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Great Britain’s Andy Murray may have a more serious issue on his hands than the match fixing scandal that caused him to whine about the presence of William Hill ads at the Australian Open. He risks being on the wrong end of some high velocity tennis balls courtesy of Australian Sam Groth, owner of the

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There was no lack of drama and startling developments when the second half of the men’s draw saw its first action in the Australian Open. Sentimental favourite Lleyton Hewitt won his first round match against compatriot James Duckworth. At 34 years of age, Hewitt is playing his last Australian Open. The former world number one

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Security concerns in the aftermath of recent terrorist activity around the world, including the incident in Paris where a stadium was targeted, have prompted the decision to build a security fence at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The installation should be complete in time for the Boxing Day Test. It is not yet clear if this

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The Saint Kilda Football Club deemed itself fortunate to have secured the services of 19-year-old forward Paddy McCartin for the next three seasons. McCartin played just six senior games last season, kicking three goals, but the Saints felt enough confidence in his future upside to extend his contract for another two seasons. McCartin made his

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Australian Toby Price continued to put time on his 2016 Dakar Rally rivals in the 11th stage of the motorcycle division. He did not win the stage, but his overall lead grew to 35 minutes, and with two stages remaining, barring disaster, he can basically coast to the finish. Price led most of the stage

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In a mild departure from reports of athletes turning to performance enhancing drugs to gain an edge, recreational drugs have derailed the promising career of 21-year-old Luke Tarrant. Tarrant, winner of the 2015 Magic Millions, was warned off for six months after he pled guilty to taking a form of cocaine. According to the Queensland

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport delivered a guilty verdict for the 34 present and past Essendon Football Club players found to have used the banned performance enhancing substance Thymosin beta-4 during the 2012 season. The players have been having any contact with their teams or playing organized football in any fashion for what amounts

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There was zero drama at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions on Sunday when Jordan Spieth took his multi-shot lead into the final round and increased it to the point where there were eight strokes betwixt him and closest competitor Patrick Reed. Only Jason Day posted a better final round score. He shot an eight-under 65

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Nothing like a good football controversy to get the week started right. Referee Stephen Lucas obliged in the match he recently officiated betwixt the Brisbane Roar and Wellington Phoenix at Westpac Stadium this Sunday past. The roar had been held scoreless for only the second time this season whilst attempting to win their fifth consecutive.

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The level of outrage over Chris Gayle’s mid-match comments to Mel McLaughlin during a sideline video interview has ascended to monumental heights. Former Australian cricketer Ian Chappell feels that the apology and the $10,000 fine should be supplemented with a life-time ban to be imposed on a world-wide basis. Chappell was adamant in saying that

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