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Australian sporting identities who received a knighthood (not all were for services to their specific sport)

person

sport

year knighted

Harry Alderson

rowing (administrator)

1956

Frank Beaurepaire

swimming

1942

Jack Brabham

motor racing

1979

Henry Braddon

rugby, rowing

1920

Don Bradman

cricket

1949

Norman Brookes

tennis

1939

Albert Chadwick

Australian football

1974

Arthur George

soccer (administrator)

1972

James Hardy

yachting

1981

Kenneth Luke

Australian football (administrator)

1962

Chester Manifold

horse racing (administrator)

1953

Doug Nicholls

Australian football

1972

Bill Northam

yachting, motor racing

1976

Hubert Opperman

cycling

1968

Nicholas Shehadie

rugby

1976

Joynton Smith

rugby, horse racing (administrator)

1920

 

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60M USD in Career Earnings (Tennis/Golf) (as of Feb 11, 2019)

$128,804,799 - Novak Djokovic
$120,702,428 - Roger Federer
$115,584,657 - Tiger Woods
$104,730,435 - Rafael Nadal
$90,141,284 - Phil Mickelson
$88,575,547 - Serena Williams
$70,971,328 - Vijay Singh
$68,766,709 - Jim Furyk
$61,109,225 - Andy Murray

For those curious about female golfers:
$22,573,192 - Annika Sorenstam (would be 63rd on Men's list)
$20,247,525 - Karrie Webb (77th)
$19,607,756 - Cristie Ker (78th)
 
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Cricket records achieved by women before men.

First limited overs World Cup tournament Women: 1973; Men: 1975
First double century in one day internationals Women: Belinda Clark (Australia) 229* vs Denmark in 1997; Men: Sachin Tendulkar (India) 200* vs South Africa in 2010
First total beyond 400 in a one day international Women: 3-412, Australia vs Denmark in 1997; Men: 4-434, Australia vs South Africa in 2006
First instance of 100 runs and 10 wickets in a Test Women: Betty Wilson 12 & 100 plus 7-7 & 4-9, Australia vs England in 1957-58; Men: Alan Davidson 44 & 80 and 5-135 & 6-87, Australia vs West Indies in 1960-61
First run of 10 successive wins in T20 internationals Women: 14 by England between October 30, 2011 and September 15, 2012; Men's record is 8 by England between May 6, 2010 and January 12, 2011.
 

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I'm intimately familiar with red+black. Of his own accord, he has left the building.
Something to do with being aggrieved with the club he formerly supported.
He wants nothing to do with a club that wants anything to do with James Hird.
 

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I'm intimately familiar with red+black. Of his own accord, he has left the building.
Something to do with being aggrieved with the club he formerly supported.
He wants nothing to do with a club that wants anything to do with James Hird.
Sad to hear that news. We don't have many decent contributors around here, and he was obviously a major one.
 

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I'm intimately familiar with red+black. Of his own accord, he has left the building.
Something to do with being aggrieved with the club he formerly supported.
He wants nothing to do with a club that wants anything to do with James Hird.
Why did he choose to leave the Big Footy building instead of just leaving the Essendon building, if you see what I mean? He seemed to be quite prolific at finding stats and making posts. If he enjoyed being on Big Footy he could easily stay a member and make regular posts without having to continue supporting Essendon if he so chooses. Maybe he simply needs a gap-year to find himself.
 

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Why did he choose to leave the Big Footy building instead of just leaving the Essendon building, if you see what I mean? He seemed to be quite prolific at finding stats and making posts. If he enjoyed being on Big Footy he could easily stay a member and make regular posts without having to continue supporting Essendon if he so chooses. Maybe he simply needs a gap-year to find himself.
When your username is tied so strongly to a club it is hard to extricate yourself I guess.
 

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Perhaps he chose to create a new account ;). Unfortunately you have to choose an AFL team, I would have chosen Fitzroy if I could have.
The slightly weird thing is that there is an asterisk next to the AFL team field when you sign up, indicating that it is compulsory to nominate a team, yet there are some Big Footy users who do not have a team next to their names. Have they managed to hide it somehow?
 

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The slightly weird thing is that there is an asterisk next to the AFL team field when you sign up, indicating that it is compulsory to nominate a team, yet there are some Big Footy users who do not have a team next to their names. Have they managed to hide it somehow?
Many many years ago, selecting a team was not compulsory. When it became so, I don't believe the rule was enforced retrospectively. I think in the early days you could choose Fitzroy, but then they removed that option and forced Fitzroy supporters to pick a side. Sure many probably chose Brisbane, but some wanted Fitzroy or nothing, and that was not an option.

I think it's pretty stupid to force all (new) users to choose a club. I'm sure many users spend a lot more time in non-AFL forums (eg. cricket, US sports, politics).
 

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6+ Academy Award acting noms, 0 wins:

8 - Peter O'Toole
7 - Glenn Close, Richard Burton
6 - Amy Adams, Deborah Kerr, Thelma Ritter
 
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Some high known scores by Australian female cricketers

390* Dot Laughton, Y.W.C.A. Golds vs Y.W.C.A. Wyverns, 1948-49 (aged 35, 222 minutes, 77 fours)
298 Jan Molyneaux, Olympic vs Northcote at Clifton Hill, 1966-67 (aged 18, 375 minutes, 40 fours, 1 six)
252* Jan Molyneaux, Olympic vs Melbourne, 1974-75 (aged 26, pennant grade final)
249 Dawn Rae, Olympic vs North Yarra, 1975-76 (aged 35, pennant grade final)
244 Meg Lanning, Box Hill vs Plenty Valley at Box Hill, 2018-19 (aged 26, 202 minutes, 145 balls, 39 fours, 2 sixes)
242* Annie O'Neil, Sturt vs Southern District at Park 25, 2017-18 (aged 18, 144 balls, 34 fours, 2 sixes)
241* Meg Lanning, Box Hill vs Melbourne at Williams Oval, 2012-13 (aged 20, 136 balls, 34 fours, 4 sixes)
 

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OUT 2ND BALL FOR SIX ... OR MORE :think:

WI v ENG ODI this morning was a run-fest, lots of records broken. Gayle and Bravo gave the Windies a real chance but Bravo was dismissed for 61 in the 24th over after a stand of 176 off 17.5 overs. Out came big-hitting Shimron Hetmyer who smacked a big SIX first ball and tried to repeat the dose on his snd ball. But he was caught in the outfield.

He became the 9th player in an ODI to be dismissed for 6 off 2 deliveries. But there has been one player who went one better. Hasan Ali of Pakistan, playing against Sri Lanka in 2017 also hit his first ball over the boundary for SIX. Second ball he slogged to the outfield but was run out going for a second run.

Thus Hasan Ali is the only batsman to have been dismissed for 7 after having faced just 2 deliveries!

http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/...s-sri-lanka-2nd-odi-sl-in-uae-and-pak-2017-18
 

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MEN'S CRICKET ODIs - EACH TEAM'S INITIAL STREAK

2 wins - Papua New Guinea
1 win - Australia, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Bermuda
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1 loss - England, Pakistan, West Indies, Ireland, Nepal
2 losses - South Africa, Kenya, USA
3 losses - India, Canada
4 losses - Sri Lanka
6 losses - Namibia, UAE
7 losses - Scotland
8 losses - Hong Kong
12 losses - Netherlands
22 losses - Bangladesh

ignored: Africa XI, Asia XI, East Africa, World XI
 
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WOMEN'S CRICKET ODIs - EACH TEAM'S INITIAL STREAK

4 wins - Australia
3 wins - South Africa
2 wins - England
1 win - Bangladesh
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1 abandoned - New Zealand, Jamaica
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1 loss - Sri Lanka, West Indies
2 losses - Trinidad & Tobago, Denmark
4 losses - Ireland
5 losses - Japan
6 losses - India, Scotland
10 losses - Netherlands
15 losses - Pakistan

ignored: International XI
 
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How Winx's winning percentage compares to other notable Australian race horses (25 races or more)


Horse

Span

Races

Wins

Win %

Black Caviar

18/4/2009 to 13/4/2013

25

25

100.00

Winx

4/6/2014 to 13/4/2019

43

37

86.04

Gloaming

14/9/1918 to 9/5/1925

67

57

85.07

Ajax

1936 to 1940

46

36

78.26

Carbine

1887 to 10/1891

43

33

76.74

Lonhro

18/11/2000 to 17/4/2004

35

26

74.28

Kingston Town

12/3/1979 to 27/11/1982

41

30

73.17

Phar Lap

23/2/1929 to 20/3/1932

51

37

72.54

Bernboroough

7/2/1942 to 2/11/1946

37

26

70.27

 

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Keeping an eye on the English Premier League season, thought I'd check the 2nd tier of English Football. Below is since 1992/93 (ie. when the EPL started).

MOST POINTS TO FINISH 2ND (46 Game Season)

96 - 2017/18 - Blackburn Rovers
94 - 2013/14 - Brentford
93 - 2011/12 - Sheffield Wednesday
92 - 2002/03 - Leicester City
92 - 2005/06 - Sheffield United
92 - 2010/11 - Southampton
91 - 1997/98 - Middlesborough
91 - 2000/01 - Blackburn
91 - 2014/15 - Milton Keynes Dons
89 - 1999/00 - Manchester City
89 - 2001/02 - West Bromwich Albion
89 - 2008/09 - Peterborough United
88 - 1992/93 - West Ham
87 - 1998/99 - Bradford City
87 - 2004/05 - Wigan
86 - 2003/04 - West Bromwich Albion
86 - 2006/07 - Birmingham City
86 - 2009/10 - Leeds United
86 - 2016/17 - Bolton Wanderers

MOST POINTS TO FINISH 3RD (46 Game Season)

90 - 1997/98 - Sunderland
90 - 2011/12 - Sheffield United
89 - 2014/15 - Preston North End
88 - 1992/93 - Portsmouth
87 - 1999/00 - Ipswich Town
87 - 2000/01 - Bolton
87 - 2008/09 - Milton Keynes Dons
87 - 2010/11 - Huddersfield Town
87 - 2017/18 - Shrewsbury Town
86 - 1998/99 - Ipswich Town
86 - 2001/02 - Wolverhampton
86 - 2013/14 - Leyton Orient

1997/98 was an incredible season in that Charlton Athletic finished on 88 points, but only 4th on the table. They did manage to win the promotion playoffs though, defeating 3rd place Sunderland 7-6 on penalties after drawing 4-4!
 

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In light of Shane Long having recently scored the fastest goal in EPL history, here are the ten fastest EPL goals:


Time

Player

Team/opponent

season

7.69

Shane Long

Southampton vs Watford

2018-19

9.82

Ledley King

Tottenham Hotspur vs Bradford City

2000-01

10.52

Alan Shearer

Newcastle vs Manchester City

2002-03

10.54

Christian Eriksen

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United

2017-18

11.90

Mark Viduka

Leeds vs Charlton Athletic

2000-01

12.16

Dwight Yorke

Aston Villa vs Coventry City

1995-96

12.94

Chris Sutton

Blackburn Rovers vs Everton

1994-95

13.48

Kevin Nolan

Bolton Wanderers vs Blackburn Rovers

2003-04

13.52

James Beattie

Southampton vs Chelsea

2004-05

13.64

Asmir Begovic

Stoke City vs Southampton

2013-14

 
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In light of Shane Long having recently scored the fastest goal in EPL history, here are the ten fastest EPL goals:

Time

Player

Team/opponent

season

7.69

Shane Long

Southampton vs Watford

2018-19

9.82

Ledley King

Tottenham Hotspur vs Bradford City

2000-01

10.52

Alan Shearer

Newcastle vs Manchester City

2002-03

10.54

Christian Eriksen

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United

2017-18

11.90

Mark Viduka

Leeds vs Charlton Athletic

2000-01

12.16

Dwight Yorke

Aston Villa vs Coventry City

1995-96

12.94

Chris Sutton

Blackburn Rovers vs Everton

1994-95

13.48

Kevin Nolan

Bolton Wanderers vs Blackburn Rovers

2003-04

13.52

James Beattie

Southampton vs Chelsea

2004-05

13.64

Asmir Begovic

Stoke City vs Southampton

2013-14

I had to look the Begovic one up, wondering what a goalkeeper was doing on such a list!
 

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Having played 789 games, the NRL's Brisbane Broncos have lost by more than 30 points just 18 times.

Two of those occasions have been in the last month:
2019-04-04: Roosters d Broncos 36-4
2019-05-02: Rabbitohs d Broncos 38-6

And in their 32 seasons, the Broncos have never not won at least 10 games. They are currently 2-6.
 

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Liverpool have become the first EPL team to attain 90+ points and not win the title.

MOST POINTS TO FINISH 1ST (38 Game Season)
100 - 2017/18 - Manchester City
98 - 2018/19 - Manchester City
95 - 2004/05 - Chelsea
93 - 2016/17 - Chelsea
92 - 1993/94 - Manchester United (42 games)
91 - 1999/00 - Manchester United
91 - 2005/06 - Chelsea
90 - 1984/85 - Everton (42 games, Div 1)
90 - 1987/88 - Liverpool (42 games, Div 1)
90 - 2003/04 - Arsenal
90 - 2008/09 - Manchester United

MOST POINTS TO FINISH 2ND (38 Game Season)
97 - 2018/19 - Liverpool
89 - 2011/12 - Manchester United (lost on goal difference)
88 - 1994/95 - Manchester United (42 games)
86 - 2008/09 - Liverpool
86 - 1985/86 - Everton (Div 1)
86 - 2016/17 - Tottenham Hotspur
85 - 2007/08 - Chelsea
85 - 2009/10 - Manchester United
84 - 1993/94 - Blackburn (42 games)
84 - 2013/14 - Liverpool
83 - 2004/05 - Arsenal
83 - 2005/06 - Manchester United
83 - 2006/07 - Chelsea
81 - 2017/18 - Manchester United
80 - 2001/02 - Liverpool

MOST POINTS TO FINISH 3RD (38 Game Season)
84 - 1985/86 - West Ham (42 games)
83 - 2008/09 - Chelsea
83 - 2007/08 - Arsenal
82 - 2005/06 - Liverpool
82 - 2013/14 - Chelsea[/QUOTE]
 

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4+ NBA Titles As A Player With One Team (1970-)
6 - Michael Jordan + Scottie Pippen (Bulls)
5 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar + Magic Johnson + Michael Cooper (Lakers)
5 - Kobe Bryant + Derek Fisher (Lakers)
5 - Tim Duncan (Spurs)
4 - Manu Ginóbili + Tony Parker (Spurs)
4 - Kurt Rambis (Lakers)

We will soon know if we can add:
3 - Stephen Curry + Klay Thompson + Draymond Green + Andre Iguodala + Shaun Livingston (Warriors)
 
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