ADELAIDE WICKET BAFFLES KOHLI AND OTHER INDIAN BATSMEN

Virat Kohli outscored Steve Smith by three runs in day oneof the first Test at the Adelaide Oval. Kudos to Pat Cummins for keeping India’s danger man down. Kohli is typically a terror at Adelaide, where he held an average of 98.50 with three tons over two matches. On his last visit, he tallied 692…

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IF SOCCER SEEMS WEIRD THAT’S BECAUSE IT IS

The predictable outrage is threatening to drown out the real football news, predictably, because outrage is all the rage these days, but we will simply say that DJ Martin Solveig should not have asked first woman ever Ball d’Or award winner Ada Hegerberg if she were capable of twerking. It was 2013 all over again….

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WEST COAST EAGLES COAST NOT IN COAST TRAINING TRIP

No premiership coasting leaves no premiership hangover, right? The West Coast Eagles are back at it, and apparently brought the players in with the expectation that the gap between the end-of-September Grand Final win in the Toyota 2018 AFL Premiership competition, and the 2019 edition to get underway in March, left little time for lounging…

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HORN BEATS MUNDINE LOOKS TO RETIREMENT VILLAGE FOR NEXT OPPONENT

A group of schoolteachers, inspired by Jeff Horn’s recent win over former NRL rugby player Anthony Mundine, staged a raid on the training facility of the Brisbane Broncos, where they proceeded to wreak havoc on the likes of Jack Bird and skipper Darius Boyd… Nothing of the sort happened and rumours that some rugby players…

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INTERIM CA BOSS EDDINGS SWORN IN PENDING FURTHER AGM REVIEW IN 2019

The tremours from the Longstaff Review are still echoing in the halls of Australian Cricket. Cricket Australia has sworn in Earl Eddings as its chairman. Eddings has been serving in an interim capacity following the resignation of David Peever, who unceremoniously left his post after the release of the Longstaff review, where almost every aspect…

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PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN ON BRINK OF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP C EXIT

The old adage about health being more important than money may be true, but recent reports suggest that the two most expensive players in the world, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe will be fit to represent Paris Saint-Germain when the club takes on Liverpool in a critical Champions League match. Both Neymar and Mbappe were hurt…

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SAINTS HAVE RESTORED KING THANKS TO UNFORTUNATE ACL INJURY

Max King must have been a very good boy this year, because he got his early Christmas wish granted. He escaped Carlton and Gold Coast in the 2018 NAB Draft and was taken by the St. Kilda Saints with the fourth pick. The Saints must have been good boys as well. King may have asked…

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WALLABIES SYSTEMIC DISARRAY FROM TOP TO BOTTOM

Familiarity breeds contempt, but success breeds expectations. The Wallabies lifted the William Webb Ellis Cup for a third time, which would seem to have been the zenith for the squad since Michael Cheika too on the second-toughest job in Australian sports. What’s the word for the opposite of zenith? Nadir. The Wallabies have sunk to…

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WORLD CUP OF GOLF PRIZEMONEY TOPS IN AUSTRALIA

Home ground did not supply the hoped for outcome in the World Cup of Golf. Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith charged hard at the end, with three birdies in a row on the back nine of Melbourne’s Metropolitan Golf Course, but the Belgian pair of Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry refused to wilt under the…

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PROMOTED MARCUS HARRIS NEEDS TO STAND TALL AGAINST INDIA

While any reversal of recent fortune would be welcome for the Australian men’s national cricket XI, India is on the horizon, and it remains to be seen if Justin Langer’s call to move Marcus Harris to opener over Matt Renshaw can prevent India from winning Test cricket on Australian ground. The Daily Telegraph reports that…

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NEW AMERICA’S CUP BOATS SO FAST YOU’LL SAIL YOUR EYE OUT

For the sailing set, it is never too early to get ready for the next race, so not many were surprised when the news came that the Brits and the Yanks have already launched prototypes of the foiling monohulls 2017 America’s Cup winners New Zealand have specified for the 2021 edition of the competition in…

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