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Nice wrap Dan. Joe Root’s dismissal was the turning point. He just had to make it through that period.

The contrast between the captains was telling.

Smith was so patient that he bored the opposition into changing their tactics. Root seems to want to feel bat on ball as much as possible and he was trying to push the envelope after hitting a boundary the ball before against Hazlewood.

Jonny Bairstow is batting far too low in the order. It was a terrible shot that he got out to but when you’re batting with the tail like he is constantly there’s no way he can bat in an orthodox fashion.

That was a humiliating loss for England considering how close it was after three days (I had Australia winning the session count 5 to 4 after 3 days).

They must win (Draw seems unlikely) in Adelaide. Going 2-0 into the Perth Test would be impossible to recover from.

Five talking points from Australia's first Ashes Test victory

Only a small thing but the kind of moment where Test cricket has no common sense.

Australia vs England: The Ashes cricket live scores, blog – 1st Test, Day 5

Early days but this has more of a 2010/11 feel about it than a 2013/14 feel…apart from the fact that Cook is already out. Pitch looks very flat.

Australia vs England: The Ashes highlights, live scores, blog - 1st Test, Day 1

Between this article and watching old Ashes highlights, I’m absolutely pumped! Thanks Geoff for another outstanding piece.

Empire versus upstart, coloniser versus colony: The contests which define the Ashes

Good to see the ball hooping around during the day. This is going to be tough going for the batters!

Australia vs England: Women's Ashes Test - Day 1, live scores, blog

Have a great call Connor.

2017 Melbourne Cup live coverage: Race updates, live blog

Unreal Tristan. Incredible research and so much detail. Hopefully your tips prove to be just as accurate as they were last year. Have a great Cup day!

Melbourne Cup 2017: Preview and top tips

The Ashes ‘brand’ you talk of was forged by a group of Melbourne women who presented the original urn to Ivo Bligh. Anyway, Onside can’t we just celebrate the Aussies having success? Rachael Haynes 89 off 56 balls! What a captain’s knock.

Women's sport weekly wrap: Australia lead the Ashes 4-0

I suggest you look up the origins of how The Ashes started.

Women's sport weekly wrap: Australia lead the Ashes 4-0

Ahh Dane you’ve done it again. Absolute gold!

Fourteen reasons why any nation can win this World Cup

Tim was specifically referring to the games played in Australia.

Rugby League World Cup 2017: The five group matches I'm most looking forward to

Morning Johann. Really looking forward to this after all the hype!

Ben Simmons' NBA debut highlights: Wizards spoil the party for 76ers in tight victory

Some great points here Josh. I’ve seen a lot of comments on this since the news broke yesterday. One of the themes is that the AFL would open itself up to potential legal issues if Hannah was cleared to play- if she were to ’cause an injury to another player’. That argument doesn’t hold up with the fact she’s played in the Canberra competition which is still under the AFL umbrella.

Whatever happens, Hannah has already been a pioneer and should be respected for even attempting to push for an AFLW spot – knowing the media interest in this story.

The AFL made the wrong decision on Hannah Mouncey

We chatted to Flem just before Pattinson was injured. Have taken him out of his team now. He also had raps on Jackson Bird who is also injured. Hopefully none of the rest of Flem’s picks get a niggle now!

Damien Fleming reveals his Australian XI for The Ashes

The reaction from the Thunder said it all….they were pushed big time. Might have earned Westbrook’s respect now.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Melbourne United: NBLxNBA live scores, blog

Far out. That’s confidence!

David Goffin vs Nick Kyrgios: Belgium vs Australia, Davis Cup semi-final, tennis live scores, blog

Tough call but I’d put Thompson in. He was getting awesome kick on his serve tonight.

Belgium vs Australia doubles: Davis Cup semi-final, tennis live scores, blog

John Fitzgerald summed it up. That was a B-Grade doubles performancs by Belgium. They never looked like being a threat. Thommo and Peers were solid and that’s all they needed to be.

Belgium vs Australia doubles: Davis Cup semi-final, tennis live scores, blog

Bring on Goffin vs Kyrgios!

Belgium vs Australia doubles: Davis Cup semi-final, tennis live scores, blog

Good news for your sleep Scotty!

Belgium vs Australia doubles: Davis Cup semi-final, tennis live scores, blog

Unreal performance. Hold here and it’s all over.

Belgium vs Australia doubles: Davis Cup semi-final, tennis live scores, blog

J-Mill would have taken 1-1 before the match. He’s right in this. He had the Goff rattled.

David Goffin vs John Millman: Belgium vs Australia, Davis Cup semi-final, tennis live scores, blog

Got the yips on that forehand. Go there all day john.

David Goffin vs John Millman: Belgium vs Australia, Davis Cup semi-final, tennis live scores, blog

Wow! What a set. I must admit I thought the tactics were wrong playing long rallies by Millman but Goffin doesn’t have much confidence in his forehand. Game on Scotty!

David Goffin vs John Millman: Belgium vs Australia, Davis Cup semi-final, tennis live scores, blog

Geez that’s brutal that break.

David Goffin vs John Millman: Belgium vs Australia, Davis Cup semi-final, tennis live scores, blog