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Mitchelton-Scott makes history with first Vuelta win for Australian team

Less than a decade after being formed, Mitchelton-Scott win one the most prestigious races on the global cycling calendarIn July 2010, businessman Gerry Ryan was at the Tour de France. Observing the national flags etched on team cars as they whizzed pa…

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The reality is more nuanced than NRL players being blokey boofheads | Catharine Lumby

Every time they do the wrong thing, it is seen as confirmation that they’ll never change. The behaviour of a few tarnishes a whole codeAs someone who has worked with the NRL as a gender adviser for over a decade the question I am almost guaranteed to g…

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The Serena cartoon debate: calling out racism is not ‘censorship’ | Gary Younge

The depiction of the tennis star in an Australian newspaper recycled centuries-old racial stereotypes. Publishing it showed an extraordinary lack of judgmentIf there is one thing more damning than the racist cartoon of Serena Williams published in Melb…

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John Millman: Federer vanquisher, Brisbane local and no Peter Dutton fan

Long in the shadow of other Australian tennis players, the world No 55’s US Open triumph has put the spotlight on himIf you don’t follow tennis you may not have known who John Millman is. You do now.On Tuesday the 29-year-old from Brisbane beat the wor…

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FFA Cup shock as Melbourne Victory dumped out by Apia Leichhardt

Part-time Opera House cook Tasuku Sekiya scores twice in 3-2 winSydney FC scrape 2-1 over Cairns The Sydney club Apia Leichhardt have claimed the biggest scalp yet in the FFA Cup after they defeated A-League champions Melbourne Victory 3-2 on Tuesday n…

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‘This is for real’: Usain Bolt arrives in Sydney to chase football dream

Central Coast club hopes to turn eight-time Olympic gold medallist into A-League material in just three monthsA-League club Central Coast Mariners are leaving no stone unturned in an attempt to get Olympic legend Usain Bolt’s professional football care…

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Jarrod Lyle, Australian golfer, dies from cancer aged 36

Sportsman died peacefully on Wednesday night after spending final days with family and friendsThe Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has died, aged 36, after a recurrence of acute myeloid leukaemia.Lyle announced this week that he had ceased active treatmen…

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Tony Bullimore obituary

Yachtsman who found fame after his spectacular rescue from the Southern Ocean during the 1996-97 Vendée Globe raceTony Bullimore, who has died of cancer aged 79, achieved worldwide fame after he survived for four days in an air pocket under the overtur…

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Qatar 2022 bid team ‘sabotaged World Cup rivals’

Whistleblower tells Sunday Times that PR agency and former CIA operatives spread fake propagandaThe Qatar 2022 World Cup bid team broke Fifa rules by running a secret campaign to sabotage their rivals for the tournament, it has been claimed. The claims…

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Australia’s Wendy Tuck wins Clipper Round-the-World yacht race

Tuck becomes first female skipper to win, beating Britain’s Nikki HendersonThe Australian sailor Wendy Tuck, has become the first female skipper to win the Clipper Round-the-World yacht race.More than 11 months after leaving Liverpool’s Albert Dock, a …

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Basketbrawl: three Australian and 10 Philippine team members suspended

Shocking fight on court leads to $135,000 fine for Boomers handed down by international federationThree members of the Australian men’s national basketball team face suspensions and the team has been hit with a $135,000 fine over an extraordinary mass …

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Tim Cahill, Australia’s leading goalscorer, retires from international football

The Socceroos legend was the first Australian to score in the World Cup and ends his career with 50 goals and 107 capsSocceroos striker Tim Cahill has announced his retirement from international football, after 107 appearances and 50 goals across a rec…

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Usain Bolt set for trial in Australia’s A-League with Central Coast Mariners

Mariners chief executive insists six-week trial for sprint star is ‘not a stunt or gimmick’The eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt could be on his way to Australia’s A-League.Sydney’s Daily Telegraph reported that Bolt, 31, was set for a six-w…

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Richie Porte out of Tour de France after crash on stage nine

Porte crashed after 10km of stage nineThe Australian rider was taken to hospital Australian Richie Porte has pulled out of the Tour de France after damaging his shoulder in a crash 10 kilometres into the ninth stage, a 156.5-km ride from Arras on Sund…

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‘We can share in the joy’: World Cup unites Croatia and Australian diaspora

Footballing prowess brings together Croatians from far and wide, giving some a snapshot of life there since independence in 1991After Ivan Rakitic scored the third goal in Croatia’s group-stage win over Argentina, Jozo Kolakusic, a 25-year-old Australi…

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Australian basketballers ‘in fear’ for safety in Philippines brawl

Basketball Australia says ‘alarming’ and ‘unsavoury’ events left players wondering if they would leave arena unscathedAustralian basketball players feared for their safety after a World Cup qualifier in the Philippines descended into an extraordinary m…

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Mass brawl mars Australia v Philippines basketball game – video

The International Basketball Federation has opened disciplinary hearings against Australia and the Philippines after a wild brawl broke out in their Basketball World Cup qualifying game. The fight spilled into the area behind the baseline and video by …

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SBS presenter Lucy Zeli? hits back at abuse for World Cup pronunciation

Commentator says: ‘If you can’t get someone’s name right, it shows … you’ve got no regard’Lucy Zeli? and Craig Foster, the faces of SBS’s World Cup coverage, have addressed criticism aimed at Zeli?’s pronunciation of players’ names during the tournam…

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Kangaroo invades pitch at football match in Canberra – video

The football match between Belconnen United and Canberra suffered an unusual delay on Sunday, when a kangaroo bounded onto the pitch.After several false starts, it was eventually directed away to safety for play to resume.Belconnen United held on to wi…

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Kangaroo invades pitch at football match in Canberra – video

The football match between Belconnen United and Canberra suffered an unusual delay on Sunday, when a kangaroo bounded onto the pitch.After several false starts, it was eventually directed away to safety for play to resume.Belconnen United held on to wi…