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All Blacks run riot against Wallabies in Bledisloe Cup opener

Australia 13-38 New ZealandAll Blacks dominant in comfortable win in SydneyThe All Blacks outclassed the Wallabies as the world champions opened their Rugby Championship campaign with a bang and stole a march in this year’s Bledisloe Cup series.On a ni…

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All Blacks run riot against Wallabies in Bledisloe Cup opener

Australia 13-38 New ZealandAll Blacks dominant in comfortable win in SydneyThe All Blacks outclassed the Wallabies as the world champions opened their Rugby Championship campaign with a bang and stole a march in this year’s Bledisloe Cup series.On a ni…

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Wallabies v All Blacks: Bledisloe Cup – live!

Updates from the Rugby Championship opener in SydneyAny thoughts? Feel free to email or tweet @rrjparkin 11.53am BST Big play. Amazing, All Blacks running rugby!The Wallabies were hot on the Kiwis line. Koroibete isolated one-on-one with his Fijian-bor…

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Durham sign banned Australia opener Cameron Bancroft for 2019 season

• Batsman involved in ball-tampering scandal in South Africa • ‘I am grateful for the opportunity and I can’t wait to get over’Durham have signed Cameron Bancroft, the ball-tampering opening batsman who received a nine-month domestic ban by Cricket Aus…

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Lleyton Hewitt angered as Australia’s Davis Cup tie is left in limbo

Australia could be forced to play meaningless playoff New format ‘a money grab’, says team captainThe International Tennis Federation’s radical overhaul of the Davis Cup has cast doubt over Australia’s scheduled World Group playoff in Austria after the…

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FFA chairman Steven Lowy walks away from football – report

Lowy says he will not seek re-election after losing patience with the protracted battle over governance of the game in AustraliaFootball Federation Australia’s chairman, Steven Lowy, has sensationally announced he will not seek re-election, potentially…

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Ben Stokes may find door to Australia’s Big Bash closed to him this off-season

• It’s definitely not a good look, says Sixers’ Jodie Hawkins• Stokes played Big Bash for Melbourne Renegades in 2015Ben Stokes could see his return to the Big Bash League blocked, with the Australian team who were leading the chase to sign him ruling …

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Super Rugby final points way for Wallabies in Bledisloe opener | Bret Harris

Various All Blacks traits found in New Zealand’s best club side could provide the key to an Australian victory in SydneyAs Australia prepare for Saturday’s opening Bledisloe Cup Test against the All Blacks in Sydney, the recent Super Rugby final betwee…

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Reece Hodge to start at centre for Wallabies in Bledisloe opener

Captain Michael Hooper returns from injuryTatafu Polota-Nau and Matt Toomua recalled Utility back Reece Hodge will fill the Wallabies’ troublesome centre position for Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash with the All Blacks in Sydney. Hodge, who spent m…

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Pencak silat and eSports: a guide to the most fascinating 2018 Asian Games events | John Duerden

This year’s competition in Indonesia promises many familiar sports – and some that are rather less well-known The 2018 Asian Games begin on Saturday in Jakarta with a busy schedule of 40 events that go some way to representing the diversity that exists…

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NRL’s coaching merry-go-round at risk of spinning out of control | Nick Tedeschi

At the heart of the dramas at Penrith, Brisbane and Manly is the ageless struggle for power There is more intrigue, rumour, innuendo and “misinformation” surrounding the 16 head coaching jobs in the NRL than there is for palace watchers, Kremlinologist…

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Melbourne Victory convinced Keisuke Honda to postpone retirement

Japanese player reveals A-League offer changed mind‘I’m inspired by Kevin Muscat,’ says HondaKeisuke Honda was planning to retire from football before Melbourne Victory offered him an A-League contract. The Japanese player said he planned to call it qu…

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Faster, higher, stronger? Not in Olympic women’s road cycling | Stephanie Constand

A watered-down Tokyo 2020 course suggests the Olympic motto ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius’ is relevant only to menThe routes for the Olympic road races were recently announced by the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and the UCI, and something is yet again co…

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Serena Williams roars back to form in crushing win over Daria Gavrilova

American loses just three sets in Cincinatti Open victoryFinal major of year, the US Open, starts in two weeksSerena Williams took just 65 minutes to beat Daria Gavrilova in the first round of the Cincinatti Open. Williams was in ominous form just a fo…

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Bledisloe Cup is ‘pinnacle’ of rugby, says Australia’s Will Genia

Wallabies face All Blacks in Sydney on Saturday nightAustralia haven’t won trans-Tasman series since 2002Australia scrumhalf Will Genia would never turn down a World Cup win if one came along but the Wallabies playmaker believes wresting the Bledisloe …

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Keisuke Honda to coach Cambodia national team while playing in A-League

Honda signs two-year contract and won’t receive a salaryMelbourne Victory insist he won’t miss A-League matchesFormer Japan international Keisuke Honda has been named general manager of Cambodia’s national team just a week after signing for Melbourne V…

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Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel bounce back with wins at Pan Pacs

Ledecky wins 400m freestyle with sixth fastest time in historyDressel wins 100m butterfly after falling in Friday’s 100m freeFor Americans Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel, Saturday was a better day at the Pan Pacific Championships after unexpected los…

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Has surfing learnt anything about drug abuse since Andy Irons’ death? | Jake Dean

Claims that surfing is still a closed shop raise questions whether the sport has changed enough to prevent another tragedy“I remember finding him on the mattress, barely alive,” recalls Lyndie Irons, wife of the late three-time surfing world champion A…

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Michael Hooper aims to combat Wallabies player drain with long-term deals

Australia captain signs five-year contract Flanker expected to pocket $6mWallabies skipper Michael Hooper, who signed a five-year contract extension on Friday, believes long-term deals can be a big weapon in Rugby Australia’s attempt to combat player d…

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Jarrod Lyle: the man who had a way with people and was still thinking of others at the end | Matt Cleary

It was impossible not to like the Australian golfer with the beautiful swing and a big heartJohn Daly needed cheering up. It was a Monday morning after a particularly bad missed cut and he was alone on a practice green before a pro-am at Woodlands Golf…