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October 2017

All posts published in October 2017

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Oops, my mistakes – by Test captain Steve Smith

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THERE IS NO bigger job in Australian sport than captaining the Test cricket team, especially against England – and the incumbent Steve Smith does not deny he is a work in progress. Chief Writer RON REED delves into Smith’s newly-published autobiography. More »

The packed stands rise to cheer their champion.
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Watching the Winx wonder girl

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. What is it about certain racehorses that sends the Australian public into waves of emotion? COLIN DALE joined the thousands of devotees at Moonee Valley. More »

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Why Glenn Maxwell might be better off batting down the list

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Everyone associated with Victorian cricket would love to see colourful all-rounder Glenn Maxwell retain his tenuous grip on his spot in the Test team for the Ashes and will give him all the help they can – but are they going about it the right way? Chief write... More »

The silky skills of a cushioneer on display
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Could cushioning gatecrash the world of sport?

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FORGET about wimpy sports like wrestling, boxing or shot put and prepare for real combat on the mattresses of the world. LAWRENCE MONEY discovers a new sport being bolstered within our bedrooms: YEARS AGO, the late John Clarke revealed a sport that had somehow... More »

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What a cracker Cox Plate!

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WITH a field including horses that had won a total of 51 Group One races, the 1992 Cox Plate was a race to remember, as BRIAN MELDRUM reports. More »