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Women’s State of Origin 2021: Queensland Maroons v NSW Blues – live!

Updates from the one-off game on the Sunshine CoastKick-off at Sunshine Coast Stadium is 7:45pm AESTAny thoughts? Email or tweet @emmavkemp 11.07am BST 13 mins It’s teeming with rain and the pitch is muddy, skiddy no doubt. There is a decent crowd out …

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Saudi Arabia’s ‘sportswashing’ further facilitated by new Australian cycling deal | Kieran Pender

Team BikeExchange has cited a ‘mutual respect and alignment of values’ with its latest sponsor but where is the uproar?Sponsorship announcements by professional sports teams rarely make for compelling reading. Team A needs money to fund the salaries of…

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‘A wake-up call’: Bulldogs trio isolating after breaching NRL’s Covid rules

Dylan Napa among players who attended Sydney exposure siteRemainder of squad unable to train until test results knownPeter V’landys says three Canterbury players being thrown into two weeks of self-isolation after visiting a Covid-19 hotspot is a wake-…

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From dragon boat racing to highlining: the year’s best women’s sport photos – in pictures

The finalists for the 2021 Women in Sport Photo Action Awards have been named this week, with the winners will be announced on 6 July Continue reading…

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Phil Gould has got it wrong on Reece Walsh’s State of Origin selection | Nick Tedeschi

History suggests debuting young players with little NRL experience will hardly hinder their developmentThat is how former New South Wales coach and current polarising commentator – as well as New Zealand Warriors employee – Phil Gould described Queensl…

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Ash Barty confirmed as top seed at Wimbledon again

Australia’s world No 1 hoping to reach quarter-finals for first timeReigning 2019 champion Simona Halep seeded secondAsh Barty will have to live up again to being the No 1 in the women’s draw at Wimbledon after the world’s leading player was confirmed …

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Tour de France 2021: full team-by-team guide

Our in-depth look at every team, the main riders to watch and the cast of characters tearing through France• Stage-by-stage guide: our lowdown on the 2021 Tour routeMainstays of the Tour since the 90s, transformed this winter with arrival of iconic car…

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Crowds or not, Melbourne City should have right to host A-League grand final

The premiers should not have to be granted permission to exercise a privilege they have already earnedHome-ground advantage is a peculiar thing during a pandemic. The “home” is still in its rightful place, except that some of the furniture has been rem…

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Crowds or not, Melbourne City should have right to host A-League grand final

The premiers should not have to be granted permission to exercise a privilege they have already earnedHome-ground advantage is a peculiar thing during a pandemic. The “home” is still in its rightful place, except that some of the furniture has been rem…

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‘Erase those memories’: Ben Simmons urged not to quit Australian basketball team’s Olympics tilt

Simmons criticised over inglorious end to NBA seasonAustralian set to put ‘skill development’ before TokyoAndrew Gaze has recommended Boomers therapy for Ben Simmons as doubts grow over the maligned NBA All-Star’s desire to join the team’s push for a m…

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Trans weightlifter Laurel Hubbard backed by Australian rival and New Zealand PM

Australia’s Charisma Amoe-Tarrant says ‘I just wish her well’Jacinda Ardern stands behind first transgender OlympianTransgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has won the support of her Australian Olympics rival, Charisma Amoe-Tarrant, as the Kiwi’s selec…

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Melbourne City beat Macarthur to book A-League grand final against Sydney FC

Colakovski scores and assists in 2-0 semi-final winBulls fall marginally short of debut-season grand finalMelbourne City will take on Sydney FC in a second consecutive A-League grand final after Stefan Colakovski scored one goal and assisted another to…

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The week that rocked Australian swimming: Maddie Groves blows lid on ugly culture

A male-dominated underbelly has been exposed, but an in-house review might not deliver the solutions that are neededLike any good swimmer, Maddie Groves knows how to make a splash. But while the timing of her bombshell withdrawal from the Swimming Aust…

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The week that rocked Australian swimming: Maddie Groves blows lid on ugly culture

A male-dominated underbelly has been exposed, but an in-house review might not deliver the solutions that are neededLike any good swimmer, Maddie Groves knows how to make a splash. But while the timing of her bombshell withdrawal from the Swimming Aust…

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Sydney FC survive Adelaide United scare to advance to A-League grand final

Sydney FC hold off charging Reds to win 2-1 in KogarahSky Blues to face Melbourne City or Macarthur FC in deciderSydney FC’s charge for an unprecedented third consecutive A-League title remains on track after an action-packed 2-1 semi-final win over Ad…

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Grieving Matt Wilson gets late reprieve to make Australia’s Olympic swimming team

Swimming Australia recognises ‘extenuating circumstances’ The 22-year-old is mourning the death of his grandmotherMatt Wilson says he is struggling to come to terms with his selection for the Australian swimming team after an emotional roller-coaster r…

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Grieving Matt Wilson gets late reprieve to make Australia’s Olympic swimming team

Swimming Australia recognises ‘extenuating circumstances’ The 22-year-old is mourning the death of his grandmotherMatt Wilson says he is struggling to come to terms with his selection for the Australian swimming team after an emotional roller-coaster r…

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Australia’s swimmers on the pace in bid to knock US off Olympic perch | Kieran Pender

A 35-strong powerhouse squad has been named following a week of trials that suggest the Americans will not have it all their own way in TokyoLast weekend, American swimmer Lilly King made a defiant statement with the Tokyo Olympics just a month away. “…

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Steve Smith and David Warner missing from Australia’s white ball tours

Pair among big names to miss West Indies and Bangladesh toursInjured Smith to focus on recovering ahead of T20 World CupAustralia will take a depleted squad to the West Indies and Bangladesh after several big names, including David Warner, Pat Cummins …

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Socceroos wrap up perfect World Cup qualifying phase with win over Jordan

Harry Souttar header gives Australia 1-0 victory in KuwaitGraham Arnold’s side top group with eighth straight winThe Socceroos completed a perfect first phase of 2022 World Cup qualification after defeating Jordan 1-0 to make it eight wins from eight g…