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Brisbane cricket club’s declaration with 14 runs on board deemed against spirit of game

Norths sanctioned after declaring first innings at 14-1Club was trying to manipulate final league standingsA dubious declaration in the final round of the Queensland Premier Cricket first grade competition has led to sanctions for the club involved.Nor…

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Charlie Whiting, Formula One race director, dies aged 66

Briton dies from pulmonary embolism in MelbourneTributes flow for ‘guardian of F1’s best interests’The FIA race director, Charlie Whiting, has died as a result of a pulmonary embolism three days before the first race of the new Formula One season. He w…

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Charlie Whiting, Formula One race director, dies aged 66

Briton dies from pulmonary embolism in MelbourneTributes flow for ‘guardian of F1’s best interests’The FIA race director, Charlie Whiting, has died as a result of a pulmonary embolism three days before the first race of the new Formula One season. He w…

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Behind the football: the uncertain role and influence of agents in the A-League | Richard Parkin

It is an under-scrutinised aspect of the Australian game, especially in the salary-capped A-League where almost two-thirds of players every season jostle for new deals. Richard Parkin delves into the world of agents, brokers and intermediariesLess than…

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Usman Khawaja stars again as Australia seal comeback series win over India

Australia 272-9; India 237 – Australia win by 35 runsAdam Zampa leads the way as hosts are skittledUsman Khawaja struck his second century in three matches as Australia beat India by 35 runs in their final one-day international to seal a comeback 3-2 s…

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India v Australia: fifth and final one-day international – live!

Updates from the series decider in New DelhiAny thoughts? Email or tweet @collinsadam 8.00am GMT The players are on the field! Finch and Khawaja are the Australian openers. Bhuvi, the King of Swing, has the ball in his hand for India. This should be FU…

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India v Australia: fifth and final one-day international – live!

Updates from the series decider in New DelhiAny thoughts? Email or tweet @collinsadam 8.00am GMT The players are on the field! Finch and Khawaja are the Australian openers. Bhuvi, the King of Swing, has the ball in his hand for India. This should be FU…

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Steve Smith and David Warner to meet up with Australian squad in Dubai

First time pair have been included since bans Focus of stopover in UAE is to break ice with teammatesSteve Smith and David Warner’s formal reintegration will start earlier than expected, with the banned duo to join the ODI squad for one day in the UAE….

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Melbourne ready to roar for F1 and V8 Supercars at Albert Park | Yassmin Abdel-Magied

It is not just Formula One followers who will descend on Melbourne this week, the V8 races draw a different crowd that only adds to the excitement for motorsport fansThe Australian Grand Prix is often a hot affair. The Formula One season opener comes t…

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Matildas’ World Cup ‘spew two’ strip revealed, to positive reception

Nike-designed strip unveiled ahead of France 2019‘it’s a kit that expresses us and reflects us as individuals’For the first time, the Matildas will wear a uniquely designed kit at this year’s World Cup, with the Nike-designed strip being revealed on Tu…

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Central Coast Mariners appoint sacked Matildas coach Alen Stajcic

Former Matildas boss signs for rest of the seasonAppointment comes swiftly after sacking of Mike MulveyCentral Coast Mariners have moved swiftly to appoint Alen Stajcic as caretaker head coach for the remainder of the 2018-19 A-League season.It comes j…

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Handscomb and Turner inspire Australia in record chase against India

India 358-9; Australia 359-6 – Australia win by four wicketsAshton Turner takes tourists over the line to level seriesAustralia produced the best one-day international chase in their history to defeat India in Chandigarh. Set a target of 359 the touris…

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India v Australia: fourth one-day international – live!

Updates from the penultimate match of the seriesAny thoughts? Email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 8.45am GMT 11th over: India 69-0 (Rohit 26, Dhawan 43) Maxwell to Rohit, and Maxwell is just trying too hard I fancy. Saw the big shot in the previous over an…

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Mariners sack Mike Mulvey after A-League record-equaling loss to Phoenix

Central Coast Mariners 2-8 Wellington PhoenixClub confirm Mulvey’s departure in early hours of morningCoach Mike Mulvey has been sacked by Central Coast Mariners following their chastising 8-2 A-League home defeat to Wellington Phoenix.Saturday evening…

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Khawaja and Zampa help Australia to win over India in third ODI

Australia 313-5; India 281 – Australia win by 32 runsKohli century in vain as Zampa takes vital scalpsAdam Zampa spun Australia to a 32-run victory in the third one-day international in Ranchi, where not even a century from the masterful chaser Virat K…

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

Updates from the match at JSCA Stadium in RanchiAny thoughts? Email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 8.49am GMT 12th over: Australia 66-0 (Finch 26, Khawaja 38) What a shot! Vijay Shankar comes on, but he’s not bowling to a panicky tailender in the final over…

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Melbourne Victory scrap deal with ACL sponsor linked to gambling

Club removed branding for ACL game this weekNew partner to be announced last on FridayMelbourne Victory have scrapped all deals with Kaishi Entertainment after removing the would-be sponsor because of its links with online gambling.Kaishi would have be…

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Rugby Australia denies investigation into fixed match several years ago

Report alleged ‘deep concern’ for Wallabies game‘No evidence’ and ‘no record’ of fixing, says RARugby Australia has denied a report claiming the Wallabies were investigated for match fixing after they lost a Test they had been favoured to win.A report …

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The stories we tell matter: the history of women’s sport must not be overlooked | Kirby Fenwick

Sporting organisations have a responsibility to celebrate their rich back stories which are all too often airbrushed outIn April 1874, on a cricket ground in Bendigo, 22 women took to the field to play in the earliest recorded game of women’s cricket. …

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David Squires on … Fifa, North Korea and bidding to host the Women’s World Cup

Our cartoonist looks at the latest great idea to get support from world football’s governing body Take a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…