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Wildcats crush Melbourne in game four to seal record ninth NBL title

Melbourne United 84-97 Perth WildcatsBryce Cotton stars with 28 points Perth have claimed the 2018-19 NBL championship, defeating Melbourne United 97-84 to seal a 3-1 grand final series victory. After taking a 2-1 lead with Friday night’s 96-67 victory…

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Broncos set ‘benchmark for effort’ despite defeat in NRL opener

Melbourne Storm 22-12 Brisbane BroncosAnthony Seibold happy with debut outing in chargeWhile they fell short on the NRL scoreboard Brisbane coach Anthony Seibold said his team’s performance in their opening round loss to Melbourne was a “benchmark for …

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Brisbane cricket club’s declaration with 14 runs on board deemed against spirit of game

Norths sanctioned after declaring first innings at 14-1Club was trying to manipulate final league standingsA dubious declaration in the final round of the Queensland Premier Cricket first grade competition has led to sanctions for the club involved.Nor…

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Steve Smith and David Warner to meet up with Australian squad in Dubai

First time pair have been included since bans Focus of stopover in UAE is to break ice with teammatesSteve Smith and David Warner’s formal reintegration will start earlier than expected, with the banned duo to join the ODI squad for one day in the UAE….

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Handscomb and Turner inspire Australia in record chase against India

India 358-9; Australia 359-6 – Australia win by four wicketsAshton Turner takes tourists over the line to level seriesAustralia produced the best one-day international chase in their history to defeat India in Chandigarh. Set a target of 359 the touris…

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Mariners sack Mike Mulvey after A-League record-equaling loss to Phoenix

Central Coast Mariners 2-8 Wellington PhoenixClub confirm Mulvey’s departure in early hours of morningCoach Mike Mulvey has been sacked by Central Coast Mariners following their chastising 8-2 A-League home defeat to Wellington Phoenix.Saturday evening…

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Khawaja and Zampa help Australia to win over India in third ODI

Australia 313-5; India 281 – Australia win by 32 runsKohli century in vain as Zampa takes vital scalpsAdam Zampa spun Australia to a 32-run victory in the third one-day international in Ranchi, where not even a century from the masterful chaser Virat K…

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Melbourne Victory scrap deal with ACL sponsor linked to gambling

Club removed branding for ACL game this weekNew partner to be announced last on FridayMelbourne Victory have scrapped all deals with Kaishi Entertainment after removing the would-be sponsor because of its links with online gambling.Kaishi would have be…

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Rugby Australia denies investigation into fixed match several years ago

Report alleged ‘deep concern’ for Wallabies game‘No evidence’ and ‘no record’ of fixing, says RARugby Australia has denied a report claiming the Wallabies were investigated for match fixing after they lost a Test they had been favoured to win.A report …

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Darren Lehmann returns to coaching after ball tampering scandal

Former Australia coach takes over at Brisbane HeatLehmann to start new job next weekDarren Lehmann has been appointed the new Brisbane Heat coach, in what will be his first coaching appointment since the ball tampering scandal in South Africa last year…

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Andrew Bogut heading back to NBA and Golden State Warriors

Sydney Kings confirm centre’s short-term dealBogut will return to Sydney for next NBL seasonThe Sydney Kings have confirmed star centre Andrew Bogut will return to the NBA to play a short stint for the reigning champion Golden State Warriors. The Kings…

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From Barba and Bolton to Moga and May: a timeline of the NRL’s off-season of shame

The arrest and charging of Penrith’s Tyrone May is just the latest in a long list of incidents that have damaged the NRL’s reputation4 September – Pictures are published of Canterbury players dancing nude during their Mad Monday celebrations. The club …

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Nick Kyrgios tops stellar week with Zverev win in Mexico Open final

Australian secures fifth ATP title with 6-3, 6,4 win23-year-old to rocket up rankings after top-10 runNick Kyrgios has earned himself half-a-million dollars, a handy rankings boost and a sombrero for crowning a glorious week in Acapulco with the fifth …

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Winx pushed en route to Group One wins world record in classic

Chris Waller mare Winx sets world record with 23rd consecutive Group One winA gallant Happy Clapper has made Winx work for her latest record-setting feat in the Chipping Norton Stakes but she has no peer and simply eased past him to claim a 23rd Group …

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Nick Kyrgios returns fire at Rafael Nadal ‘respect’ criticism

Australian records remarkable three-set winFormer world No 13 is booed by home crowdNick Kyrgios has returned serve at Rafael Nadal, saying he wouldn’t “listen at all” to the world No 2 after the Spaniard said he needed to show more respect to himself,…

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Nick Kyrgios fights back from brink of defeat to stun Rafael Nadal in Mexico

Australian wins high-quality match 3-6, 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (8-6) Kyrgios saves three match points to reach quarter-finalNick Kyrgios enjoyed his biggest win in two years, saving three match points to down world No 2 Rafael Nadal at the Mexican Open. In a m…

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NRL star Dylan Walker allegedly ‘yanked’ fiancee’s pontytail in row over PlayStation

Court hears Manly player was ‘really pissed off’ when Alexandra Ivkovic interrupted his gameNRL star Dylan Walker had a fight with his fiancee about a PlayStation before yanking her ponytail, causing her to fall onto a concrete driveway while holding a…

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NRL star Dylan Walker allegedly ‘yanked’ fiancee’s pontytail in row over PlayStation

Court hears Manly player was ‘really pissed off’ when Alexandra Ivkovic interrupted his gameNRL star Dylan Walker had a fight with his fiancee about a PlayStation before yanking her ponytail, causing her to fall onto a concrete driveway while holding a…

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Margaret River gets green light from World Surf League despite shark fears

WSL extends contract with WA venue until 2021Last year’s event called off after two shark attacksThe Margaret River Pro will remain on the World Surf League schedule after it secured a contract extension until 2021, despite last year’s shark scares. Th…

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AFL drug use ‘out of control, says former player Nick Riewoldt

Ex-St Kilda star calls for AFL to remove ‘safety net’Debate over recreational drug policy intensifiesSt Kilda great Nick Riewoldt has poured fuel on the AFL illicit drug debate, calling for a zero-tolerance approach to fix a situation he has labelled “…