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Ryder Cup memories, the greatness of Jimmy Greaves and brawling boxers

This week’s roundup also features a perilous reaction to a run-out, animals on the pitch and road race rain hazards1) The Ryder Cup starts on Friday after a three-year pandemic-induced hiatus. Europe won impressively last time at Le Golf National, high…

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Scott Morrison warns there will be ‘no special deals’ for England’s Ashes stars

Time short amid English unease over quarantine and supportAustralian PM insists no favours will be done for touristsThe Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, has declared “no special deals” will be forthcoming for this summer’s Ashes amid English …

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Scott Morrison warns there will be ‘no special deals’ for England’s Ashes stars

Time short amid English unease over quarantine and supportAustralian PM insists no favours will be done for touristsThe Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, has declared “no special deals” will be forthcoming for this summer’s Ashes amid English …

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‘Who’s timing it?’ Wallabies coach Dave Rennie queries contact training limits

World Rugby introduces guidelines to curb injuries in trainingRennie says priority should be conditioning players for contactWallabies coach Dave Rennie has questioned the logic of World Rugby’s new measures to curb injury that include a full-contact t…

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Distanced from the world, disconnected from our team and slowly losing our minds

For Victorians all too familiar with lockdown it has been a strange time to be a rusted-on AFL fanOn Easter Saturday this year, Richmond hosted Sydney at the MCG. Victoria had just recorded its 36th consecutive day with no new Covid-19 cases. It was 32…

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Distanced from the world, disconnected from our team and slowly losing our minds

For Victorians all too familiar with lockdown it has been a strange time to be a rusted-on AFL fanOn Easter Saturday this year, Richmond hosted Sydney at the MCG. Victoria had just recorded its 36th consecutive day with no new Covid-19 cases. It was 32…

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Sam Kerr endures forgettable 100th cap as Matildas fall to Ireland | Samantha Lewis

This friendly reflected the loss of Australia’s core players. From the start they looked lethargic, unfamiliar, rustyThe close-up of Sam Kerr, hunched over and bristling in the corner of the Matildas bench at full-time, said it all. This was not the wa…

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Sam Kerr endures forgettable 100th cap as Matildas fall to Ireland | Samantha Lewis

This friendly reflected the loss of Australia’s core players. From the start they looked lethargic, unfamiliar, rustyThe close-up of Sam Kerr, hunched over and bristling in the corner of the Matildas bench at full-time, said it all. This was not the wa…

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Without AFL grand final Melbourne’s streets are a requiem for a team | Nino Bucci

Walking between the Demons and Bulldogs home grounds helps make sense of a city wedded to footy for 160 yearsOutside the Whitten Oval in Footscray, a queue is starting to form. It is not for grand final tickets. For the second year in a row, one of Mel…

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Ben Simmons will shun training camp and is ‘done’ with 76ers, say reports

NBA All-Star appears determined to leave PhiladelphiaAustralian was No 1 overall pick in 2016 draftBen Simmons may have missed his last playoff free throw with the Sixers. He will not report to Philadelphia 76ers’ training camp next week and prefers to…

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Thanks to my dad I am a Demons die-hard; I’m also a footy feminist | Emily Weekes

What would my father, a former Melbourne player, make of an AFL grand final between two pioneering teams?Growing up in the ‘80s in an Aussie rules-loving house, I knew two things to be true: we followed the Melbourne Demons, and the only woman I rememb…

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Thanks to my dad I am a Demons die-hard; I’m also a footy feminist | Emily Weekes

What would my father, a former Melbourne player, make of an AFL grand final between two pioneering teams?Growing up in the ‘80s in an Aussie rules-loving house, I knew two things to be true: we followed the Melbourne Demons, and the only woman I rememb…

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Thanks to my dad I am a Demons die-hard; I’m also a footy feminist | Emily Weekes

What would my father, a former Melbourne player, make of an AFL grand final between two pioneering teams?Growing up in the ‘80s in an Aussie rules-loving house, I knew two things to be true: we followed the Melbourne Demons, and the only woman I rememb…

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Thanks to my dad I am a Demons die-hard; I’m also a footy feminist | Emily Weekes

What would my father, a former Melbourne player, make of an AFL grand final between two pioneering teams?Growing up in the ‘80s in an Aussie rules-loving house, I knew two things to be true: we followed the Melbourne Demons, and the only woman I rememb…

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Thanks to my dad I am a Demons die-hard; I’m also a footy feminist | Emily Weekes

What would my father, a former Melbourne player, make of an AFL grand final between two pioneering teams?Growing up in the ‘80s in an Aussie rules-loving house, I knew two things to be true: we followed the Melbourne Demons, and the only woman I rememb…

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Thanks to my dad I am a Demons die-hard; I’m also a footy feminist | Emily Weekes

What would my father, a former Melbourne player, make of an AFL grand final between two pioneering teams?Growing up in the ‘80s in an Aussie rules-loving house, I knew two things to be true: we followed the Melbourne Demons, and the only woman I rememb…

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‘Extraordinary times’: NBL team cuts player Tai Webster over vaccine refusal

NZ Breakers cite player’s inability to travel freely unvaccinated‘I fully support each player’s freedom of choice,’ says ownerNBL star Tai Webster has been released from his New Zealand Breakers contract because of his refusal to be vaccinated against …

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‘Extraordinary times’: NBL team cuts player Tai Webster over vaccine refusal

NZ Breakers cite player’s inability to travel freely unvaccinated‘I fully support each player’s freedom of choice,’ says ownerNBL star Tai Webster has been released from his New Zealand Breakers contract because of his refusal to be vaccinated against …

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Australian Olympic gold medallist Madi Wilson admitted to hospital with Covid

‘I’d be stupid not to say I wasn’t scared,’ 27-year-old swimmer says after testing positive in ItalyAustralian Olympic swimming gold medallist Madi Wilson says she feels “extremely unlucky” after being admitted to hospital in Europe with Covid-19.Less …

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Wallabies can dare to dream two years out from next World Cup | Bret Harris

Two Rugby Championship wins over Argentina would give Australia an outside chance of winning in FranceMore people saw Covid-19 coming than back-to-back wins against South Africa. After a 3-0 clean sweep by the All Blacks in the Bledisloe Cup series, th…