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Tipped as underdogs, the Groupama Team France entrant into the America’s Cup Competition in Bermuda’s Great Sound, upset pre-race favourites Artemis Racing Sweden while the Cup defenders, Oracle Team USA, suffered an ignominious defeat at the hands of the Swedes, who used an old Viking strategy to best the unsuspecting Oracle sailors. The Swedes were

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The 2017 French Open gets underway at Rolland-Garros today and it reveals a trend that could be summarised by the expression, “Thirty is the new twenty.” Associated Press contributor Howard Fendrich was spot-on with his observation that in the men’s’ ATP rankings, the top five spots are all taken by men 30 years of age

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When trapped aboard a sinking ship, optimism is the province of those whose swimming abilities are beyond question. Yet, Hawthorn Hawk star Jack Gunston was not only positive in his remarks that the Hawks are not in rebuild-mode, he was somewhere beyond vehement. The Hawks have only won three games through the first nine rounds

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In the world of ever-shifting alliances represented by Supercars, Mobil 1 HSV owner Ryan Walkinshaw discussed the potential of a partnership with one of the other Supercars teams with the goal of improving the handling capabilities of their cars. Partnering with a rival is not uncommon in the motor racing codes. Such pairings are typically

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One of the few American sports where Aussies have not made many inroads is Major League Baseball (MLB), but Australian pitcher Peter Moylan has been proving the exception as he has gone about his business quietly for the Kansas City Royals. Moylan, a 38-year-old relief pitcher, was born in Perth and has enjoyed a respectable

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Oh, please! Say it is not so! The Australian side was completely outclassed by the side from, get ready for it, the United States, where the word “rugby” will be met by blank stares, a quick resort to the mobile for a search, followed by a knowing nod upon discovering that “rugby” means a sale

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Unlike the NRL, where underperforming players are a threat to the livelihood of the head coach, it is under performing players in the AFL who experience the job insecurity. The Western Bulldogs had the axe out for on-baller Tom Liberatore. He was the scapegoat for the Dogs loss to the West Coast Eagles after he

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The top ranked competitor of the UFC, get ready for it, is not Conor McGregor, although McGregor may have a word or two along those lines. Or, 20,000 words, most likely. But, pound-for-pound, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson has the higher rating. In Kansas City last month, Johnson posted his 10th UFC title defense, which is

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Just as it appeared that Nick Kyrgios had turned all the corners that have boxed him in as he attempted to deal with the mental demons that threatened to derail him before he could get well and truly railed, a physical issue has forced him to withdraw from the Italian Open. A hip injury was

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