July 2011

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Former NRL bad boyJohn Hopoate has been accused of playing a “mentoring role” in an incident that resulted in the suspension of a Victorian netballer. The Warrnambool Standard reported that a South West District Netball League player was accused of sticking her finger up an opponent’s skirt several times and making inappropriate contact with her…

Read More Hopoate blamed for Hopoate-style netball incident

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Malcolm Norman Meninga is an Australian icon. A legendary goal-kicking centre that dominated all three tiers of professional rugby league; a hairy, muscle-bound warhorse of the pre-metrosexual era. But the Origin doyen’s stinging attack on the NSWRL, labelling the organisation hierarchy as “filth and rats”, was a verbal tirade unmatched in rugby league history. And…

Read More The Real Origin of Mal’s Fury

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The common affliction known as ‘white line fever’ has plagued professional sports for decades, but a new study has delivered some startling results that may have wide-ranging repercussions for athletes. A University of Western Australia study has found that white line fever is in fact not a fever at all, nor is it any sort…

Read More Study reveals ‘white line fever’ is just a myth

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West Indies veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul has shouldered arms to a delivery for the one millionth time in a test match. The incredible feat comes just one day after New York Yankees slugger Derek Jeter registered his 3,000th ‘hit’ some 16 years after making his MLB debut. Chanderpaul’s historic moment came in the 43rd over of…

Read More Chanderpaul outshines Jeter, notches up millionth ‘leave’

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ThePublicApology’s calls for a new chairman of selectors may have been answered, with reports that Cricket Australia is seeking Rod Marsh to replace Andrew Hilditch in the top job. ThePublicApology can report that CA believes the team is suffering from a lack of genuine facial hair and is seeking to appoint one of its most…

Read More Rod Marsh to stamp out ‘metrosexual’ team culture