Category Archives: Sport

Federer releases his solo album, “Sunday Too Far Away”

Well bugger. Last night after all the political back and forth, the waiting around for Rudd to make a speech, the listening to journalist after journalist after journalist talk to journalist after journalist after journalist about what they think might … Continue reading

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Australian Open: Recap at this point

OK, well we’re at the semi final stage in both the men’s and women’s. The women will be playing soon, but before I get to that, let’s go back to my preview post wherein I covered the women’s side of … Continue reading

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Australian Open Preview

Next week the first tennis Grand Slam of the year begins, a year I have a feeling might see a bit of a changing of the guard. In my Drum piece this week I had a bit of a squiz … Continue reading

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Andy Roddick announces his Retirement

Yesterday in New York, former world number 1 Andy Roddick announced he would retire from the game following the end of the US Open.  Roddick, 30, announced his decision prior to playing his 2nd round match against 19 year old … Continue reading

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Drum piece–The Olympics, the Spectre of Doping, the greatness of Rudisha

My Drum piece this week was on the Olympics. Now any long-time readers of this blog would know I am a bit of an Olympics nut. I now own the 2004, 2008 and 2012 editions of David Wallechinsky’s “The Complete … Continue reading

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Federer releases Abbey Road

Twelve months ago after Roger Federer’s loss in the Wimbledon Quarter Finals to Jo Wilfred Tsonga – a match in which Federer led two sets to love – I compared Federer to The Beatles, and noted: … when Federer lost … Continue reading

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Drum Piece: Tennis– The Big 3 Dominate in a way like never before

My Drum piece today was on Wimbledon and the changes in Men’s and Women’s tennis in the past few years. held). It all got lost amidst the Asylum Seeker debate, and will likely end up being the least commented piece … Continue reading

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The Australian Open and the Fab Four

Last night when top seed Novak Djokovic beat fifth seed David Ferrer he ensured that for the first time since at least 1987 the top four men’s seeds all made it to the semi final in consecutive Grand Slams. Djokovic, … Continue reading

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The Tour – Sports Best Annual Sorting Hat

As it does every year, the Tour de France makes you think about life choices. So what did you do on Saturday? If you were someone sane you did stuff with the family, maybe some shopping, had a lie in, … Continue reading

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Federer releases Let it Be

In the end, the surprise is how quickly it was all over. From the release of their first album in 1963, and then just over seven years later it was all done. From Please, Please Me to Let it Be … Continue reading

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