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Will WA’s planned TAB sale include poker machine licenses?

THE saga over Western Australia’s potential TAB privatisation continues with a political stoush over whether or not electronic gaming machine rights will be included in the sale. Last week, Western Australia’s Racing and Gaming Minister came under fire for suggesting pokies could be part of the massive deal that would help reduce the state’s crippling...

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Five Aussies set for big things in the sporting world in 2016

WE’RE only a quarter of the way through 2016, but there have already been some big performances from Aussie athletes on the world stage. But there is also plenty to come. The Rio Olympics are key, with several Aussie stars set for high honours, but here is a look at the men who have dominated...

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Billionaire MP Palmer at long odds to hold his seat at election

WHAT’S in a name? Under fire billionaire mining magnate Clive Palmer has no shortage of detractors. And with the Federal Election looming, sportsbet.com.au reckons the portly MP has more chance of winning his seat of Fairfax if he runs using his alias, Terry Smith. While the bookie thinks he is unlikely to retain his seat,...

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Queensland clubs dominate NRL premiership betting

YOU only have to look north to find the two teams punters are backing to win the NRL flag. Last year’s grand finalists the Brisbane Broncos are the $4 favourites with CrownBet.com.au to go one better in 2016. But the team that vanquished them, the North Queensland Cowboys, are hot on their heels at $5.50....

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Hawthorn still hot favourite for fourth straight AFL flag

THE bat and ball has been put in the shed, it’s time for the footy. With the NAB Challenge well underway, we are less than three weeks out from the first bounce between Richmond and Carlton on Thursday, March 24, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. And it’s the usual suspects leading the major betting markets,...

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Super Thursday NBA multi tips and exotics, Feb 11

WELCOME to NBA Jam! We’re going a little early with our NBA multi tip this week, because of the All-Star Weekend coming up this weekend in Toronto. Never fear though, the ball will go a bit quiet then, but at least on Thursday you’ll have a huge games to sift through to find a good...

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The five sporting stars Australia loved to adopt as their own

WE all know them. The superstar sports men and women we love to call our own, even if they were not necessarily born in Australia. Whether they migrated to Australia as youngsters, moved here seeking more opportunities or just decided to call the country home, we have opened up our arms and embraced them as...

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Top run-scorers and wicket-takers in 1st ODI, Australia vs India

Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 2.20pm AEST, WACA, Perth, watch on Nine Network BITTER rivals Australia and India renew acquaintances in the first of five one day international matches at the WACA on Tuesday. And they are expecting something less than a Perth Scorcher, with rain looming at a time when the sun is usually baking...