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  • GWS Giants No. 1 draft pick models game on Kurt Tippett, Tom Hawkins

    21 November 2013 1:25 PM 81

    GWS Giants No. 1 draft pick Tom Boyd has modelled his game on a man who last night instantly became his rival: Swans star forward Kurt Tippett. There were no surprises when Boyd was taken by GWS with its first pick or when midfielder Josh Kelly was snared at No. 2 at last night's AFL's national draft on the Gold Coast. While it had a sense of predictability

  • Father's solo anti-junk food campaign takes a shot at Cricket Australia

    21 November 2013 1:10 PM 72

    A Tasmanian parent has taken aim at Cricket Australia's sponsorship deal with fast food and alcohol companies. Aaron Schultz is ramping up his efforts to get fast food and alcohol advertising out of mainstream sport. Mr Schultz says he has started a billboard campaign with in-kind support from a creative agency. "I've paid for the billboard with some assistance

  • Ashes 2013-14: Shane Watson wicket key to opening day success

    21 November 2013 1:08 PM 76

    BBC Sport's cricket analyst Simon Hughes looks in detail at England's key wicket on the opening day of the Ashes in Brisbane. With the help of Hawk-Eye, Hughes explains how the short ball from England paceman Stuart Broad to Australia's Shane Watson was crucial. Watson was dismissed just before lunch, with captain Michael Clarke also falling just after

  • American Kevin Streelman credits local teenager Darcy Brereton as critical in first-round success

    21 November 2013 1:08 PM 109

    A LOCAL teenager unwittingly became a valuable aide to help steer the US to joint leadership after the World Cup first round. American Kevin Streelman credited young Royal Melbourne member Darcy Brereton's knowledge of the course as a critical factor in his five-under 66 yesterday. Brereton, 19, was just another spectator when he met Streelman during

  • Shane Mosley says he is fighting Anthony Mundine to 'keep me in shape'

    21 November 2013 12:54 PM 83

    Shane Mosley has laughed off suggestions Anthony Mundine could be in for a big pay day should he win their fight next Wednesday, saying he is only taking on the Australian champ to stay fit. A loss to Mosley would be another nail in Mundine's career, while the fast-talking 38-year-old hopes a win could elevate his standing on the world stage - and further

  • Eight cliches to look out for during tonight's AFL national draft

    21 November 2013 12:46 PM 111

    TUNING in for tonight's AFL draft? Or being forced to watch it by that footy-loving roomie or partner of yours? Well, we've got a game you and the whole family can play. The AFL draft is a sport in itself, where the cliches fly as thick and fast as the selections. While not all picks are predictable (especially after the first dozen), you can bet some things

  • Cherry-Evans the new Gidley for Kangaroos

    21 November 2013 12:06 PM 84

    Australia coach Tim Sheens believes Daly Cherry-Evans can step into Kurt Gidley's former role as the Kangaroos' Mr Fix-It after being pleasantly surprised by the playmaker's versatility. Manly halfback Cherry-Evans looks to have secured the bench utility spot in Sheens' World Cup side after impressing in Australia's past three games. The 24-year-old

  • Wallabies make eight changes for team to play Test against Scotland

    21 November 2013 12:06 PM 87

    Australia have been forced to make eight changes, including four to the starting line-up, for Saturday's Test match against Scotland at Murrayfield following a nightmare week for the Wallabies. The Australians were rocked on Monday when coach Ewen McKenzie announced that six members of his tour squad in Europe would receive one-match bans for "inappropriate"

  • Jake Kolodjashnij among Cats draft booty as Stephen Wells goes 'local' with first pick

    21 November 2013 11:48 AM 95

    THE Kolodjashnij twins will be separated on their pathway into AFL football, but you would not have known it from the cheers that went up last night. It had been tipped prior to the draft that Launceston footballers Kade and Jake Kolodjashnij could both be picked up by Gold Coast. Kade was, with selection five, but it was Geelong who took Jake, with pick 41. A cheer

  • Western Bulldogs believe Marcus Bontempelli will repay decision to draft him with pick 4

    21 November 2013 11:22 AM 86

    THE WESTERN Bulldogs believe they will be vindicated in overlooking dual SANFL premiership midfielder James Aish to instead select this year's draft bolter. After rejuvenating their midfield with tough ball-winners, they last night secured the silk in the no.4 pick Marcus Bontempelli. He only roared into top-five calculations in the last six weeks of the year, with SANFL