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The Honey Badger Opens Up About The Gruelling Research Behind His One-Liners

12 May, 2015. 11:55 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports | [email protected] Nick Cummins has opened up The Advocate today, revealing the hard work behind his seemingly off-the-cuff colloquial Aussie proverbs. On Saturday night, the on-again, off-again Western Australian rugby cult-hero once again delivered yet another memorable "Aussie one-liner" in a post-match interview, after the Western Force’s victory over the NSW Waratahs. Nick Cummins, a product of...

John Hopoate’s Advice To Greg Bird: “Pull Ya Finger Out!”

7 May, 2015. 11:55 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports | [email protected] NRL's most notorious current player, Greg Bird has this week joined a notorious list of NRL record-breakers. The top 5 most suspended players in the game. John Hopoate -- 45 weeks Luke O'Donnell/Craig Smith -- 32 weeks Greg Bird -- 29 weeks Danny Williams -- 28 weeks Jason Stevens/Adrian Morley -- 26 weeks The Gold Coast psychopath was suspended...

Over 500 Million Unite To End The Stigma Surrounding Wife-Bashing

4 May, 2015. 11:50 IMRAN GASHKORI | World Sport | Contact AFTER FIVE YEARS OF WAITING - it finally happened. An affluent, convicted champion woman-basher fought a street kid from the Phillipines for 45 minutes in Las Vegas - Generating the biggest audience and the biggest paycheque in the history of professional sport. The judges at ringside scored it 118-110, 116-112 and 116-112 for the man known as...

Manny Pacquiao Has Asked Bill Murray To Sit In His Corner On May 2nd

30 April, 2015. 11:50 IMRAN GASHKORI | World Sport | Contact In a week of power plays from both ends, the much-anticipated "Fight Of The Century" between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. gets more and more interesting by the minute. A bizarre relationship has been unveiled in the final days before the May 2nd bout: The friendship between Manny Pacquiao and comedy icon, Bill Murray. Aside from celebrity...

Sydney Man In Stable Condition After Making Disparaging Remarks About Artie Beetson

  CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | [email protected] A NEW SOUTH WALES-BASED sales manager remains in a Brisbane hospital today, recovering from injuries sustained while "being a smart-arse" in a Caxton Street hotel on Sunday afternoon. Harrison Grogan, 28, was invited to Brisbane as a guest speaker for a media sales seminar this week - before opting to check out one of the city's most...

As Australia mourns, Nine vows to immortalize Benaud as a hologram commentator

“He’s usually a good puller but he couldn’t get it up that time.” - Richie Benaud   10 April, 2015. 11:50 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Journalist | Contact A wave of sadness and reflection sweeps across the nation as Australia farewells it’s favourite son, father, coach and grandfather. While it seems most high-profile Australian sports identities are remembered as God-like, Richie actually was. The former Australian test captain...

Average guys become boxing experts when discussing Mayweather V Pacquiao

4 April, 2015. 14:15 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Editor | Contact In late February it was announced that the sporting world would finally get the chance to witness pound-for-pound boxing greats Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao battle it out, in what has been described as the most anticipated fight in boxing history. For more than five years sports fans have begged for a...

Balmain boy proves he’s had a few too many by claiming he grew up watching AFL

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact In a shocking new trend, middle-aged men from Sydney are starting to pretend they know, love and follow AFL. With over seven professional rugby league clubs in a predominantly "league city", men who would have previously supported a local NRL side are now ditching their jerseys altogether. Ditching them for guernseys. Young urban professional men make up the...

Brad Haddin under investigation for alcohol-fuelled incident in Melbourne overnight

30 March, 2015. 14:26 ERROL PARKER| Editor-at-large | Contact WICKETKEEPER BRAD Haddin is reportedly being investigated by Cricket Australia for "bringing Chardonnay" in to the change rooms after Australia claimed its fifth cricket world cup. Haddin has yet to respond to the allegations but other former cricketing greats have already weighed in on Twitter. Controversy was already surrounding Haddin after allegedly sledging the Kiwis during...

Alex Kountouris says he doesn’t regret losing his hair over Shane Watson’s numerous injuries

27 March, 2015. 12:06 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact CANDID PHOTOS OF Alex Kountouris, the Australian cricket team physiotherapist, have been uncovered from before he met Shane Watson. Pictured with a mane of healthy wavy hair and a jet black beard, the youthful looking Kountouris seems to look carefree among the "bulletproof" players of yesteryear. That was from a time when Australian cricket was...

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