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The day Dermie dug deep and defied the doctor

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WHAT A GRAND FINAL! Twenty-eight years have passed but few AFL followers will ever forget the brutal 1989 clash between Hawthorn and Geelong. STEVE PERKIN was a witness to the aftermath: On Grand Final day, my main task was to track down one of our columnists,... More »

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A final hour fit for a multi Major champion

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STEVE PERKIN watches the up, down and up final round of a spectacular British Open: IF THE EXPLOITS of last year’s British Open weren’t staggering enough, Jordan Spieth turned on an afternoon of golf yesterday that was unbelievable for the full range of reason... More »

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Eddie’s ready, but can he right the ratings retreat?

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STEVE PERKIN was executive producer of The Footy Show for three years when Eddie McGuire was host. He now examines Eddie’s return: THERE ARE SOME who say that you never go back, just as many who believe that sometimes you need to go back before you can move fo... More »

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Out in front and hard to run down

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THE FINAL round of the 2017 British Open starts tonight at Royal Birkdale. STEVE PERKIN looks at those with a chance of taking the title: JORDAN SPIETH Four times over his short career, 23-year-old Jordan Spieth has gone into the final round of an event as the... More »

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Rory roars back from long odds

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STEVE PERKIN looks at round two of the British Open and sees things you may have missed: Embed from Getty Images Andrew “Beef” Johnston hit the opening tee shot on day two of the Open at 6.35am The Londoner was supporting a jumper bearing a logo for Arby’s, an... More »

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Wild and wayward Open opening

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STEVE PERKIN was watching as play got off to a wet, windy, wayward start at Royal Birkdale: Ten things you may not have noticed from day one at the 2017 British Open. The first tee shot in the 2017 Open was hit by Mark O’Meara. It went out of bounds. His provi... More »

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Luke levers Lethal aside

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It’s a momentous decision for a Hawthorn man to make, but STEVE PERKIN finds himself forced to demote Lethal Leigh: I NEVER THOUGHT I’d say this, but I’m dumping Leigh Matthews as captain of Hawthorn’s Team of the Forever. Luke Hodge, come on... More »