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Arghh, the pain of The Game

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TERRY BROWN has suffered hard and long as a Magpie fan, but he reckons you can never get enough agony: THE way I hear it, Paddy Dangerfield kicked a bag on his right foot while smashing backmen away five at a time with his severed left stump. With luck, he sho... More »

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Keep getting fresh with calamari

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LAST WEEK it was it was steaming hot mulligatawny soup from Southern India, this week BOB HART switches his taste buds to calamari cooked the Vietnamese way: IT HAPPENS to me a lot: someone like Steve Cooper, an old fishing mate and my favourite fishing writer... More »

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The Everest: a mountain or just a molehill?

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BRIAN MELDRUM analyses past form and warns that big money does not always produce prestige races: ONCE UPON A TIME it was common practice for the racing press and the stewards to meet up in the race club’s committee room after a race meeting, to get a copy of ... More »

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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 »