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On a quiet spring afternoon in the Florentine Hills, TPA’s Ben Shine quietly slipped into the empty and unguarded Italian National Football Museum and Training Base, Coverciano. Unaccompanied, he perused the displays of World Cup glory and retraced the footsteps of idols Maldini, Baggio and Sacchi. He shares his experience here.

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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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The Matildas have sauntered into the quarter-finals of the Women’s World Cup with a 2-1 win over Norway, but the campaign is set to cost the Australian economy more than $100 million in lost productivity. An report from analyst firm OziMarket has found that there has been a dramatic spike in the number of women…

Read More Women pulling all-nighters to watch sport, draining economy: report