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

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
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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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The right to silence under threat in name of integrity

The right to silence under threat in name of integrity

The cautionary tale of Ernesto Miranda shows why athletes and others should be concerned about new powers that have been been recommended for ASADA.

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Dog acts from spectators are never justifiable

Dog acts from spectators are never justifiable

Not even Lance Armstrong, for all his sins, deserves the treatment dished out to Chris Froome.

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No quarter given in clash of the cobble stones, Cup and centre court

No quarter given in clash of the cobble stones, Cup and centre court

What happens when the World Cup and Wimbledon men's final and the most iconic stage in cycling cross streams? It's no surprise to anyone.

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Gone to the dogs: Chestnut’s efforts cut  the mustard

Gone to the dogs: Chestnut’s efforts cut the mustard

To be crowned world champion, regardless as to which sport, must surely conjure the most intense emotions.

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Nine's signing of Warner grates like sandpaper
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Nine's signing of Warner grates like sandpaper

You can’t blame the ex-Test vice-captain for taking a paid gig with the broadcaster. He’s got every right to earn a buck. But to Nine’s decision to engage him?

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