Stories with Heart

Sometimes, you simply can’t make your own luck

“Resilience, the ability to bounce back”, “you make your own luck”, “train hard so you can play easy”, “make the bounce of the ball go your way” – we know the drill. We’ve heard them all before, the sporting cliché’s that if one dedicates themselves and works hard for their goals, they will yield favourable […]

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Could Football Really Be Coming Home?

With a heavy sigh, mother England wakes up to find the porch light still on. It’s been a long 48 years since she last saw her pride and joy, since she last saw Football. England birthed Football and watched it grow into the wild beast that it is today; toying with the emotions of millions, […]

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When the chips are down

Seriously, how good is rugby league? The New South Wales Blues have defeated the Queensland Maroons 18-14 at ANZ Stadium to clinch just their second State of Origin series win in 13 years. Led by courageous captain Boyd Cordner, the Blues overcame a 10-point deficit to defeat the Maroons in front of 82,223 vocal fans. […]

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The Socceroos, the Underdogs

The FIFA World Cup. The holy grail of sport, bar maybe the Olympics, has graced us once again to give the fans of the world game a chance to celebrate football of the highest calibre. A game which not many football traditionalists would have had in their sights was that of competition heavyweights and genuine […]

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More than a game

It’s the final inning of the Class 4A, Section 5 baseball Semi-Final in Minnesota. The Mounds View Mustangs lead Totino-Grace 17-10, with the winner of this fixture to progress to the State Final, whilst the loser packs up his gear and heads home. Mounds View pitcher Ty Koehn has the ball in his hand with […]

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Champions Don’t Stay Down Forever

Resilience; the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. It’s embedded in Rachel Atherton’s DNA. It’s the start of 2009 and professional racing cyclist Atherton is fighting fit. Just six months after becoming the first British woman to win the Elite UCI Downhill World Championship, the Animal Commencal race team representative is on a casual […]

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Round of the Century – Arturo Gatti vs Mickey Ward

In 2002, Arturo Gatti and Mickey Ward’s ninth round of an already thrilling fight went down in sporting history as the Round of the Century. Both relentless in their path toward victory, neither Gatti nor Ward were willing to give up despite the mental and physical exhaustion that was plaguing them.

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An Olympic Effort

The 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles marked the first time in Olympic history that women were able to compete in the Marathon event. Gabriela Andersen-Schiess was one of these women.

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