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Australia falls short of qualifying gymnastics team for Rio

Australia falls short of qualifying gymnastics team for Rio

Ashley Cooney, Staff Reporter

April 28, 2016


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Australia will be without a Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Team to cheer on at this year’s Olympic Games, for the first time since 1988, after falling agonizingly short of qualifying at last week’s Test Event in Rio de Janeiro. The team consisting of Georgia-Rose Brown, Emily Little, Larrissa Miller,...

Fyfe strife as the Dockers’ crisis deepens

Fyfe strife as the Dockers’ crisis deepens

Tillara Casey, Staff reporter

April 26, 2016


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Nathan Fyfe’s hopes of being back-to-back Brownlow medalist have been crushed after breaking his left leg again. Fremantle coach Ross Lyon said the new break is above where Fyfe had a titanium plate inserted after breaking it last year during the preliminary final against Hawthorn. The 24-year-old...

Footy Show appointment polarises social media

Footy Show appointment polarises social media

Cam Inglis, Staff reporter

April 18, 2016


Filed under News, Sport and Lifestyle

Channel 9’s decision to appoint journalist Rebecca Maddern to host the AFL Footy Show, has sparked a gender debate over several social media platforms. Former Channel 7 reporter Maddern, is replacing long time host Gary Lyon, who is stepping down from the role over his ongoing battle with mental...

Dank loses part of $10 million defamation case

Dank loses part of $10 million defamation case

Ashley Cooney, Staff reporter

April 1, 2016


Filed under Health and Science, News, Sport and Lifestyle

A NSW Supreme Court jury of four has found sports scientist Stephen Dank acted with "reckless indifference" to the late Jon Mannah’s life by giving him dangerous peptides that may have triggered his cancer to return. Dank told the court he advised Jon Mannah, who was in remission at the tim...

E-C-what? E-C-U!

E-C-what? E-C-U!

Ashley Cooney, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2016


Filed under News, Sport and Lifestyle

They jump, flip and tumble — now ECU's Cheerleading Club will be able to compete against Australia's best. The club's secretary Caitlin Gibbs says the growing team has now been officially incorporated as an association, a process that has taken considerable time and effort. "Over the hol...

Lynx finals dream still alive

Lynx finals dream still alive

Ryan Langley, Staff reporter

March 15, 2016


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

The Perth Lynx have ended a 17-year dry run after making the grand-final for the first time since 1999. The WNBL team had a successful season taking 16 wins and 8 losses to finish second on the ladder, a big step up from their previous year after finishing bottom of the table with a measly four...

Move over Sydney, here come the Glory

Move over Sydney, here come the Glory

Drewe McAllister, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2016


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Perth Glory are now in contention of being in the finals come the end of the Hyundai A League season, but the question is can they hold their nerve or will they bottle it? After their 2-1 defeat to Western Sydney Wanderers on 26 February they bounced back Monday evening with a 2-0 victory over the...

Anyone for Quidditch? Fictional sport makes for a novel game

Anyone for Quidditch? Fictional sport makes for a novel game

Rika Potter, Staff reporter

March 8, 2016


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Listen up Harry Potter fans —  here's a great new way for you to immerse yourself into the wizarding world with the sporting phenomenon that's taking the world by storm. I'm talking about Muggle Quidditch, the sport that's been adapted from J.K. Rowling's bestselling children's fantasy series. Here's...

‘A huge mistake,’ as Sharapova announces doping bombshell

‘A huge mistake,’ as Sharapova announces doping bombshell

Ashley Cooney, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2016


Filed under Health and Science, News, Sport and Lifestyle

Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova has shocked the sporting world by announcing she has been provisionally suspended from the sport after testing positive to the banned substance Meldonium at the Australian Open, the same day she lost to Serena Williams in January this year. Meldonium, also known...

Will Wildcats history repeat?

Will Wildcats history repeat?

Ryan Langley, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2016


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Perth Wildcats Greg Hire says his team is ready to clash with arch-rivals New Zealand Breakers in the upcoming National Basketball League grand final series tomorrow night. The two powerhouse teams have taken out the last six championships between them, two for the Wildcats and four for the Breakers. However...

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