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WATCH: India on ropes after embarrassing Kohli DRS fail

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INDIA crashed to 3-35 in the second Test against South Africa on Tuesday, leaving the world’s top-ranked team heading for a first series defeat since 2015.

Legalised cheating? Tennis greats join grunting debate

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ASHLEIGH Barty has the day off today. And she’ll need it to clear out her ears after Aryna Sabalenka’s noise-filled performance on Tuesday night.

Report: McGregor stripped of UFC title

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CONOR McGregor will be stripped of his UFC lightweight title on Sunday (AEDT) to let Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov fight for it, according to a report in Russia.

Mundine’s ‘sad’, ‘racist’ final hurrah

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FORMER world champion Anthony Mundine has slammed fellow Australian boxer Jeff Horn, saying the Queenslander only gets attention because of his skin colour.

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Darts to cast a spell over Gold Coast

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SIMON “The Wizard” Whitlock has promised a magic night of darts when News Corp’s International Pro Darts Showdown Series rolls into the Gold Coast on Wednesday night.

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Lyon roars as Sixers smash fallen Stars

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GLAMOUR boys the Sydney Sixers are making the most of their fashionably late arrival to the Big Bash.

Ron Burgundy hijacks Australian Open

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Will Ferrell hijacked the Australian Open and Roger Federer was his hostage.

‘Stay classy, Melbourne’: Anchorman grills Fed

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ROGER Federer being interviewed by the Anchorman himself, Will Ferrell? Yes please.

‘Special’ Aussie crush ‘rooting’ for Genie

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EUGENIE Bouchard’s form may not have been as hot as the pink on her outfit — but it was good enough for her to advance to the second round of the Australian Open.

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Loophole could land Stokes IPL millions

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ENGLISH all-rounder Ben Stokes could still make millions in the Indian Premier League in April even if he’s given an international ban after being charged with affray by UK police.

Hazlewood to light fire for Aussies

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AUSTRALIA will recall fast bowling spearhead Josh Hazlewood for Friday’s second one-day international against England in a bid to fire up its lethargic pace attack.

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Live: ‘He’s taken two blows to the helmet’

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Live: Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers

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Stars, Sixers out to avoid wooden spoon

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AFTER powering the Melbourne Stars to their first win of the season, Kevin Pietersen will again be the main attraction against the Sydney Sixers tonight.

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Schoolboy signs with Renegades

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VICTORIAN batting prodigy Mackenzie Harvey could become the first schoolboy to play in the Big Bash after the Melbourne Renegades signed him as a replacement for opener Aaron Finch.

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‘Inspirational’: From 45k-a-year to millionaire

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MATT Nagy wasn’t exactly doing it tough — but he knew he was capable of more.

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‘Unforgivable’ moment ruins India

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SOUTH Africa ground its way to 2-90 and a lead of 118 over India in the second Test on Monday, increasing the possibility that Virat Kohli’s 153 wouldn’t be enough to save his team’s winning run.

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Cross-code star drops one sport to narrow focus

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STAR athlete Erin Phillips has opted to focus on one code for the rest of her sporting career, officially announcing her retirement from all forms of basketball.

Champ admits sledge went ‘too far’

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JOSEPH Parker incredibly labelled Anthony Joshua “the steroid king” — before admitting he had gone “too far” with his recent comments.

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Live: Tomic told ‘you’re on your own’

Live: Australian Open Day Two

Monday, Jan 15

Teen’s out-of-control grunts fails to derail Ash

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ASH Barty is through to the second round of the Australian Open after recording a come-from-behind win over Aryna Sabalenka in a match that has been marred by criticism of the Belarussian’s grunting.

Stokes charged over nightclub brawl

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BEN Stokes has said he is keen to clear his name after being charged with affray.

Short blows Heat away for Hurricanes

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D’ARCY has done it again.

Live: ‘There must’ve been doubt about it’

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Live: Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat

Sunday, Jan 14

Streak over! Four Reds stunners in SEVEN goal thriller

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LIVERPOOL have handed Manchester City their first Premier League defeat this season as the rampant Reds won 4-3 against the shell-shocked leaders to show they can thrive without Philippe Coutinho.

Nine Aussies hit max reserve for IPL Auction

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THE bidding will start at just under $400,000 for nine Australian stars including exiled batsman Glenn Maxwell who were listed at the maximum reserve price for this year’s Indian Premier League Auction.

Finch fires as Rashid bags Smith scalp

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WITH the Ashes done and dusted Australia will turn their attention to the short format of the game in the opening one-day international against England at the MCG.

Lehmann responds to Smith conspiracy

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Australia vs England live

Saturday, Jan 13

Wild fan brawl after Barca confirm flop’s done deal

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TURKISH league leaders Istanbul Basaksehir have announced the signing of national hero Arda Turan on loan from Barcelona, with an incredible airport brawl breaking out on his arrival.

Rashid has a Khan-do attitude

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HAILING from strife-torn Afghanistan’s deadliest province, international cricket is a walk in the park for cricket’s break-out genius Rashid Khan.

Phoenix steal a point from Wanderers

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SERBIAN playmaker Matija Ljujic’s second-half thunderbolt secured a fighting 1-1 A-League home draw for Wellington against Western Sydney.

Live BBL: Scorchers defeat Strikers, Sixers vs. Thunder

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THE Sydney Sixers are chasing their first win of the BBL season but cross-town rivals the Thunder haven’t made life easy for them. On an up-and-down wicket at the SCG the Thunder batsmen found it tough going against the new ball as three…

Friday, Jan 12

Mooney leads Heat up the table

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A SPARKLING knock from Beth Mooney catapulted the red-hot Brisbane Heat to a five-wicket win over the Melbourne Stars and into second spot on the WBBL points table.

Live: ‘We don’t want to see that’

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Live: Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars

Scorchers skipper suspended after Thunder thriller

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AS if they don’t have enough problems already, Perth Scorchers will be without captain Adam Voges for their game against Adelaide Strikers on Saturday night.

Smith addresses smoking backlash

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AUSTRALIAN Test captain Steve Smith has deflected criticism directed at Aussie Ashes stars Shaun Marsh and Jackson Bird over smoking at a public bar.

Thursday, Jan 11

Aussie teenager pummels Poms

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TEENAGE cricket prodigy Mackenzie Harvey says he scared even himself sometimes with how comfortable he felt against England’s one-day attack in his 39-ball half century.

Think about ‘mum, dad and the kids’

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QUEENSLAND cricket has launched a thinly veiled attack on match officials and Cricket Australia for putting “a forensic examination of the rule book” ahead of “mum, dad and the kids” in the wake of the BBL’s ‘obstructing the field’ furore…

Thunder hold on to beat Scorchers

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UPDATE: YOU have to wonder why Australia have not given Usman Khawaja more of an opportunity to face the white ball after he lit up the west on Thursday night in his return to the Big Bash.

De Minaur stuns Lopez to reach semi-final

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TEENAGER Alex De Minaur has continued his sensational form by romping to the Sydney International semi-final.