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Potential for anything • MODERN SPORT STARS CAN DO INCREDIBLE THINGS. BUT THE NEXT GENERATION OF HALL-OF-FAMERS WILL HAVE ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE THAT WILL PUSH PERFORMANCE BEYOND KNOWN LIMITS, ACCORDING TO ONE EXPERT.
Anthony Mundine beefs • AS THE MAN SHAPES UP FOR WHAT HE’S TOUTING AS THE LAST TIME HE WILL STEP INTO THE RING, WE RECALL SOME OF THE OTHER FIGHTS OF HIS CAREER – SOME ARE EVEN RELATED TO BOXING.
Stadium naming wrongs • ADDING A SPONSOR’S NAME TO A STADIUM CAN RUIN THE PRESTIGE AND HISTORY OF A SPORTING VENUE … BUT GEEZ THE EXTRA COIN MUST BE HANDY ...
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Rise of a heavyweight • IN THE HALF-CENTURY SINCE HE FIRST PLAYED AGAINST INDIA, IAN CHAPPELL HAS WATCHED CRICKET’S BIGGEST NATION EMERGE INTO ITS OWN. IT CAN TAKE ANOTHER BIG STEP THIS SUMMER.
INDIAN takeaway • The Indians have a Hindi phrase for a “bad trip”: buri yatra. We’re guessing it’s been used a bit lately, as the world’s no.1 Test team has travelled dismally. Australia, on the other hand, can be forgiven for thinking they’ve experienced a bad trip of another kind, and wouldn’t mind waking up from it anytime soon. It will make for an interesting encounter.
BLOKE ON TOP • Virat Kohli is mega-wealthy, super-famous and extremely good at cricket. We dislike him, because he is good enough to beat the Aussies, and let us know about it while he does it. But the sentiment against the Indian captain is misguided – he plays the game just like us.
INDIAN SPINNERS TURNING POINTS
PLAYING IN THE SHADOW • The first Test of the 2014-15 Border-Gavaskar Trophy series was no ordinary game of cricket, dominated as it was by unfamiliar emotions, and a familiar spirit: Phillip Hughes.
AUSTRALIA VERSUS INDIA 1ST TEST • Adelaide Oval, Adelaide December 9-13, 2014
WATCH THIS SPACE • The women’s football comp takes a big leap in the 2018-19 season, and with next year’s World Cup in France, a host of potential Matildas promise to push the sport even higher.
LISA DE VANNA • THE VETERAN STAR AND LEADING GOAL-SCORER IN INTERNATIONALS AMONG AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IS A KEY PIECE FOR THE MATILDAS, WHO LOOK AHEAD TO A WORLD CUP CAMPAIGN NEXT YEAR. BUT FIRST, THE BUSINESS OF A DOMESTIC SEASON WITH SYDNEY FC …
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“I think it was a disgraceful performance from a captain who got his sums wrong today.”