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Can Gerard Whateley turn the tide for SEN?

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IT WAS the defection that was the sports media story of the summer. The shock move of former ABC doyen Gerard Whateley to commercial radio became the centre piece in a massive blood-letting at SEN, who have backed the well-respected all-rounder to headline a t... More »

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They’re serving roasted Poms in Fleet Street

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SMASHING the Poms by more than an innings will always bring unbridled joy to most Aussie cricket fans, and regaining the Ashes is a sporting highlight to be feasted upon. But rejoicing in the predictable Fleet Street backlash back in the “mother country” can b... More »

The packed stands rise to cheer their champion.
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Watching the Winx wonder girl

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. What is it about certain racehorses that sends the Australian public into waves of emotion? COLIN DALE joined the thousands of devotees at Moonee Valley. More »

Girls get willing with the Romas
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Tomato tussle takes some tossing

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NO SPORTING EVENT can be too challenging for a Sportshound to cover. Or be covered! Being in the thick of the action is just part of the job. Melbourne-based Hound COLIN DALE discovered all of this and more, venturing to Spain this week for the “sport” of toma... More »

Coodabeens on stage
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The Coodabeens are far from has-beens

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THEY HAVE been around longer than Neighbours and surpassed World of Sport. They are a dozen years older than the Footy Show. Now in their 37th consecutive season, how do the Coodabeens keep it up? COLIN DALE headed to their live show in Geelong and the recordi... 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 »