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Faster, higher ... younger? • LOOKING FOR AN INTERNATIONAL EVENT TO RESTORE YOUR FAITH IN THE RESTORATIVE POWER AND FLAT-OUT FUN OF SPORT? CHECK OUT THE THIRD SUMMER YOUTH OLYMPICS.
X Games Sydney
Three-Two-What? • The voting system of the Brownlow Medal is etched into our sporting consciousness. But there’s nothing intuitive about it – in fact, for the first seven Brownlows, only one vote, or a best-on-ground effectively, was awarded. If the medal still operated under that system, the results are interesting – some things stay the same, such as Dustin Martin’s record 11 max-vote performances last year. We went back over the past 20 years to look at how different the Brownlow honour board might be.
Ryder Cup Heroes/Villains • IN TEAM GOLF’S GREAT SHOWDOWN, ONE SIDE’S HERO IS THE OTHER SIDE’S VILLAIN. WHEN IT COMES TO THESE CHARACTERS, FORGET THE POLITE CLAPS …
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Repeat me after ... • … Winning a premiership is bliss; going back-to-back is just really, really hard. In the AFL, you basically need a dynasty, while it’s proven downright impossible in rugby league. We explain the how, and venture a guess at the why.
CRAIG LOWNDES IS GOD • UPON HIS ARRIVAL, CRAIG LOWNDES WAS BILLED AS THE NEXT PETER BROCK. HOWEVER LOWNDES’S APPROACHING RETIREMENT FROM FULL-TIME SUPERCARS RACING SHINES THE HEADLIGHTS ON THE PAIR’S VERY CONTRASTING LEGACIES.
EXPORT DRIVE • The talent and tenacity of the nation’s basketballers such as Patty Mills have made the hoops world pay attention. And now, the system that made Mills and company is embracing a new role – teaching the rest of the world the Aussie way to play.
BRINGING THE A-GAME? • AS IT APPROACHES ITS 14TH SEASON, AUSTRALIA’S DOMESTIC FOOTBALL LEAGUE FACES ANOTHER DILEMMA: THE MARQUEE STARS AREN’T BRIGHT ENOUGH, YET TOO GOOD FOR THE LOCALS OF THE FUTURE, AND ALL BOUND UP IN THE WAITING FOR THE NEXT ROUND OF EXPANSION. BUT WE’LL GET TO FIND OUT IF USAIN BOLT CAN ACTUALLY PLAY, RIGHT?
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Adelaide United • LAST SEASON LEAGUE: 5TH FFA CUP: RUNNERS-UP
Fan File Brendan Pheuisiri
Interview Ken Ilso
Brisbane Roar • LAST SEASON LEAGUE: 6TH FFA CUP: ROUND OF 32
Interview Adam Taggart
Fan File Wahyu Hasan
Central Coast Mariners • LAST SEASON LEAGUE: LAST FFA CUP: ROUND OF 32
Fan File Mark Robinson
Interview Matt Simon
Melbourne City • LAST SEASON LEAGUE: 3RD FFA CUP: QUARTER›FINALS
Fan File Isaac Wiles
Interview Scott Jamieson
Melbourne Victory • LAST SEASON LEAGUE: 4TH, GF WINNERS FFA CUP: ROUND OF 16
Fan File Adam Rimington
Interview James Troisi
Newcastle Jets • LAST SEASON LEAGUE: 2ND FFA CUP: ...