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On This Day In Australia: In 1858, the first game of Australian Rules football was played


On 31 July 1858, the first ‘trial’ game of Australian Rules football was played between Melbourne Grammar School and Scotch College at the Richmond Paddock. There were about 40 players on each side. Pivotal moments in the early years of the game surround the names of William Hammersley, Tom Smith, James Thompson, Tom Wills and … Continue reading

North Korea wants to host Summer Olympics


Kim Jong Un, rotund ruler of North Korea, expressed a desire for North Korea to hold the next Summer Olympics when it is held in 2016. He was quickly informed that it had been decided years ago that it would be held in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil in 2016 and in Tokyo, Japan in … Continue reading

Russia hires Jack Bauer to safeguard Sochi Olympics


Russia‘s counterterrorism agency is reporting that former U.S. federal agent and fugitive from justice Jack Bauer has been picked to lead efforts to keep athletes and visitors safe during the upcoming Olympic Games in Sochi. They cited Bauer’s experience in thwarting a wide variety of terrorist plots in 24 hours or less as a contributing … Continue reading

Marcos Ambrose First Australian In the Daytona 500 (2009)


Australian driver Marcos Ambrose survived a wild, rain-shortened Daytona 500 to finish a highly-respectable 17th in his history-making debut in America’s great stock car race. Ambrose negotiated his way through several chain-reaction crashes, including a major nine-car pile up sparked by race favourite Dale Earnhardt Jr, and was making a charge for the lead when … Continue reading

NAB Cup Round 1 Magpies Defeat Eagles (2009)


Collingwood and West Coast have proven the NAB Cup means different things to different clubs, with the Pies comfortably winning the pre-season opener by 62 points at Subiaco Oval on Saturday night. With Paul Medhurst and Anthony Rocca the only absentees from a near full-strength Collingwood side, and West Coast fielding close to a full … Continue reading

UEFA Cup Aston Villa and CSKA Moscow (2009)


Aston Villa drew 1-1 at home to CSKA Moscow in the UEFA Cup on Wednesday night. John Carew handed Aston Villa a UEFA Cup lifeline with a second-half equaliser in the last-32 first-leg match with CSKA Moscow at Villa Park. The Norway international struck his eighth goal of the campaign after Vagner Love had broken … Continue reading

Australian Open Men’s Final Betting (2009)


Roger Federer is set to equal the fourteen Grand Slam titles won by Pete Sampras this Sunday evening with a win over nemesis Rafael Nadal. The men’s semi-finals of the Australian Open told quite the story. Roger Federer had little problem disposing of long-time punching bag Andy Roddick in straight sets on Thursday night. Federer … Continue reading

Tasmanian Tigers Beat Queensland Bulls (2009)


Tasmania has got its 2008-09 KFC Big Bash campaign back on track with an 18-run victory over Queensland at Bellerive Oval on Thursday. After posting a healthy 8-184 from its allotted 20 overs, Tasmania then restricted Queensland to 4-166 in reply and in the process picked up its first points in the KFC Big Bash … Continue reading

Matthew Hayden and Glenn McGrath Go Pink


Matthew Hayden and Glenn McGrath have called on Sydney cricket fans to pick up a pink bandanna and wear pink as 3 Mobile and Cricket Cares support the McGrath Foundation at the 3 Mobile Test starting 3 January at the SCG. Speaking after facing up in a pink helmet to his old teammate McGrath in … Continue reading

Dolph Ziggler vs Santa Claas (2008)


It started with Santa handing out presents to the crowd, and ended up with Dolph Ziggler dropping Santa to the ground with some sort of reverse bulldog. Just to put people’s minds to rest, it wasn’t the real Santa. It was Charlie Haas in a Santa suit, introduced as Santa Claas from the South Pole. … Continue reading

Wrestler Given Two Year Ban For Olympics Tantrum (2008)


The Swedish wrestler who threw away his medal in protest at the Beijing Olympics has been banned from the sport for two years. Wrestling’s governing body said Thursday it had suspended Ara Abrahamian and coach Leo Myllari. It said their “scandalous behaviour” showed a “serious lack of Olympic spirit.” Abrahamian disputed a call in his … Continue reading

Titans Hopeful of Robbie Farah (2008)


Gold Coast Titans are confident they will sign Robbie Farah by Christmas. Farah, the Wests Tigers’ hooker met with the Titans on Wednesday, but is yet to make a final decision. The Gold Coast set their sights on Farah after withdrawing a lucrative offer to Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith. While talks with Smith’s manager … Continue reading

Bolivia’s Women Wrestlers


Traditionally, women wrestling in Bolivia would be unheard of. But today, it is becoming more and more common for crowds trying to escape the realities of Bolivia’s harsh conditions. El Alto is the foremost city for women’s wrestling. At bit’s largest public gymnasium, hundreds of people sit for hours and watch the seemingly endless array … Continue reading

Waugh Returns To Wallabies In Wales Test (2008)


Phil Waugh will return as a starter for the Qantas Wallabies in Saturday’s James Bevan Trophy Rugby Union Test match against Wales at Cardiff. Waugh, who returns to the Millennium Stadium where he led Australia during its 29-29 draw with Wales in 2006, is one of five alterations to the starting combination from that which … Continue reading

Policy Change Needed For Meninga To Coach Kangaroos (2008)


For Mal Meninga to become coach of the national Kangaroos side, the Australian Rugby League (ARL) needs to change its policy. The “Fearnley Rule” doesn’t allow a state coach to take on the Australian coaching job as well. An Origin coach without an NRL club hasn’t had the national job since NSW mentor Terry Fearnley … Continue reading

Australian Wins City To Surf (2008)


For the first time since 1997, an Australian has won this year’s Sydney City2Surf.  Martin Dent, a public servant from Canberra, won the 14 km race with a time of 41 minutes 12 seconds, beating his own personal best by 8 seconds. 29 year old Martin won from about 70,000 starters in the world famous … Continue reading

Soccer: Germany Knocks Out Turkey (2008)


German defender Philipp Lahm’s 90th minute goal sealed a 3-2 win over an injury-plagued Turkey on Wednesday night in the UEFA Semifinal.  Three times European champions Germany are now assured of a spot in the finals in Vienna on Sunday. Germany striker Miroslav Klose had nudged his side into the lead on 79 minutes after … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka’s economic crisis is a political sabotage

Sri Lanka’s economic crisis is a political sabotage

Sri Lanka’s present state confirms the famous statement: “Insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results.” Sri Lankans have been repeating the mistakes of choosing the politicians Rajapaksas again and again. It is confirmed that there were unaccounted payments that the Chinese were liberal with during project negotiations with the island nation. They were paid […]

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Taiwan’s aircraft and warships stage five-day live-fire exercise

Taiwan’s aircraft and warships stage five-day live-fire exercise

The Taiwanese military kicked off a five-day annual live-fire exercise on Monday aimed at bolstering the island’s defense capabilities and combat readiness at a time when China and Taiwan’s allies have been facing off in the airspace and seas around the island. The Han Kuang drills will be taking place at a number of locations […]

China plundered, India blundered and Sri Lanka surrendered  

China plundered, India blundered and Sri Lanka surrendered  

On Wednesday, Ranil Wickremesinghe, present acting President, was voted in as the next President of Sri Lanka by the Sri Lankan parliamentarians. Some people are prematurely hailing new President Ranil Wickremasinghe as P V Narasimha Rao of Sri Lanka, who steered India through 1991’s economic crisis towards economic stability. Would Ranil Wickremesinghe — a record six-time […]

India gains on China in crisis-hit Sri Lanka

India gains on China in crisis-hit Sri Lanka

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