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What will it take for the Wallabies to beat the All Blacks?

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When it comes to winning, no one does it quite like rugby union giants the New Zealand All Blacks. So what's Australia to do?

Aussie women keen to claw back to the top with Ashes win

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A "kick in the guts" is giving the Australian women's cricket team added motivation for this summer's Ashes series, with Beth Mooney and Jess Jonassen saying they're super keen to claw back the advantage.

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Hinds: AFL's exclusion of Hannah Mouncey from AFLW highly damaging

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The AFL cannot justify the confusion over transgender athlete Hannah Mouncey's bid to play in the AFLW which left her open to hatred and riducule, writes Richard Hinds.

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How does the women's Ashes work?

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The women's Ashes are the first showpiece event of a massive summer of cricket, with Australia and England renewing their traditional rivalry — but how does the multi-format season work?

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Gary Ablett's football journey comes full circle to Geelong

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Arguably the player of his generation, Gary Ablett has thrilled crowds for 16 seasons — now his career has come full circle, allowing him to return to Kardinia Park and the Cats.

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Businesses eye big spenders as athletes arrive for Masters Games

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Organisers of the Masters Games in Tasmania expect the competition to inject more than $12m into the economy.

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Ablett heads home to the Cattery right at the end of AFL trade window

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The future of Gold Coast star Gary Ablett is finally decided, with his move back to Geelong sealed right at the pointy end of the AFL trade period.

Simmons shows he means business on NBA debut for 76ers

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Australia's big hoops hope Ben Simmons notches a double-double on his NBA debut for the Philadelphia 76ers in a stunning start to life in basketball's big time.

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'Understand what they're protesting': NFL rejects Trump's call to ban players who kneel during anthem

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The National Football League rejects Donald Trump's calls to punish players who kneel for the national anthem to protest against racism, saying players "should" stand but that its important to understand what the protests are about.

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Charlie Cameron leaves as Bryce Gibbs joins the Adelaide Crows

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Speedster Charlie Cameron gets his wish to join Brisbane as the Crows finally secure Carlton's Bryce Gibbs to shore up its midfield.

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Gymnast McKayla Maroney says team doctor sexually abused her for years

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Two-time Olympic medallist and US gymnast McKayla Maroney says she was molested for years by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor, starting when she was 13 years old.

Wednesday, Oct 18

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Tased and confused: Speedway race ends in chaos

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A crash on a racetrack in the US leads to a brawl between two drivers, with one being tased and arrested in front of spectators.

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Chelsea held to topsy-turvy 3-3 draw by Roma in Champions League

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Chelsea is held to a 3-3 draw by Roma in their Champions League group stage match, in an enthralling contest at Stamford Bridge.

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Australian Simmons jokes mentor LeBron is now the enemy ahead of NBA debut

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One of basketball's hottest prospects is an Australian youngster and he is about to make his long-awaited NBA debut for the Philadelphia 76ers against the Washington Wizards.

Married couple hooked on the sport of arm wrestling

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This married couple has the perfect way to decide who will wash the dishes at night.

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Darwin council pushes to change crossbow laws after pony death

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Darwin City Council moves a motion to review security measures at East Point following the death of much-loved pony Pearl.

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Ange didn't tell players of his plans during Socceroos camp: Risdon

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Word of Ange Postecoglou's possible Socceroos exit came as news to the the players involved in the Syria qualifiers too, says defender Josh Risdon.

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Wallabies trailblazer on rugby's Indigenous pride and poaching by rugby league

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Lloyd McDermott was the first Indigenous person to represent Australia in rugby union, but says there would be more like him if not for rugby league's intervention.

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Trescothick labels Warner 'pathetic' over Ashes hate call

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Former England opener Marcus Trescothick brands David Warner "pathetic" after Australia's vice-captain calls on teammates to find their inner "hatred" of the opposition and umpires to treat the Ashes like State of Origin.

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Skill and sex in the NBL breeding Australia's NBA success

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When Ben Simmons finally takes to the court in his first NBA game, and with expectations still high for Dante Exum, the progenies of former NBL stars may produce the goods for Australian basketball.

Bulldogs snare Huntington as AFLW's number one draft

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The Western Bulldogs snap up Isabel Huntington as the AFLW's number one draft pick.

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Boston forward Hayward breaks ankle just minutes into NBA opener

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In a horrific start to the NBA season, Celtics forward Gordon Hayward is stretchered off after suffering a horrible ankle break just minutes into his debut for Boston.

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Furyk and Bjorn emulate Palmer, pinging golf balls off the Eiffel Tower

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Jim Furyk and Thomas Bjorn hit synchronised drives from high up the Eiffel Tower in a spectacular countdown to next year's Ryder Cup in France.

The contradictions in the AFL's decision on transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey

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The AFL's decision to bar transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey from today's AFL Women's draft is a bizarre move that smacks of policy on the run, writes David Mark.

Tuesday, Oct 17

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Spurs hold Real Madrid at Bernabeu as Liverpool put seven past Maribor

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Tottenham Hotspur battles to a commendable 1-1 draw at the home of reigning European champion Real Madrid, while Liverpool enjoys a thumping 7-0 win on the road.

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Locals honoured as Queen's baton bearers named

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Thousands of Australians have been chosen to carry the Queen's baton for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Search the list of Australia's Queen's Baton Relay bearers

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Are you on the list joining thousands of runners on the Australian leg of the Queen's Baton Relay?

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Memorable Caulfield Cups from Veandercross to Northerly and Admire Rakti

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It may not be the race that stops the nation, but the Caulfield Cup has produced some epic drama. Look back at some of the classic editions of the Cup.

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Demons send former top draft pick Jack Watts to Power

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Former number one draft pick, Melbourne's Jack Watts joins Port Adelaide after nominating the Power as his desired destination at this year's AFL trade period.

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Transgender footballer ruled ineligible for AFLW draft

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Transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey plays in the ACT women's competition but the AFL rules her ineligible to nominate for Wednesday's AFLW draft.