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Cricket - Lehmann says batsman Warner recovering from neck blow

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Cricket - Lehmann says batsman Warner recovering from neck blow

- REUTERS: Australia opening batsman David Warner is recovering well after being struck in the neck by a bouncer from team mate Josh Hazlewood and should be fit for the upcoming two-test series in Bangladesh, coach Darren Lehmann said on Wednesday. The left-hander dropped his bat and slumped to his knees after an attempted hook shot went awry at Marrara Oval in Darwin on Tuesday, but quickly picked himself up and walked off the ground unassisted
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Serena aims for ‘outrageous’ Australian Open comeback

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Serena aims for ‘outrageous’ Australian Open comeback

- Serena Williams, feeling “new power” from her pregnancy, is already preparing for an Australian Open title defense in January. In a wide-ranging interview with Vogue touching on motherhood, body image and race, Williams said she had set herself a goal of playing in Melbourne. “It’s the most outrageous plan,” the 36-year-old Williams, who is expecting her first child next month. “I just want to put that out there
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Expectant Serena aims for 'outrageous' Australian Open comeback

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Expectant Serena aims for 'outrageous' Australian Open comeback

- LOS ANGELES: Serena Williams, feeling "new power" from her pregnancy, is already preparing for an Australian Open title defense in January. In a wide-ranging interview with Vogue touching on motherhood, body image and race, Williams said she had set herself a goal of playing Melbourne. "It's the most outrageous plan," the 36-year-old Williams, who is expecting her first child next month
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Serena Williams aims for 'outrageous' Australian Open comeback

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Serena Williams aims for 'outrageous' Australian Open comeback

- The legend has her eye on matching Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 Grand Slam titles. Serena Williams, feeling "new power" from her pregnancy, is already preparing for an Australian Open title defence in January. In a wide-ranging interview with Vogue touching on motherhood, body image and race, Williams said she had set herself a goal of playing Melbourne. "It's the most outrageous plan," the 36-year-old Williams, who is expecting her first child next month
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Melbourne Storm focus on Newcastle Knights as finals future fast approaches

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Melbourne Storm focus on Newcastle Knights as finals future fast approaches

- Melbourne Storm won't be distracted as they chase down the last win needed to secure top spot on the NRL ladder. The Storm play bottom-placed Newcastle Knights at Newcastle on Saturday afternoon but veteran forward Kenny Bromwich knows the Knights will challenge them after winning their past three games. The two clubs have had several close battles in recent years and star back Cooper Cronk is also entering his final games with Melbourne before moving to Sydney next year
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Australian batsman David Warner passes concussion test after head blow

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Australian batsman David Warner passes concussion test after head blow

- David Warner has passed a concussion test following a painful bouncer blow to the neck during Australia's intra-squad game in Darwin. Warner retired hurt and threw a major scare into the Australian camp on day two of the match, their final tune-up before departing for a two-test tour of Bangladesh. The vice-captain was on two when he attempted a hook shot but misread a short- pitched delivery from test teammate Josh Hazlewood
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Australian former Olympic champion Wooldridge dies

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Australian former Olympic champion Wooldridge dies

- MELBOURNE: Australian cyclist Stephen Wooldridge, a former Olympic and world champion, has died at the age of 39. Wooldridge won a team pursuit gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics and four world titles in the same event from 2002-06. Cycling New South Wales confirmed the cyclist's death in a statement. "Stephen was an inspirational figure in track cycling, particularly in his home state of NSW," the state governing body said in a statement
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Australian Jillaroos to play Papua New Guinea in historic rugby league clash

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Australian Jillaroos to play Papua New Guinea in historic rugby league clash

- Australia's Jillaroos will play a historic international against Papua New Guinea's Orchids next month, marking the first time the national women's rugby league side has competed in Port Moresby. The clash will be played on September 23 before the Kumuls host their annual fixture against a Prime Minister's XIII, made up of NRL players from clubs not featuring in the preliminary finals being played on the same weekend
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Western Force granted injunction against Australian Rugby Union over Super Rugby axing

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Western Force granted injunction against Australian Rugby Union over Super Rugby axing

- Senior Western Force players Dane Haylett-Petty and Adam Coleman have declared the fight is not over after RugbyWA lodged an appeal to the New South Wales Supreme Court on Monday to prevent the club from being cut from Super Rugby. RugbyWA has also been granted an injunction order against the Australian Rugby Union (ARU), which buys the organisation valuable time and means the game's governing body cannot fold the franchise or move players on until the appeal has been heard
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Shadow sports minister Lynda Voltz slams ANZ Stadium buy-back as Allianz Stadium in need of urgent $137 million upgrade

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Shadow sports minister Lynda Voltz slams ANZ Stadium buy-back as Allianz Stadium in need of urgent $137 million upgrade

- Shadow sports minister Lynda Voltz will demand answers on why the NSW government spent $200 million to buy back the lease to ANZ Stadium, which she claims has left Sydney Olympic Park Authority officials "nobbled" in the feud over the once-in-a-generation stadiums funding split. The state MP has promised to raise the issue in the Budget Estimates as the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust warned on Monday that an urgent $137 million safety upgrade is required for the ageing Allianz Stadium
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Romelu Lukaku scores brace as Manchester United rout West Ham

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Romelu Lukaku scores brace as Manchester United rout West Ham

- Romelu Lukaku scored twice on debut and Paul Pogba capped an ominous team display with a late long-range goal as Manchester United beat West Ham 4-0 in their opening game of the Premier League season. With Nemanja Matic excelling in central midfield, United look to have a side that can seriously challenge for its first league title since 2013, Alex Ferguson's final year at the club
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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho plays down hype after Red Devils smash West Ham 4-0

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho plays down hype after Red Devils smash West Ham 4-0

- The opening weekend of the Premier League season ended with an emphatic win as Manchester United beat West Ham United 4-0 at Old Trafford, but manager Jose Mourinho was wary of fuelling talk of his team as title contenders. With new striker Romelu Lukaku scoring twice and another close-season signing, midfielder Nemanja Matic, making a dominating debut, the win appeared to give credence to United's placing with many bookmakers as second favourites, behind neighbours Manchester City
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NRL: Canberra Raiders keep season alive with win over New Zealand Warriors

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NRL: Canberra Raiders keep season alive with win over New Zealand Warriors

- The Canberra Raiders continue to cling on to the NRL finals hopes, easily accounting for the New Zealand Warriors 36-16 in Auckland on Sunday. It was the Raiders' third straight win, and the Warriors' sixth straight loss, and keeps them two wins behind the eighth-placed team, which is now the North Queensland Cowboys. Penrith's win over the Cowboys has given them some breathing space, although they face a blockbuster against the Raiders at Canberra Stadium next Sunday
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Kiwi rugby player helps police catch driver who ploughed into protesters at Charlottesville race rally

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Kiwi rugby player helps police catch driver who ploughed into protesters at Charlottesville race rally

- A former New Zealand professional rugby player has helped US police catch the driver who ploughed into a crowd killing a person and injuring at least 34 others as white nationalists clashed with counter protesters in Virginia on Saturday. Chris Mahony, now an adviser for the World Bank in Washington, DC, said he noticed a grey sports car suspiciously stopped a small distance away from a group of people protesting against the white supremacists in Charlottesville on Saturday
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Benji Marshall signs deal to return to the Wests Tigers

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Benji Marshall signs deal to return to the Wests Tigers

- Redemption rather than romance dominates rugby league stories. But Benji Marshall's return to Wests Tigers is dripping with the qualities of a Mills and Boon novel. Marshall, 32, and the Tigers confirmed yesterday that the club legend will be returning to Leichhardt in 2018. "I'm coming home," Benji told The Sun-Herald yesterday. "And it feels good. I never wanted to leave the place, and I've tried several times to get back and now I've got my chance
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Rugby league referee killer's appeal bid denied

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Rugby league referee killer's appeal bid denied

- A man sentenced to life behind bars for the "cold-blooded" murder of a Brisbane rugby league referee has failed in his bid to have his conviction overturned. Tyson John Taylor was found guilty last year of shooting Tony McGrath dead in the 57-year-old's Woolloongabba garage in May 2013. Across 11 days, a Supreme Court jury heard how both men were in love with a prostitute named Susan Stewart, who McGrath thought was pregnant with his child and had given more than half-a-million dollars before he died
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  • Cricket - Lehmann says batsman Warner recovering from neck blow
    Cricket - Lehmann says batsman Warner recovering from neck blow

    , channelnewsasia.com

    REUTERS: Australia opening batsman David Warner is recovering well after being struck in the neck by a bouncer from team mate Josh Hazlewood and should be fit for the upcoming two-test series in Bangladesh, coach Darren Lehmann said on Wednesday. The left-hander dropped his bat and slumped to his knees after an attempted hook shot went awry at Marrara Oval in Darwin on Tuesday, but quickly picked himself up and walked off the ground unassisted
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  • Australian batsman David Warner passes concussion test after head blow
    Australian batsman David Warner passes concussion test after head blow

    , stuff.co.nz

    David Warner has passed a concussion test following a painful bouncer blow to the neck during Australia's intra-squad game in Darwin. Warner retired hurt and threw a major scare into the Australian camp on day two of the match, their final tune-up before departing for a two-test tour of Bangladesh. The vice-captain was on two when he attempted a hook shot but misread a short- pitched delivery from test teammate Josh Hazlewood
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Football

  • Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho plays down hype after Red Devils smash West Ham 4-0
    Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho plays down hype after Red Devils smash West Ham 4-0

    , abc.net.au

    The opening weekend of the Premier League season ended with an emphatic win as Manchester United beat West Ham United 4-0 at Old Trafford, but manager Jose Mourinho was wary of fuelling talk of his team as title contenders. With new striker Romelu Lukaku scoring twice and another close-season signing, midfielder Nemanja Matic, making a dominating debut, the win appeared to give credence to United's placing with many bookmakers as second favourites, behind neighbours Manchester City
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  • Melbourne Storm focus on Newcastle Knights as finals future fast approaches
    Melbourne Storm focus on Newcastle Knights as finals future fast approaches

    , smh.com.au

    Melbourne Storm won't be distracted as they chase down the last win needed to secure top spot on the NRL ladder. The Storm play bottom-placed Newcastle Knights at Newcastle on Saturday afternoon but veteran forward Kenny Bromwich knows the Knights will challenge them after winning their past three games. The two clubs have had several close battles in recent years and star back Cooper Cronk is also entering his final games with Melbourne before moving to Sydney next year
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  • Australian Open comeback an ‘outrageous plan’, admits Serena Williams
    Australian Open comeback an ‘outrageous plan’, admits Serena Williams

    , indianexpress.com

    Serena Williams won the Australian Open this past year while she was pregnant. So expecting her to make a comeback within months of giving birth shouldn’t be a massive ask for a superhuman that she is. And yet the entire idea of such a comeback is an outrageous plan – the now dethroned World No 1 admits. “It’s the most outrageous plan,” she said in an interview to Vogue
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  • Melbourne Storm focus on Newcastle Knights as finals future fast approaches
    Melbourne Storm focus on Newcastle Knights as finals future fast approaches

    , smh.com.au

    Melbourne Storm won't be distracted as they chase down the last win needed to secure top spot on the NRL ladder. The Storm play bottom-placed Newcastle Knights at Newcastle on Saturday afternoon but veteran forward Kenny Bromwich knows the Knights will challenge them after winning their past three games. The two clubs have had several close battles in recent years and star back Cooper Cronk is also entering his final games with Melbourne before moving to Sydney next year
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  • Australian former Olympic champion Wooldridge dies
    Australian former Olympic champion Wooldridge dies

    , channelnewsasia.com

    MELBOURNE: Australian cyclist Stephen Wooldridge, a former Olympic and world champion, has died at the age of 39. Wooldridge won a team pursuit gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics and four world titles in the same event from 2002-06. Cycling New South Wales confirmed the cyclist's death in a statement. "Stephen was an inspirational figure in track cycling, particularly in his home state of NSW," the state governing body said in a statement
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  • South-east Melbourne kicks off A-League bid with Team 11
    South-east Melbourne kicks off A-League bid with Team 11

    , goal.com

    The bid to bring more A-League and W-League action to Melbourne launched with Team 11 laying out their plans for the future. The bid to bring A-League and W-League teams to south-east Melbourne has launched, with Team 11 - unveiled as the club's bid title - laying out their plans for the future. Among the dignitaries on hand were State Member for Dandenong Gabrielle Williams MP and Victorian Premier Hon Daniel Andrews MP, along with members of local councils and business leaders
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