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The mission to get more Indigenous footballers into the A-League and W-League

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Despite huge participation numbers of junior Indigenous footballers, few reach football's professional ranks. With plans for 12 new training sites, the John Moriarty Foundation is seeking to change that.

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South Africa wants Australia to return to its aggressive approach

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The Australian men's cricket team has adopted a friendlier attitude on field in the wake of the ball-tampering controversy but South Africa captain Faf du Plessis wants that to stop.

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What the EPL may look forward to when it introduces VAR

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The English Premier League clubs have decided to introduce VAR from the beginning of next season. Here's what they might have to look forward to.

Thursday, Nov 15

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Analysis: As the Australian Golf Tour fades, who will inspire the next generation?

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The big-name players and some of the major events of Australian golf are nowhere to be seen this summer, writes Richard Hinds, but will their absence be the downfall of generation next?

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Jason Sangha a man apart in Australian cricket's rebuilding process

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As Australian men's cricket continues to pick up the pieces in the wake of the ball-tampering saga, Jason Sangha stands out as one of its brightest prospects in some time.

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Jarryd Hayne investigated over alleged sexual assault on grand final night

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NSW police are investigating sexual assault allegations involving an alleged encounter between rugby league star Jarryd Hayne and a woman in the Hunter region on grand final night.

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Jarrod Lyle's wife Briony continues her late husband's legacy

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At this week's Australian Open, a tournament Jarrod Lyle loved, his wife is continuing her husband's quest to raise money for families fighting cancer.

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Uber driver Adam Stephens makes dream start at Australian Open

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Little-known Adam Stephens, ranked 1,939 in the world, goes from being an Uber driver to challenging for the Australian Open title at The Lakes in Sydney.

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'Meteoric fall from grace': Former Olympic diver sentenced on stealing charges

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Former Olympic diver and gold medallist Chantelle Newbery pleads guilty to a string of charges, including stealing, in what her lawyer describes as a "meteoric fall from grace".

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Australian IPL-bound cricketers to miss final weeks for Cricket World Cup

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Cricket Australia responds to the packed schedule for 2019, prioritising Sheffield Shield and the ICC Cricket World Cup over the lucrative Indian Premier League.

'It's a lousy idea': AFL great slams best-of-three grand final series proposal

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The suggestion of playing the AFL grand final across a three-match series is met by heated opposition from legendary Geelong premiership player and Brownlow medallist Jimmy Bartel.

Wednesday, Nov 14

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Djokovic warns of 'saturation' over rival tennis team events

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Men's world number one Novak Djokovic warns the decision to stage the new Davis Cup and the ATP World Team Cup just weeks apart is not good for tennis.

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Slice of the action: Disabled golfers share equal billing after historic move by Australian Open

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In a world first, this year's Australian Open will feature the best golfers with a disability playing alongside top international pros, with amputee athletes like Juan Postigo busy blurring the distinction with his incredible power and…

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Long-term contracts could see Aussie players move away from IPL

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Mitchell Starc says a move towards longer-term Cricket Australia contracts could help players prioritise Test cricket over the cash-rich Twenty20 leagues.

'Lines were crossed': Jeff Horn threatens to dump promoters over Mundine tweets

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Australian boxer Jeff Horn threatens to walk away from his promoters after they published social media posts about Anthony Mundine's views on homosexuality without his knowledge.

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Healy top-scores again as Australia beats NZ to reach Women's World T20 semis

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Australia advances to the last four of the Women's World Twenty20, with Alyssa Healy starring once again as her team beats New Zealand by 33 runs.

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Australian Test bowler Hastings retires because of bleeding on lungs

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John Hastings played for Australia in all formats of cricket but has been forced to retire because of a mystery condition that causes the blood vessels in his lungs to burst when he bowls.

'A big muck up': Footage shows Canberra attack as NRL star Jack Wighton walks free

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Canberra Raiders player Jack Wighton expresses remorse over an alcohol-fuelled fight earlier this year, saying he wants to sit his victims down, "look them in the eyes and apologise".

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AFL reality TV recruit slams Footy Show's 'worst draftees' Facebook post

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The AFL Footy Show deletes a Facebook post calling on people to name their club's worst draftees, after it was criticised as potentially harmful to players mental health by a former Port Adelaide Football Club recruit.

Aussie athlete forced to urinate in bottle because plane didn't have wheelchair

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Darren Belling helped take Australia to its first Para-ice hockey World Championships, but his journey was book-ended by humiliation after being forced to urinate in a water bottle and later stranded in Brisbane while his wheelchair sat…

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Japanese runner crawls to finish after breaking leg

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Rei Iida was left with bloodied hands and knees after completing the last 200 metres of her run on all fours.

Tuesday, Nov 13

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13-year-old Thai boy dies after kickboxing match

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In a sport where children regularly fight to provide for their families, Anucha Tasako dies of an apparent brain haemorrhage after a Muay Thai match in Bangkok.

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Kalgoorlie teen battling nerves ahead of Australian Open golf debut

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At just 18, Kalgoorlie golfer Connor Fewkes will be the youngest player in the field at this year's Australian Open golf championship, which tees off in Sydney on Thursday.

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Caitlin Foord scores a hat-trick as Matildas thump Chile

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The Matildas make amends for their shock last-start loss, finding the net four times in 17 minutes with striker Caitlyn Foord bagging a hat-trick in a comfortable 5-0 win over Chile in Newcastle.

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Live: Matildas look to make amends in Chile rematch

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The Matildas will look to bounce back following last week's 3-2 loss to Chile, taking on the South Americans again in Newcastle. Follow all the scores, stats and commentary in our live ScoreCentre.

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Award-winning wheelchair racer Kurt Fearnley to focus on life off the track

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For 25 years Kurt Fearnley has made his name as a wheelchair athlete and Paralympian — now the 2019 NSW Australian of the Year is looking to concentrate on a return to teaching.

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Australian Open accused of giving Federer special treatment; Djokovic backs rival

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They are opponents on court, but Novak Djokovic defends Roger Federer amid claims he is given preference above other players when it comes to the scheduling of matches at the Australian Open.

He'd never been to Australia before — now Martin Boyle is set for his Socceroos debut

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The speed merchant has recently acquired Australian citizenship after Socceroos coach Graham Arnold pressed the FFA to do everything in its power to secure the Scottish winger's services.

Monday, Nov 12

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Cricket NSW to make 'momentous' move from SCG to western Sydney

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Cricket's governing body in NSW reveals its blueprint for a new $50 million home near Silverwater prison, which will house dozens of practice pitches, a centre for excellence and the sport's administration.

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Record-breaker Healy stars as Aussies beat Ireland in women's World T20

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Australia makes it two from two at the women's World T20 in Guyana with a big win over Ireland — but Alyssa Healy grabs the headlines with the fastest 50 in tournament history.