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Plenty of room for improvement as Matildas turn attention to Norway | Richard Parkin

Nothing but a complete performance – in defence, midfield and attack – will be enough in the World Cup knockout stageIn terms of the spectacle, you could not have asked for more from Australia’s 4-1 win over Jamaica. A pulsating end-to-end clash, enliv…

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Collingwood’s Jaidyn Stephenson handed 22-game ban for betting on Pies games

AFL delivers toughest possible penalty Player also fined but 12 games of ban suspended Collingwood star Jaidyn Stephenson has been banned from playing in the Magpies’ next 10 matches and handed a $20,000 fine for betting on three AFL games involving hi…

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Lebanon rugby league players threatened with jail over planned protest

Robbie Farah and teammates plan to cover up LRLF logoDispute over governing body’s board electionsThe Lebanon Rugby League Federation has threatened Cedars players with jail, fines and suspension if they follow through with a protest during Saturday’s …

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Sam Kerr goal-fest draws plaudits as other qualities shine through | Ella Reilly

The Matildas captain became the first Australian to score a World Cup hat-trick but her leadership is just as important as the goalsWhen Sam Kerr scored her and the Matildas’ fourth in Grenoble to ultimately guarantee the progression from Group C, she …

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Jamaica 1-4 Australia: Women’s World Cup player ratings | Sarah Groube

Sam Kerr, with four goals, was the standout performer in Grenoble, but the Matildas have work to do in other areasLydia Williams Continue reading…

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Sam Kerr nets four as Australia qualify for Women’s World Cup last 16

Swing in goal difference puts Matildas through in secondBrazil beat Italy 1-0 in other Group C encounterIt took Sam Kerr 10 World Cup games to find her first goal, but over 90 pulsating minutes in Grenoble the Matildas’ talisman fashioned four more – a…

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Sam Kerr nets four as Australia qualify for Women’s World Cup last 16

Swing in goal difference puts Matildas through in secondBrazil beat Italy 1-0 in other Group C encounterIt took Sam Kerr 10 World Cup games to find her first goal, but over 90 pulsating minutes in Grenoble the Matildas’ talisman fashioned four more – a…

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Jamaica v Australia: Women’s World Cup 2019 – live!

Plus updates from Italy v Brazil, Group C decidersDavid Squires on … the World Cup, goals and good old VARAny thoughts? Email or tweet @KieranPender 8.04pm BST 4 min: Shaw for Jamaica goes on a lovely run through the Australian midfield and again troub…

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Making a splash: new big-money competition shakes up swimming | Katie Purvis

Gender equality and zero tolerance on doping have attracted the world’s biggest names to the ISL – and left Fina scramblingThings are changing in the world of elite swimming, and some would say not before time. Beginning in early October and culminatin…

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Matildas faced with tricky balancing act as World Cup group stage reaches end | Richard Parkin

Qualification in the best possible position from Group C is the ultimate goal but other factors are at play against JamaicaGroup C’s lottery of permutations“As we stand here today, we haven’t qualified for the next round, let’s not forget that. We need…

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Nick Kyrgios leads latest outpouring of disrespect towards top players

• ‘I probably don’t show them respect – they’re just good at tennis’• Daniil Medvedev says he always wanted Roger Federer to loseNick Kyrgios says he is happy to keep his feud with Novak Djokovic ticking over at Wimbledon next month – while Daniil Medv…

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Calls for Super Rugby cull as Australian teams fail to fire again

The axing of the Western Force led to only an incremental improvement in Australia’s Super Rugby fortunes – is it time to lose another team?There are calls for Australia to cut another Super Rugby team after only one side, the Brumbies, reached the pla…

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“Lottery of permutations”: Matildas can still finish top or bottom of pool at Women’s World Cup

Depending on results, Australia’s Matildas can still finish first, second, third or fourth in their pool with one match remainingMontpellier or Nice, Grenoble or Le Havre. 22 or 23 or 25 June.For traveling Matildas supporters, trying to anticipate wher…

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Israel Folau targets support for transgender children in church sermon

‘God has called us,’ ex-Wallaby says in video as he renews attack on homosexualityIsrael Folau has used a sermon at his Sydney church to describe homosexuality as a sin and criticise young people being allowed to “change their gender”.In a video posted…

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Matildas show resilience in face of adversity both on and off the pitch | Joey Peters

So far this World Cup Sam Kerr’s side have proved they are capable of adapting to whatever is thrown at them You win some, you lose some. It’s what I used to say to the Under-9s team I coached. But I was talking as much to myself and the parents as to …

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Marvel Stadium to review ‘intimidating’ AFL security measures

Guards patrolling aisles causes fan backlashAFL say it is still looking for ‘right balance’Marvel Stadium management will review security procedures after the AFL venue’s chief executive Michael Green conceded some fans felt intimidated by the more-vis…

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Injury derails Mitchell Pearce’s State of Origin return for NSW

Knights halfback rules himself out of Game 2Cody Walker, Nathan Cleary and James Maloney in mixThe NSW comeback of Mitchell Pearce is over before it even began with the halfback ruled out of contention for State of Origin Game 2 due to injury. The Newc…

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Injury derails Mitchell Pearce’s State of Origin return for NSW

Knights halfback rules himself out of Game 2Cody Walker, Nathan Cleary and James Maloney in mixThe NSW comeback of Mitchell Pearce is over before it even began with the halfback ruled out of contention for State of Origin Game 2 due to injury. The Newc…

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The art of photography: sporting images – in pictures

Ryan Pierse is a Sydney-based sports photographer for Getty Images. He talks through some of the most memorable frames from his 20-year careerThe art of sport photography with Ryan Pierse – video Continue reading…

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The art of photography: sporting images – in pictures

Ryan Pierse is a Sydney-based sports photographer for Getty Images. He talks through some of the most memorable frames from his 20-year careerThe art of sport photography with Ryan Pierse – video Continue reading…