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Matildas retain No 6 ranking, avoiding top five in World Cup group stage

United States remain world’s best women’s team, followed by Germany, France, England and CanadaThe Matildas’ World Cup ambitions have been bolstered by the release of the latest Fifa world rankings, which have the Australian women’s national team holdi…

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Cricketer Chris Gayle awarded $300,000 in Fairfax defamation case

The West Indian was wrongly accused of exposing himself to a masseuse in Sydney in 2015International cricketer Chris Gayle has been awarded $300,000 for being defamed in articles claiming he exposed himself to a female massage therapist.In October last…

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Jarryd Hayne: the on-field rise and off-field fall of an enigma

Once one of Australia’s biggest sporting stories, Jarryd Hayne has seen his star wane as serious allegations loom once againIn the heady days around his debut for San Francisco 49ers, September 15, 2015, Jarryd Hayne drew as much press in Australia as …

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Marika Koroibete double helps off-colour Wallabies to victory in Italy

• Italy 7-26 Australia• Hosts have two tries disallowed with match scorelessAustralia survived an early scare before easing past Italy 26-7 in Padua on Saturday. Italy, chasing their first win against the Wallabies, had two early tries ruled out before…

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Chris Morris the hero as South Africa beat Australia in truncated T20

• South Africa 108-6; Australia 87-7• Storms reduce Gold Coast meeting to 10 overs a sideThunderstorms postponed the start but there was no stopping South Africa claiming a 21-run victory over Australia in a reduced Twenty20 international on the Gold C…

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Jarryd Hayne reportedly under investigation over allegations of sexual assault

Woman told police she suffered injuries during a sexual encounter with the out-of-contract NRL star on grand final nightJarryd Hayne’s immediate NRL future appears even more uncertain with the out-of-contract star reportedly being investigated over all…

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Caught on tape: the story behind Australian cricket’s greatest fall | Geoff Lemon

In an extract from his new book, Geoff Lemon recalls the moment Australia’s sporting landscape was scuffed foreverYou know it’s serious when Mluleki Ntsabo isn’t smiling. The South African Broadcasting Corporation commentator is small in stature and hu…

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Melbourne Cup won by British horse and British trainer for the first time

Racing history made as Cross Counter, trained by Charlie Appleby, wins Australia’s biggest raceThe coveted Melbourne Cup is heading to England for the first time after Cross Counter, the four-year-old bay trained at Newmarket by Charlie Appleby, storme…

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Good-time racing crowd veils the worst of Melbourne Cup day

Just as the well-behaved gathering started to deteriorate after the big race, news came that a horse had died • The CliffsofMoher put down after suffering fractured shoulderThree things happened after the running of the Melbourne Cup – the race that st…

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The CliffsofMoher put down after suffering fractured shoulder in Melbourne Cup

Five-year-old Irish stallion becomes sixth Cup runner to be euthanised since 2013The running of the Melbourne Cup has again been marred after one of the 2018 entries in the race, The Cliffsofmoher, was euthanised at Flemington Racecourse – the sixth ho…

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The CliffsofMoher put down after suffering fractured shoulder in Melbourne Cup

Five-year-old Irish stallion becomes sixth Cup runner to be euthanised since 2013The running of the Melbourne Cup has again been marred after one of the 2018 entries in the race, The Cliffsofmoher, was euthanised at Flemington Racecourse – the sixth ho…

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Cross Counter wins Melbourne Cup as Kerrin McEvoy triumphs again

UK-trained horse wins $7.3m race at Flemington Marmelo comes in second, A Prince of Arran thirdAfter decades of trying, finally England has secured its first success in the $7.3m Melbourne Cup – and it would seem it won’t be long before they achieve an…

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Basketballer caught flying into Australia with pet bulldog in hand luggage

Lamar Patterson, who has been recruited to play for the Brisbane Bullets, arrived without anyone realising Kobe was tucked away in a bagAn American basketballer who flew into Brisbane with his pet bulldog stashed in his hand luggage is about to feel th…

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David Peever resigns as Cricket Australia chairman

Decision comes after days of turmoil following damning report into the state of the national sportSeven months on from the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town, another victim has been claimed after the Cricket Australia chairman, David Peever, tendered…

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Should Smith and Warner bans be reduced? Guardian cricket writers have their say

Opinion is split on the Australian Cricketers’ Association’s bid to lift the ball-tampering sanctionsA national debate is raging over calls from the Australian Cricketers’ Association for the lifting of sanctions imposed on Steve Smith, David Warner an…

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David Warner leaves field after cricket sledge in Sydney

Warner removed himself from play after sledging from Jason Hughes, the older brother of PhillipSledging from Jason Hughes, the older brother of Phillip, has prompted David Warner to temporarily leave the field mid-innings while playing grade cricket in…

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Australia concede Twenty20 series to Pakistan with second consecutive loss

Pakistan 147-6; Australia 136-8 | Pakistan win by 11 runsMaxwell hits unbeaten half-century amid top-order failurePakistan have sealed victory in their T20 series against Australia with another comfortable win in Dubai. Although it was not quite as one…

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Invictus Games 2018 – in pictures

More than 500 injured servicemen and women have gathered to compete in 13 sports in Sydney, Australia. It is the fourth Invictus Games to be held, following events in London, Orlando and Toronto. ‘Invictus has become about the example of service and de…

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Prince Harry opens fourth Invictus Games in Sydney

More than 500 injured servicemen and women gather to compete in 13 sportsPrince Harry has opened the Invictus Games in Sydney, where more than 500 competitors will be taking part in 13 sports.It is the Invictus Games to be held, following similar event…

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Redzel: Aussie battlers and a Chinese billionaire mount Everest

Cancer survivor, electrician, bus driver and billionaire share $6 million purse as Redzel wins Everest race at RandwickIt sounds like the start of a bad joke – a construction worker, a bus driver and a Chinese billionaire own a horse – but it’s not.The…