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Cricketers win the war – but the fall-out will linger

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Finally, Cricket Australia and the players have settled their long dispute but it remains to be seen how long it will take for the wounds to heal, says Chief Writer RON REED BRINGING the great cricket pay war to a belated conclusion is not t... More »

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Oops, wrong call!

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SOME observers even managed to get it wrong with Bradman and Warne, so picking winners can be a tricky business, as GEOFF POULTER points out: EVER made the wrong call on a performer? A pretty bad call. One you’d later regret? History is littered with examples ... More »

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Fishing for Cash

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THERE’S a million dollar catch swimming around up North and STEVE COOPER offers some tips on how to land it:   Anglers heading to the Northern Territory between October 1 and February 28 have a chance to win $1 million. That’s the value of the prize hanging of... More »

Rachel Kirchheimer doesn’t let a black eye dim her concentration on the lacrosse field.
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Golden goal grabs bronze

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PETER KRIEN wraps up the Aussie women’s challenge at the Lacrosse World Cup WELL, it wasn’t exactly the present Rachel Kirchheimer was hoping for on her birthday when she and her Australian teammates took to the pitch in the bronze medal decider of the Women’s... More »

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Don’t let them bounce the bounce!

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Controversial rule changes? The future of the bounce? No need for the AFL’s Laws of the Game Committee when we can turn to two country umpiring legends with over 1,200 games (and counting) experience between them. COLIN DALE meets the marathon masters of the w... More »

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On a roll with the racing roadshow

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IT IS all about wheels within wheels when it comes to organising, promoting, overseeing and completing a successful cycling event. Last week ROD NICHOLSON joined promotor John Craven on the five-day, 500 km Tour of the Great South Coast to discover the behind-... More »

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The day Dermie dug deep and defied the doctor

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WHAT A GRAND FINAL! Twenty-eight years have passed but few AFL followers will ever forget the brutal 1989 clash between Hawthorn and Geelong. STEVE PERKIN was a witness to the aftermath: On Grand Final day, my main task was to track down one of our columnists,... More »

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Green light for the red card is overdue

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Pressure is mounting on the AFL to adopt a send-off system for unacceptable head-high violence – and rightly so, writes RON REED. BILLY SLATER has a wife and kids and many friends and fans, this column certainly one of the latter. For all co... More »