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It would have taken the gold medal in the 10m platform competition at the Olympic Games. We are speaking of the dive by Cristiano Ronaldo. He scored the decider in Portugal’s 1 – 0 win that sent Morocco to the exits. His header in the fourth minute was all that was necessary. It was his

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That nice round number of 500 was dangling right there in front of the Poms, but they had to settle for 481 in demonstrating that things will get rougher than a South African Test ball before they get smoother for the Australian cricketers. England beat Australia by 242 runs, a disgraceful outcome by any measure,

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Denmark have a secret weapon in their bag when they face off against the Socceroos. Their assistant coach, Jon Dahl Tomasson used to play under Australian Coach Bert van Marwijk in the early years of the century. “I know the trainer, I know the coach,’’ Tomasson said before Denmark trained in the Russian coastal city

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We thought the pickings were slim in Round 13 of the Toyota 2018 Premiership competition, until we had a look at Round 14 upcoming. One third of the league will sit idle for Round 14. Only five top-eight clubs will see action this weekend coming. The West Coast Eagles will play host to the Essendon

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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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