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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…

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NRL and AFL clubs called out for ‘toxic’ alcohol advertising deals

Only Melbourne Storm and Western Bulldogs don’t accept money from drinks industry, report findsA new study has highlighted the extent to which alcohol advertising is ingrained within Australia’s two major football codes, with concerns raised about the …

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Ante Milicic backs Matildas’ natural instincts in pre-World Cup test against US

Matildas face world No 1 side in Colorado on FridayCoach confident in way team play, says Lydia WilliamsThe Matildas are being urged to play their own game and not be distracted by the status of their opponents when they meet world No 1 United States i…

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Liam Ryan racist abuse: West Coast want ‘keyboard cowards’ punished

Forward subjected to racist abuse on social mediaWestern Australian state premier calls comments ‘hateful’The chief executive of Australian Football League champions West Coast Eagles has demanded “hateful, keyboard cowards” be held to account after on…

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‘Cowardly grubs’: Scott Morrison condemns sexist remarks about Tayla Harris

PM says trolls targeting the Carlton AFL Women’s player ‘need to wake up to themselves’The Australian prime minister has weighed in to the controversy around sexist comments posted online about an image of the Australian rules footballer Tayla Harris, …

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Tayla Harris hits out at social media ‘animals’ for ‘sexual abuse’ of AFLW star’s photo – video

The AFLW star Tayla Harris has said she has been ‘sexually abused on social media’ and wants action taken against those who vilified her. Harris told RSN radio in Australia she was repulsed by some online comments regarding a picture of …

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Ben Simmons salutes ‘Egg Boy’ who confronted senator over Christchurch attack

76ers star wears sneakers with ‘Egg Boy’ on themTeen egged Fraser Anning, who blamed attacks on immigrationNBA All-Star Ben Simmons paid tribute to the teenager who egged a politician who blamed the Christchurch terror attacks on Muslim immigration.Aus…

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Melbourne ready to roar for F1 and V8 Supercars at Albert Park | Yassmin Abdel-Magied

It is not just Formula One followers who will descend on Melbourne this week, the V8 races draw a different crowd that only adds to the excitement for motorsport fansThe Australian Grand Prix is often a hot affair. The Formula One season opener comes t…

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Matildas to set up home at state-of-the-art facility in Melbourne

Football Victoria plan gets FFA backing‘Coming of age for women’s sport in Australia’The Matildas will be able to call Melbourne home after Football Victoria, with the backing of Football Federation Australia, announced its intention to establish a sta…

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Endurance cyclist Mike Hall’s death avoidable, says Australian coroner

Hope expressed that fatal collision near Canberra will be ‘catalyst for change’The death of a renowned British endurance cyclist who was hit by a car while competing in a 3,500-mile race across Australia was avoidable, a coroner has concluded.Mike Hall…

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ARLC rules for ‘no-fault’ standing down of players charged with serious offences

Jack de Belin will not play until his court case is settledClubs will be able to apply for salary cap reliefJack de Belin will miss the start of the NRL season after the Australian Rugby League Commission unanimously agreed to implement a “no-fault” st…

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Hakeem al-Araibi: thank you Australia for bringing me home – but my fight is not over

Bahrain will do anything to hunt down dissident athletes and their families. International sporting bodies must step up to protect the helpless I can never truly express my gratitude to you all, the Australian people, for bringing me home. There were c…

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NRL star Dylan Walker allegedly ‘yanked’ fiancee’s pontytail in row over PlayStation

Court hears Manly player was ‘really pissed off’ when Alexandra Ivkovic interrupted his gameNRL star Dylan Walker had a fight with his fiancee about a PlayStation before yanking her ponytail, causing her to fall onto a concrete driveway while holding a…

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NRL star Dylan Walker allegedly ‘yanked’ fiancee’s pontytail in row over PlayStation

Court hears Manly player was ‘really pissed off’ when Alexandra Ivkovic interrupted his gameNRL star Dylan Walker had a fight with his fiancee about a PlayStation before yanking her ponytail, causing her to fall onto a concrete driveway while holding a…

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Serena Williams cartoon not racist, Australian media watchdog rules

Herald Sun newspaper’s depiction of player ‘spitting the dummy’ at US Open had been widely condemnedA Herald Sun cartoon that depicted Serena Williams jumping in the air and “spitting the dummy” after losing a match to Naomi Osaka was not racist, the P…

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‘Big surprise’: Hakeem al-Araibi feels the love as he returns to football club

Bahraini refugee in the spotlight during Pascoe Vale’s first home game of the season despite not getting any playing timeIt hardly mattered that Hakeem al-Araibi didn’t make it on to the pitch for his homecoming match.The Bahraini refugee, whose recent…

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Craig Foster – the man behind Hakeem al-Araibi’s remarkable release

Hailed for mobilising the global football family, the SBS commentator now says ‘we are just warming up’On 7 December, 10 days after the Australian refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi was arrested at Bangkok airport, the former Socceroos captain Craig F…

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He’s free, but who’s to blame for Hakeem al-Araibi’s ordeal?

Campaigners examine whether the failings of Interpol, Australian police, the world’s footballing bodies and Thai authorities allowed the refugee athlete to fall into Bahrain’s webAs Hakeem al-Araibi settles back into his life in Melbourne after 76 days…

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Hakeem al-Araibi arrives home in Melbourne – video

Former Socceroo Craig Foster welcomes home refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi at Melbourne airport, where he is greeted by an enthusiastic throng. Al-Araibi was released from prison in Bangkok after a Thai court dropped Bahrain’s deportation case…

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Hakeem al-Araibi arrives in Australia to hero’s welcome

Wife of refugee thanks supporters for helping to secure his release as family call on Bahrain to ‘drop all the fabricated charges’Hakeem al-Araibi arrived in Melbourne on Tuesday, 77 days after he was arrested in Thailand on an Interpol red notice, dra…