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Giro Rosa won by Australian team Mitchelton-Scott

Dutch star van Vleuten claimed overall titleAustralian Amanda Spratt finished third overallAustralian team Mitchelton-Scott are celebrating victory in the most prestigious race on the women’s road cycling tour calendar, the Giro Rosa, in Italy.The team…

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David Warner hits first half century since return to cricket

Australian opener makes 55 in Global T20 winWinnipeg beat Edmonton by seven wicketsA captain’s knock from David Warner help extend Winnipeg’s campaign at the Global T20 in Canada. The opener’s 55, coupled with an unbeaten 65 from fellow Australian Ben …

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A-League to borrow NRL’s bunker idea for VAR next season

FFA confirms VAR will continue to be used in AustraliaSydney FC and Adelaide to kick off new seasonFootball Federation Australia is taking a leaf from the NRL’s book for the A-League, creating a centralised bunker facility for the Video Assistant Refer…

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Illness forces Michael Matthews out of Tour de France

Last year’s green jersey winner suffering from feverRichie Porte edges up to 12th spot in general classificationAustralia’s Michael Matthews has been forced to quit the Tour de France due to illness. The Sunweb rider, last year’s green point jersey win…

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Billy Slater bids farewell to State of Origin as Queensland win

Queensland Maroons 18-12 New South Wales BluesDaly Cherry-Evans scores on return to Origin arenaGoodbye Billy. And welcome back Daly. Queensland have provided one final highlight for Billy Slater, downing NSW 18-12 in State of Origin III in Brisbane to…

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Alison Mitchell becomes first female voice in Australian Test cricket for 35 years

British commentator signed up by Channel SevenHired because ‘she’s very good at her job’Channel Seven’s head of cricket David Barham regards the introduction of a female voice of summer as long overdue, but the signing of Alison Mitchell has nothing to…

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NSW on brink of State of Origin greatness, says Brad Fittler

Blues looking to complete clean sweep in Game 3Only seven teams have claimed a 3-0 series winNSW coach Brad Fittler will consider his inexperienced Blues among the greatest teams in State of Origin history if they complete a clean sweep on Wednesday. O…

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Fernando Torres set to snub A-League in favour of MLS move

Former Spain international wanted improved offerFFA believed they were in with a genuine shot at luring starFootball Federation Australia’s hopes of luring Fernando Torres to the A-League are set to be dashed as the Spanish striker prepares to announce…

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Australia’s rise up T20 rankings stalled by defeat to Pakistan

Pakistan win tri-series final in Harare by six wicketsParkistan record highest successful run-chase in T20IsAustralia good run of Twenty20 form was ended by a red-hot Pakistan who won their tri-series final in Zimbabwe by six wickets. Aaron Finch’s tea…

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‘He kind of gave up’: Kyrgios blames ‘panic’ for listless loss to Nishikori

Kei Nishikori def Nick Kyrgios 6-1, 7-6, 6-4Andrew Castle claimed Kyrgios ‘surrendered’A crestfallen Nick Kyrgios is blaming stage fright for his shocking third-round exit from Wimbledon. Completing a miserable day for Australia at The All England Club…

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Sydney FC chase Spanish legend as marquees head overseas

Bobo and Adrian set to depart A-League premiersCoach Steve Corica identifies “exciting targets”Sydney FC are on the hunt for ex-Spain striker Fernando Torres after they confirmed the departures of marquee striker Bobo and Johnny Warren Medallist Adrian…

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Australia issues joint apology with Philippines for basketball brawl

‘Actions displayed have no place on any basketball court’Chris Goulding says he just tried to ‘protect his head’The basketball federations of Australia and the Philippines have issued a joint apology for Monday’s disturbing brawl, but it is unlikely to…

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NBA may react badly to Philippines brawl, says Australia coach

Andrej Lemanis concerned over future release of playersBoomers arrive back home after ‘interesting 48 hours’Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis fears the ugly scenes in the Philippines will make it harder to call on Australian NBA stars for international duty…

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Surfing great Kelly Slater to end career in 2019

American to call time at end of next year’s world tourJoel Parkinson has also announced he intends to retireSurfing legend Kelly Slater will end his glittering career after the 2019 world tour. The 11-times world champion made the announcement at the W…

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Billy Stanlake blitz sets up easy Australia T20 win over Pakistan

Pakistan 116; Australia 117-1 | Australia win by nine wicketsAaron Finch hits quickfire 68 after fast bowler’s 4-8 Australia cantered to a nine-wicket Twenty20 victory over Pakistan thanks to brilliant performances from fast bowler Billy Stanlake and c…

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Dockers suffer key injuries as underdogs snatch rare AFL win

Fremantle 9.10 (64) lose to Brisbane 18.11 (119)Melbourne 18.9 (117) lose to St Kilda 18.11 (119)Essendon 19.11 (125) beat North Melbourne 16.12 (108)Fremantle have lost star duo Nat Fyfe and Aaron Sandilands to injury as Brisbane overcame their openin…

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Caitlin Bassett helps Lightning edge Super Netball thriller

Lightning 58-57 FirebirdsGiants 63-44 ThunderbirdsA last-second goal from Caitlin Bassett has given Sunshine Coast Lightning a dramatic 58-57 Super Netball win over local rivals Queensland Firebirds on Sunday.One week after nailing a late goal to secur…

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Kalyn Ponga in doubt for State of Origin after injury in Knights’ defeat

Newcastle 16-36 CanterburyPenrith 10-18 ManlyNewcastle sensation Kalyn Ponga has suffered a worrying hamstring injury and is racing the clock to be fit for State of Origin II following the Knights’ 36-16 NRL loss to Canterbury on Saturday. Related: Aar…

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Bernard Tomic gets Wimbledon reprieve and could face Nick Kyrgios

All-Australian match may eventuate in third roundTomic handed ‘lucky loser’ entry for year’s third majorBernard Tomic has emerged as a huge threat to Nick Kyrgios’s title hopes after gaining a Wimbledon lifeline.Tomic could face Kyrgios in a third-roun…

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Returning David Warner denies talk of rift with Steve Smith

Warner dismissed for just one on return to cricket in Canada‘We’re good mates,’ Warner says of former Australia captainDavid Warner has hit out at critics who suggest he should have been banned from all forms of cricket while pouring cold water on rumo…