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West Coast take on Geelong in AFL finals reeling from Willie Rioli’s Asada finding

Rioli faces ban of up to four years after anti-doping test‘Something other than urine’ found in test jarWest Coast have many questions that need answers after Willie Rioli’s shock Asada ban but the most pressing query is whether the stunning developmen…

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Patty Mills fires again as Australia reach maiden Basketball World Cup semi-final

Guard scores 24 points in 82-70 win over Czech RepublicSpain await in Friday’s shootout for place in finalPatty Mills blazed Australia into their first Basketball World Cup semi-final, starring again as the Boomers beat the Czech Republic 82-70 in Chin…

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Socceroos earn comfortable win over Kuwait in opening 2022 World Cup qualifier

Mathew Leckie scores twice in 3-0 win for AustraliaAaron Mooy scores Socceroos’ third from long rangeSocceroos captain Mathew Leckie bagged a brace and Aaron Mooy scored a bolt from outside the box to beat a frantic but disjointed Kuwait 3-0 in Austral…

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Patty Mills stars as Australia pip France and avoid USA at Basketball World Cup

Boomers beat France 100-98 to remain unbeatenMills scores game-high 30 points; Joe Ingles hits 23The Boomers did it again at the death, ousting France 100-98 to remain unbeaten and avoid the United States as they shoot for a historic basketball World C…

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Australia women crush West Indies in historic ODI win

Australia 308-4; West Indies 130 | tourists win by 178 runsAlyssa Healy and Meg Lanning hit centuriesAustralia’s women cricketers built on their recent Ashes success by inflicting a 178-run win over West Indies in the opening match of their ODI series …

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Australia women crush West Indies in historic ODI win

Australia 308-4; West Indies 130 | tourists win by 178 runsAlyssa Healy and Meg Lanning hit centuriesAustralia’s women cricketers built on their recent Ashes success by inflicting a 178-run win over West Indies in the opening match of their ODI series …

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Ash Barty moves to within one win of back-to-back US Open doubles titles

Barty and Victoria Azarenka reach final with 6-0, 6-1 win Australian will regain No 1 singles ranking next weekAshleigh Barty will mark her return to the top of the world singles rankings with a second straight appearance in the US Open women’s doubles…

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Ash Barty edges closer to back-to-back US Open doubles titles

Barty and Victoria Azarenka move into semi-finalsAustralian set to regain world No 1 singles rankingDifferent partner, same result for Ashleigh Barty as Australia’s top tennis player took a giant stride towards notching another major milestone in her i…

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Robbie Farah set to be named for Tigers’ crunch NRL game but unlikely to play

Retiring veteran has not played since breaking his leg Tigers must beat Sharks on Sunday to reach finalsWests Tigers veteran Robbie Farah is all but certain to be named for Sunday’s do-or-die NRL clash with Cronulla, but is unlikely to play.The retirin…

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Usman Khawaja dropped by Australia for fourth Ashes Test

Tourists name 12 players for Old Trafford TestStarc and Siddle vie to replace PattinsonUsman Khawaja faces an uncertain future after being dropped for the fourth Ashes Test in Manchester, where Mitchell Starc and Peter Siddle are locked in a battle to …

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Hannah Green uses major experience to win again on LPGA Tour

Australian stays patient to claim Portland Classic Green reels in teenager Yealimi Noh in final roundHannah Green aims to harness extra confidence from becoming a two-time LPGA Tour winner after claiming the Portland Classic title in a thrilling final-…

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Misfiring Ash Barty out of US Open after straight-set defeat

Australian world No 2 falls 6-2, 6-4 to Qiang WangBarty laments ‘tough day at office’ but remains upbeatNo time to dwell, Ashleigh Barty has set her sights on retaining the US Open doubles crown after crashing out of the singles with a fourth-round sho…

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Helmeted Owen Wright wins maiden Tahiti Pro surfing title

Australian beats Gabriel Medina in final Wright suffered serious head injury in 2015 at PipelineOwen Wright has finally claimed the Tahiti Pro surfing title after defeating world champion Gabriel Medina in the final. The 29-year-old Australian’s top tw…

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All Blacks omit Owen Franks from Rugby World Cup squad

No place for Test centurion Franks on 31-man listFlanker Luke Jacobson a surprise inclusionSentimentality has been cast aside in the name of speed as veteran prop Owen Franks was omitted from the All Blacks squad named to defend the Rugby World Cup in …

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All Blacks omit Owen Franks from Rugby World Cup squad

No place for Test centurion Franks on 31-man listFlanker Luke Jacobson a surprise inclusionSentimentality has been cast aside in the name of speed as veteran prop Owen Franks was omitted from the All Blacks squad named to defend the Rugby World Cup in …

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Ash Barty bounces back to win first round at US Open

Ashleigh Barty beat Zarina Diyas (KAZ) 1-6 6-3 6-2Alex de Minaur beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) 6-4 6-2 6-7 (6-8) 7-5Ashleigh Barty breathed a big sigh of relief after surviving a scare and progressing to the second round of the US Open in New York. …

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Sam Murray free to play next AFL season after 18-month drug ban

Collingwood rookie’s suspension backdated Murray tested positive to illicit substance in July 2018Collingwood defender Sam Murray is free to play in the AFL next season after receiving his punishment for failing a game-day drugs test last year. The lea…

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Australia beats USA for the first time ever in basketball

Australia 98-94 United StatesFirst win for Australia in 26 games between the teamsBoomers fans can dare to dream about a basketball World Cup medal after Australia scored a massive upset win over the United States in Melbourne. Australia had never beat…

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Adam Ashley-Cooper makes Wallabies cut for Rugby World Cup

Veteran joins bolter Jordan Petaia on plane to JapanDavid Pocock makes squad despite injury concernsEvergreen Adam Ashley-Cooper and fledgling Jordan Petaia have bolted into the most experienced Australian squad ever named to contest a Rugby World Cup….

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Marcus Harris recall on cards for third Ashes Test at Headingley

Opener set to replace Cameron Bancroft in LeedsJames Pattinson also tipped to make Australia teamJames Pattinson is primed to return for the third Ashes Test in Leeds, where selectors are also poised to replace Cameron Bancroft with Marcus Harris. Patt…