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Cricket

Josh Philippe made 45 off 32 balls in Australia’s four-run loss to New Zealand.

Australia fall short in thrilling fightback as Finch’s run of outs continues

Marcus Stoinis and Daniel Sams plundered late runs but it was not enough to haul in New Zealand’s massive total.

  • by Andrew Wu
Tim Paine

CA calls for respect as Paine, Labuschagne swerve dissent charges

Player behaviour is under the spotlight along with umpiring standards after several Test stars were on the end of contentious calls.

  • by Andrew Wu
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Insight & Analysis

Why a Brisbane Games means Australia can finally splurge on its athletes

Greg Baum
Greg Baum

When the rules changed, it was hard for the IOC to go past Brisbane as an Olympic Games host. Just don’t tell anyone yet.

Sport Integrity boss wants ‘zero tolerance’ on illicit drug use

Andrew Webster
Andrew Webster

David Sharpe says sports codes must impose harsher penalties on their players if sanctions by WADA don’t go far enough.

Alternative history: How the Barangaroo casino could have been a stadium

Roy Masters
Roy Masters

The site of the Barangaroo casino could have had a very different look if NRL figures had got their way.

Rugby Union

Brumbies captain Stirling Mortlock stands dejected as Waratahs players celebrate victory at Canberra Stadium in 2005.
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Super Rugby

Waratahs must look to 2005 ram raid to overcome Brumbies challenge

Beating the Brumbies on home turf is the hardest challenge in Australian rugby. But the presence of assistant coach Chris Whitaker may prove valuable for the Waratahs.

  • by Morgan Turinui
James Grant with son Jack.

From Orange CYMS to the Tahs: How Grant followed in famous father’s footsteps

The 27-year-old has taken the road less travelled to the Waratahs’ No. 9 jersey. His father – who scored a try in the famous 1989 NSWRL grand final – couldn’t be more proud.

  • by Sam Phillips

Tennis

Soccer

Ferland Mendy celebrates his late winner for Real Madrid.

‘The game was completely ruined’: Atalanta coach slams referee after Real defeat

A lacklustre Real Madrid struggled to break down a 10-man Atalanta outfit in Italy while in Budapest Manchester City extended their winning run to 19 matches.

  • by Karolos Grohmann and Peter Hall
The Socceroos will not be heading to the delayed Copa America tournament this year.

Socceroos pull out of Copa America to focus on World Cup qualifiers

The Socceroos’ dreams of facing global powers Argentina and Brazil in the Copa America have been devastated by the pandemic for the second consecutive year.

  • by Michael Lynch

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Tiger Woods has a long recovery path ahead of him.

Shattered bones, infection, muscle death: Tiger Woods’ long road to recovery

Infections, inadequate bone healing and, in Tiger Woods’ case, previous injuries, may make a months-long or even years-long recovery more difficult, say surgeons.

  • by Gina Kolata
Australia is on the verge of securing a third Olympics, 32 years after the wildly successful Sydney Games of 2000.

IOC officially selects Brisbane as preferred candidate for 2032 Olympics

Australia has become the strong favourite to host the 2032 Olympics after the IOC gave it the status of its preferred bidder early on Thursday morning.

  • by Phil Lutton

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