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Cricket Australia locks in NSW as India’s quarantine hub

Limited overs series set for Sydney and CanberraFull schedule for cricket expected to be released The NSW government has signed off on Cricket Australia’s quarantine proposal, with an updated schedule for India’s tour expected to be finalised soon.CA h…

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Hindley and Geoghegan Hart close on Giro d’Italia lead after Stelvio showdown

Jai Hindley wins explosive stage 18 of Giro in mountainsWilco Kelderman takes over from João Almeida in pinkJai Hindley and Tao Geoghegan Hart vaulted themselves within seconds of the pink jersey as the Giro d’Italia exploded on the slopes of the famed…

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FFA scraps plans for Socceroos game against England at Wembley

Worsening Covid-19 crisis also does for game with USMatildas European training camp called off due to virusFootball Federation Australia has called off a training camp in Europe and scrapped plans for matches against England and the United States in Lo…

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‘It could be divisive’: Nick Farr-Jones warns Wallabies not to take a knee in support of BLM

Former captain says protest runs risk of fans tuning outDane Haylett-Petty raised issue ahead of Bledisloe CupWorld Cup-winning captain Nick Farr-Jones has warned the Wallabies that fans will tune out if they take a knee in support of the Black Lives M…

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‘It could be divisive’: Nick Farr-Jones warns Wallabies not to take a knee in support of BLM

Former captain says protest runs risk of fans tuning outDane Haylett-Petty raised issue ahead of Bledisloe CupWorld Cup-winning captain Nick Farr-Jones has warned the Wallabies that fans will tune out if they take a knee in support of the Black Lives M…

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Adam Scott latest top-20 golfer to test positive for Covid-19

Australian world No 15 pulls out of Zozo ChampionshipDustin Johnson and Tony Finau also recently positiveFormer Masters champion Adam Scott has tested positive for Covid-19 and withdrawn from the Zozo Championship at Sherwood, becoming the second high-…

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Divisive super shot to stay in Super Netball after ‘highly successful’ trial

Controversial rule ‘one of many reasons for success’Opinion remains split on two-point shotThe introduction of the super shot has been classed a roaring success by Super Netball bosses and, despite having split opinion in the netball community, the rul…

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O’Connor wins stage 17 of Giro, Soler takes Vuelta stage on home turf

João Almeida in maglia rosa before Stelvio test on ThursdayPrimoz Roglic stays in overall Vuelta lead after stage twoAustralian Ben O’Connor won the 17th stage of the Giro d’Italia, a 203km mountain trek from Bassano del Grappa as João Almeida retained…

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Prowling our living rooms: the reality of AFL grand final day in locked-down Melbourne | Jonathan Horn

Normally the city that obsesses over sport would be heaving but this year we’ll be watching from the couchIn lock-downed Melbourne, it was hard to figure out whether time was flying, or stalling. It was like being in a casino. It was like jet lag. Judg…

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Sam Burgess seeks answers in court over new allegations against ex-Rabbitohs star

Burgess says police statement ‘circulated’ by wife PhoebeFormer player pleads not guilty to intimidation NRL player-turned-coach Sam Burgess wants police to hand over the statement mentioned in a newspaper report on alleged gambling and drug use, a cou…

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Sam Burgess seeks answers in court over new allegations against ex-Rabbitohs star

Burgess says police statement ‘circulated’ by wife PhoebeFormer player pleads not guilty to intimidation NRL player-turned-coach Sam Burgess wants police to hand over the statement mentioned in a newspaper report on alleged gambling and drug use, a cou…

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Graham Arnold sticks with Socceroos after turning down FC Seoul offer

Coach had received ‘great offer’ from Korean clubArnold has not led Socceroos in a match since last yearGraham Arnold has turned down an offer from K League powerhouse FC Seoul and will remain in charge of the Socceroos and Olyroos, with his agent Tony…

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Nathan Cleary moves mountains to become NRL grand final’s main protagonist | Emma Kemp

Even without the Dally M medal, the Panthers halfback is certain to have a big say in the destination of the 2020 premiershipThere is a curious irony in the fact that, six months after Nathan Cleary almost put paid to the NRL season’s restart, he is no…

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The WBBL is not just a domestic cricket tournament. It’s the future of our game | Megan Schutt

The rapid evolution of tournaments like the WBBL is changing the nation in positive ways not just confined to sportThis is the story of how I got it wrong.I remember the first time the prospect of a Women’s Big Bash League was mentioned to me. I was sc…

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Top horse trainer Darren Weir to stand trial over cheating charges

Weir, Jarrod McLean and Tyson Kermond plead not guiltyTrio accused of conspiring to cheat and defraud stewardsMelbourne Cup-winning trainer Darren Weir has been committed to stand trial on conspiracy charges stemming from the 2018 spring racing carniva…

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NRL set up for memorable finish to already unforgettable season | Nick Tedeschi

A fairytale end to a strange and spectacular season is guaranteed with the Storm and Panthers to meet in the grand finalFairytale finishes in rugby league are rare but as the NRL prepares for its latest grand final, hope springs eternal for one of the …

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NRL set up for memorable finish to already unforgettable season | Nick Tedeschi

A fairytale end to a strange and spectacular season is guaranteed with the Storm and Panthers to meet in the grand finalFairytale finishes in rugby league are rare but as the NRL prepares for its latest grand final, hope springs eternal for one of the …

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Stars will collide when Richmond and Geelong meet in AFL grand final | Scott Heinrich

It may not be a finale everyone wanted, but no contest can match this game for big namesSport rarely goes to script. Brisbane were meant to win through to the first and likely last AFL grand final to be played at the Gabba. Port Adelaide were the best …

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All Blacks hit back with convincing Bledisloe Cup victory over Wallabies

New Zealand beat Australia 27-7 in AucklandAustralia’s Eden Park hoodoo continues for another yearThe Wallabies’ wait for a win at Eden Park will continue for another year at least after the All Blacks bounced back from an unconvincing opening game of …

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All Blacks hit back with convincing Bledisloe Cup victory over Wallabies

New Zealand beat Australia 27-7 in AucklandAustralia’s Eden Park hoodoo continues for another yearThe Wallabies’ wait for a win at Eden Park will continue for another year at least after the All Blacks bounced back from an unconvincing opening game of …