May 2015

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The opening match for State of Origin 2015 is over, with Queensland pipping NSW 11-10 in what was a pretty terrible match of football. Here to dissect the whole experience is TPA’s core editorial group: Dave Edwards, Sam Perry, Ben Shine and Al McClintock. *  *  *  * Dave Edwards: I found last night’s State…

Read More Origin Wasn’t Great Last Night, Was It?

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There’s a new T20 competition in the works, if reports are to be believed. Only this time, it’s going to involve all the players you grew up with. Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar have been contacting a raft of recently retired international cricketers to take part in their Cricket All Stars League. The plan is to…

Read More ‘Please Love Me’: The Inherent Sadness of a Legends T20 Competition

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Does anyone drug test WADA? Because I think they must be high. The World Anti-Doping Agency’s decision earlier this week to appeal the AFL anti-doping tribunal’s ‘not guilty’ verdict on 34 current and former Essendon players makes no sense otherwise. After a two and a half year investigation, it is highly unlikely that new evidence…

Read More Waaaaaahda? WADA’s Desperate Bid for Relevancy

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Kevin Pietersen hit 326* while you were sleeping. Sure, it was in a county game, but still. Three hundred and twenty-six runs – all of them his. Strangely, just as this news filtered through, the UK media subsequently reported that new ECB director of cricket, Andrew Strauss, has told Pietersen he will never represent England again. This all happened within…

Read More Kevin Pietersen’s Catch 22