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With the major thoroughbred racing action being on something of a hiatus, we find ourselves with the time to give a little attention to one of the smaller carnivals, the Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival. None of the races is above Group 3. There is four of those, plus one Listed race. In the early part

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Scheduling conflicts due to an international summer of big cricket events dictates that the franchises of the Big Bash League do not always have their top XI available, but the action will still be entertaining in a way that only BBL can offer. This is actually part of the appeal, as some of the overseas

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Late December 2017 and early January 2018 showcases tennis action at its best during the Brisbane International. Top pros will be in Queensland to tune up for the Australian Open in Melbourne a fortnight after the Brisbane International. This time around, Rafael Nadal will be in Brisbane to sharpen his game as he looks to

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It is a nice list of players forming up for the 2018 Australian Open. Most of the top players in the world have committed to playing, including all of the top men. The women will be missing a few. World number 12 Svetlana Kuznetsova was forced to withdraw due to wrist surgery. Two-time winner Victoria

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We often devote much time to thoroughbred racing, as it is one of our mainstays and we like the fact that most of the time, the outcome is cleanly decided – the one that crosses the finish line first is the winner. Another equestrian code, however, that has more than a few adherents around the

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McLaren plans to field a team of Shane van Gisbergen, Craig Lowndes and French factory McLaren driver Côme Ledogar for the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour in February. Van Gisbergen and Lowndes are Supercars drivers for Triple Eight. At a glance, it seems like a very potent combination, because all three have done well at Mount

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No one can say that tennis, despite paying heed to tradition, is not willing to change in order to keep up with the times. Over the years, only the Sacred Holy Cathedral of Wimbledon has been the foot-dragger as time marched on and the game adapted to fan and recreational player suggestions. Wimbledon held onto

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The new last disposal out of bounds rule is certainly earning a lot of attention as the new regulation is set to be tested by the AFLW during their second season. Emma King, the All-Australian ruck from the Collingwood Magpies sees only upside potential. She says that other than potential damage to her (or other

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It is a good thing that Australia is not the Falklands, as the thrashing the Aussie gave the Poms in the 2017 Ashes might be just the provocation the Brits need to park a couple of aircraft carriers in Botany Bay and send the message that the colonies need to remember their proper places in

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