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Australian Open boss insists 2022 grand slam will remain in Melbourne

Tiley said he hoped for “modified” quarantine rules later in the year which would allow the full summer of tennis, including lead-up events in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, to go ahead as usual. “That is what we are planning towards, that is what we have set our scenarios against and …

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Why the Israeli-Palestinian conflict exploded again

That deterioration has been far more devastating, far-reaching and fast-paced than anyone imagined. It has led to the worst violence between Israelis and Palestinians in years — not only in the conflict with Hamas, which has killed at least 139 people in Gaza and eight in Israel, but in a …

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‘Taste of her own medicine’: Barca rub salt into Kerr’s wounds after UCL rout

The 27-year-old has racked up a glistening array of individual honours but has struggled in key knockout matches in recent years. She has now lost a UEFA Champions League final, her last W-League and NWSL deciders in 2019, and the Asian Cup final with the Matildas in 2018. For Chelsea, …

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‘Mind-blowing’: Jackson first Australian player in basketball Hall of Fame

Former Opals and WNBA star Lauren Jackson has been elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021. The Albury-born 40-year-old was a seven-time All-Star and three-time WNBA MVP (2003, 2007, 2010) who helped the Seattle Storm win championships in 2004 and 2010. The 196cm forward/centre was …

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ASX climbs 0.7%; Crown rejects $8.3b Blackstone bid

Crown Resorts has formally rejected a takeover offer from US private equity outfit Blackstone, saying it materially undervalued the beleaguered casino giant. The James Packer-backed group said on Monday morning it was, however, still weighing up a rival merger offer from The Star and had requested more information from its …

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Australian cricketers arrive in Sydney after fleeing India

Loading “That’s something we insisted upon and they were happy to agree with that. But they’ll come back under their own steam, on their own ticket, and … they won’t be taking the spot in quarantine of any other Australian who is returning home under the NSW caps.” Mr Morrison …

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Bitcoin tumbles after Musk hints Tesla may have dumped its holdings

An outspoken supporter of cryptocurrencies with cult-like following on social media, Musk holds immense sway with his market-moving tweets. He has been touting Dogecoin and significantly elevated the profile of the coin, which started as a joke and now ranks the 5th largest by market value. Dogecoin is down 9.6 …

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Are World War II-era rules to blame for Tokyo’s Games crisis? 

At its core is a debate over the limits of Japan’s pacifist post-WWII constitution, designed to prevent governments from raising armed forces capable of taking offensive action but which also limits the emergency powers that can be declared over citizens. Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, spent his career trying …

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Home and away fortunes a familiar fable for Eagles, Dockers

The song remained the same for West Coast and Fremantle after their twin Sunday matches finished rather predictably. It was business as usual for the Eagles on home soil at Optus Stadium, albeit not entirely on their terms with a gallant Adelaide minus Tex Walker, while the Dockers were again …

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Tips and race-by-race preview of Tamworth on Monday

Loading Good tactical battle here. Talented three-year-old 5. Casino Kid is the one to beat despite coming back in distance. Put the writing on the wall thundering home at Scone before finishing best as a heavily backed favourite to beat a handy CL2 field. Draws to get an ideal trail …

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