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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 04: Nick Kyrgios of Australia celebrates the victory in the Men's Singles Fourth Round Match against Brandon Nakashima of The United States during day eight of The Championships Wimbledon 2022 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 04, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Shi Tang/Getty Images)
Tennis

Grandpa Nick makes his surreal Wimbledon debut

This was the day Nick Kyrgios became a self-proclaimed tennis veteran. Gone was the sulking, brooding chippiness. In came gracious words for his opponent, warm praise for the Centre Court crowd. There was no spitting, no drawn-out spats with the officials.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 04: England batsmen Jonny Bairstow (r) and Joe Root acknowledge the applause as they leave the field not out at the end of day four of the Fifth test match between England and India at Edgbaston on July 04, 2022 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Cricket

England closing in on logic defying victory

England’s golden run under the captaincy of Ben Stokes and coaching of Brendon McCullum looks set to continue, with the hosts on track to pull off a record run-chase against India’s world class attack, writes MIKE ATHERTON.

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Tennis

Why ‘car crash’ Kyrgios is exactly what tennis needs

Nick Kyrgios isn’t always nice. He is occasionally unstable, and can make people - fans and opponents alike - feel uncomfortable. But there’s a reason why he’s box office. Our writers debate whether that’s a good thing or not.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 19: Derrick Walton Jr. #10 of the Motor City Cruise drives against Asante Gist #18 of the Maine Celtics during the NBA G League Winter Showcase at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on December 19, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Joe Buglewicz/Getty Images)
NBL

Adams blow softened by new Kings signing

Signing a ‘pure point guard’ with extensive NBA and college experience has made the loss of NBL MVP Jaylen Adams a little easier to take for the Sydney Kings.

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More Sports

The Aussie eating his way to the top

James Webb will be the first Australian in history to compete at the iconic Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. LACHLAN MCKIRDY takes us inside the mind – and mouth – of one of the world’s top competitive eaters.