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Cricket Australia couldn’t afford to pay Steve Smith enough for his value to the Australian team.
“Mystery is a resource, like coal or gold, and its preservation is a fine thing.”
With Australia not scheduled to play another Test until the Ashes in November, the Dharamsala match has major implications for the futures of Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Matt Wade and Glenn Maxwell.
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Saturday of Round 1 takes us all along the east coast, with two intriguing matchups in Melbourne, a local derby in Queensland, and the Swans hosting the Power in Sydney.
Another off-field incident has left a cloud hanging over the Brisbane Roar coaching and football operations staff’s culture, in direct contrast to the exceptional team culture maintained by the players and their leaders.
One imagines that stepping out onto the pitch at the Shahid Dastergdi Stadium on Thursday was rather what it might be like to walk across the surface of a pot of jam.
Thanks to a barnstorming second half by Bernard Foley, the Waratahs turned a 25-6 half-time deficit into a miraculous 32-25 victory at AAMI Park last night.
The reigning premiers assume their position in the Friday night spotlight, journeying across town to face the Pies. Uncertainty abounds for both of these teams. What better way to expose it than in the first prime time game of the year.
Glenn Maxwell came of age as a Test cricketer at Ranchi. He faced 185 deliveries in compiling 104, his maiden Test century.
There are five minutes left in the grand final. The Western Bulldogs lead by nine points.
If the Socceroos can’t beat Iraq on neutral territory on the road to Russia, perhaps they don’t deserve to qualify for the World Cup at all.
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Senior playing groups at footy clubs can be pretty powerful. But it’s never a good idea for them to be too powerful.
Forget the Caribbean dream in 1995, the shock Ashes domination in 1989 or the Indian ‘Final Frontier’ in 2004 – if Australia beat India at Dharamsala it will be their greatest Test series victory of the modern era.
Whether it’s in relation to players and clubs abiding by the rules, governing bodies treating each club in the same way, or consistency in decisions made by governing bodies, officials and judiciaries, there is an expectation that sport is an even playing field.
It is a strange question you may think as we’ve all seen teams, or individuals, get into form which is subsequently reflected in their performances or results.
You can sum up the atmosphere of Formula One’s opening race of the season with one word: optimism.
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Fear not, Tigers fans. There is still light at the end of the tunnel that is the 2017 season, according to Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe.
It’s do or die time for the Bulldogs.
Round 4 of the National Rugby League has only just finished, yet it is already time to look ahead to next weekend and assess which matches and players are worth keeping an eye on in Round 5.
Each week we’ll be looking at the best of the best in Australian rugby and piecing together the top 15 players out of the Aussie Super Rugby sides from the round gone by.
Fox Sports NRL reporter James Hooper has reported over the weekend that the Bulldogs are considering making a play for the Wests Tigers’ supposed ‘Big Four’ of Aaron Woods, Luke Brooks, James Tedesco and Mitchell Moses.
The Mount St Benedict under 14 girls’ team that plays in the North West Sydney Women’s competition will hit the pitch for the first time this coming Sunday.
The spectre of disappointment following qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix was immediately neutralised as the sleeping beast which is Ferrari roared into life on Sunday at Melbourne.
One round down, 22 to go, and there are some huge points of interest to come out of the opening round of the 2017 AFL season.
The Chicago Bulls have shown just how easily things can change in the NBA. A team that played with a hunger and intensity like no other on a nightly basis has turned into one of accepted mediocrity and nothingness.
American champion Arrogate has backed up his win at the richest race in the world in January with a win on Saturday in the Dubai World Cup, which just happens to be the second richest race in the world.
Round 4 of the NRL season brought with it a little bit of everything.
Another round of Super Rugby is under the belt with plenty of highlights and action from all over the Southern Hemisphere. The Australians continue to struggle, while an unexpected dark horse arises. Here are five talking points from Round 5 of Super Rugby.
Match result: Geelong have started their season in style, cruising to a 42-point victory over Fremantle 18.7 (115) to 10.13 (73).
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Match result: It was a 3-0 win for Sydney FC over the Perth Glory, continuing their return winning streak after their only loss of the season so far.
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Match result: The Dragons once again showcased their best qualities tonight as they outmuscled the Warriors early on en route to a 26-12 victory.
Match result: The Wellington Phoenix have romped home to an emphatic 5-0 victory over a helpless Newcastle Jets outfit at Westpac Stadium.
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