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2018

All posts published in 2018

323 posts

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The agony and the ecstasy of a Magpie martyr

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HE TIPPED them for the flag, but we knew he was only kidding. He had to be! Now, he’s only one win off being an oracle. TERRY BROWN is getting ready for the Grand Final after a season only a true Magpie could imagine and endure. More »

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Barassi takes Sam out on a high

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THE WEEK IN SPORT: LOVE HIM or loathe him, Sam Newman was never boring on The Footy Show, from which he has now foreshadowed his exit. Chief Writer RON REED is a fan. More »

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Aussie Gerry brings home the cycling classic

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IT WAS the stuff of dreams. The dreams that Australian entrepreneur Gerry Ryan had of taking on the world’s premier cycling events and landing a big one. Sportshounds cycling expert JOHN TREVORROW has been there from the start. More »

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Drawing ever closer to the edge

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THE WEEK IN SPORT: WE’VE ALL cut Serena some slack because that’s who she is – but it’s going to be harder for her now, says Chief Writer RON REED: COUNT me among those people – an overwhelming majority, at least in this country – who were unable to detect any... More »

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Why tennis is on the nose

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VETERAN sports commentator and writer PETER MEARES has observed many good and bad moments in sport over the years. But he says it’s about time to call time on the behaviour of bad sports like Serena Williams. More »

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One man’s long ride into his own soul

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WHY WOULD anybody decide to spend weeks riding a bike all the way from one side of Australia to the other, risking life, limb and sanity? Chief writer RON REED looks on in admiration as an old mate sets out to discover whether he is capable of conquering half ... More »