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Well, it seemed like a long time coming, but it is finally here, the first bounce of the 2017 AFL season. It will be the Carlton Blues v the Richmond Tigers, in a matter of hours. Both clubs list MCG as their home ground, so this will be not a home-and-away game, but a home-and-home

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When the NCAA March Madness tournament got underway, there were 17 players who came from the land Down Under, an impressive number to be sure. Now that the one-and-done tournament has eliminated all but 16 teams, that number has been whittled down to five, mainly due to the team from Arizona dispatching seven Aussies by

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When Marc Leishman drained an improbable 15-metre putt for an Eagle on the par-5 16th hole at Bay Hill during the Arnold Palmer Invitational, it would have seemed an omen of sorts, although he did not take best advantage of his good fortune that ultimately secured his first PGA win in five years. He had

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After apparently conquering, or at least reining in, inner demons that threatened his tennis career, Nick Kyrgios was experiencing a Phoenix-like rebirth that saw him beat Novak Djokovic in consecutive weeks. Equally apparently, however, there may have been something in the food in Indian Wells, California, site of the BNP Paribas Open, that did not

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In what has to be, in most probability, the most stunning endorsement of the effectiveness of sports psychologists, Aussie bad boy Nick Kyrgios has beaten Novak Djokovic, not once, but twice. Only a few short months ago, Kyrgios, for all intents and purposes, seemed on the verge of becoming a poor man’s John McEnroe. All

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Aussie protests of a doctored pitch in Ranchi are apparently without merit according to those familiar with the climate of India. March heat on the sub-continent equals old pitches and the one in Ranchi needs not a doctor, but a coroner, as an autopsy has revealed no signs of plant life. Curator SB Singh is

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According to some, rugby can claim to be the fastest growing sport in the world, so it is something of a riddle as to why Super Rugby seems to be struggling. It could be that Super Rugby has too much on its plate going head-to-head with the NRL and has something of a red-headed-stepchild image.

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As the Aussie presence in the NBA has grown and proven to be valuable contributors to the game, more youngsters from the Land Down Under are set to showcase their abilities in the upcoming National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament with the sublimely alliterative name of March Madness. Ten of the teams selected for the one-and-done

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Even though the annual rumour frenzy that is known as the NFL free agency period has ended without any definitive word on the fate of veteran Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo, Romo himself has taken the proactive step of taking to social media to thank the fans of Dallas for their support over the years

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The World Baseball Classic, the series loathed by MLB management for the potential of injury to valuable MLB players, is underway in Japan, but it was not an auspicious beginning for Australia, as it was beaten by the hosts 4 – 1 in an entertaining game. Entertaining, that is, but for the outcome. Japan is

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