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In trying to undo Australia by serving up a rank turning pitch, the Indians only made it easier for the tourists. It is on a fairer, flatter surface that Australia would be more vulnerable, as we saw in Sri Lanka last year.
The footy is back! After what felt like a longer than usual off-season, the NRL returns this Thursday night, with the defending premiers, the Cronulla Sharks, taking on the Brisbane Broncos.
Memories of the Brisbane premiership three-peat from earlier this century dim with every passing year.
Before play began, the players from the NSW Waratahs and the Western Force Super Rugby teams formed two circles to honour, with silence and bowed heads, the memory of Daniel Vickerman.
It doesn’t say much for the A-League’s finals series when a team can potentially qualify despite having lost more games than they’ve won.
In the final edition of my season preview series, I take a look at four sides whose struggles this year could well send their coaches packing.
I tell people I’m a Carlton person. This is like telling people I’m dying. It’s a conversation killer.
There’s no sugar-coating it, this is going to be a long Super Rugby season. Problems with the confusing and illogical competition structure fed immediately into matches that, Dunedin and Cape Town excepted, lacked crowd engagement, colour and intensity.
Now that we have AFL Women’s up and running, it’s time we had a serious discussion about shortening the AFL home-and-away season.
Yesterday was a great day for Sydney-based competitors. None more so than Steve O’Keefe, Steve Smith, and the mighty Winx.
Essendon’s Michael Hurley is nursing a leg injury for the second time this month after he was hurt in the AFL pre-season loss to Gold Coast.
A man of the match performance from Casey Prather has led the Perth Wildcats to a 1-0 lead in the 2016-17 NBL grand final series over the Illawarra Hawks recording a 12-point victory at the Perth Arena.
India is often described as the final frontier. In that respect, it is much like space in Star Trek.
The most remarkable aspect of Australia’s dominant win over India in the first Test yesterday is that their batsmen and spinners utilised better techniques for the spinning conditions than the home team.
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Sixteen years ago this week Australia was celebrating a massive victory in India.
There were talks of India winning the Border–Gavaskar Trophy 4-0 in India, triumphing in the first Test in Pune by a huge margin.
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The Papua New Guinea Hunters are about to enter their fourth season in the Queensland Cup. They’ve been a very popular team both in their homeland and with Queensland fans since they joined the competition in 2014.
Spin it however you like, Stephen O’Keefe was the hero in Pune. His match figures of 12/70, the best by an Aussie spinner in India.
Finally the 2017 NRL season is upon us, after a long wait the first Steeden for the new year will be kicked on Thursday night when reigning premiers Cronulla host Wayne Bennett’s Broncos at Shark Park.
A stream of similarities between the Melbourne and Canberra-based sides were evident this weekend as both opened their Super Rugby campaigns with losses to (gulp) Kiwi teams.
8604 days. Or 23 years, six months and 19 days.
Anthony Griffin’s team of black cats are once again tipped to purr, but with an overabundance of quality outside backs some might be lapping from a different bowl before the season is out.
The Utah Jazz are like that kid at school that everybody picks on because they are different, but then becomes just as successful, if not more, than everyone else.
My greatest sporting memory as a child was attending Melbourne Tigers games with my Dad.
Round 1 of Super Rugby has been completed, some good, some bad and unfortunately some ugly across the opening weekend.
Australia have not only surprised everyone by not being pummelled in the first Test match of the series – they actually won? And boy did they win big.
Match result: A man of the match performance from Casey Prather has led the Perth Wildcats to a 1-0 lead in the 2016-17 NBL grand final series over the Illawarra Hawks recording a 12-point victory at the Perth Arena.
Match result: The Adelaide Crows are back on top of the AFL Women’s ladder, continuing their undefeated season with a 23-point win over the Fremantle Dockers.
Match result: The Jets and Mariners fought out a draw in the F3 derby on Sunday, unable to be split at 1-all.
Match result: The Gold Coast Suns won a thriller against the Essendon Bombers on Sunday, though the match was still alive even in the final seconds.
Match result: North Melbourne have made it two wins from as many games in the AFL pre-season, defeating Hawthorn by 21 points at their spiritual home in Arden Street.
Round 1 of Super Rugby 2017 comes to a close with a traditional grudge match between two of South Africa’s biggest rivals, the Stormers and the Bulls. Join The Roar from 4:30am (AEDT) for live scores from the match, and a live blog of the game.
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