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IOC confirms 3-on-3 basketball to be trialled at 2016 Rio Olympics

14 January, 2015. 15:00 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Journalist | Contact After decades of pressure and debate, as well as an official application submitted by the International Basketball Federation, the IOC have this week confirmed that a three-men-a-side basketball variant will be included as a part of the official event program for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The final decision was made quietly during...

Bionic Shark: Greg Norman returns to golf with prosthetic arm

12 January, 2015. 15:00 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact GREG Norman has returned to the golf course for the first time since his chainsaw accident. In September last year, Norman injured his left hand with the power tool as he trimmed a tree in his Los Angeles garden. However, The Daily Mail revealed in December that Norman had in fact lost his hand due to...

Pop Discovers All Of His Sporting Heroes Are Muslims

IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Journalist | [email protected] It was a shock discovery for the 79-year old self-confessed “sports nut” Alan Starkey over the weekend, during an annual family brunch celebrating his wife Irene’s 75th Birthday. A heated discussion around the dining room table at Mr Starkey’s South Betoota residence on Sunday morning resulted in the former boxer and junior Rugby League coach...

“The Hillsong Eels” – The controversial church now owns an NRL team

IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Journalist | [email protected] 9 December, 2014. 19:55 Today, after years of close association, The Parramatta District Rugby League Football Club has formally entered the inner sanctum of the Hillsong Church - they are now owned by them. This is the first time a professional sporting team in has been bought by a religious organisation and is what some describe as...

The Stand With No Beer: 800 “Richies” outdrink the SCG on day two

7 January, 2014. 12:34 IMRAN GASHKORI | Editor-at-large | Contact It's day two of the fourth test in this summer's India/Australia epic. Twelve men have the attention of the nation as they battle it out on the pitch. The game is cricket and cricket fans are like no other. The crowds and cameras are focused on twelve men wearing the iconic baggy green...

Overweight Park Cricketer Knows Exactly What The Australian Cricket Side Needs

6 January, 2014. 12:34 IMRAN GASHKORI | Editor-at-large | Contact AN armchair critic of the Australian cricket team has urged the players to "get up close and personal" with the Indians today at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Speaking from his blonde brick apartment in Cronulla, home to Sydney's last segregated public toilet, the obviously drunk and husky man says that our spearhead...

Boxing Day: Indian cab drivers refuse to talk about the cricket

IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Journalist | CONTACT 26 December, 2014. 10:55 As some of the most passionate cricket fans in the world, this summer series has brought about noticeable frustrations for the Australian-based Indian cricket fans, a community that also makes up a large majority of Australian cab drivers. With their team down two-nil down halfway through a four-Test series, the Indian-born Australian cab drivers simply refuse...

“It’s Rio or bust!” – Steven Bradbury’s olympic marathon dream

9 January, 2015. 12:40 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact AUSTRALIAN SPEED SKATER Steven Bradbury has revealed that he's been in training to qualify for the Olympic marathon in Rio De Janeiro next year. The 41-year-old says it's been an uphill battle trying to get under the qualifying time of 2h 15m but he's confident of making the cut. "I need to shave...

Why Shane Watson is the greatest test cricketer of our time

    IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Journalist | [email protected] WHEN IT COMES to representing your country in test cricket, the physical demands of competition can completely dominate one's life... If you pair those pressures with dressing room politics and the 'tall poppy syndrome' that exists in just about every Australian living room - it becomes clear that only the fittest survive. The Darwinism of...

“Pingers, broken dicks and benders” – 10 moments that prove Australian cricket is the loosest game on Earth

11 February, 2016. 15:45 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Journalist | Contact Over the winter, the nation divides itself up in to the three football codes. Some minority communities follow soccer - but like most self-respecting Australians, we do not fully acknowledge it as a sport. It's not until the glorious summer - when men, women and children from all walks of Australian life unite...

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