead it rewarded talented older horses.
Most of us had written Australia off before the Ashes had started this season. And when they were 6 for 132, with the booed Stuart Broad on rampage on the opening day of the Brisbane Test, we told each other, “I told you so.”
Australia has blown England away in the opening Ashes Test at Brisbane to the tune of 381 runs after dismissing the tourists for 179 late on day four.
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Mitchell Johnson holds the key to Australia’s Ashes chances after his stunning career resurrection led the home side to a drought-breaking first Test victory over England in Brisbane.
The concept of redemption is vastly overused by those who comment on sport – and I don’t give this introduction to mitigate employing it myself.
Momentum. Mass times Velocity. Momentum is a scientific definition of moving objects and the ability for them to be accelerated or be slowed and stopped with a proportionate outside force.
The three most maligned cricketers in Australia – David Warner, Brad Haddin and Mitchell Johnson – have the baggy greens in an unassailable position at the Gabba in the first Ashes Test.
‘He bowls to the left, he bowls to the riii-ii-ight, Mitchell Johnson, his bowling was too good for England.’ It doesn’t really have the same ring to it, does it?
The Australian Rugby Union will next year resurrect the national club competition model thrown on the scrapheap after just one season last decade.
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England were left shell-shocked and heartbroken after seeing victory slip from their grasp by two points in an epic Rugby League World Cup semi-final against New Zealand at Wembley on Saturday.
David Warner said England were staring down the barrel of a 1-0 Ashes deficit with “scared eyes” after he and Australian captain Michael Clarke batted the tourists into submission in the first Test.
Will Nathan Lyon become a better spinner than Graeme Swann? Did England’s arrogant tactics against Michael Clarke backfire? Was today Warner’s coming of age? These questions emerged from a scintillating day’s play of Ashes cricket at the Gabba.
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In the wake of their shocking handling of Jonathan Trott’s departure from England’s Ashes squad due to mental health issues, the Australian media should be asking how far are they willing to go just to sell a few newspapers?
It’s now official – Pastor Maldonado will drive for Lotus in 2014.
While there were many players who performed and under-performed in 2013, there were also the many few who showed glimpses of their good form, but at the same time, glimpses of their bad form.
Arsenal has enjoyed a memorable week. A solid home victory against Marseille in the Champions League, followed by a convincing 3-0 away victory at Cardiff has seen the Gunners book their place in the Champions League round of sixteen and go seven points clear at the top of the Premier League.
Prodigal son made good Luke Pomersbach gave Australian selectors another thing to think about when the now Queensland-based batsman left the WACA unbeaten on 137 on Saturday.
Melbourne Heart coach John Aloisi will be desperate to see his side pick up three points when they take on fellow strugglers Adelaide United at AAMI Park this evening. Join us for live scores and commentary from 5.00pm AEDT.
The Western Sydney Wanderers travel across the Tasman to take on struggling Wellington Phoenix, who are looking for their first win of the season. Join us for live scores and commentary from Westpac Stadium at 3.00pm AEDT.
If sport is about punching above your weight, taking on the big guys and winning more often than you lose, then there is no better sporting club in this country than the Central Coast Mariners.
It’s the final match in 2012/13 season for Burgess Hill Athletic.
After a horrid few weeks to start the year, Sydney FC shook off the horrible vibes and got themselves in a very turned on mood.
With lists finalised for 2014, all attention now turns to the upcoming season of AFL footy.
While the tennis season overall was well known for the ongoing dominance of the top players in the world, unfortunately there were some players who either under-performed, or were unable to achieve their top potential in 2013.
Like the assassins that they are, the Australian rugby league team whispered their way into the final, breathing silent, cold and ruthless words to their victims along the way.
Go to a Melbourne Heat home game and you will be astonished by how small the crowd is.
Australia’s final match of the Spring Tour isn’t quite a quest for an All Blacks-style perfect year, but the Wallabies will be keen to continue the Welsh misery at the hands of men in gold. Join us for live scores and banter as the Wallabies take on the Welsh.
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Pastor Maldonado has signed for the Lotus F1 Team for the 2014 season.
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