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Axed coach Neil Henry asks fans not to abandon Titans

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Axed Titans coach Neil Henry urges fans to "stick with the club" because the Gold Coast needs a rugby league team that is worth supporting.

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Sterling's strike prevents happy Manchester return for Rooney

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Wayne Rooney scores in front of Manchester fans before City's Raheem Sterling undoes his hard work with a stunning late equaliser.

Monday, Aug 21

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Ashton Agar firming for another Test start against Bangladesh

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More than four years after his last Test cap, finger-spinner Ashton Agar looks set to pull on the whites for Australia when the series against Bangladesh starts on Sunday.

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NRL players say privacy not for sale in pay negotiations

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A plan which could allow the NRL access to players' bank statements and phone records is a sticking point in pay negotiations, as footballers defend their privacy.

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Danyle Pearce 'racially abused' after Dockers match

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The Fremantle Dockers say a fan has offered an apology to Danyle Pearce after racially abusing the midfielder following yesterday's AFL match against Richmond.

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Demon fined, Port's Jonas banned for two

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Port Adelaide will be without Tom Jonas for the Power's first final if the club accepts a two-match ban offered by the match review panel.

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Pacquiao, Horn set for a world title rematch in Brisbane

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Boxer Manny Pacquiao will return to Brisbane this year for a rematch with world title holder Jeff Horn, Lord Mayor Graham Quirk confirms.

'The defibrillator wasn't working': Speedway criticised after fatal crash

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The first responders to a fatal speedway crash say Queensland Raceway had broken first aid equipment, ran out of fire extinguishers and were too slow to respond.

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Titans sack coach Neil Henry as club boss denies player-driven ousting

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The ongoing crisis at the Gold Coast Titans has led to the club sacking Neil Henry as coach.

NT football clubs face limit of four FIFO interstate players under new rules

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An AFLNT committee has been reviewing by-laws over the past few months, and has tightened up requirements in the hope of a fairer, more sustainable competition.

'Our nation's dearest aunty': Betty Cuthbert honoured at SCG

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At a state memorial in Sydney, Australia's "golden girl" Betty Cuthbert is remembered as being "close to perfection" and an athletics icon who gave the nation a sense of identity post-WWII.

Test your knowledge of the weekend's sport with our weekly quiz

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Another weekend of sporting action is in the books, but how closely were you paying attention? Test your smarts in our weekly quiz.

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Former Dockers player jailed over police chase

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Former AFL player Shane Yarran is sentenced to six months in prison over a police chase where he reached up to 125 kilometres per hour in a 60kph zone.

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Ridiculous Neymar goal shows why PSG paid $333 million for him

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If you were wondering why PSG would pay $333 million to buy Neymar from Barcelona, this sort of goal — one of five he had a hand in on the night — might tell you why.

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Boomers' NBL stars win Asian Cup in first appearance

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An Australia team filled with the best of the NBL wins the Asian Cup on the first time of asking, beating Iran comfortably in the final.

Mooy introduces himself to Premier League with stunning goal

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Socceroos star Aaron Mooy wastes little time in making his mark on the Premier League, scoring a brilliant goal to get off the mark as Huddersfield Town continues its brilliant start.

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Raiders fan banned by club for spitting at NRL referee Ashley Klein

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A Canberra Raiders fan who was pictured spitting at the referee at half-time of Sunday's match has been banned by the club from attending games for 12 months.

Kyrgios falters at final hurdle at Cincinnati Open

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After an excellent week in Cincinnati, Nick Kyrgios falls just short of the trophy, losing in straight sets to world number 11 Grigor Dimitrov.

Sunday, Aug 20

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Gabba curator retires after 33 years keeping the pitch perfect

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After more than three decades tending to one of Queensland's most hallowed sports grounds, where he followed in his father's footsteps as curator, Kevin Mitchell is calling stumps.

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Hinds: Australia's rugby failings show no sign of stopping

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Hollow attempts to find consolation in the Wallabies' Bledisloe Cup shambles highlights the cause of Australian rugby's decline, writes Richard Hinds.

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Anna Meares' former coach, Gary West, dies after MND diagnosis

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Gary West, the coach who helped Anna Meares back from a broken neck to Olympic glory, dies at the age of 57 after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease.

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Greatest All Black of the 20th century, Colin Meads, dies aged 81

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Sir Colin Meads, a 55-Test veteran and a member of the New Zealand sports hall of fame, dies aged 81, with prime minister Bill English paying tribute.

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Sea Eagles capitulate against lowly Bulldogs, casting doubt on finals hopes

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Canterbury, playing only for pride, puts 30 points on the Sea Eagles to drop Manly to eighth place after the Panthers extinguished Canberra's faint finals hopes.

'We will start our own league': Warning from Forrest as angry Force fans rally

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About 8,000 supporters protest against a decision to axe the Western Force from Super Rugby, with billionaire Andrew Forrest suggesting the club could join a breakaway international competition.

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Matildas' incredible Kerr scores four in electrifying 5-4 comeback win for Sky Blue

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Matildas' star forward Sam Kerr creates more history in electrifying fashion, scoring a sensational four goals to help her NWSL team to an incredible come-from-behind 5-4 win.

Terrific Tigers thump Freo to grab fourth spot after wins for Saints, Dees

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Richmond smashed Fremantle to close out round 22, following the Saints' big win over the Kangaroos, and Melbourne's vital victory over Brisbane.

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Skimpy uniforms dumped as WA women tackle full-contact gridiron league

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A full-contact, full-kit women's gridiron league is kicking off in Perth, after the failure of the "ladies league" which saw players take to the field in skimpy outfits.

Kyrgios does it again, beating Ferrer to reach Cincinnati Masters final

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Nick Kyrgios follows up his Rafael Nadal scalp, beating David Ferrer in straight but hard-fought sets to reach the Cincinnati Masters final.

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Sport likened to wrestling in space is making a splash

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Think playing rugby is hard? Try holding your breath while playing it under water.

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Is Manchester United back for good? Its attack looks utterly monstrous

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Megabucks signing Romelu Lukaku looks totally at home in front of a monstrous-looking Manchester United attack, which scores four goals for the second straight game to blitz Swansea City late on.