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Wallaroos thrash Japan to secure comfortable rugby Test series win

Australia beat Japan 46-3 at North Sydney OvalCaptain and No 8 Grace Hamilton scores hat-trick Australia completed a predictable series sweep of Japan, winning the second and final rugby Test by an emphatic margin in Sydney. The Wallaroos backed up the…

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Wallaroos thrash Japan to secure comfortable rugby Test series win

Australia beat Japan 46-3 at North Sydney OvalCaptain and No 8 Grace Hamilton scores hat-trick Australia completed a predictable series sweep of Japan, winning the second and final rugby Test by an emphatic margin in Sydney. The Wallaroos backed up the…

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Mack Horton backed to regain form as Sun Yang showdown pulls into view

Olympic champion underwhelmed in trialsAustralian on course to meet Chinese rival in GwangjuThe signs are good that Olympic champion Mack Horton will overcome underwhelming trials form and regain his mojo at this week’s world swimming titles in South K…

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Socceroos to meet familiar foes on path to fifth straight World Cup

Australia drawn with Jordan, Taipei, Kuwait and NepalTop two from Group B advance to final qualifying roundAustralia have drawn Nepal, Jordan, Taiwan and Kuwait in the second stage of Asian qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The Socceroos are …

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Socceroos to meet familiar foes on path to fifth straight World Cup

Australia drawn with Jordan, Taipei, Kuwait and NepalTop two from Group B advance to final qualifying roundAustralia have drawn Nepal, Jordan, Taiwan and Kuwait in the second stage of Asian qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The Socceroos are …

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Socceroos to meet familiar foes on path to fifth straight World Cup

Australia drawn with Jordan, Taipei, Kuwait and NepalTop two from Group B advance to final qualifying roundAustralia have drawn Nepal, Jordan, Taiwan and Kuwait in the second stage of Asian qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The Socceroos are …

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Young Richmond player Jack Higgins in hospital with brain bleed

20-year-old has had headaches since SundayPlayer ‘in good spirits’ as he receives treatmentRichmond player Jack Higgins is in hospital after being diagnosed with bleeding on his brain.According to media reports, the cause is unknown and the AFL club wi…

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Young Richmond player Jack Higgins in hospital with brain bleed

20-year-old has had headaches since SundayPlayer ‘in good spirits’ as he receives treatmentRichmond player Jack Higgins is in hospital after being diagnosed with bleeding on his brain.According to media reports, the cause is unknown and the AFL club wi…

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Ben Simmons becomes Australia’s richest athlete with huge 76ers deal

Contract extension worth $US170m ($A242m)All-Star to stay in Philadelphia for five yearsBen Simmons has agreed to a $A242m contract extension with the Philadelphia 76ers in the richest deal by an Australian athlete.But doubt still hangs over whether th…

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Crusaders coach Scott Robertson on All Blacks coach shortlist

Steve Hansen will step down after World Cup in JapanOther leading candidate likely to be Ian FosterChampion Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has confirmed he wants to succeed Steve Hansen as All Blacks mentor and is buoyant about his chances. The man wh…

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Queensland dealt injury blow with Matt Gillett ruled out of State of Origin decider

Maroons back-rower fails to overcome groin injuryDavid Fifita is set to be promoted to starting line-up Queensland back-rower Matt Gillett has been ruled out of Wednesday’s State of Origin series decider in a significant blow to the embattled Maroons. …

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Geelong star Patrick Dangerfield happy to give brain to concussion research

AFLPA president “all for” donating organs‘You can’t take them with you when you’re gone’AFL Players Association president Patrick Dangerfield is all for donating his brain to post-mortem concussion research after last month the disease CTE was found in…

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Mitchell Marsh and Matthew Wade primed to step in for World Cup semi-final

Pair ready to cover for Usman Khawaja and Marcus StoinisKhawaja looks most likely to miss out on England clashMitch Marsh and Matthew Wade are set to be rushed into Australia’s World Cup squad if Usman Khawaja and Marcus Stoinis fail to prove their fit…

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Horror net session rules out Shaun Marsh and hurts Glenn Maxwell

Short Pat Cummins delivery breaks Marsh’s wrist Maxwell will be monitored before South Africa gamePeter Handscomb could be jettisoned into Australia’s team to face South Africa after Shaun Marsh was ruled out of the World Cup and Glenn Maxwell injured …

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David Pocock closing on Wallabies return with Rugby World Cup in sight

Flanker could play role in Rugby ChampionshipCalf injury forced 31-year-old’s Super Rugby retirementWallabies coach Michael Cheika has backed injured flanker David Pocock to play a part in the Rugby Championship and prove his readiness for the World Cu…

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Souths defend George Burgess’s reputation after nine-game NRL ban for eye gouge

Rabbitohs player ruled out for rest of season‘It’s a tragedy for George,’ says club’s general manager The fate of George Burgess’ career at South Sydney now sits in the hands of his teammates after being handed a nine-game NRL ban for an eye gouge. The…

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Nick Kyrgios wins volatile Wimbledon five-set duel with Jordan Thompson

Kyrgios wins bad-tempered match 7-6 (4), 3-6, 7-6 (10), 0-6, 6-1Australian could face Rafael Nadal in second round at SW19Nick Kyrgios remains in line for a second-round blockbuster meeting with Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, but only after coming through …

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A-League clubs to take control of competition in new deal with FFA

Impasse over independently-run A-League has been brokenNew entity to manage the A-League and W-LeagueAn impasse over creating an independently-run A-League has been broken with Football Federation Australia (FFA) to soon cede control to clubs. A new en…

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A-League clubs to take control of competition in new deal with FFA

Impasse over independently-run A-League has been brokenNew entity to manage the A-League and W-LeagueAn impasse over creating an independently-run A-League has been broken with Football Federation Australia (FFA) to soon cede control to clubs. A new en…

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Corey Norman named in new look Queensland team for State of Origin III

Corey Norman and Christian Welch to make their State of Origin debutsNew look forward pack with return of Joe OfahengaueInjury-hit Queensland have named Corey Norman and Christian Welch to make their State of Origin debut in July 10’s series decider in…