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After enduring a series of crashes that had him pondering a future beyond bicycle racing, Australian Orica-BikeExchange rider Michael Matthews won a stage of the Tour de France. He crashed two days before the start of the 2014 Tour de France and was unable to take part in that year’s race. Last year, a stage

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Just as he managed to avoid the limelight, positive or negative, over the course of a 19-year NBA career, San Antonio Spur all-time great Tim Duncan quietly announced that he had played his last professional basketball game. There are reams of career statistics compiled by Duncan that are nothing short of remarkable, but one that

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Round 16 losses by the Geelong Cats and the Greater Western Sydney Giants to the Sydney Swans and the Collingwood Magpies, respectively, have dramatically affected the complexion of the 2016 AFL season home run. Geelong’s loss to the Swans was not completely unpredicted, after all, as the Swans have been near the top all season,

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It almost seems as though you could assemble a highly respectable Ryder Cup team from the ranks of the top professional golfers who will not be in Rio to celebrate the restoration of golf an Olympic event after 112 years. Dustin Johnson is a recent defector, citing concerns over the Zika virus in his decision

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Matthew Dellavedova has expressed a desire to stay with the NBA World Champion Cleveland Cavaliers, and not to imply anything negative toward Delly, but Bob Dylan said it best when he said, “You just want to be on the side that’s winnin’.” Nothing whatsoever wrong with wanting to play on a top team and sports

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If you were to look at the short list of Australian basketball players that have participated in winning the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy, you would see the names six men and reach the conclusion that the shortest route to glory runs through San Antonio, Texas. Andrew Gaze was playing with the San Antonio Spurs

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Turnabout is fair play, or so it would seem, as Australia, weary of Americans showing up announced to seek spots on the lists of AFL teams, has infiltrated the NBA to an extent never before seen. The recently completed NBA draft, which included Ben Simmons and Thon Maker with the first and tenth pick, respectively,

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The Glenmore suburb of greater western Sydney at the foot of the Blues Mountains was home to an aspiring Olympic athlete focused on a swimming gold medal, or failing that, gymnastics. That young athlete was Jess Fox and she cultivated her dreams until she broke her arm. Fox had the sort of natural talent that

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There are currently three Australians active in the U.S. Major League Baseball ranks, but it is unlikely that any has more dedicated fans than Detroit Tigers pitcher Wawrick Saupold. When Saupold made his Major League debut against the Baltimore Orioles on May 14, his mum Deanna and girlfriend Georgia hopped on a plane from Perth

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