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Roosters favourites to land Cooper Cronk with another season on cards

Halfback will consider ‘suitable opportunities’ to continue NRL careerCronk’s manager to look into feasibility of signing for a Sydney clubCooper Cronk has opened the door for the Sydney Roosters to make a significant play for him after he told his man…

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All Blacks missing Beauden Barrett for final Bledisloe Test

Lima Sopoaga replaces concussed five-eighth All Blacks otherwise unchanged for dead rubber in BrisbaneAll Blacks five-eighth Beauden Barrett will sit out Saturday’s third Bledisloe Cup clash against Australia due to concussion issues, opening the door …

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Socceroos rise to 43rd in latest Fifa world rankings

Ange Postecoglou’s side move up seven places after Syria winRanking means Australia could be seeded at tournament in RussiaAustralia’s progress to the brink of the World Cup finals has been recognised by Fifa with a rise up the world rankings to 43rd f…

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Bernard Tomic slumps in qualifying for ATP event in Antwerp

Former world No17 loses in straight sets to Aldin Šetki?Risks missing out on automatic qualification for Australian OpenBernard Tomic’s forgettable tennis season has continued, with the 24-year-old losing in the final round of qualifying for the Antwer…

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Cricket Australia to investigate ‘dangerous’ pitch abandonment

North Sydney Oval match ended mid run-chase and was decided via rain methodInaugural women’s day-night Ashes Test slated for ground next monthCricket Australia will investigate the farcical abandonment of NSW’s one-day clash with Victoria amid a call t…

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‘We can do a better job than Mayweather’ – Jeff Horn keen on McGregor

Horn will fight a voluntary title defence against Gary Corcoran in BrisbaneWBO welterweight world champion also hopeful of rematch with PacquiaoUFC star Conor McGregor is a potential left-field opponent for WBO welterweight world champion Jeff Horn, if…

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Rain thwarts Australia’s hopes of winning T20 series in India

Disappointing tour ends with the deciding 20-over clash washed out in Hyderabad Australia’s hopes of salvaging a T20 series victory in an otherwise disappointing tour of India have been hosed down by a sodden outfield in Hyderabad.While the forecast ra…

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A-League: John Aloisi roars at Adelaide’s fitness ‘myth’

Brisbane Roar coach says it was his own team’s lack of conditioning that proved decisive in the Reds’ 2-1 winBrisbane Roar coach John Aloisi believes it is a “myth” that Adelaide United are much fitter than other A-League sides, arguing it was his own …

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No sin-bin for punches, no problem – Rugby League World Cup boss

Penalties will be left to the discretion of a single refereeAn in-goal video referral system will replace the NRL bunkerOfficials won’t need to implement mandatory sin-bins for punches during the Rugby League World Cup to clamp down on the illegal act,…

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Tim Cahill dismayed by timing of Ange Postecoglou speculation

  • Cahill says talk is ‘not affecting players’ ahead of World Cup playoff
  • Australia coach will reportedly quit after tie with Honduras

Socceroos forward Tim Cahill has said he is disappointed that talk of Ange Postecoglou’s coaching future has overshadowed Australia’s win over Syria. Postecoglou will reportedly walk away from his position next month even if the Australia make it through to next year’s World Cup by beating Honduras in an intercontinental playoff.

Related: David Squires on … Tim Cahill’s rescue of Australia and Ange Postecoglou

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Socceroos to play Honduras for place in World Cup finals

  • Honduras upset Mexico 3-2 in dramatic final round of matches
  • Teams to meet over two legs in November for place in Russia next year

Australia will face Honduras for a spot at next year’s World Cup, their intercontinental fate confirmed after a drama-packed final Concacaf matchday. A two-legged play-off against Panama or Honduras before Wednesday’s last set of fixtures loomed large, with the United States in the box seat to qualify directly in third spot.

Related: FFA to make statement after report Ange Postecoglou will quit Socceroos

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Rock hits Australia’s team bus after T20 win over India

  • Steve Smith’s side level series at 1-1 with eight-wicket victory
  • No one injured after window smashed on team’s way back to hotel

A rock has shattered a window on the Australian cricket team’s bus after their T20 victory over India in Guwahati. No one was injured in the incident which happened as the team was returning to their hotel from the Barsapara Stadium on Wednesday morning AEST.

The rock left a large hole in a window towards the back of the bus. The seat next to the window was unoccupied at the time. Australia opener Aaron Finch tweeted a picture of the broken window. “Pretty scary having a rock thrown through the team bus window on the way back to the hotel!!” Finch said.

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Nick Kyrgios walks off court after losing first set at Shanghai Masters

• Player branded umpire ‘a joke’ and told camp he would stop if he lost first set

• Australian No 1 apologises to fans for quitting match, saying he was injured

Nick Kyrgios has apologised to fans after quitting his first-round match at the Shanghai Masters, insisting it was because of injury rather a row with the umpire that saw him receive two warnings.

Tennis officials told Australian Associated Press there was “an ongoing investigation” after Kyrgios stormed off the court after losing the first set 7-6 (7-5) in a tiebreaker to Steve Johnson, in apparent protest against the umpiring of Irishman Fergus Murphy.

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Australians confident of retaining Ashes despite losing Meg Lanning

  • Rachael Haynes will stand in as captain with Lanning out injured
  • Six rookies were named in the 15-player squad

Australia’s batters have declared they have the depth required to cover the loss of injured captain Meg Lanning in the upcoming women’s Ashes series.

Selectors have named almost identical squads for the four one-dayers and one-off Test match against England, which the world’s top-ranked batter Lanning will miss due to a shoulder injury.

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Australians confident of retaining Ashes despite losing Meg Lanning

  • Rachael Haynes will stand in as captain with Lanning out injured
  • Six rookies were named in the 15-player squad

Australia’s batters have declared they have the depth required to cover the loss of injured captain Meg Lanning in the upcoming women’s Ashes series.

Selectors have named almost identical squads for the four one-dayers and one-off Test match against England, which the world’s top-ranked batter Lanning will miss due to a shoulder injury.

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‘Serena will be back’: Australian Open director backs Williams’ return

  • Seven-times Melbourne Park champion gave birth in September
  • 2018 winners will pocket $4m each with an overall 10% pay increase

New mother Serena Williams will be chasing a record $4m in prize money when she returns to defend her Australian Open crown in January. Tournament director Craig Tiley announced on Tuesday that Williams, who gave birth to a daughter in September, would be back in Melbourne for the tournament in January.

“Serena will be back,” Tiley said. “We look forward to welcoming her and again go on that journey of breaking the all-time record for the most number of grand slams.”

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AFL star Robbie Gray undergoes surgery after testicular cancer diagnosis

  • The Power player will undergo chemotherapy after successful procedure
  • He is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for pre-season

Port Adelaide player Robbie Gray has been diagnosed with testicular cancer, the Power announced on Monday. Gray was diagnosed shortly after the AFL season ended and underwent successful surgery to remove a tumour.

Related: Footy prospects: AFL teens put to the test – in pictures

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Lleyton Hewitt implores struggling Bernard Tomic to ‘work harder’

  • Tomic ranked 144th after opting out of Olympics and Davis Cup
  • Hewitt ‘disappointed and frustrated’ with former top 20 player

Lleyton Hewitt insists Bernard Tomic will need to “put the work in” or face the prospect of wilting during the brutal Australian summer of tennis. Tomic has spiralled to 144th in the rankings after a disastrous 2017 campaign and will likely need to qualify for the Australian Open unless Hewitt and Tennis Australia offer the struggling star a wildcard.

Related: Nick Kyrgios: Don’t put me in same box as ‘lost’ Bernard Tomic

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Lleyton Hewitt implores struggling Bernard Tomic to ‘work harder’

  • Tomic ranked 144th after opting out of Olympics and Davis Cup
  • Hewitt ‘disappointed and frustrated’ with former top 20 player

Lleyton Hewitt insists Bernard Tomic will need to “put the work in” or face the prospect of wilting during the brutal Australian summer of tennis. Tomic has spiralled to 144th in the rankings after a disastrous 2017 campaign and will likely need to qualify for the Australian Open unless Hewitt and Tennis Australia offer the struggling star a wildcard.

Related: Nick Kyrgios: Don’t put me in same box as ‘lost’ Bernard Tomic

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Wanderers begin post-Popovic era with A-League victory over Perth

  • Western Sydney Wanderers 2-1 Perth Glory
  • Wellington Phoenix 1-1 Adelaide United

No Tony Popovic, no problem for Western Sydney Wanderers as they opened their A-League season with a 2-1 home win over Perth Glory on Sunday. A week after it was announced coach was leaving the club, the Wanderers scored twice late in the first half to secure a win for caretaker coach Hayden Foxe.

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