At last, a new Lleyton Hewitt emerges

This story contains predictions of the next Aussie tennis legend. Please touch timber before reading. For 18 years, Lleyton Hewitt has almost single handedly held Australian tennis together with his scrambling court play, never-say-die intensity and impassioned ‘C’mon’s. There have been encouraging cameos from the likes of Matthew Ebden, James Duckworth, Peter Luczak and Chris…

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The Ashes: God save our Mo

There are so many ways we could begin today’s entry. Whitewash would be a good word to start with. Annihilation. Massacre. Humiliation. Thrashing. These are all excellent words and certainly apt for the occasion. Perhaps we could take a lead from the Barmy Army and break into song, with something subtle like ‘five-nil’ repeated over…

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London Olympics: Aussie hoighloights Day 5

I woke to carnage. When I went to bed last night, the Poms had finally bagged their first gold medal out at Eton Dorney. That was bad enough. But by the time I got up, they’d dug up another, thanks to Bradley Wiggins and his infernal time trial prowess. Worse, the Poms had moved ahead…

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