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SYDNEY - Wallabies backrower Sam Carter will be sidelined for up to three months after injuring his knee while playing Super rugby for the ACT Brumbies.

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SINGAPORE - While the tourists bask on Bali's famed beaches, Indonesian long jumper Maria Natalia Londa ploughs through her training sessions on the white sand hoping the hard work will take her to another picturesque seaside spot.

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