Zimbabwe return with pride, courage and… A win!

It’s hard to believe, however it’s been almost six years since Zimbabwe were last seen in Test whites on the cricket field, after internal fighting, corruption, player revolts and ultimately a series of devastating defeats left the board with no option but to activate a self-imposed exile from international cricket’s oldest format.
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A-Rod – Busted Again?

Commissioner of Major League Baseball, Bud Selig, has ordered New York Yankees star player Alex Rodriguez to appear before investigators over allegations that he played an illegal poker game where cocaine was openly used and another which turned violent.
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The Greater Western Shamble

Yesterday it was announced that promising Adelaide Crows defender Phil Davis would be defecting to the Greater Western Sydney Giants for 2012. Davis who was pick ten in the 2008 national draft has barely played twenty games of senior football, yet due to his youth and potential is reportedly receiving a payday of about $3 million to go to the Giants.
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The Blame Game

Does responsibility always rest with those at the top of the tree? For Crows and Demons fans apparently it does. Two Coaches in two weeks and whispering of more to come, but is the sacking of AFL’s senior coaches the best medicine?
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A New Kid On The Blocks

The 2011 World Swimming Championships have just concluded in Shanghai. A week of competition, where new champions were made. James Magnussen, is a name we’ll be seeing a lot of in the future.
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The New Australian Test Team

The 15-man Australian Test squad that will be taking on Sri Lanka was announced earlier today and it had some surprises in store for us all! Of course there are the notable and well respected names of Ponting, Hussey, Watson, Haddin and the new captain Michael Clarke. However, there are the surprise selections in Beer, Copeland, Shaun Marsh, Pattinson and South Australian spinner Nathan Lyon is probably the biggest of those! Continue reading

A step back in time – The effect of WWII on the 1942 VFL season

Australia’s involvement in the Second World War began in September 1939, just 24 hours after the conclusion of the 1939 VFL Home and Away season, when they followed Great Britain’s lead in declaring war on Germany after their invasion of Poland. Astonishingly, this involvement lasted in excess of six years before finally ending in 1945 and claimed an estimated total of over forty million lives around the world, including the lives of just under 40,000 Australians. The dramatic loss of life and the follow-on effects of such a tragic war lasted years and affected almost every aspect of the Australian way of life.
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