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Australia wrap up series with thumping win in final ODI against West Indies

West Indies 152; 153-4 (with 19.3 overs left)Australia win match by six wickets and series 2-1Australia clinched a 2-1 one-day international series victory over the West indies with a thumping six-wicket win in the final match in Barbados, with a stron…

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Australia v West Indies ODI called off due to Covid scare moments before first ball bowled

Non-playing member of West Indies staff tests positiveAustralia were ready to bat before abrupt postponementAustralia’s second one-day international against the West Indies in the Caribbean has been postponed in bizarre and dramatic circumstances befor…

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Australia and New Zealand pull out of Rugby League World Cup in England over Covid concerns

Player welfare and safety concerns cited by both nationsARLC and NZRL urge postponement of 2021 tournamentHolders Australia and New Zealand have withdrawn from the Rugby League World Cup due to be held at the end of the year in England, citing player w…

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Basketball Australia launches investigation into Liz Cambage incident

BA looking into alleged ‘breach of the integrity framework’Cambage pulled out of Olympics citing mental health concernsOpals star Liz Cambage is under a code of conduct and integrity investigation, Basketball Australia has confirmed. The governing body…

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Wallabies overcome Marika Koroibete red card to claim series over France

14-man Wallabies beat France 33-30 at Suncorp StadiumNoah Lolesio kicks winner with 90 seconds remainingThe Wallabies clinched a famous win over France, playing one man down for 75 minutes to beat Les Bleus 33-30 and claim their Test rugby series 2-1. …

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Mitchell Marsh stars with bat and ball as Australia salvage some pride in West Indies

Australia 189-6; West Indies 185-6; Australia win by four runsMitch Marsh (75) and Aaron Finch (53) provide base for winMitchell Marsh produced his career-best T20 international batting and bowling figures to help Australia to a drought-breaking four-r…

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Mitchell Marsh stars with bat and ball as Australia salvage some pride in West Indies

Australia 189-6; West Indies 185-6; Australia win by four runsMitch Marsh (75) and Aaron Finch (53) provide base for winMitchell Marsh produced his career-best T20 international batting and bowling figures to help Australia to a drought-breaking four-r…

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Queensland avoid State of Origin clean sweep with game-three win over NSW

Maroons restore pride with boilover 20-18 victoryBlues star Tom Trbojevic named player of the seriesQueensland have restored some pride and dashed New South Wales’ hopes of a rare State of Origin clean sweep with a fiery 20-18 win on the Gold Coast.Mak…

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Queensland avoid State of Origin clean sweep with game-three win over NSW

Maroons restore pride with boilover 20-18 victoryBlues star Tom Trbojevic named player of the seriesQueensland have restored some pride and dashed New South Wales’ hopes of a rare State of Origin clean sweep with a fiery 20-18 win on the Gold Coast.Mak…

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Chris Gayle reaches 14,000 T20 runs as West Indies wrap up series against Australia

Gayle blasts 67 from 38 balls including seven sixesWest Indies take unassailable 3-0 lead in five-match seriesAustralia suffered a fourth straight Twenty20 international cricket series loss after Chris Gayle returned to form for the West Indies in St L…

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Chris Gayle reaches 14,000 T20 runs as West Indies wrap up series against Australia

Gayle blasts 67 from 38 balls including seven sixesWest Indies take unassailable 3-0 lead in five-match seriesAustralia suffered a fourth straight Twenty20 international cricket series loss after Chris Gayle returned to form for the West Indies in St L…

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‘She made me proud’: Goolagong Cawley hails Ash Barty’s Wimbledon win

‘This is her time,’ tennis legend says of ‘little sister’ BartyVideo shows moment family erupted with joy in living roomTennis legend and Wiradjuri woman Evonne Goolagong Cawley has paid a heartfelt tribute to “little sister” Ash Barty, saying she just…

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Australia collapse again in second T20 international loss to West Indies

Defeated by 56 runs, Wade (0) and Finch (6) gone in four oversMarsh scored 54 but Hetmyer-Bravo partnership lifted hostsAustralia have produced another batting collapse as they lost by 56 runs to fall 2-0 behind to West Indies in their five-match T20 c…

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‘Touch and go’: injury had threatened Ash Barty’s Wimbledon dream

Australian reveals injury fear after securing place in finalWorld No 1 to play Karolina Pliskova for grand slam titleAsh Barty, on a high after reaching her first Wimbledon final, has revealed how close she was to missing out on her dream at the All En…

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Nick Kyrgios confirms his withdrawal from Olympic tennis tournament

Australian has misgivings after crowds banned in TokyoKyrgios also hints at abdominal injury as reason for decisionAustralian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics, saying playing without spectators “doesn’t feel right”.Kyrgios …

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Nick Kyrgios confirms his withdrawal from Olympic tennis tournament

Australian has misgivings after crowds banned in TokyoKyrgios also hints at abdominal injury as reason for decisionAustralian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics, saying playing without spectators “doesn’t feel right”.Kyrgios …

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Australian Open boss Craig Tiley warns players will not accept strict quarantine again

‘Not something they’re going to be open to’ in 2022, says TileyOrganisers counting on increased national vaccination ratesAustralian Open boss Craig Tiley is warning international tennis players will not accept the same strict quarantine conditions req…

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Australian Open boss Craig Tiley warns players will not accept strict quarantine again

‘Not something they’re going to be open to’ in 2022, says TileyOrganisers counting on increased national vaccination ratesAustralian Open boss Craig Tiley is warning international tennis players will not accept the same strict quarantine conditions req…

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‘Arrogance and ignorance’: 13 NRL players who attended party in NSW lockdown fined a total $305,000

St George Illawarra’s Paul Vaughan, who hosted the Shellharbour barbecue, handed eight-game ban and $50,000 fineThirteen NRL players who broke NSW’s lockdown rules to party at a St George Illawarra player’s house have been fined a combined $305,000.For…

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Wallabies plump for new halves combination for France Test

Jake Gordon and Noah Lolesio named to start in BrisbaneAustralia to play France three times in 11 daysJake Gordon and Noah Lolesio will form a new Wallabies halves combination for the opening Test against France in Brisbane on Wednesday night. Gordon o…