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City roar home to ruin Brisbane’s back-to-back hopes

But for the first 25 minutes there had been no reason for concern, so complete was City’s control of possession and territory. City, despite the heat, were determined to continue their high pressing game, and that was why they were able to have so much of the ball. But possession …

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Away Game not a Magic Millions surprise to Maher

The Magic Millions was forced back a race after an accident on the Pacific Highway left four runners unable to get to the track in time. Kavak, Euphoric Summer, Gotta Kiss and Dusty Tycoon needed a police escort to get there and arrived just over an hour before the rescheduled …

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Keys bludgeons her way into Brisbane final to face Pliskova

It has been a good week for the Americans in Brisbane. Jennifer Brady, who defeated Ash Barty, had a tournament to remember and Alison Riske fought tooth and nail against Karolina Pliskova in the quarter-finals. Madison Keys has added the icing for the US, booking a spot in Sunday’s final …

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Player’s union says transfer window ‘needs to be looked at’ amid Latrell Mitchell saga

Prendergast said the players union would need to be convinced by the NRL that a transfer window would be in the interests of players. “We agree that this is an area that needs to be looked at in totality,” he said. “There are a range of other factors that play …

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Melbourne Boomers notch fourth-straight win in beating Lightning

Lindsay Allen had starred in the previous games against the Lightning but it was Cunningham and Maddie Garrick who made the best of things early although Adelaide import Kathryn Westbeld (18 points) had nine points in the first term, giving her side a lead until Garrick’s three on the quarter-time …

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Big crash and injuries in treacherous conditions mars road championships

“I was pretty certain I had it,” Hosking said. “I actually didn’t feel any pressure because I came in as an individual rider, so whatever I got was great. But I really did want to win the jersey this year because I’m racing in the States. They have a lot …

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Naomi Osaka powers on as impressive Australian Open warm-up continues

“I always play well here. I really love just coming down here,” Osaka said. “I tried to defend in the US [Open] but that didn’t work out so well, so I hope that it works out better for me this time around.” With world No.1 Ash Barty no longer in …

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High-flying Phoenix present new challenge for struggling Wanderers

Last month the Herald reported allegations of a division within the club involving assistant coach Jean-Paul de Marigny. Those were strongly denied by the club, but Babbel remains on shaky ground after inconsistent results and performances that have followed. A draw at home to Western United, followed by a narrow …

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NRL hits bookies with Origin, grand final super tax

Betting giants face the prospect of having to fork out extra money to offer markets on the three Origin clashes and the grand final, some of the most popular gambling events in Australia. Loading The model is widely used by horse racing regulators, which apply higher taxes on bookmakers to …

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Big fall at national cycling championships

The race was neutralised and restarted about 20 minutes later with seven laps remaining after sponsors’ signage had been removed from the fence. Dubbo’s Hayley Fuller eventually claimed the green and gold jersey, just a few weeks after her club was named Australia’s best at the national cycling awards. Fuller, …

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