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The eggs-traordinary life of Scrambles the chicken: Photos

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The eggs-traordinary life of Scrambles the chicken: Photos Life started out in the usual way.
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Life started out in the usual way.

But it wasn’t long until life stomped me down – literally (Look closely, that’s me with the beak.)

Then Mum rescued me and life was a bed of roses….sort of.

And I met my best pal, Wuzi.

And I pretty much ruled the roost.

There were parties.

Happy birthday Nan!

Trips to the beach.

Even a visit to the snow.

I got my first pad.

And I laid my first egg!

Of course I had to take control of the remote – none of those sick cooking shows – how can you DO that to an egg?

Enough to leave you plum tuckered out.

But it hasn’t been all corn and skittles. We all have bad hair days.

And this was just ridiculous.

Christmas was a bit of a worry.

And then there was that brush with the law.

Oh the shame!

No, I’m not coming out.

But it’s all good. I’ve gone straight now and have a real job – laying the eggs for a 4.5 star hotel. I won’t be ruffling any more feathers but I won’t be going cheep either!

TweetFacebookScrambles had a tough start to life, squashed flat on the nest floor. Butshe’s a plucky little chicken and she’s had an incredible life.Follow the adventures of Scrambles by clicking or swiping through above.

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Smashing out a text on the iphone.

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Wesley’s sheepish return home

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Pet sheep Wesley is welcomed home by Gerogery’s Jessica and Alamdar Dastani and his mate Brutus. Picture: PETER MERKESTEYNWESLEY the sheep has been returned to a Gerogery couple after he was stolen last month but his mate the peacock is still missing.
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Alamdar and Jessica Dastani found the sheep dumped on the side of the road covered in blood and dirt near their property on Monday.

They knew it was their animal when Wesley responded when called by name.

“He’s extremely obedient and follows you better than a dog,” Mr Dastani said.

The sheep was also missing patches of wool.

“It was horrible seeing him like that but we are really happy to have him back,” Mr Dastani said.

The sheep and peacock were taken together but Mr Dastani said they still had no leads on the bird’s whereabouts.

“I think whoever stole it must be targeting peacocks,” he said.

Mr Dastani was worried the peacock would never return.

“If it is locked up for about two months it gets used to the place and when it is released it will never leave,” he said.

“Whoever has dropped the sheep off, hopefully they will do the same with the peacock.”

Mr Dastani urged people to raise the alarm if they noticed anybody with a peacock.

“Coming into spring they are quite noisy,” he said.

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Commonwealth Games: Shelley Watts strikes goldPHOTOS

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Commonwealth Games: Shelley Watts strikes gold | PHOTOS Golden girl: Shelley Watts. Pic: Getty Images
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old medalist Shelley Watts (2ndL) of Australia poses with silver Laishram Devi (L) of India and bronze medalists Alanna Audley-Murphy of Northern Ireland and Maria Machongua of Mozambique during the medal ceremony for the Women’s Light (57 – 60kg). Pic: Getty Images

Golden girl: Shelley Watts. Pic: Getty Images

Golden girl: Shelley Watts. Pic: Getty Images

Golden girl: Shelley Watts. Pic: Getty Images

Golden girl: Shelley Watts. Pic: Getty Images

Shelley Watts of Australia celebrates winning the gold medal against Laishram Devi of India. Pic: Getty Images

The gold medal bout – Shelley Watts against Laishram Devi of India. Pic: Getty Images

Shelley Watts of Australia celebrates winning the gold medal against Laishram Devi of India. Pic: Getty Images

Shelley Watts of Australia celebrates winning the gold medal against Laishram Devi of India. Pic: Getty Images

The gold medal bout – Shelley Watts against Laishram Devi of India. Pic: Getty Images

The gold medal bout – Shelley Watts against Laishram Devi of India. Pic: Getty Images

Shelley Watts of Australia celebrates winning the gold medal against Laishram Devi of India. Pic: Getty Images

TweetFacebookMORE READING, MORE PHOTOSPhotos:Shelley Watts makes the gold medal boutThe latest:Day 10 – how it happened for the AussiesPhotos:From the trackThere have been Australian female boxers of note, but there will never be another first Australian female gold medallist. That is Shelley Watts.

Nor has there been any Australian with the substantial career Watts now has ahead of her, with world championships and an Olympic Games on her agenda. Having taken up the sport in 2010, just as it was made legal and professional in Australia, the 26-year-old criminal law student has dominated the lightweight division in Glasgow, although her final, against India’s Laishram Devi, was rugged enough for Watts to describe it as a ‘war’.

Watts’s style may best be described in contrast to the bout before hers. In the women’s flyweight final, England’s Nicola Adams’s spunk and bluff took her a fair way towards a contentious split decision over Northern Ireland’s Michaela Walsh. ‘I was cheated,’ Walsh later tweeted.

Adams, the sport’s inaugural Olympic gold medallist at London in 2012 and a world number one with an iconic career already behind her, inhabits that celebrated crossover space between ringcraft and stagecraft. But if Adams has something of the Apollo Creed of women’s boxing about her, Shelley Watts is the Shelley Watts and none other.

There is little adornment or salesmanship; her boxing is nuggety and streamlined, as she bunches herself into a ball of efficiency that is ever on the advance. Her balance and speed suggest that she would be good at any number of sports, which indeed she was until a knee reconstruction curtailed her soccer and touch football days and sent her into a Lismore boxing gym four years ago.

There is plenty of personality in Watts’s boxing, but it’s not for show. Only after winning does she let loose her genuine happiness and kiss the camera. In the first round of her gold medal bout against Devi, she was consistently beaten to the punch.

She regrouped with coach Don Abnett and stuck to her plan, which was to wear Devi out with high-intensity combat. “The coaches knew she was going to tire eventually,” Watts said. “The fast pace was going to take its toll, and I knew I would have plenty in the tank.”

The second and third rounds were frenetic, Watts engaging the taller and more experienced Devi with rapid-fire exchanges and landing some heavy blows with her right hand. Her hair came loose from its moorings and her ponytail flew as her straight right kept pummelling Devi.

By the fourth, both fighters were clearly tired, though Watts said she still had energy to spare. By that stage she didn’t need it, as Devi was spent. “It was a great fight, it was a war,” Watts said. “Not a lot of tactics, just a lot of punches thrown, but sometimes you’ve just got to brawl it.”

Her wonderful tournament at an end, Watts was looking forward to having a plate of ribs and then getting home to reunite with her friends in Australia and her family on New South Wales’ north coast. For some, the sight of women boxing is as unseemly as women’s swimming appeared a hundred years ago in Kellerman’s time and women’s surfing fifty years ago in O’Donnell’s. Times change in big historic moments, and one has Shelley Watts’s kisser all over it.

[email protected] wins our 1st ever #CommwealthGames women’s boxing medal.. & it’s GOLD! Hope you can make another 1st at #Rio2016#RoadtoRio

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Matthew Mitcham rethinks retirement plans and eyes Rio Olympic Games

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In the end, the 10 metre platform showdown between Matthew Mitcham and Tom Daley was all a bit of a no-contest. It was, as Mitcham had actually predicted himself: Daley was on form and looked a class above the rest of the field, while Mitcham performance was off and the challenge of the 2008 Olympic champion quickly faded as he finished almost 100 points behind the England superstar.
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However, despite the disappointing result Mitcham, who had come into the Commonwealth Games believing he would most likely retire after the competition, has been encouraged enough by his overall performances, to continue his career to the 2016 Olympics, possibly specialising in synchronised events. Mitcham and Domonic Bedggood won the synchronised 10 metre platform gold medal on Friday night, while he won the silver with Grant Nel in the synchronised three metre springboard.

“I was pretty convinced that this was going to be the end of it for me but after how well Dom and I did in synchro, my coach Chava (Sobrino) was like ‘don’t be too hasty with this, maybe we can work something out with Diving Australia’.

“(There) may be the possibility of being a synchro specialist just to reduce my load because my body can’t take the load that I’ve been putting it through for the last 11 years or so and also I  guess to give me more time to my career outside of sport.”

Daley, the London Olympic bronze medallist was superb on Saturday night accumulating 516 points, which included dives of 94.50, 93.50 and 102.60. He did have a shaky second dive where he scored 64.80,  but even then Malaysia’s Ooi Tze Liang, the three metre springboard champion, was the nearest competitor with 433.70 points. Canada’s Vincent Riendeau (429.25) won the bronze. Mitcham was out of the contest after his first two dives when he was ranked ninth in the 11-diver field.

“He (Daley) was just diving out of his skin and that was the type of quality that I’m more used to seeing from him,” Mitcham said. “The fact that he’s still got that one weak dive but can still score over 500 points is a real testament to how well he’s diving and if he fixed up that one dive he’s got the potential to be the best in the world.”

Mitcham, who has struggled with a series of injuries since 2010, said while he performed below par, he could not be disappointed his overall results, having won a gold medal and two silvers.

“It was really just not a good competition for me … but if I don’t really feel like wallowing in my own pity for very long I just look into my training bag and go ‘look at all that hardware’,” Mitcham said.

“I’ve achieved everything that I really wanted to achieve from this Commonwealth Games and then some so I’m really, really happy.”

Mitcham, who will be performing a cabaret show at festivals in Darwin and Adelaide in coming months, said he was keen to concentrate on his post-diving career.

“I’ve got lots of stuff and I can’t keep putting my life on hold so Chava and I and Diving Australia are going to have a chat and see how we can make this work,” he said.

“I don’t know if it’s going to happen, if it’s going to work but it really would be a shame to let such a great partnership go to waste only two years out from Rio.”

“I totally want a career in the entertainment industry, not just stage but television and radio, so if I can develop that career ideally I would love to develop it simultaneously while doing a bit more diving.

“But if I’ve got a wonderful job opportunity that’s going to take the priority.”

Sobrino, who is also an Australian team coach, said it was important to keep Mitcham in the sport because his partnership with Bedggood in the synchronised 10 metre platform would be a “really good chance for a medal in Rio”.

“With all his problems and all that he’s been a difficult one and then suddenly a few months ago things started getting a little bit better, he hasn’t reached his potential again but he’s started enjoying the sport,” Sobrino said.

“Looking at the prospects of Rio and looking at him and the way he’s progressed in the last month it would be a good idea just to hold it (retirement) back. I want him to have a long break and (let his elbow) get better and keep training hard in the gym away from the pool and think about it.”

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Melbourne shivers through coldest morning of year

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Melbourne has recorded its coldest morning in 16 years.
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The Bureau of Meteorology recorded a chilly 2.4 degrees at 6am before the mercury plummeted further to 1.4 at 7.33am.

Senior forecaster Richard Carlyon said the last time Melbourne was this cold was in June 1998, which also recorded a low of 1.4 degrees.

But despite the frosty start to Sunday, the overnight temperature had not set any records, he said.

Mr Carlyon said the coldest temperatures recorded in Melbourne were set in the 1800s, when the city was “surrounded by paddocks and had no buildings to trap the heat in”.

The lowest overnight temperature in Melbourne’s history was recorded on July 21, 1869, where the mercury dropped to a freezing -2.8 degrees.

“We haven’t seen a negative in Melbourne city since 1984, which was the last sub-zero morning in Melbourne,” he said.

Temperatures at Essendon Airport plummeted to -1.7 this morning, and Viewbank residents shivered through 1.2 degrees.

State-wide, Ballarat hovered at -4.6 about 2.40am, and Bendigo recorded -4 overnight.

The coldest areas in Victoria were Omeo in the state’s north-east, which saw the mercury plummet to -7.6, and Mount Hotham, where the lowest temperature was -8.7.

Despite the well-below-freezing conditions, no snow fell overnight, Mr Carlyon said.

“These were good snow-making conditions in the Alps, but because we had no rainfall, there was no precipitation,” he said.

The frosty start continues this weekend’s wintry chill, which has seen hail in the city and substantial snowfall elsewhere.

Temperatures on Friday night hovered around five degrees after what was recorded as the coldest August day in almost six years, with the most widespread snowfall in over 25 years.

Mr Carlyon said Melburnians will face another cold morning on Monday.

“We will probably have another cold morning tomorrow, where light winds and clear skies will bring similar temperatures to this morning,” he said.

He said it was not unusual to get frost at this time of the year, and the bureau had released a frost warning for the state on Monday.

Sunday’s early chill in Melbourne will be followed by a predicted sunny day with a maximum of 14 degrees.

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Sydney Roosters vanquish St George Illawarra Dragons in superhero stoush

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Over he goes: Roosters rookie Nene Macdonald evades Josh Dugan to score in the corner. Photo: Getty ImagesRoosters 30 St George Illawarra 22
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Captain America, the comic book hero, has squared off against many adversaries in his fight for justice and liberty.

On Saturday night the Roosters, the NRL team, sporting their promotional Captain America jerseys, kept their premiership defence fight alive with a 30-22 win against a willing adversary in St George Illawarra.

In a game where both teams lacked cohesion and attacking options, the Roosters got the better of a spirited Dragons outfit to move inside the top four with a five-tries-to-three win.

By no means was it a win that would fill Roosters coach Trent Robinson with a lot of confidence.

The big positive was the successful return of Origin centre Michael Jennings.

It was just like riding a bike for Jennings on his return from injury as he was involved in both of the Roosters’ tries in the first half.

He crossed for the opening try of the game after eight minutes from a James Maloney bomb.

He then was part of a slick backline move that was finished off by Nene Macdonald to give the Roosters the half-time lead.

His attacking brilliance was the highlight of the Roosters attack that lacked an X-factor and was one-dimensional at times without the injured Sonny Bill Williams.

The Dragons took advantage of the Roosters’ sloppy first half and dominated possession despite running into the wind and were rewarded with two tries.

Brett Morris was gifted a four-pointer after Roger Tuivasa-Sheck fumbled a Gareth Widdop kick to open the scoring.

Widdop then supplied the pass for the second try as Joel Thompson strolled through some uncharacteristic poor defence from the Roosters to take the lead.

The Dragons were helped by a fortunate quick tap call that allowed Brett Morris to split the Roosters defence and it never recovered.

Unfortunately the joint venture could not replicate their iron man-themed jerseys for long enough periods and were caught swapping the hard yards for sideways attack far too often.

The Roosters took full advantage.

And despite wearing the Captain America strip, the Roosters did their best superman impression by coming out of the dressing shed a different team.

It was a superhero stretch from Aidan Guerra that opened the scoring for the tri-colours early in the second half.

The Queensland back-rower twisted, turned and somehow managed to get the ball down on the try line under all sorts of pressure to extend the lead to eight.

It was fitting Jennings scored the try that put the game to bed with his second try off another Maloney kick, pushing the home team out by 14 points.

Not even a Benji Marshall special solo try was enough for the Dragons to mount a comeback and it was Jake Friend who put the icing on the cake with a well-deserved try after again topping the tackle count.

Josh Dugan, whose battle with Jennings was a highlight of the night, crossed for a consolation try to close the winning margin to eight.

Despite their 10th loss of the year and potentially dropping as low as 13th at the completion of the round, finals footy is not out of the equation for the Dragons.

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Commonwealth Games Day 10: How it happened for the Aussies

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Commonwealth Games 2014 Full CoverageMeet Australia’s regional Commonwealth Games competitorsNational message wall: Cheer on your regional competitors7.47am: They’ve done it again. The never-say-die Australia’s women’s hockey team, the Hockeyroos, notched up a third consecutive Commonwealth gold after a nail-biting finish. Jodie Kenny levelled scores for Australia at 1-1 with only fifteen seconds remaining in the match before the Hockeyroos snatched a 3-1 from England on penalties.
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Celebration time: the Hockeyroos jubilant after Madonna Blyth scores the winning goal. Photo: Getty Images

6.38am:Joe Goodall, the first Australian to challenge for a Commonwealth Games super heavyweight gold, has been beaten by classy Englishman Joe Joyce in the final bout of the boxing tournament.

Aussie @Glasgow2014 boxing medallists Joe Goodall silver; and @shelleywatts87 & @Andrewmoloney52 gold #teamAUS2014pic.twitter南京夜网/g81Y2qCaZt

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6.23am:They might have been outsized and outmuscled, but the Diamonds overcame Jamaica on Saturday and set up a Commonwealth Games netball final against New Zealand.

6.09am: In time, Shelley Watts may become to Australian boxing what Annette Kellerman was to swimming and Phyllis O’Donnell was to surfing: an original whose name will forever be linked with her sport’s professional origins. There have been other Australian female boxers of note, but there will never be another first Australian female gold medallist. Watts has that for good.

5.46am: It was a loss and silver medals for the Australian table tennis duo of Miao Miao and Jian Lay fell11-5, 8-11, 11-8, 11-5 to Singapore’s Tianwei Feng and Mengyu Yu in Saturday’s gold medal match on the final day of table tennis competition at Glasgow’s Scotstoun Sports Complex.

Miao Miao and Jian Fang Lay won a set in their gold medal match. Photo: James Brickwood

5.24am:Victorian southpawAndrew Moloney has impressed everyone with his discipline and control in the ring and needed all of his smarts to take the flyweight gold medal after a torrid bout with Pakistan’s Muhammad Waseem.

Victorian mollydooker Andrew Maloney, a superb technician, won two of the three rounds. Photo: James Brickwood

5.07am:Canberra’s Andrew Charter will chase his first Commonwealth Games gold medal late on Sunday (AEST)after the Kookaburras beat England in Saturday’s semi-final.

Canberra’s Andrew Charter is now the Kookaburra’s No.1 shot-stopper. Photo: Grant Treeby

The one word you need to learn to say

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David Rock spends a lot of time thinking about how we can best use our mental energy.

As director of the Australian NeuroLeadership Institute and author of Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus and Working Smarter All Day Long, he not only keeps abreast of related research, he also talks to workers about how they use their minds on the job.

“One of the questions I ask people is how much quality thinking time they get each day,” he says. “I define quality thinking time as being able to focus deeply and achieve what you set out to achieve in the time you expect.

“The number continues to decrease as I ask people. It’s not 20 or 10 or even five hours. For a lot of people it’s a couple of hours a week, if that. The downside of technology is that it’s getting harder and harder to focus.”

Part of the problem is that we are now bombarded with information.

Two researchers from the University of California San Diego, Roger Bohn and James Short, found that the amount of information – text, spreadsheet data, moving images and music – consumed per capita by Americans increased by 60 per cent between 1980 and 2008, from 7.4 hours a day to 11.8. Shockingly, these figures exclude working hours.

While information is generally useful, we also need space from it for our own thinking.”Your ability to make great decisions is a limited resource,” says Rock in Your Brain at Work. “This means not thinking when you don’t have to, and becoming disciplined about not paying attention to non-urgent tasks.”

So what is this magical skill you need to think clearly in our hyper-connected, information-glutted society?

The ability to say no.

Given that we have a finite amount of time and energy, learning when to say no will help you spend the maximum amount of both of these precious resources on activities that will help you get ahead. It will help you block out everyday distractions, keep you on track to reach your real goals, and help you develop the skills most important for your work. Here are some practical hints:

Avoid thinking during seemingly inconsequential periods. Take, for instance, your commute. Many of us find that prime time for multitasking: why not squeeze a podcast in, or write a few emails? But Rock says rest is important to fuel our creativity and suggests you just take in the scenery.

Don’t toggle your attention. Turn off your smartphone during a meeting instead of idly checking to see what emails have come in. “Once you open your email program and notice messages from people you know, it’s so much harder to stop yourself from reading them,” Rock writes. Your brain will start expending energy in one direction, and you’ll waste more energy snapping your attention back to the matter at hand.

Don’t accept unwanted emails. After getting too many emails from publicists, I spent two hours going through my inbox and unsubscribing from all the emails that I didn’t want or need, and creating filters for the most irrelevant public relations emails I received so that those now go straight to my trash. It was one big session of saying, “No, I don’t need that now or in the future.” I noticed an immediate reduction in the amount of distraction and mental crowding that email was bringing into my life.

Don’t let the outside world interrupt your rest. Institute a no-gadgets rule at night. I won’t have my phone or any other electronic device in my bedroom during sleeping hours. I have a separate alarm clock and read books instead of my smartphone. Once I implemented this rule, I immediately noticed the quality of my sleep improved.

Don’t do work inessential to your main duties.

When a task comes your way, ask yourself if it will get you ahead on your main responsibilities. If not, consider whether it needs to be done at all, or whether you’re the best person to be working on it. If you are part of a team, delegate it instead.

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Sydney wakes up to coldest morning in four years

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Rug up: A chilly start to August means gloves and scarves are still a must. Photo: Jonathan Carroll Snow fall on Govetts Leap Road at Blackheath on Friday night. Photo: Rose Powell
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If you thought it was particularly cold when you got out of bed this morning, you were right.

Sydney will wake up to its coldest morning in four years today, reaching a low of 5.5 degrees.

It’s a chilly start to the day after a surprisingly warm week, which hosted the warmest three consecutive days in any July for the city, topped off with a balmy 25 degrees on Thursday.

Brett Dutschke, senior meteorologist with Weatherzone, said gloves and scarves would be a must for some this morning.

“It’s the coldest morning in four years but it’s also the coldest August morning in 6 years,” he said.

“There is also still a bit of a gentle breeze, which will make it feel as cold as the temperature suggests.”

Sunday is likely to reach a maximum of 17 degrees and should become reasonably comfortable as winds gradually drop off during the day.

Heading into the week the colder mornings are set to continue through until at least Thursday.

“The first half of August is going to be quite cool, as we will still have a few chilly nights and mornings and we are not going to get many days where we hit 20 degrees,” Mr Dutschke said.

However he said the latter half of the month would see temperatures warm up noticably.

Snowfall in the Blue Mountains kicked off the chilly start to the month with heavy snow around Mount Victoria and Medlow Bath.

Canberra is experiencing an even colder start to Sunday, reaching a low of -3.2 at 8am.

Weatherzone is owned by Fairfax Media, publisher of this website.

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Welcome to boxing, where everyone believes they’ve won

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When it comes to elite sport, the harsh truth is that there can only be one winner. Except in boxing, where almost every fighter in every bout thinks they’ve won. It’s a tradition.
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There was barely a fight in the gold medal rounds of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games where both athletes didn’t throw their hands into the air, high on the ecstasy of impending victory, when the final bell rang.

As a general rule, the charade must continue right up until the judges’ decision is revealed and a wrapped hand is held aloft. For the winner, the celebrations can start. Time to climb the ropes and salute the crowd.

For the loser, anything goes. This is the ‘Friendly Games’ but boxing has always been different. People that spend their life punching other people in the face don’t always greet defeat with the same diplomacy as a table tennis player, or a lawn bowler.

Boxing does lunatic incredibly well and even in the amateur ranks, the cannons can be rather loose and the reactions to a loss not fit for discussion at the dinner table.

When Australian Andrew Moloney took the flyweight gold in a unanimous points decision over Muhammad Waseem, the Pakistani was furious. He shook his head in disagreement before letting fly with a gold-medal spray of his own to waiting journalists.

“”F*@king crazy f&#k. He cheating. The referee, the judges they’re all cheating. Not happy with silver. Lying, f*#king cheating.” What could he possibly be getting at?

It wasn’t just the men, either. Northern Ireland’s Michaela Walsh couldn’t believe her ears when she lost the opening bout of the night to England’s Olympic champion, Nicola Adams. She screamed ‘No, No!” when the verdict was announced, before going on to say she was going to spray paint her silver medal gold, such was the injustice.

“In my heart I have got the gold medal. I do believe I was cheated but that’s boxing for you,” Walsh said. “I know I have got a silver around my neck but I want to spray-paint it gold, because I do believe that fight was mine.”

The previous day, Scotland’s Reece McFadden had set the bar fairly highly when he lost to cool and calm Moloney, who seems to have have had a hand in a few of the more outrageous moments of the boxing tournament.

McFadden simply said all of the officials were corrupt and the result was flat-out larceny, even if he qualified it by suggesting the robbery was on the minor end of the scale.

“That’s what happens in boxing – it’s corrupt. Everyone knows it is corrupt and I’ve been robbed quite a few times. That wasn’t a big robbery there but I still thought I did enough to win,” McFadden said.

It wasn’t all bad. Northern Ireland’s Joe Fitzpatrick took the radical step of suggesting he just wasn’t good enough on the night after a defeat to hometown hero, Scotland’s Charlie Flynn.

“My tactics were all wrong. I’ll get him again and I know for a fact that I’ll beat him. For a fact. He won the fight no problem but that wasn’t even me in that ring there. I’m well better than that and I don’t know what was wrong with me,” Fitzpatrick said.

He’ll learn.

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