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Perth Glory sack Kenny Lowe as A-League axe swings again

Glory finished eighth and missed out on the finalsCoach will move into position with club’s academyPerth Glory’s longest-serving coach Kenny Lowe has been axed after failing to guide the side to the A-League finals this season. Lowe, who had one more y…

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Western Sydney Wanderers sack A-League coach Josep Gombau after tumultous season

Spaniard Josep Gombau sacked following two-line statement from A-League clubWanderers endured miserable season following Tony Popovic’s shock exit Josep Gombau has been sacked as coach of Western Sydney Wanderers less than six months into his three-yea…

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Sydney FC condemn Allianz pitch after Asian Champions League exit

Sydney FC 0-0 Shanghai ShenhuaA-League Premiers crash out of ACL at group stage for third timeSydney FC players have denounced the standard of Allianz Stadium’s pitch and expressed relief it will be re-turfed in time for their A-League semi-final.Comme…

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Israel Folau would ‘sooner lose friends, family and rugby’ than his religion

Wallabies player offered to walk away from gameFolau says his position and comments were ‘misrepresented’ Israel Folau has revealed he offered to walk away from his Rugby Australia contract in the wake of his controversial comments on homosexuality and…

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Wanderers’ dramatic defeat to Adelaide allows Brisbane into A-League finals

Western Sydney Wanderers 2-3 Adelaide UnitedWanderers miss out as Roar cling on to sixth placeBrisbane Roar claimed the sixth and last A-League finals spot after Western Sydney Wanderers suffered a dramatic 3-2 home loss to Adelaide United. Needing a w…

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Matildas secure Women’s World Cup place with draw against Japan

Japan 1-1 Australia in AmmanSam Kerr equalises before both sides settle for drawMatildas forward Sam Kerr lifted her star power yet another level by scoring the goal which booked Australia’s spot in next year’s Women’s World Cup in France.An underperfo…

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‘A quick nip’: Conor McKenna apologises after AFL ban for biting

Essendon player takes full responsibility for incidentAFL tribunal hands down three-game banA guilty plea and clear contrition was not enough to save Essendon defender Conor McKenna from a three-game suspension for biting at Tuesday’s AFL tribunal hear…

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Matildas put eight past Vietnam in first win at Asian Cup

Vietnam 0-8 AustraliaSam Kerr scores twice in routAustralia’s Women’s Asian Cup campaign is well and truly back on track following an 8-0 win over an outclassed Vietnam in Jordan.An opening scoreless draw against South Korea left little margin for erro…

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Indigenous Australian cricketers to commemorate 1868 tour with trip to UK

150 years since famous original 47-game tour Modern-day party includes men’s and women’s teamsD’Arcy Short and Dan Christian will commemorate 150 years since their fellow Aboriginal cricketers became the first sporting team from Australia to tour overs…

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Matildas held to goalless draw by South Korea in Asian Cup opener

Australia’s free-flowing attack blunted in JordanJust one clear-cut chance falls to Kyah SimonAustralia coach Alen Stajcic remains confident the Matildas’ Women’s World Cup campaign remains on track despite being held to a scoreless draw by South Korea…

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Cricket Australia confirms independent cultural review

Rick McCosker to act as chair of review panelTwo ex-players and two current players to join himFormer Test opener Rick McCosker is to head a panel to consider a charter for standards of behaviour and expectations of Australian men’s cricket teams. Cric…

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Fifa to appoint independent chair to lead FFA reform

Eight-member panel tasked with solving governance crisis State federations, A-League, PFA and FFA representedAn independent chairperson will lead an eight-member panel that has been tasked by Fifa with fixing the broken governance structures of Footbal…

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Channel Nine’s suspension from Commonwealth Games under review

Games organisers banned network from attending opening ceremony after it broadcast dress rehearsal footageChannel Nine will not be attending Wednesday’s Commonwealth Games opening ceremony on the Gold Coast.Organisers have suspended the network’s accre…

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ACA labels ball tampering bans ‘disproportionate’ and calls for reduction

Cricket Australia urged by players’ union to recalibrate bansPlayers showed ‘extraordinary contrition’, says Greg DyerCricket Australia should take into account “extraordinary contrition” shown by Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft over the…

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Commonwealth Games village syringes undergo DNA testing

Syringes found in water bottle by cleanerZero tolerance approach to doping promised by organisersCommonwealth Games chiefs have summoned a competing nation to an official meeting over a “clear breach” of the Games’ no-needle policy. The Commonwealth Ga…

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Australian rugby sevens captain James Stannard hit in alleged one-punch attack

35-year-old player knocked unconscious in alleged attack British man charged over alleged attack in Sydney’s eastern suburbThe captain of the Australian rugby sevens team, James Stannard, is in a stable condition in hospital after being knocked unconsc…

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Not even ‘five Martins’ enough for Tigers to beat Crows, says Hardwick

Adelaide beat Richmond triumph in grand final rematchDustin Martin shines in 18.10 (118) to 12.10 (82) defeatRichmond could have had five Dustin Martin’s and still lost to Adelaide, Tigers coach Damien Hardwick says. Martin kicked five goals and collec…

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Sydney FC answer doubters after claiming A-League premiership

Perth Glory 2-3 Sydney FC at nib StadiumBobô scores twice as Sky Blues secure Premiers’ PlateSydney FC coach Graham Arnold was beaming with pride having secured a second straight A-League premiership but he wants to keep setting records especially afte…

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Electronics giant LG drops David Warner as brand ambassador

Deal not renewed following ball tampering scandalCricketer’s enthusiasm for LG had prompted parody adsLG has dumped Australian cricketer David Warner following the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa with the electronics company on Wednesday saying …

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Emma Kearney named AFLW best and fairest but future with Dogs unclear

North Melbourne are chasing the prolific midfielderChloe Molloy of Collingwood wins rising star awardEmma Kearney had never won a league best and fairest award in eight seasons playing the game, but the Western Bulldogs AFLW star broke through in empha…