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Commonwealth Games hopeful Jessica Peris tests positive for banned substance

Daughter of Olympian Nova Peris pulls out of trialsNo indication so far of what substance is allegedly involvedTrack and field sprinter Jessica Peris has tested positive to a banned substance.She is the daughter of Olympic hockey gold medallist and for…

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Karmichael Hunt avoids cocaine conviction but pleads guilty to lesser charge

Wallabies player pleads guilty to possessing Xanax and failing to attend a police station Code-hopping footballer Karmichael Hunt has avoided a conviction for alleged cocaine possession but his future remains unclear after his latest court matter was b…

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Adelaide to host South Australia’s first State of Origin match in 2020

Game to be staged outside NSW and Queensland again‘Another massive coup’ for the Adelaide OvalAdelaide will host a State of Origin match when rugby league’s fiercest series hits the road again in 2020.The deal on Wednesday between the NRL and the South…

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Matt Graham takes silver to win Australia’s first medal of Winter Olympics

23-year-old from New South Wales takes second in moguls skiing Mikaël Kingsbury of Canada, sport’s undisputed leader, wins goldMatt Graham became Australia’s first medallist of the 2018 Winter Olympics when he took silver in the moguls skiing behind t…

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Sydney FC into W-League grand final with extra-time win as Foord injured

Sydney FC defeat Newcastle Jets 3-2 in extra-time at Leichhardt OvalMatilda Caitlin Foord in doubt for Asian Cup after suffering foot injurySydney FC will feature in next weekend’s W-League grand final after a nervy 3-2 extra-time win over Newcastle Je…

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Jarrod Bannister, Australian javelin thrower, dies aged 33

Shock over Commonwealth Games gold medallist’s sudden death in the NetherlandsAustralian javelin champion Jarrod Bannister has died suddenly in the Netherlands.Bannister, 33, had been living and training in Holland and there are no suspicious circumsta…

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Olympic medal hope Scotty James hits out at snowboard judging

‘Times when I feel like I have been a bit shafted,’ he saysScoring system at times ‘is frustrating’ for AustralianAustralian snowboarder Scotty James has fired a broadside against judges in his sport, saying at times he feels like he gets “a bit shafte…

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Fiji players intent on striking over Rugby League World Cup payments

Run to semi-finals beset with passport, visa and payment issuesKevin Naiqama calls for board to be oustedFiji captain Kevin Naiqama has called for the Fiji National Rugby League board to be voted out and re-iterated the players will boycott until they …

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International tug of war prompts calls to hand Daniel Arzani Socceroos cap

Melbourne City midfielder torn between Australia and IranPFA chief John Didulica says call-up is a ‘no brainer’It’s a no-brainer to give Daniel Arzani a Socceroos cap before the teen revelation is snapped up by Iran, players union chief John Didulica s…

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Former Australia bowler Doug Bollinger retires from cricket

Quick played 12 Tests, 39 ODIs and nine T20s for AustraliaLast appeared as a player for Sydney Sixers late last yearLeft-arm paceman Doug Bollinger has called time on a successful cricketing career in which he represented Australia across all three for…

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Weatherald century delivers Adelaide’s maiden Big Bash League title

Jake Weatherald scored 115 off 70 balls as Strikes posted 203 to winHurricanes managed 177 in their run chase to fall 25 runs shortA blazing Jake Weatherald ton has delivered the Adelaide Strikers a 25-run win against the Hobart Hurricanes and a breakt…

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Brisbane Roar claim W-League premiership as Sydney FC prove threat

Brisbane Roar 4-1 Canberra United at Suncorp StadiumSydney FC 4-1 Western Sydney Wanderers at Seymour Shaw ParkBrisbane Roar have won the W-League premiership for the third time, easing past Canberra United 4-1 to finish the regular season on top of th…

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Australia lose Davis Cup tie to Germany as Kyrgios beaten in straight sets

Germany’s world No5 Alex Zverev defeated Kyrgios 6-2, 7-6 (3), 6-2Australia will now compete in September’s World Group playoffsAustralia have lost their Davis Cup first-round tie in Brisbane after Nick Kyrgios was thrashed in straight sets by world No…

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Strikers edge Renegades in last-ball thriller to reach BBL final

Adelaide 178-5 (20 overs); Melbourne 177- 4 (20 overs)Strikers to play final against Hobart Hurricanes on SundayThe Adelaide Strikers pipped the Melbourne Renegades by one run to earn a spot in their first BBL final. The Strikers will host the Hobart H…

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Nick Kyrgios draws Australia level in Davis Cup tie against Germany

Kyrgios beats Jan-Lennard Struff 6-4, 6-4, 6-4Earlier Alex de Minaur pushed Alex Zverev to five setsNick Kyrgios had to bide his time before his singles opener thanks to team-mate Alex de Minaur’s heroics but quickly made an impact as Australia levelle…

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Bledisloe Cup Test match to be played in Japan this year

Australia and New Zealand to clash on neutral territoryNissan Stadium in Yokohama to host game three in OctoberThe Wallabies’ hopes of ending their long Bledisloe Cup drought have been boosted with this year’s third Test to be played on neutral territo…

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Unfit Tim Cahill made to wait before making Millwall return

Australian not ready for ‘a couple of weeks,’ says Neil HarrisStriker introduced to home crowd before draw with DerbyMillwall manager Neil Harris has hailed the return of Tim Cahill to the club but cautioned against rushing the Socceroos star into acti…

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‘Highly doubtful’ Bernard Tomic will play for Australia again, says Hewitt

Tomic said on reality TV that Australia could not win Davis Cup without himHewitt said Davis Cup team members have ‘laughed off’ Tomic’s commentsLleyton Hewitt doubts whether Bernard Tomic will play Davis Cup tennis for Australia again. The two-time gr…

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Jason Day breaks Noren at sixth play-off hole to win Farmers Insurance Open

Former world No1 snaps 20-month drought at Torrey PinesDay says Australian Open blunder is driving his resurgenceJason Day has revealed blowing a stellar chance at winning the Australian Open was a motivation behind his drought-breaking victory at Torr…

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Door opens for Travis Head after Aaron Finch ruled out of fourth ODI

Finch suffering from a minor hamstring strainHead eyes opening berth at Adelaide OvalA year after his finest moment in Australian colours, Travis Head wants to reprise his role as a one-day opener in the wake of Aaron Finch’s injury. Finch has been rul…