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Women's Big Bash run-fest set to continue

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Expect more big hitting in WBBL03, says Melbourne Renegades star Jess Duffin, as women players look to up the boundary rate in this year's competition.

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World champ Jeff Horn is a dirty fighter, claims Gary Corcoran's manager

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Jeff Horn is a "dirty" fighter who headbutted Manny Pacquiao and got away with it, according to Gary Corcoran's co-trainer Frank Greaves.

Manly issued breach notice by NRL for salary cap problems

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The Manly NRL club receives a breach notice from the league for "potential breaches of the salary cap" over the past five years.

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Bancroft hopeful of an unforgettable WACA outing … for a change

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Test opener Cameron Bancroft has only hazy memories of his childhood spent watching cricket at the WACA Ground, but hopes a big hit out in front of his home crowd in the third Ashes Test — the last to be played at the ground — will make up…

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Can you vanquish our weekly sport quiz?

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Goals, glittering prizes and controversial captains' calls. Were you abreast of the issues that mattered during the sporting week that was?

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The 'Snowbowl': Bills and Colts fight out incredible NFL battle in huge snowstorm

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A blizzard turns an NFL game into a gridiron war of attrition as spectators strain for a view while players trudge through a feet of snow and celebrate with snowball fights and making snow angels.

Sunday, Dec 10

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This elite Aussie athlete says it's time to take ultimate frisbee seriously

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You've probably never heard of Michelle Phillips, even though she represents Australia internationally and has captioned a national team. She says it's about time ultimate frisbee was respected as a real sport.

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Mitch Marsh and Peter Handscomb's fate rests with WACA wicket

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Australian all-rounder Mitch Marsh is set to earn a recall for the third Ashes Test against England if the WACA deck looks to be a batsman-friendly pitch.

Is it over already? City beats United to extend EPL lead on day of derbies

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Manchester City looks nigh uncatchable in the Premier League — and it's not even Christmas yet — as it beat rival Manchester United 2-1 at Old Trafford, while Everton holds Liverpool to a 1-1 draw.

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Hinds: Conspiracy theories ignore the root of England's Ashes woes

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England is on the verge of an Ashes series defeat and its players only need to gaze into the mirror to find out why, writes Richard Hinds.

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Tigers break drought, Horn stuns the world: Grandstand Radio's 2017 year in review

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Richmond's AFL premiership and Jeff Horn's world title win are among the sporting highlights of 2017, as Grandstand Radio celebrates some of the year's unforgettable moments.

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Aussies refuse to have a 'chuckle' about Duckett suspension

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Australia coach Darren Lehmann insists he is not amused by England's discipline issues following the suspension of fringe player Ben Duckett for reportedly pouring a beer over senior teammate James Anderson.

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Melbourne City claims A-League win as post-Tim Cahill life begins

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Ross McCormack scores the only goal in Melbourne City's 1-0 defeat of Central Coast Mariners in its first match since the exit of Socceroos great Tim Cahill.

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Sydney Sixers remain perfect with WBBL derby win

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Reigning champions Sydney Sixers complete an impressive opening weekend to their WBBL title defence with an imperious six-wicket derby win over Sydney Thunder.

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Vitaly Mutko: The politician banned by the IOC with an open door to world football

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He's the former Russian Sports Minister who the IOC says is responsible for the country's state-sanctioned doping program. He's also the man responsible for running next year's FIFA World Cup in Russia.

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Sara Tomic eyeing Australian Open wildcard in Bernard's absence

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Bernard Tomic may be having none of it but that will not stop his sister Sara from trying her luck at the Australian Open wildcard play-off.

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Chelsea's Premier League hopes Hammered as West Ham stun Blues

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Chelsea's hopes of retaining the Premier League title suffer a severe blow as West Ham United upset the form book to win the London derby 1-0 and give David Moyes his first win as the Hammers' manager.

Perry's big six strikes boy in the face at Women's Big Bash

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A young boy is taken to hospital after being caught flush in the face by a cricket ball smashed for six by Ellyse Perry during Saturday's WBBL action.

Saturday, Dec 9

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Matildas slotted alongside Japan in tough Asian Cup draw

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The Matildas are already Asian Cup favourites but coach Alen Stajcic expects "no easy moments" after drawing reigning champions Japan.

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From Sam to Simmons: Grandstand Radio's 2017 year in review

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Sam Kerr and Ben Simmons are among just some of the highlights, as ABC Grandstand Radio celebrates 2017's unforgettable sporting moments.

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England coach 'fed up' after Ben Duckett suspended from Ashes tour match

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England's cricket coach says he is disappointed his players have been caught up in another drinking related incident after batsman Ben Duckett was suspended following a night out in Perth on Thursday.

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Gardner smashes century as Sixers hammer Stars in WBBL

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A breathtaking century from Ashleigh Gardner is among the records broken in the WBBL, as Sydney Sixers score an 86-run win over Melbourne Stars at North Sydney Oval on Saturday night.

Sky Blues celebrate Sydney Derby win, Jets snatch victory from Glory

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The Sky Blues enjoy their 5-0 thrashing of the Wanderers in the Sydney Derby, while the Jets snatch a late 2-1 win over the Glory in Perth.

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Kiwi heavyweight Parker has boxing star Joshua in his sights

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Joseph Parker is looking to become New Zealand's first-ever heavyweight world champion, but he will need to overcome UK star Anthony Joshua — and some haggling over the pay split — to do so.

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Harness racing stars charged with match-fixing

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Three high-profile members of Queensland's harness racing industry are arrested and charged with match-fixing as part of an ongoing police investigation into the sport.

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Indonesian figure skaters dream of competing in the Winter Olympics

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Indonesia has a tiny budget for sport and has never been represented at a Winter Olympics, but two teenagers training hard in Jakarta hope to figure skate for their country in the future.

'Sun, surf and sex': The evolution of WA's surfing culture

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From a handful of hardy souls in the early 1950s, WA's surfing culture and community has grown and produced champions along the way. Now all that that history is housed under one roof.

Friday, Dec 8

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Tailem Bend straps itself in as Australia's new motorsport hub

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As Australia's latest motorsport precinct prepares to open next year, South Australia's Tailem Bend prepares for a turbocharged ride.

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Cahill wanted game time ahead of World Cup, and City wasn't the answer

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Tim Cahill confirms it was a lack of A-League game time that led to his decision to leave Melbourne City in pursuit of a fourth World Cup appearance.

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'Kicking a football is easier': Emotional Thurston wins Human Rights Medal

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Rugby League star Johnathan Thurston receives the Australian Human Rights Medal for his work in the Deadly Kindies program pushing for better education for Indigenous children.