Stories with Heart

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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The sky is darkest just before dawn

The sky is darkest just before dawn. That’s how Australian cricket must look at the current situation. And even if another new-look Test XI loses to Sri Lanka in the upcoming two-match series, they need to hold the same view. Success will come again. And past experience suggests it’s not far away. Struggles during the […]

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Form is temporary, class is permanent

Located in Sydney’s inner west, Drummoyne is a middle-class suburb best known for views of the Parramatta River and insane peak hour traffic through its main thoroughfare, Victoria Road. Those snarls will be extra long tomorrow morning because all roads surely must lead to Drummoyne Oval, where the perennial heavyweights, the Sydney Sixers, take on […]

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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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‘For Khun Vichai’

Last week, a man who poured his heart and soul into his life tragically lost it. Owner of English football club Leicester City, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was a billionaire businessman from Thailand who was the founder, owner and chairman of King Power Duty Free. Vichai was one of five people who died from a helicopter crash […]

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