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Author Archive for Mike Hytner

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‘Can’t compare’: Cathy Freeman blasts Scott Morrison’s 26 January first fleet comments

Gold medallist and Indigenous rights campaigner rounds on PM’s criticism of Cricket Australia initiativeOlympic gold medal winner Cathy Freeman has become the latest high-profile critic of Scott Morrison following the prime minister’s comments about Cr…

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NSW government stands by Sydney cricket Test as calls to ban spectators intensify

Gladys Berejiklian says NSW should ‘strive for a sense of normality’, despite misgivings from health expertsFollow the Australia Covid liveblogSydney New Year’s Eve restrictions explainedCovid hotspots in NSWVictoria mandates mask-wearing after Covid o…

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NSW government stands by Sydney cricket Test as calls to ban spectators intensify

Gladys Berejiklian says NSW should ‘strive for a sense of normality’, despite misgivings from health expertsFollow the Australia Covid liveblogSydney New Year’s Eve restrictions explainedCovid hotspots in NSWVictoria mandates mask-wearing after Covid o…

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‘All systems go’ for Sydney Test as Cricket Australia presses on despite Covid uncertainty

Match at SCG had been in doubt following NSW outbreakMCG preferred backup choice should situation changeCricket Australia remains determined to see out the remainder of the Test summer as per its initial schedule, and is working with the Queensland gov…

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David Warner and Sean Abbott ruled out of Boxing Day Test

Covid protocols preclude pair from joining squadOpener Warner still recovering from groin injuryCricket Australia’s strict biosecurity protocols have prevented David Warner and Sean Abbott from rejoining the Test squad ahead of the Boxing Day Test, as …

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Armpit advertising: Australian cricket umpires to carry deodorant ads under their arms

Underarm ads for deodorant believed to be a world firstUmpires to wear the ads during Big Bash League gamesCricket advertising is set for areas never before reached, with umpires in Australia’s Big Bash League to advertise a new sponsor in their undera…

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Don Bradman’s first baggy green expected to fetch seven-figure sum at auction

Cap worn by Australian great in his first Test up for auction‘Taj Mahal’ of Australian cricket hats could fetch more than $1mThe last time a big-name baggy green was auctioned off it fetched more than $1m and, when bidding opens this week for Sir Don B…

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Hockeyroos consider strike action after key players dropped

Georgina Morgan and Rachael Lynch excluded from squadEmergency meeting of 15 players held at training camp in PerthAustralian hockey is facing a crisis after the exclusion of two of the Hockeyroos’ most experienced players, just seven months out from a…

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Australian Open delay ‘likely’ outcome of government talks with Tennis Australia

Sports minister says one or two-week delay is probableVictorian premier stands firm on quarantine rulesA decision on when next year’s Australian Open will be held is imminent, but a delay of a week or two is the “most likely” outcome of talks between t…

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Rugby Australia signs $100m deal with Nine as broadcaster unveils Stan Sport

RA says contract will ‘reboot the game at every level’Three-year deal includes Super Rugby and BledisloeCash-strapped Rugby Australia has entered a brave new world after announcing a broadcast deal with Nine Entertainment worth $100m over three years. …

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State of Origin: Queensland stage stunning comeback to beat NSW in game 1

Queensland Maroons 18-14 New South Wales BluesWayne Bennett masterminds second-half comebackIn the end, Wayne Bennett’s coaching mastery, his innate ability to inspire his players and get the best out of what he has at his disposal, trumped all else at…

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Anthony Van Dyck: tragedy again mars Melbourne Cup as horse euthanised

One of pre-race favourites suffers fractured fetlockHorse becomes seventh to perish at Cup since 2013Tragedy again struck the Melbourne Cup after one of the pre-race favourites, Anthony Van Dyck, was euthanised after breaking down entering the home str…

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Twilight Payment holds off Tiger Moth to win 2020 Melbourne Cup

Owner Lloyd Williams claims a seventh Cup win Anthony van Dyck euthanised after breaking downJoseph O’Brien got the better of his father for a second time at the Melbourne Cup as Twilight Payment put in a stunning display to win the race’s 160th runnin…

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Dan Palmer praised after becoming first Wallabies player to come out as gay

Palmer is just the second men’s international to come outDavid Pocock leads plaudits over powerful columnThere has been an outpouring of support for Dan Palmer, the Australian former rugby union player, after he became the first Wallabies player and ju…

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NRL grand final 2020: Penrith Panthers v Melbourne Storm – live!

Updates from the match at Sydney’s ANZ StadiumAny thoughts? Email or tweet @mike_hytner 9.34am GMT What a half of NRL football! It’s going to take quite some comeback from the Panthers if they are to catch the Storm after the break. Penrith will feel d…

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NRL grand final 2020: Penrith Panthers v Melbourne Storm – live!

Updates from the match at Sydney’s ANZ StadiumAny thoughts? Email or tweet @mike_hytner 9.34am GMT What a half of NRL football! It’s going to take quite some comeback from the Panthers if they are to catch the Storm after the break. Penrith will feel d…

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Dustin Martin cements status as AFL great with another standout showing | Mike Hytner

Four-goal Richmond player wins Norm Smith medal as Tigers win back-to-back grand finals and third in four yearsAs Richmond underlined their AFL dynasty with a third premiership in four years, the club’s talisman during its era of success, Dustin Martin…

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David Pocock retires: Australian great quits rugby to focus on conservation efforts

Former Wallabies star will not return to Panasonic Wild Knights‘Time was right’ to call time on 15-year careerDavid Pocock, one of the finest rugby union players to represent Australia, has announced his retirement from the sport, saying “the time was …

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David Pocock retires: Australian great quits rugby to focus on conservation efforts

Former Wallabies star will not return to Panasonic Wild Knights‘Time was right’ to call time on 15-year careerDavid Pocock, one of the finest rugby union players to represent Australia, has announced his retirement from the sport, saying “the time was …

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Mitchelton-Scott pull out of Giro d’Italia after four positive Covid tests

Jumbo-Visma team leader Steven Kruijswijk also outReports of other riders testing positive for Covid-19Coronavirus – latest updates | All our coronavirus coverageMitchelton-Scott has withdrawn its entire team from the Giro d’Italia after four staff mem…