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  • 23 May
    WHERE CRONULLAS AND WESTERN BULLDOGS DROUGHTS RANK IN AUSTRALIAN SPORTING HISTORY:1. North Sydney, NRL, 77 years (1922-1999)The Bears never got to enjoy the sweet taste of victory at the end of their 77-year drought. Instead, they faced an ill-fated merger with Manly and then extinction. They reached just one more grand final in 1952, where they lost 26-12 to South Sydney, and were beaten in another three preliminary finals in their last six years.2. Sydney Swans, AFL, 72 years (1933-2005)The Swans changed their identity and state between their third and fourth premierships. But South Melbourne fans finally had something to cheer about again when Leo Barry leaped high above a pack of West Coast forwards to win the 2005 decider by four points, and end the longest drought in AFL history.3. St Kilda, AFL, 69 years (1897-1966)If anyone knows how Cronulla fans are feeling heading into this weekend, its the St Kilda faithful. The Saints hold the unwanted record for the longest wait for a clubs first major title in Australian sport, being forced to watch on for 69 years before they finally claimed the flag.4. Queensland, Sheffield Shield, 63 seasons (1926-27 - 1994-95)Queensland finished runners-up 12 times between 1957 and 1994. But a maiden Shield title eluded them until Matthew Hayden, Allan Border, Martin Love, Stuart Law and Jimmy Maher amassed 664 in the first innings of 1994-95 Shield final against South Australia to finally claim the title.5. Western Bulldogs, AFL, 62 years (1954-present)The Dogs hold the longest current drought in any major Australian competition. Its been 62 years since Charlie Sutton lifted the VFL trophy for Footscray in 1954. Premiership successes aside, the club has only made one other grand final in their 82-year history, a loss to Hawthorn in 1961.6. Melbourne Demons, AFL, 52 years (1964-present)The Demons werent short of success in their early years, but that has since deserted them. Bridesmaids in 1988 and 2000, Melbourne fans have now been waiting 52 years to again taste premiership success ... and given they havent been in the finals since 2006, they could be waiting a while longer yet.7. Fitzroy, AFL, 52 years (1944-1996)Much like North Sydneys drought in the NRL, Fitzroy fans never saw their team taste success again after their last title in 1944. A shambles by the end of their existence, supporters were given some reprieve when their merger with Brisbane bore fruit and the Lions won the title in 2001.8. St Kilda, AFL, 50 years (1966-present)The only club to appear twice on this list. As if the 69-year wait for their first title wasnt bad enough, Saints fans are still waiting for any further success. The club has now reached six grand finals - most recently in 2010 - but have not lifted flag since their only title in 1966.9. North Melbourne, AFL, 50 years (1925-1975)In a feat Cronulla will aim to repeat in Sundays NRL grand final, the Kangaroos finally claimed their elusive first title in their 50th year. Reaching just one decider in their first 48 seasons, North Melbourne played five in a row between 1974 and 1978, winning two, and losing the other three.10. Cronulla, NRL, 49 years (1967-present)No professional Australian rugby league team has been forced to wait until their 50th year for their first premiership. The Sharks have had their chances though. They lost the 1973 and 1997 deciders, and even took the 1978 grand final to a replay after drawing with Manly. Yet they still have nothing to show for it. Sunday is their best chance to change that. Air Max 90 Australia Cheap . The parade and rally were held to celebrate the Saskatchewan Roughriders 45-23 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday in the CFLs championship game. Discount Air Max 90 Australia . 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We lost the first game due to (SMU) being tougher than us down the stretch. We came in the second half and it was now or never.Now won out.Young scored a career-high 30 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Pittsburgh to a 78-75 victory over Marquette on Friday in the third-place game of the 2K Classic Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project.Young, a senior forward whose previous career-high was 27 points as a sophomore against Chaminade, brought the Panthers (3-1) back from that 15-point deficit and he did it almost by himself.With Marquette (2-2) leading 59-49 with 13:51 to play, the 6-foot-9 Young scored the games next 10 points, almost all on inside baskets.Back up against the wall, you just got to fight, Young said. Me being a senior, Jamel being a senior, just going into the game I told him its now or never. After the second half we cant get this game back. We cant get no more games back. Every game our senior year matters. Just to give it my all and just really be aggressive and kind of lead my team.First-year Pitt coach Kevin Stallings said of Young: He can carry us and he does.From the 59-all tie with 10:36 to play there would be four lead changes and three ties. Pitt took the lead for good on a free throw by Jamel Artis with 1:03 left and he added two more free throws with 5.6 seconds left for the final margin.It was awesome, Artis said of Youngs run. Me and him, we got to be the load every night, bring the energy offensively and defensively. To watch him go out there make his 10-0 run was awesome for us because we needed it at the time.Andrew Rowseys 3-pointer at the buzzer bounced off the rim.Artis finished with 21 points and seven rebounds for the Panthers while Chris Jones added 13 points.Rowsey, who came into the game with a total of two points on the season, had 20 for the Golden Eagles, while Duane Wilson and Sam Hauser had 11 each..ddddddddddddhe Golden Eagles closed the first half on a 14-6 run to take a 44-33 lead and then scored the first four points of the second half for the games biggest lead.. .You cant have 50-point halves scored against you and win in college basketball, Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski said. You never have been able to and you never will be able to. We had two halves of basketball, one in each game where we gave up essentially 50 points. Give credit to the team we played but our defense has to improve.BIG PICTUREPittsburgh: The Panthers bounced back from a 76-67 loss to SMU in the opening round. ... Stallings has seemed to fit in well with a veteran team recruited by Jamie Dixon. ...The Panthers averaged 86.3 points over their first three games and with Young averaging 22 and Artis 19, the two accounted for 48 percent of the teams points.Marquette: The Golden Eagles were blown out 79-61 by Michigan in the opening round. ... Marquette is having a hard time filling the void in the middle after freshman Henry Ellenson left after his freshman year for the NBA.OLD FOESPittsburgh and Marquette were members of the Big East together for eight seasons until the Panthers left for the Atlantic Coast Conference. The all-time series is tied 9-9 as Marquette had a three-game winning streak against the Panthers snapped.ROUSING ROWSEYRowsey came into the game having made 1 of 7 from the field, including missing five 3-point attempts in the first three games. He was 5 for 12 from the field Friday and e was 3 of 7 from behind the arc.Rowsey was kind of the guy who was creating a lot of offense so we wanted the ball in his hands at the end of the game, Wojciechowski said. We got the ball to the rim. We got a wide open shot. We just didnt make it.UP NEXT:Pittsburgh: The Panthers head home for games with Yale and Morehead State before facing Maryland in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.Marquette: The Warriors are home for three games against IUPUI, Houston Baptist and Western Carolina. ' ' '