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Socceroos decide on Honduran base for 2018 World Cup qualifier

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Socceroos decide on Honduran base for 2018 World Cup qualifier


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Late Adam Taggart header steals a point for Perth Glory against Newcastle Jets

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Late Adam Taggart header steals a point for Perth Glory against Newcastle Jets


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Futures League: Former Test bowler Trent Copeland leads ACT/NSW Country Comets

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Futures League: Former Test bowler Trent Copeland leads ACT/NSW Country Comets


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Pakistani fans demand action against India over attack on Australia’s team bus

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Pakistani fans demand action against India over attack on Australia’s team bus


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Chester Butler: 'No-one believed my grandad was Colin Dixon'

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Chester Butler: 'No-one believed my grandad was Colin Dixon'


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India vs Australia, 2nd T20I: What Prompted Adam Zampa's Wild Celebration After MS Dhoni's Wicket

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India vs Australia, 2nd T20I: What Prompted Adam Zampa's Wild Celebration After MS Dhoni's Wicket


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Socceroos on the path to one of the world's most dangerous cities, San Pedro Sula in Honduras

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Socceroos on the path to one of the world's most dangerous cities, San Pedro Sula in Honduras


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Champions League: Tottenham draw with Real Madrid, Liverpool win big
Holders Real Madrid have been held to a 1-1 draw at home in the Champions League by Tottenham Hotspur, while Manchester City showed their credentials by downing Serie A leaders Napoli 2-1 and Liverpool hammered Maribor 7-0. At the Bernabeu, Spurs went ahead in the 28th minute when Serge Aurier's cross to Harry Kane was diverted home by Real defender Raphael Varane   Read More ...
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England's Te'o and Wales' North set for spell on sidelines
LONDON: Former South Sydney and Brisbane NRL prop Ben Te'o is to set to miss England's upcoming rugby internationals due to an ankle problem, while Wales' winger George North will miss four Tests in November and December after injuring his left knee. Worcester coach Carl Hogg confirmed the 30-year-old Te'o had suffered a high ankle sprain during Saturday's European Challenge Cup win over Brive and is now expected to need "at least a month" of rehabilitation   Read More ...
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Under-pressure Maxwell hopes new technique leads to Ashes
Melbourne: Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell is well known for his batting pyrotechnics but hopes a defensive tweak to his technique can be key to locking up the contentious No. 6 spot for the Ashes. Since scoring a mature and composed century against India in the Ranchi Test in March, the man nicknamed ‘Big Show’ has failed to surpass 50 in seven Test innings and his selection for the upcoming series against England is far from assured   Read More ...
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Khawaja takes swipe at Aussie selection policy
Sydney: Usman Khawaja has taken a swipe at Australian selectors after being dropped for Tests this year in India and Bangladesh, saying chopping and changing created instability in the team. The 30-year-old batsman passed 50 in six consecutive Tests during the 2016-2017 home summer, but was largely overlooked for the Asian tours, ostensibly because of his past form on the subcontinent   Read More ...
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Transgender footballer told she cannot play for Australia's national women's team sparking uproar
A transgender football player has been told she cannot play for her country's Australia Rules women's team - sparking uproar. The Australian Football League has come under fire after ruling Hannah Mouncey is ineligible be selected just a day before the national draft for the professional women's competition. They admitted they took her "transgender strength, stamina, physique" into consideration while making the decision   Read More ...
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Paul Gallen's next fight opponent Puna Rasaubale not just talking the talk
Like most of Gallen's boxing opponents, Rasaubale, has the gift the gab. For proof, look no further than his Instagram account, which is filled with 12 months worth of hilarious callouts to the Cronulla captain. "You little midget, you with the large melon. I could throw a jab from Punchbowl and hit you from here. "Hurry up and sign the contract already so I can fight already boy   Read More ...
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Transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey has bid to play in women's Australian Rules league rejected
The Australian Football League (AFL) has been criticised after ruling a transgender footballer ineligible for selection on the day before the national draft for next year’s professional women’s competition. Hannah Mouncey hoped to become the first transgender player in the Australian Women’s Football League (AFLW), having played at club level for Canberra this season. But on the eve of Wednesday’s draft for the competition’s second season, the AFL set up a subcommittee to rule on Mouncey’s case, before handing down the decision that she was ineligible for selection   Read More ...
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ACT Brumbies scrum coach Dan Palmer brought into Wallabies camp on Gold Coast
One-Test prop Dan Palmer is poised to become the Wallabies' scrum coach on the spring tour just three years after retiring from professional rugby and dropping 20 kilograms from his front-row frame. Fairfax Media can reveal former Brumbies prop Palmer has joined the Wallabies camp on the Gold Coast in advance of the third Bledisloe Cup match on Saturday night. The 29-year-old is in line to replace outgoing set-piece mentor Mario Ledesma, who has signed a deal to become head coach of the Jaguares, Argentina's Super Rugby team   Read More ...
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Wallabies to play Ireland in three-Test June series next year
The Wallabies will play three Tests next year in June against the No.4 ranked team in the world, Ireland. Ireland's president Michael D. Higgins is in Sydney, which serves as the perfect time for the Australian Rugby Union to announce the opening three fixtures of the 2018 calendar. The Tests are expected to be played in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne in what will be the last-ever June series in Australia   Read More ...
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Ashes 2017: David Warner wants umpires to let banter flow 'like State of Origin'
David Warner believes the Ashes should be officiated similarly to rugby league's State of Origin, with leeway given for Australia and England to ramp up the on-field banter to add to the intensity of the contest. The Test vice-captain has signalled a return to a role as an agitating force for Steve Smith's team nearly three years after he decided to button his lips following a spat with India's Rohit Sharma in Melbourne   Read More ...
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Super League star Luke Gale breaks silence on Zak Hardaker grand final ban
England half Luke Gale has revealed Castleford players went into the grand final unaware a cocaine positive was the reason star fullback Zak Hardaker had been banned from taking to Old Trafford. Hardaker, 25, is also out of the World Cup because of what Gale called "a misjudgment". The reasons for his suspension were not announced until after the Tigers' 24-6 loss to Leeds a fortnight ago but speculation had been rife   Read More ...
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Former Manly NRL player Brett Stewart wins defamation action over match-fixing claims
Former rugby league player Brett Stewart has won defamation action against News Limited over an article linking him to match-fixing allegations that appeared online for a few hours before it was taken down. A story appeared on the Daily Telegraph website on June 23, 2016, reporting that the Manly Sea Eagles fullback was considering a move to France following "several long conversations" with coach Trent Barrett about claims of match-fixing that had been levelled against the club   Read More ...
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Paul Vautin out of The Footy Show with show under a cloud after 24 years on air
Channel Nine has axed founding host Paul Vautin from the Logie-award winning The Footy Show as the program undergoes its most dramatic overhaul in 24 years. There was confusion on Tuesday over whether the show had been axed to make way for a new one-hour program headed by Vautin's co-host Erin Molan with more of a focus on football. Some panellists and many others at Nine have been told the show had been dumped   Read More ...
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James Maloney expects to be at Cronulla Sharks in 2018, despite speculation of move
Cronulla five-eighth James Maloney expects to be at the Sharks next season, despite year-long speculation he wants out of the Shire. The Kangaroos half has been linked with varying degrees of conviction to Newcastle, Penrith, Melbourne, Souths and the New Zealand Warriors throughout the past season amid the suggestion he wants a more lucrative contract. But Maloney says he plans to serve out the final year of his Sharks contract   Read More ...
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Honduras coach calls Australia playoff dates 'inhumane'
FIFA's decision to schedule the World Cup qualifier between Australia and Honduras with just five days in between the two matches was "inhumane", the Central Americans' coach Jorge Luis Pinto has said. The first match in the intercontinental playoff for a spot at the finals in Russia next year is scheduled to take place in Central America on Nov. 10, with the second leg in Sydney five days later   Read More ...
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Bennett would take positives from a narrow World Cup loss to Australia
Wayne Bennett has indicated he will settle for England being competitive against Australia in the opening Rugby League World Cup match. Bennett has joined up with his players at their training camp in Perth, where they are preparing for their first group game against the defending champions in Melbourne on Friday, October 27. England also play Lebanon and France, with three teams going through to the quarter-finals   Read More ...
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Next stop the Olympics? Pole dancing wins sporting status
It was once considered a risque pursuit, performed in front of a paying clientele at late night establishments. However, pole dancing has now been recognised by an international sporting body, following an 11-year battle by a British competitor to make the event an Olympic sport. For the first time, the Global Association of International Sports Federation (GAISF) has granted seven events "observer status", meaning they are now provisionally recognised as sports   Read More ...
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Robbie Slater calls for loyalty as Ange Postecoglou linked with China move
A stunning big-money Chinese link for Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has sparked a call for loyalty. Former Socceroos striker Robbie Slater urged Postecoglou to see out Australia's World Cup campaign despite reports Chinese Super League (CSL) outfit Shanghai Shenhua could offer him a $A3.8 million deal. "No, you don't go there. You're national coach, you stay until it's done," Slater told Sky Sports Radio on Tuesday   Read More ...
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Sam Burgess looks to New York City's fledging rugby league team
England's Sam Burgess has become the first rugby league superstar to express an interest in joining the proposed New York City franchise. It was confirmed on Monday an NYC consortium was seeking to enter the British third tier in 2019, following in the footsteps of the successful Toronto Wolfpack. The team would play at Red Bull Arena in New Jersey and already has US$10 million in funding   Read More ...
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Bernard Tomic crashes out of first-round qualifier for Antwerp ATP
Bernard Tomic's forgettable tennis season has continued, with the 24-year-old losing in the final round of qualifying for the Antwerp ATP 250 event. Tomic, currently the world No.144, lost 6-7 (3-7) 5-7 to 29-year-old Aldin Setkic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Setkic is currently at a career-high world ranking of No.165 and swept Tomic aside after 1hr 39min on Monday. Tomic, a former world No   Read More ...
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The fate of Allianz and ANZ stadiums expected to be announced on Thursday
Sydney's drawn-out stadium war is expected to come to a head on Thursday when Sports Minister Stuart Ayres asks cabinet for more than $2 billion to knock down and rebuild both ANZ and Allianz stadiums. The unresolved issue, though, is which will be done first. Fairfax Media has been told by several stakeholders from both venues that Mr Ayres' preference is for Allianz Stadium at Moore Park to be levelled in October next year with a new $700 million, 45,000-seat stadium built on the existing site with a view to open it in 2020   Read More ...
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Current and former Australian cricketers share in $58 million one-off payment
Australian players have deeper pockets this week after the payout of a $58.5 million adjustment ledger from Cricket Australia that was a major point of conflict during this year's bitter pay dispute with the governing body. Players who featured in international and domestic cricket between 2012 and this year received a share of the funds on a pro-rata basis under the terms of the last memorandum of understanding between CA and the Australian Cricketers' Association   Read More ...
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NSW Blues 'paid price for speed of Starc and Cummins' in abandoned JLT Cup match
The start of the summer has been marred by controversy over an abandoned game – and the NSW Blues believe having the country's two fastest bowlers, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc, in their line-up played a key role in it being called off. The fall-out from Sunday night's episode at North Sydney Oval continued on Monday as Cricket Australia started a review into the circumstances around the JLT Cup match between NSW and Victoria ending prematurely due to an unsafe pitch   Read More ...
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Rugby League World Cup: England pose greatest threat to Australia, says Valentine Holmes
Much has been made of the recently bolstered Tonga and world No.2 New Zealand leading into the Rugby League World Cup, but it's England who provide the biggest danger to Australia, says Kangaroos winger Valentine Holmes. The Cronulla flyer, who spent time at fullback in Australia's Tri-Nations trial on Saturday, believes the combination of a dominant forward pack, the presence of half Gareth Widdop and coach Wayne Bennett could cause Australia problems as they look to retain their World Cup crown   Read More ...
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The Roosters can afford to buy Cooper Cronk – and Mitchell Pearce should go if they do
The Roosters can afford Cooper Cronk … stop, rolling your eyes! They really can. Honest. And if they do, if chairman Nick Politis can get a commitment from the Australian halfback to play for longer than one season, it's a play they have to make. It will also leave halfback Mitchell Pearce with no alternative but to pack up his locker and find another club   Read More ...
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Manu Ma'u leaves mark on Kiwis jersey despite late switch to Tonga
New Zealand's World Cup jersey features a design that was inspired by a tattoo on one of the players who defected to Tonga. But the man who came up with the idea says there was never any question about changing the strip. In an effort to better represent the players' diverse backgrounds, the new jersey has a hand drawn design by Kiwis cultural adviser Ora Kihi on the back and sleeves made up of several past and present New Zealand players' cultural tattoos   Read More ...
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Ashes 2017: Selectors causing instability in Australian team, says Usman Khawaja
Usman Khawaja has questioned Australia's selection policy abroad, saying he was denied the opportunity to develop his game overseas by being dumped for this year's series in India and dropped in Bangladesh. The left-hander is favoured to win back the No.3 spot and start the five-Test Ashes series against England, having enjoyed two successful summers in a row with the bat at home   Read More ...
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Canberra Raiders' Elliott Whitehead backs England to win World Cup
Australia might be the overwhelming World Cup favourites, but Elliott Whitehead is confident England coach Wayne Bennett has assembled a squad that's capable of winning it. The Canberra Raiders second-rower's confidence will have an early test with the Poms facing the Kangaroos in the tournament opener in Melbourne on October 27. Whitehead and hooker Josh Hodgson flew to Perth on Friday for the start of England's 10-day camp in the lead-up to that clash   Read More ...
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Will Sutherland performance creates finals selection squeeze for Victoria
Will Sutherland's stunning performance with the white ball on Sunday has added intrigue to Victoria's selection landscape ahead of their JLT one-day cup elimination final in Hobart on Friday, with the state's selectors likely to be able to call on three players returning from international duty. Playing just his second match for the Bushrangers, batting all-rounder Sutherland starred with 4-11 at North Sydney Oval as Victoria routed NSW for just 144   Read More ...
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Socceroos decide on Honduran base for 2018 World Cup qualifier
The Socceroos will throw themselves into the fire ahead of their World Cup play-off with Honduras, opting to spend the lead-up week to their away match in the Central American nation. Coach Ange Postecoglou and Football Federation Australia have decided against basing the team in the United States ahead of the clash. In doing so, they'll give themselves the best chance to acclimatise   Read More ...
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Bernard Foley says Wallabies have more belief than at start of Rugby Championship
Australian five-eighth Bernard Foley says the Wallabies have more belief than they did at the beginning of the Rugby Championship but knows the team hasn't reached its potential ahead of a third and final clash with the All Blacks on Saturday. The Wallabies' confidence took an absolute battering at the hands of world rugby's best team when they trudged off ANZ Stadium trailing 40-6 at half-time in August   Read More ...
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Defence the priority as new boss Joyce looks to tighten things at the back
Goal scorers might win individual games. But defences win championships. It's a maxim of every code of football, and while thrill-seekers and purists might not like it, it tends to be true. And if Melbourne City's new boss Warren Joyce does manage to bring an A-League title to Bundoora in his first season with the club it will be on the back of an improved defensive set-up   Read More ...
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Ange Postecoglou Socceroos exit talk not ideal, says David Gallop
The Ange Postecoglou imbroglio looks set to fester after Football Federation Australia boss David Gallop failed to end speculation about the Socceroo coach's future. Reports surfaced after the last World Cup qualification game against Syria that Postecoglou would quit after next month's play-off matches against Honduras. Gallop didn't provide any clarity on Postecoglou's future – short-term or otherwise – when he fronted the media on Monday   Read More ...
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Mark Higgs urges Cricket ACT to be cautious with ACT/NSW Country Comets program
Former ACT Comets coach Mark Higgs has urged Cricket ACT to be cautious about the impact a new-look Comets program could have on the local scene. A Cricket ACT-Cricket New South Wales alliance has resulted in a re-badged ACT/NSW Country Comets outfit in the Futures League. Higgs says the Canberra competition "is going to suffer heavily" if Cricket ACT doesn't play its cards right and deserving local players miss out on representative opportunities   Read More ...
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The Gabba appoints new grounds guru as veteran steps down
Cricket fans will see a new face behind the wheel of the heavy roller at The Gabba this summer, with David Sandurski appointed the new head curator. Mr Sandurski will take over from grounds manager Kevin Mitchell Jr, who will finish up after his 27-year tenure following the opening Test of the Ashes series at The Gabba from November 23 to 27   Read More ...
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New York rugby league team eye admission to English championship
Ambitious plans have been unveiled for a New York rugby league team to follow Toronto into the English game. A business plan has been submitted to the Rugby Football League and organisers, who say they have the backing of wealthy benefactors, hope to get the go-ahead in time to enter the competition in 2019. The project has been inspired by the success of Toronto, who achieved promotion from Kingstone Press League 1 at the first attempt and drew crowds of 7000, but the founders of the New York club hope to enter at Championship level, just one step away from Super League   Read More ...
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Driven by hatred for Ashes, Warner says it’s war against England
Australian batsman David Warner says playing England is “war” and he plans to work up “hatred” for the tourists for extra motivation during the upcoming Ashes series. During the first Test in Brisbane in 2013, Warner famously said England had “scared eyes” when facing Australia's pace attack and he is firing similar salvoes ahead of their arrival later this month. “The history, the pride that is at stake   Read More ...
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FFA CEO David Gallop says talk of Ange Postecoglou's departure is 'not ideal'
Ange Postecoglou will remain Socceroos coach for next month's World Cup qualifiers with Honduras, Football Federation Australia boss David Gallop says. But Gallop admitted it "wasn't ideal" for reports to emerge of Postecoglou's intention to quit the job following the final-stage qualifiers ahead of next year's World Cup. "We don't get much time to prepare in these situations. We need to make the most of that and having the current structure and current staff there is important," Gallop told reporters on Monday   Read More ...
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Cricket Australia to investigate farcical finish to one-day match
Cricket Australia will investigate the farcical abandonment of NSW's one-day clash with Victoria amid a call to sack the officials involved in the match. A dangerous pitch led to Sunday's fixture at North Sydney Oval ending mid-run chase, with the Bushrangers awarded victory via the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method. Officials discussed the issue for more than 90 minutes following the match before ruling Victoria would be awarded a run-rate bonus point   Read More ...
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David Warner warns England to prepare for Ashes "war" in Australia with opener ready to lead verbal charge again
David Warner has warned England to prepare for Ashes “war” in the latest volley of drivel from the Australian ministry of propaganda. Opening batsman Warner said he would try to generate some “hatred” to get in the right frame of mind ahead of the first Test at the Gabba in Brisbane, starting on November 23. And the quickfire left-hander insisted he had no regrets about his comments four years ago, when he observed that England had “scared eyes” as they crashed to a 381-run defeat, setting the tone for the Aussies to complete a 5-0 whitewash   Read More ...
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