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Take a tip and watch out for these two Tippies

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PROUD father KEN PIESSE goes to watch his daughter play and gets caught up in the excitement of watching two other Tipungwutis: WHEN YOU ARE a father with a fetish for competition and sports of all sorts, the opportunity to see one of your children competing i... More »

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Wimbledon No 8 – and still counting – for Federer

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HE’S THE GREATEST tennis player of our time but Roger Federer’s place in sporting legend isn’t restricted to that, writes RON REED. ROGER FEDERER HAS changed the question subtly. It’s no longer merely whether he’s the best tennis player any of us has seen, but... More »

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France salutes a fixture at the great race

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NOTHING HAS BEEN able to stop our man at the Tour de France clocking up a mighty milestone, with chief writer RON REED reporting on what it was like going along for the ride. SOME PEOPLE now call it the Tour de Iffy, and for good reason. John Trevorrow, known ... More »

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Letter From the Editor

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THANKS everyone for giving the Hounds such a warm and hearty welcome to the world of sports lovers! After less than a week “live” our new website, Sportshounds.com.au, is racking up tons of hits and a stream of favourable reviews. That’s not really surprising ... More »

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Why Bernard the brat might now be beyond help

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Chief writer RON REED looks back on the first week in the life of sportshounds.com.au – and despite tennis tool Bernard Tomic’s deplorable behaviour there was a lot to like. JUST when you thought Bernard Tomic couldn’t become any more of an ... More »

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A windfall is washed down the drain

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PETER COSTER took the wrong turn at the Adelaide Grand Prix but found himself in a winning position after the race: IT WAS Ayrton Senna’s last race for the McLaren team before he joined Williams at the end of the 1993 F1 season. Adelaide was a party town and t... More »

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Pain turns into premierships

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IN a second extract from his new book, Larrikins & Legends, author DAN EDDY recounts how the Navy Blues formed a bond that dominated the G on Grand Final day: WHAT Alex Jesaulenko forced his Carlton players to endure before the 1979 season would be felt for th... More »

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Take a tip, it’s time to get on the Pies

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GIVE up? It doesn’t cross TERRY BROWN’S mind as he launches a raid on the TAB: THE Pies have got a bit of a wobble up. Well, ok, more than a bit. There’d have to be a bouncing castle in the Holden Centre gym, right? After a stellar season of moral victories an... More »

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Campfire yarns on the mighty Murray

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STEVE COOPER has caught many fine fish and has devoured some imaginative yarns by the campfires on the riverbank: “Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.” That quote, attributed to Don Marquis (1878 – 1937), may have some merit. Aft... More »

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Which whiskers are which?

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LAWRENCE MONEY returns to the golden days of Boot In Mouth when the football callers kept getting tangled up in words: The Ablett brothers are hard to tell apart – although one has a beard.” It’s a footy howler that rings down through the ages – so how appropr... More »

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Sam told time to tone down his tastes

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SCOT PALMER serves up another action-packed, provocative PUNCHLINES package packed with powerful prose:   SAM KEKOVICH continues to live high on the … well, not the hog but the lamb. But not quite as high as he has become accustomed to for last decade or so. T... More »