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Boxing 2022: Skinny Hussein robbed in world title fight against Manny Pacquiao, ref Carlos Padilla, video, reaction

Skinny Hussein, now more than ever, wants those eight seconds back. Wants his soul returned, too. “Because that’s what was taken,” says the man who for 22 years has lived with one of the greatest rorts in Australian boxing history. A Sydney gym owner who way back in 2000 – back when he was 22, …

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Cricket news: Australia vs West Indies great Brian Lara believes Usain Bolt holds key

Brian Lara says Jamaica’s blueprint for developing world class athletes should be replicated by West Indies cricket, writes SHANNON GILL. Brian Lara insists West Indies cricket should study the approach of Usain Bolt and Jamaican athletics to revive its fortunes and return to its glory days. The West Indies face unique challenges in the cricketing …

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Skinny Hussein robbed in world title fight against Manny Pacquiao, ref Carlos Padilla, video, reaction

Skinny Hussein, now more than ever, wants those eight seconds back. Wants his soul returned, too. “Because that’s what was taken,” says the man who for 22 years has lived with one of the greatest rorts in Australian boxing history. A Sydney gym owner who way back in 2000 – back when he was 22, …

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Australia vs West Indies, first Test, Perth, teams, weather, tickets, fixtures, times, scores, squads, ultimate guide

The first men’s Test of the Australian summer has finally arrived with a new-look West Indies team coming to these shores for the first time in seven years. Kraigg Brathwaite’s team have it all to do to upset red hot favorites Australia, who are coming off a convincing 4-0 Ashes series triumph over England the …

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Alzarri Joseph, David Warner, Australia vs West Indies, first Test, Jason Holder, Justin Langer

David Warner has revealed his first encounter with West Indies pace spearhead Alzarri Joseph came in a fiery net session six years ago when he was a fresh faced 20-year-old. On Wednesday Joseph will lead the West Indies’ pace attack in the first Test of the Australian summer in Perth, but the now 26-year-old playing …

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Steve Smith warning after massaging misap, batting technique, news

Steve Smith is adamant the latest iteration of his unique batting technique will help him rediscover his career-best form, warning his most prolific Test summer could still be ahead of him. The 33-year-old has gradually adjusted his trademark back-and-across movement over the past 12 months, reverting to a more orthodox stance during the recent ODI …

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Wallabies comeback win over Wales, Autumn Nations Series Test, result, score, reaction, tries

Australia came from 34-13 down to beat Wales 39-34 in an extraordinary Autumn Nations Series Test at The Principality Stadium which will pile the pressure on home coach Wayne Pivac. Two tries by Australia’s 22-year-old wing and man of the match Mark Nawaqanitawase sparked the comeback which ended a three-match losing run on the tour …

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Origin eligibility overhaul, ARLC, Peter V’landys, Jason Taumalolo, New South Wales, Queensland, World Cup, England, New Zealand, news

ARLC chairman Peter V’landys has confirmed the Origin eligibility rules will be subject to a review following widespread calls for a full overhaul. Commissioner Wayne Pearce is set to review the selection laws of the State vs State showcase following a major push for tier-one players to be able to take part in the clash …

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