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Sun set to shine in Gwangju despite CAS cloud

16 Jul 2019

SYDNEY The Sword of Damocles might be dangling over the career of Sun Yang but the triple Olympic champion's bid for a fourth successive 400 metres freestyle crown will still be one of the highlights of the swimming world championships in Gwangju.

Swimming-Sun set to shine in Gwangju despite CAS cloud

16 Jul 2019

SYDNEY, July 16 The Sword of Damocles might be dangling over the career of Sun Yang but the triple Olympic champion's bid for a fourth successive 400 metres freestyle crown will still be one of the highlights of the swimming world championships in Gwangju.

PREVIEW-Rugby-Jaguares test jet-lagged Brumbies with final spot on the line

27 Jun 2019

SYDNEY, June 27 Super Rugby takes a step into new territory when the Jaguares host the first semi-final played on South American soil on Friday but the 2019 champions still look more likely to emerge from an old school dust up on the well-worn sod of New Zealand.

Rugby-Sorry Waratahs limp to the end of another forgettable season

15 Jun 2019

SYDNEY, June 15 The New South Wales Waratahs are not the first rugby team to come away from Invercargill chastened but the crushing 49-12 loss to the Otago Highlanders that ended their 2019 Super Rugby season must raise some serious questions.

Rugby-Jaguares road warriors head home with title in sight

02 Jun 2019

SYDNEY, June 2 The Jaguares will start their 12,300 kilometre journey home to Argentina in good spirits on Sunday after laying down a marker on a four-match Australasian tour that will set alarm bells ringing around Super Rugby, and perhaps beyond.

Participation not enough for Afghanistan poster boy Rashid

24 May 2019

Leg spinner Rashid Khan is already on his way to becoming Afghanistan's first sporting superstar and the 20-year-old is determined his first World Cup will be remembered for his country achieving something rather than just taking part.

Folau sacked by Rugby Australia over social media post

17 May 2019

SYDNEY Five weeks after they first committed to sacking Israel Folau, Rugby Australia finally terminated the Wallabies fullback's contract on Friday on the recommendation of a disciplinary panel that decided he had breached their rules on inclusion. | Video

Australia's high flying Folau grounded by faith

17 May 2019

SYDNEY For very different reasons, Israel Folau's arrival in Australian rugby union six years ago was as explosive as his departure and, in sporting terms at least, the free-scoring fullback will be sorely missed.

Captain Kerr looks to get the Matildas waltzing at World Cup

15 May 2019

SYDNEY There is a good case for ranking Sam Kerr as Australia's best footballer, female or male, at the moment and the country's hopes of a first World Cup triumph in France in July rest in no small part upon the prolific striker's shoulders.

Bach boxing comments undervalue International Federations - AIBA chief

06 May 2019

SYDNEY The executive director of AIBA, the governing body of amateur boxing, has hit out at Olympic chief Thomas Bach for suggesting putting together an alternative organisation to run the sport at next year's Tokyo Games would "not be rocket science".

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