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The A-League is a professional men's soccer league run by Football Federation Australia (FFA).
AC/DC are an Australian rock band, formed in Sydney in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young.
Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia, and the fifth-most populous city of Australia.
Adelaide city centre is the innermost locality of Greater Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia.
The Adelaide Festival Centre, Australia's first multi-purpose arts centre, was built in 1973 and opened three months before the Sydney Opera House.
The Adelaide Football Club, nicknamed the Crows, is a professional Australian rules football club that competes in the Australian Football League (AFL).
The Adelaide Football Club, often referred to as the Old Adelaide club, was an Australian rules football club based in Adelaide.
Adelaide Metro is the public transport system of Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia.
The Adelaide Park Lands are the figure-eight of land spanning both banks of the River Torrens between Hackney and Thebarton and separating the City of Adelaide from the surrounding suburbia of greater Metropolitan Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia.
Adelaide railway station is the central terminus of the Adelaide Metro railway system.
The Adelaide Rams were an Australian professional rugby league football club based in Adelaide, South Australia.
The Adelaide Strikers are an Australian men's professional Twenty20 cricket team that competes in Australia's domestic Twenty20 cricket competition, the Big Bash League.
Adelaide United Football Club is a professional soccer club based in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born 5 May 1988) is an English singer and songwriter.
Adele Live was the second concert tour by British singer Adele.
Adele Live 2016 (titled as Adele Live 2017 for the shows in 2017) was the third concert tour by British singer Adele in support of her third studio album, 25.
An aircraft pilot or aviator is a person who controls the flight of an aircraft by operating its directional flight controls.
Albert Goodwill Spalding (September 2, 1849 – September 9, 1915) was an American pitcher, manager and executive in the early years of professional baseball, and the co-founder of A.G. Spalding sporting goods company.
Albert Edwin Trott (6 February 1873 – 30 July 1914) was a Test cricketer for both Australia and England.
Alfred Edward 'Topsy' Waldron (26 February 1857 – 7 June 1929) was an Australian rules footballer who played mostly for Norwood in the South Australian Football Association (SAFA) during the 19th century.
Allan Robert Border AO (born 27 July 1955) is a former Australian international cricketer.
American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.
Anthony Joseph "Bos" Daly (9 January 1874 – 21 August 1942) was an Australian rules footballer who played for the five teams in the South Australian Football Association between 1893 and 1912.
The Argentina national rugby team is organised by the Argentine Rugby Union (UAR, from the Spanish: Unión Argentina de Rugby).
Deshamanya Arjuna Ranatunga (අර්ජුන රණතුංග; born 1 December 1963) is a former Sri Lankan cricketer and 1996 Cricket World Cup winning captain for Sri Lanka.
Arthur Robert Morris MBE (19 January 1922 – 22 August 2015) was an Australian cricketer who played 46 Test matches between 1946 and 1955.
Ashley Alexander Mallett (born 13 July 1945, in Chatswood, New South Wales) is a former Australian cricketer who played in 38 Tests and 9 One Day Internationals between 1968 and 1980.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.
The Australia national cricket team is the joint oldest team in Test cricket history, having played in the first ever Test match in 1877.
The Australia national rugby union team, nicknamed the Wallabies, is controlled by Rugby Australia.
The Australian national soccer team represents Australia in international men's soccer.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) founded in 1929 is Australia's national broadcaster, funded by the Australian Federal Government but specifically independent of Government and politics in the Commonwealth.
A limited-overs cricket tournament has been a feature of Australian cricket since the 1969–70 season, branded as the JLT One-Day Cup for the 2017–18 season.
The Australian Football League (AFL) is the pre-eminent professional competition in the sport of Australian rules football in Australia and features only Australian teams.
The Australian Labor Party (South Australian Branch), commonly known as SA Labor, is the South Australian Branch of the Australian Labor Party, originally formed in 1891 as the United Labor Party of South Australia.
Australian rules football, officially known as Australian football, or simply called Aussie rules, football or footy, is a contact sport played between two teams of eighteen players on an oval-shaped field, often a modified cricket ground.
The Australia Sevens is an international rugby sevens tournament that was first played in 1986.
The ÷ Tour (pronounced "Divide Tour") is the third world concert tour by English singer-songwriter, Ed Sheeran, in support of his third studio album, ÷ (pronounced "divide").
The Backspacer Tour was a concert tour by the American rock band Pearl Jam to support its ninth album, Backspacer.
Bad Dreems (stylised as Bad//Dreems) are an "outsider rock" band from Adelaide, South Australia.
The Balmain Tigers (also known as the Sydney Tigers from 1995–96) are a rugby league football club based in the inner-western Sydney suburb of Balmain.
The Bankers Football Club was an Australian rules football club, based in Adelaide, that played in the South Australian Football Association of 1877.
The Barmy Army is a semi-organised group of English cricket fans which arranges touring parties for some of its members to follow the English cricket team on overseas tours.
Barrie Charles Robran MBE (born 25 September 1947 in Whyalla, South Australia) is a former Australian rules footballer who represented in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) from 1967 to 1980.
Benjamin Chase Harper (born October 28, 1969) is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
William Albert Stanley "Bert" Oldfield (9 September 1894, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia – 10 August 1976, Sydney, New South Wales) was an Australian cricket player.
The Big Bash League (BBL, also known as the KFC Big Bash League for sponsorship reasons) is an Australian professional Twenty20 cricket league, which was established in 2011 by Cricket Australia.
William Maldon "Bill" Woodfull OBE (22 August 1897 – 11 August 1965) was an Australian cricketer of the 1920s and 1930s.
William Martin Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer and pianist.
Black Ice World Tour was a 2008–2010 concert tour by Australian rock band AC/DC, in support of their fifteenth studio album Black Ice (2008).
Blackpool Football Club is a professional association football club based in the seaside town of Blackpool, Lancashire, England.
The Blondes 'Ave More Fun Tour was a worldwide concert tour held by British singer-songwriter Rod Stewart to promote his album Blondes Have More Fun.
Robert Baddeley Simpson AO (born 3 February 1936) is a former cricketer who played for New South Wales, Western Australia and Australia, captaining the national team from 1963–64 until 1967–68, and again in 1977–78.
Bodyline, also known as fast leg theory bowling, was a cricketing tactic devised by the English cricket team for their 1932–33 Ashes tour of Australia, specifically to combat the extraordinary batting skill of Australia's Don Bradman.
Boulder City is a city in Clark County, Nevada.
Bradley Ebert (born 2 April 1990) is an Australian rules footballer currently listed with in the Australian Football League (AFL).
Bradley James Haddin (born 23 October 1977), is a former Australian cricketer and vice-captain who represented Australia in all three forms of international cricket (Test, One-Day International and Twenty20 International).
The Honourable Brian Charles Lara, (born 2 May 1969) is a Trinidadian former international cricketer.
The Broken Hill Football League (BHFL) is an Australian rules football competition based in the Broken Hill region of New South Wales, Australia.
Bruce Schultz (13 March 1913 – 11 January 1980) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Norwood in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL).
Calling All Cars is an Australian Alternative rock band from Melbourne, Victoria and consists of brothers Haydn and James Ing, along with Adam Montgomery.
The Canberra Raiders are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in the national capital city of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in Belmore, a suburb in the Canterbury-Bankstown region of Sydney.
The Carlton Football Club, nicknamed the Blues, is a professional Australian rules football club based in Melbourne, Victoria.
Chad Jordan Wingard (born 29 July 1993) is a professional Australian rules footballer currently playing for the Port Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).
The Championship of Australia was an Australian rules football tournament which was contested between football clubs from the Victorian, South Australian, West Australian and Tasmanian football leagues.
The Chicago Cubs are an American professional baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois.
The City of Adelaide is a local government area in the metropolitan area of Adelaide, South Australia.
Clarence Victor "Clarrie" Grimmett (25 December 1891 – 2 May 1980) was a cricketer; although born in New Zealand, he played most of his cricket in Australia.
Clement "Clem" Hill (18 March 18775 September 1945) was an Australian cricketer who played 49 Test matches as a specialist batsman between 1896 and 1912.
Cold Chisel are an Australian pub rock band, which formed in Adelaide in 1973 by mainstay members Ian Moss on guitar and vocals, Steve Prestwich on drums and Don Walker on piano and keyboards.
A concert is a live music performance in front of an audience.
Courtney Andrew Walsh OJ (born 30 October 1962) is a former Jamaican cricketer who represented the West Indies from 1984 to 2001, captaining the West Indies in 22 Test matches.
Craig John McDermott (born 14 April 1965) is a former Australian cricketer.
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular pitch with a target at each end called the wicket (a set of three wooden stumps upon which two bails sit).
In the game of cricket, the cricket pitch consists of the central strip of the cricket field between the wickets.
Crux is a constellation located in the southern sky in a bright portion of the Milky Way.
Sir Curtly Elconn Lynwall Ambrose, KCN (born 21 September 1963) is a former cricketer from Antigua who played 98 Test matches for the West Indies.
Darren Scott Lehmann (born 5 February 1970) is a former Australian cricketer and the former coach of the Australian national team.
David Clarence Boon MBE (born 29 December 1960) is a former Australian cricketer whose international playing career spanned the years 1984–1996.
David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer-songwriter and actor.
David William Hookes (3 May 1955 – 19 January 2004) was a South Australian and Australian cricketer, broadcaster and coach of the Victorian cricket team.
Denis Charles Scott Compton CBE (23 May 1918 – 23 April 1997) was an English cricketer who played in 78 Test matches and spent his whole cricket career with Middlesex.
Dennis Keith Lillee, AM, MBE (born 18 July 1949) is a former Australian cricketer rated as the "outstanding fast bowler of his generation".
Joanne Ratcliffe (born 1962) and Kirste Gordon (born 1969) were two Australian girls who went missing while attending an Australian rules football match at the Adelaide Oval on 25 August 1973.
Sir Donald George Bradman, AC (27 August 1908 – 25 February 2001), often referred to as "The Don", was an Australian international cricketer, widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time.
Edward Christopher Sheeran, (born 17 February 1991) is an English singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actor.
Eddie Betts (born 26 November 1986) is a professional Australian rules football player who plays for the Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).
Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David; 23 June 1894 – 28 May 1972) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire, and Emperor of India, from 20 January 1936 until his abdication on 11 December the same year, after which he became the Duke of Windsor.
Sir Edwin Thomas Smith (6 April 1830 – 25 December 1919) was an English-born South Australian brewer, businessman, councillor, mayor, politician and benefactor.
Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, pianist, and composer.
The England cricket team represents England and Wales (and, until 1992, also Scotland) in international cricket.
The England national football team represents England in international football and is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football in England.
The England cricket team toured Australia in 1994–95 to compete in the Ashes series against their hosts.
ESPN Inc. is an American sports media conglomerate based in Bristol, Connecticut.
ESPNcricinfo (formerly known as Cricinfo or CricInfo) is a sports news website exclusively for the game of cricket.
Eyes was a rock band from New Haven, Connecticut that was active throughout the 1980s.
Riding on the success of the previous two tours Elton John and Billy Joel once again hit the stadiums.
First-class cricket is an official classification of the highest-standard international or domestic matches in the sport of cricket.
Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band, formed in London in 1967.
Foo Fighters is an American rock band, formed in Seattle, Washington in 1994.
The Football League First Division is a former division of The Football League, now known as the English Football League.
The Frank Worrell Trophy is awarded to the winner of the West Indies–Australia Test match series in cricket.
Fucked Up is a Canadian hardcore punk band from Toronto, Ontario.
Geoffrey Francis Lawson, OAM (born 7 December 1957) is a former Australian cricketer and the former coach of the Pakistan cricket team.
George Giffen (27 March 1859 – 29 November 1927) was a cricketer who played for South Australia and Australia.
George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death in 1952.
Gerard Whateley is a Melbourne-based sports broadcaster and writer.
Glenelg Football Club is an Australian rules football team, which plays in the South Australian National Football League.
The Glenelg tram is a light rail line in South Australia running from Hindmarsh, through the Adelaide city centre, to the beach-side suburb of Glenelg.
Glenn Donald McGrath AM (born 9 February 1970) is an Australian former international cricketer, who played all formats of the game for fourteen years.
The Government of South Australia, also referred to as the South Australian Government, is the Australian state democratic administrative authority of South Australia.
The Governor of South Australia is the representative in the Australian state of South Australia of Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia.
Graham Appo (born 11 July 1974) is an Australian former rugby league footballer of Papua New Guinean descent who played in the 1990s and 2000s.
Gregory Stephen Chappell MBE (born 7 August 1948) is a former cricketer who represented Australia at international level in both Tests and One-Day Internationals (ODI).
Guns N' Roses, often abbreviated as GNR, is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1985.
A hat-trick or hat trick is the achievement of a positive feat three times in a game, or another achievement based on the number three.
Haydn William Bunton (5 July 1911 – 5 September 1955) was an Australian rules footballer who represented in the Victorian Football League (VFL), in the West Australian Football League (WAFL), and in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) during the 1930s and 1940s.
Heart of Midlothian Football Club, commonly known as Hearts, is a Scottish professional football club based in Gorgie in the west of Edinburgh.
Hercules is a Roman hero and god.
Highland games are events held in spring and summer in Scotland and other countries as a way of celebrating Scottish and Celtic culture, especially that of the Scottish Highlands.
The Hindmarsh Stadium (currently known as the Coopers Stadium due to sponsorship from the Adelaide-based Coopers Brewery) is a multi-purpose stadium in Hindmarsh, an inner western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia.
The HIStory World Tour was the third and final worldwide solo concert tour by American artist Michael Jackson, covering Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania and North America.
HMS Renown was the lead ship of her class of battlecruisers of the Royal Navy built during the First World War.
The Hunter Mariners were an Australian professional rugby league club based in the Hunter Region's largest city, Newcastle.
Ian Ronald Bell MBE (born 11 April 1982) is an English cricketer who played international cricket in all formats for the England cricket team.
Ian Michael Chappell (born 26 September 1943) is a former cricketer who played for South Australia and Australia.
Ian Murray McLachlan AO (born 2 October 1936) is an Australian landowner, former first-class cricketer, and former member of the Australian House of Representatives.
Isaac 'Ike' Clarke (9 January 1915 – 2 April 2002) was an English footballer and football manager, he is most notable for scoring the goal which won Portsmouth their first League title.
The India national cricket team, also known as Team India and Men in Blue, is governed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), and is a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) with Test, One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) status.
The Ireland national rugby union team represents the island of Ireland in rugby union.
The Isolar II – The 1978 World Tour, more commonly known as The Low / Heroes World Tour or The Stage Tour,Nicholas Pegg, The Complete David Bowie, Reynolds & Hearn Ltd, 2004, was a worldwide concert tour by David Bowie.
John Cornish White, known as "Farmer" or "Jack", (19 February 1891 – 2 May 1961) was an English cricketer who played for Somerset and England.
Jason Neil Gillespie (born 19 April 1975) is a former Australian cricketer who played all three formats of the game.
Jay Schulz (born 18 April 1985) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Port Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League from 2010 to 2016.
James Dixon Swan (born 28 April 1956), known better as Jimmy Barnes is a Scottish-Australian rock singer and songwriter.
Joe Tamani is a Fijian rugby league player who represented his country in the 2000 World Cup.
John Charles Bannon (7 May 1943 – 13 December 2015) was an Australian politician.
Henry John Hill (6 March 1847 – 18 September 1926), always known as John Hill, was a South Australian businessman.
Johnny Briggs (3 October 1862 – 11 January 1902) was an English left arm spin bowler who played for Lancashire County Cricket Club between 1879 and 1900 and remains the second-highest wicket-taker in the county's history after Brian Statham.
Joshua Jenkins (born 8 February 1989) is a professional Australian rules football player who plays for the Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).
Joshua J. Kennedy (born 25 August 1987) is an Australian rules footballer who plays for the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL).
Justin Lee Langer AM (born 21 November 1970) is an Australian former cricketer and the current coach of the Australian national team, having being appointed to the role in May 2018.
Justin Westhoff (born 1 October 1986) is a footballer currently playing for the Port Adelaide Football Club in the AFL.
Kapil Dev Nikhanj (born 6 January 1959), better known as Kapil Dev, is a former Indian cricketer.
Kenneth William George Farmer (born 25 July 1910 in Adelaide, South Australia – died 5 March 1982 in Adelaide) was an Australian rules football player in the South Australian National Football League during the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.
Kenneth Donald "Ken" Mackay (24 October 1925, Windsor, Queensland – 13 June 1982, Point Lookout, Queensland) was an Australian cricketer who played in 37 Tests from 1956 to 1963.
Ken Martin (born 1952) is a South Australian sculptor.
Kevin Pietersen (born 27 June 1980) is a former English cricketer.
Kingswood is an Australian rock band from Melbourne.
Kiss (often stylized as KISS) is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley.
The Primera División, commonly known as La Liga and as La Liga Santander for sponsorship reasons with Santander, is the men's top professional football division of the Spanish football league system.
Lacrosse is a team sport played with a lacrosse stick and a lacrosse ball.
Lancelot Richard Gibbs (born 29 September 1934) is a former West Indies cricketer, one of the most successful spin bowlers in Test cricket history.
Sir Leonard Hutton (23 June 1916 – 6 September 1990) was an English cricketer who played as an opening batsman for Yorkshire from 1934 to 1955 and for England in 79 Test matches between 1937 and 1955.
Liam Mullane Finn (born 24 September 1983) is a New Zealand musician and songwriter.
The Liberal Party of Australia (South Australian Division), commonly known as the SA Liberals, is the South Australian Division of the Liberal Party of Australia, formed in 1974, succeeding the Liberal and Country League (LCL).
Lindsay Francis Kline (29 September 1934 – 2 October 2015) was an Australian and Victorian cricketer.
The Australian Football League has numerous grounds upon which senior VFL/AFL games have been played.
Adelaide Oval is a cricket ground in Adelaide, Australia.
The Adelaide Oval is an Australian sports stadium located in Adelaide, South Australia, and is home to the South Australia cricket team.
This is a list of Test cricket grounds.
Little River Band (LRB) are a rock band originally formed in Melbourne, Australia, in March 1975.
Liverpool Football Club is a professional football club in Liverpool, England, that competes in the Premier League, the top tier of English football.
Luxury boxes and club seating constitute the most exclusive class of seating in arenas and stadiums, and generate much higher revenues than regular seating.
Madonna Louise Ciccone (born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman.
Malcolm Jack Blight AM (born 16 February 1950) is a former Australian rules footballer who represented in the Victorian Football League (VFL), and Woodville Football Club in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) during the 1970s and 1980s.
Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor (November 26, 1878 – June 21, 1932) was an American track cyclist who began his amateur career while he was still a teenager in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Málaga Club de Fútbol (Málaga Football Club), or simply Málaga, is a Spanish football team based in Málaga, Spain.
The Melbourne Storm are a rugby league team based in Melbourne, Victoria in Australia, that participate in the National Rugby League.
Melbourne Victory Football Club is an Australian professional soccer club based in Melbourne, Victoria.
Michael John Clarke (born 2 April 1981) is a former Australian international cricketer.
Michael Anthony Holding (born 16 February 1954) is a former West Indian cricketer.
Michael Edward Killeen Hussey (born 27 May 1975) also known as Mike Hussey is a former Australian international cricketer, who played all forms of the game.
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer.
Midnight Oil (known informally as "The Oils") are an Australian rock band composed of Peter Garrett (vocals, harmonica), Rob Hirst (drums), Jim Moginie (guitar, keyboard), Martin Rotsey (guitar) and Bones Hillman (bass guitar).
Melissa "Missy" Morrison Higgins (born 19 August 1983) is an Australian singer-songwriter, musician and actress.
A motorcade, or autocade, is a procession of vehicles.
Motorcycle racing (also called moto racing and motorbike racing) is the motorcycle sport of racing motorcycles.
Mounted police are police who patrol on horseback or camelback.
Deshabandu Muttiah Muralitharan (முத்தையா முரளீதரன், මුත්තයියා මුරලිදරන්; also spelt Muralidaran; born 1972) is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who was rated the greatest Test match bowler ever by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack in 2002.
The Namibia national rugby union team, nicknamed the Welwitschias or Biltongboere, are a tier-two nation in the World Rugby tier system, and have participated in five Rugby World Cup competitions since their first appearance in 1999.
Nathan Michael Lyon (born 20 November 1987) is an Australian international cricketer.
The National Rugby League (NRL) is a league of professional men's rugby league teams in Australasia.
Neil James Napier Hawke (27 June 1939 – 25 December 2000) was an Australian Test cricketer and leading Australian rules footballer.
New South Wales (abbreviated as NSW) is a state on the east coast of:Australia.
The New Zealand cricket team toured Australia from 23 October to 1 December 2015 to play three Test matches and four tour matches.
The New Zealand national football team represents New Zealand in international association football.
North Adelaide is a predominantly residential precinct and suburb of the City of Adelaide in South Australia, situated north of the River Torrens and within the Adelaide Park Lands.
The North Adelaide Football Club, nicknamed the Roosters, is an Australian rules football club currently affiliated with the South Australian National Football League (SANFL).
Norwood Football Club, nicknamed the Redlegs, is an Australian rules football club competing in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) in the state of South Australia.
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A One Day International (ODI) is a form of limited overs cricket, played between two teams with international status, in which each team faces a fixed number of overs, usually 50.
The Party Tour was the debut concert tour by American singer-songwriter, Pink.
Hector "Pat" O'Hara Wood (30 April 1891 – 3 December 1961) was an Australian tennis player.
Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer.
Pearl Jam is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1990.
The Penrith Panthers are an Australian professional rugby league football team based in the western Sydney suburb of Penrith.
Peter Andre (born Peter James Andrea, 27 February 1973) is an English-Australian singer, songwriter, businessman, presenter and television personality.
Peter Kenneth Frampton (born 22 April 1950) is a British rock musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and guitarist.
Picket fences are a type of fence often used decoratively for domestic boundaries, distinguished by their evenly spaced vertical boards, the pickets, attached to horizontal rails.
Alecia Beth Moore (born September 8, 1979), known professionally as Pink (stylized as), is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress.
The Port Adelaide Football Club is a professional Australian rules football club based in Alberton, Port Adelaide, South Australia.
The Premier League is the top level of the English football league system.
Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon (4 August 1900 – 30 March 2002) was the wife of King George VI and the mother of Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon.
The Queensland cricket team or the Queensland Bulls, is the Brisbane-based Queensland representative cricket side in Australia's domestic cricket tournaments.
Quoits (koits, kwoits, kwaits) is a traditional game which involves the throwing of metal, rope or rubber rings over a set distance, usually to land over or near a spike (sometimes called a hob, mott or pin).
Rahul Dravid (born 11 January 1973) is a former Indian cricketer and captain, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket.
The Rann Government was the state executive government of South Australia led by Premier of South Australia Mike Rann of the South Australian Branch of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) from 2002 to 2011.
A religious festival is a time of special importance marked by adherents to that religion.
Ricky Thomas Ponting, AO (born 19 December 1974), is a former Australian international cricketer, and two-time World Cup winning captain in 2003 and 2007, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time.
The River Torrens is the most significant river of the Adelaide Plains and was one of the reasons for the siting of the city of Adelaide, capital of South Australia.
Robert Gray (born 30 March 1988) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Port Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).
Robert Lyall "Alfie" Hannaford, (born 9 November 1944) is an Australian realist artist notable for his drawings, paintings, portraits and sculptures.
Rock or Bust World Tour was a 2015–2016 concert tour by Australian rock band AC/DC, in support of their sixteenth studio album Rock or Bust (2014).
Sir Roderick David Stewart, (born 10 January 1945) is a British rock singer and songwriter.
Rodney Wilfred Heath (15 June 1884 – 26 October 1936) was an Australian tennis player.
Roman mythology is the body of traditional stories pertaining to ancient Rome's legendary origins and religious system, as represented in the literature and visual arts of the Romans.
Ross Alexander Emerson (born 26 February 1954) is a former Australian cricket umpire who is best known for calling Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan for throwing.
Sir Ross Macpherson Smith, (4 December 1892 – 13 April 1922) was an Australian aviator.
Since 1867, there have been over fifty visits by a member of the Royal Family to Australia, though only six of those came before 1954.
Rugby league football is a full-contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field.
Rugby union, commonly known in most of the world as rugby, is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century.
The Rugby World Cup is a men's rugby union tournament contested every four years between the top international teams.
The Rumours tour was a concert tour by Fleetwood Mac, after the release of the band's eleventh album with the same title in February 1977.
Russell Frank Ebert (born 22 June 1949) is a retired Australian rules footballer and coach.
Sam Jacobs (born 10 April 1988) is a professional Australian rules football player who plays for the Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).
The Saudi Arabia national football team (المنتخب العربي السعودي لكرة القدم) represents Saudi Arabia in international football.
The Say You Will Tour was a concert tour by the rock band Fleetwood Mac in support of their 2003 album Say You Will.
The Serious Moonlight Tour was launched in May 1983 in support of David Bowie's album Let's Dance (1983).
Shane Keith Warne (born 13 September 1969) is a Australian former international cricketer, and a former ODI captain of the Australian national team.
The Sheffield Shield is the domestic first-class cricket competition of Australia.
The Showdown is an Australian rules football local derby game played by the two Australian Football League teams from South Australia, the Adelaide and Port Adelaide football clubs.
Silvio Apponyi (born 4 July 1949) is a German-Australian sculptor based in South Australia primarily focusing on Animalier.
Simon & Garfunkel were an American folk rock duo consisting of singer-songwriter Paul Simon and singer Art Garfunkel.
The South Adelaide Football Club is an Australian rules football club that competes in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL).
The South African national cricket team, nicknamed the Proteas (after South Africa's national flower, Protea cynaroides, commonly known as the "king protea"), is administered by Cricket South Africa.
South Australia (abbreviated as SA) is a state in the southern central part of Australia.
The South Australia cricket team, named West End Redbacks, nicknamed "the Southern Redbacks", is an Australian men's professional first class cricket team based in Adelaide, South Australia.
The South Australian Championships (1889-1989), also known as the South Australian State Championships and later known as the South Australian Open was is a professional men's tennis tournament played originally on outdoor grass courts till 1987 it switched to hard courts in its final two years.
The South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) is the peak body for the sport of cricket in South Australia.
The South Australian National Football League, or SANFL (or S-A-N-F-L), is an Australian rules football league based in the Australian state of South Australia.
The Register, originally the South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register, and later South Australian Register, was South Australia's first newspaper.
The 2010 South Australian state election elected members to the 52nd Parliament of South Australia on 20 March 2010.
Spiderbait are an Australian alternative rock band formed in Finley, a small town in rural New South Wales, in 1991 by bass guitarist Janet English, singer-drummer Mark Maher (better known as Kram), and guitarist Damian Whitty.
Spin bowling is a bowling technique in cricket and the bowler is referred to as a spinner.
The Sri Lanka national cricket team, nicknamed The Lions, is a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) with Test, One-Day International (ODI) and T20 International status.
The St Kilda Football Club, nicknamed the Saints, is an Australian rules football club based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
The St George Dragons was an Australian Rugby league football club in St George, Sydney, New South Wales playing in the then-top-level New South Wales competition from 1921 until 1998 when, in 1999, they formed a joint venture with the Illawarra Steelers, creating the St George Illawarra Dragons team which competes in the National Rugby League.
Stadium Australia, commercially known as ANZ Stadium and formerly as Telstra Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium located in the Sydney Olympic Park, in Sydney, Australia.
The State of Origin series is the annual best-of-three rugby league football match series between two Australian state representative sides, the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons.
Stephen Rodger Waugh, AO (born 2 June 1965) is a former Australian international cricketer and twin brother of cricketer Mark Waugh.
Stuart Palmer was an Australian rules footballer for the South Adelaide Football Club in the SANFL.
The Sturt Football Club, nicknamed The Double Blues, is a semi-professional Australian rules football club based in the affluent suburb of Unley, South Australia, which plays in the South Australian National Football League.
The Sunday Mail (originally titled the Mail) is an Adelaide newspaper first published on 4 May 1912 by Clarence Moody.
Super League was an Australian rugby league football administrative body that conducted professional competition in Australia and New Zealand for one season in 1997.
The original Switchback Railway was the first roller coaster at Coney Island and one of the earliest designed for amusement in America.
Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania.
Sydney Football Club, commonly known as Sydney FC, is an Australian professional soccer club based in Sydney, New South Wales.
The Sydney Roosters are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney.
The Tajikistan national football team (Тими миллии футболи Тоҷикистон, Timi milliji futʙoli Toçikiston; Сборная Таджикистана по футболу) is a football (soccer) team that represents Tajikistan in association football, and is controlled by the Tajikistan Football Federation, the governing body for football in Tajikistan.
Taylor Walker (born 25 April 1990) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).
Tenacious D is an American comedy rock duo, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1994.
Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles).
Test cricket is the longest form of the sport of cricket and is considered its highest standard.
The Advertiser is a conservative, daily tabloid-format newspaper published in the city of Adelaide, South Australia.
The Angels are an Australian rock band which formed in Adelaide in 1974 as The Keystone Angels by John Brewster on rhythm guitar and vocals, his brother Rick Brewster on lead guitar and vocals, and Bernard "Doc" Neeson on lead vocals and guitar.
The Ashes is a Test cricket series played between England and Australia.
The Chronicle was a South Australian weekly newspaper which evolved through a series of titles.
The Girlie Show World Tour (also referred to as simply The Girlie Show) was the fourth concert tour by American singer and songwriter Madonna, in support of her fifth studio album, Erotica.
The Hives are a Swedish rock band that rose to prominence in the early 2000s during the garage rock revival.
In 1993, Paul McCartney and his band embarked upon The New World Tour, spanning almost the entire year and almost the entire globe.
The News was an afternoon daily tabloid newspaper in the city of Adelaide, South Australia that had its origins in 1869, and finally ceased circulation in 1992.
The Observer was a Saturday newspaper published in Adelaide, South Australia from July 1843 to February 1931.
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London, England, in 1962.
The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) is a daily compact newspaper published by Fairfax Media in Sydney, Australia.
In the sport of cricket, throwing, commonly referred to as chucking, is an illegal bowling action which occurs when a bowler straightens the bowling arm when delivering the ball.
Tracks of Glory is a 1992 Australian mini series set in 1903 about Major Taylor's visit to Australia and his rivalry with Australian cycler Don Walker.
Travis Boak (born 1 August 1988) is an Australian rules footballer playing for the Port Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).
Trevor Martin Chappell (born 12 October 1952, Glenelg, South Australia) is a former Australian cricketer, a member of the South Australian Chappell family which excelled at cricket.
Twenty20 cricket, sometimes written Twenty-20, and often abbreviated to T20, is a short form of cricket.
A Twenty20 International (T20I) is a form of cricket, played between two of the international members of the International Cricket Council (ICC), in which each team faces twenty overs.
The UCLA Bruins football program represents the University of California, Los Angeles, in college football as members of the Pac-12 Conference at the NCAA Division I FBS level.
The United States Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.
The Unmasked Tour was a 1980 concert tour by the hard rock group Kiss.
The Victoria cricket team, who were until 2018 named Victorian Bushrangers, is an Australian first class cricket team based in Melbourne, Victoria.
Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards, KNH, OBE (born 7 March 1952), known as Viv Richards, is a former Antiguan cricketer, who represented the West Indies at test and international levels.
Walter Reginald "Wally" Hammond (19 June 1903 – 1 July 1965) was an English first-class cricketer who played for Gloucestershire in a career that lasted from 1920 to 1951.
Wasting Light is the seventh studio album by American rock band Foo Fighters.
West Adelaide Football Club is an Australian rules football club in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL).
The West Coast Eagles, also known as West Coast, is a professional Australian rules football club based in Perth, Western Australia.
The West Indies cricket team, colloquially known as and (since June 2017) officially branded as the Windies, is a multi-national cricket team representing the Caribbean region and administered by Cricket West Indies.
West Torrens Football Club was an Australian rules football club that competed in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) from 1897 to 1990.
Western Australia (abbreviated as WA) is a state occupying the entire western third of Australia.
The Western Suburbs Magpies (originally Western Suburbs District Rugby League Football Club) is an Australian rugby league football club based in the western suburbs of Sydney, New South Wales.
Western Sydney Wanderers Football Club (colloquially known as Western Sydney, or simply as Wanderers) is an Australian professional soccer club based in the western region of Sydney, New South Wales.
Sir William Cleaver Francis Robinson (14 January 1834 – 2 May 1897) was a British colonial administrator and a musical composer, being the author of several well-known songs.
Wolfmother is an Australian hard rock band from Sydney, New South Wales formed in 2000 by vocalist and guitarist Andrew Stockdale, bassist and keyboardist Chris Ross and drummer Myles Heskett.
The World Rugby Sevens Series is an annual series of international rugby sevens tournaments run by World Rugby featuring national sevens teams.
14 On Fire was a concert tour by The Rolling Stones, which started on 21 February 2014 in Abu Dhabi.
The 1889 SAFA Grand Final was an Australian rules football game contested between the Norwood and Port Adelaide, held at the Adelaide Oval on the 5 October 1889.
The 1894 SAFA Grand Final was the concluding championship match of the 1894 SAFA season.
The 1910 Australasian Championships was a tennis tournament that took place on outdoor grass courts at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia.
The 1911 Adelaide Carnival was the second edition of the Australasian Football Carnival, an Australian rules football interstate competition.
The 1914 Championship of Australia was an Australian rules football match that took place on 3 October 1914.
The 1920 Australasian Championships was a tennis tournament that took place on outdoor Grass courts at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia from 15 March to 20 March.
The 1934 Claxton Shield was the first annual Claxton Shield, an Australian national baseball tournament.
The 1945 SANFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football game contested between the Port Adelaide Football Club and the West Torrens Football Club, held at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide on 29 September 1945.
The 1947 Claxton Shield was the eighth annual Claxton Shield, an Australian national baseball tournament.
The 1951 Claxton Shield was the 12th annual Claxton Shield, and was held in Adelaide from 28 July to 4 August.
The 1957 SANFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football competition.
The 1964 SANFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football competition.
The 1965 SANFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football competition.
The 1966 SANFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football competition.
The 1967 SANFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football competition.
The 1968 SANFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football competition.
The 1969 SANFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football competition.
The 1972 Championship of Australia was the 16th edition of the Championship of Australia, a ANFC-organised national club Australian rules football tournament between the champion clubs from the VFL, the SANFL, the WANFL and the Tasmanian State Premiership.
The 1972 SANFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football competition.
The 1973 SANFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football competition.
The 1991 NSWRL season was the eighty-fourth season of professional rugby league football in Australia.
The 1992 AFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football game contested between the West Coast Eagles and the Geelong Football Club, held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne on 26 September 1992.
The 1993 NSWRL season (known as the 1993 Winfield Cup Premiership for sponsorship reasons) was the eighty-sixth season of professional rugby league football in Australia.
The 1994 NSWRL season (known as the 1994 Winfield Cup Premiership due to sponsorship from Winfield) was the eighty-seventh season of professional rugby league football in Australia.
The 1997 Super League season (also known as the Telstra Cup due to sponsorship by Telstra Corporation) was a breakaway professional rugby league football competition in Australia and the only one to be run by the News Limited-controlled Super League organisation.
The 1998 NRL season was the 91st season of professional rugby league football in Australia, and the inaugural season of the newly formed National Rugby League (NRL).
The 2003 Rugby World Cup was the fifth Rugby World Cup and was won by England.
2006–07 IRB Sevens World Series was the eighth of an annual series of rugby sevens tournaments for full national sides run by the International Rugby Board since 1999–2000.
The 2007–08 A-League was the 31st season of top-flight soccer in Australia, and the third season of the A-League competition since its establishment in 2004.
The 2009–10 IRB Sevens World Series was the eleventh of an annual series of rugby union sevens tournaments for full national sides run by the International Rugby Board since 1999–2000.
The 2010 NRL season was the 103rd season of professional rugby league football club competition in Australia, and the thirteenth run by the National Rugby League.
The 2010–11 Ashes series (known as the Vodafone Ashes Series for sponsorship reasons) was played in Australia as part of the England cricket team's tour of Australia during the 2010–11 cricket season.
The 2011 NRL season was the 104th season of professional rugby league football club competition in Australia, and the fourteenth and last run by the National Rugby League's partnership committee of the Australian Rugby League and News Ltd.
The 2014 Australian Football League season was the 118th season of the elite Australian rules football competition.
The 2014–15 A-League was the 38th season of top-flight soccer in Australia, and the 10th season of the A-League since its establishment in 2004.
The 2016 A-League Grand Final was the eleventh A-League Grand Final, and was played on 1 May 2016, at Adelaide Oval to determine the 2015–16 A-League Champion.
The 2017 NRL season was the 110th season of professional rugby league in Australia and the 20th season run by the National Rugby League.
The 2017–18 Ashes series (named Magellan Ashes Series for sponsorship reasons) was a series of Test cricket matches contested between England and Australia for The Ashes.
The 2017–18 Big Bash League season or BBL|07 was the seventh season of the KFC Big Bash League, the professional men's Twenty20 domestic cricket competition in Australia.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification process was a series of tournaments organised by the six FIFA confederations to decide 31 of the 32 teams which will play in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with Russia qualifying automatically as hosts.