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Early goals a worry for Adelaide coach after draw against Melbourne Victory

Marco Kurz says draw a fair result for both sides but laments Reds’ inability to secure a win after being ahead 2-1Adelaide United coach Marco Kurz has lamented his side’s inability to kill off Melbourne Victory in their bruising 2-2 A-League draw at t…

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Nick Kyrgios will not play again this year due to persistent hip injury

Australian says he will end his frustrating season now in an attempt to regain full fitness for the Australian Open in JanuaryNick Kyrgios has confirmed he won’t play again in 2017 as he tries to regain full fitness for the Australian Open in January.K…

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A-League: John Aloisi roars at Adelaide’s fitness ‘myth’

Brisbane Roar coach says it was his own team’s lack of conditioning that proved decisive in the Reds’ 2-1 winBrisbane Roar coach John Aloisi believes it is a “myth” that Adelaide United are much fitter than other A-League sides, arguing it was his own …

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Crushed but for 120 minutes united: qualifier lets Syrians forget war

The national team’s progress into a World Cup play-off was a chance to focus on something other than division and destruction

For a moment on Tuesday, Ahmad Mohammad Mohammad, a 19-year-old Syrian from Aleppo, was able to forget about the war.

The Syrian national football team bowed out of 2018 World Cup qualification after a 2-1 loss to Australia on Tuesday, after an unlikely run that saw them progress to a qualification play-off.

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Socceroos take bumpy route to World Cup as Cahill’s head prevails

Australia’s qualification journey has been as circuitous and wrenching as a budget flight to Europe

Ange Postecoglou normally fronts the cameras with all the enthusiasm of a long-necked man walking to the gallows. Last night, however, after the Socceroos squeaked past Syria 2-1 to reach the final stage of World Cup qualifying – a play-off against, most likely, Honduras or Panama – he allowed himself the indulgence of a smile. Though only a wry one, mind. “We always find a difficult way to do things,” he said.

He’s not wrong. Since their journey to Russia 2018 began in June 2015 with a twitchy 2-1 away win against Kyrgyzstan, the Socceroos’ World Cup qualification journey has been as circuitous and wrenching as one of those budget flights to Europe in which the layovers are longer than many marriages and the flight paths resemble the etchings of a lunatic.

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‘How can I support this team?’ Divided loyalties for Syrians haunted by civil war

Like the country itself, feelings about Syria’s national football team, who play Australia tonight, are complex

When the Syrian national football team walks onto the pitch in Sydney tonight , Obay Al-Akul won’t be inside the stadium cheering but outside protesting.

He won’t be alone. A Syrian national who grew up in Damascus before arriving in Australia in 2014, Al-Akul is one of the 5.1 million people who have fled Syria’s civil war as refugees.

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Football: ‘This is not Assad’s team, it’s Syria’s team’

Syria’s players have much more than football on their mind in tonight’s World Cup playoff against Australia

Syrian midfielder Zaher Midani and his colleagues will have more than football on their mind in tonight’s first leg World Cup playoff against Australia.

“We have a huge motivation: to make the Syrian people happy,” Midani said. “The players and management hope we’ll be able to unify our people.

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Outrage as Sam Kerr omitted from Fifa world player of the year shortlist

The Matildas striker has starred for club and country but her omission has sparked anger from fellow players and fans alike

Forget Messi v Ronaldo, the big controversy about Fifa’s world player of the year award is that Matildas star Sam Kerr has not made the final shortlist for the women’s award.

Related: Matildas win hearts of nation with heady mix of fight, grit, heart, skill and passion | Ann Odong

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Kangaroos, Jackaroos and Bunyips: Australian national team names – real or fake?

Australian team names are the wonder of the sporting world. Take our quiz to test your knowledge of our national representativesWhich is NOT an Australian national team? HockeyroosSquasharoosFutsalroosVolleyroosWhich is NOT a national basketball team?O…

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Kangaroos, Jackaroos and Bunyips: Australian national team names – real or fake?

Australian team names are the wonder of the sporting world. Take our quiz to test your knowledge of our national representativesWhich is NOT an Australian national team? HockeyroosSquasharoosFutsalroosVolleyroosWhich is NOT a national basketball team?O…

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Horse racing in the Australian desert at Birdsville – in pictures

For one weekend each year, Birdsville’s normal population of 115 people swells to a crowd of more than 6,000 when its annual horse race comes to town. Birdsville is situated on the edge of the Simpson Desert, 1,590km from Brisbane but that distance doesn’t deter the horse racing fans and fun seekers who descend on the town for the famous two-day event

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Olympic cycling medallist Jack Bobridge charged with drug offences

  • Former cyclist’s home raided in undercover police operation
  • Charged with selling and supplying MDMA

Australia’s Olympic and Commonwealth Games medal-winning cyclist Jack Bobridge has been charged with drug offences after police raided his home in Perth on Wednesday.

Bobridge, who retired from professional cycling owing to rheumatoid arthritis after last year’s Rio Olympics, appeared at Perth magistrates court on Thursday to face drug dealing charges.

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Former Newcastle Knights player James McManus has win in concussion court battle

Knights will be forced to hand over all medical records involving former players Richard Fa’aoso and Robbie Rochow

A former Newcastle Knights player suing the club over alleged repeated concussions suffered during his playing days causing permanent brain damage has had a preliminary court win in his fight for compensation.

A New South Wales supreme court judge on Monday agreed to a request from James McManus’s legal team for access to a wide variety of documents involving other former NRL players who had suffered concussion and head injuries.

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All Blacks security guard not guilty of making up bugging device claims

Magistrate says not enough evidence to convict Adrian Gard of making a false representation resulting in a police investigation

An All Blacks security guard has been found not guilty of making up claims he found a bugging device at the team’s Sydney hotel a year ago.

Downing Centre local court magistrate Jennifer Atkinson on Friday said there was not enough evidence in the circumstantial case to convict Adrian Gard of making a false representation resulting in a police investigation in August last year.

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Gold medal-winning Stephen Wooldridge leaves cycling a rich legacy

The death of the much-admired former track cyclist has left the Australian cycling community in shock and questioning why

“We are all looking for answers.” Those are the words of the legendary Australian cycling coach Gary Sutton, but they represent the sentiment of the entire Australian cycling community. Cyclists, coaches and fans are in shock after the death of the much-loved former track cyclist Stephen Wooldridge.

In a sport often riven with division, no one ever had a bad word to say about Wooldridge. The 39-year-old won gold at the 2004 Olympics in Athens and claimed four world titles, all in the team pursuit discipline, during an illustrious career that concluded almost a decade ago.

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Gold medal-winning Stephen Wooldridge leaves cycling a rich legacy

The death of the much-admired former track cyclist has left the Australian cycling community in shock and questioning why

“We are all looking for answers.” Those are the words of the legendary Australian cycling coach Gary Sutton, but they represent the sentiment of the entire Australian cycling community. Cyclists, coaches and fans are in shock after the death of the much-loved former track cyclist Stephen Wooldridge.

In a sport often riven with division, no one ever had a bad word to say about Wooldridge. The 39-year-old won gold at the 2004 Olympics in Athens and claimed four world titles, all in the team pursuit discipline, during an illustrious career that concluded almost a decade ago.

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Stephen Wooldridge, Australian Olympic cycling champion, dies aged 39

The track cyclist was one of Australia’s most decorated, having won Olympic gold and four world titles in the team pursuit event

The Australian Olympic and world champion track cyclist, Stephen Wooldridge, has died aged 39.

Born in Sydney, Wooldridge won gold in the 4,000m team pursuit at the Athens Olympics in 2004 and claimed four world titles in the same discipline. He was inducted into the NSW Sports Hall of Fame in 2015.

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Betty Cuthbert, four-time Olympic gold medallist, dies aged 79

Sprinter won three golds at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and added a fourth eight years later in TokyoAustralian sprinting legend Betty Cuthbert has died aged 79.Cuthbert was a four-time Olympic gold medallist, winning three at the 1956 Melbourne games …

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Jodie Fields hails cricketers’ record pay deal as ‘huge step’ for women’s game

  • Fields says deal ‘will ensure cricket attracts young girls to our sport’
  • Basic pay for women internationals to rise 119% over five years

Australia’s former World Cup-winning captain Jodie Fields has welcomed cricket’s new pay deal, bringing the biggest rise in salaries in the history of women’s sport in Australia, as a “huge step” for the game.

The renewed memorandum of understanding (MOU) for Australian cricketers, secured under an in-principle agreement between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers’ Association, includes men and women in the same agreement for the first time.

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‘Stranger things have happened’: Rovers prepare to meet Sydney FC in Darwin | Helen Davidson

The FFA Cup draw has thrown up a classic David and Goliath encounter between part-time players from the tropics and the three-time A-League champions

On a Tuesday evening Darwin Rovers are getting some extra training in at a suburban Darwin oval. They started late because some players hadn’t finished work, and they’re sharing the dying light with a few other sporting groups.

But every session helps ahead of the biggest game of their lives this week, against the reigning A-League champions, Sydney FC.

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