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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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We do not feel that we were premature in touting the New and Improved Nick Kyrgios, even though he was dispatched with alacrity by Rafael Nadal when the two met recently on the clay at the Madrid Open. Kyrgios is young and inexperienced on clay, at least so far as could be said when compared

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Tongue-in-cheek: After carrying Zurich Classic teammate Jonas Blixt for four days and extra holes to secure his first USPGA Tour win, former Brisbaner Cameron Smith is desirous of winning one on his own. It would be hard to imagine a better venue for young Smith, as this week’s tournament, The Players Championship, often considered amongst

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If the finals of the 2017 Telstra NRL Premiership competition were to start today, nine rounds into the season, the eight teams, top to bottom that would play would be, in order, the Melbourne Storm, St. George Illawarra Dragons, Cronulla Sharks, Brisbane Broncos, Sydney Roosters, Manly Sea Eagles, Parramatta Eels and the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs.

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The war of words has begun, even though the first Test of the Ashes is still more than six months in the future. Former Australia opener Ed Cowan was eager to go on record as saying that England has chosen poorly and that they do not rate as a Test-worthy squad. Cowan thinks the Brits

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Ivan Cleary doubtless was aware of the daunting prospects confronting him when he took the job as the head coach of Wests Tigers. The team had been underperforming for some time and Cleary’s difficult task was only the harder by losing James Tedesco, Mitchell Moses and Aaron Woods. The Tigers have not stood idly by,

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The LeBron James Bandwagon becomes more crowded with each passing moment and it seems as though James is determined to protect his crown as King of the NBA. The Cleveland Cavaliers, whom some thought were too old, could not play defense and were roundly criticised throughout the regular season for lacklustre play have turned up

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No player in any sport will ever openly acknowledge an injury to a teammate as beneficial, even though it often is. When San Antonio Spurs stalwart Tony Parker went down with a possibly season-ending knee injury, Aussie Patty Mills is the beneficiary from the perspective that he will get more playing time in the critical

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Those of us who have an uneven number of socks would be tempted to view the story surrounding the reunification of former Essendon Bomber Mark Thompson with his 1984 premiership jumper as just another instance of the dryer returning a garment to its rightful owner. This was not the case, however, as Thompson gave the

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