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Ariarne Titmus ends Katie Ledecky’s reign in Olympic 400m freestyle thriller

Australian wins gold ahead of American rivalEmma McKeon and men’s relay team add bronze medals The reign of American swim queen Katie Ledecky is over – at least for now. The five-time Olympic gold medallist was beaten by Australian 20-year-old Ariarne …

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Sam Kerr’s penalty demons return in Matildas’ Olympic defeat to Sweden

Sweden come from behind to win 4-2 in Group G match Australia’s captain scores twice but also misses from the spot Sam Kerr would not have forgotten the weight of the silence that stretched and warped the world around her as she stood staring at the ba…

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Hockeyroos move on from recent turmoil as different kind of heat builds in Tokyo

Australia lacking match practice after disrupted yearHigh temperatures expected for opening round of matchesInspired by their new coach, Australia’s Hockeyroos insist they have overcome internal turmoil ahead of their Tokyo 2020 campaign opener this we…

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Michael Vaughan says England players may not make Ashes tour if families are barred

Former Test captain warns of potentially farcical series Calls on Australian government to issue travel exemptions Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan has warned that the upcoming Ashes series in Australia could descend into farce if the fam…

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Australia v West Indies ODI called off due to Covid scare moments before first ball bowled

Non-playing member of West Indies staff tests positiveAustralia were ready to bat before abrupt postponementAustralia’s second one-day international against the West Indies in the Caribbean has been postponed in bizarre and dramatic circumstances befor…

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Australia and New Zealand pull out of Rugby League World Cup in England over Covid concerns

Player welfare and safety concerns cited by both nationsARLC and NZRL urge postponement of 2021 tournamentHolders Australia and New Zealand have withdrawn from the Rugby League World Cup due to be held at the end of the year in England, citing player w…

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Australia to host Olympics again after Brisbane confirmed for 2032 Games

Announcement made after meeting on Wednesday in TokyoQueensland bid was only one in front of IOC membersThe Olympics will return to Australia for a third time after Brisbane was formally awarded hosting rights for the 2032 Games following a vote of Int…

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Australian Olympic showjumper suspended after testing positive for cocaine

Jamie Kermond returned positive A-sample from test in JuneVictorian provisionally banned from competition in TokyoControversy has hit Australia’s Olympic team on the first day of Tokyo 2020 action, with showjumper Jamie Kermond provisionally suspended …

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Basketball Australia launches investigation into Liz Cambage incident

BA looking into alleged ‘breach of the integrity framework’Cambage pulled out of Olympics citing mental health concernsOpals star Liz Cambage is under a code of conduct and integrity investigation, Basketball Australia has confirmed. The governing body…

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Australia fall again to West Indies despite solid start in final T20 international

West Indies 199-8; Australia 183-9 | West Indies win by 16 runsHosts underline dominance as they take series 4-1West Indies batsman Evin Lewis blasted 79 runs off 34 balls as the Twenty20 world champions defeated Australia by 16 runs in the fifth game …

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Australia fall again to West Indies despite solid start in final T20 international

West Indies 199-8; Australia 183-9 | West Indies win by 16 runsHosts underline dominance as they take series 4-1West Indies batsman Evin Lewis blasted 79 runs off 34 balls as the Twenty20 world champions defeated Australia by 16 runs in the fifth game …

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Mitchell Marsh stars with bat and ball as Australia salvage some pride in West Indies

Australia 189-6; West Indies 185-6; Australia win by four runsMitch Marsh (75) and Aaron Finch (53) provide base for winMitchell Marsh produced his career-best T20 international batting and bowling figures to help Australia to a drought-breaking four-r…

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Mitchell Marsh stars with bat and ball as Australia salvage some pride in West Indies

Australia 189-6; West Indies 185-6; Australia win by four runsMitch Marsh (75) and Aaron Finch (53) provide base for winMitchell Marsh produced his career-best T20 international batting and bowling figures to help Australia to a drought-breaking four-r…

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West Indies v Australia: fourth T20 international – live!

Updates from the penultimate match of the series in St LuciaStart time at Darren Sammy Cricket Ground is 9:30am AESTAny thoughts? Email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 12.46am BST 3rd over: Australia 21-1 (Finch 9, Marsh 1) Finch does find the middle against…

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Queensland rediscover spirit as low-energy NSW pay price for hubris | Nick Tedeschi

The Maroons saved some face with their State of Origin game three win on the Gold Coast after the Blues’ selection policy backfiredNathan Cleary did not shine in the first two Origins but his importance to the NSW team was obvious early in game three w…

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State of Origin 2021 game 3: NSW Blues vs Qld Maroons – live!

Updates from the final game of the 2021 series on the Gold CoastKick-off time tonight at Cbus Super Stadium is 8:10pm AESTAny thoughts? Email or tweet @JPHowcroft 10.13am BST Hello everybody and welcome to live coverage of State of Origin Game III betw…

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Ash Barty has made a lifelong impression without pretence, agendas or grandstanding | Mel Jones

When the new Wimbledon champion acknowledged my Aboriginal flag T-shirt on Centre Court she showed the importance of connectionI first met Ash Barty in the middle of the Gabba. It was 2015 – the year she took a break from tennis to play for the Brisban…

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More late drama as France close out win over Australia with last-gasp penalty

Melvyn Jaminet coolly slots winner from in front of postsFrance win for first time on Australian soil in over 30 yearsA stonewall defence and the laser boot of Melvyn Jaminet saw France close out a series-levelling 28-26 win against Australia in Melbou…

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Chris Gayle reaches 14,000 T20 runs as West Indies wrap up series against Australia

Gayle blasts 67 from 38 balls including seven sixesWest Indies take unassailable 3-0 lead in five-match seriesAustralia suffered a fourth straight Twenty20 international cricket series loss after Chris Gayle returned to form for the West Indies in St L…

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Chris Gayle reaches 14,000 T20 runs as West Indies wrap up series against Australia

Gayle blasts 67 from 38 balls including seven sixesWest Indies take unassailable 3-0 lead in five-match seriesAustralia suffered a fourth straight Twenty20 international cricket series loss after Chris Gayle returned to form for the West Indies in St L…