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SportsDay Live: Monday, January 7, 2013

Shane Warne (R) of the Melbourne Stars has a heated exchange with Marlon Samuels.

Shane Warne and Cameron White have been fined, and Warne banned for one game, after fiery Big Bash clash in Melbourne on Sunday night. Read more. Photo: Getty Images

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JAMES POLSON: And that's it for the SportsDay live blog for today.  Thanks for reading and we'll be back again from 8.30am on Tuesday with Steve Samuelson.  Until then stay tuned to for all the overnight sports news including the Big Bash League and Sydney International.  And keep your browser tuned in because there'll be some big cricket news breaking soon.

Tennis. The Herald's everywhere-man and chief chicken correspondent Michael Chammas has just flicked us this photo of Bernard Tomic in practice at the Sydney International.  Tomic faces countryman Marko Matosevic at Olympic Park tomorrow.

Basketball. Sydney Kings guard Ben Madgen will face the NBL tribunal this week on the charge of ‘unsportsmanlike behaviour’ relating to an incident late in Sydney’s 74-71 Round 13 loss to the Melbourne Tigers on Sunday afternoon. After viewing vision of the incident Basketball Australia’s general manager of professional leagues and operations, Chuck Harmison, referred the matter to the NBL tribunal under rule – which allows the general manager to report on-court incidents not reported by game referees. Madgen has elected to have his hearing via telephone interview.
Madgen fell heavily off the court after going up for a lay-up then flung a courtside chair in disgust and it made contact, albeit minor, with a referee. He was not penalised by the refs, who allowed play to continue after a brief chat.

Tennis.  Samantha Stosur won't be on court at the Sydney International at 5pm as expected.  Her countryman Matthew Ebden is one set up against Spain's Marcel Granollers, having taken the early lead over the eighth seed 7-5.  Stosur's match against Jie Zheng is now not expected to begin until 6pm at the earliest.

The Top 10. We're counting down the goals that shook the world. Let us know what you think in the comments section or tweet us @smhsport.

1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona v Real Betis, 2012): Messi’s winner against Betis was his second of the game and kept Barca six points clear of Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga. Oh, and it happened to be his 86th of the calendar year - beating the 40-year-old record set by Germany’s Gerd Mueller. Barca’s little magician finished 2012 with 91 goals, rendering moot a late objection by Flamengo on behalf of Brazilian great Zico, who they said had scored 89 in 1979. Representatives of Godfrey Chitalu may take more convincing, but the fact of Messi’s most astonishing feat of individual goalscoring ever is not up for debate. Messi has been named the world’s best player for the past three years and is at unbackable odds to claim the award for an unprecedented fourth successive time when the votes are counted in Zurich tonight - and he’s still just 25. Comparisons with that other Argentinean virtuoso, Diego Maradona, are not merely valid - at the rate Messi is going, in a couple of seasons they will be redundant. This fella has probably done more for little blokes named Lionel than anyone in history.

CHRIS ROOTS: League. More on Waterhouse NRL deal. Fairfax Media understands Waterhouse may have paid Channel Nine as much as $15 million for one season of exclusivity for both Footy Shows, NRL and AFL, as well as rugby league matches NOT $15 million over five years as reported earlier. 

Rugby.  The Brumbies will field their top line-up in both pre-season games as they target top spot in Super Rugby’s Australian conference after the first four weeks.

Coach Jake White made no secret of his ambitions for the team on Monday, intending to emulate last season’s fast start while ensuring there’s no repeat of their late fade out when a semi-finals berth beckoned.  His troops open their campaign against the Western Force on February 1 in Darwin and face an ACT XV in Canberra the following week.

The Brumbies open their Super Rugby campaign against the Queensland Reds and Melbourne Rebels before a third round bye and a clash with the Waratahs.

‘‘It’s already made up in my head. I know what we’re looking for and I’ve already explained that to the players,’’ White said of his selections.

‘‘In the first month we’ve got the opportunity to head the conference again and that means that we’ve got to put the best side together on the field. There’s no time to swap jumpers ... we might as well get started and get the team that we think is going to start (the competition) playing as much as possible between now and the first round.’’

AFL. Prisoners of society?  No, just some AFL players getting a lesson in keeping the beat from former Living End drummer Travis Demsey.

Basketball. Kobe Bryant bagged 29 points and Dwight Howard 26 rebounds but it wasn't enough for the Lakers, who have gone down 112-105 to the Denver Nuggets in Los Angeles.  Ty Lawson had 21 points and 10 assists for the visitors while Danilo Gallinari chipped in with 20 points.

CHRIS ROOTS: League: Yet more on Tom Waterhouse’s deal with the NRL. Fairfax Media understands the bookmaker is in negotiations for a similar deal with the AFL.

Tennis. Not good news for Australian tennis fans ... Casey Dellacqua is out of the Sydney International after going down to Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm 6-4 6-1. Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova beat German Julia Gorges 3-6 6-3 6-3.

Motor sport. Australian motorcyclist Matt Fish has finished third on the second stage of the Dakar Rally in Peru to sit sixth overall. His Husqvarna factory teammate, Joan Barreda Bort, of Spain, won the stage and leads by more than five minutes while Fish is down by nine minutes.

CHRIS ROOTS: League. More on Tom Waterhouse's deal with the NRL. It is believed the bookie has also paid $15 million across five years to Channel Nine for exclusivity over both the NRL and AFL Footy Shows, as well as rugby league match broadcasts. Fairfax Media understands that figure is double the amount Waterhouse's competitor Centrebet was previously paying for exclusivity over the broadcaster's NRL and AFL Footy Shows.


The Top 10. We're counting down the goals that shook the world. Let us know what you think in the comments section or tweet us @smhsport.

2. John Aloisi (Australia v Uruguay, 2005): Has ever so much rested on one swing of a footballer’s boot? After the agony against Iran in 1997, followed by the Montevideo nasty in 2001, Australia was not sure it could stomach a third dose of such vile medicine when the World Cup play-off against the Uruguayans came round in 2005. And as John Aloisi walked the long walk to line up the penalty he knew could finally end the hurt and take the Socceroos back to the World Cup finals for the first time in over 20 years, the demons of failure must have danced in front of him. When his spot-kick rippled the net, it sparked a wave of celebration and optimism that rolled all the way to Germany and back to Australia, where it carried the fledging A-League for a good three years - enough to entrench football as a major national code. There have been hiccups since then, but in 2012, football in Australia has never been stronger. Had Aloisi missed, and the Socceroos again failed to qualify, well... that probably would not be the case.

Tennis. Another result from the Sydney International where fourth seed Li Na has defeated Christina McHale of the US in straight sets to advance to the second round.  But it wasn't all plain sailing for Na, the American took her to a tiebreak in the first set before the 2011 French Open winner won the second 7-5.

Tennis. Another update from the Sydney International where Australia's Casey Dellacqua has dropped the first set 4-6 to Japan's Kimiko Date-Krumm.

On this day in 1985 … Lewis Hamilton raced into the world. The English formula one driver was runner-up in his rookie season in 2007 but won the world championship in a dramatic final race at the Brazilian Grand Prix. He has not been able to replicate that success in recent years and in the off-season announced he would be ending his lengthy stint at McLaren to drive for Mercedes in 2013.

The Top 10. We're counting down the goals that shook the world. Let us know what you think in the comments section or tweet us @smhsport.

3. Carlos Alberto (Brazil v Italy, 1970): This was the goal that established the Selecao as a benchmark for brilliance that remains to this day. Brazil had been untouchable during the 1970 World Cup, with the likes of Pele, Jairzinho, Gerson, Tostao and Rivelino combining a free-flowing style with a level of individual brilliance never before witnessed. The Dutch would later term it ‘total football’. With the score 3-1 and four minutes left, the final against Italy had already been won convincingly when Clodoaldo dribbled out of defence and casually past four Italian players, before rolling the ball to Rivelino. The left-winger played a pass down the line to the feet of Jairzino, who controlled the ball and turned inside with a single touch. Running parallel to the 18-yard line, Jairzinho laid the ball off to Pele, 30 yards out and square to the goal. The great No.10 took a couple of touches, then, with exaggerated nonchalance, rolled the ball into the wide open space to his right. Steaming down the right flank was the captain, Carlos Alberto, who arrived on the ball at top speed without breaking stride to leather it low across the keeper and into the bottom left corner. This joyful, emphatic, iconic goal put a final exclamation mark on an already deafening statement. The World Cup win was Brazil’s third in four tournaments, and they were allowed to keep the Jules Rimet trophy for good. Such a level of dominance has never been equalled.


Tennis. Sydney International result:
3-Sara Errani (ITA) bt Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 6-1 6-3.

The Top 10. We're counting down the goals that shook the world. Let us know what you think in the comments section or use the hashtag #SDL (for SportsDay Live) when posting on Twitter.

4. Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid v Bayer Leverkusen, 2002): As a perfect expression of the Frenchman’s grace, skill and genuine two-footed ability, this goal is the one. Roberto Carlos sent a hopeful high ball back towards the edge of the area and as it fell out of the sky, Zidane positioned himself to strike. The ball seemed to take an eternity to come down, but Zidane watched it like a hawk all the way and, with precision timing, executed a fluid pirouette which brought his left boot through the ball on the volley and sent it crashing unerringly towards the top corner of the net. It was a goal fit to win anything, and fittingly it delivered the Champions League to Real. It was a crowning moment in the career of one of the top five players of all time.

Basketball. NBA results time and Memphis have completed a 92-81 win over the Suns in Phoenix with Zach Randolph scoring a game-high 21 points. The Nuggets and Lakers are locked at 60-60 at half-time in LA.

League. Anthony Quinn is heading back to the Steel City.  The versatile winger played 103 games for Newcastle between 2002 and 2006 before heading to Melbourne for six seasons and, you guessed it, 103 matches.  Knights boss Matt Gidley said the club was pleased to be bringing Quinn back for the 2013 season.
“Anthony has played with the Knights before so it is fantastic we can bring him home,” he said. “He can play on the wing, in the centres and even in the second row, so his versatility will be a great addition to the team.
 “He is very well liked, has a superb work ethic and he is just the type of player we want to have around the club.”
“Myself and the family are really pleased to be back in Newcastle and I'm looking forward to playing back where it all began,” Quinn said.


Cricket. Shane Warne has decided against appealing the one-match ban he copped following his altercation with Marlon Samuels on Sunday night.  The spin king was also fined $4500.  The suspension means he will miss Tuesday's clash with the hapless Sydney Thunder, which his Melbourne Stars must win to make the Big Bash League finals.

On this day in 1997 … Pakistan.’s first three batsmen were out for ducks but they ended up beating Australia. What would the odds have been for that? The Pakistanis were bowled out for a modest 149 in Hobart but with swing king Wasim Akram taking 3-13, they rolled the home side for 120. Here's an example of Wasim in his prime ...

League. Looks like Robbie Farah is having more dramas with Twitter ... 

Basketball. Charlotte have downed the Pistons in Detroit 108-101, the Suns are down 88-79 to Memphis with less than a minute to go in Phoenix while Denver hold a 45-42 lead midway through the second quarter against the Lakers in LA.

"I knew I had the tennis to get there eventually, but not at this age to be in the top 100 and so close to the top 50" ... Bernard Tomic.

"I knew I had the tennis to get there eventually, but not at this age to be in the top 100 and so close to the top 50" ... Bernard Tomic. Photo: Vince Caligiuri

MICHAEL CHAMMAS: Tennis. Bernard Tomic may be forced to play in extreme heat at the Sydney International tomorrow. 

Bernard Tomic's Australian Open preparations could begin in searing 43 degree temperatures on Tuesday as Sydney International tournament directors consider allowing the men to play through the extreme heat that is forecast for Sydney's west.

Under the Women's Tennis Association's extreme weather condition rule, a 10-minute break is allowed between the second and third set once the Heat Stress Index reaches 30.1 degrees or the ground temperature hits 34 degrees, if it is requested by just one of the women in the match.

However, there is no such precaution for the men, leaving the safety of the male competitors in the hands of tournament officials.

Read the full story here

AFL. Respect may still be the ultimate goal for the Brisbane Lions but young gun Daniel Rich reckons they have already ticked one box for 2013. Rich said the Lions could only make the competition take notice if they ended their four-year finals drought but was not going to make any bold claims at their first day back at training after the Christmas break. However, Rich thought the Lions had shown the right team mentality to achieve the goal after emerging from the end-of-year interval without any players making headlines for all the wrong reasons.The AFL has been left red-faced by a string of off-season incidents.

Matildas goal-scoring sensation Kyah Simon.

Matildas goal-scoring sensation Kyah Simon. Photo: Getty Images

Top 10. Former SMH deputy sports editor Kathryn Wicks wants to know where is the top 10 for top 10 women's goals in football. "You can't leave out the women!! Here are my three favourite women's goals - I am sure there have been many more -sadly we don't get to see them often enough."

3. ELLYSE PERRY: Australia's defence had a bit of a stinker at the 2011 women's world cup, so it was up to the woman from right back to try to fix the mess by doing something at the other end in the quarter-final against Sweden. Collette McCallum's short corner found its mark. Perry controlled the ball with her right foot then curled it into the net from 40m  with her left. Australia exited the tourament after losing 3-1.

2. HOMARE SAWA: Winning a world cup was about the only thing left on veteran Japanese star Homara Sawa's bucket list. But on the canvas again the US in the 2011 final, with just three minutes left in extra time and Japan trailing 1-2, Sawa somehow willed the ball past Hope Solo and into the net. Japan, whose homeland had been devastated by tsunami only months earlier, would go on to win on penalties, and raise their first world cup. But instead of the usual histrionics that surround such a moment, the players gathered respectfully and unfurled a banner:  "To our friends around the world: thank you for your support". The moment was not lost on Solo: ''They are playing for something bigger and better than the game, and when you're playing with so much emotion and so much heart, that's hard to play against.''

Australia had led the Asian Cup final against North Korea in 2010, thanks to the then 16-year-old Sam Kerr's strike in the first half.  But with the Koreans fighting back in the second half, and the scores level after extra-time, it all came down to a penalty shootout. Kyah Simon might be an international superstar now - she even has her own Nike billboard - but in 2010 she was an 18-year-old from Quakers Hill called up off the bench  in conditions described as monsoonal. Of course she had no trouble slotting it past the keeper. And the golden generation of Matildas was born.

MICHAEL CHAMMAS: Tennis. Australia's big day out at the Sydney International hasn't started on the best note, with 20-year-old wildcard James Duckworth going down to world No.43 Denis Istomin in three sets. The world No.209 won the first set 7-6 before dropping the second 6-4. He eventually lost the decider in a tie break. Gutsy effort but he'll be over the moon after receiving a wild card into the Australian Open this morning. Stosur, Dellacqua and Ebden still to come.

On this day in 1908 … England beat Australia by one wicket in a thrilling Test at the MCG. The last English pair were nearly run out which would have meant the first tie in Test cricket but the throw missed and we had to wait more than 50 more years for the first deadlock in history.

Tennis. More from the "star-studded" Hobart International. Simona Halep (ROU) bt Q-Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino (ESP) 6-3 6-2

The Top 10. We're counting down the goals that shook the world. Let us know what you think in the comments section or use the hashtag #SDL (for SportsDay Live) when posting on Twitter.

5. Geoff Hurst (England v West Germany, 1966) This goal at once heralded English football’s finest hour and attached a large, unshakeable monkey to its back. And the ball didn’t even cross the line. Hurst’s ‘goal’ gave the host nation a 3-2 lead in extra time of the 1966 World Cup final at Wembley, and from there Jules Rimet was in the bag. London was the centre of the world in 1966, the height of the swinging 60s, and, playing on home soil, there was a certain inevitability about England’s maiden world cup win. However, the sepia scenes of celebration that followed left an impossibly high watermark and instilled the misguided notion that this was somehow England’s ‘level’. The four-yearly expectation and pressure to deliver a repeat performance has crippled English teams ever since. Thirty years of hurt now stands at 45, and the megabucks mentality of the Premier League is a virtual guarantee that the trophy will remain beyond their reach.

Here's Hurst's goal ...

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Basketball. San Antonio Spurs centre Tiago Splitter posted this pic with Spurs teammate, Boomers guard Patty Mills ...

James Duckworth of Australia is locked in a tight tussle with Denis Istomin at the Sydney International.

James Duckworth of Australia is locked in a tight tussle with Denis Istomin at the Sydney International. Photo: Getty Images

Tennis. Australian wildcard James Duckworth has let slip a golden opportunity to register the biggest win of his fledgling tennis career, going down in three tight sets to Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin at the Sydney International on Monday. The 209th-ranked Duckworth relinquished a break of serve after being up 2-0 in the deciding set, eventually going down 6-7 (7-4) 6-4 7-6 (7-3). Istomin, ranked 43 in the world, had dumped Lleyton Hewitt from the first round of the Brisbane International last week before going down to eventual champion Andy Murray at the quarter-final stage. He looked on the ropes at various stages in the final set but the 20-year-old Duckworth couldn’t consolidate his early lead nor press through when he had other chances to snatch further breaks in the third set. Things get considerably tougher for Istomin in the second round where he is slated to face fourth seed Fernando Verdasco.

Football. Wellington Phoenix have signed former Auckland City defender Ian Hogg until the end of the A-League season.The 23-year-old Hawke’s Bay-born player impressed Phoenix coach Ricki Herbert with his performances for the All Whites and New Zealand under-23 team. ‘‘I’ve been waiting a while to get a break here and now that it’s come I can’t wait to get started,’’ Hogg said.‘‘I think it is a good time to come in because Ricki is giving young guys a chance and playing a new style that I believe will suit my game.’’

Daniel McBreen has been a key part of the Central Coast Mariners' impressive A-League season.

Daniel McBreen has been a key part of the Central Coast Mariners' impressive A-League season. Photo: Brendan Esposito

SEBASTIAN HASSETT: Football. Here's Sebastian Hassett's A-League power rankings. As we turn for the second half of the A-League season, the contenders are being separated from the pretenders.

1. Central Coast Mariners. They’re the A-League’s best team and only the lottery of the finals stands between Graham Arnold and a much-coveted (and much-deserved) championship. Their win over the in-form Wanderers was a masterful coaching display.

2. Melbourne Victory. Three wins in their past four matches has the Victory within just three points of the top two. Marcos Flores’s scintillating game against Wellington couldn’t be more timely. They look unbeatable at home.

3. Western Sydney. Having performed brilliantly in the past month, the loss to Central Coast hasn’t taken off too much gloss. The finals are now well in their grasp. Going to New Zealand this week is a test of their mettle.

4. Perth Glory. Annoyed as they’ll be at not clinching the result against a desperate Sydney side, Ian Ferguson’s side appears to have grown in confidence, registering nine shots on target. A double for Shane Smeltz is a great sign.

5. Adelaide United. The sole positive result in their past four matches was a win over Sydney FC, which is nothing to write home about. Lucky they racked up so many points earlier in the season. Perth at home on Friday is tricky, too.

6. Melbourne Heart. Two wins from two in 2013 has hoisted the Heart into the six. Neither win was convincing - they played out the final 10 minutes of both clinging for dear life. However, if they can skittle the Sky Blues on Sunday, that would be three from three.

7. Brisbane Roar. Rated a $10 title chance, everyone is keeping the Roar safe, despite having lost three more games than they’ve won. They missed the start, so to speak, but have showed glimpses of potential. Keep safe for another month. 

8. Wellington Phoenix. The honest truth about Wellington is that they are the A-League’s barometer for overall improvement this season. Last year, they made it to fourth. Playing the same football, they are ninth this season, and that’s inclusive of the golden boots of Jeremy Brockie. They’re still cannon fodder away from home.

9. Newcastle Jets. Those poor Jets fans who ventured out to the Hunter Stadium on Saturday for 0-0 with Newcastle - they wasted a perfectly good opportunity to go surfing at Bar Beach. They’ve won only once since-mid November.

10. Sydney FC. The middling efforts of the teams above them means the Sky Blues are just four points off sixth-placed Heart and only five points off fifth-placed Perth. Such mathematics hardly reflect this car-crash of a season - but their ladder position certainly does. Joel Griffiths isn’t available for another another week. He can’t make his debut quickly enough.


Cricket. Well, we can confirm Shane Warne is still playing cricket ... but he won't be tomorrow night, he's supsended ...

Cricket. Shane Warne certainly divides opinion ... 

A photo from Shane Warne's Twitter page showing Liz Hurley and Shane Warne in front of the Christmas tree 2012

A photo from Shane Warne's Twitter page showing Liz Hurley and Shane Warne in front of the Christmas tree 2012

CricketShane Warne's life has taken many turns. Jonathan Swan has pieced together the spin king's Twitter posts to profile him.

'How white are my teeth for a young fella,'' says Shane Warne while showing me a photograph of himself as a teenager.

The younger Warne has a fat face and porcelain teeth. Now 43, Warne has even whiter teeth, a slimmer face and tighter, more bronzed skin. He seems to know what I am thinking. ''Questions re. facelift/Botox, etc are absolute rubbish,'' he says, unprovoked. ''I am 86kg - lost 7kg and are [sic] close to being the fittest I have ever been.''

Read the full story here

Tennis. Sydneysider James Duckworth has gone down to Denis Istomin after losing the third-set tie-break 7-3. Denis Istomin (UZB) bt James Duckworth (AUS) 6-7(4) 6-4 7-6(3).

Tennis. Former world No.1 Jelena Jankovic has beaten Austrian Tamira Paszek 6-2 7-6 at the Sydney International. Italian Roberta Vinci upset eighth seed Nadia Petrova, of Russia, 7-5 7-5.

League. Eels star Jarryd Hayne is gearing up for the 2013 season ... 

Tennis. Australian wildcard Jarmila Gajdosova is through to the second round of the Hobart International after downing Italian Romina Oprandi in straight sets. Gajdosova, who claimed her sole WTA title in the Tasmanian capital two years ago, won 6-4 7-5 to book a date with Belarusian Olga Govortsova. Exciting teenage prospect Ashleigh Barty and fellow Australian wildcard Bojana Bobusic play later.

CHRIS ROOTS: League. Leviathan bookmaker Tom Waterhouse has taken over from TAB Sportsbet as the NRL's gambling partner in a multi-million-dollar deal. Fairfax Media understands Waterhouse has inked a deal with the NRL worth more than $10 million a season for the next five years.

Read full report here

Tennis. American qualifier Madison Keys has scored a boilover at the Sydney International, eliminating Czech opponent Lucie Safarova 6-2, 6-1.

Cricket. Queensland beat Tasmania by 5 wickets in the Twenty20 clash at Blundstone Arena today. Scores: Tasmania 9-105 (E Burns 34, C Hall 16; K Pike 3-12); Queensland 5-107 (F Whittaker 29no, M Bulow 28).

League. Big news brewing in the NRL ... we'll let you know more information as it comes to hand.

The Top 10. We're counting down the goals that shook the world. Let us know what you think in the comments section or tweet us @smhsport.

6 Diego Maradona (Argentina v Greece, 1994) OK, so this is the goal that sealed the other legend of Diego Maradona. The one about the sadly wasted - in both senses of the word - talent. By 1994, El Diego was way past his best, having served a 15-month ban for cocaine use what saw him drummed out of Napoli in 1992, his home for eight years. After floating around on short-term deals in Spain and Argentina, Maradona resurfaced at the World Cup in America. In Argentina’s opening match against the Greeks, he received the ball on the edge of the area following a mesmerising build-up, before curling the ball into the top corner. It was vintage stuff, but his eyes bulged maniacally as stared down the lens of a TV camera and roared in celebration. He looked like a man who had just snorted half of Bolivia. A drug test after the match confirmed he was on about 37 different illegal substances and he was expelled from the tournament. It was the last game he played for his country.

Tennis. James Duckworth lost the second set to Denis Istomin at the Sydney International but is up 2-1 in the deciding third set. Roberta Vinci beat Nadia Petrova 7-5 in the 1st set but trails 5-4 in the 2nd. American qualifier Madison Keys took the first set off Lucie Safarova 6-2 and is up 4-0 in the 2nd while Jelena Jankovic leads Tamira Paszsek 6-2 4-5.

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika.

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika. Photo: brendan esposito

Rugby. New Waratahs coach Michael Cheika will wait to see who wants it the most before deciding on a captain for this year’s Super Rugby campaign. Cheika is yet to decide who will lead the Waratahs in 2013, with incumbent Benn Robinson - who inherited the role as a result of former skipper Rocky Elsom’s injury ruined 2012 season - having already stated his desire to retain the captaincy. ‘‘Until the other lads had come back and started running, you’ve got to see who wants it the most. The leadership’s earned, it’s not a given.‘‘A lot of the guys are back and running around now - we’ll see who wants to earn the respect to be the boss.’’

On this day in 2011 … England completed their first Ashes series win in Australia since 1986-87 with a thumping at the SCG. Alastair Cook was undoubtedly the star of the 3-1 series triumph, making a massive 766 runs. Captain Cook is awaiting a visit from the colonials making the journey from Australia to England. 

Cricket. Maybe Shane Warne hasn't read Liz Hurley's tweet as he expresses some regret over his actions and even more over his one-match ban: "I am very conscious of the image of the game and I am disappointed in some of my actions last night. Also I am pretty disappointed with the severity of the penalties too. I think that was pretty harsh."
Read the full story and watch the video here

Tennis. For those following the Hobart International, here's the first score through ... Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) bt Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 6-3 6-4. Yes, yes, we've neard heard of them either. South African Chanelle Scheepers caused a minor upset by beating France's Alize Cornet 6-1 6-2. 

Basketball. Miami Heat have trounced Washington Wizards 99-71. No real surprises there, the Wizards aren't too magical this season. LeBron James poured in 24 points for the NBA champs. Detroit are up 58-55 over Charlotte and Memphis lead Phoenix 16-12.

CHRIS ROOTS: Racing. Tomorrow’s race meeting at Wagga Wagga has been brought forward by two hours as officials act to counter the expected fierce heat.

Cricket. Here's what Liz Hurley thought of the Warne-Samuels stink as it happened last night ... 

On this day in 1936 … tennis players Helen Willis Moody and Howard Kinsley set a record by volleying back and forth 2001 times in 78 minutes. In other news from that day, there was not much else to do.

Cricket. The top-placed Melbourne Renegades will look at replacing controversial West Indian all-rounder Marlon Samuels with another overseas player if a suspected serious eye injury ends his Big Bash League campaign. Samuels, who faces Cricket Australia charges over a heated exchange with Melbourne Stars skipper Shane Warne on Sunday night at the MCG, suffered a suspected broken eye socket courtesy of a Lasith Malinga bouncer. The Renegades are waiting to learn the full extent of the damage. ‘‘We’re now waiting for the swelling around his eye to subside before determining the full extent of the blow,’’ coach Simon Helmot said.‘ ‘We are also assessing what, if anything, this means in terms of squad composition for the remainder of the tournament and will take action to source an international replacement if necessary. You’ve got to feel for Marlon and we’re continuing to do everything we can as a team to support him during his recovery.’’

NFL. The Baltimore Ravens have eliminated the Indianapolis Colts 24-9 in the NFL playoffs while Seattle Seahawks knocked off the Washington Redskins 24-14. 

Calvin Watson with his Jayco Herald Sun Tour trophy.

Calvin Watson with his Jayco Herald Sun Tour trophy. Photo: Kathryn Watt

Cycling. Calvin Watson is the youngest winner of the Jayco Herald Sun tour in the event's 60-year history.

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James Duckworth of Australia is locked in a tight tussle with Denis Istomin at the Sydney International.

James Duckworth of Australia is locked in a tight tussle with Denis Istomin at the Sydney International. Photo: Getty Images

MICHAEL CHAMMAS: Tennis. Australian wildcard James Duckworth has taken the first set off world No.43 Denis Istomin on court one this morning. The Aussie, ranked 209 in the world, forced the first set to a tie break. Duckworth overpowered the Uzbekistani to set up two set points, before eventually claiming the opening set with a 7-4 win in the tie break. Good start for Australia on a day where Samantha Stosur, Casey Dellacqua and Matthew Ebden are all on show.

Cricket. Australian cricket team coach Mickey Arthur says the appointment of a full-time batting coach is a crucial part of the plan to return to the top of the world rankings.

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Tennis. And James Duckworth wins the first set 7-4 over Denis Istomin in the tie-breaker. The Sydneysider has been given a discretionary wildcard to the Australian Open. Let's hope his encouraging form continues.

Tennis. Latest scores from the Sydney international ... hometown hope James Duckworth is up 5-4 over Denis Istomin in a first-set tie break at the Sydney International while Roberta Vinci leads eighth seed Nadia Petrova 4-3 & Jelena Jankovic is up 4-1 over Tamira Paszek.

The Top 10. We're counting down the goals that shook the world. Let us know what you think in the comments section or use the hashtag #SDL (for SportsDay Live) when posting on Twitter.

7 Diego Maradona (Argentina v England, 1986) The FIFA Goal of the Century, scored by the FIFA  Player of the Century. This is the goal that sealed the legend of Diego Armando Maradona. Collecting the ball inside his own half, Maradona executes an outrageous turn to take him away from Peter Reid and Peter Beardsley. Beating the chasing Reid for pace, he then steps inside Terry Butcher and bears down on the England penalty area. Selling Terry Fenwick an exquisite dummy, he glides into the box, rounds Peter Shilton and evades the desperate challenge of the back-tracking Butcher to slide the ball into the empty net. Poetry. 

Cricket. Nigh night Stuart Broad. Rest up, the Ashes are only a few months away.

RUPERT GUINNESS: Rugby. It's on! Day one of Waratahs training for 2013. At Mackay Oval, Centennial Park. Quite a few of the Wallabies are here too - officially not due back till next week. They have just come back from running hills - the rest of squad are doing drills and plenty of contact. Coach Michael Cheika is ripping in with the verbals ... I reckon he is one decision away from getting in himself! That's the Cheika way ... good old hands-on coaching. If he can't rev up Tahs for a crack at Super Rugby title I don't think anyone can. I'm tired standing ... gotta sit down ...!

TennisAndy Murray’s British Davis Cup teammate and close friend Ross Hutchins has revealed he has been diagnosed with a form of cancer. ‘‘Happy New Year to all! Unfortunately I will be away from tennis for a while as I was recently diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma..’’ Hutchins wrote on Twitter. ‘‘I am doing well, very positive with excellent medical support, friends and family around me. Looking forward to being back on the court soon!’’

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Cricket. Melbourne Stars skipper Shane Warne has been fined $4500 and suspended from tomorrow night's MCG clash with the Sydney Thunder. He was found guilty of three out of four charges stemming from Sunday night’s clash with Melbourne Renegades. Warne is not expected to speak with reporters following the hearing which has just been completed. An appeal is under consideration.

A very happy birthday to American golfer Natalie Gulbis.

A very happy birthday to American golfer Natalie Gulbis. Photo: Getty Images

On this day in 1983 …. American golfer Natalie Gulbis was born in Sacramento. She has gone close on several occasions but her best result was a IRS in the Kraft Nabisco in 2006. Gulbis is perhaps best known for appearing in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition "wearing" a body paint string bikini.

Golf. Another attempt to start the US PGA Tour season has been blown away in Hawaii - the third consecutive day the first round has been postponed. Just over an hour into the opening round of the Tournament of Champions, play was suspended when more 65 km/h wind gusts came roaring down the Plantation Course at Kapalua on Maui and left officials no choice but to wipe out yet another round.

Marlon Samuels of the Melbourne Renegades throws his bat in front of Shane Warne of the Melbourne Stars in a heated exchange during the Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Stars and the Melbourne Renegades at Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Marlon Samuels of the Melbourne Renegades throws his bat in front of Shane Warne of the Melbourne Stars in a heated exchange during the Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Stars and the Melbourne Renegades at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Photo: Getty Images

Cricket. Here are the BBL power rankings as the competition reaches the business end of the season.

1 Melbourne Renegades.
It looks like they’ll be without Marlon Samuels for the rest of the comp with a fractured eye socket but they are deservedly on top of the table and favourites to go all the way.

2 Brisbane Heat. They are in sixth spot but if they can sneak into the finals, they could lift the trophy with their talented line-up and short-form guru Darren Lehmann calling the shots from the dugout.

3. Perth Scorchers. After a terrible start to the season, they have won four of their last five and with the evergreen Brad Hogg still confusing batsmen with his wrong’un, they will be strong contenders.

4. Hobart Hurricanes. They suffered a hiccup the other night against Adelaide and they will miss the services of Xavier Doherty and (in theory) George Bailey on national one-day duty.

5. Adelaide Strikers. This team is impossible to predict. They’ve risen to third spot and are capable of beating any team or losing to anyone (well, almost anyone).

6. Melbourne Stars. The strain is starting to show (well, as much as you can tell from Shane Warne’s face) after two straight losses. The Stars are clinging to fourth spot on the ladder but the good news for them is they next face the Sydney Thunder tomorrow night.

7. Sydney Sixers. They’ve had two wins this season - both of those coming against the Thunder. They take on Brisbane Heat at the Gabba tonight. Lose that and they are no longer even a mathematical chance of defending their title.

8. Daylight.

9. Sydney Thunder. This team is soooo bad they would struggle to attract enough fans to fill an ANZ bank branch let alone ANZ Stadium. Apart from unearthing young leg spinner Adam Zampa, it has been a disastrous campaign for the western Sydney franchise.

Cricket. Melbourne Stars all-rounder Cameron White has pleaded guilty to showing dissent to an umpire’s decision and received a suspended fine of $1000. White’s case was the first to be heard of a long list of charges stemming from Sunday night’s heated clash with the Melbourne Renegades at the MCG. Shane Warne's case is being heard now. We'll let you know how he goes.

Barcelona's Pedro Rodriguez celebrates a goal against Espanyol during their Spanish First division match at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona.

Barcelona's Pedro Rodriguez celebrates a goal against Espanyol during their Spanish First division match at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona. Photo: Reuters

Football.  Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova admitted on Sunday that his cancer battle is not over and that he may be forced to once again step away from guiding the team’s thrilling pursuit of La Liga title. The 44-year-old underwent surgery for a second time on a tumour on a saliva gland on December 20. He missed the away win over Valladolid but was back in the Camp Nou dugout on Sunday for the 4-0 derby victory over Espanyol which allowed Barcelona to go 11 points clear of Atletico Madrid and stay 16 in front of bitter rivals Real Madrid. ‘‘This is not over yet and there will be days that I can take training and others I can’t but I want the media to realise that this illness is mine and it is private even if I am a public figure,’’ said Vilanova.‘‘I would like to thank everyone for their support. This club has had a lot of knocks in the last couple of years but I always want to take the positive approach. What has happened to me could have happened to anyone.’’ Pedro Rodriguez hit a double with Xavi Hernandez and Lionel Messi also scoring in a rampant first half as Barca claimed a 17th win in 18 La Liga matches against just one draw.

Winter Olympics. Former world champion hurdler Jana Pittman has made a promising start to her new career in bobsleigh. In her first race, in Altenburg in Germany, Pittman pushed pilot Astrid Radjenovic to Australia’s best ever World Cup finish of seventh in a field of 10.Pittman, a two-time world champion in the 400m hurdles, is aiming to compete in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia. ‘‘My first runs down the track one week ago I found terrifying, but within one session I was in love with the sport and find it a big rush. I was honoured that Astrid chose me to push in the race.‘‘She drove the sled so well and I was determined to give her as good a push start as I could, with my limited experience on ice.’’

The Top 10. We're counting down the goals that shook the world. Let us know what you think in the comments section or use the hashtag #SDL (for SportsDay Live) when posting on Twitter.

8. David Beckham (Man United v Wimbledon, 1996) The goal that launched the Beckham brand. Beckham had established himself as a regular in Manchester United’s first team during the 1995-96 season, attracting attention as one of ‘Fergie’s Fledglings’ - a gaggle of home-produced youngsters who helped United to the Premiership title despite Alan Hansen’s best predictions. But it was on the first day of the 1996-97 season that Beckham announced himself as the most precociously talented of the lot. Spotting Dons keeper Neil Sullivan off his line, Beckham expertly placed the ball up, over and into the empty net from the halfway line. The goal brought him to the attention of the wider British sporting public - and the Spice Girls. The rest is history. Beckham is now the most recognisable footballer in the world.

Check out Alan Hansen's prediction here ... 

And see the goal here ...

Cricket. Black Caps wicketkeeper BJ Watling says survival against South Africa in the 2nd Test will be as much a mental game as it is a physical challenge. After taking less than three days to lose last week’s disastrous first Test in Cape Town by an innings and 27 runs following their first-innings capitulation for 45, the New Zealanders are desperate to show more fight in Port Elizabeth when the second and final Test begins late on Friday. ‘‘It’s definitely a mental game out there - you’ve got to adjust to what the conditions are. It’s just about recognising what’s going on out there and figuring out ways to score.‘‘It might not bounce as much, you might have to play off the front foot a little bit more, you’ve just got to be adaptable and figure out new ways.’’

Basketball. Arguably the hottest team in the NBA at the moment, Oklahoma City have cruised to a 104-92 victory over the Toronto Raptors. Russell Westbrook scored 23 for the Thunder. The team which beat OKC in last season's finals series, the Miami Heat are up 35-28 over the Washington Wizards midway through the second quarter. In the late games, Detroit host Charlotte, Memphis are away to Phoenix and the Lakers meet Denver in LA.

Mark Geyer, who knows a thing or two about on-field stinks, has his say on the Warne-Samuels brouhaha

On this day in 1992 … it was truly the end of an era in Pakistani cricket when legendary all-rounder, future politician and peerless pants man Imran Khan played his last day of Test cricket in the third Test against Sri Lanka at Faisalabad. The superstar all-rounder, who captained Pakistan to their only World Cup victory when they beat England in the final at the MCG, started his Test career in 1971 and of course, always played like a tiger. 

SEBASTIAN HASSETT: Football. The controversial training stint of Central Coast goalkeeper Mathew Ryan at Scottish club Rangers has been cancelled after the 20-year old suffered a shoulder injury in Sunday night's 2-0 win over the Western Sydney Wanderers. Ryan was due to fly out this morning but the Mariners released a statement confirming that Ryan wouldn't be travelling to the fourth division club whilst injured. While Ryan is still keen on a move abroad, it's more likely any trials will now be postponed until after the conclusion of the A-League season and the group stages of the Asian Champions League.

Tennis. Play is about to start on day 2 of the Sydney International at Homebush. If you are able to get to the stadium, do so. It's a great event. You get to see many of the world's best players up close and personal. It's impossible to get a bad seat. Our tennis tragic on the scene Michael Chammas will be bringing you all the news as it happens throughout the day. Casey Dellacqua is on court this afternoon while Samantha Stosur is due to play at 5pm.

Victoria Pendleton and Nick Matthew pose with 2020 Back the Bid signs aimed at getting Squash into the 2020 Olympics.

Victoria Pendleton and Nick Matthew pose with 2020 Back the Bid signs aimed at getting Squash into the 2020 Olympics. Photo: Getty Images

Squash.  Nicol David retained her World Series Squash Finals title on Sunday with a straight games defeat of England’s Laura Massaro, the player she had also defeated to clinch a seventh World Open last month. The 29-year-old Malaysian star won 11-3 11-2 11-9 having trailed 6-8 in the third game. ‘‘It means a lot to start 2013 with a good win. Knowing she was in front of her home fans I knew I had to start strongly and not let her feed off the crowd,’’ said David after the final played at London’s Queen’s Club. In the men’s final, Egypt’s Amr Shabana came from behind to beat England’s Nick Matthew 4-11 11-2 11-4 11-6. ‘‘I love this tournament,’’ said 32-year-old Shabana.

Motor sport. Defending champion Stephane Peterhansel overcame a 34-second overnight deficit to storm into the lead of the Dakar Rally on Sunday as former winners Carlos Sainz and Nasser al-Attiyah fell off the pace. Frenchman Peterhansel, a 10-time champion on the world’s toughest auto endurance race, took his Mini to victory on the second stage, a 242km timed run in and around Pisco, in 2hr 35min 38sec.

Cricket. The rotation policy has found its way across the Indian Ocean ...  South Africa have rested Jacques Kallis and included four uncapped players for the one-day series against New Zealand at the end of the month. The 37-year-old veteran has spoken recently of his desire to manage his ODI appearances in order to make the 2015 World Cup.Without him, wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock, spinner Aaron Phangiso, batsman Farhaan Behardien and seam bowler Rory Kleinveldt were called into a 14-man squad on Sunday for the three-game series. All four have played Twenty20 cricket for South Africa, while Kleinveldt made his Test debut last year. South Africa will play three ODIs against New Zealand and five against Pakistan before the Champions Trophy in England in June. South Africa and New Zealand will clash next week in the second of two Tests.

Rickie Fowler tees off on the first hole during the first round at the Tournament of Champions PGA golf tournament in Kapalua, Hawaii.

Rickie Fowler tees off on the first hole during the first round at the Tournament of Champions PGA golf tournament in Kapalua, Hawaii. Photo: AP

Golf. The US PGA Tour has finally started, on the third day of competition at the season-opening Tournament of Champions at Kapalua on Maui in Hawaii. The opening two days of the event were postponed because of wind gusts topping 65kph, but play was finally possible today. Organisers are hoping to play 18 holes today, followed by 36 holes tomorrow.


Ice hockey. The NHL and players have reached agreement on a ‘‘framework’’ of a deal to end their lockout and salvage the season, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said. The announcement came after a marathon 16-hour negotiating session that included both Bettman and NHL Players’ Association chief Don Fehr that started on Saturday and spilled over into Sunday.

10 goals that shook the world

9. Antonin Panenka (Czechoslovakia v West Germany, 1976)I

In the penalty shoot-out to decide the 1976 European Championship final, Panenka stepped up with the chance to clinch the trophy for Czechoslovakia.

As an entire nation yelled, ‘Just smash it down the middle”, it appeared Panenka had mis-kicked as the ball lobbed up into the the air.

Confusion reigned for a split-second. But as the ball floated downward, like an autumn leaf, over the bamboozled German goalkeeper and across the goalline, the realisation dawned that we had  just witnessed the most audacious shot at goal in the history of the game.

The technique became known as “the Panenka” and inspired a cult following. Any player trying a “Panenka” requires cojones the size of footballs, because there is absolutely nothing more embarrassing than missing one in front of millions.

Baseball. The Sydney Blue Sox host the California Lutheran University Kingsmen on Tuesday in an exhibition game at Blacktown International Sportspark. The Blue Sox, who are second in the ABL, host the American university as part of the school’s Australian tour, before returning to Australian Baseball League action on Thursday when they host the Melbourne Aces.

Fairfax Media understands that Shane Warne and the Melbourne Stars are currently meeting Cricket Australia's disciplinary commissioner as to whether Warne's hearing will be held immediately or on Monday afternoon.

Marlon Samuels's hearing will not be held today as he suffered a fractured eye-socket in Sunday night's match.

Warne's high-profile is unlikely to help his cause as a Cricket Australia spokesman told Fairfax Media that adherance to the players' code of behaviour is of an "absolute priority".

Read more.

From Cricket Australia press release: Cricket Australia (CA) has today advised that Shane Warne, Marlon Samuels and Cameron White have been charged with breaching CA’s Code of Behaviour following the KFC T20 Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Stars and the Melbourne Renegades at the MCG last night.

Shane Warne has been charged with four alleged breaches:

  • Rule 2.1 – Show serious dissent at an umpire’s decision
  • Rule 2.2 – Engage in inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with other players or officials
  • Rule 2.5 – Throw the ball at or near a player or official in an inappropriate and/or dangerous manner
  • Rule 2.6 – Use language that is obscene, offensive or of a generally insulting nature to another player, official or spectator


Marlon Samuels has been charged with two alleged breaches:

  • Rule 2.2 – Engage in inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with other players or officials
  • Rule 6 – Unbecoming Behaviour, namely that “players and officials must not at any time engage in behaviour unbecoming to a representative player or official that could (a) bring them or the game of cricket into disrepute or (b) be harmful to the interests of cricket.

Cameron White has been charged with one alleged breach:

  • Rule 1.2 – Show dissent at an umpire’s decision

Each of the hearings will take place at a time to be shortly determined.

Today's countdown is - the top 10 goals that shook the world.

10. Archie Gemmill (Scotland v Holland, 1978)

“I haven’t felt this good since Archie Gemmill scored against Holland in 1978!”

So panted Mark Renton upon, er, hitting the back of the net after a long scoring drought in the movie version of Irvine Welsh’s novel Trainspotting.

Watching Gemmill - a short, balding Scotsman - rip the Dutch masters to shreds in a 3-2 Scottish victory at the 1978 World Cup, it’s easy to see why.

Gemmill’s orgasmic strike is regularly voted one of the best World Cup goals ever.

Renton’s line made a star of Ewan McGregor and is still quoted by drunk students to this day.

Add you comments about what should be in the top 10.

AC Milan have called for football's authorities to take an official stand against racism in the sport as the controversy surrounding Kevin-Prince Boateng's walk-off continued on Sunday.

Boateng hit the headlines last week when he responded to racist chants by a small group of fans during a friendly against fourth division side Pro Patria by storming off the pitch.

He was followed by his teammates, prompting a global outpouring of applause for the German-born Ghanaian international's decision.

World football's ruling FIFA had yet to make an official statement about the incident but in an interview from the United Arab Emirates on Sunday FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Boateng was "wrong" to have walked off the pitch.

Both FIFA and UEFA have previously warned against players walking off the pitch in protest, and Blatter told The National newspaper: "Walk off? No. I don't think that is the solution.

"I don't think you can run away. This issue is a very touchy subject, but I repeat there is zero tolerance of racism in the stadium; we have to go against that."

Milan reacted quickly, declaring: "AC Milan reiterates its firm stance against racism, in whatever shape or form, and calls on the national and international sports bodies to adopt and implement necessary and effective measures."

Olympic boxer Damien Hooper has been charged after allegedly exposing himself to police and spitting in the face of an officer.

Hooper was arrested just after 2am on Sunday outside the Oasis Nightclub in Dalby west of Brisbane.

"Police detained a 20-year-old Toowoomba resident in relation to other matters when he exposed himself to police and became aggressive and violent," Dalby police sergeant Dave Tierney said.

Sergeant Tierney said the charges included wilful exposure, obstructing police and serious assault of a police officer.

Read more.

After two days of high wind, the US PGA Tour season is under way - at least for now.

The opening two days of the Tournament of Champions at Kapalua on Maui in Hawaii were postponed because of wind gusts topping 65kph, but play was finally possible on Sunday.

A few dozen fans in the bleachers cheered when the announcer said, "Welcome to the first round of the Tournament of Champions."

Shane Warne and Marlon Samuels were not the only sportsmen to embroil themselves in controversy overnight. Liverpool striker Luis Suarez showed old habits die hard with yet another deliberate handball incident during the FA Cup match against Mansfield. Read more.

Caught in the act ... Liverpool's Luis Suarez (C) handles the ball in the lead up to to scoring the winning goal against Mansfield in the FA Cup.

Caught in the act ... Liverpool's Luis Suarez (C) handles the ball in the lead up to to scoring the winning goal against Mansfield in the FA Cup. Photo: Reuters



Here’s today’s pack page. Chris Barrett reports on the last day of Mike Hussey’s international cricket career as well as Channel 9’s anger at Mr Cricket and David Warner’s omission from the national one-day squad.

Finally, Michael Chammas reports on Michael Jenning’s likely defection to the Sydney Roosters although South Sydney are still in the frame.

Stephen Samuelson: Welcome to SportsDay live for Monday, January 7. We'll be covering the wash-up from the Shane Warne-Marlon Samuels stoush as the Big Bash League started to live up to its name last night. There will also be regular tennis updates from the Sydney International. We'll also be keeping you up to date with all the local and international news from the world of sport.

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  • If you don't have Dennis Bergkamp's ridiculous flick around wondergoal against Newcastle in 2002 then the credibility of your list is in the bin!!!!

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    January 07, 2013, 5:10PM
    • In what context? Not saying it wasn't good or memorable, just hardly a top 10 iconic 'moment' or top 10 for sheer skill.

      Don't get it
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      January 07, 2013, 5:49PM
  • Who selected the 10 best goals? where's Dennis Bergkamp's goal against Argentina at the 1998 WC? Or Marco van Basten's goal in the final of Euro '88?

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    January 07, 2013, 5:02PM
    • and how does geoff hursts goal in the 1966 world cup make it into the list? Nothing special about it really excep that it was a 'controversial' goal which does not make it great e.g. hand of god.

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      January 07, 2013, 5:14PM
  • I always thought The Living End were a Green Day cover band ! Silly me !

    Fly on the Wall
    Date and time
    January 07, 2013, 4:33PM
  • Love this blog. Keep up the good work!

    Date and time
    January 07, 2013, 3:32PM

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