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Mick Fanning of Penrith is close to securing his fourth World Surfing title after beating Kelly Slater in the quarter final and eliminating the defending champ, Gabriel Medina of Brazil. He was back chasing waves a day after learning that his older brother Peter had died. Fanning outscored Slater, the 11-time champ, by a score

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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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Despite suggestions from his coaching staff that he could take a breather and bask in the glory of his recent win in the Australian PGA, Nathan Holman of Parkdale, Victoria, is schlepping the clubs to Thailand to play in the Thailand Open. It may be a case of striking whilst the irons are hot for

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Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au is first up with odds for Saturday’s Bernborough Handicap at Doomben where there’s no separating the front runners in the betting. The bookie has Tony Gallon’s Traveston Girl and the Robert Heathcote trained Hopfgarten as the $4.00 joint favourites. Gai Waterhouse’s Role Model joins Worthy Cause on the second line of betting

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Another example of the lack of sentimentality in sports was presented to the Sydney Kings when, playing their last game in the Kingdome, they fell to the Perth Wildcats 87 – 69. The Kings occupy the bottom ladder of the rung, but their old rivals from Perth are riding high at the moment, so the

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Gone are the days when testosterone or substance-fueled athletes can have poor behaviour dismissed with a knowing shrug. That is, at least, if Chief Executive Libby Davies of White Ribbon Australia is successful at the attempt to have players charged with domestic violence against women barred from playing or training pending resolution of any charges.

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The off-season for the AFL does not mean any news whatsoever. It simply means that off-field incidents take the place of scores, injuries, etc. The Carlton Blues Clem Smith is the most recent footballer to attract unwanted attention. Smith was involved in some sort of incident where excess consumption of adult beverages led to a

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The three horses from Australian tracks taking part in Sunday’s Hong Kong International races have multiple challenges facing them as they take on the best the world has to offer. Preferment trainer Chris Waller has concerns regarding whether or not his horse has anything left after Preferment’s Melbourne Cup campaign found him unable to finish

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Adelaide is hosting the Women’s Australian Open February 19 -21 and the LPGA is wasting no time promoting the event. They recently announced that New Zealand’s teen sensation, Kydia Ko would be in the field to defend the crown she won last year at Royal Melbourne. The tournament is being held at The Grange and

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The NBA’s Golden State Warriors are closing in on Black Caviar statistics provided that they can win two more games and remain unbeaten after having a bit of a test at the hands of the Indiana Pacers. Their 23rd win of the regular season actually extends to the previous season when they concluded the 2014

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