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Australia’s cricketers turn to Adam Goodes for advice on BLM movement

AFL great has experience of racism in sportStan Grant also on coach Justin Langer’s wish listAustralian cricket coach Justin Langer is hoping retired AFL champion Adam Goodes will address his players about the Black Lives Matter movement.West Indies gr…

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‘The best since Ponting’: Greg Chappell heaps praise on young talent Cameron Green

21-year-old West Australian touted as Ashes spearheadGreen averages over 50 in first-class matchesAustralian cricket icon Greg Chappell has lavished praise upon emerging West Australian Cameron Green, describing him as the best batting talent since Ric…

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Wallabies vote not to take a knee in support of BLM movement before All Blacks clash

Focus will be on First Nations people and Indigenous shirtTeam ‘not looking to make a political statement’The Wallabies have ruled out taking a knee during the national anthem in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in next Saturday’s Bledisloe C…

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Cricket Australia locks in NSW as India’s quarantine hub

Limited overs series set for Sydney and CanberraFull schedule for cricket expected to be released The NSW government has signed off on Cricket Australia’s quarantine proposal, with an updated schedule for India’s tour expected to be finalised soon.CA h…

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Tom Hawkins revels in low-key preparations for AFL grand final

Geelong star fit again after sore throat earlier in weekJust 150 fans at Cats’ training session in QueenslandDespite a minor health scare, it has been a low-key AFL grand final build-up for Geelong star Tom Hawkins.The Coleman medallist laughed off the…

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‘It could be divisive’: Nick Farr-Jones warns Wallabies not to take a knee in support of BLM

Former captain says protest runs risk of fans tuning outDane Haylett-Petty raised issue ahead of Bledisloe CupWorld Cup-winning captain Nick Farr-Jones has warned the Wallabies that fans will tune out if they take a knee in support of the Black Lives M…

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‘It could be divisive’: Nick Farr-Jones warns Wallabies not to take a knee in support of BLM

Former captain says protest runs risk of fans tuning outDane Haylett-Petty raised issue ahead of Bledisloe CupWorld Cup-winning captain Nick Farr-Jones has warned the Wallabies that fans will tune out if they take a knee in support of the Black Lives M…

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Sam Burgess seeks answers in court over new allegations against ex-Rabbitohs star

Burgess says police statement ‘circulated’ by wife PhoebeFormer player pleads not guilty to intimidation NRL player-turned-coach Sam Burgess wants police to hand over the statement mentioned in a newspaper report on alleged gambling and drug use, a cou…

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Sam Burgess seeks answers in court over new allegations against ex-Rabbitohs star

Burgess says police statement ‘circulated’ by wife PhoebeFormer player pleads not guilty to intimidation NRL player-turned-coach Sam Burgess wants police to hand over the statement mentioned in a newspaper report on alleged gambling and drug use, a cou…

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Graham Arnold sticks with Socceroos after turning down FC Seoul offer

Coach had received ‘great offer’ from Korean clubArnold has not led Socceroos in a match since last yearGraham Arnold has turned down an offer from K League powerhouse FC Seoul and will remain in charge of the Socceroos and Olyroos, with his agent Tony…

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Top horse trainer Darren Weir to stand trial over cheating charges

Weir, Jarrod McLean and Tyson Kermond plead not guiltyTrio accused of conspiring to cheat and defraud stewardsMelbourne Cup-winning trainer Darren Weir has been committed to stand trial on conspiracy charges stemming from the 2018 spring racing carniva…

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Panthers into NRL grand final after equalling win record against Rabbitohs

Penrith Panthers 20-16 South Sydney RabbitohsPanthers make history with 17th straight winPenrith’s magic number has emerged after making NRL history with a record-equalling 17-straight wins to make their first grand final in 17 years with a 20-16 victo…

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Panthers into NRL grand final after equalling win record against Rabbitohs

Penrith Panthers 20-16 South Sydney RabbitohsPanthers make history with 17th straight winPenrith’s magic number has emerged after making NRL history with a record-equalling 17-straight wins to make their first grand final in 17 years with a 20-16 victo…

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Australian Open backed to go ahead if AFL-style training bubble can be set up

Craig Tiley confident grand slam will proceed in JanuaryBut dependent on players’ hotel quarantine exemptionAustralian Open boss Craig Tiley has categorically ruled out staging the 2021 Melbourne grand slam if players are forced into two weeks of hard …

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Ash Barty keeps tennis world No 1 ranking despite missing grand slams

Top three placings remain unchanged in revised systemFrench Open champion Iga Swiatek moves into top 20Ashleigh Barty remains top of the latest WTA rankings despite missing the past two grand slam tournaments.The Australian has 8,717 points as she lead…

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Wallabies and All Blacks settle for draw after dramatic end to Bledisloe Cup opener

Trans-Tasman rivals draw 16-16 in WellingtonReece Hodge hits post with late penaltyAustralia came within a whisker of a Bledisloe Cup upset win in Wellington but had to settle for a 16-16 draw in their first Test under new coach Dave Rennie.Reece Hodge…

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Wallabies and All Blacks settle for draw after dramatic end to Bledisloe Cup opener

Trans-Tasman rivals draw 16-16 in WellingtonReece Hodge hits post with late penaltyAustralia came within a whisker of a Bledisloe Cup upset win in Wellington but had to settle for a 16-16 draw in their first Test under new coach Dave Rennie.Reece Hodge…

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AFL suspends Adelaide Crows duo Brad Crouch, Tyson Stengle after drug bust

Crouch banned for two matches, Stengle for fourAFL said pair was guilty of ‘conduct unbecoming’Adelaide’s Brad Crouch and Tyson Stengle have been suspended by the AFL for two and four games respectively for being caught with illicit drugs. The AFL conf…

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Home for Christmas: NZ Rugby delighted with Test fixture tweaks

Rugby Championship draw changed to benefit All Blacks‘We’re really happy with the arrangement,’ said NZ RugbyNew Zealand Rugby has refused to confirm whether getting the All Blacks home for Christmas has come with a price tag for the local game.On Thur…

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Trio quit Bulldogs board after fans call for heads to roll at NRL club

Chair Lynne Anderson and Paul Dunn, John Ballesty goneFan-led campaign said Anderson had ‘failed to show vision’A fan-led campaign has led to three Canterbury board members including chair Lynne Anderson quitting the embattled NRL club. Anderson, along…