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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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Oops, my mistakes – by Test captain Steve Smith

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THERE IS NO bigger job in Australian sport than captaining the Test cricket team, especially against England – and the incumbent Steve Smith does not deny he is a work in progress. Chief Writer RON REED delves into Smith’s newly-published autobiography. More »

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Dusty Brownlow Poster

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DUSTIN MARTIN NEEDS only one thing now to complete the perfect season — a premiership for Richmond. As everybody was certain he would, he won the Brownlow medal emphatically, with a record 36 votes, the umpires voting him best afield 11 times, also a record. T... More »

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Oh for the good old goal-den days

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Chief writer RON REED gets a glimpse of an old-fashioned full-forward and pines for what used to be., AS FUTILE AS I know it will be, can I make a protest about one aspect of how footy is played these days? I miss the specialist full-forward... 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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Introducing Simon Schneider

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SIMON SCHNEIDER aimed high when he got his Diploma of Graphic Design. Aged 23 and ambitious, he took samples of his work to the man at the top: legendary Sun cartoonist, Geoff “Jeff” Hook. Geoff was hooked and they were soon working side by side at The Sun. Th... More »