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Dons poach Dogs assistant Giansiracusa, giving Russell a Dogs lifeline

“He has been open and transparent in his aspiration to be a senior coach and has performed a variety of critical roles extremely well, which has hastened his growth and experience and has made him an attractive proposition for rival clubs. “We are very disappointed to lose Gia, but acknowledge …

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Apple and Google’s web-controlling pact under threat in US lawsuit

Apple and Google are joined at the hip, even though Cook has said internet advertising, Google’s bread and butter, engages in “surveillance” of consumers and even though Steve Jobs, Apple’s co-founder, once promised “thermonuclear war” on his Silicon Valley neighbour when he learned it was working on a rival to …

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‘Strength of a bricklayer, skills of a surgeon’: Dusty joins great debate

Leigh Matthews, the official ‘player of the 20th century’, shies away from intergenerational compare-and-contrast, observing that we’re now well into the 21st century. At the same time, he sees that it is like-for-like, robust goal-kicking midfielders. “Dusty’s the only player I don’t get insulted being compared to,” he said with …

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The good, the bad and the ugly of season 2020

Richmond’s grand final triumph capped off an extraordinary year of football, both on-field and off. Greats of the game were farewelled, players, coaches and club officials adjusted to the demands of hub life with varying degrees of success, and AFL fans up north were gifted the opportunity to watch the …

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‘Raise the fight’: Why clubs can’t replicate Tigers

Following a defeat that he acknowledged cut deeper than the preliminary final loss of 2019 – and the other lost finals – Chris Scott made an observation of Richmond that isn’t necessarily accepted throughout the competition. The short version of Scott’s analysis of the Tigers was that while teams might …

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“By God’s grace”: Festival Hall sells to Hillsong Church for $23m

Festival Hall, the legendary Melbourne music venue that hosted packed houses for the Beatles, Johnny Cash and Frank Sinatra, has been sold “by God’s grace” to the Hillsong Church for $23 million. In a video posted to Hillsong’s YouTube channel on Sunday, the church’s founder Brian Houston told his congregation: …

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The telling truth behind three of Trump’s false COVID claims

Trump often makes this claim while spruiking Regeneron, the experimental antibody cocktail he was given as part of his treatment when he was hospitalised earlier this month. What he doesn’t say in the same breath is that the drug has not yet been formally approved, let alone certified as the …

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Vlastuin overcomes fire drama, concussion to celebrate with Tigers

“That is pretty much all I thought about on Friday,” Vlastuin said. “I did some work with the psychologist Emma Murray [and] kinda put it to bed Friday night and then woke up Saturday feeling pretty fresh. “I hadn’t thought about the game very much and maybe it was a …

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Sydney’s soggy conditions set to continue after change brings wet and chilly Sunday

Sydney can expect cloudy, rainy days to persist well into next week after a late, blustery change on Saturday brought a wet and wild end to the warm, humid weather. While the arrival of the change has brought storms and moderate rainfall of 20-25 millimetres to much of Sydney, the …

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Die-hard Tigers fans (quietly) enjoy the moment in Richmond

Now they wanted (at a safe distance) just to be near fellow devotees, and to say “Go Tiges!” and “How good is Dusty?” to fellow yellow-and-black tragics. Mandy Woodward, 59, drove from Briar Hill, in Melbourne’s north-east, to Punt Road Oval, got her bicycle out and cycled around Richmond with …

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