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Archer’s taming of Warner hits the bullseye for England

And if Australia’s fast bowlers wanted to score points, none has been so dramatic as that which Archer scored at the expense of Marcus Stoinis. Australia’s all-rounder has not played a Test, and may never do so now, but it was still the snorter of all short balls that had …

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Ardern eases quarantine protocol for Wallabies but RA remains wary

That would leave new coach Dave Rennie 12 days to prepare the squad for the first Bledisloe, which NZR wants to play in Wellington on October 10. “The quarantine changes are more around whether or not the [NZ Health] director-general is happy for teams to be training together while they …

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Cinderella story: Caddyshack star caddies during US Open practice round

We haven’t heard much from Danny Noonan since he sank the putt that beat Judge Smails and Dr Beeper at Bushwood all those years ago. The plan was to attend law school at St. Copious, but maybe golf hustling got in the way? By the time we returned to Bushwood …

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Raider for life: Josh Papalii stretches deal until end of 2025

Papalii’s prized signature will also spark fresh debate about where he ranks among the all-time great Canberra forwards. While coach Ricky Stuart recently declared Papalii would go down as ”one of our greatest players ever”, Canberra chief executive Don Furner said on Tuesday morning there had not been a better …

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‘Great to know it still works’: Olympic cauldron lit again after 20 years

“Lighting the cauldron 20 years ago, the words that come to my mind are ‘surreal’ and ‘simply magnificent,” Freeman said. “I am very proud of the fact that when I lit the cauldron all those years ago it was a symbol of hope for all young Australians. It is at …

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Murray, Bouchard and Pironkova receive French Open wildcard entries

Tournament organisers have announced that Andy Murray, Eugenie Bouchard and Tsvetana Pironkova have received wildcard entries to the French Open, which begins later this month. Briton Murray, a former world No.1 and finalist at Roland Garros in 2016, was also handed a wildcard entry into the US Open last month …

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The night Cathy Freeman was smuggled into the Olympic Stadium hidden under a blanket

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size ‘My role with Cathy at the Sydney Games is what I am most proud of,” says John Coates, AOC president, IOC vice-president and one of the world’s most influential sports officials. This is a powerful admission, considering Coates played a pivotal role …

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Clinical Chelsea sink Brighton to make winning start

Leandro Trossard equalised in the 54th with a strike from 20 metres which bounced in front of keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, but James restored Chelsea’s lead two minutes later with a strike any of their forwards would have been proud of. Brighton’s Lewis Dunk missed a sitter soon after and the …

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NBL delays new season, won’t start until mid-January

There is also hope access to New Zealand may improve in the new year. Under present regulations the New Zealand Breakers would likely have to relocate to Australia due to quarantine requirements for both nations. Victoria’s second wave added difficulty to the NBL’s planning as two of its nine teams …

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Alcott loses tight wheelchair final he fought to see staged

Earlier this year he spearheaded a campaign to have the wheelchair events reinstated after US Open organisers omitted them, alongside the junior draws, qualifiers and mixed doubles, when plans for the coronavirus-affected tournament were first unveiled in June. After 10 days of objections, the wheelchair tournaments were back on — …

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