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Australia survive netball Quad Series scare against South Africa

Diamonds seal 62-45 win in LiverpoolGretel Tippett lands 30 of 32 shotsGretel Tippett stood tallest in the absence of captain Caitlin Bassett as a rusty Australia beat South Africa 62-45 in the opening Quad Series Test in Liverpool.The world champions …

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Australia survive netball Quad Series scare against South Africa

Diamonds seal 62-45 win in LiverpoolGretel Tippett lands 30 of 32 shotsGretel Tippett stood tallest in the absence of captain Caitlin Bassett as a rusty Australia beat South Africa 62-45 in the opening Quad Series Test in Liverpool.The world champions …

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England’s Geva Mentor leads way in Quad Series win against New Zealand

• England 54-41 New Zealand• Fourth consecutive win against Silver FernsIt was a case of new year, same successful England, as Tracey Neville’s team began their quest for a first Quad Series title on a compelling note in Liverpool.Six months before the…

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‘Everybody is coming out to beat us’: England look to deliver in Quad Series

England go into the series with targets on their backs but Helen Housby expects her team to cope with the added pressureWhen England Netball sat down with three of their closest rivals to create the Quad Series this decade, their motivation was twofold…

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‘They’ll be out to get us’: Australia wary of England fire in Quad Series | Erin Delahunty

Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander expects the Roses to use the upcoming series to prove last year’s success was no flukeNever has a Quad Series meant more. Six months out from the Netball World Cup, the first international tournament of 2019 – featuring Au…

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Serena Guthrie’s stellar homecoming puts wind in sails of English netball

The sport’s ascent into the mainstream was confirmed by flair and fervour on show at Superleague’s showpiece eventWhen Serena Guthrie left Team Bath in 2015, relocating to the netball strongholds of New Zealand and Australia for the peak years of her c…

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The Joy of Six: unsung sporting heroes of 2018

From Uganda’s tradition-bucking netball player Peace Proscovia to Queen of the South’s firefighting hero Mikey Doyle, half a dozen sportspeople who went under the radarIn March 2017 Mark McMorris attempted a routine jump on a training run in Whistler. …

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19 for ’19: unmissable sporting events to mark in your diary

World cups will feature prominently in what promises to be a spectacular sporting yearMore than 7,000 athletes from 170 nations are due to compete at the largest multi-sport event for people with intellectual disabilities and one which in 2019 celebrat…

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US gymnasts lead way in exceptional year for female pioneers of sport | Richard Williams

Women’s sport made giant strides in 2018, never more significantly than in a Michigan courtroom where gymnasts gave evidence against their former coach – a serial abuserOne by one they stepped forward to the microphone, a procession of young women norm…

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England’s netballers set sights on new horizons after Spoty double

English netball walked away with two BBC prizes but attention swiftly turned from celebrations and on to plans for the futureThe day after the night before, and England Netball had already moved on from their unexpected triumph at the BBC’s Sports Pers…

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Who are the team of 2018? My vote goes to England’s women netballers

England’s World Cup semi-final run under Gareth Southgate was extraordinary and Europe’s Ryder Cup win will go down in history but my team of the year is Tracey Neville’s Commonwealth Games gold-medal winnersThe night before the Commonwealth Games netb…

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Burnout and unfair advantages: Super Netball’s problematic World Cup break | Erin Delahunty

Plans for Australia’s domestic competition during next year’s tournament raise major concernsSix days. That’s how long the best netballers in the world will have to recharge their batteries between playing a gold medal match at next year’s World Cup in…

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Netball: New Zealand end the drought and beat Australia in the Constellation Cup

Silver Ferns 55 – Australia 44Great defensive game from the home side 5.46am BST The drought has broken. New Zealand led Australia at every quarter. They defended superbly, attacked with strength and fully deserve their win. Silver Ferns captain Laura …

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Australia tighten grip on netball’s Constellation Cup with win over New Zealand

Australia win 56-47 to take 2-0 lead in four-match seriesNew Zealand suffer ninth straight defeat to AustraliaAustralia have taken a firm grip on netball’s Constellation Cup and spoilt New Zealand star Laura Langman’s landmark night with a 56-47 win ov…

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Australia beat New Zealand to win netball quad title

Diamonds 60-55 Silver FernsAs it happenedFormer basketballer Gretel Tippett has helped Australia wrap up the four-nations netball Quad Series with a 60-55 win over New Zealand at Melbourne Arena.The Diamonds completed a clean sweep to finish ahead of E…

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Australia grind out victory over England to take Quad Series lead

• Australia 52-47 England• Diamonds gain revenge as visitors miss injured Jo HartenAlmost five months to the day since England sensationally beat Australia to claim netball gold at the Commonwealth Games, a less-than-sparkling Diamonds team exacted the…

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‘We don’t want wallflowers’: players to elect New Zealand’s next netball captain

Players to vote on a 3-2-1 basis for preferred candidate‘The people will speak,’ says coach Noeline Taurua New Silver Ferns coach Noeline Taurua has raised eyebrows by conducting a player vote to determine the team’s captain. Days out from the first ro…

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Brash, bold and unique – Sharni Layton joins Diamonds exodus

The netball galaxy has lost four of its brightest stars as Layton, Geitz, Robinson and Pettitt retire after 249 TestsStarting last Monday, three of the sport’s biggest names – Laura Geitz, Madi Robinson and Susan Pettitt – announced their international…

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Laura Geitz: a leader of women and inspiration to her ‘sisters’ | Megan Maurice

The Australian great’s retirement from international netball was met with an outpouring of emotionWhen the Australian national side gather in for the final moment before they take to the court for a match, their hands locked together, it’s not “Diamond…

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Caitlin Bassett helps Lightning edge Super Netball thriller

Lightning 58-57 FirebirdsGiants 63-44 ThunderbirdsA last-second goal from Caitlin Bassett has given Sunshine Coast Lightning a dramatic 58-57 Super Netball win over local rivals Queensland Firebirds on Sunday.One week after nailing a late goal to secur…