Stories with Heart

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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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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