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Plans to stage 2021 Australian Open in Melbourne remain despite Covid-19 rise

Tournament will not be moved, says Craig TileyContingency plans in place for six different scenarios The 2021 Australian Open will proceed in Melbourne – and Melbourne only – despite Victoria’s alarming Covid-19 spike. Victoria on Friday reported anoth…

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Condensed A-League season to hold a match nearly every day for a month

Fixture list confirmed for season restart on 16 JulyVenues for Victorian home games yet to be decidedA-League clubs know when they will be playing their remaining games of the 2019-20 season but several matches are yet to have a confirmed venue.The sch…

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Robbie Fowler’s A-League career ends as coach and Brisbane part ways

Liverpool great will not return for resumption of seasonAssistant Tony Grant also leaves clubRobbie Fowler’s time as Brisbane Roar coach is over, with the Liverpool great and the A-League club severing ties.Fowler’s future has been in doubt since he re…

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‘Disrespectful’: Australia disappointed by English snub in Women’s World Cup bid

FA voted as a Uefa block for rival Colombian bid‘I actually don’t find it very funny,’ says FFA chiefThe English FA’s decision to snub the trans-Tasman Women’s World Cup bid has been labelled disrespectful by FFA chief executive James Johnson.Despite s…

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‘We know their addresses’: Victorian fans banned from attending NRL and AFL games in NSW

Supporters asked to bring ID to stadiums to prove residencyMove comes amid concern over rise in Covid-19 cases NRL fans will have to show their drivers licences at stadium gates in NSW as part of biosecurity measures in order to keep travelling Victori…

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All Blacks confirm plans for cross-code rugby blockbuster against Kangaroos

Union to meet league in hybrid game later this yearDetails of number of players and rules yet to be clarifiedNew Zealand Rugby has confirmed talks are under way to stage a cross-code match between the All Blacks and the Kangaroos.NZR chief executive Ma…

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Tom Trbojevic hurt as Manly hold on for gutsy NRL win over Canberra

Canberra Raiders 6-14 Manly Sea EaglesTrbojevic and Dylan Walker both pick up knocksTom Trbojevic’s troublesome hamstring let him down again, with the Dally M Medal leader limping from the field in Manly’s gutsy 14-6 NRL win over Canberra. Trbojevic an…

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Tom Trbojevic hurt as Manly hold on for gutsy NRL win over Canberra

Canberra Raiders 6-14 Manly Sea EaglesTrbojevic and Dylan Walker both pick up knocksTom Trbojevic’s troublesome hamstring let him down again, with the Dally M Medal leader limping from the field in Manly’s gutsy 14-6 NRL win over Canberra. Trbojevic an…

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Red hot Suns stage total eclipse of the Crows to break AFL hoodoo

Gold Coast Suns 12.10 (82) beat Adelaide Crows 4.5 (29)Matt Rowell has 20 disposals, 10 tackles and two goalsMatt Rowell starred again as Gold Coast shattered an AFL hoodoo in style, thumping Adelaide to continue their remarkable form since the competi…

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‘Disgusting discrimination’: Dylan Alcott blasts US Open over omission

Wheelchair tennis left out of 2020 grand slam‘Players weren’t consulted,’ says two time championAustralia’s Dylan Alcott has slammed US Open tennis organisers, accusing them of “disgusting discrimination” for planning this year’s coronavirus-compromise…

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Cricket Australia appoint Nick Hockley as interim replacement for CEO Kevin Roberts

Roberts resigns after 17 months at helmCA begins search for a permanent CEO to fill roleCricket Australia has appointed Nick Hockley, chief executive of the Twenty20 World Cup, to replace Kevin Roberts as its new boss. CA chairman Earl Eddings announce…

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Rugby Australia assembles big-hitters to help World Cup 2027 bid

Former prime minister John Howard among seven on boardAustralia has not hosted tournament since 2003Rugby Australia’s new chairman Hamish McLennan has unveiled a formidable advisory board to oversee the bid to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup.Chaired by h…

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Parramatta Eels remain unbeaten in their best start to an NRL season since 1986

Parramatta Eels 16-10 Penrith PanthersNew Zealand Warriors 37-26 North Queensland CowboysParramatta fans can officially start dreaming of a breakthrough premiership after equalling their best start to a season since their most recent title triumph. The…

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Fifa single out Australia and New Zealand as best Women’s World Cup bid

Joint bid most ‘commercially favourable’, says report2023 tournament host to be announced on 25 JuneAustralian and New Zealand bosses have embraced a Fifa report that rates their bid to co-host the 2023 Women’s World Cup the best of the three submissio…

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Fifa single out Australia and New Zealand as best Women’s World Cup bid

Joint bid most ‘commercially favourable’, says report2023 tournament host to be announced on 25 JuneAustralian and New Zealand bosses have embraced a Fifa report that rates their bid to co-host the 2023 Women’s World Cup the best of the three submissio…

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Australia and New Zealand Women’s World Cup bid boosted as Brazil withdraw

Just three bids remain ahead of June 25 decisionEconomic impact of Covid-19 behind Brazil’s decisionAustralia and New Zealand are now in a three-horse race to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup after Brazil withdrew their bid. The South American giants an…

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AFL awaits decision on crowds’ return to stadiums this weekend

Queensland government officials weighing up proposalGold Coast Suns target having 1,000 fans on SaturdayThe Queensland government is still considering a proposal to allow fans into the state’s AFL stadiums as early as this week when the competition res…

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NRL roundup: forward pass denies Manly final-minute win over Parramatta

Parramatta Eels 19-16 Manly Sea EaglesNorth Queensland Cowboys v Cronulla Sharks to comeManly have been denied a thrilling final-minute win over Parramatta after controversially being pulled up for a forward pass late in their 19-16 loss at Bankwest St…

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NRL given permission to have small crowds at games in NSW from next week

NSW government to allow opening of corporate boxes Each room able to have one person per four square metresThe NRL will have crowds return in small numbers from next week with the NSW government allowing corporate boxes to reopen.The state government t…

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Australia seek Rugby Championship at home hub this year

New CEO Rob Clarke in talks with federal governmentExpanded four-Test Bledisloe Cup series also toutedRugby Australia wants to establish a quarantine hub which enables it to exclusively host the Rugby Championship if the tournament is staged during the…