Australia’s answer to the Zika virus

A global emergency has been declared, women in certain countries are being told not to get pregnant and an Indian car company has had to rename a new vehicle originally dubbed the Zica. But Australian athletes can rest easy. As they prepare to enter the Zika hot zone of the Rio Olympics, the Australian Olympic…

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The end of a love affair

The festive season can be hard on relationships. But it seems this Christmas has claimed the greatest love affair of them all.

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Sports stars and their big mouths

Forget the investigations over bid corruption and concerns over the abuse of construction workers. David Beckham reckons we should all support the 2022 Qatar World Cup. “Whether it’s corrupt or not, those countries have been chosen. People need to get behind that,” Becks told Radio Times. “It’s about bringing football to new countries. They should…

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Blue moon, flying pigs: I’m defending Andy Murray

Andy Murray can be a difficult person to warm to. The George Foreman of the tennis court, he lumbers around the baseline in search of the X factor — the Federer finesse, the Rafa swashbuckle, Djokovic’s rubbery contortions, a way back into the top ten. Though slightly less dour in recent years, he’s not in…

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Who’ll take home the best World Cup hair award?

As David Beckham prepared for his recent Amazon travel documentary, wife Posh asked him what he was going to do with his hair in all that humidity. The countless exotic critters that could curtail hubby’s life — from Brazilian wandering spiders to poison dart frogs — seemed the least of her concern. Her greatest fear…

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Some free World Cup advice for England

Regular readers will know I’m not generally one for helping the English out of a pickle. One of my favourite pastimes as an irreverent Antipodean is thumbing my nose at the mother country, especially in all matters sport. Please see Exhibit A, B, C and D, otherwise known as my Ashes coverage. So if you’re…

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