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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 07: Darcie Brown of the Strikers celebrates with team mates after taking the wicket of Jess Jonassen of the Heat during the Women's Big Bash League WBBL match between the Brisbane Heat and the Adelaide Strikers at North Sydney Oval, on November 07, 2020, in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Fast bowler Brown named WBBL Young Gun

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Adelaide Strikers’ super-fast bowler Darcie Brown has been named Young Gun of the WBBL as she completes her year 12 exams from inside a Cricket Australia player hub

NSW cricketers Sean Abbott (L), Moises Henriques (centre) and Daniel Hughes (R) prepare for Movember in 2020. For Kids News. Supplied by Cricket Australia

Cricket star grows all out for charity

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They might look a bit funny, but there’s a serious message behind the moustaches sprouting from some of our star sportsmen, including cricketer Moises Henriques

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 18: Maroons celebrate winning game three of the State of Origin series between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues at Suncorp Stadium on November 18, 2020 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

Queensland wins Origin series

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Underdog Queensland has scored one of its greatest State of Origin series wins after taking the decider in a 20-14 upset

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Indigenous design first for our men’s cricket team

Fast bowler Mitchell Starc shows off the indigenous playing shirt the Australians will wear in the T20 international series against India. For Kids News
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Australia’s indigenous culture will be celebrated when the men’s cricket team takes to the field in the coming T20 series. Discover what the design represents

New push to change Australian anthem lyrics

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 07: The Wallabies players embrace during the playing of the Australian National Anthem before the 2020 Tri-Nations match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium on November 07, 2020 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)
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The NSW Premier has called for a change to the lyrics of the national anthem to better acknowledge Australia’s proud Indigenous history but some say it’s not enough of a change

Horse in a face mask another COVID normal?

Mark Knight cartoon for Tuesday 3rd of November Herald sun Newspaper .
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This year we combined the race that stops the nation with the virus that stopped the world. Mark Knight explains how he came to do a quick sketch of a Melbourne Cup horse in a face mask

Winners are grinners in Grand Final showdowns

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 24: The Tigers pose for their team photograph during the 2020 Toyota AFL Grand Final match between the Richmond Tigers and the Geelong Cats at The Gabba on October 24, 2020 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)
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Richmond and Melbourne Storm were crowned the 2020 AFL and NRL premiers in a historic weekend of Grand Final footy

Cricket star’s message to kids: tough times won’t last

Portrait of Australia's Alyssa Healy ahead of the ICC T20 Women's World Cup which starts tomorrow at Spotless Stadium in Sydney. Picture. Phil Hillyard
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She’s a superstar of Australian sport, but things haven’t always gone to plan for cricketer Alyssa Healy. Here’s her advice for bouncing back from difficult times

A day in the hub with our women cricket heroes

Australian all-rounder Ashleigh Gardner trains in the Brisbane hub ahead of the T20 and One Day series with New Zealand, which starts September 26, 2020. For Kids News.
Source: cricket.com.au
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Aussie cricket star Ashleigh Gardner reveals what it’s been like preparing for the return of international competition in the team’s quarantine hub

Aussie boy sets sights on Paralympics

Jarvis Smoker, 12, hopes to represent Australia in snowboarding at the 2026 Winter Paralympics in Italy.  His inspiring story has been told in a video entry in the 2020 Focus on Ability international short film festival, now in its twelfth year. Picture: supplied.
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A genetic condition that affects co-ordination and muscle development is no match for this little boy with a big dream

Aussie Richie Porte claims historic third in Tour

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 20: Podium / Primoz Roglic of Slovenia and Team Jumbo - Visma / Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia and UAE Team Emirates Yellow Leader Jersey / Richie Porte of Australia and Team Trek - Segafredo / Celebration / Trophy / during the 107th Tour de France 2020, Stage 21 a 122km stage from Mantes-La-Jolie to Paris Champs-Élysées / #TDF2020 / @LeTour / on September 20, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
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Tasmanian cyclist Richie Porte rode the time trial of his life to become only the second Australian ever after 2011 winner Cadel Evans to finish on the podium of the Tour de France

Aussie teen driver wins F3 world champs

SCARPERIA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 11: Oscar Piastri of Australia and Prema Racing (1) drives during practice ahead of the Formula 3 Championship at Mugello Circuit on September 11, 2020 in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo by Rudy Carezzevoli/Getty Images)
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The future of Australian motorsport looks bright after 19-year-old Oscar Piastri claimed the 2020 FIA Formula 3 championship season after a thrilling final race in Italy

The moment Djokovic stared into the void

Mark Knight cartoon for Tuesday  8th of September 2020 Herald Sun newspaper .
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It is big news for the world’s best tennis player to be disqualified from a Grand Slam, so Mark Knight wanted to draw a cartoon to show Novak’s shock and realisation of what he had done

Here comes the AFL Batmobile, bound for glory

Mark Knight cartoon on AFL Grand Final
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There were so many ways to draw a cartoon on the AFL Grand Final heading to Qld. Mark Knight decided to ignore all the obvious ways and resurrect a special vehicle for one more drive

AFL Grand Final heads to Queensland

Ryden Clarke, 10, from the Jimboomba RedBacks Aussie rules club, Brisbane 1st of September 2020.  Ryden featured in the Queensland governments video trying to win the AFL grand final.  (Image/Josh Woning)
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The 2020 AFL Grand Final will be played in Queensland at Brisbane’s Gabba on October 24, the first time in history it has been played outside Victoria 

The day the flag was missing from the big game

Knight cartoon for 22/8/20 on the aboriginal flag ownership rights during the AFL Indigenous round
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What a thrill to see this year’s big AFL Dreamtime game between the Bombers and the Tigers played in Darwin. But what a shock that the Aboriginal flag — an important symbol — was missing

Female Aussie swimmer tops men’s world record

A handout picture taken on and released in London on August 16, 2020, shows Australian marathon swimmer Chloe McCardel reacting aboard her support boat, off the coast of Calais, northeast France,  after completing her 35th swim across the English Channel. - A Australian marathon swimmer on Sunday became the second woman to break the men's record for number of Channel crossings -- and avoided new UK quarantine rules on French arrivals on her return. Chloe McCardel, from Sydney, completed her 35th swim across the world's busiest shipping lane after emerging on the northern French shoreline in the early hours of Sunday. (Photo by Jason Kelvin / Newgate Comms / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT  " AFP PHOTO / HANDOUT /  Jason Kelvin via Newgate Comms"  -  NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS   -   DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS  -  NO ARCHIVE
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Marathon swimmer Chloe McCardel has completed her 35th English Channel crossing — her fourth in 16 days and more than any man — battling fog, darkness, ships and quarantine rules

Whose big AFL grab will we sing about?

Knight cartoon for 10/8/20 on QLD looking to hold the AFL Grand Final
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The AFL Grand Final is one of the major sporting events of the year but everything about the 2020 season is different. Qld Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk could take the mark of the year

The history of the Olympic Games

TOPSHOT - Greek actress Xanthi Georgiou dressed as an ancient Greek high priestess holds the olympic torch during the olympic flame handover ceremony for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, on March 19, 2020 in Athens. (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS / various sources / AFP)
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We should have been cheering on our Olympic heroes in Tokyo right now. But with coronavirus putting the Games on hold for another year, it’s a chance to take a look at where the magnificent sporting tradition started

Uncomfortable uniforms could force girls out of sport

Abbey Tyrrell, 12, Lily Murrihy, 13, and  Bronte Mosley, 13 in their footy and basketball uniforms for a story on whether the cut/design/sizing of uniforms for use at school and comps affects the desire of girls to continue playing sport.  Picture: Alex Coppel.
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Girls are dropping out of sport at high rates as they move from tweens to teens and a new study is looking to see if uniforms are part of the problem

Qld set to be Australia’s sporting capital

AFL fans Matilda Mooney 5, Amelia Shelton 7, Bronte Mooney 7 and Harley Shelton 5 will get plenty of footy to watch with all the Melbourne clubs in Qld as well as having their own clubs the Suns and Lions at home all the time. Pics Adam Head
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All Victorian AFL clubs and Victorian and NSW-based Supercars racing teams will move to Qld in a big win for the Sunshine State, with the location of the 2020 AFL Grand Final to be confirmed

Celebrations as Women’s World Cup heads our way

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25: Lights are projected on the Sydney Opera House on June 25, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. Australia along with New Zealand are predicted to be announced as the hosts of the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, announced early on Friday Sydney local time. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)
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Soccer stars and fans are celebrating after Australia and New Zealand were chosen as joint hosts of one of the globe’s biggest sporting events, the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

AFL season 2020 on again after long wait

AFL Round 2. Collingwood v Richmond at the MCG. 11/06/2020.  Taylor Adams of the Magpies tackles Trent Cotchin of the Tigers q4    . Pic: Michael Klein
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Collingwood and Richmond rebooted the 2020 footy season after a two-month break, with a bizarre low-scoring draw to kick off the most long-awaited round 2 in the history of the game

Collingwood fans react to big AFL news

Mark Knight's collingwood fan cartoon
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In this weekly series for Kids News, Mark Knight explains the news and the creative process behind one of his latest cartoons. Mark imagines Pies fans would have been outraged!

Goalkicking yips could be in players’ heads

Marcus Bontempelli of the Bulldogs after missing a set shot at goal during the Round 23 AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Western Bulldogs at the MCG in Melbourne, Saturday, August 25, 2018. (AAP Image/Mark Dadswell) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY
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Have you ever wondered why footballers struggle to convert set shots for goal? Australian sports scientists believe the answer could be all in the mind

Search for solutions to sports’ COVID-19 problems

Eane Whitton from Buffalo Sports and Andrew Fitzgerald, MD of Gospel Whiskey have
made some sports ball suitable sanitiser spray. Picture: Mark Stewart
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As clubs and players prepare to return to training and playing sport, people are working to find solutions to COVID-19-related challenges, including how to legally sanitise a cricket ball

Molly’s on the run for good cause

Molly Bremner is a very small 9yo but loves running 10km every day and also runs marathons. In September she will be running from Melbourne to Canberra for Children's Cancer Institute, with her mum Angela Bremner riding beside her on her bike.  Picture: David Caird
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Pint-sized Molly loves to run — and she’s planning to do it all the way from her Melbourne home to Canberra to raise money for children’s brain cancer.

Australian man’s new toilet paper world record

In this photo provided by Lucas Carberry, Jed Hockin poses in front of recycling cans and a basketball hoop in  Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Records are still being set even with many sports on hold during the coronavirus pandemic. There's a chance to be crowned world’s best in categories such as most soccer touches with a roll of toilet paper in a 30-second span (winner: Jed Hockin with 84) or by simply putting on socks in a timely manner. (Lucas Carberry via AP)
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A young Queensland soccer star has claimed his fourth Guinness World Record, despite most sport being cancelled during coronavirus-related restrictions

NRL restart to attract massive TV audience

APAC Sports Pictures of the Week - 2019, September 16 SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 15: Maika Sivo of the Eels scores a try during the NRL Elimination Final match between the Parramatta Eels and the Brisbane Broncos at Bankwest Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
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Footy is finally back, with millions of sports-starved viewers around the globe expected to watch the return round of rugby league.

AFL announces next rounds in restarted 2020 season

A general view is seen during an AFL Tigers training session at Punt Road Oval in Melbourne, Monday, May 25, 2020. (AAP Image/Michael Dodge) NO ARCHIVING
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The wait is over for footy fans desperate to know who, when and where their beloved club will play as the league announces the fixture for rounds two to five, including several blockbusters

Dusty models COVID-safe return to AFL season

Mark Knight on Dusty return to AFL
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There’s a small light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel with the AFL’s announcement of a restart to the footy season. Mark Knight imagines how Tigers star Dustin Martin could help

Record price for Michael Jordan’s rookie shoes

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 4, 1997 former Chicago Bulls player Michael Jordan sticks out his tongue as he goes past Jeff Hornacek of the Utah Jazz during game two of the NBA Finals at the United Center in Chicago, IL. - Michael Jordan believes the Chicago Bulls 1990s NBA dynasty would have stayed together for at least one more season if team chiefs had backed coach Phil Jackson.  The retired legend made his comments in the last chapter of hit documentary "The Last Dance", saying he would have re-signed a one-year deal had management kept the team together, including Dennis Rodman, Scottie Pippen and Jackson. (Photo by VINCENT LAFORET / AFP)
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Basketball star Michael Jordan’s 35-year-old second-hand shoes that aren’t even a matching pair just sold for $873,000 at auction, but that doesn’t quite make them the most expensive shoes ever

World’s strongest man lifts new record

Hafthor Bjornsson, who played “The Mountain” in The Game of Thrones medieval fantasy series has set a world record by deadlifting 501 kilograms
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A man known as Thor and The Mountain has broken the world deadlift record after successfully lifting an incredible 501kg, making the polar-bear-sized lift look easy

Teenager Prespakis wins AFLW best and fairest

Madison Prespakis of the Blues poses for a photograph after being announced as the 2020 AFLW Best and Fairest winner in Melbourne, Tuesday, April 28, 2020. (AAP Image/Supplied by Michael Willson, AFL Photos) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY
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Just one year after being named the Rising Star of the AFLW, Carlton midfielder Madison Prespakis has now taken home the league’s best and fairest award

Protect yourselves, we’re living in strange times

Mark Knight cartoon on the craziness at supermarkets during the coronavirus crisis
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In his weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight explains why he drew a cricketer protected by pads and a helmet heading off to buy toilet paper at the supermarket

AFL and NRL clubs vote to play on despite virus

Dustin Martin of the Tigers kicks the ball during an AFL Richmond Football Club training session at Punt Road Oval in Melbourne, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (AAP Image/Michael Dodge) NO ARCHIVING
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AFL chief Gillon McLachlan has declared the footy season will kick off tomorrow night as NRL clubs also voted to play on during the coronavirus crisis

Australia smashes India to win 5th World Cup

Meg Lanning of Australia and her teammates celebrate with the trophy after winning the Women's T20 World Cup final match between Australia and India at the MCG in Melbourne, Sunday, March 8, 2020. (AAP Image/Scott Barbour) 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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Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney have dominated with the bat to power Australia to its fifth women’s Twenty20 World Cup title. The Aussies won by 85 runs against India at the MCG

Incredible new planking world record

George Hood attempting his world record
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A 62-year-old man has set an astonishing Guinness World Record, planking for 8 hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds, suggesting that “Anybody can do what I do”

New $2 coin celebrates women’s cricket

T20 Women's World Cup player Alyssa Healy with the new $2 coin with a female cricket player on its face. It will be available through Woolworths on February 18, 2020.

Picture: Supplied
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The Royal Australian Mint and International Cricket Council are releasing two million $2 coins into general circulation that feature a picture of a female cricketer on it for the first time

Warner, Perry win cricket’s top awards

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 10: David Warner poses with the Allan Border Medal during the 2020 Cricket Australia Awards at Crown Palladium on February 10, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)
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An emotional David Warner has completed a stunning return to international cricket by claiming his third Allan Border Medal while Ellyse Perry took out the top female honour

Not even Ash can drag ScoMo out of strife

Knight cartoon for 29/1/20 Morrison Barty good news
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Award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight returns in our weekly series and looks at how not even tennis golden girl Ash Barty could change PM Scott Morrison’s run of bad luck

Dylan Alcott wins sixth straight Open title

Dylan Alcott of Australia, the mens quad wheelchair singles champion poses for a photo the day after winning the final on day 14 of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, Sunday, February 2, 2020. (AAP Image/Scott Barbour) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY
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Wheelchair athlete Dylan Alcott has won his sixth straight Australian Open tennis title while Novak Djokovic has survived a five-set thriller to win his eighth men’s crown at Melbourne Park

Barty’s dream ends after sizzling defeat

Australia's Ashleigh Barty uses an ice towel during her women's singles semi-final match against Sofia Kenin of the US on day eleven of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 30, 2020. (Photo by DAVID GRAY / AFP) / IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE
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Ashleigh Barty was carrying the hopes of a nation in her Australian Open semi-final, but her quest for history has been crushed by young American Sofia Kenin

Ash Barty storms into Open semi-final

2020 Australian Open Tennis - Day Nine. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) in action against Petra Kvitova (CZE) in their quarterfinal match on Rod Laver Arena. Picture: Mark Stewart
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Queenslander Ashleigh Barty has become the first Australian woman to reach a semi-final at the Australian Open in 36 years and tennis greats are hoping she can go all the way

World mourns NBA star Kobe Bryant

FILE - In this June 7, 2009, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) points to a player behind him after making a basket in the closing seconds against the Orlando Magic in Game 2 of the NBA basketball finals, in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
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Celebrities and sports fans have united to pay tribute to US basketball legend Kobe Bryant who died in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles along with his daughter and seven others

Oz Open hopes rest on Barty as Kyrgios loses

TOPSHOT - Australia's Nick Kyrgios hits a return against Spain's Rafael Nadal during their men's singles match on day eight of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 27, 2020. (Photo by William WEST / AFP) / IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE
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Ashleigh Barty is the only Australian singles tennis player to make the finals of the Australian Open after a brave Nick Kyrgios bowed out in a four-set thriller against Rafael Nadal

A long line of reasons to leave halftime alone

Mark Knight cartoon on AFL proposal to shorten halftime breaks
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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

World No. 1 Barty’s precious gift

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 02: Ashleigh Barty speaks after being awarded with the Newcombe Medal during the 2019 Newcombe Medal at Crown Palladium on December 02, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)
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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

Perry says dream big and believe in yourself

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15: Ellyse Perry poses during an Australian women's national cricket team portrait session at the National Cricket Centre of Excellence on June 15, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
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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

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

Mark Knight cartoon on the 2019 Melbourne Cup
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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

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 05: Craig Williams on Vow And Declare wins race 7 the Lexus Melbourne Cup during 2019 Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 05, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)
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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

HOLD FOR THE HERALD SUN PIC DESK-----Two great nations with a fierce sporting rivalry head to head in the original extreme sport of jousting at the inaugural Australia vs England Jousting Tournament, held  at Kryal Castle near Ballarat. The competition runs over two days in November 2-3.  Phillip Leitch riding 'Valiant' [left] and Cliff Marisma riding 'Paco' [right].  
Picture: Alex Coppel.
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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

Mark Knight cartoon on Eddie Betts returning to Carlton
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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

Sydney Roosters co-captains Jake Friend and Boyd Cornder raise the Provan-Summons trophy after the Roosters defeated the Melbourne Storm to win the 2019 NRL Grand Final at ANZ Stadium. Picture. Phil Hillyard
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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

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 23: Nat Fyfe of the Dockers poses for a photo after winning the Brownlow Medal during the 2019 Brownlow Medal Count at Crown Palladium on September 23, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)
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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

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 15: Maika Sivo of the Eels scores a try during the NRL Elimination Final match between the Parramatta Eels and the Brisbane Broncos at Bankwest Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
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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

AFLW star Tayla Harris at the unveiling of a prototype statue that will be made to recognise her achievements in women's football at Federation Square in Melbourne, Wednesday, September 11, 2019. (AAP Image/David Crosling) NO ARCHIVING
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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

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: Josh Hazlewood of Australia  celebrates after he claimed the final wicket of Stuart Broad of England to claim victory to retain the Ashes during day five of the 4th Specsavers Test between England and Australia at Old Trafford on September 08, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
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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

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Steve Smith of Australia raises his bat as he leaves the ground after being dismissed for 211 runs during day two of the 4th Specsavers Test between England and Australia at Old Trafford on September 05, 2019 in Manchester, England.
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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

Luke, 7, Mieka, 8, Vlad, 9 and Mia, 10 from South Melbourne Park Primary school Pic of cricketers Will Pukovski (Vic), Meg Lanning (Aus captain) teaching a class of kids at the MCG for story on a new schools curriculum focused on student well being.  Picture: Jason Edwards
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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

MOSTAR, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA  - AUGUST 24: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout image provided by Red Bull, Rhiannan Iffland of Australia prepares to dive from the 21 metre platform on Stari Most during the final competition day of the sixth stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series on August 24, 2019 at Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. (Photo by Romina Amato/Red Bull via Getty Images)
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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

LEEDS, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Ben Stokes of England celebrates hitting the winning runs to win the 3rd Specsavers Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Headingley on August 25, 2019 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
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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

Mark Knight cartoon on Steve Smith being hit in the head
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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?

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17: Steve Smith of Australia is struck by a delivery from Jofra Archer of England during day four of the 2nd Specsavers Ashes Test between England and Australia at Lord's Cricket Ground on August 17, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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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

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JULY 24: Dockers head coach Ross Lyon addresses the media before a Fremantle Dockers AFL training session at Victor George Kailis Oval on July 24, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
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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

Bancroft magic puts Aussies in perfect position

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 15: England batsman Rory Burns looks on as Cameron Bancroft dives to catch him out during day two of the 2nd Test Match between England and Australia at Lord's Cricket Ground on August 15, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
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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

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 13:Interim coach of the Blues David Teague marks during a Carlton Blues AFL training session at Ikon Park on August 13, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
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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

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: James Pattinson of Australia bowls  during the Australia Nets Session at Lord's Cricket Ground on August 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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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

Simone Biles competes in the beam during the senior women's competition at the 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championships Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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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

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

07.08.2010 - Adam Goodes celebrates goal during Sydney Swans v Hawthorn AFL game at the SCG in Sydney. Picture. Phil Hillyard 
The Final Quarter - The documentary on the final 3 years of the career of Adam Goodes of the Sydney Swans. Picture.
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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, SOUTH KOREA - JULY 21: Ariarne Titmus of Australia reacts in the Women's 400m Freestyle Final on day one of the Gwangju 2019 FINA World Championships at Nambu International Aquatics Centre on July 21, 2019 in Gwangju, South Korea. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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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

KODAK MOMENT: Caleb Ewan claims his first Tour victory after edging a close sprint on Stage 11 in Toulouse on Wednesday. Photo: Twitter - Maillot jaune LCL
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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

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 17: Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers looks to pass the ball against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on January 17, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==
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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

Amputee footballer having a ‘red-hot crack’

Aldigna under-12 footballer Jett Wortley had his feet amputated when he was 10 months old. He has wooden stumps and still able to play footy and basketball. 21 June 2019 at Aldinga. Picture Dean Martin
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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

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Ashleigh Barty of Australia celebrates victory in her final match against Julia Goerges of Germany on day seven of the Nature Valley Classic at Edgbaston Priory Club on June 23, 2019 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images for LTA)
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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

In this June 10, 2019, photo, provided by Michael Schneiter, is Selah Schneiter during her climb up El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, Calif. A 10-year-old Colorado girl has scaled Yosemite National Park's El Capitan, taking five days to reach the top of the iconic rock formation. Selah Schneiter of Glenwood Springs completed the challenging 3,000-foot (910 meters) climb last week with the help of her father and a family friend. (Michael Schneiter via AP)
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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

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 23:  Tom Trbojevic of the Blues celebrates a try during game two of the 2019 State of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at Optus Stadium on June 23, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)
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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

NICE, FRANCE - JUNE 22: The Australia players look dejected after losing the penalty shoot out during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Round Of 16 match between Norway and Australia at Stade de Nice on June 22, 2019 in Nice, France. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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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

Australia's David Warner walks back to the pavilion after losing his wicket for 166 runs during the 2019 Cricket World Cup group stage match between Australia and Bangladesh at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England, on June 20, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE
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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

Giddy up for world’s biggest hobby horse sports

Dozens of hobby horses are lined up ready to be ridden during the 8th Hobby Horse championships in Seinajoki, Finland on Saturday, June 15, 2019. More than 400 hobby horse enthusiasts took part in the show, competing on stylish toy horses in various events inspired by real equestrian events. (AP Photo/from APTN Video)
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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

TOPSHOT - Australia's players celebrates after scoring a second goal  during  the France 2019 Women's World Cup Group C football match between Australia and Brazil, on June 13, 2019, at the Mosson Stadium in Montpellier, southern France. (Photo by Pascal GUYOT / AFP)
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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

Australia's David Warner celebrates after scoring a century (100 runs) during the 2019 Cricket World Cup group stage match between Australia and Pakistan at The County Ground in Taunton, southwest England, on June 12, 2019. (Photo by Saeed KHAN / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE
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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

Italy's midfielder Barbara Bonansea (hiddenC) is congratulated by teammates after scoring the decisivea goal during the France 2019 Women's World Cup Group C football match between Australia and Italy, on June 9, 2019, at the Hainaut Stadium in Valenciennes, northern France. (Photo by Philippe HUGUEN / AFP)
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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 *** PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 08: Ashleigh Barty of Australia kisses the trophy as she celebrates victory following the ladies singles final against Marketa Vondrousova of The Czech Republic during Day fourteen of the 2019 French Open at Roland Garros on June 08, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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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

Ben Simmons ‘must play better’ in NBA playoffs

Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) runs for a loose ball as Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol (33) watches during the first half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
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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

Merino woolgrowers in WA has come together to have their first batch of specially labelled Williams Wool high end jumpers and knitwear made. Merino sheep on Liladale Farm in Williams WA, owner Glen Ford. PHOTO: MARIE NIRME
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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 wearing a costume of the Queen Elizabeth Tower (known as Big Ben) is helped by an official as he attempts to get past the finishing line, during the 39th London Marathon in London, Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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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

Scott Pendlebury of the Magpies is seen in action during the Round 6 AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Collingwood Magpies at the MCG in Melbourne, Thursday, April 25, 2019. (AAP Image/Julian Smith) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY
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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

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 31: Erin Phillips of the Crows poses for a photograph with her Premiership Medal and Best On Ground Medal during the 2019 AFLW Grand Final match between the Adelaide Crows and the Carlton Blues at Adelaide Oval on March 31, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos)
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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?