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The art of photography: sporting images – in pictures

Ryan Pierse is a Sydney-based sports photographer for Getty Images. He talks through some of the most memorable frames from his 20-year careerThe art of sport photography with Ryan Pierse – video Continue reading…

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The art of photography: sporting images – in pictures

Ryan Pierse is a Sydney-based sports photographer for Getty Images. He talks through some of the most memorable frames from his 20-year careerThe art of sport photography with Ryan Pierse – video Continue reading…

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AFL issues unreserved apology for failings over Adam Goodes saga

AFL admits it let down the Sydney Swans star over booingGillon McLachlan admits he was wrong not to call it racistThe Australian Football League and all 18 clubs have apologised to Adam Goodes for their “failures” during the last months of his career, …

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French Open: rain delays force Ashleigh Barty’s semi-final away from main court

Men’s semis will be played on centre court in ParisOrganisers’ decision declared ‘unfair and inappropriate’ Ashleigh Barty’s first appearance in a grand slam semi-final will not be on the grand stage normally reserved for a last-four match at Roland Ga…

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Chris Gayle deserves higher defamation payout, Australian court hears

Lawyer says the West Indies star, who was awarded $300,000, was hurt by the way his win was reportedThe international cricketer Chris Gayle, who was awarded $300,000 in defamation damages, should receive more for being hurt by the way his win was repor…

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Why we should all support Cody Walker’s quiet refusal to sing the Australian anthem | Jack Latimore

An appropriate response would be to improve understanding of why Advance Australia Fair remains offensive to First Nations peoplesThere are several things patently wrong with Australia’s national anthem. Firstly setting aside the mistaken presumption t…

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NRL player Jack de Belin faces two new charges over alleged sexual assault

Dragons player has pleaded not guilty to one charge relating to alleged rape of 19-year-old woman in December The St George Illawarra Dragons player Jack de Belin will face two new rape charges over the alleged assault of a teenager in Wollongong.The 2…

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Cody Walker insists he won’t sing national anthem at State of Origin

South Sydney star says it ‘does not represent me or my family’Johnathon Thurston backs Indigenous player’s stand Cody Walker will not sing the Australian national anthem before next week’s State of Origin opener in Brisbane, but says the decision is “j…

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Jack de Belin loses federal court bid to be reinstated by NRL

St George Illawarra star will remain ruled out indefinitely while he answers aggravated sexual assault chargeSt George Illawarra star Jack de Belin has lost his bid in the federal court to be reinstated by the NRL.Justice Melissa Perry ruled on Friday …

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Andy Brennan is first male Australian footballer to come out as gay

Announcement comes after widespread support It has been a ‘mental burden’, says former Newcastle player Former Newcastle Jets player Andy Brennan has become Australia’s first professional male footballer to come out as gay while still playing the game….

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Andy Brennan is first male Australian footballer to come out as gay

Announcement comes after widespread support It has been a ‘mental burden’, says former Newcastle player Former Newcastle Jets player Andy Brennan has become Australia’s first professional male footballer to come out as gay while still playing the game….

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Andy Brennan is first male Australian footballer to come out as gay

Announcement comes after widespread support It has been a ‘mental burden’, says former Newcastle player Former Newcastle Jets player Andy Brennan has become Australia’s first professional male footballer to come out as gay while still playing the game….

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Israel Folau and Australian rugby’s moment of reckoning

A homophobic tweet has exposed deep fault lines running through the dressing room as the team prepares for the World CupAustralian rugby is facing an unprecedented moment of reckoning after star fullback Israel Folau posted a warning on Instagram that …

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Police evict Sydney FC fan after row over disabled toilet, leaving daughter ‘traumatised’

Football Federation Australia investigating after Rory Carroll and family escorted from stadium by police officersFootball Federation Australia is investigating after a fan was ejected from Sunday’s A-League semi-final at Sydney’s Jubilee Oval amid acc…

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Israel Folau has broken the spirits of many children who once idolised him | Erik Denison

It’s hard to understand why the rugby union star says he cares about gay people, yet uses his platform to criticise themIf you saw a man harming a young girl on the street, what would you do? Would you intervene? Call the police? Most agree there’s no …

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Israel Folau has broken the spirits of many children who once idolised him | Erik Denison

It’s hard to understand why the rugby union star says he cares about gay people, yet uses his platform to criticise themIf you saw a man harming a young girl on the street, what would you do? Would you intervene? Call the police? Most agree there’s no …

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Cricketer who raped sleeping woman jailed for five years

Australian-born player Alex Hepburn convicted over attack that was part of sexual conquest ‘game’A cricketer who raped a woman he found dozing in his teammate’s bedroom has been jailed for five years, with his victim calling it an evil and heinous atta…

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Cricketer James Faulkner’s social media post about boyfriend ‘misinterpreted’

All-rounder posts photo of ‘dinner with the boyfriend’29-year-old’s ‘courage’ praised by cricket worldThe Australia all-rounder James Faulkner has attracted widespread attention after appearing to come out as gay in social media posts, only for Cricket…

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Cricketer James Faulkner says he is not gay after social media ‘misunderstanding’

Photo showed ‘boyfriend’ who is actually housemate29-year-old’s ‘courage’ was praised by cricket worldThe Australia all-rounder James Faulkner has attracted widespread attention after appearing to come out as gay in social media posts, only for the 29-…

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Darwin wheelchair tennis event moved after court built on a slope

International Tennis Centre court has 49.5cm slopeRemedial work will not start until after Arafura GamesAn international wheelchair tennis event has been forced to move because the show court at a new $16m tennis complex has been built on a slope.The D…