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Gabriel Medina hits heights in jaw-dropping aerial show to win WSL surf title

Brazilian thrills Sydney crowd at Narrabeen Classic Caroline Marks shows poise to win women’s eventBrazilian surfer Gabriel Medina has blown the competition out of the water to clinch his first title of the year, putting on a gob-smacking air-show at t…

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‘Not thinking straight’: concussion to blame for Jordan De Goey’s phone breach, says Magpies coach

Nathan Buckley claims phones were not picked up deliberatelyCollingwood star to miss 12 days after blow to headCollingwood coach Nathan Buckley claims Jordan De Goey’s concussion caused the Magpies star to inadvertently access his phone during an AFL g…

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Shark sighting marks Mick Fanning’s surfing comeback at Narrabeen

World Surf League event in Sydney temporarily halted Fanning was safely back on beach after successful heatMick Fanning dodged a shark in his World Surf League return, but there was no getting around Brazilian world champion Italo Ferreira.The Australi…

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Brisbane Lions stun Adelaide Crows in AFLW grand final

Adelaide 3.2 (20) lost to Brisbane 6.2 (38)Lions celebrate first premiership in third grand finalBrisbane are AFLW premiers for the first time after the Lions rode a third-quarter surge to a stunning 18-point upset win over the Crows at Adelaide Oval. …

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‘I just want to fly under the radar’: modest Beth Mooney handed top Wisden award

Australian named Leading Woman Cricketer in the WorldBatter follows in footsteps of Ellyse Perry and Meg LanningBeth Mooney has been given the 2021 Leading Woman Cricketer in the World award by Wisden – but, typical of Australia’s low-profile World Cup…

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Lleyton Hewitt’s son Cruz, 12, wins Australian junior tennis clay-court title

Youngster did not drop a set over five matches in CanberraParents, former world No 1 Lleyton and wife Bec, watch onCruz Hewitt has added more tennis silverware to the family’s stash, watched on by his dad, former world No 1 Lleyton Hewitt, as he breeze…

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Lleyton Hewitt’s son Cruz, 12, wins Australian junior tennis clay-court title

Youngster did not drop a set over five matches in CanberraParents, former world No 1 Lleyton and wife Bec, watch onCruz Hewitt has added more tennis silverware to the family’s stash, watched on by his dad, former world No 1 Lleyton Hewitt, as he breeze…

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Melbourne Victory score direct from corner to beat Sydney to W-League title

Sydney FC outlast dominant Victory until 120th-minute undoing‘I didn’t want it to go to penalties’, says sole scorer Cooney-CrossKyra Cooney-Cross scored the winner in the final seconds of extra-time as Melbourne Victory ended their seven-year W-League…

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Australia dominates New Zealand with the ball to extend record streak

Australia completes the Rose Bowl clean sweepAlyssa Healy takes player of the match honours for her 46 runsMegan Schutt is player of the seriesAustralia have powered to a clean sweep the Rose Bowl against New Zealand, defending 149-7 to win by 21 runs …

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Adelaide and Brisbane set up big AFLW grand final with exciting wins

Adelaide beat Melbourne 5.3 (33) to 1.9 (15)Brisbane beat Collingwood 7.3 (45) to 6.5 (41)Adelaide will attempt to win their third AFLW premiership in five years without inspirational skipper Chelsea Randall. The Crows progressed to the season finale w…

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Two-point field goal returns to NRL after 51-year absence

Adam Reynolds slots long-range kick in Souths’ win over Brisbane‘Opportunity to grab some easy points,’ says ReynoldsFifty-one years ago a South Sydney star forced the game to do away with the two-point field goal, so it was fitting that Adam Reynolds …

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Jake Friend retires from rugby league immediately due to concussions

Friend took medical advice after NRL round-one concussionRoosters co-captain suffered more than 20 throughout careerAfter weeks of deliberation, Sydney Roosters co-captain Jake Friend has announced his immediate retirement from the NRL due to concussio…

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Ally Green stunner steers Sydney FC past Canberra into W-League grand final

Sky Blues win 3-0 to set up decider with Melbourne VictoryGreen adds second-half screamer to Hawkesby, Wheeler goalsSydney FC have qualified for a fourth straight W-League grand final with a 3-0 semi-final win over Canberra United at Netstrata Jubilee …

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Australia’s women break world record with ODI win against New Zealand

Lanning’s side beat White Ferns by six wickets in series opener22nd straight win surpasses the 21 set by Ponting’s men’s sideMegan Schutt and Alyssa Healy have powered Australia to a world-record 22nd straight ODI win, crushing New Zealand by six wicke…

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Australia’s Tim Tszyu eyes world title fight after clinical win over Dennis Hogan

Hogan’s camp throws in towel midway through fifth roundVictory in Newcastle extends Tszyu’s record to 18-0An insatiable Tim Tszyu craves more after continuing his relentless pursuit of world-title glory with a brutal win over Dennis Hogan in their Stee…

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New Zealand level T20 series in final-ball thriller against Australia

Australia 129-4; New Zealand 131-6 | NZ win by four wicketsThree-match series will be decided in Auckland on ThursdayNew Zealand overcame a late batting collapse and captain Sophie Devine’s illness to upset world champions Australia with a four-wicket …

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Steve Smith ‘interested’ in Australia captaincy three years after ball tampering scandal

Former captain’s leadership ban expired last year‘I’ve grown as a human being,’ says batsmanSteve Smith is ready and willing to captain Australia again, three years on from the infamous ball-tampering scandal. One of Australia’s greatest batsmen, Smith…

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Australia’s Ash Gardner scythes through New Zealand in first T20 international

Australia win with 12 balls and six wickets to spareGardner hits half-century in HamiltonA defiant half-century by Ash Gardner steered Australia to a six-wicket victory in their opening women’s Twenty20 international against New Zealand in Hamilton.Cha…

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‘This is bigger than the sport’: Rhali Dobson scores, retires, then accepts marriage proposal from ill partner

Melbourne City forward hangs up boots to support partnerMatt Stonham, who has brain cancer, proposes on pitchMelbourne City’s Rhali Dobson was left stunned but overjoyed when the final match of her distinguished soccer career had the most unexpected fa…

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AFL tribunal bans Geelong’s Patrick Dangerfield for three games

Defence tried to get impact downgraded from severe to highJury took 18 minutes to decide initial grading was correctGeelong superstar Patrick Dangerfield has been suspended for three games and will miss the Cats’ blockbuster clash with the Brisbane Lio…