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Olympic figure-skater stabbed to death during robbery

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Kazakhstan's first Olympic figure-skating medallist, Denis Ten, is stabbed to death at 25, according to a local news outlet.

Thursday, Jul 19

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Yellow jersey Thomas booed, Froome slapped in hostile Tour stage

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Geraint Thomas becomes the first Tour de France leader to ever win on Alpe d'Huez, but the yellow jersey holder is booed on the podium and his Sky teammate Chris Froome is slapped by a spectator.

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Opinion: Football in Australia has its problems and Usain Bolt is not the answer

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Football loves a sugar hit and the tabloid frenzy created by images of Usain Bolt in a Mariners shirt had the capacity to give the entire A-League Type 2 diabetes. But the FFA was right not to fund his Central Coast trial, Richard Hinds…

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Eels beat Bulldogs to leave NRL wooden spoon race open

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The Parramatta Eels give themselves a chance of avoiding the NRL wooden spoon with a 14-8 victory over fellow strugglers the Canterbury Bulldogs at Sydney's Olympic stadium.

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Three Boomers suspended for Philippines 'basket-brawl', Basketball Australia fined

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Boomers trio Daniel Kickert, Thon Maker and Chris Goulding are suspended for their role in the sickening brawl with the Philippines, while Basketball Australia is heavily fined.

Survivors of US gymnastics doctor's abuse receive courage award

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More than 100 survivors who went public with emotional stories of abuse by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar appear on stage together to accept an award for courage at the annual ESPYs.

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In an age of skyrocketing AFL salaries, one thing can be more valuable than money

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It's never been easier for players to switch clubs, and the lure of bigger dollars has seen many take full advantage. But when it comes to post-footy careers, being a one-club player can be very valuable, writes Clint Thomas.

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'We play like fierce women': Cambage hits out at WNBA's 'ladylike' suppression of emotion

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Liz Cambage blasts the WNBA for its treatment of female players while defending Thon Maker for his role in the Boomers-Philippines melee.

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World Cup stadium springs leaks, cops landslide after heavy rains

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No sooner has the World Cup confetti been cleared up, one of Russia's newly-built tournament stadiums has been damaged by heavy rain, prompting a landslide on an enbankment nearby and springing leaks inside the ground.

Wednesday, Jul 18

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Thomas in prime position to win Le Tour as rivals pin hopes on Team Sky grumbles

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Geraint Thomas is in the perfect position to win a maiden grand tour title after claiming victory on the first mountain stage of the Tour de France, but as rivals hope for tensions to spill over in the team, the Briton insists Chris Froome…

Campdrafting rises up the rankings as one of the nation's richest horse sports

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Campdrafting may not be able to fill Olympic Stadiums, but it can fill hundreds of acres of paddocks with well-kept and expensive horses and even more expensive trucks.

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Retiring netballer Sharni Layton encourages others to speak about mental health

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Sharni Layton, a giant of Australian netball, conquered mental health challenges to return to the sport she loves and wants her retirement to inspire others.

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Controversial Swan River wave park a step closer after Supreme Court win

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Proponents of a $30 million artificial wave park proposed for Perth's iconic Swan River claim victory in the Supreme Court after a bid by a community group to derail the project was thrown out.

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The Matildas have just enlisted a 15yo prodigy for the Tournament of Nations

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Teenage sensation Mary Fowler, who has impressed coach Alen Stajcic with her "really profound" instinct for goal, is added to the Matildas squad for the upcoming Tournament of Nations in the United States.

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Analysis: Should they stay or should they go? A look at send-off options the AFL could introduce

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The AFL has no send-off rule, but a number of recent cases are raising the question of whether rules should try to even things out when players are knocked out of games.

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Cambage slays doubters with record-breaking 53-point tally in WNBA win

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Australia's Liz Cambage says plenty doubted she'd ever get "big numbers" in America's WNBA competition. So she's only gone and broken the points-scoring record in a stunning display for the Dallas Wings.

Tuesday, Jul 17

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A new bright spark for France as Alaphilippe clinches Tour de France 10th stage

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France has a new cycling star as Julian Alaphilippe claims his first-ever stage win in the Tour de France, with Greg van Avermaet keeping hold of the yellow jersey after 10 stages.

Online betting sites using Cocos Islands web addresses investigated over possible breach

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Australia's media watchdog says it is looking into the legality of a number of offshore gambling websites using the Cocos Islands' internet country code to offer casino gaming and live sports betting, including for Australian competitions…

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Usain Bolt will get people talking about the A-League, but at what cost?

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Usain Bolt is set to trial at the Central Coast Mariners, but would his signing be worth it for the A-League?

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Croatia and France welcome home World Cup 'champions'

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Beaten World Cup finalists Croatia return home to a rapturous welcome as Paris salutes the victorious French team.

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Tim Cahill calls time on Socceroos career

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The Socceroos legend announces his retirement from international football after scoring 50 goals in 107 appearances for Australia.

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Usain Bolt hoping to light up A-League with Central Coast

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The former superstar sprinter is set to undertake a trial with the Mariners ahead of a possible shock A-League move.

Monday, Jul 16

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'Sport is the answer': Creating positive change for prisoners, disadvantaged youth

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Not-for-profit Footys4All works with prisoners, disadvantaged youth, disabled students and kids in remote communities to spread the benefits of sport to those who otherwise may not have the opportunity to play.

Pussy Riot members jailed for 15 days over World Cup pitch invasion

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Four members of the Pussy Riot protest group, who ran onto the pitch wearing fake police uniforms during the World Cup final, are sentenced to 15 days' jail and banned from attending sports events for three years.

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Opinion: Majak Daw and Aliir Aliir's clash at Docklands a sign of welcome change

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On the biggest weekend of the sporting year, the most striking moment was the head-to-head contest between two African-born players in a game that would have baffled their ancestors, writes Richard Hinds.

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Eagles confirm the worst as knee scans rule Nic Naitanui out for the season

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West Coast Eagles ruckman Nic Naitanui is facing another year out of the game as tests confirm he needs another knee reconstruction — this time on the opposite knee from the one which took him out of the 2017 season.

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Bathurst champ Perkins swaps racetrack for outback and returns with buried treasure

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Retired racing car driver Larry Perkins says discovering an explorer's 100-year-old cache of equipment was "a different page of excitement" to winning Bathurst.

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Smith and Warner won't be playing in this year's BBL

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Despite some players calling for their bans to be lifted, Steve Smith and David Warner will not be appearing in the BBL, the league's boss says.

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Croweaters trounce fierce rivals to cap strong era for SA football

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With the AFL putting an end to state representation at a senior level, a group of South Australian teenagers has kept the fires burning with dual national success at the expense of longtime rivals from Victoria.

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No room for Harry Kane in our World Cup team of the tournament

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In a World Cup where results have been unpredictable and consistency has been up and down, the task of picking the best XI is even trickier than usual. Here's our team of the tournament.