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“I was framed!” – Greg Bird denies urinating on fully-marked police car

8 December, 2014. 12:24 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | [email protected] TROUBLED NRL SUPERSTAR star Greg Bird has been arrested for obscene behaviour after allegedly urinating on a police paddy wagon, just days after his dream wedding. Bird was detained by Byron Bay police after he married fiancée Beccy Rochow in the coastal town, over the weekend. The Gold Coast Titans forward was last seen leaving...

ARU appoints Good Charlotte to combat NZ Haka in 2015 Rugby World Cup

Imran Gashkori | Sports Journalist | [email protected] 4 December, 2014. 10:30 Australian Rugby Union have today come out swinging with a new campaign to help the population get behind the Wallabies in the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The announcement shows the ARUs enlistment of ‘New Australians’, brothers Benji and Joel Madden, to headline the campaign with a rework of ‘I still call Australia Home’. Critics...

Tim “Sharky” Ward thrown a lifeline by WWE bosses – both parties remain tight-lipped

25 November, 2014. 15:02 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | [email protected] FORMER GOLD COAST underworld figure Tim “Sharky” Ward has reportedly been approached by recruiters from the World Wrestling Entertainment. However, both Mr Ward and the WWE are refusing to comment on the deal, which would see “Sharky” net close to US$3.2m per year. WWE’s VP of Talent Relations Jane Geddes, says that the...

“It’s like ballet meets war” – Hipsters begin to embrace contact sport

Imran Gashkori | Sports Journalist | CONTACT 28 January, 2015. 11:30 In a day and age where Australian youth are able to access a range of music, film, photography and television at the click of a button - it would seem that the cultural elite in this country are spoiled for choice when it comes to the arts. However, according to Newtown resident, Banjo...

Gillard bags Melbourne Cup First 4 – rocks up still drunk to Whitlam funeral

6 November, 2014. 12:27 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | [email protected] FORMER PM JULIA Gillard stunned onlookers at the Melbourne Racing Club on Tuesday as she picked the First 4 runners and netted herself a cool $188 840. Her $10 flutter turned in to one of the biggest wins in Cup history. In what's been heralded as one of the greatest moments in Australian...

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Islamic State demands to be included in 2015 Cricket World Cup

Spokespeople for the Islamic State have stated that the Caliphate demands to be recognized as a cricketing nation and furthermore have called upon the International Cricket Council to award them O.D.I status in the lead up to the 2015 Cricket World Cup. The ICC World Cup is hosted ever four years, in 2011 it was hosted throughout the Indian subcontinent...

Delta Goodrem joins Team Mundine

  Imran Gashkori | Sports Journalist | [email protected] 29 October, 2014. 11:30 BOXING royalty have today confirmed that former Neighbours star and Australian pop princess, Delta Goodrem has taken a break from her grueling schedule of concert tours and talent shows to try her hand at a completely new field. Amatuer boxing. Rumors have been rife in boxing circles for many months now regarding the...

Why men are destroying women’s sport

INGRID DOULTON | Professor of Women's Issues | [email protected] MEN'S SPORT IS in crisis after our "big three" national teams were humiliated over the weekend. The answer to the problems don't lie in the coaching or support staff, nor the governing bodies behind them. The problem stems from the players themselves. Misogyny is destroying men's sport because it's slowly becoming evident that...

Hooper named as captain/coach for Euro tour

20 October, 2014 13:21 BRUCE PALLISTER | Sports Reporter | [email protected] THE CURRENT Wallabies captain, Michael Hooper, has been selected to captain and coach the side for their upcoming European Tour. Hooper is the first to be bestowed with the honor of leading and coaching the Wallabies. "It's uncharted waters," says the 22-year-old. "But I'm going to have a red hot go at it," The...

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