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AFL players and their partners juggling hubs and incoming bubs

“We have got some players that have got babies due in 10 weeks,” Lethlean said on Wednesday. “[They] will have to decide if they want to bring their partner up, get them through quarantine and have a baby up here. “That’s certainly a live discussion for two of our players. …

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De Goey back for Pies as Steven and Clark return for Cats

Collingwood have kept faith with tall forward Mason Cox, recalling dynamic forward Jordan De Goey and the clever Josh Daicos to replace injured pair Will Kelly and Matt Scharenberg for the clash against Geelong at Optus Stadium. Magpies coach Nathan Buckley admitted this week that Cox was not in good …

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Safety first for Swans as Victorian clubs move north to Queensland

The SCG Trust is still planning for fans to attend the NRL grand final rematch between the Roosters and Raiders on Thursday night. The Swans are working through safety measures for Saturday’s game against Gold Coast at the SCG.Credit:Getty Images The Giants are again preparing to welcome members for their …

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Australia refuses to join Trump’s punishment of China over Hong Kong

The Greens and the crossbench are considering whether to launch a Senate inquiry into the deal amid concerns it amounts to an implicit approval of Beijing’s new Hong Kong national security laws, which criminalise actions that undermine the Chinese state with sentences of up to life in prison. Loading The …

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AFL teams and expert tips, round seven

GEELONG v COLLNGWOODOptus Stadium, Thursday July 16, 8.10pm AEST GEELONGFB Jake Kolodjashnij, Mark Blicavs, Jack HenryHB Mark O’Connor, Harry Taylor, Jed BewsC Brandan Parfitt, Patrick Dangerfield, Sam MenegolaHF Gary Ablett, Esava Ratugolea, Gary RohanFF Gryan Miers, Tom Hawkins, Luke DahlhausFOLL Darcy Fort, Joel Selwood, Jack StevenI/C Zach Tuohy, Sam Simpson, …

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Palace letters show Queen is out of place in Australian politics

Republicans who want Australia to sever ties with the monarchy were hoping the letters would discredit the Queen by showing she had interfered in Australia’s domestic affairs and chosen sides in the dispute. Loading Expectations of major revelations were raised because Buckingham Palace was opposed to making the letters public. …

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Rugby recruiters hit the phones to Gallop, Greenberg in CEO search

Others linked to the top rugby job include former Sydney Rugby Union president David Begg, who made the final five when Castle won the role at the end of 2017, SANZAAR boss Andy Marinos and former Brumbies boss turned-AFL administrator Andrew Fagan. Broncos chairman Paul White, who was linked to …

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Bold Tigers plan could solve Grant-Smith conundrum for Storm

Wests Tigers are keen to keep Harry Grant for an extra year if Cameron Smith opts to play for another season, as part of a deal that would allow the rising rake to eventually return to the Storm. Smith’s future is set to come to a head in the coming …

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McKenna a chance to take on Bulldogs

McKenna broke his finger during the Bombers’ 14-point win over North Melbourne last week and looked likely to join several star teammates on the injury list. Essendon are already missing captain Dyson Heppell (ankle), Jake Stringer (ankle) and Pat Ambrose (foot) out of their best 22, while All-Australian forward Joe …

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Spy watchdog may look at AFP’s documents into George Christensen probe

The Information Commissioner, which is undertaking a review into the AFP’s decision not to release the documents, says it will call in the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security if it is not convinced it would pose a security threat. The IGIS is an independent watchdog which reviews the activities of …

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