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Darren Kane is a sports columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Bad boys serve up headlines in bid to keep spotlight
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Bad boys serve up headlines in bid to keep spotlight

The fortnight of the Australian Open is only time of the year that the spotlight is on Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic, unless they say something outlandish.

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Details distract from bigger picture on punishment
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Details distract from bigger picture on punishment

Athletes do worse things on the field of play in other sports, every day, so has this whole ‘‘sandpaper’’ thing been way overblown?

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Forget eSports: Darts should be an Olympic sport
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Forget eSports: Darts should be an Olympic sport

Darts is what so many other sports have ceased to be: real, unpretentious and colourful.

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NRL must put measures in place to weed out contract chaos
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NRL must put measures in place to weed out contract chaos

Next time your club shouts it can build a premiership-winning team around some superstar recruit, please call “bullshit”.

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Unfair restrictions on coaches headline a week of crazy ideas
Opinion

Unfair restrictions on coaches headline a week of crazy ideas

The mutterings about Jarryd Hayne replacing Matt Dufty were daft. But proposed new rules limiting coaches' rights are insane.

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It might be fair to let the cheats back, but it’d be wrong

It might be fair to let the cheats back, but it’d be wrong

Though a ‘‘win and stuff the consequences’’ ethos may well have evolved and percolated over time at the elite level of Australian men’s cricket, the three players made active decisions to do what they did, or in the case of Smith not stop what they saw happening in Cape Town.

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Small-minded logic of stadium and sail critics is holding Sydney back

Small-minded logic of stadium and sail critics is holding Sydney back

Suggesting our most iconic landmark should be "off limits" to promote the city is small-minded, as is the campaign against bulldozing sub-par stadium.

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He could have killed someone: NRL misses the point on Inglis
Opinion

He could have killed someone: NRL misses the point on Inglis

The feather touch of the NRL is an unmitigated insult to the intelligence of any fair-minded rugby league supporter and society in general.

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For all the talk of equality, what's left is Williams' poor behaviour
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For all the talk of equality, what's left is Williams' poor behaviour

If Roger Federer, The New York Times and Alexis Ohanian want to keep this flame burning, who am I not to join in…

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Hair of the Dogs: Here's a site for Mad Month of shits and giggles ...
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Hair of the Dogs: Here's a site for Mad Month of shits and giggles ...

What a stellar idea – instead of turning Great Keppel into a crypto-currency micro-economy, the NRL could hire the whole island for a few months each year.

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Lest we forget: Swimmer killed in battle embodied true Olympic spirit

Lest we forget: Swimmer killed in battle embodied true Olympic spirit

The monumental story of the Cecil Healy, the first Australian Olympic gold medallist to die in combat, must never be forgotten.

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