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Formula One: Australian Grand Prix set to be cancelled again

Race in Melbourne had already been pushed back to NovemberConcerns expressed over quarantine hub arrangements The Australian Grand Prix is set to be cancelled for a second straight year after negotiations over a quarantine hub for drivers reportedly br…

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State of Origin series opener moved to Townsville amid Covid outbreak in Melbourne

Game One moved from MCG due to Victorian lockdownMelbourne will now host games in 2024 and 2026 The 2021 State of Origin opener will be played in Townsville after the Covid-19 outbreak in Melbourne forced the match to be moved from the MCG.Queensland C…

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AFL scrambles again as Melbourne lockdown causes chaos for sport

Games in Melbourne to go ahead but without crowdsRichmond’s match against Adelaide moved to Sydney Victoria’s new Covid lockdown restrictions explainedFull list of case alerts and public exposure sites in VictoriaFollow LIVE Covid updates on Thursday a…

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AFL scrambles again as Melbourne lockdown causes chaos for sport

Games in Melbourne to go ahead but without crowdsRichmond’s match against Adelaide moved to Sydney Victoria’s new Covid lockdown restrictions explainedFull list of case alerts and public exposure sites in VictoriaFollow LIVE Covid updates on Thursday a…

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MCG to welcome up to 75,000 AFL fans as restrictions further eased

Victorian crowd limits increased from 50% capacity to 75%AFL hopes to see crowds continue to increase in future roundsUp to 75,000 fans will be able to pack the MCG for Thursday night’s AFL clash between Carlton and Collingwood after health officials l…

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Australian Open: fans to be shut out as Covid-19 lockdown impacts tennis

Entire state of Victoria to enter stage 4 lockdown for five daysConcern over spread of ‘hyper-infectious’ UK strain of virusCrowds will be barred from the Australian Open as Melbourne heads into a hard five-day lockdown in response to the Holiday Inn C…

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Game on: the ballkids getting the 2021 Australian Open over the line

The delayed tennis tournament means 380 Melbourne teenagers will be ditching school to run after Rafael Nadal in a year when strict Covid protocols mean they’ll effectively be living in a bubble Unlike some of tennis’s biggest names, Marlo Jenkins is t…

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Australian Open tennis players leave quarantine as those remaining express frustration

Players in ‘hard quarantine’ told they will have to wait extra day to leave their roomsAustralia news live: Covid restrictions in Sydney ease as plans for vaccine rollout detailedAustralian Open tennis players have started to leave hotel quarantine aft…

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Tennis Australia confirms it will pay for players’ quarantine as cases linked to Australian Open rise

Tournament organisers clarify comments made by Craig Tiley that the Victorian government would share quarantine costsNSW hotspots; Queensland hotspotsState-by-state restrictions and lockdown rules explainedFollow the Australia coronavirus liveblogTenni…

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Roberto Bautista Agut likens Australian Open quarantine to being in prison ‘but with wifi’

Spanish world No 13 hits out at state governmentMen’s matches will remain best of five sets, says Craig TileySpanish tennis player Roberto Bautista Agut has likened Australian Open quarantine in Melbourne to being in prison and laid the blame solely wi…

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‘Djokovic is a tool’: Nick Kyrgios hits out at world No 1 over Covid-19 demands

Djokovic has called for easing of quarantine restrictions‘No special treatment’ for players, says Victorian PremierNick Kyrgios has joined the former Davis Cup player Sam Groth in criticising Novak Djokovic after the world No 1 reportedly wrote to Aust…

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US tennis player Tennys Sandgren flying to Australian Open despite positive Covid test

The American says he first tested positive in November and tournament organisers argue he is therefore not infectious The US tennis player Tennys Sandgren is bound for Melbourne after Tennis Australia reportedly intervened so he could board a charter f…

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US tennis player Tennys Sandgren flying to Australian Open despite positive Covid test

The American says he first tested positive in November and tournament organisers argue he is therefore not infectious The US tennis player Tennys Sandgren is bound for Melbourne after Tennis Australia reportedly intervened so he could board a charter f…

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US tennis player Tennys Sandgren flying to Australian Open despite positive Covid test

The American says he first tested positive in November and tournament organisers argue he is therefore not infectious The US tennis player Tennys Sandgren is bound for Melbourne after Tennis Australia reportedly intervened so he could board a charter f…

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US tennis player Tennys Sandgren flying to Australian Open despite positive Covid test

The American says he first tested positive in November and tournament organisers argue he is therefore not infectious The US tennis player Tennys Sandgren is bound for Melbourne after Tennis Australia reportedly intervened so he could board a charter f…

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Colin McDonald obituary

Tenacious Australian batsman at his best in testing conditions, as when Jim Laker took 19 wickets for England at Old TraffordThe cricketer Colin McDonald, who has died aged 92, was a fine opening batsman for Australia and a more or less constant force …

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‘All systems go’ for Sydney Test as Cricket Australia presses on despite Covid uncertainty

Match at SCG had been in doubt following NSW outbreakMCG preferred backup choice should situation changeCricket Australia remains determined to see out the remainder of the Test summer as per its initial schedule, and is working with the Queensland gov…

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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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Under-20s rugby league player charged over alleged brawl after match

Penrith Brothers player faces counts of affray and reckless wounding after alleged fight involving stabbings leaves three men in hospital A Penrith Brothers player has been charged with affray and reckless wounding in company over an incident following…

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‘No chance’ of Australian Grand Prix going behind closed doors – organisers

Race to proceed as planned despite coronavirus fearsFerrari and Alpha Tauri cars arrive in Melbourne Italian Formula One cars have arrived in Australia and there is no chance of the opening grand prix of the season being cancelled, postponed or being h…