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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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After nearly returning from London last year with the Webb Ellis Cup in their possession, the Wallabies had a horror year that totally erased the optimism that resulted from their close call with the pinnacle of rugby in the World Cup. The story following that close brush with euphoria was nine defeats in 15 attempts

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The 2017 AFL season will mark the return of Geoff Walsh to the Collingwood Magpies, although he will start his duties as the side’s GM of Football in preparation for the season well before the first bounce in March. Walsh has left his job with the ‘Roos to take up the positon he held with

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There has been some compelling golf being played at Royal Pines in the Australian PGA, but all that is but an afterthought as the really important golf news capturing the golf world’s attention is that Tiger Woods has returned to competitive golf, and he has not been totally sucking in the process. The 41-year-old Woods,

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