Our Sporting Life SA produced its top 10 highlights in 2014 (in no particular order)
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1. AFL footballs’ return match at Adelaide Oval
Round two of the 2014 AFL season saw the inaugural SA Showdown between the and the Crows on March 29, 2014 at a reopened Adelaide Oval.
An amazing and loud 50,397 the Power collect first bragging rights, securing a massive nine-goal triumph.
The result mirrored the season in many ways for both clubs.
2. Anna Meares’
South Australian basketball star Abby Bishop has a unique story.
This talented sportsperson made a courageous and life-changing decision 16 months ago, taking custody of her older sister Chloe’s baby girl, Zala, two days after she was born.
"My sister wasn't very well and Zala was going to have to go into foster care," Bishop explained
"Although they do such a wonderful job, I wanted Zala to stay in the family.
Bishop knows the time as a ‘single mum’ has been strenuous and
Adelaide 36ers 90 (Gibson 17, Wilson 16, Motum 17, Petrie 17)
Cairns Taipans 86 (Craig 28, Tragardh 18, Wilbekin 11)
Crowd: 4,798 at Adelaide Arena
The Adelaide 36ers defeated Cairns Taipans by four points at Adelaide Arena.
The 36ers have won their past two from three games which is pleasing for coach Joey Wright.
"Tonight is a good example of how we can play and still win a basketball game against one of the better teams in the league," Wright explains.
"When you get
Morphettville Parks preview, Saturday, December 20
House of Wax could prove a value chance in the Jim’s Cleaning Handicap (14400m) at Morphettville Parks on Saturday, December 20.
The Jon O’Connor-trained four-year-old has been quoted at $10 in early markets and represents good each-way prospects in the final event of the day.
House of Wax looked a little unlucky when a two length second to Rewind Time over 1408 metres at Balaklava on December 3 at his most recent start.
Lauren Jackson will play her comeback game tonight at the Adelaide Arena court when her University of Canberra Capitals take on Adelaide Lightning.
Its been 11 months since Jackson last played and the Womens Most Successful Australian Basketballer admits she is nervous but excited about returning and will play a limited minutes role in her comeback.
"I'm really nervous, its been 11 months I've been off the court and I haven't really done much training on the court at all
Adelaide’s own Kristen Veal will play her 350th WNBL game tonight at Adelaide Arena.
The Canberra Capitals player will play her first game since injury on November 29.
Veal was part of the WNBL All Star five back in 2003.
The 33 year old was a former Norwood Flames junior and progressed through the Australian Institute of Sport where she was a part of the winning WNBL championship team in 1997/98.
"It's exciting actually, I want to get to the game and get to the end of it