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Getting inside Don Bradman’s head

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THERE was much more to the legendary cricketer Don Bradman than an unprecedented capacity for scoring runs, according to an insightful new book. Chief writer RON REED reports. More »

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Footy failed a great man, says Magpie hero

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MICK McGuane looks back in sorrow at the unfair treatment he believes was dished out to his celebrated opponent James Hird. Chief Writer RON REED sits down to lunch with him:MICK McGuane looks back in sorrow at the unfair treatment he believes was dished out t... More »

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Hamilton keeps the fire burning

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AFTER clinching his sixth world title at the weekend, British driver Lewis Hamilton shows no sign of slowing down. PETER COSTER reports: THE words that define who Lewis Hamilton is came from Hamilton himself after winning his sixth world championship: “I’ve st... More »

THE FROG TODAY: He suffers from breathing problems and can't do anything physical
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From MCG hero to a hermit

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FIFTY years ago Alan “Froggie” Thomson was the toast of Victorian and Australian cricket. Today he lives like a virtual hermit, beset by breathing difficulties with only his Friday morning shopping mates for company. KEN PIESSE reports. More »

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Death lurks in the shadows of Formula One

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SAFETY measures are helping to save drivers on the GP circuit, but the risks are still high. PETER COSTER reports: CELEBRATIONS for The Day of the Dead explained why skeletons with grinning skulls were rattling their bones at the Mexican Grand Prix. Spooky! Va... More »