Aussie tennis bromance sours

It was probably only a matter of time before Australia’s tennis bad boys turned their ill-trained weapons on each other. The surprising thing is that it’s happened in the one forum where they’re supposed to be brothers in arms. The Davis Cup. A game away from going two sets down to John Isner in a…

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Rio, we have a problem

First up, this week’s roll call of disaster from Rio de Janiero. With Olympics tickets selling slower than a Sunday driver, Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes has told spectators not to bother buying tickets to the rowing. “Do not spend your money on this,” he says. “Go watch at the border of the lagoon, drinking your…

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Cheer up, lads, you won the Davis Cup

It’s the first time the Poms have won the Davis Cup in 79 years. And it’s not like they win a lot of hardware in the sporting arena*. So you’d think the Poms could muster some excitement about taking out tennis’ ultimate team trophy. But Andy Murray says there’s no point having a victory parade…

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A weekend for the Aussie toilers

Eddie Jones may not have had an epic record in the four years he coached the Wallabies but he’s just become the talk of the Rugby World Cup. The boy from Burnie presided over the feel-good story of the year — for everyone not going for South Africa, that is, which would be most of…

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Is Roger saving something special for the weekend?

I’m calling it: there’s not a more accomplished blubmeister in sport than Roger Federer. Yes, there are other athletes that have been handy with the waterworks. English international footballer Paul Gascoigne and former Aussie cricket captain Kim Hughes spring to mind. And we must never forget the particular talents of Jana Pittman, most amply demonstrated…

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