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A long line of reasons to leave halftime alone

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In our weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight considers the downsides to a reduced halftime break at AFL matches — and they quickly started to line up

2020 Newcombe Medal

World No. 1 Barty’s precious gift

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As Ash Barty accepted the Newcombe Medal for the third year in a row, she admitted she’d given away all her racquets to force herself to take a break before a big summer of tennis

Australia Women's National Cricket Team Portrait Session

Perry says dream big and believe in yourself

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Ellyse Perry is one of Australia’s greatest female cricketers. Here she talks about how having dreams as a kid, being resilient and how always believing in yourself can help you reach the top

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An Aussie Cup win … I’ll drink to that!

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In our weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight explains why he added an Aussie tradition to his Melbourne Cup drawing after local horse Vow and Declare finished first past the post

Matildas and Socceroos to get equal pay

The Matildas have been rewarded for their success. Picture: Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images
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In what’s believed to be a world-first deal, Australia’s two national soccer teams will be paid equally and all income from both teams will be split 50/50

Aussie Vow and Declare wins 2019 Melbourne Cup

2019 Melbourne Cup Day
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The Melbourne Cup is coming home to Australia after local horse Vow and Declare, ridden by jockey Craig Williams, finishes first in a tight contest at Flemington Racecourse

How Archer won the first Melbourne Cup

Racehorse Archer, winner of 1861 and 1862 Melbourne Cup.
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Archer was a big horse with a funny running style and a habit of hanging his tongue out. But in 1861, no horse was better than the NSW import when he took home the very first Melbourne Cup

Australia’s knight in shining armour

Australia-England jousting tournament
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Phil Leitch lives in a castle, wears a suit of armour and is the current World Jousting Champion. He’s also a real, professional, full-time knight known as Sir Reynard. True story!

Need for world-record speed runs in family

Dave Warby poses with his boat at Blowering Dam in the Snowy Mountains region of NSW.
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Daredevil Australian Dave Warby is preparing to break the world water speed record of 511kmh. If he succeeds, there will be no one prouder than his dad, current record holder Ken

Abuse of ex-racehorses is a crying shame

Mark Knight cartoon on Phar Lap crying
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In our weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight explains his moving cartoon about the cruel abuse of ex-racehorses and why it’s a topic he feels deeply saddened by

Swapping footballers is a game for all ages

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In our weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight remembers the joys of footy swap cards in the schoolyard and how it mirrors the competitiveness of AFL trade week

Roosters win back-to-back NRL premierships

NRL Grand Final
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The Sydney Roosters have held off an attacking Canberra Raiders to win historic back-to-back NRL titles, but the referees are copping criticism over a mistake just before the winning try

Nat Fyfe wins second Brownlow Medal

2019 Brownlow Medal
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Fremantle captain Nat Fyfe has become the 15th player to win multiple Brownlow Medals after taking home the AFL’s best and fairest award

Eels smash Broncos 58-0 and NRL finals record

*** BESTPIX *** NRL Elimination Final - Eels v Broncos
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The Eels have smashed the Broncos 58-0 and broken a 75-year-old NRL finals record as two AFL stars sweat on tribunal results and the Boomers finished fourth in the basketball world cup

Tayla Harris ‘The Kick’ statue unveiled

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It was the kick that triggered a turning point in sport and had an impact far beyond the AFLW. And now, the iconic Tayla Harris moment has been immortalised with a life-size statue

Australia wins fourth Test and retains the Ashes

*** BESTPIX *** England v Australia - 4th Specsavers Ashes Test: Day Five
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For the first time in 18 years, the Ashes are coming home from the UK after the Aussies pulled off a miraculous win in the final hour of play in the fourth Test against England

Smith fires with double century in fourth Test

England v Australia - 4th Specsavers Ashes Test: Day Two
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Australian batsman Steve Smith took his run-spree to a new level after returning from concussion to score 211 in the fourth Ashes Test against England

JT: The Making Of A Total Legend

JT: The Making of a Total Legend book cover from HarperCollins
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Read an extract from the inspirational autobiography of Johnathan Thurston — the story of one of rugby league’s greatest modern-day players. He is legendary. He is JT

Aussie cricket stars’ big tips for kids

World cup cricket exclusive
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Ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup, top cricketers are sharing what they’ve learned about success with Australian kids, but it’s not about how to hold a bat, bowl a ball or take a catch

Australian eSports teen wins almost $5 million

Anathan Pham during Dota 2’s The International. Picture: Twitter
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A young Melbourne champ has won the world’s richest eSports prize for the second year in a row, putting his earnings way ahead of those of many of Australia’s most famous sports stars

Sky-high Aussie cliff diver wins 4th world title

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2019
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Sky-high Aussie cliff diver Rhiannan Iffland has buried her fears to leap from a 21m-high bridge to win her fourth world championship in a row

Stokes leads England to miracle 3rd Test win

*** BESTPIX *** England v Australia - 3rd Specsavers Ashes Test: Day Four
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All-rounder Ben Stokes has single-handedly led England to a miracle 3rd Ashes Test win while the Boomers think big for the basketball World Cup and Scott McLaughlin equals a V8s record

Lasers uncover secrets of Don Bradman’s first bat

02/03/2001 LIBRARY: 1948 : Retired Australian captain Don (later Sir Donald) Bradman walking out to bat at his testimonial match at MCG in Melbourne in 1948. Cricket Historical
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Laser and sonar technology has revealed hand-etched scores on the back of Sir Donald Bradman’s first cricket bat that are invisible to the naked eye

Smith is Aussie cricket’s knight in shining armour

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In our weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight explains why he just had to draw a concussed Steve Smith as Aussie cricket’s knight in shining armour

Concussion: what is it and how does it happen?

England v Australia - 2nd Specsavers Ashes Test: Day Four
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As cricketer Steve Smith recovers from a hit to the neck, we look at what concussion is, how it happens and how to stay safe in light of new research about kids, concussion and sport

Fremantle sacks coach Ross Lyon

Fremantle Dockers Training Session
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Fremantle has dumped coach Ross Lyon in a sensational sacking today. The Dockers have told Lyon to leave immediately despite him having a year left on his contract

Cyclist’s super fast ride sets world record

Neil Campbell during his world-record ride. Picture: SkyNews
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A man has set a new world record by riding a bike at just over 280kmh, but he still couldn’t beat female cyclist Denise Mueller-Korenek, who is the fastest ever

Aussie sub saves the day with Ashes draw

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Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne made history as international cricket’s first concussion substitute before his half century helped Australia draw the second Ashes Test against England

Bancroft magic puts Aussies in perfect position

England v Australia - 2nd Specsavers Ashes Test: Day Two
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A stunning catch and batting performance from Cameron Bancroft has the Aussies in a perfect Ashes position. But things are not so good for Nick Kyrgios, fined for poor behaviour again

Teague to officially take reins as Carlton coach

Carlton Blues Training Session
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David Teague will officially take on the Carlton coaching role today as the AFL world mourns legendary Cats player Graham ‘Polly’ Farmer and day one of the Ashes is rained out

Pattinson dropped from second Test squad

England & Australia Net Sessions
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James Pattinson has been dropped from Australia’s second Test squad as quicks Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood push for a team recall to take on England at Lord’s

Gymnast nails two never-before-seen moves

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US gymnast Simone Biles has been nicknamed the Greatest Of All Time after performing two never-before-seen moves this week including a somersault with two flips and three twists

Lyon helps spin Aussies to Ashes Test win

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Nathan Lyon has taken 6-49 to spin Australia to a long-awaited Ashes Test win at Edgbaston while Sally Pearson, Australia’s queen of the track, announces her immediate retirement

Smith smashes century in Ashes Test return

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Steve Smith returns to Test cricket with a century for Australia in the Ashes, while Rhyce Shaw is appointed Kangas coach, West Tigers defeat North Queensland and it’s D-Day for swimmer Shayna Jack

Great photos of animals interrupting humans’ sports

Sri Lanka's Jehan Mubarak and India's Rohit Sharma watch as a monkey runs past them during the third day of their first test cricket match in Galle, Sri Lanka, August 2015. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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There are 7.7 billion humans on Earth but many, many more animals of other species, so it's no wonder animals sometimes interrupt humans’ sports matches. And that can make for a great photo

Goodes film on racism sparks strong emotions

The Final Quarter
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Former AFL footballer Adam Goodes’ documentary, in which he addressed bullying and racism he faced while playing, has led to expressions of strong emotion and support for the Swans star

Teen Aussie stuns US swim champ to win 400m title

Gwangju 2019 FINA World Championships: Swimming - Day 1
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Eighteen-year-old Aussie swimmer Ariarne Titmus is our new golden girl of the pool after stunning US star Kate Ledecky into defeat in the 400m freestyle at the World Swimming titles

Ewan wins Tour de France stage by a whisker

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Pocket rocket Caleb Ewan lunged desperately in a nerve-jangling finish to complete a lifelong dream by winning Stage 11 of the Tour de France

$242m deal makes Ben our richest sport star

Philadelphia 76ers v Indiana Pacers
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NBA superstar Ben Simmons has sealed the richest deal ever for an Australian athlete after signing a five-year contract with the Philadelphia 76ers that will pay him up to $55 million a year

Aussies smash Poms to make World Cup semi-finals

England v Australia - ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
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Australia is into the World Cup semi-finals after smashing top-ranked side England by 64 runs thanks to a five-wicket haul from Jason Behrendorff and a classy ton from captain Aaron Finch

Amputee footballer having a ‘red-hot crack’

Aldinga junior footballer plays with stumps after having feet amputated
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Feet might seem essential to play footy, but a double amputation before his first birthday couldn’t keep 11-year-old Jett out of the team or off the field

Ash Barty crowned world’s No.1 female player

Nature Valley Classic - Day Seven
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Australia’s Ashleigh Barty has been named the world’s No.1 ranked female player after winning the Birmingham title and setting her up for a shot at the Wimbledon crown

Girl, 10, youngest ever to climb El Capitan

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Over five days, including nights sleeping in a tent slung from the rock face, a 10-year-old girl has become the youngest person to climb the world’s most famous rock wall

Blues crush Maroons to set up Origin decider

State of Origin - NSW v QLD: Game 2
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Returning players James Maloney and Tom Trbojevic have led the Blues in a 38-6 thrashing of Queensland to set up a Game 3 decider in Sydney

Heartbreak as Matildas crash out of World Cup

Norway v Australia: Round Of 16  - 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France
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The Matildas’ World Cup dream is over after crashing out of the tournament in a penalty shootout against Norway. Now they are setting their sights on victory at the Olympics

Warner’s 166 helps Aussies dominate at World Cup

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David Warner is making up for lost time after his ball-tampering ban. He smashed out an impressive 166 runs to help beat Bangladesh and put the Aussies on top of the World Cup ladder

Super Sam scores four goals as Matildas advance

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Australia’s Sam Kerr has set the World Cup on fire, kicking four goals against Jamaica to help the Matildas advance to World Cup round of 16

Giddy up for world’s biggest hobby horse sports

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The 400 contestants at a sports arena in Finland showjumped, barrel raced and pranced in the biggest event of its kind in the world. But instead of live horses, they rode hobby horses

Matildas stun Brazil in come-from-behind win

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The Matildas have shown their fighting spirit and kept their World Cup dream alive with a stunning come-from-behind 3-2 win over Brazil

Warner’s century guides Aussies to Cup win

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David Warner has scored an emotional century at the cricket World Cup to guide Australia to a win over Pakistan. Afterwards, he described his fears about never playing for his country again

Matildas suffer ‘disastrous’ opening World Cup loss

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Despite a goal to striker Sam Kerr, the Matildas have suffered a ‘disastrous’ 2-1 opening World Cup loss against Italy. Plus learn about the Aussies stars’ hidden talents

Comeback kid Ash Barty wins the French Open

BESTPIX - 2019 French Open - Day Fourteen
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Ashleigh Barty has won her first grand slam singles title at the French Open just three years after returning to the tennis court. She has also raced up the rankings to be No. 2 player in the world

Maroons steal Origin game 1 from NSW

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Dane Gagai’s two patches of brilliance helped the Maroons steal victory over NSW in the first State of Origin game

Aussie mates set mass skydiving record

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A group of 130 Australian friends have hung out together more than 5000m up in the sky in a freefall formation and set a new national skydiving record

Daredevil’s high-rise motorbike backflip

World's Highest Motorbike Backflip
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An Australian freestyle motorbike rider has performed the highest motorbike backflip ever recorded way up on the top of Melbourne’s Eureka Tower

AFL cracks down on umpire abuse

AFL Rd 3 - Collingwood v West Coast
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The AFL says abusive behaviour towards umpires by players and fans must stop, with Carlton’s Dale Thomas fined and Blues fans under investigation

Cooper Cronk to retire from NRL at end of season

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Storm, Roosters and Queensland Origin star Cooper Cronk has announced he will retire from rugby league at the end of this season. He described his glowing career as ‘a hell of a ride’

Ben Simmons ‘must play better’ in NBA playoffs

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NBA legend Charles Barkley has slammed Ben Simmons for his playoff performances and says the Aussie “must play better” for the 76ers or face a trade

Shearer sets new world record

Wool
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A shearer in Western Australia has set a world record by shearing 497 sheep in eight hours, just more than a sheep a minute and 31 more than the previous record

Big Ben runner has bad time at end of marathon

Lukas Bates
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After running 42km in a massive costume, one athlete couldn’t fit under the finish line to the London marathon. Watch the funny video of the end of the race

AFL will not tell fans to stop booing

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Footy boss Gillon McLachlan understands the “emotional” response of Bombers fans who booed on Anzac Day but believes booing shouldn’t target individuals

Extreme surfers invent iceboard surfing

Swedish surfer Pontus Hallin waits for waves as he sits on his melting ice surfboard at the Delp surfing spot, near Straumnes, in the Lofoten Islands, over the Arctic Circle on February 18, 2019. (AFP / Olivier Morin)
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Surfers have a lot of time to think about the health of the world’s oceans when they’re out there waiting for a wave, so these surfers invented the ultimate eco-friendly surfboard

Bittersweet AFLW Grand Final win for Phillips

AFLW Grand Final - Adelaide v Carlton
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Adelaide’s Erin Phillips didn’t know whether to laugh or cry after she badly injured her knee in Sunday’s AFLW Grand Final victory. In the end, she did both in front of a record crowd

Cheating bans end for Smith, Warner

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 12, 2018, Australia's captain Steve Smith leads David Warner (R) and his players off the field after their defeat on the fourth day of the second Test cricket match between South Africa and Australia at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth. - Twelve months ago Australian cricket was in crisis, rocked to the core by a cheating scandal that left former captain Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner among the most vilified men in sport. (Photo by MARCO LONGARI / AFP)
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The 12-month bans placed on former Australian cricket captain Steve Smith and his vice-captain David Warner have ended today. But have they learned their lesson and will they cheat again?

Footy star slams internet trolls

AFLW Rd 7 - Western Bulldogs v Carlton
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AFLW star Tayla Harris has called for action to be taken against trolls after offensive comments were directed at an incredible photo of her kicking a football

Green Flying Dude is king of the sky

Chris Byrnes broke three national records at the Aus/NZ National Skydiving Championships in Moruya on 12/3/19.
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High-flying wingsuiter Chris Byrnes — otherwise known as The Green Flying Dude — is king of the sky after claiming three national titles

Cricket’s Ashes urn to come home

The original Ashes Urn will be on display over summer. Picture: supplied
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Australia has won the Ashes 33 times in 137 years, yet the famous Ashes urn stays locked in a cabinet at Lord’s in London. Later this year, it will visit Australia for fans to see

Matildas win the Cup of Nations

2019 Cup of Nations - Matchday 3: Australia v Argentina
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The Matildas have won the inaugural Cup of Nations tournament on home soil after defeating Argentina 3-0 in the final. Now, bring on the World Cup

Footballers say no to racism

Set up of 4 AFLX captains
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The AFL has praised its players for their public support of Adelaide Crows star Eddie Betts and said player power is one of the strongest tools in fighting racism

Push for breakdancing at 2024 Olympics

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 21, 2010 members of Mortal Kombat crew from Japan perform during the first part of the "Battle of the Year", an international competition of breakdance (Boty), at Arena in Montpellier. - Breakdancing, skateboarding, climbing and surfing have been invited to join the 2024 Paris Olympics, the head of the local organising committee said on February 21, 2019. Tony Estanguet said the inclusion of the sports responded to a need to make the Olympics "more urban" and "more artistic". (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)
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Breakdancing, skateboarding, climbing and surfing are the most likely new sports for the 2024 Paris Olympics in a move to make the global sporting event more urban and artistic

Aussie’s record 5000km ocean row

A supplied image obtained on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, of Sydney woman Michelle Lee who has become the first Australian woman to cross an ocean solo in a rowboat after rowing across the Atlantic Ocean in 68 days. (AAP Image/Supplied, Robin Skjoldborg) NO ARCHIVING
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Michelle Lee has become the first Australian woman to row across an ocean after a 5000km solo journey across the Atlantic that took 68 days, 12 hours and 49 minutes

Alyssa Healy’s sky-high catch sets world record

BTS Commercial Shoot with Alyssa Healy
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Australian cricketer Alyssa Healy has grabbed a Guinness World Record for the highest catch of a cricket ball

Belinda makes history as first female NRL ref

Ref
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Queenslander Belinda Sleeman will write her name into the history books this weekend when she becomes the first female to referee a first-grade NRL match

Plan to pay male and female athletes equally

Women's sport
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Australia’s major sports organisations have supported a bold new plan to close the gender pay gap in sport so that female and male athletes are paid equally

Renegades snatch BBL final from Stars

BBL - Final: Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars
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The Melbourne Stars looked to be cruising to victory in the Big Bash League final until the Melbourne Renegades’ bowling attack stepped up to secure a thrilling win

West Indian cricketer banned for on-field insult

West Indies v England - 3rd Test: Day Three
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West Indian cricketer Shannon Gabriel has been banned for 4 matches for on-field insult to England captain Joe Root. But it’s Root’s reaction that has gained worldwide praise

Horse trainer Darren Weir gets 4-year ban

Darren Weir (left) is seen leaving Victorian Racing Club's headquarters, Flemington, Melbourne, Wednesday, February 6, 2018. (AAP Image/Daniel Pockett) NO ARCHIVING
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Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Darren Weir has been banned from training racehorses for 4 years after he was found with electronic devices linked to animal cruelty and cheating

Young Aussie golf star ‘better than Tiger Woods’

Little champ golfer
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At just nine years old, Australia’s Jonathan Hong is already playing off scratch and beating Tiger Woods at golf milestones

Simmons named first Aussie NBA All Star

Philadelphia 76ers v Los Angeles Lakers
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Basketballer Ben Simmons has made history after becoming the first Australian to be selected as an NBA All Star

Djokovic wins tennis title and fans’ hearts

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Novak Djokovic played practically perfect tennis against Rafael Nadal to win the Australian Open final and his actions afterwards with fans were just as special

Riewoldt hands famous No.12 to draft pick

Exclusive Sainters Jumper presentation
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Former St Kilda captain and club legend Nick Riewoldt has personally passed on his famous No.12 jumper to top AFL draft pick Max King

Kohli dismissal causes second Test drama

Australia v India - 2nd Test: Day 3
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Aussie Peter Handscomb’s catch to dismiss star Indian batsman Virat Kohli is still the talk of the second Test. Do you think it was out or did it hit the ground?

MVP chant for returning Della in wild Cavs win

Matthew Dellavedova, Frank Ntilikina
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Aussie point guard Matthew Dellavedova has had a triumphant return to the Cleveland Cavaliers with a season high performance and chants of MVP from the crowd

Need for speed drives Titmus to gold

Ariarne Titmus Competing At 2018 Pan Pacs Swimming Championships
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Ariarne Titmus has won Australia’s first gold medal of the world short-course swimming titles in China with a record-breaking 200m freestyle win

Socceroos’ blow as Mooy injures knee

Australia v Lebanon
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Key Socceroos players Aaron Mooy and Tom Rogic are fighting to be fit ahead of selection for the upcoming Asian Cup

Paine proud of Aussies despite losing first Test

Australia v India - 1st Test: Day 5
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Nathan Lyon almost pulled off a miracle with the bat in Adelaide before Australia eventually lost the first Test to India. But captain Tim Paine said he was still proud of the way the Aussies played

World-record skydiving for MND

Adelaide’s Irene O’Shea the oldest person ever to jump off a plane. Picture: Bryce Sellick & Matt Teager
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Australian 102-year-old great grandma Irene O’Shea made skydiving history, set a new world record and raised much-needed funds and awareness for motor neurone disease

Australia looks to Marsh to win first Test

Australia v India - 1st Test: Day 4
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Australia’s chances of success today in the first Test against India in Adelaide rest on the shoulders of under-fire batsman Shaun Marsh.

Aussies have upper hand in first Test

06/12/2018 Pat Cummins throws the ball and runs out Cheteshwar Pujara of India during day one of the First Test match in the series between Australia and India at Adelaide Oval.
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India’s top batsmen crashed on the opening day of the first Test as Australia turned on impressive bowling and fielding displays in Adelaide

Handscomb wins Test spot ahead of Marsh

Peter Handscombe of Victoria plays a shot during day 2 of the Round 5 JLT Sheffield Shield match between Queensland and Victoria at The Gabba in Brisbane, Wednesday, November 28, 2018. (AAP Image/Jono Searle) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY, IMAGES TO BE USED FOR NEWS REPORTING PURPOSES ONLY, NO COMMERCIAL USE WHATSOEVER, NO USE IN BOOKS WITHOUT PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT FROM AAP
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Australia will go into the first Test against India without a fifth quick bowler after selecting Peter Handscomb over out-of-form allrounder Mitch Marsh

Simmons a missing link for Boomers

Philadelphia 76ers v Indiana Pacers
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All of Australia’s NBA stars — apart from Ben Simmons — have committed to Australia’s push for a World Cup medal next year

NSW teen hits six sixes in one perfect over

Sydney cricketer Ollie Davies after his double century in Adelaide.
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Teen cricketer Ollie Davies has made history at the under-19 championships after scoring a double century which included six sixes in one perfect over

Smith wins back-to-back golf titles

Cameron Smith of Australia celebrates with the Kirkwood Cup after winning the Australian PGA Championship at the Royal Pines golf course on the Gold Coast on December 2, 2018. (Photo by Patrick HAMILTON / AFP) / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE --
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Queenslander Cameron Smith overcomes early nerves and his good mate to win back-to-back PGA golf titles

Horn carrying weight of world into Mundine fight

Boxers Jeff Horn (left) and Anthony Mundine (right) are seen facing off after the weigh in before their bout at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Thursday, November 29, 2018. Horn and Mundine will clash in a catchweight fight on Friday at Suncorp Stadium. (AAP Image/Darren England) NO ARCHIVING
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Former world champion boxer Jeff Horn is feeling the weight of expectation on his shoulders ahead of tonight’s fight with veteran boxer Anthony Mundine

Munster to stay at Melbourne Storm

Munster
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Despite being chased by up to eight other NRL clubs, Cameron Munster has revealed he never once thought about leaving Melbourne Storm and is ready to sign a new four-year deal

Gilmore wins record-equalling 7th world title

Beachwaver Maui Pro 2018
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Aussie surfer Stephanie Gilmore has matched Layne Beachley’s record of seven world championships but has her mind set on eight or more

Barty, de Minaur both win Newcombe Medal

Newcombe Medal
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Australian tennis stars Ashleigh Barty and Alex de Minaur have shared the first tie in Newcombe Medal history

Australia thumps England to win World T20 title

ANTIGUA, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA - NOVEMBER 24: Meg Lanning of Australia(C) celebrates with the trophy during the ICC Women's World T20 2018 Final between Australia and England at Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground on November 24, 2018 in Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda. (Photo by Harry Trump-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)
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Australia impressed with the bat and ball to crush England in the final and bring home the women’s World T20 championship trophy

Carlton snares Sam Walsh with No. 1 draft pick

Number 1 draft pick Sam Walsh of the Blues poses for a photograph during the 2018 AFL Draft at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, November 22, 2018. (AAP Image/Daniel Pockett) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY
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Carlton got its man last night, securing star midfielder Sam Walsh as the No. 1 draft pick. But it’s shock move to give up next year’s top draft selection was what stunned the AFL crowd

Aussies survive nerves to win first T20 against India

Adam Zampa of Australia (centre) appeals during the first Twenty20 (T20) International match between Australia and India at The Gabba in Brisbane, Wednesday, November 21, 2018. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY, IMAGES TO BE USED FOR NEWS REPORTING PURPOSES ONLY, NO COMMERCIAL USE WHATSOEVER, NO USE IN BOOKS WITHOUT PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT FROM AAP
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Aaron Finch’s Aussies have survived a fast-finishing performance by India to win the first T20 match and snap a four-game losing streak