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Nick Phipps and Lukhan Tui in for Australia’s decider with Ireland

Halfback and blindside flanker to start in deciding TestSeries locked at 1-1 heading into Sydney showdown Halfback Nick Phipps and blindside flanker Lukhan Tui have won starts for the Wallabies’ series-deciding Test against Ireland in Sydney. Phipps re…

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McLaren make huge offer for ‘king of the market’ Daniel Ricciardo – report

Reported deal would more than triple driver’s salaryAustralian waiting for Lewis Hamilton’s future to be settledDaniel Ricciardo could become one of the highest-paid Formula One drivers if he accepts a reported monster offer to switch from Red Bull. Ge…

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Diplomats hard at work during Australian invasion of Russia | Kieran Pender

From lost passports to a terrorist scare, the embassy in Moscow is prepared to deal with anythingBarring a major incident, the thousands of Socceroos fans presently in Russia will never appreciate the time and resources that have been expended by the A…

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England’s Alex Hales expects 500-run barrier in ODIs to be broken soon

• ‘The standard has gone through the roof’ in ODIs• Sam Curran and Craig Overton join England squadAfter vaporising Australia at Trent Bridge, and demonstrating why sweets and sandpaper are seemingly this year’s must-have items for certain fielding tea…

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Australia braced for tournament-defining meeting with Denmark

Lack of attacking threat a concern for Van Marwijk‘We know what we have to do to stay in the competition’As the Socceroos trained at the Samara Arena on Wednesday, there was a faint sense that they had been in this position before. Rewind 12 months and…

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Optus World Cup fiasco: SBS to broadcast all group stage games

Company allows simulcasting with free-to-air channel and offers refunds to customers as it tries to head off anger over technical problemsOptus has announced the remainder of the World Cup group stage will be broadcast live on SBS and that it will make…

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‘I’d have loved this’: Kevin Sinfield on England v New Zealand in Denver

Kevin Sinfield captained England in his playing days. Now he is trying to turn the team into World Cup winners By Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredKevin Sinfield had a remarkable playing career. He captained Leeds to seven Super League titles, play…

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Andreas Heraf stood down from New Zealand football following player complaints

13 Ferns members signed letter of complaintAllegations include bullying and intimidationThe most powerful coach at New Zealand Football has been stood down following a player revolt over his methods. NZF on Wednesday announced an independent investigat…

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Peter Thomson, Australian golfing great, dies aged 88

Five-time British Open champion had been treated for Parkinson’s diseaseThe Australian golfing great Peter Thomson has died at the age of 88. The five-time British Open champion had been treated for Parkinson’s disease for the past four years.He died s…

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Peter Thomson, Australian golfing great, dies aged 88

Five-time British Open champion had been treated for Parkinson’s diseaseThe Australian golfing great Peter Thomson has died at the age of 88. The five-time British Open champion had been treated for Parkinson’s disease for the past four years.He died s…

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Mikkel Beck: ‘Australia must improve offensively to beat Denmark’ | John Davidson

The former Danish international identifies Tom Rogic as the key to Socceroos success in SamaraFew people know more about both Danish and Australian football than ex-Middlesbrough and Fortuna Köln striker Mikkel Beck. The 45-year-old was part of Denmark…

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Eoin Morgan salutes England’s record 481 total as his ‘proudest moment’

• Captain overwhelmed by England’s ruthless intensity• Tim Paine: ‘The hardest day’s cricket of my life’Eoin Morgan basked in his proudest day as England’s one-day captain and heralded the finest performance under his watch following an astonishing 242…

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England flatten Australia and clinch ODI series on record-breaking day

• England 481 for six; Australia 239 all out in 37 overs• Eoin Morgan’s side break their own ODI record total by 37 runsThe pitch may have been flat and the opposition bereft but Eoin Morgan’s one-day wonders hit a new high at Trent Bridgeon Wednesday,…

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England v Australia: third one-day international – live!

Over-by-over updates on the ODI at Trent BridgeAny thoughts? You can email Simon or tweet @Simon_BurntonEngland drop Malan for T20 series 2.19pm BST Australia think so, the umpire did not. There was definitely a sound as the ball travelled through to P…

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England v Australia: third one-day international – live!

Over-by-over updates on the ODI at Trent BridgeAny thoughts? You can email Simon or tweet @Simon_BurntonEngland drop Malan for T20 series 2.19pm BST Australia think so, the umpire did not. There was definitely a sound as the ball travelled through to P…

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Bayliss and Jones: the Aussies in charge of two England World Cup destinies | Andy Bull

Eddie Jones and Trevor Bayliss’s smooth starts at the helm of England’s rugby and cricket teams have turned distinctly bumpy. Learning from each other could help turn the tideIt’s 50 miles from Penrith to Randwick, an hour’s drive from one side of Sydn…

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Andy Murray aiming to test match mettle against Nick Kyrgios at Queen’s

• Former World No 1 confident he will not re-injure hip• ‘I didn’t want to get back on court until I could compete’Nick Kyrgios says he regards Andy Murray as “one of my better mates on tour” and the feeling is undoubtedly mutual but the Australian arr…

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Alex Hales accepts he has to take every chance he can for England

• ‘I’m the one who drops out once Stokes comes back’• Australia will welcome back pace bowler Billy StanlakeAlex Hales has scored more hundreds since the last World Cup than any Australian batsman touring England this summer and yet heads into Tuesday’…

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SBS to screen all World Cup games for next 48 hours after Optus debacle

Buffering and feed disruptions marred the telco’s streaming of the opening matches from Russia over the weekend SBS has announced that it will broadcast all World Cup games for the the next 48 hours following anger among football fans at repeated disru…

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Joy, despair and crunching tackles: the best World Cup 2018 photos

We round up the best photography from the opening four days of the World Cup 2018• Follow Guardian sport on Instagram for more great photography Continue reading…