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April 2018

All posts published in April 2018

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Grand day at the G for a battered Test fan

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JETLAGGED Sportshounds writer COLIN DALE jumped off the flight from South Africa just in time to join the 73,000 at the MCG for the Easter Monday clash. Escaping the torture of the cricket at the Wanderers was just one of the many delights of being a sports fa... More »

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It’s not a war, says elder statesman

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SLEDGING IS an even bigger threat to cricket's well being than ball tampering, according to the iconic Dr Ali Bacher. KEN PIESSE spent an hour with South African cricket's renaissance man. More »

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Ball tampering gets raised again

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NEW ball-tampering allegations, this time against South Africa, have been raised in Johannesburg as the most acrimonious Test series since Bodyline goes into its final hours. KEN PIESSE, on the spot in Johannesburg, reports: AS Australia’s top order was being ... More »

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Racing Steals The Show In Australia

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Sports betting is on the increase in Australia, perhaps due to the rising use of smartphones and the availability of apps. Horse racing may not be the nation’s most popular sport, but it is by far the nation’s favourite to place a bet on. More »

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Big questions for Australian cricket

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OUT OF the wreck of Australia's derailed South African campaign could come some valuable lessons on and off the field after Tim Paine's patched up top order was blown away on Saturday in Johannesburg. KEN PIESSE reports. More »