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Lions accuse Nth Melbourne-Tasmania of abusing 'spirit' of AFLW over signing spree

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North Melbourne-Tasmania won't play their first AFLW game until next season — but already they have got on the wrong side of the Brisbane Lions for their aggressive approach to the signing period.

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Curtis Scott gets just two weeks for breaking Dylan Walker's eye-socket

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Manly's Dylan Walker is out for six weeks with a fractured eye-socket after being hit by Curtis Scott on Saturday night — but the Storm centre will miss only two matches after an early guilty plea.

Todd Carney officially signs with North Sydney Bears against Rabbitohs' wishes

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The North Sydney Bears add the former NRL player to their books in defiance of a South Sydney Rabbitohs' threat to walk away from the feeder club arrangement the pair have held for over a decade should they do so.

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Inaugural Tasmanian snooker tournament honours one of the greats

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A snooker tournament in honour of Tasmanian "legend" Ron Atkins attracts a strong field, as the sport enjoys a resurgence of popularity around Australia and the world.

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Moto3 rider performs amazing 'Evel Knievel' jump to avoid French Grand Prix crash

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Czech Moto3 rider Jakub Kornfeil escapes crashing into the bike of one of his rivals with a "crazy" jump at the French Grand Prix at Le Mans.

Sunday, May 20

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What did we learn from the Eagles v Tigers?

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It was billed as a possible grand final preview — four months early. But no-one outside the most optimistic Eagles fan could have seen this coming. So what did we learn from West Coast - Richmond?

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Will another exception be made for Andrew Fifita?

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Andrew Fifita's fascinating unpredictability provides the greatest justification for his Origin selection, but it's this unpredictability that also makes the 28-year-old a high risk, writes Richard Hinds.

Can Ozil prove his big-match credentials and help Germany defend its WC title?

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An obsession for many football statisticians, Mesut Ozil has battled accusations he's not a big-game player, despite a World Cup trophy in his locker. Can he prove the doubters wrong in his 2018 World Cup journey with Germany?

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Ultramarathon is no sweat for runner in quest to raise funds for remote dialysis treatment

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Fresh from running the Boston Marathon, Zibeon Fielding has conquered a 60km ultramarathon between Indulkana and Mimili in South Australia's APY Lands to raise funds for remote dialysis treatment.

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Sharks make it five in a row as Dragons burn the Raiders

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Cronulla Sharks win their fifth straight game at home to the Bulldogs, but the Dragons are still the team on top of the ladder after their victory over the Raiders.

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Eagles rout the Tigers, Lions stun Hawks for first win

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On a big Sunday afternoon of AFL, West Coast sends a message to the league with a win over Richmond, after the Lions break their duck for 2018 with victory over Hawthorn and Melbourne thrashes Carlton.

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Western Sydney 'uniquely placed' to host 2026 Commonwealth Games

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Western Sydney should host the 2026 Commonwealth Games because it will fast-track critical transport infrastructure and affordable housing in the region, New South Wales Opposition Leader Luke Foley says.

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Biffo back in the NRL: Scott sent off after smashing Walker's face

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An all-in brawl sees Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott unload on Manly's Dylan Walker in a move likely costing him a potential State of Origin berth.

Saturday, May 19

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Chelsea denies United to claim FA Cup on back of Hazard penalty

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Eden Hazard ensures Chelsea's lacklustre season ends on a high note by securing the FA Cup in a 1-0 victory over Manchester United.

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Storm brewing after Manly win with complaints over sin-bin timing

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Manly beats the Storm on a dramatic night at AAMI Park, with punch-ups, send-offs and complaints over the time players spend in the sin-bin - all this after the Titans beat Newcastle and Souths snatch a win over the Cowboys.

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Buddy cracks 300 again in Sydney win, Pies, Power, Roos and Dons get points

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Lance Franklin reaches another landmark in Sydney's win over Fremantle but could miss weeks after an errant elbow, while Collingwood gets the points over St Kilda, after wins for the Bombers, Power and Kangaroos.

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AB de Villiers takes unreal 'Spider-Man' catch in IPL

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Is there nothing that AB de Villiers can't do on a cricket field? The South African star takes a stunning catch on the boundary in the IPL, prompting Virat Kohli to wax lyrical about the "Spider-Man" catch.

Friday, May 18

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Crows get the better of the Bulldogs in the Adelaide wet

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It was a wet and wild night at Adelaide Oval, with the Crows taming the rain in a 37-point defeat of a disappointing Western Bulldogs outfit.

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Is it time the AFL reviewed how and when injuries are revealed to the fans?

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Injuries are a constant problem in elite sport, but with the spate of issues at the Adelaide Crows, some — including fans — have felt left in the dark.

'I'm scared here': Tim Browne chooses quality of life over NRL career

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When doctors removed a part of his bowel after a shocking injury, Tim Browne knew it was time to call time on his rugby league career.

Broncos pip Roosters in NRL thriller, Warriors take care of Eels

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Two late tries hand the Brisbane Broncos a 28-22 victory against the Sydney Roosters, while the Warriors celebrate their 24-14 triumph over Parramatta.

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Boxer Troy Waters dies aged 53 after battle with leukaemia

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Legendary Australian boxer Troy Waters, a former junior middleweight world title boxing contender, dies at the age of 53 following a long battle with leukaemia.

Rabbitohs threaten end to Bears partnership if Todd Carney signed

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Sign Todd Carney and we'll find another feeder club. That's the unambiguous message the South Sydney Rabbitohs have sent to the North Sydney Bears over the controversial former NRL star.

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Socceroos' World Cup rival France names squad missing some big names

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Australia's Group C rivals France is the latest side to announce its 23-man squad for the World Cup — it has left out a few big names, but it's not all good news for the Socceroos.

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Matildas to defend Tournament of Nations crown in US

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Last year, the Matildas stunned the US, Japan and Brazil in winning the Tournament of Nations — the Australians will face the same three opponents as they defend their title later this year.

Thursday, May 17

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Warner's club comeback will help earn back the respect of the Australian public

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Banned Australian batsman David Warner will play club cricket in Sydney next summer, attracting support as he attempts to put his career back on track, writes Jennifer Browning.

'Cahilltex' conspiracy theories abound after Cahill's WC nod over Maclaren

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Conspiracy theories spring up all over the place after Tim Cahill — with barely any game time — is selected ahead of the in-form Jamie Maclaren for the Socceroos' World Cup campaign, writes Richard Hinds.

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Cleary makes successful NRL return as Panthers top Tigers

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Penrith star Nathan Cleary makes a triumphant NRL return from injury, as he helps steer the Panthers to a 16-2 win over the Wests Tigers.

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Ed Curnow suspended after AFL appeal upheld, brother Charlie free to play

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Carlton's Ed Curnow is suspended for one match following a successful AFL appeal against his tribunal verdict but his younger brother Charlie is free to play for the Blues this weekend.

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Aiming high after Lowe, new Perth coach Popovic looks to a new era of Glory

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Perth Glory has made a strong statement of intent, signing soccer legend Tony Popovic as head coach of the struggling WA A-League side. And he is already set on raising the club to a new level, writes Clint Thomas.