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After the rest day, there’s plenty to talk about. Stage 17 of le Tour de France happened last night, and the biggest shock was…
Round 20 of season 2015 is upon us as more and more pretenders fall from the chase to September.
Yesterday was a fascinating exercise where I suggested David Gallop was an ideal presidential candidate for FIFA, the governing body of the undisputed biggest sport in the world.
Following on from the four NSW-based coaches we covered last week in Part 1, this week I completed the set by ringing around the five remaining National Rugby Championship coaches
As the Formula One world mourns the loss of Jules Bianchi, important questions need to be asked around how such an accident could have taken place in an era where safety is paramount.
The fight for a spot inside the top eight is heating up, but in Round 17 it will be two clashes between teams currently inside the top five that will be the most telling on key finals positioning.
Richard Graham has vowed to fight to remain Queensland Reds coach after being told he must re-apply for his job.
Rugby league fans will gain up an extra two minutes of live action when a shot clock is introduced at the beginning of next season for scrums and line dropouts.
These days, I am pretty selective about the NRL games I want to attend live and in person. I pay for the privilege, but Fox Sports do a damn good job keeping me at home in my comfy armchair.
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The Fremantle Dockers’ scoring woes are on the verge of counting them out. But they just got an unexpected fillip, with an injury to a woefully out of form small forward allowing us to test the theory of addition by subtraction.
An insinuation I can’t stand about professional sportsmen is that they’re not trying.
As we mourn the loss of Jules Bianchi, I’m reminded of some comments he made before entering Formula One about the need to perfect his English were he to stand a chance in the driver market.
The conservative nature of the NRL match officials in 2015 is now out of control. The referrals to the video referee, if not at an all-time high, are at all-time levels of annoying.
I haven’t written about the Wallabies set up often this year, despite it being a World Cup year. I’ve tried to enjoy the games as they come, without devaluing them by looking straight past them.
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After being vaporised at Lord’s, England must show true aggression by demanding a seaming track for the third Test to give their pacemen the best chance of bowling them to victory.
Two months ago, an arrogant and defiant FIFA president Sepp Blatter bowed to public outrage just after he had been re-elected to rule the world’s biggest sporting governing body for a fifth term.
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Lewis Hamilton has picked up where he left off in November 2014 at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with a dominant win in Australia – from where he has since led the 2015 world championship.
Match Result: Chelsea have once again prevailed on penalties against Barcelona.
For much of the 2015 AFL season, we asked ourselves whether Gary Ablett was still the best player in the game, or if he had been overtaken by Fremantle superstar Nathan Fyfe.
I am usually loathe to produce anything in written form that vaguely resembles a match preview. Primarily because history tends to judge them as rather inaccurate.
Last week prizemoney changes were made to some of the Group 1 races in Sydney.
This year Broadmeadow Magic are lining up for their second shot at the FFA Cup. After bowing out in the Round of 32 in the inaugural event, the Magic have been cursed by injuries, inconsistency and suspension this year.
Big winners Hawthorn, Adelaide and West Coast dominated the Team of the Week with 10 selections between them.
The issue of fans booing Adam Goodes reached new heights last week, as the 365-game veteran was roundly booed by large sections of Domain Stadium during the West Coast versus Sydney match on Sunday evening.
The Top 100 returns again this week for another edition, this time counting down numbers 70 to 61 after concluding last week with Irish Eight Man Jamie Heaslip.
As the old adage goes, close but no cigar. I am sure Heyeneke Meyer and his charges will be feeling this way for second consecutive week after their heartbreaking loss the All Blacks.
As we inch closer to the end of the NRL season we continue our weekly series of reviews. This week we saw a rare round of floggings, the Sea Eagles stepping up in Auckland, and our first team mathematically eliminated.
In the wake of Rick Stone’s sacking as head coach of the Newcastle Knights, the question has been asked as to who will succeed the coach of 72 first grade games.
I say the Springboks will play in the Rugby World Cup grand final this year. Our dear friend Biltongbek says the Boks won’t make it that far. We have a lot riding on this friendly wager.
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In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past three weeks, or hate the sport of cycling, or are a full-time worker and can’t afford to stay up to ungodly hours, you may not have noticed that Kenyan-born Brit Chris Froome won the Tour de France for the second time on Sunday.
In a cruel twist, Red Bull appears to have struck serious form right on the eve of the mid-season break.
Virender Sehwag became the first player to be given out LBW on review when a Muttiah Muralitheran delivery thudded into his back leg in dusty Colombo seven years ago.
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