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Round 1 of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals has shown that in football, anything is possible. For starters, there was the side that entered the tournament after barely squeezing in during the qualifying stages, ranked 36th in the world, almost derailing the number seven squad. For those who don’t follow or care for football,

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Russia is playing in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals as a perk of being the host nation, so from that, could we imply that the U.S., Mexico and Canada will all get a pass when the three co-host FIFA 2026? Pardon a digression to lead off the piece, but the thing we wanted to

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On the eve of golf’s second Major, the U.S. Open, we found it necessary to clear up an easily made erroneous assumption. The tournament is being played in New York at Shinnecock Hills. Shinnecock is not the thing we use when we want to engage in a spirited game of badminton. That game requires a

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Much to-do about who will captain the Socceroos. The ceremonial honour rightfully belongs to Tim Cahill. He qualifies on the basis of making it to a fourth World Cup Finals tournament and having scored the most goals for Australia in World Cup play. Yet, Cahill’s name is not in the conversation, even though he has

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No one told Mason Cox it was the Queen’s birthday, but he partied nonetheless and played an instrumental role in the Round 12 dismantling of the Melbourne Demons by the Collingwood Magpies. The Pies have moved up to sixth on the Toyota 2018 AFL Premiership competition with their fourth consecutive win. The point margin of

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There is a chorus demanding that Daniel Arzani get the start when the Socceroos take the pitch against France in their first match at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals. Australia beat Hungary in their final friendly with Hungary and the adjectives connected to Arzani were the likes of sensational and mind-boggling after Arzani scored

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The feel good story for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals, at least from the Socceroos perspective, is the presence of Robbie Kruse. Kruse represents the sort of tenacity anyone could admire. He has triumphed over injury adversity to an extent that sounds like something the most creative mind would imagine if asked to come

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Did you know that tennis is not the only game in town in Paris this weekend? We overlooked the fact that the Aussie women’s sevens are in the City of Lights for tournament play and will in all probability have to play the Kiwis for the championship without three of their best players. The Pearls

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The Socceroos cannot be accused of being pikers when it comes to the topic of money spent in the run-up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament. FFA has been on a spending spree of sorts, lavishing cash on the effort to bring better results than the previous three tournaments. Many of the sides in

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Round 11 of the Toyota 2018 AFL Premiership competition is in the books. The halfway point has been reached and Round 11. Every club had a match in Round 11, with the Gold Coast Suns and the Port Adelaide Power having had their byes the week prior. The Sydney Swans and the Carlton Blues led

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