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SBW fires twitter barb at Michael Cheika

Injured All Black Sonny Bill Williams wasted no time firing a twitter barb at Wallabies coach Michael Cheika after the Wallabies fell to their 5th straight loss of 2016.

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Tigers end Warriors' NRL season

Wests Tigers will fight for an NRL finals berth in round 26 after ending the Wwarriors season with a spirited comeback to score a 36-24 win at Mt Smart Stadium.

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Thomas only needs one arm to do his job (0:31)
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Australia and Sri Lanka scrap for series lead

With Steve Smith sent home to rest, David Warner will lead Australia into the third limited overs game against Sri Lanka with the hosts motivated to send retiring star Tillakaratne Dilshan out on a winning note.

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Scott leapfrogs Day into Barclays contention

Adam Scott has blasted into contention at the Barclays with a sizzling round to be two strokes off the lead heading into the final round while remains a chance Jason Day, four shots off the pace.

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Davis Webb throws third TD pass of game (0:14)
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Sharks bounce back against Roosters

Cronulla have reignited their premiership charge after a four-game winless streak, the Sharks producing a second-half attacking onslaught to crush the Roosters on Saturday night.

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Rosberg pips Verstappen to pole in Belgium

Nico Rosberg claimed what had looked set to be a routine pole position for the Belgian Grand Prix, edging out Max Verstappen by 0.15s in the absence of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.


Swans claim AFL minor premiership

Lance Franklin has kicked seven goals to help Sydney clinch the AFL minor premiership with a 113-point win over Richmond at the SCG.

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Late Panthers field goal pips Titans

Penrith have scored a a 15-14 win over Gold Coast in their NRL clash, thanks to Panthers skipper Matt Moylan's field goal two minutes from fulltime.


Sezer hurt as Canberra beat Manly

It wasn't convincing but Canberra still got the job done in beating an under-strength Manly in a high-scoring encounter at Brookvale Oval.

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Long snapper has perfect aim, knocking apple off someone's head (0:15)
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Alexander swaps tips with football coaches

Australia netball coach Lisa Alexander has had the chance to visit several international sports training sessions, but she believes it's both sides who benefit from the experience.

Federer surprises kids testing rackets (1:14)
Ronaldo credits teammates for UEFA award (0:24)

Goodbye, Swanny

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  • Dane Swan: Beer, tattoos and a footy magnet

    - Martin Blake

    Retired Magpie Dane Swan was an old-school footballer who loved a barrel of beer, ran with a waddle and sometimes had an indifference to training, writes Martin Blake.

'One Year Ago Today, We Were In The Boat'

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  • Syrian refugee sisters and heroes say work has only begun

    - Alyssa Roenigk

    Swimmers Yusra and Sarah Mardini saved 18 lives while escaping Syria, and Yusra made the first-ever Refugee Olympic team. Now the sisters want to use their platform to help refugees everywhere.

Well Oiled Green Machine

Olympic Spirit

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  • 10 memorable moments of Olympic sportsmanship

    - Sean Hurd, espnW.com

    By inspiring a fallen foe to finish, U.S. runner Abbey D'Agostino provided a reminder of what the Olympic spirit is all about. Here are 10 other unforgettable moments of Olympic sportsmanship.

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

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  • Jude Bolton's Round 21 Heroes and Villains

    - Jude Bolton

    Nic Naitanui proved his match-winning quality, but Jude Bolton didn't like the look of some dysfunctional forward lines and the LED signage at Etihad Stadium in Round 21 of the AFL.

Shining Stars

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  • Anthony Milford is back and Jarryd Hayne is just special

    - Brett Kimmorley

    Anthony Milford made a timely return to form in the shadows of the NRL finals while Jarryd Hayne, well we really shouldn't expect anything less -- Brett Kimmorley writes in his Set of Six.

Magic Touch

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  • Touch football's pride in women's sevens Olympic gold

    - Greg Growden

    Touch football is not part of the Olympics. But it's role in one of Australia's most glowing achievements at the Rio Games should not be under-estimated -- Greg Growden writes.

Schooling Phelps

Spurs Star

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  • Welcome to Manu's basketball familia

    - Zach Lowe

    From the glory of representing Argentina to the satisfaction of winning the NBA Finals, the career of Manu Ginobili is defined more by his love of team than anything else.

'These Guys Are Actually Living Gods'

Australian Olympic History

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  • Dressage rider makes Australian Olympic history

    - AAP

    Mary Hanna has made Australian Olympic history, becoming the nation's oldest competitor at a Games when she rode in the opening round of the dressage competition.

File Under Easy Listening

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  • All Blacks awesome, Wallabies abject

    Can NZ repeat their nigh-on perfect Sydney showing? Can Australia possibly be as bad again? Andy Withers, Sam Bruce & Rupert Guinness break down the Bledisloe Cup.

AFL Heroes & Villains

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  • Jude Bolton's AFL Heroes and Villains: Round 20

    - Jude Bolton

    A star defender and a coaching marvel caught Jude Bolton's eye in round 20 while one side's midfield has been labelled a villain.

Contenders & Pretenders

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  • Ranking every Olympic men's basketball team in Rio

    - Marc Stein

    While no one thinks Team USA will be stopped in Rio, there are 11 other teams vying for Olympic medals. Marc Stein rates the men's hoops competition.

The Real Rio

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  • Behind the Olympic curtain, Rio at a crossroads

    - Juliana Barbassa

    When Rio won the 2016 Olympic bid, it was supposed to help transform Brazil into a world power. With the Games set to begin, the city and country are anything but stable.

Million Reasons To Smile, Jarryd

From The Mag

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  • The Secret History Of Tiger Woods

    - Wright Thompson

    The death of his father set a battle raging inside the world's greatest golfer. How he waged that war -- through an obsession with the Navy SEALs -- is the tale of how Tiger lost his way.