From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
The Sydney Swans are on the verge of winning their third premiership in 10 years. It has been a remarkable effort from a team which has refused to bottom out and slide down the ladder to rebuild.
The best two teams have made the grand final for 2014, but if Luke Hodge hadn’t made that smother inside the last minute, Port Adelaide would be in and would have deserved it.
Some have branded the 254.8-kilometre course around Ponferrada in north west Spain as too demanding for the sprinters. Others have claimed it’s not hilly enough for the climbers.
A couple of weeks ago comments on one of my articles moved to the topic of how to balance selections in a team based on the core roles of players in particular positions.
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Shane Watson’s latest injury could well result in either a Test debut for Mitch Marsh or the revival of Ben Hilfenhaus’ international career.
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Sportswriters Brett McKay and Ryan O’Connell are gearing up for a massive weekend of grand and preliminary finals in episode 54 of the Cheap Seats podcast.
Sydney goes into the AFL grand final coming off a preliminary final belting of North Melbourne, and a fit and firing line-up that can’t find room for the likes of young gun Tom Mitchell and 2012 Norm Smith Medalist Ryan O’Keefe.
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With their season done and Mad Monday passed out in the corner without drama, it’s time to go against all of my instincts and try to help Manly to help themselves.
At the top of today’s column, I will stick my neck out and predict we are heading for a Roosters-Bulldogs grand final.
The NSW Country versus Melbourne game on Saturday saw a good-sized crowd create a great atmosphere on a beautiful spring afternoon in Orange. They were rewarded with a decent game, even if the result didn’t quite go their way.
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I don’t want to alarm anyone, but the greatest cyclist on the planet just had one of the worst days of her career in the World Championships team time trial.
Did we really go through the wormhole only to find ourselves back in exactly the same place we thought we’d just departed?
Sydney FC have stepped into the youth football limelight with a bold plan to create what they feel will be “Australia’s leading elite football academy”.
No golf tournament in the world generates as much passion and hype among the players and the public as the biennial Ryder Cup clashes between Team Europe and Team USA.
Shock AFL Brownlow Medallist Matt Priddis is embarrassed at his high honour and also relieved he polled the most votes.
Matt Priddis has secured the 2014 AFL Brownlow Medal with 26 votes in front of Gary Ablett (22), Lance Franklin (22), and to the delight of many, one vote clear of the ineligible Nathan Fyfe (25).
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The Roar of the crowdYour sports opinion. Write your own article
There are players that polarise, from Cooper to Baxter, from Campese to Dunning, Beale to Simmons.
Watching the final 20 minutes of the Northern Pride’s excellent demolition of the East Tigers in the Queensland Cup final on Sunday at Lang Park, I couldn’t help but think that the farcical scenes we were watching could have been avoided.
It’s not every day I find myself agreeing with Mick Malthouse. While I would not diagnose myself with ‘blockbuster fatigue’, I am dealing with a small dose of ‘black type fatigue’.
Saturday’s AFL grand final was disappointing for neutral fans hoping to see another close contest between these great sides.
Nothing like matches involving cross-town rivals to spice up a weekend of football.
As a Brumbies tragic I have been a big fan of Matt Toomua for some time and I still believe there is a long-term place for him in the Wallabies team.
“Say what you want about the Wallabies, but they are definitely becoming more and more consistent each game. They are consistently making basic skills errors and poor tactical decisions.”
A night of excellent fights meant UFC178 more than lived up to its hype as one of the most exciting and fast-paced fight cards of the year.
Three or maybe four weeks ago, it wouldd have been fine to say that the illustrious McLaren team had the key to this year’s ongoing ‘silly season’.
I woke this morning to a rude shock. I turned the television on to notice that it would reach a top of 33 degrees in Sydney, but this was barely the news that left me feeling ill in the stomach.
The great debate between old sokkah and new football surely died forever at Edensor Park last week. As Australian football’s version of the Berlin Wall came crashing down the only thing missing was a Scorpions power ballad.
After an incredibly shaky start to the season, the Cowboys have rebounded, winning three straight games to sit at 3-1 and with a share of the NFC East lead after one quarter of the NFL season.
‘Glory glory to South Sydney’ – the inner mantra of each Rabbitohs fan. I won’t further assault your ears with how long it has been since they have been on the greatest stage, but it’s been a while.
Heyneke Meyer has for too long ignored the elephant in the room. It’s about the way the Springboks play.
“Oh woe is me”, they cried. “We’ll all be rooned” they said after the Wallabies stared down an improbable victory.
I preface this article by admitting I am a huge Dallas Mavericks fan, but don’t think I let it influence my writing.
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