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Tomic loses comeback match in France

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Bernard Tomic has made an unsuccessful comeback to tennis following his ill- fated appearance on reality TV.

Kagiso Rabada reprieve 'great for Test cricket', say South Africa

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The Proteas argued successfully that the ICC code of conduct was "unfairly forced upon" them in a two-match ban handed to the fast bowler.

Australian sevens captain Lewis Holland ruled out of Commonwealth Games

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A hamstring injury has ruined Queanbeyan junior Lewis Holland's Commonwealth Games dream.

Former All Black Dylan Mika dead at 45

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Former New Zealand rugby international Dylan Mika has died suddenly at the age of 45.

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Cambridge study to help bowlers with ball swing

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The ECB is partnering with Cambridge to give English bowlers the edge through a better understanding of the "aerodynamics of cricket-ball swing".

Dow among four new Blues for AFL opener

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Carlton will blood top draft pick Paddy Dow among four newcomers for their AFL season opener against reigning premiers Richmond.

It is not inevitable Salah will leave Liverpool

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It is not inevitable Salah will leave Liverpool - he has good reason to stay.


Wests Tigers deny deliberate NRL penalties


Benji Marshall insists the Wests Tigers aren't deliberately giving away penalties on their own line in a bid to reset their defence.


Browne's NRL injury 'like a car accident'

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Penrith prop Tim Browne has revealed the harrowing details behind the injury that led to part of his small intestine being removed in emergency surgery.


Great survivor Brad Jones wants to tick off one more Socceroos box

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Goalkeeper Brad Jones has endured personal tragedy, professional frustration and is now enjoying the best years of his career as he pursues World Cup dream


Beer taps turned off early at Sharks v Dragons leaving punters parched

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If you didn't get a drink before the half-time hooter in the heat of the Sutherland Shire, you didn't get one.


Promoted Jeremy Marshall-King ready to do demolition job on Panthers

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From the construction site to the firing line, Marshall-King will partner Kieran Foran in the halves for the Bulldogs

Wallabies will go head to head with Socceroos' World Cup opener

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The Wallabies face Ireland on June 16 at 8pm. The Socceroos tackle France at exactly the same time in their World Cup opener. But Rugby Australia are expected to keep things as they are.


Kagiso Rabada wins appeal, has suspension overturned

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The South African fast bowler has sensationally prevailed in his desperate bid to overturn a ban for the rest of the series against Australia.

Bennett in a boob tube: How Benji stitched up his great mentor

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Wayne Bennett doesn't read the papers. So he will remain oblivious to the fact Benji Marshall was responsible for making him wear a leopardskin miniskirt.

Canberra Raiders' Elliott Whitehead calls for NRL and RLIF to work together on USA Test

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No one from the NRL has contacted the Canberra Raiders workhorse to discuss his thoughts on the proposed Test.


Jack Bird on stand-by as Broncos toy with letting star recruit loose


The Blues Origin representative could take the field as early as Friday night as he races the clock to beat a long-term shoulder injury.

Begg breathes easy after good Slipper draw for Written By


Favourites Written By and Sunlight have drawn alongside each other in gates four and five for Saurday's Golden Slipper at Rosehill.


Waterhouse looks for Santos to take her to seventh heaven

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Gai Waterhouse looks for record seventh Golden Slipper with Santos from perfect draw.


Swans ready to bolt out of gates

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Sydney is unlikely to unveil any of its draftees from last year this week but the unheralded Robbie Fox is firmly in the frame for round one.

Tuesday, Mar 20

Great barrier draw for favourites ahead of Golden Slipper


Golden Slipper favourites Sunlight and Written By have drawn ideally in gates five and four for the $3.5 million feature at Rosehill on Saturday.

Monday, Mar 19

Rabada fronts six-hour appeal hearing in desperate bid to play

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South Africa's attempt to have their spearhead's ban lifted now rests with the ICC's judicial commissioner after marathon video conference.

NRL officials have grave concerns over Denver Test match — and rightfully so


Chief medical officer Paul Bloomfield and COO Nick Weeks have slammed the mid-season Test between New Zealand and England in Denver because of safety concerns.

Police monitor Inglis racism case as Panthers zero in on perpetrator

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The Panthers will meet with the NRL and local police armed with a case file they're confident will identify the perpetrator who racially abused Greg Inglis.

Karmichael Hunt cops $10,000 fine, four-game ban for Xanax offence


Karmichael Hunt is free to play for the Queensland Reds after three months on the sideline. But do they want him?

Sunday, Mar 18

Waratahs are growing up and have the win to prove their new smarts

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Daryl Gibson believes conditioning, smarts, and two big blokes called Israel and Taqele helped the Waratahs power over the top of the Rebels on Sunday.

How does it feel as Manly embarrass old foes Parramatta?

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The Sea Eagles and Eels have a long, spiteful history. This match didn't befit the rivalry.

Six-try Waratahs sizzle in the heat against wilting Rebels

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After five rounds NSW still sit below Queensland and Melbourne but with that performance, their season still now has a beating pulse.

NRL launch Inglis racial abuse investigation, Panthers apologise

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The NRL is set to launch an investigation into an allegation Greg Inglis was racially abused by a member of the crowd at Panthers Stadium.

Saturday, Mar 17

Panthers mount another comeback as they run down South Sydney

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Another slow start, another blistering finish. Penrith have made it two wins from as many games in 2018 after a stirring comeback against the Rabbitohs.

Dog fight: Security separate Dib and McIntyre as tensions boil over

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Security rushed in to ensure Ray Dib and Gary McIntyre didn't come to blows after a raging argument inside Canterbury League Club.

Warriors turn on style to outclass Titans in Auckland

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Having won last week's opening-round clash with South Sydney, the Warriors have started a season with back-to-back wins for just the third time.

Dog fight: Battle rages for control of Canterbury Leagues Club cash

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Independent directors attached to the Leagues Club board could end the historic balance of power enjoyed by the club - and with it the control of $8m per year.

Friday, Mar 16

Broncos defy critics to stun Cowboys in yet another thrilling derby

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It took some last-ditch defence - by the goalpost - to halt North Queensland but the Broncos have won their first game of the season.

Roosters amble past Bulldogs as Keary stars on return

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Excuse the latte being spat out on the pages of every paper carried by an eastern suburbs cafe, but were the Roosters really under the pump after one loss?

How rebel Rabada became destined for greatness

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The South African fast bowler, who is appealing his suspension from the rest of the series against Australia, is very much his own man - and always has been.

Waratahs star Israel Folau shifted to wing to face Rebels

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Israel Folau will line-up on the wing for the Waratahs for just the second time in six seasons when NSW take on the Rebels on Sunday at Allianz Stadium.