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Monday, Sep 24

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James Tedesco set to replace Billy Slater as NRL top number one

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Sydney Roosters full-back James Tedesco doesn't have a great record against the Storm's Billy Slater, but he hopes to get the chance to test himself against the NRL's benchmark number one in the grand final.

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Why doesn't the Northern Territory have its own team in the AFL?

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When it comes to AFL the Northern Territory punches above its weight — per capita more Territorians participate than anywhere else and it's produced a number of the game's most celebrated players. So why doesn't it have a team?

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Hawthorn's Tom Mitchell wins 2018 Brownlow Medal

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Hawthorn midfielder Tom Mitchell wins the 2018 Brownlow Medal, edging out surprise contender Steele Sidebottom of Collingwood.

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The Eagles have an army behind them but one giant problem ahead

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West Coast holds an open training session in front of more than 10,000 fans to farewell Subiaco Oval as defender Tom Barrass prepares to tackle Collingwood's American sensation Mason Cox in the AFL grand final.

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Mitchell holds off bolter Sidebottom to claim Brownlow, as it happened

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Collingwood's Steele Sidebottom loomed as a surprise winner, but favourite Tom Mitchell held off the charge to claim the medal. See how all the night's action unfolded in our live blog.

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Endurance cyclist 'difficult to see' before fatal collision near Canberra, inquest hears

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Cyclist Mike Hall was wearing clothing that would have been hard to see before he was fatally hit by a passing car during an endurance race in March last year, an inquest hears.

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Cronk says 'God or science' will determine whether he plays in NRL grand final

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Roosters half-back Cooper Cronk admits he is a long shot to play in Sunday's grand final, saying either 'God or science' will say whether he will take the field or not.

Stricken solo sailor rescued from damaged yacht in the Indian Ocean

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Indian sailor Abhilash Tomy, who is understood to have a serious back injury, is now conscious and stable after being rescued by a French research vessel in the remote south-west Indian Ocean.

Sunday, Sep 23

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'I had a hard time not crying': Tiger Woods wins first Tour victory in five years

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Admitting to feeling emotional, Tiger Woods ends his five-year drought with a one shot victory at the Tour Championship in Atlanta.

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Opinion: Don't ban Billy Slater for the grand final — the punishment would not fit the crime

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Before considering Billy Slater's fate in cold legalese, or even feeling jubilant he will miss out on a grand final, try putting yourself in his boots, writes Richard Hinds.

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Swarm of bees crash NSW's one-day cup match against Victoria

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No rain or storms stop play at North Sydney Oval — but a swarm of bees sends NSW and Victoria diving for cover during a domestic one-day cup match.

SANFL grand final: North Adelaide beats Norwood to win 14th flag

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North Adelaide caps a week of high controversy with a win in the SANFL grand final, beating favourites Norwood by 19 points at Adelaide Oval.

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'CANT WALK. MIGHT NEED STRETCHER': Rescue mission underway for solo sailor off WA coast

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An international rescue mission is underway for prominent Indian sailor Abhilash Tomy after he was badly injured during an around-the-world race in the southern Indian Ocean, about 1,800 nautical miles from Perth.

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Anthony Joshua retains heavyweight titles with dominant performance

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Anthony Joshua records the 21st knockout victory of his professional boxing career with a seventh round stoppage of Russian Alexander Povetkin in front of 80,000 spectators at Wembley Stadium.

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'An absolute travesty': Melbourne Storm chief vows to fight Slater's suspension

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The Melbourne Storm will do everything possible to ensure Billy Slater is free to play in next Sunday's grand final after he was hit with a grade one shoulder charge, club boss David Donaghy says.

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The day Damien wanted to take his own life, a mate showed up to take him fishing

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Damien Irish was left with PTSD, anxiety and depression after 12 years with Defence. He says it took his wife kicking him out of the house to force him to confront his "spiralling" mental health issues.

Saturday, Sep 22

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Analysis: AFL accused of dropping the ball over women's game

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The AFL are working on a new vision statement for the women's game, but players and other stakeholders want to see action rather than words after a year of distractions and missteps, writes Mary Gearin.

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Richie Porte's luckless run continues as illness rules him out of world titles

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Richie Porte's terrible year has got worse, with the Australian star ruled out of cycling's road world championships through illness.

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Steve Smith comes full circle, playing grade cricket for Sutherland

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It's a world away from the drama of Test cricket, but for former Australian skipper Steve Smith it was a familiar venue for his first innings on home soil since his ban — playing first grade for Sutherland at Glenn McGrath Oval.

Injured Cronk in doubt for grand final as Roosters hold off Souths

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It's the Roosters versus the Storm in the grand final, after the Tricolours beat South Sydney — but Cooper Cronk's injured shoulder could put him out of the decider.

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Eagles in seventh heaven as they thrash Demons to reach grand final

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West Coast cruises into the club's seventh AFL grand final, with a thumping win over Melbourne at Perth Stadium to set up an Eagles v Magpies decider.

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Slater hit with shoulder charge by NRL judiciary

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Billy Slater has been charged with a grade one shoulder charge in the preliminary final victory over Cronulla, meaning he will have to fight the charge at the judiciary to have any chance of playing in next week's grand final.

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Australian Open junior champion can resume tennis career after match fixing suspension

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Former Australian Open junior champion Oliver Anderson is free to resume his tennis career after admitting to a match fixing offence and spending 19 months on the sidelines.

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Prosthetic knees, feet 'talk to mobile phones': Invictus Games helps amputee soldiers move on

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Modern prosthetics now give amputees the freedom of movement that was once only dreamt of, as Australia's veterans gear up to compete in the Invictus Games.

Bullying, death threats and tears — abuse of referees sparks call for support

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Treatment of sporting officials is under the spotlight after Serena Williams' heated dispute with Umpire Carlos Ramos at the US Open, but a Brisbane academic says referees are copping abuse every weekend and need more support.

Architect heartbroken at imminent demise of 'the people's stadium'

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The architect of the Sydney Football Stadium says its imminent demolition represents a shift away from stadiums designed for the people and a move towards sporting elitism.

Friday, Sep 21

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Mason Cox the X-Factor as Collingwood stuns Richmond to reach grand final

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Collingwood produces one of the great preliminary final upsets, demolishing Richmond in the first half and holding on to end the Tigers' 22-game winning streak at the MCG.

Powell-Pepper apologises for sharing 'private image' on Instagram

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Port Adelaide's Sam Powell-Pepper is forced to publicly apologise for releasing a "private image" of him and his girlfriend in bed via his social media account.

Slater stars as Storm beat Sharks to reach NRL grand final

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Billy Slater says farewell to AAMI Park with two tries, but he could be in trouble with the judiciary as Melbourne Storm seals a spot in the grand final with a comfortable win over Cronulla.

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Rabbitohs announce no players breached code of conduct, contract over alleged lewd video saga

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South Sydney's alleged lewd video saga ends with the club announcing an investigation has concluded no Rabbitohs player has breached NRL rules, their playing contract or the code of conduct.