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Reed grabs US Open lead, Tiger misses cut

Unlike the first round when 21 players finished under par in soft conditions, Winged Foot proved a much sterner test on Friday (US time) as DeChambeau, Bubba Watson (69) and Hideki Matsuyama (69) were the only players from a 144-player field to break par. DeChambeau, who has turned heads this …

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As it happened: Fans shoot the messenger after stuttering start by Seven

The doping dramas continue with more athletes testing positive A Kenyan runner and a Ukrainian shotputter are among the latest athletes to be banned from the Games after positive doping tests. Simon Kemble, part of Kenya’s 4 x 400 relay team, and Oleksandr Bagach from the Ukraine will not be …

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Sam Kerr on equal footing with Cristiano Ronaldo in new FIFA game

“She’s been unbelievable – she’s been our best player for both and country – her rise over the past 12 to 18 months has been incredible,” she said. “Her move to Chelsea vindicates that and proves how good she’s been. She’s broken records, she’s made history, and she was at …

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Kragh Andersen executes perfect attack to claim Tour de France stage win

Denmark’s Soren Kragh Andersen claimed his second audacious solo stage win of the Tour de France on Friday with a perfectly timed attack late in the 19th stage, an undulating 166.5-kilometre ride from Bourg en Bresse to Champagnole. The Sunweb rider, who also won the 14th stage in Lyon with …

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How a 33-year-old mum changed the face of rugby league referees

“She became the centre of critique,” Rae’s daughter Trudy said. “They made it hard for her. She wasn’t welcomed with open arms.” Despite not wanting to do the job themselves, Rae was criticised incessantly by dads on the sidelines from the outset. The abuse eventually got so bad she did …

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Tickets please: Even paid-up members could miss out on finals seats

The Eels, for instance, have 29,011 members, of which almost 20,000 are of the ticketed variety. While Bankwest Stadium has a capacity of about 30,000, only half that number will be allowed in the gates. Corporates and sponsors will take up significant allocations. The Eels are expected to host a …

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McSweyn busts through Mottram’s record

McSweyn was happy with the race but said he tightened up with 450 to go and couldn’t hold out the fast-finishing pair. The 3000-metre record he holds has previously been held by such luminaries of Australian distance running Mottram, Ron Clarke and John Landy. Australian Matt Ramsden finished seventh in …

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Farnan to run in The Everest for Aquis and miss Golden Rose

Farnan was a controversial beaten favourite in the Run To The Rose last weekend, where Hugh Bowman was given a 20-day suspension for going too fast in the early stage. Loading Bowman will not ride Farnan in The Everest because he is booked to ride for Godolphin in the $15 …

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Storm player forced to undergo COVID-19 testing after inviting guest into hub

Origin prop Christian Welch has apologised after inviting a guest into the NRL bubble on Thursday night. Welch was stood down on Friday and is set to be fined by the NRL for breaching the game’s strict biosecurity rules after bringing an “unregistered” guest into the Storm’s Sunshine Coast bubble. …

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Nostalgia is fine but we mustn’t forget the real Sydney 2000 heroes

Then there were those of us who, having braced for disaster, were delighted by having been so wrong. It ran against the grain to feel a humble admiration for the planners who had copped so much flak, people like John Coates, Kevan Gosper and Sandy Hollway, yes, even politicians like …

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