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Masters of their fate • YOU’D BE FORGIVEN FOR THINKING THE INVICTUS GAMES ARE ALL ABOUT A CERTAIN ROYAL COUPLE, IF YOU JUDGE IT BY THE COVERAGE. BUT FOR WOUNDED WARRIORS, IT MEANS SO MUCH MORE THAN A MOMENT IN THE SPORTING SPOTLIGHT.
AFL Off season Moves • THE PRIZE OF THIS FREE AGENT MARKET, GOLD COAST’S TOM LYNCH, IS SET TO JOIN RICHMOND – AND THE LIST OF MOVES IN FOOTY HISTORY THAT SHOOK THE COMP.
Foreign Raiders • SHOULD THE MELBOURNE CUP BE RESTRICTED TO JUST AUSSIE HORSES, OR IS THE GROWING GLOBAL APPEAL OF OUR GREAT RACE TOO STRONG TO IGNORE?
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Lessons in leadership • TIM PAINE HAS A TOUGH TASK AHEAD OF HIM TAKING THE HELM OF THE AUSTRALIAN TEST TEAM. BUT IAN CHAPPELL SAYS IT’S ONE HE CAN SUCCEED AT IF HE EMBRACES IT PERSONALLY.
BLAME CULTURE • WERE STEVE SMITH, DAVID WARNER AND CAMERON BANCROFT THE SOLE AGENTS OF THEIR DOWNFALL, OR FALL GUYS FOR A WIDER CULTURAL MALAISE? THEY’VE BEEN PUNISHED AND WILL NO DOUBT BE REHABILITATED. WILL THE SPIRIT OF THE BAGGY GREEN?
TIM PAINE? CAPTAIN? KEEP BELIEVING • From his very young days in the game, the Tasmanian was earmarked as a leader. His rise to Aussie cricket’s top job might not have happened the way he wanted it. But make no mistake – Tim Paine is the man for this moment.
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Over the limits • Last July, Aussie opener Aaron Finch clubbed 172 against Zimbabwe in a T20 International, breaking his own record in the format. Finch has pushed the progression of the highest total to unthinkable levels – a place that compares to the early marks in One-Day Internationals. We charted those big ODI tons of the old days and how they compared to the big hits that keep coming in first generation of the 20-over game.
TOUR FOR THE AGES • When a historic club of cricketing vagabonds journeyed to England for their summer, they enjoyed the game at its most essential, and estimable – dinner at Lord’s Long Room, anyone? The youngest member of the tour party reports.
SIMMO’S INDIAN Summer • The Australian team in turmoil, a star-laden India on its way, a quickly-installed captain … it was late 1977, when Bob Simpson answered the nation’s distress signal and returned to the Test arena after a near decade-long absence.
MEGAN SCHUTT • HERE, THE AUSTRALIAN RIGHT ARM FAST BOWLER SHARES HER THOUGHTS ON FACING OTHER FAST BOWLERS, AND REVEALS THE LONELY LIFE OF THE CRICKET INSWINGER …
THE BIG DANCE • For most players, the agony and ecstasy of grand final day is difficult to describe to us mere mortals, so we find out what they’re feeling by other means. Follow us around the country as Getty Images’ top photographers get up close and personal with our major footy codes’ heroes and heartbroken warriors on that last weekend of the season in September.
MARQUEE ATTRACTION • The waning of star power in the A-League had become a commonly heard criticism in recent years. But with the likes of Keisuke Honda on board, plus a host of other arrivals, there’s still a case that Australia’s football competition can lure global-level talent.