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Bang goes Aussie cricket’s pride

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FORGET THE upcoming Ashes for a moment – both Australia and England have suffered humiliating defeats by long-shot outsiders in quick succession. Chief writer RON REED found some reasons to enjoy watching it: More »

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Poms dining out on one of the worst teams ever

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IT’S BEEN A long time since the gifted cricketers of the Caribbean ruled the world – but they might be going from bad to worse, says Chief Writer RON REED: ARE THE WEST INDIES now the worst Test cricket team in memory? Well, at least – flippancy alert! – they ... More »

Betty Cuthbert wins Gold at the 1956 Olympics
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Betty Cuthbert far from the only golden girl to do it tough

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Champion sprinter Betty Cuthbert’s death was a reminder that female athletes have always punched above their weight in Australia’s proud Olympic history but a surprisingly large number of them have had to take the bad times with the good, wr... More »