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The drama is in more than adequate supply as the quest of F1 Team Mercedes to find an adequate replacement following the shock retirement of Nico Rosberg shifts gears and moves outside the strict confines of the Mercedes stable. Former Red Bull Junior Team member Brendon Hartley, a Kiwi driver now employed as a driver

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Jordan Thompson, making a rapid climb from his ATP ranking that started at the beginning of 2016 at 154, to its current level of number 79, is near to gaining a wild-card entry into the Brisbane International. South African Kevin Anderson has pulled out of the January 1 – 8 tournament due to a hip

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In the day and age when one-club athletes are becoming something of an endangered species, the desire to have the stability of spending one’s entire career in one location is influencing some AFL players to trade away money in exchange for long-term contracts. Such would seem to be the case for Hawthorn Hawks’ star Cyril

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It may be premature to link Steve Smith with the quest to overcome the remarkable figures of 13,378 runs and 41 Test centuries compiled by Ricky Ponting, except for the minor detail that at similar points in their careers, Smith is ahead of the pace Ponting posted. Well, as they say, standing on the shoulders

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It took five sets, but the outcome was a surprise nonetheless, an unpleasant one for Australian Davis Cup player Sam Groth and a pleasant one for up and comer Chris O’Connell. O’Connell’s result should not truly surprise anyone, as the 22-year-old star of the ITF Futures circuit won five titles this year from his home

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A chip on the shoulder is actually a good characteristic for a boxer, since anger and violence is their stock in trade. For Aussie boxer Anthony Mundine, that chip is his perception that he was denied an opportunity at the representative level of rugby league despite his obvious, in his mind at least and probably

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‘Tis the season for off-field folly, Fa, La, La, La, La, etc. Unfortunately, the folly going on in the environs of the Fremantle Dockers football club is not of the jolly sort. Star recruit Harley Bennell had his car impounded when the constabulary discovered that he was driving without a license. Those of us who

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Oh, Oz! If you were LeBron James, there would be no words adequate to describe the disrespect to which the entire country was subjected recently when forced to endure a concert by Coldplay in Etihad Stadium in Melbourne. The British “rockers” still had turf on their mugs from the 2016 Super Bowl 50 halftime show

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Yes, he may put on his pants one leg at a time, just like the rest of us in the pants-wearing crowd, but where he differs from us is that he uses two belts to hold those pants up. The UFC has reclaimed the featherweight title from Conor McGregor, but to this point, at least,

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There are some observers who feel that the Australian A-League soccer outfit should be expanded to 18 teams from the current 10 and soon to be 12 teams for the 2018 – 2019 season. Various interested parties are awaiting the requirements of FFA that will be announced in early 2017 before putting together any sort

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