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AFL players’ union to consider multimillion-dollar concussion trust proposal

AFLPA to meet concussion campaigner Peter Jess this weekEnsuring how players are covered in next CBA high on agendaThe AFL Players’ Association will meet this week with concussion campaigner Peter Jess to discuss his proposed $2bn compensation fund to …

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Coroner calls for brain research following former AFL player Danny Frawley’s death

Victorian coroner Paresa Spanos says research could save livesReport encourages players to donate brains after deathA Victorian coroner is calling for more research into the long-term effects of head knocks in sport, in a report detailing the extent of…

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Coroner calls for brain research following former AFL player Danny Frawley’s death

Victorian coroner Paresa Spanos says research could save livesReport encourages players to donate brains after deathA Victorian coroner is calling for more research into the long-term effects of head knocks in sport, in a report detailing the extent of…

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Coroner calls for brain research following former AFL player Danny Frawley’s death

Victorian coroner Paresa Spanos says research could save livesReport encourages players to donate brains after deathA Victorian coroner is calling for more research into the long-term effects of head knocks in sport, in a report detailing the extent of…

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The Australian Open show did go on, but has it been worth it? | Emma Kemp

The players have done their best, but 2021’s first slam will be remembered not for what was there, but for what was missingOn the eve of the Australian Open, Craig Tiley was a man of resolve. “Covid, in the next 12 to 18 months, will kill off events li…

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Australian Open 2021 day 11, semi-finals: Naomi Osaka v Serena Williams – live!

Updates from the tennis grand slam at Melbourne ParkAslan Karatsev: the qualifier taking on Djokovic Any thoughts? Email or tweet @emmavkemp 4.08am GMT Second set: Naomi Osaka 6-3 2-1 Serena Williams* Were we talking about serving just now? It’s chalk …

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Aslan Karatsev: the qualifier taking on Djokovic in Australian Open semis | Emma Kemp

The world No 114 was virtually unknown when he arrived in Melbourne but has earned his shot against Novak DjokovicAslan Karatsev is a bit of a businessman. It is not just the way he buttons his shirt almost to the neck, but also the efficient cock of h…

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Ash Barty exits Australian Open after stunning Karolína Muchová comeback

Czech player upsets world No 1 and top seed 1-6, 6-3, 6-2Muchová bounces back after medical timeout in second setA set and 2-1 down, Karolína Muchová sits in her chair. Movement and muffling from behind a black Adidas face mask shows she is speaking to…

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Ash Barty exits Australian Open after stunning Karolína Muchová comeback

Czech player upsets world No 1 and top seed 1-6, 6-3, 6-2Muchová bounces back after medical timeout in second setA set and 2-1 down, Karolína Muchová sits in her chair. Movement and muffling from behind a black Adidas face mask shows she is speaking to…

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AFL considering proposal for landmark multimillion-dollar concussion trust for players

Exclusive: The plan – if accepted by the league – would represent a watershed moment in the recognition and treatment of players suffering from the effects of head injuries The AFL is considering a proposal for the establishment of a multimillion-dolla…

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Ash Barty plays a team game in singular pursuit of home glory | Emma Kemp

The world No 1 has never operated alone and, as she marches towards the Australian Open final, continues to thrive with her support crewWhen Ash Barty talks in first-person pronouns, she does so in plurals. “We” is generally the most utilised option in…

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Ash Barty plays a team game in singular pursuit of home glory | Emma Kemp

The world No 1 has never operated alone and, as she marches towards the Australian Open final, continues to thrive with her support crewWhen Ash Barty talks in first-person pronouns, she does so in plurals. “We” is generally the most utilised option in…

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Ash Barty blows hot and cold to beat Daria Gavrilova at Australian Open

‘Little bit rusty’ world No 1 beats fellow Australian 6-1, 7-6 (9-7)Insists she is ‘fit as a fiddle’ despite heaving thigh strappingTwo days ago, in the opening match of her Australian Open campaign, Ash Barty did not drop a point until the 17th time o…

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Indigenous leaders welcome Eddie McGuire’s resignation as president of Collingwood AFL club

McGuire’s departure comes after days of pressure following damning independent report into racism at the clubEddie McGuire failed to identify his use-by date, writes Barrie CassidyThe Indigenous senator for Victoria, Lidia Thorpe, has hailed Eddie McGu…

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Indigenous leaders welcome Eddie McGuire’s resignation as president of Collingwood AFL club

McGuire’s departure comes after days of pressure following damning independent report into racism at the clubEddie McGuire failed to identify his use-by date, writes Barrie CassidyThe Indigenous senator for Victoria, Lidia Thorpe, has hailed Eddie McGu…

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Ash Barty ends long tennis hiatus with flawless return at Australian Open

World No 1 trounces Danka Kovinic 6-0, 6-0 in first roundTop seed takes just 44 minutes to progress at Melbourne ParkIn 2020, Ash Barty took a Covid-19 hiatus. She played some golf, watched some AFL and spent time with her dogs. Then she won the first …

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Powerlifting federation to restructure after athlete boycott over racist commentary

GPC Australia president’s post about ‘Coon’ cheese rebranding and the racist commentary it provoked ‘very offensive’, says country’s top-ranked lifterAn Australian powerlifting body says it will conduct an “internal restructure” after a boycott by some…

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1-0, 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 3-3, 4-3, 4-4, 5-4: surely this was the maddest game in A-League history | Emma Kemp

Scorelines rarely tell the full story and goals are never just goals – except, perhaps, when Western United played Perth GloryScorelines rarely tell the full story. They flatter, and flatter to deceive, lack context and even credibility, and almost alw…

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Roberto Bautista Agut likens Australian Open quarantine to being in prison ‘but with wifi’

Spanish world No 13 hits out at state governmentMen’s matches will remain best of five sets, says Craig TileySpanish tennis player Roberto Bautista Agut has likened Australian Open quarantine in Melbourne to being in prison and laid the blame solely wi…

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Return to Australia beckons for Daniel Arzani after stagnant two years in Europe | Emma Kemp

A homecoming, however brief, could provide a circuit breaker for the under-utilised 22-year-oldOn the eve of Saturday night’s 2-1 derby win over Western United, Melbourne City head coach Patrick Kisnorbo fielded a media query he had probably been expec…