Stories with Heart

Tim Tszyu – A gobsmacking imitation of his champion father

Not since we lost count of the Rocky sequels has there been a boxing story this good - Tim Tszyu, who debuted in December 2016 is a gobsmacking imitation of his champion father.

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Winx: The Sports Journalists’ night-Mare

The most challenging tasks for a sports journalist are not always the most obvious. Sure, being stared down by a block of granite masquerading as a footballer can be intimidating. And sure, having a match drag on with the result entirely uncertain as your deadline creeps closer can be anxiety-inducing. But what about not being […]

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Welcome back, Australian women’s tennis

Welcome back, Australian women’s tennis. It’s been a while. Too long, in fact. We’ve missed you. Apart from a brief and spectacular appearance in 2011, when Sam Stosur won the US Open, you’ve been AWOL for almost two generations. In fact, the average Australian sports fan could probably identify more Tasmanian Senators than home-grown female […]

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Chasing that eternal glory…in the office tipping comp

His palms are sweaty… knees weak… arms are heavy… Do you think NRL players and coaches are nervous ahead of this weekend’s kick-off to the 2019 premiership? Well spare a thought for those pinning their reputations – and sanity – on the annual office tipping contest! At least the clipboard carriers and pigskin plodders have […]

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Bogut’s Banter – Boom or Bust?

The NBL’s Andrew Bogut boom was just about bringing his extraordinary talents home for Australian fans to enjoy courtside. It was equally about using his profile to give basketball – a sport that has been on life support for the past three decades – some real bounce in the increasingly competitive summer market. Part of […]

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When Winning Championships Becomes Habit

By 41 years of age, some men peer warily down upon their untied shoelaces, dreading the pain attendant with bending to complete what used to be an innocent task. Tom Brady is not one of those men. For him, collecting Super Bowl Championship rings has become something of a mundane assignment. Should he desire to […]

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Golf, a True Revealer of Character

“Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots – but you have to play the ball where it lies” – Bobby Jones. A game that requires ultimate patience and honesty, golf is widely regarded as one of the […]

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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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