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David Fifita returns having learnt ‘big lesson’ from stint in Bali jail

NRL player was facing two-year sentence for assault‘Peace settlement’ reached with alleged victimDavid Fifita says he’s “learnt a big lesson” after arriving back in Brisbane after three days in a Bali jail. The Brisbane NRL star touched down early on T…

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David Fifita returns having learnt ‘big lesson’ from stint in Bali jail

NRL player was facing two-year sentence for assault‘Peace settlement’ reached with alleged victimDavid Fifita says he’s “learnt a big lesson” after arriving back in Brisbane after three days in a Bali jail. The Brisbane NRL star touched down early on T…

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Australian boxer Dwight Ritchie dies while sparring with Michael Zerafa

Ritchie took a body hit, collapsed and couldn’t be revived‘Today we lost a champion both in and out of the ring’The Australian boxing fraternity is mourning the loss of local fighter Dwight Ritchie, who died in a freak training accident in Melbourne.Th…

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Brisbane Broncos star David Fifita arrested in Bali after nightclub brawl

Police report says security guard was hit in face by foreignerBroncos have sent a representative to Bali to assist FifitaBrisbane NRL star David Fifita has been arrested in Bali after an alleged brawl at the same nightclub where Nelson Asofa-Solomona l…

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Australia’s Ashleigh Barty strikes back with crushing win in Fed Cup final

Barty brushes France’s Garcia 6-0, 6-0 to level scoresEarlier, Mladenovic outclassed Tomljanovic 6-1, 6-1World No.1 Ashleigh Barty obliterated Caroline Garcia 6-0, 6-0 to even the ledger between Australia and France in the Fed Cup final in Perth.Barty’…

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‘Rugby’s LeBron James’: Toronto confirm Sonny Bill Williams signing

$10m, two-year deal is the biggest in Super League history‘Comparable to when David Beckham joined LA Galaxy’Super League side Toronto Wolfpack have confirmed the signing of cross-code star Sonny Bill Williams on a two-year contract worth an estimated …

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Margaret Court calls on Tennis Australia to honour her grand slam anniversary

Record holder is waiting for Australian Open invitationCourt will not return until she is treated like Rod LaverThe Australian tennis summer is again facing controversy over Margaret Court after she called on Tennis Australia to celebrate her grand sla…

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Steve Smith says he plays ‘better’ under captaincy pressure

Batsman backed by some to lead Australia againLeadership ban ends in March next yearThe captaincy questions keep coming for Steve Smith as another Australian leader-in-waiting prepares to put his best foot forward.Smith’s leadership ban expires next Ma…

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Sam Burgess AVO based on ‘false allegations’, court told

The former South Sydney NRL captain is accused of intimidating his father-in-law Mitchell Hooke in OctoberAn alleged dispute between the former South Sydney NRL captain Sam Burgess and his father-in-law is based on false allegations, Burgess’s lawyer h…

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Gender pay gap closed as parity confirmed in new Matildas deal

Equal share of revenues for national sidesAgreement is ‘blind to gender’, according to PFAFootball Federation Australia and Professional Footballers Australia have struck a landmark collective bargaining agreement that closes the pay gap between Austra…

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‘Talent only gets you so far’: Ashleigh Barty’s success down to her character, says coach

‘Much better person than player,’ says Craig TyzerAustralian has enjoyed lucrative breakout seasonAshleigh Barty’s coach has paid a touching tribute to the world No 1, declaring the all-conquering Australian is “a much better person than she is a tenni…

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Matildas reportedly secure landmark deal to earn equal pay as Socceroos

Australian men’s and women’s national football teams reportedly to receive even share of commercial revenue under new dealThe Matildas have reportedly secured a groundbreaking deal to earn the same pay as the Socceroos.Football Federation Australia and…

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Melbourne Cup parade: angry protesters say ‘nup to the cup’

Animal rights campaigners say anyone going to the races is ‘complicit’ in animal abuse as thousands gather to watch the paradeHundreds of people angry about the treatment of former racehorses have protested as thousands turned out in the rain to watch …

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Tonga shock Australia to win rugby league international

Australia 12-16 Tonga InvitationalTevita Pangai Junior scores winning tryA Tonga invitational XIII have produced one of the greatest performances in rugby league history by taking down world champions Australia 16-12 in Auckland. In front of a pulsatin…

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David Warner stays unbeaten as Australia complete T20 series sweep

Sri Lanka 142-6; Australia 145-3 (off 17.4 overs)Warner hits 57 from 50 balls as series ends 3-0Australia completed a crushing 3-0 Twenty20 series clean sweep against Sri Lanka, the home side cruising to a comfortable seven-wicket win in game three at …

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Glenn Maxwell to take break from cricket due to mental health issues

Player to miss remainder of Australia’s T20I seriesCricket Australia pledges to lend its full support Glenn Maxwell will take a break from cricket to deal with mental health issues, with D’Arcy Short to replace him in the national Twenty20 squad.Maxwel…

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Ashleigh Barty passes $10m of prize money in unprecedented tennis season

Australian doubles entire career earnings in one yearFigure could rise further with success at WTA FinalsAshleigh Barty is not only the top-ranked player in women’s tennis but also the tour’s richest performer in 2019 after crashing through the $10m pr…

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A-League club Perth Glory confirm ambitious Zlatan Ibrahimovic bid

Reigning premiers want Swede on guest player deal Striker hints at move to Spain at end of stint in MLSPerth Glory have launched an audacious bid to sign striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The reigning A-League premiers have approached the 38-year-old Swedish…

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Omitted Lisa De Vanna remains in contention for Matildas’ Olympic qualification

Veteran striker left out of 21-player squad to face ChileUncapped Jenna McCormick and Sarah Willacy includedMatildas coach Ante Milicic has not put a line through Lisa De Vanna’s name despite overlooking the veteran striker for their Tokyo Olympics qua…

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NRL player Manase Fainu charged over alleged stabbing at church dance

Manly hooker charged with intent to cause GBHPolice to allege he produced knife and stabbed manManly hooker Manase Fainu’s NRL future is in doubt after he was charged over a stabbing. Fainu will front court on Tuesday afternoon, where police will alleg…