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Gabriel Medina hits heights in jaw-dropping aerial show to win WSL surf title

Brazilian thrills Sydney crowd at Narrabeen Classic Caroline Marks shows poise to win women’s eventBrazilian surfer Gabriel Medina has blown the competition out of the water to clinch his first title of the year, putting on a gob-smacking air-show at t…

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The hidden cost to the Wallabies of Pacific Island inclusion in Super Rugby | Bret Harris

The addition of two Islander teams would add vibrancy to any future venture, but it would also pose a threat to Australia’s playing resourcesThe inclusion of a Pacific Islander team in Super Rugby is arguably long overdue, but it has potentially seriou…

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‘Not thinking straight’: concussion to blame for Jordan De Goey’s phone breach, says Magpies coach

Nathan Buckley claims phones were not picked up deliberatelyCollingwood star to miss 12 days after blow to headCollingwood coach Nathan Buckley claims Jordan De Goey’s concussion caused the Magpies star to inadvertently access his phone during an AFL g…

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Shark sighting marks Mick Fanning’s surfing comeback at Narrabeen

World Surf League event in Sydney temporarily halted Fanning was safely back on beach after successful heatMick Fanning dodged a shark in his World Surf League return, but there was no getting around Brazilian world champion Italo Ferreira.The Australi…

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Self-medals, hot chips and Olympic qualification: a day at Australia’s athletics titles | Kieran Pender

With Tokyo selection on the line, Guardian Australia spent a day at the track and field national championshipsA cloud of Covid-induced uncertainty still lingers over Tokyo 2021, but there was no talk of Olympic cancellation at Australia’s track and fie…

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Self-medals, hot chips and Olympic qualification: a day at Australia’s athletics titles | Kieran Pender

With Tokyo selection on the line, Guardian Australia spent a day at the track and field national championshipsA cloud of Covid-induced uncertainty still lingers over Tokyo 2021, but there was no talk of Olympic cancellation at Australia’s track and fie…

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Brisbane Lions complete AFLW fairytale | Kasey Symons

Last year’s AFLW story was robbed of an ending. This year’s concluded with a fairytale finishAfter a 2020 season that left footy fans deflated without an end to the story they’d been following so passionately, the final page of the 2021 chapter has bee…

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Brisbane Lions complete AFLW fairytale | Kasey Symons

Last year’s AFLW story was robbed of an ending. This year’s concluded with a fairytale finishAfter a 2020 season that left footy fans deflated without an end to the story they’d been following so passionately, the final page of the 2021 chapter has bee…

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Brisbane Lions stun Adelaide Crows in AFLW grand final

Adelaide 3.2 (20) lost to Brisbane 6.2 (38)Lions celebrate first premiership in third grand finalBrisbane are AFLW premiers for the first time after the Lions rode a third-quarter surge to a stunning 18-point upset win over the Crows at Adelaide Oval. …

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Sharni Norder: ‘I don’t get paid enough to be able to just put everything into sport’ | Megan Maurice

The straight-talking cross-code star has quit professional sport but will not be spending retirement with her feet upSharni Norder, who made her name as Sharni Layton during a stellar netball career, is approaching retirement with the same energy that …

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‘I just want to fly under the radar’: modest Beth Mooney handed top Wisden award

Australian named Leading Woman Cricketer in the WorldBatter follows in footsteps of Ellyse Perry and Meg LanningBeth Mooney has been given the 2021 Leading Woman Cricketer in the World award by Wisden – but, typical of Australia’s low-profile World Cup…

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Classic YouTube | Crucible classics, Matthew Hayden catches and a vaccinated vaulter

This week’s roundup also features plenty of football nostalgia, Shannon Courtenay and the art of trailer racing1) Nostalgia aplenty in this weekend’s Premier League fixtures. West Ham play Newcastle nearly 35 years to the day since John Lyall’s Hammers…

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Classic YouTube | Crucible classics, Matthew Hayden catches and a vaccinated vaulter

This week’s roundup also features plenty of football nostalgia, Shannon Courtenay and the art of trailer racing1) Nostalgia aplenty in this weekend’s Premier League fixtures. West Ham play Newcastle nearly 35 years to the day since John Lyall’s Hammers…

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‘Crunch time’: Australian Olympians nervously await Covid-19 vaccine

Slow vaccine roll-out affects 1400-strong Tokyo travelling partyAOC in talks with government as NZ vaccinates athletesTime is ticking as the Australian Olympic Committee waits for guidance on when its 1400-strong Tokyo Games travelling party will recei…

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‘Crunch time’: Australian Olympians nervously await Covid-19 vaccine

Slow vaccine roll-out affects 1400-strong Tokyo travelling partyAOC in talks with government as NZ vaccinates athletesTime is ticking as the Australian Olympic Committee waits for guidance on when its 1400-strong Tokyo Games travelling party will recei…

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‘Crunch time’: Australian Olympians nervously await Covid-19 vaccine

Slow vaccine roll-out affects 1400-strong Tokyo travelling partyAOC in talks with government as NZ vaccinates athletesTime is ticking as the Australian Olympic Committee waits for guidance on when its 1400-strong Tokyo Games travelling party will recei…

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Netherlands humbling a reminder of Matildas’ place in world pecking order | Samantha Lewis

The 5-0 loss, following Sunday’s 5-2 defeat by Germany, prove Australia must temper Tokyo expectationsA month before the 2019 Women’s World Cup, Australia played two pre-tournament friendlies. The first was against eventual champions, the United States…

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Manchester United buying and relocating Central Coast Mariners would be a disaster | Ray Gatt

The game cannot let a true community A-League club be shafted, rebranded and parachuted into a region lacking soulSo, Central Coast Mariners owner Mike Charlesworth is reportedly considering selling the soul of the club to the Red Devils, otherwise kno…

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Lleyton Hewitt’s son Cruz, 12, wins Australian junior tennis clay-court title

Youngster did not drop a set over five matches in CanberraParents, former world No 1 Lleyton and wife Bec, watch onCruz Hewitt has added more tennis silverware to the family’s stash, watched on by his dad, former world No 1 Lleyton Hewitt, as he breeze…

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Lleyton Hewitt’s son Cruz, 12, wins Australian junior tennis clay-court title

Youngster did not drop a set over five matches in CanberraParents, former world No 1 Lleyton and wife Bec, watch onCruz Hewitt has added more tennis silverware to the family’s stash, watched on by his dad, former world No 1 Lleyton Hewitt, as he breeze…