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‘We can share in the joy’: World Cup unites Croatia and Australian diaspora

Footballing prowess brings together Croatians from far and wide, giving some a snapshot of life there since independence in 1991After Ivan Rakitic scored the third goal in Croatia’s group-stage win over Argentina, Jozo Kolakusic, a 25-year-old Australi…

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Australian basketballers ‘in fear’ for safety in Philippines brawl

Basketball Australia says ‘alarming’ and ‘unsavoury’ events left players wondering if they would leave arena unscathedAustralian basketball players feared for their safety after a World Cup qualifier in the Philippines descended into an extraordinary m…

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Mass brawl mars Australia v Philippines basketball game – video

The International Basketball Federation has opened disciplinary hearings against Australia and the Philippines after a wild brawl broke out in their Basketball World Cup qualifying game. The fight spilled into the area behind the baseline and video by …

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SBS presenter Lucy Zeli? hits back at abuse for World Cup pronunciation

Commentator says: ‘If you can’t get someone’s name right, it shows … you’ve got no regard’Lucy Zeli? and Craig Foster, the faces of SBS’s World Cup coverage, have addressed criticism aimed at Zeli?’s pronunciation of players’ names during the tournam…

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Kangaroo invades pitch at football match in Canberra – video

The football match between Belconnen United and Canberra suffered an unusual delay on Sunday, when a kangaroo bounded onto the pitch.After several false starts, it was eventually directed away to safety for play to resume.Belconnen United held on to wi…

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Kangaroo invades pitch at football match in Canberra – video

The football match between Belconnen United and Canberra suffered an unusual delay on Sunday, when a kangaroo bounded onto the pitch.After several false starts, it was eventually directed away to safety for play to resume.Belconnen United held on to wi…

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Peter Thomson obituary

Australian golfer who won the Open Championship five timesFor a period during the 1950s it seemed that Peter Thomson, who has died aged 88, virtually owned golf’s oldest major competition, the Open Championship. Between 1952 and 1958 the Australian won…

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Optus World Cup fiasco: SBS to broadcast all group stage games

Company allows simulcasting with free-to-air channel and offers refunds to customers as it tries to head off anger over technical problemsOptus has announced the remainder of the World Cup group stage will be broadcast live on SBS and that it will make…

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Peter Thomson, Australian golfing great, dies aged 88

Five-time British Open champion had been treated for Parkinson’s diseaseThe Australian golfing great Peter Thomson has died at the age of 88. The five-time British Open champion had been treated for Parkinson’s disease for the past four years.He died s…

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Peter Thomson, Australian golfing great, dies aged 88

Five-time British Open champion had been treated for Parkinson’s diseaseThe Australian golfing great Peter Thomson has died at the age of 88. The five-time British Open champion had been treated for Parkinson’s disease for the past four years.He died s…

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SBS to screen all World Cup games for next 48 hours after Optus debacle

Buffering and feed disruptions marred the telco’s streaming of the opening matches from Russia over the weekend SBS has announced that it will broadcast all World Cup games for the the next 48 hours following anger among football fans at repeated disru…

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Richie Porte on track for Tour de France after Switzerland win

Tasmanian cyclist claims biggest title of his career with victory in the Tour de SuisseRichie Porte feels on track to make amends for last year’s Tour de France crash nightmare after securing the biggest victory of his career in the Tour de Suisse.The …

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France deny Australia amid VAR controversy – in pictures

The best images from Kazan Arena as Les Bleus beat the Socceroos 2-1 after technology was decisively used for the first time at the tournament Continue reading…

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Optus under fire after World Cup streaming leaves fans frustrated

Telco branded an ‘absolute disgrace’ as stream for Egypt v Uruguay game continuously drops out Optus Sport, which has the rights to broadcast every match of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, was at the centre of a social media storm after its live streamin…

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Nick Kyrgios calls Dawn Fraser ‘racist’ after Queen’s birthday honour

Feud dates back to Olympian’s criticism of tennis player in 2015‘I’m so very grateful that I’m Australian,’ Fraser saysNick Kyrgios has reignited his feud with the Australian Olympic legend Dawn Fraser, labelling her “racist” in a tweet after she was a…

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Jarryd Hayne: rape lawsuit heading for jury trial as mediation fails

NRL star and friends named as foreign nationals who would give evidence • Sign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morningA civil lawsuit accusing Jarryd Hayne of rape appears to be headed to a sensational jury trial in Californ…

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Tomic sets up Kyrgios clash after qualifying for French Open draw

Resurgent Australian fights back to beat Portugal’s Goncalo Oliveira 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 • Sign up to receive the latest Australian sports stories every dayBernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios will clash for the first time in a French Open first-round show-stoppe…

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Horse-racing doping scandal: eight found guilty of taking part in Aquanita ‘conspiracy’

Five trainers and three stable hands found guilty of being part of ring that used alkalising agents to ‘top up’ horsesEight people have been found guilty of taking part in a doping “conspiracy” that the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board has dubbed …

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Extreme eSports: the very male, billion-dollar gaming industry at a stadium near you

A crowd of 18,000 filled a Sydney arena at the weekend to watch groups of young men play video games for huge cash prizesWhenever an artist scheduled to play Qudos Bank Arena at Sydney Olympic Park doesn’t sell enough tickets, the venue tactfully drape…

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‘Winning netball gold is a game changer’: Housby basks in surprise win

Goal scorer Helen Housby hopes Commonwealth triumph will lead to boost for her sportIt’s one week on from the sensational last-second goal that could change English netball for ever. Scorer Helen Housby has hardly removed her Commonwealth gold medal. I…