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July 2017

All posts published in July 2017

108 posts

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Where to now for rugby?

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As the other football codes continue to flourish, Australian Rugby has been having an extremely trying time, as PHIL BURFURD reports. More »

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The bolter with the blazing bat

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MOST cricket followers were stumped when the Australian selectors announced a new cap for a Test in England. Author KEN PIESSE was among them: CRICKET folklore revolves around the extraordinary. From the heroics of Don Bradman’s Invincibles at Leeds in 1948 to... More »

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Coaching and the art of surviving

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AROUND this time each year KEN PIESSE finds himself thinking of his good mate, Allan Jeans, the legendary coach who died in July six years ago. Here, Ken recalls their friendship and reveals why Jeans would never write a warts-and-all autobiography and why he ... More »

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Back the jumpers to beat the boredom

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FOR a while there, jumps racing looked to be doomed but as BRIAN MELDRUM reports it’s now back in fine shape: THANK HEAVENS for jumps racing! Bailed up inside with a cold for most of the week, and fed up with having to watch hour after hour, day after day of m... More »

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A final hour fit for a multi Major champion

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STEVE PERKIN watches the up, down and up final round of a spectacular British Open: IF THE EXPLOITS of last year’s British Open weren’t staggering enough, Jordan Spieth turned on an afternoon of golf yesterday that was unbelievable for the full range of reason... More »

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Sky is the limit for the man in green

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BIGGER AND BETTER things are being tipped for Michael Matthews, the Australian star of the Tour de France. From Paris, JOHN TREVORROW reports: THERE AREN’T many better judges of a cyclist’s potential — especially a sprinter – than retired champion Stuart O’Gra... More »

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Back from broke in Manangatang

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JOHN CRAVEN proudly recalls the day he dipped into his wallet and found $50 to help a baby-faced bikerider who couldn’t afford breakfast: AS A DOWNTRODDEN cycling promoter for the past 28 years, quite often something happens that either provokes a barrage of r... More »

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Eddie’s ready, but can he right the ratings retreat?

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STEVE PERKIN was executive producer of The Footy Show for three years when Eddie McGuire was host. He now examines Eddie’s return: THERE ARE SOME who say that you never go back, just as many who believe that sometimes you need to go back before you can move fo... More »