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England will be on front foot in Australia, says Burrell

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England will test Australia with a high-intensity game plan and are ready for a tough physical battle during their three-test overseas tour next month, centre Luther Burrell said.

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Cash tells Kyrgios to ditch Twitter, train harder 9:51am BST

MELBOURNE Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash has urged Nick Kyrgios to cut out distractions such as social media and practise harder to fulfil his potential, but the Australian firebrand responded by telling Cash to mind his own business -- via Twitter.

Australia women sevens team challenging perceptions - coach 8:04am BST

MELBOURNE The Wallabies' two World Cup wins have long stood as Australia's proudest achievements in rugby, but the nation's dominant women's sevens team hope to set a new benchmark by winning gold at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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England's Saracens will not lack hunger in Australia - Itoje 30 May 2016

The Saracens players in the England squad for the three-test series in Australia next month will not lack the mental appetite to compete after their double-winning campaign, lock Maro Itoje said.

Burrell replaces Tuilagi in England squad for Australia 30 May 2016

Northampton centre Luther Burrell has been called into England's squad for the three-test series in Australia next month after Manu Tuilagi withdrew with a hamstring injury last week.

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Rusty Australia ring changes for Greece games 30 May 2016

MELBOURNE Australia coach Ange Postecoglou will ring the changes for the Socceroos' friendlies against Greece following their 2-1 defeat to England on Friday as he tries new combinations for the next round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

Don't call me Warney, says Australia prospect Zampa 30 May 2016

MELBOURNE Australia's search for a successor to Shane Warne is yet to bear fruit nearly a decade after he retired, so Adam Zampa is naturally wary about comparisons with the leg-spinning great.

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Golf-Hend hits front as Willett's Wentworth bid unravels 28 May 2016

VIRGINIA WATER, England A last-gasp eagle gave Scott Hend the outright lead in the BMW PGA Championship on Saturday, the Australian taking advantage as Danny Willett's challenge unravelled in spectacular style.

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Ricciardo takes first F1 pole in Monaco 28 May 2016

MONACO Australian Daniel Ricciardo seized the first pole position of his Formula One career at the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday with world championship leader Nico Rosberg joining him on the front row for Mercedes.

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Australia police use pepper spray as nationalists clash with anti-racism protesters 28 May 2016

Australian police used pepper spray to break up clashes between rightwing nationalists and anti-racism protesters on the streets of Melbourne on Saturday as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said eliminating racism was still a "work in progress".

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Iraqi army pause at southern edge of Falluja as IS fights back

CAMP TARIQ, Iraq Islamic State militants fought back vigorously overnight and parried an onslaught by the Iraqi army on a southern district of the city of Falluja, the group's bastion near Baghdad, officers said on Tuesday. | Video