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“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...

Warner goes to lunch on 77* – Australia to spend the next two months drunk

Imran Gashkori | Sports Journalist | [email protected] 9 December, 2014. 13:10 IT WOULD appear that the 2014 Summer of cricket is in full swing with a stand-out performance from opening batsman, David Warner. A quick half-century came to the 28-year old with ease, as he managed to keep in control through a series of different bowlers and batting partners. It was shortly after he...

“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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