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Roosters favourites to land Cooper Cronk with another season on cards

Halfback will consider ‘suitable opportunities’ to continue NRL careerCronk’s manager to look into feasibility of signing for a Sydney clubCooper Cronk has opened the door for the Sydney Roosters to make a significant play for him after he told his man…

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Nick Kyrgios will not play again this year due to persistent hip injury

Australian says he will end his frustrating season now in an attempt to regain full fitness for the Australian Open in JanuaryNick Kyrgios has confirmed he won’t play again in 2017 as he tries to regain full fitness for the Australian Open in January.K…

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All Blacks missing Beauden Barrett for final Bledisloe Test

Lima Sopoaga replaces concussed five-eighth All Blacks otherwise unchanged for dead rubber in BrisbaneAll Blacks five-eighth Beauden Barrett will sit out Saturday’s third Bledisloe Cup clash against Australia due to concussion issues, opening the door …

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David Squires on … speculation over Ange Postecoglou’s Socceroos reign

This week our resident cartoonist turns his attention to the issue that everyone who has ever come into contact with the coach has an opinion onTake a look back through David’s archive of Australian cartoons Continue reading…

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This year’s women’s Ashes series is surrounded by unfamiliar territory | Mel Jones

In a rapidly changing cricket landscape, the upcoming series in Australia promises intrigue among the unknownA lot has changed since Margaret Peden led out her Australian side onto the Exhibition Ground in Brisbane for the first women’s cricket Test ma…

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Ashes 2017: England Women cover all bases for revenge mission Down Under | Vithushan Ehantharajah

Fresh from winning the World Cup in thrilling fashion, Mark Robinson’s side have prepared meticulously to regain the Ashes in AustraliaWhile one England cricket team worry about a continuing police investigation before making their way to Australia, an…

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Australia’s Ashes captain Rachael Haynes: ‘I’m well-prepared as a leader’

There is a sense that all of the new captain’s cricket experiences have been building up to leading Australia in an Ashes seriesLast month, a number flashed up on Rachael Haynes’ phone. It was Pat Howard, Australia’s high performance manager. Haynes wa…

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David Warner’s talk of an Ashes war takes the joy out of cricket | Simon Burnton

The idea that a sportsman might, in order to motivate himself, need to despise his opponents is surely deplorableFor much of Monday, the Guardian’s cricket homepage led with two stories from two very different ends of the sport’s pyramid. In one, Austr…

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Meet the USA Rugby League World Cup captain … and organic food entrepreneur

Mark Offerdahl grew up in Australia, played club rugby in France and Wales, became an entrepreneur in London, and is about to captain USA at a World CupBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets Required, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkMark Offerdahl will skip…

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Socceroos rise to 43rd in latest Fifa world rankings

Ange Postecoglou’s side move up seven places after Syria winRanking means Australia could be seeded at tournament in RussiaAustralia’s progress to the brink of the World Cup finals has been recognised by Fifa with a rise up the world rankings to 43rd f…

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Bernard Tomic slumps in qualifying for ATP event in Antwerp

Former world No17 loses in straight sets to Aldin Šetki?Risks missing out on automatic qualification for Australian OpenBernard Tomic’s forgettable tennis season has continued, with the 24-year-old losing in the final round of qualifying for the Antwer…

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Wallabies’ rugby league converts out to prove they are a risk worth taking | Bret Harris

As the great league experiment of the early 2000s showed, there can be rewards amid the risks with players from the 13-a-side codeCould the Wallabies be on the cusp of a rugby league-led recovery? Should Karmichael Hunt be selected alongside Israel Fol…

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Cricket Australia to investigate ‘dangerous’ pitch abandonment

North Sydney Oval match ended mid run-chase and was decided via rain methodInaugural women’s day-night Ashes Test slated for ground next monthCricket Australia will investigate the farcical abandonment of NSW’s one-day clash with Victoria amid a call t…

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Ange Postecoglou speculation ‘not ideal’, says FFA’s David Gallop

CEO says Socceroos coach has ‘not necessarily made a decision’Postecoglou remains focused on getting Socceroos to World CupQuestions remain over the Socceroos future of Ange Postecoglou after Football Federation Australia chief executive David Gallop r…

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‘We can do a better job than Mayweather’ – Jeff Horn keen on McGregor

Horn will fight a voluntary title defence against Gary Corcoran in BrisbaneWBO welterweight world champion also hopeful of rematch with PacquiaoUFC star Conor McGregor is a potential left-field opponent for WBO welterweight world champion Jeff Horn, if…

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FFA crisis: simmering civil war promises to boil over in public | Jonathan Howcroft

After Football Federation Australia angered A-League clubs by calling an EGM, an amicable conclusion appears as distant as everWhen Football Federation Australia announced last week that it had called an extraordinary general meeting on 1 November “to …

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Australia’s David Warner promises ‘hatred’ and ‘war’ with England in Ashes

• Australia opener says he tries to dislike his opposition to get on top• Captain Steve Smith says he ‘cannot condone’ Ben Stokes’s behaviourThe Australia opener David Warner has fired a salvo before the Ashes, likening the series to a “war” and saying…

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Rain thwarts Australia’s hopes of winning T20 series in India

Disappointing tour ends with the deciding 20-over clash washed out in Hyderabad Australia’s hopes of salvaging a T20 series victory in an otherwise disappointing tour of India have been hosed down by a sodden outfield in Hyderabad.While the forecast ra…

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A-League: John Aloisi roars at Adelaide’s fitness ‘myth’

Brisbane Roar coach says it was his own team’s lack of conditioning that proved decisive in the Reds’ 2-1 winBrisbane Roar coach John Aloisi believes it is a “myth” that Adelaide United are much fitter than other A-League sides, arguing it was his own …

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No sin-bin for punches, no problem – Rugby League World Cup boss

Penalties will be left to the discretion of a single refereeAn in-goal video referral system will replace the NRL bunkerOfficials won’t need to implement mandatory sin-bins for punches during the Rugby League World Cup to clamp down on the illegal act,…