Wow!

Serena is now just three away from Graf's all-time Open era mark for Grand Slam titles

The cute stat doing the rounds at Melbourne Park (yesterday) was that Australia have played in three (football) World Cups since Sharapova last beat Williams. Make that three World Cups and one Asian Cup triumph. — The Age newspaper on the final between Serena Willaims (above) and Maria Sharapova.
The cute stat doing the rounds at Melbourne Park (yesterday) was that Australia have played in three (football) World Cups since Sharapova last beat Williams. Make that three World Cups and one Asian Cup triumph. — The Age newspaper on the final between Serena Willaims and Maria Sharapova (above).
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'He's no PlayStation player'

Wenger says unlike Luiz, Paulista is an out-and-out defender

Gabriel Paulista (right).
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Light load favours Smart Lad

IN FULL FLIGHT: Smart Lad winning two starts back over today's course and distance on Oct 5 last year.
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Say it ain't the 'yips', Tiger

Woods cards mind-boggling score to miss cut in his second successive tournament

Tiger Woods’ (above) 11-overpar 82 at the tpc scottsdale is the worst score of his career since turning pro in 1996
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Brady and Wilson do it their own way

Tom Brady.
Russell Wilson.
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Shu Min sets new race walking record

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Safuwan determined to make his mark in A-League

"(Yesterday’s) training session was okay. It was just a warm-up and to work the body, get a feel of the ball... then we did set-pieces and it was all quite relaxed." - Singapore defender Safuwan Baharudin (above), on loan at Melbourne City

It may be only a three-month loan deal, but Singapore star defender Safuwan Baharudin is determined that his stint with Melbourne City will not turn out to be a summer holiday Down Under.

There is a tremendous buzz around the country after Australia’s triumph in the Asian Cup final in Sydney yesterday.

City, who finished bottom of the A-League last season, are currently in sixth spot in the 10-team competition and face a huge test against AFC Champions League winners Western Sydney Wanderers today.

The 23-year-old centre back has been included in the match-day squad of 18 players, but he will not be in the starting line-up.

“I’ll be starting on the bench (tomorrow),” Safuwan told The New Paper yesterday.

“I know it’s not going to be easy and I won’t be able to just walk into the first 11, but I will work hard. I just need a chance and I will grab it.

“I don’t know what will happen after April, but I’m not here to make up the numbers.

“I want to do my best and show them what I’m capable of doing in the A-League.”

Read the full report in our print edition on Feb 01. Subscribe to The New Paper, now available in print and digital, at http://bit.ly/tnpeshop.

Real hit back after first-minute shock

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Aussies can 'take on world'

HOW THE SOCCEROOS DID IT - 43RD MIN: A sharp turn and 25-metre shot from Australia's 
Massimo Luongo (in yellow) puts the hosts in front shortly before half-time.
HOW THE SOCCEROOS DID IT - 90TH MIN: Son Heung Min (in red) grabs a dramatic late equaliser after a clever flick from captain Ki Sung Yueng.
HOW THE SOCCEROOS DID IT - 105TH MIN: James Troisi (in yellow) makes no mistake in extra time, after a loose ball falls kindly to him, as he sends Australia into wild celebrations.
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Yesterday's Australia Results

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