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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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In a financial move that calls to mind the prescience of New England Patriot quarterback Tom Brady, who restructured his contact with the team so that his four-game suspension for ball tampering in 2015 wound up costing what to him was pocket change, we have learned that Gary Ablett’s deal with the AFL’s Gold Coast

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If there were a golf award for Most Obstacles Overcome In Order to Record First PGA Tour Win, ex-Brisbane native Cameron Smith would be the recipient by unanimous decision. He and his partner Jonas Blixt, leading going into the final round of the Zurich Classic in New Orleans, Louisiana, first had to survive a blistering

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Australian golfers of late have seemingly been subjected to a disproportionate number of encounters with the disease of cancer. Jason Day’s mother is battling lung cancer and that was accompanied by the recent disclosure that John Senden is taking time away from the game to be there as his 13-year-old son Jacob is forced to

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The month of April is punters’ paradise, so far as we are concerned, with top-flight thoroughbred races every weekend, and the home-and-away seasons of the NRL and the AFL entering the picture in force. International sports are in full tilt as well, with the NBA and NHL playing regular season games to determine playoff rankings

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In a sports world gone mad in its desire for parity and stocked by a generation of players who demand constant stroking of their self-esteem through the bestowing of awards for participation and trying their best, the global governing body of cricket, the International Cricket Council, has passed changes to the game’s structure in order

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North Queensland fullback and five-eighth Kalyn Ponga has a veritable smorgasbord of options regarding his options beyond the NRL and was on the receiving end from some sage advice from Kangaroos’ Coach Mal Meninga as to which route to follow. Ponga could choose to play for Australia or New Zealand, but apparently not both, at

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Everyone knows that is bad form to compare anyone not to one’s liking to a certain German political leader from the mid-twentieth century, but former St. Kilda Saint rover and legend Nathan Burke may have achieved the rough 21st century equivalent by comparing Alistair Clarkson the “Donald Trump of AFL football.” In certain parts, them

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